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Jonathan Payne

Jonathan  Payne
Title:Associate Professor
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences
Other Affiliations:Earth Systems, Biology
Office Location:Braun Hall (GeoCorner)  230
Research Group:Paleobiology Group
Phone:650-721-6723
Fax:650-725-0979
E-mail:jlpayne@stanford.edu

Research

My research group studies the relationship between environmental change and biological evolution in the fossil record. The primary focus of my research group is on understanding the causes of mass extinctions and the processes that control subsequent recovery of biodiversity and global ecosystems. We are working to constrain the causes of the end-Permian and end-Triassic mass extinctions using high-resolution sedimentary, geochemical, and paleontological records developed from carbonate platform sediments in China, Italy, Turkey, and Japan. We are also using global data on fossil occurrence patterns and body sizes to study longer-term connections between environmental change and biological evolution, with a focus on extinction selectivity and body size evolution.

Teaching

I teach courses for undergraduates in historical geology and invertebrate paleobiology and courses for graduate students in carbonate sedimentology, geobiology, and paleobiology.

Education

  • 2005 | Ph.D. Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
  • 2002 | A.M. Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
  • 1997 | B.A. Geosciences, Williams College

Professional Experience

  • 2012 - present | Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2012 - present | Associate Professor of Biology (by courtesy), Stanford University
  • 2009 - present | Affiliated Faculty Member, Woods Institute for the Environment
  • 2010 - 2012 | Assistant Professor of Biology (by courtesy), Stanford University
  • 2005 - 2012 | Assistant Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2005 | Post-doctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2002 – 2005 | Research Assistant, Harvard University
  • 2000 – 2002 | Teaching Assistant, Harvard University
  • 1997 – 1999 | Science and Mathematics Teacher, The American School in Switzerland (TASIS)

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 | VPUE Faculty Scholar
  • 2012 - 2017 | NSF CAREER Award
  • 2007 - 2009 | Frederick E. Terman Fellowship
  • 2007 | Honorable mention for best paper in Palaios for 2006
  • 1999 - 2002 | NDSEG Graduate Fellowship

University Service

  • 2013 - Present | Member, SES Teaching Task Force
  • 2012 - Present | Chair, GES Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • 2012 - Present | Undergraduate Program Director, GES
  • 2011 - Present | Co-chair, Geobiology Search Committee
  • 2009 - Present | Member, Earth Sciences Council
  • 2008 - Present | Member, SES Educational Outreach Committee
  • 2007 - Present | GES TA Training Coordinator
  • 2007 - Present | Member, University Human Skeletal Remains Oversight Committee
  • 2006 – Present | Member, Earth Systems Committee of the Whole
  • 2006 - 2012 | Member, GES Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • 2013 | Research mentor for 7 undergraduate students
  • 2013 | Research mentor for 20 high school students
  • 2013 | Research mentor for 2 high school teachers, Stanford Research Experience for Teachers Program
  • 2013 | Lecture for Camp for Talented Youth Geology Class (Middle School Students)
  • 2013 | Major advisor (GES) - 2 students
  • 2013 | Pre-major advisor - 4 students
  • 2013 | Lecture for SES Summer Program in Paleoclimate for K-12 teachers
  • 2012 | Outside chair for PhD Exam - 5 exams (Biology x2, CEE, Chemistry, Physics)
  • 2012 | Research mentor for 5 undergraduate students (4 presented posters at AGU December meeting)
  • 2012 | Research mentor for 10 high school students (7 presented posters at AGU December meeting)
  • 2012 | Research mentor for 2 high school teachers, Stanford Research Experience for Teachers Program
  • 2012 | Major advisor (GES) - 2 students
  • 2012 | Lecture for SES VPUE and SURGE Summer Undergraduate Research Students
  • 2012 | Lecture for Camp for Talented Youth Geology Class (Middle School Students)
  • 2011 | Research mentor for 3 undergraduate students (2 funded by VPUE, 1 funded by SURGE)
  • 2011 | Research mentor for 5 high school students (all 5 presented posters at AGU December meeting in San Francisco)
  • 2011 | Research mentor for 1 high school science teacher, Stanford Research Experience for Teachers Program
  • 2011 | Lecture for SES VPUE Summer Undergraduate Research Students
  • 2011 | Lecture for Camp for Talented Youth Geology Class (Middle School Students)
  • 2011 | Outside chair for PhD Exam - 1 exam (EESS)
  • 2010 | Research mentor for 1 high school science teacher, Stanford Research Experience for Teachers Program
  • 2010 | Research mentor for 12 high school students (10 presented posters at AGU December meeting in San Francisco)
  • 2010 | Lecture for SES VPUE Summer Undergraduate Research Students
  • 2010 | Lecture for SES Summer High School Interns
  • 2010 | Lecture for Camp for Talented Youth Geology Class (Middle School Students)
  • 2007 - 2010 | GES Long Range Planning Committee
  • 2009 | Outside chair for PhD Exam - 2 exams (Biology)
  • 2009 | Research mentor for 2 high school students (both presented posters at AGU December meeting in San Francisco)
  • 2009 | Lecture for SES Summer High School Interns
  • 2009 | Lecture for SES VPUE Summer Undergraduate Research Students
  • 2008 - 2009 | SES Librarian Search Committee
  • 2007 - 2009 | GES Dept Seminar Coordinator
  • 2008 | Research mentor for 1 high school student
  • 2008 | Lecture for SES VPUE Summer Undergraduate Research Students
  • 2006 - 2008 | Judge - SES Annual Research Review
  • 2007 | Research mentor for 1 high school student
  • 2007 | Lecture for SES Summer High School Interns
  • 2007 | Outside chair for PhD Exam - 4 exams (Biological Sciences)
  • 2006 | Lecture for SES Summer High School Interns
  • 2006 | Lecture for SES VPUE Summer Undergraduate Research Students

Professional Activities

  • 2012 - present | Co-organizer - Paleontological Society short course at GSA Annual Meeting - 'Ecosystem Paleobiology and Geobiology'
  • 2013 - present | Co-chair - Theme Team for Goldschmidt 2014 - 'Evolution of the Earth's Environment'
  • 2012 - present | Member - Theme Team for Goldschmidt 2013 - 'Evolution of the Earth's Environment'
  • 2011 - present | Associate Editor - American Journal of Science
  • 2007 - Present | Associate Editor - Newsletter on Stratigraphy
  • 2006 - Present | Associate Editor - Palaeontologia Electronica
  • 2005 - Present | Proposal Reviewer - NSF (Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology; Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry; Antaractic Earth Sciences) , NASA Astrobiology, Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, Swiss National Science Foundation, Austrian Science Fund, National Geographic Society, Lewis and Clark Foundation, Paleontological Society (Student Grants), US Civilian Research and Development Foundation
  • 2004 - Present | Manuscript Reviewer - Science, PNAS, Geology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geobiology, Paleobiology, Environmental Science, American Journal of Science, Journal of Paleontology, Global and Planetary Change, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Palaeoworld, New Mexico Museum of Natural History Bulletin, Palaios, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, Sedimentology, Lithos, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Gondwana Research, Nature Geoscience
  • 2013 | Invited Speaker - UC Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Science Department Seminar
  • 2013 | Invited Speaker - Stanford University, EESS Department Seminar
  • 2013 | Invited Speaker - UC Davis, Bodega Marine Lab Seminar
  • 2013 | Invited Speaker - Syracuse University, Geosciences Department Seminar
  • 2013 | Invited Speaker - University of Zurich, Paleontology Seminar Series
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker - Saudi Aramco, EXPEC ARC Research Group
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker - Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Ecology Seminar
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker - Agouron Institute Meeting: The Comings and Goings of Animal Life on Earth
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker - University of California Museum of Paleontology, Fossil Coffee Seminar
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker - Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station Seminar
  • 2011 | Convener - Topical session on Carbon Isotopes and the Geological Carbon Cycle at the European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting
  • 2011 | Invited Speaker - Princeton University, Geosciences Department Seminar
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker - Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker - University of California at Santa Cruz, Whole Earth Seminar
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker - University of Frankfurt
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker - University of California at Berkeley
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker - University of New Mexico
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker - University of California at Santa Barbara
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker - California Academy of Sciences
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker - San Jose State University
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker - Stanford GES & Geophysics Joint Dept Seminar
  • 2009 | Convener - Topical session on Geochemistry of Extinction and Radiation Events at Goldschmidt Conference
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker - UC Santa Cruz
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker - NASA Ames Research Center
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker - Harvard University
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker - Chevron-Texaco, San Ramon, CA
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker - Stanford School of Earth Sciences Faculty Forum
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker - MIT
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker - Williams College
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker - University of California at Davis
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker - University of California at Berkeley
  • 2007 | Convener -Topical Session on Extinction Selectivity at GSA Annual Meeting
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker - Guizhou Geological Survey, Guiyang, China
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker - California Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker - Northwestern University
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker - University of Chicago
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker - Chevron-Texaco, San Ramon, CA
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker - San Jose State University
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker - University of Michigan
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker - University of Connecticut
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker - Stanford University
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker - Pennsylvania State University
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker - Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker - Peninsula Geological Society, Stanford, CA
  • 2004 | Invited Speaker - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Hermosillo
  • 2004 | Invited Speaker - University of Kyushu, Japan
  • 2003 | Invited Speaker - University of Kansas
  • 2002 | Invited Speaker - Guizhou Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, China

Courses Taught

  • 2012 (Spring) | GES 192 UGrad Research in GES [Enrolled 2]
  • 2012 (Spring) | GES 254 Carbonate Sedimentology [Enrolled 5]
  • 2012 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2012 (Spring) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 4/EARTHSYS 4 Intro to Historical Geology [Enrolled 13]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 292 Directed Reading with Faculty [Enrolled 1]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 325/BIO 325 Evolution of Body Size [Enrolled 11]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 3]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GES 208/EESS 208 Topics in Geobiology (w/ Francis) [Enrolled 10]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2011 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2011 (Summer) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2011 (Spring) | GES 328 Seminar in Paleobiology [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2011 (Spring) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2011 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2011 (Winter) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2010 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2010 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GES 4 Intro to Historical Geology [Enrolled 9]
  • 2010 (Spring) | GES 328 Seminar in Paleobiology [Enrolled 4]
  • 2010 (Spring) | GES 254 Carbonate Sedimentology [Enrolled 5]
  • 2010 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GES 256 Quantitative Paleobiology [Enrolled 5]
  • 2010 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 123 Invertebrate Paleobiology [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 290 Departmental Seminar in GES (w/ Hilley) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 4 Earth History-Dinosaur Extinct [Enrolled 13]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 328 Seminar in Paleobiology [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 290 Departmental Seminar in GES (w/ Hilley) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Winter) | 290 Departmental Seminar in GES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Winter) | 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GES 192 Ugrad Research in G&ES [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 290 Departmental Seminar in GES (w/ Hilley) [Enrolled 5]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 192 Ugrad Research in G&ES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 200 Prof Deve Geoscience Education [Enrolled 3]
  •  2008 (Spring) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 254 Carbonate Sedimentology [Enrolled 7]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 328 Seminar in Paleobiology [Enrolled 6]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 292 Directed Reading with Faculty [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 290 Departmental Seminar in GES (w/ Hilley) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 20 Departmental Seminar in GES [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008 (Summer) | 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 200 Prof Development in Geoscience Education [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 328 Seminar in PaleoBiology [Enrolled 6]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 254 Carbonate Sedimentology [Enrolled 7]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 290 Departmental Seminar in GES [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 292 Directed Reading [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 277 Flood Basalts-Mass Extinctions [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 200 Prof Development in Geoscience Education [Enrolled 13]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 192 Ugrad Research in G&ES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 328 Seminar in PaleoBiology [Enrolled 10]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 123 Invertebrate Paleobiology [Enrolled 7]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 214 Topics in Paleobiology [Enrolled 5]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 290 Departmental Seminar in GES (w/ Hilley) [Enrolled 5]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 200 Prof Development in Geoscience Education [Enrolled 3]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 290 Departmental Seminar in GES [Enrolled 5]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 214 Topics in Paleobiology [Enrolled 5]
  • 2006 (Spring) | 198 Special Problems in GES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GES 325/ BIOSCI 325 Evolution Of Body Size [Enrolled 14]
  • 2006 (Spring) | 214 Topics in Paleobiology [Enrolled 6]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 192 UGRAD RESEARCH IN G&ES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 299 Field Research [Enrolled 1]

Publications

  • lab members are underlined, * peer reviewed publication, + co-authored with student or post-doctoral advisee
  • submitted*+ | Jost AB, Mundil R, He B, Brown ST, Altiner D, Sun Y, DePaolo DJ, and Payne JL. Constraining the cause of the end-Guadalupian extinction with coupled records of carbon and calcium isotopes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • submitted*+ | Schaal EK, Clapham ME, Rego BL, Wang SC, and Payne JL. Comparative size evolution of marine clades from the Late Permian through Middle Triassic. Paleobiology.
  • submitted*+ | Bachan A and Payne JL. Modeling Mesozoic d13C excursions: a link between d13C and volcanism. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • submitted*+ | Kelley BM, Yu M, Lehrmann DJ, Jost AB, Meyer KM, and Payne JL. The Early and Middle Triassic platform margin and reef architecture of the Great Bank of Guizhou – evidence from satellite image analysis, field-based investigation, and carbon isotope stratigraphy. Journal of Sedimentary Research.
  • submitted* | Finnegan S, Wang SC, Alroy J, Boyer AG, Clapham ME, Finkel ZV, Kosnik MA, Kowalewski M, Krause RA, Lyons SK, McClain CR, McShea DW, Novack-Gottshall PM, Lockwood R, Payne JL, Smith FA, Spaeth PA, and Stempien JA.  No consistent relationship between body size and extinction risk in the marine fossil record.  Nature Geoscience.
  • submitted* | Altiner D and Payne JL. Origination and early evolution of Involutinida in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction: evidence for adaptation to a new mode of life in Early Triassic seas. Journal of Paleontology.
  • in press*+ | Minzoni M, Lehrmann DJ, Payne JL, Enos P, Wei J, Kelley BM, Schaal EK, Meyer KM, Montgomery P, Goers A, and Wood T. Triassic tank: platform margin and slope architecture in space and time, Nanpanjiang Basin, south China. SEPM Special Publications.
  • 2013*+ | Caval-Holme F, Payne JL, and Skotheim JM. Physiological limits on parent-offspring size scaling in protists. Evolution 67:3537-3544. doi:10.1111/evo.12210
  • 2013* | Shen S-z, Cao C-q, Zhang H, Bowring SA, Henderson CM, Payne JL, Davydov VI, Yuan D-x, Zhang Y-c, and Wang W. High-resolution d13Ccarb chemostratigraphy from latest Guadalupian through earliest Triassic in south China and Iran. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 375:156-165.  doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.05.020
  • 2013*+ | van de Schootbrugge, Bachan A, Suan G, Richoz S, and Payne JL. Microbes, mud and methane: cause and consequence of recurrent Early Jurassic anoxia following the end-Triassic mass extinction. Palaeontology 56:685-709. doi:10.1111/pala.12034
  • 2013*+ | Payne JL, Jost AB, Wang SC, and Skotheim JM. A shift in the long-term mode of foraminiferan size evolution caused by the end-Permian mass extinction. Evolution 67:816-827. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01807.x
  • 2013*+ | Meyer KM, Yu M, Lehrmann DJ, van de Schootbrugge B, and Payne JL. Constraints on Early Triassic carbon cycle dynamics from paired organic and inorganic carbon isotope records. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 361:429-435.  PDF
  • 2012 | Payne JL, Smith FA, Kowalewski M, Krause RA, Boyer AG, McClain CR, Finnegan S, Novack-Gottshall PM, and Sheble L. A lack of attribution: closing the citation gap through a reform of citation and indexing practices. Taxon 61:1349-1351.  PDF
  • 2012*+ | Harnik P, Simpson C, and Payne JL. Long-term differences in extinction risk among the seven forms of rarity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279:4969-4976.  PDF
  • 2012*+ | Bachan A, van de Schootbrugge B, Fiebig J, McRoberts C, Ciarapica G, and Payne JL. Carbon cycle dynamics following the end-Triassic mass extinction: constraints from paired δ13Ccarb and δ13Corg records.  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. doi:10.1029/2012GC004150.  PDF
  • 2012*+ | Rego BL, Wang SC, Altiner D, and Payne JL. Within- and among-genus components of foraminiferan size evolution during mass extinction, recovery, and background intervals. Paleobiology 38: 627-643.  PDF
  • 2012*+ | Lehrmann DJ, Minzoni M, Li X, Yu M, Payne JL, Kelley BM, Schaal EK, and Enos P. Lower Triassic oolites of the Nanpanjiang Basin, south China.  AAPG Bulletin 96: 1389-1414PDF
  • 2012*+ | Hinojosa JL, Brown ST, DePaolo DJ, Paytan A, Shen S, Chen J, and Payne JL. Evidence for end-Permian ocean acidification from calcium isotopes in biogenic apatite. Geology 40: 743-746. doi:10.1130/G33048.1  PDF
  • 2012* | Zhang Y and Payne JL. Size-frequency distributions along a latitudinal gradient in Middle Permian fusulinoideans. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38603. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038603PDF
  • 2012*+ | Payne JL, Groves JR, Jost AB, Nguyen T, Myhre S, Hill TM, and Skotheim JM. Late Paleozoic fusulinoidean gigantism driven by atmospheric hyperoxia. Evolution 66: 2929-2939doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01626.x  https://pangea.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/Payne et al 2012 Evolution fusulinoideans.pdf">PDF
  • 2012*+ | Li X, Yu M, Lehrmann DJ, Payne JL, Kelley BM, and Minzoni M. 2012. Factors controlling carbonate platform asymmetry: Preliminary results from the Great Bank of Guizhou, an isolated Permian–Triassic Platform in the Nanpanjiang Basin, south China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 315: 158-171.  PDF
  • 2012* | Payne JL and Clapham ME. 2012. End-Permian mass extinction in the oceans: an ancient analog for the twenty-first century? Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 40: 89-111.  PDF
  • 2011* | Clapham ME and Payne JL. 2011. Acidification, anoxia, and extinction a multiple regression analysis of extinction selectivity through the Middle and Late Permian. Geology 39: 1059-1062PDF
  • 2011* | Payne JL, Truebe S, Nützel A, and Chang ET. 2011. Local and global abundance associated with extinction risk in late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic gastropods. Paleobiology 37: 616-632PDF
  • 2011*+ | Payne JL, Summers M, Rego BL, Altiner D, Yu Y, Wei J, and Lehrmann DJ. 2011. Early and Middle Triassic trends in diversity, evenness, and size of foraminifers on a carbonate platform in south China: Implications for tempo and mode of biotic recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction. Paleobiology 37: 409-425.   PDF
  • 2011*+ | Finnegan S, McClain CR, Kosnik MA, and Payne JL. 2011. Escargots through time: an energetic comparison of marine gastropod assemblages before and after the Mesozoic Marine Revolution. Paleobiology 37:252-269.   PDF
  • 2011 | Kowalewski M, Payne JL, Smith FA, Wang SC, McShea DW, Xiao S, Novack-Gottshall PM, McClain CR, Krause RA, Boyer AG, Finnegan S, Lyons SK, Stempien JA, Alroy J, and Spaeth P. 2011. The Geozoic Supereon. Palaios 26: 251-255.   PDF
  • 2011*+ | Meyer KM, Yu M, Jost AB, Kelley BM, and Payne JL. 2011. δ13C evidence that high primary productivity delayed recovery from end-Permian mass extinction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 302: 278-284PDF  Editor's choice in Science
  • 2011* | Payne JL, McClain CR, Boyer AG, Brown JH, Finnegan S, Kowalewski M, Krause RA, Lyons SK, McShea DW, Novack-Gottshall PM, Smith FA, Stempien JA, and Wang SC. 2011. The evolutionary consequences of oxygenic photosynthesis: a body-size perspective. Photosynthesis Research 107: 37-57. doi: 10.1007/s11120-010-9593-1 PDF
  • 2010* | Payne JL, Turchyn AV, Paytan A, DePaolo DP, Lehrmann DJ, Yu Y, and Wei J. 2010. Calcium isotope constraints on the end-Permian mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 107: 8543-8548. PDF
  • 2009* | Pruss SB and Payne JL. 2009. Early Triassic microbial spheroids in the Virgin Limestone Member of the Moenkopi Formation, Nevada, USA. Palaios 24: 131-136. PDF
  • 2009*+ | Payne JL, Boyer AG, Brown JH, Finnegan S, Kowalewski M, Krause RA, Lyons SK, McClain CR, McShea DW, Novack-Gottshall PM, Smith FA, Stempien JA, and Wang SC. 2009. Two-phase increase in the maximum size of life on Earth over 3.5 billion years reflects biological innovation and environmental opportunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: 24-27. PDF  Highlighted by Faculty of 1000
  • 2008*+ | Finnegan SPayne JL, and Wang SC. 2008. The Red Queen revisited: reevaluating the age-selectivity of Phanerozoic marine genus extinctions. Paleobiology 34: 318-341. PDF
  • 2008* | van de Schootbrugge B, Payne JL, Tomasovych A, Pross J, Fiebig J, Benbrahim M, Follmi KB, and Quan TM. 2008. Carbon cycle perturbation and stabilisation in the wake of the Triassic-Jurassic boundary mass-extinction event.Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 9: 10.1029/2007GC001914. PDF
  • 2007* | Lehrmann DJ, Payne JL, Pei D, Enos P, Ellwood B, Orchard MJ, Zhang J, and Wei J. 2007. Record of the end-Permian extinction and Triassic biotic recovery in the Chongzuo-Pingguo Platform, southern Nanpanjiang Basin, Guangxi, south China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 252: 200-217. PDF
  • 2007* | Groves JR, Rettori R, Payne JL, Boyce MD, and Altiner D. 2007. End-Permian mass extinction of Lagenide foraminifers in the southern Alps (northern Italy). Journal of Paleontology 81: 415-434. PDF
  • 2007 | Payne JL and van de Schootbrugge B. 2007. Life in Triassic Oceans: Links between planktonic and benthic recovery and radiation. In Evolution of Primary Producers in the Sea P. Falkowski and A.H. Knoll eds. Academic Press. Amsterdam. pp. 165-189. PDF
  • 2007* | Pruss SB, Payne JL, and Bottjer DJ. 2007. Placunopsis bioherms: The first metazoan buildups following the end-Permian mass extinction. Palaios 22: 17-23. PDF
  • 2007* | Knoll AH, Bambach RK, Payne JL, Pruss S, and Fischer W. 2007. Paleophysiology and end-Permian mass extinction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 256: 295-313. PDF
  • 2007* | Payne JL and Kump LR. 2007. Evidence for recurrent Early Triassic massive volcanism from quantitative interpretation of carbon isotope fluctuations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 256: 264-277. PDF
  • 2007* | Payne JL, Lehrmann DJ, Follett D, Seibel M, Kump LR, Riccardi A, Altiner D, Sano H, and Wei J. 2007. Erosional truncation of uppermost Permian shallow-marine carbonates and implications for Permian-Triassic boundary events. Geological Society of America Bulletin 119: 771-784. PDF
  • 2007* | Payne JL and Finnegan S. 2007. The effect of geographic range on extinction risk during background and mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104: 10506-10511. PDF
  • 2006* | Payne JL, Lehrmann DJ, Wei J, and Knoll AH. 2006. The pattern and timing of biotic recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction on the Great Bank of Guizhou, Guizhou Province, south China. Palaios 21: 63-85. PDF
  • 2006* | Payne JL, Lehrmann DJ, Christensen S, Wei J, and Knoll AH. 2006. Environmental and biotic controls on the initiation and growth of a Middle Triassic (Anisian) reef complex on the margin of the Great Bank of Guizhou, Guizhou Province, China. Palaios 21: 325-343. PDF
  • 2006* | Payne JL and Finnegan S. 2006. Controls on marine animal biomass through geological time. Geobiology 4: 1-10. PDF
  • 2006* | Lehrmann DJ, Ramezani J, Bowring SA, Martin MW, Montgomery P, Enos P, Payne JL, Orchard M, Wang H-M, and Wei J. 2006. Timing of biotic recovery from the end-Permian extinction: geochronologic and biostratigraphic constraints from south China. Geology 34: 1053-1056. PDF
  • 2005 | Lehrmann DJ, Payne JL, Enos P, Montgomery P, Wei J, Yu Y, and Orchard MJ. 2005. Field Excursion 2: Permian-Triassic boundary and a Lower-Middle Triassic boundary sequence on the Great Bank of Guizhou, Nanpanjiang basin, southern Guizhou Province. Albertiana 33: 167-184. PDF
  • 2005 | Lehrmann DJ, Enos P, Payne JL, Montgomery P, Wei J, Yu Y, and Orchard MJ. 2005. Permian and Triassic depositional history of the Yangtze platform and Great Bank of Guizhou in the Nanpanjiang basin of Guizhou and Guangxi, South China. Albertiana 33: 147-166. PDF
  • 2005* | Payne JL. 2005. Evolutionary dynamics of gastropod size across the end-Permian extinction and through the Triassic recovery interval. Paleobiology 31: 269-290. PDF
  • 2004* | Payne JL, Johnson ME, and Ledesma-Vazquez J. 2004. Lower Cretaceous Alisitos Formation at Punta San Isidro: Coastal sedimentation and volcanism. Ciencias Marinas 30: 365-380. PDF
  • 2004* | Payne JL, Lehrmann DJ, Wei J, Orchard MJ, Schrag DP, and Knoll AH. 2004. Large perturbations of the carbon cycle during recovery from the end-Permian extinction. Science 305: 506-509. PDF  Highlighted by Faculty of 1000
  • 2003* | Payne JL. 2003. Applicability and resolving power of statistical tests for instantaneous extinction events in the fossil record. Paleobiology 29: 37-51. PDF
  • 2003* | Lehrmann DJ, Payne JL, Felix SV, Dillett PM, Wang H, Yu Y, Wei J. 2003. Permian-Triassic boundary sections from shallow-marine carbonate platforms of the Nanpanjiang Basin, South China. Palaios 18: 138-152. PDF

Advisee Degrees

  • 2012 | Aviv Bachan (Ph.D.) - currently post-doctoral fellow, Penn State
  • 2011 | Jessica Hinojosa (M.S.) - currently Ph.D. candidate, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 2010 | Brianna Rego (M.S.) - currently Historian of Biomedicine, Life Sciences Foundation, San Francisco
  • Paul Harnik (post-doc 2009-2011) - currently Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Seth Finnegan (post-doc 2006-2009) - currently Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley

Advisee Publications

  • 2011* | Meyer KM, Macalady JL, Fulton JM, Kump LR, Schaperdoth I, and Freeman KH. 2011. Carotenoid biomarkers as an imperfect reflection of the anoxygenic phototrophic community in meromictic Fayetteville Green Lake. Geobiology 9: 321-329.  PDF
  • 2011* | Harnik PG. 2011. Direct and indirect effects of biological factors on extinction risk in fossil bivalves. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 108: 13594-13599.  PDF
  • 2011* | Harnik PG and Lockwood R. Extinction in the marine Bivalvia. In J. Carter and R.D.K. Thomas, eds. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology: Bivalvia and Rostroconchia (revised). University of Kansas Press, Lawrence.
  • 2010 * | Kowalewski M and Finnegan S. 2010. Theoretical diversity of the marine biosphere. Paleobiology 36: 1-15.

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