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Jost AB, Bachan A, van de Schootbrugge B, Brown ST, DePaolo DJ, and Payne JL. 2017. Additive effects of acidification and mineralogy on calcium isotopes in Triassic/Jurassic boundary limestones. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 18:113-124. DOI:10.1002/2016GC006724

Kelley BM, Lehrmann DJ, Yu M, Minzoni M, Enos P, Li X, Lau KV, and Payne JL. 2017. The Late Permian to Late Triassic Great Bank of Guizhou: An isolated carbonate platform in the Nanpanjiang Basin of Guizhou Province, China. AAPG Bulletin 101:553-562. DOI:10.1306/011817DIG17034

Lau KV, Macdonald FA, Maher K, and Payne JL. 2017. Uranium isotope evidence for temporary ocean oxygenation in the aftermath of the Sturtian Snowball Earth. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 458:282-292. DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.043


Bachan A and Payne JL. 2016. Modeling d13C excursions: a link between d13C and volcanism. Geological Magazine 153:252-270. doi:10.1017/S0016756815000126

Keating-Bitonti CR and Payne JL. 2016. Physicochemical controls on biogeographic variation of benthic foraminiferal test size and shape. Paleobiology. DOI:10.1017/pab.2016.7

Lau KV, Maher K, Altiner D, Kelley BM, Kump LR, Lehrmann DJ, Silva-Tamayo JC, Yu M, and Payne JL. 2016. Marine anoxia and delayed Earth system recovery after end-Permian extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113:2360-2365. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1515080113

Meyer KM, Ridgwell A, and Payne JL. 2016. The influence of the biological pump on ocean chemistry: implications for long-term trends in marine redox chemistry, the global carbon cycle, and the evolution of marine animal ecosystems. Geobiology 14:207-219. DOI:10.1111/gbi.12176

Payne JL, Bush AM, Chang ET, Heim NA, Knope ML, and Pruss SB. 2016. Extinction intensity, selectivity, and their combined macroevolutionary influence in the fossil record. Biology Letters 12:20160202. DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2016.0202

Payne JL, Bush AM, Heim NA, Knope ML, McCauley DJ. 2016. Distinctive ecological selectivity of the emerging mass extinction in the oceans. Science 353:1284-1286. DOI:10.1126/science.aaf2416

Schaal EK, Clapham ME, Rego BL, Wang SC, and Payne JL. 2016. Comparative size evolution of marine clades from the Late Permian through Middle Triassic. Paleobiology 42:127-142. doi:10.1017/pab.2015.36

Smith FA, Payne JL, Heim NA, Balk M, Finnegan S, Kowalewski M, Lyons SK, McShea DW, Novack-Gottshall PM, Anich PAS, and Wang SC. 2016. Body size evolution across the Geozoic. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 44:523-553. DOI:10.1146/annurev-earth-060115-012147


Heim NA, Knope ML, Schaal EK, Wang SC, and Payne JL. 2015. Cope’s rule in the evolution of marine animals. Science 347:867-870. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF].

Klug C, de Baets K, Kröger B, Bell MA, Korn D, and Payne JL. 2015. Normal giants? Temporal and latitudinal shifts of Paleozoic marine invertebrate gigantism and global change. Lethaia. doi:10.1111/let.12104

Knope ML, Heim NA, Frishkoff LO and Payne JL. 2015. Limited role of functional differentiation in early diversification of animals. Nature Communications 6:6455. [Open-Access URL]

Lehrmann DJ, Bentz JM, Wood T, Goers A, Dhillon R, Akin S, Li X, Payne JL, Kelley BM, Meyer KM, Schaal EK, Suarez MB, Yu M, Qin Y, Li R, Minzoni M, and Henderson CM. 2015. Environmental controls on the genesis of marine microbialites and dissolution surface associated with the end-Permian mass extinction: new sections and observations from the Nanpanjiang Basin, south China. Palaios 30: 529-552. doi:10.2110/palo.2014.088

Lehrmann DJ, Stepchinski L, Altiner D, Orchard MJ, Montgomery P, Enos P, Ellwood BB, Bowring SA, Ramezani J, Wang H, Wei J, Yu M, Griffiths JD, Minzoni M, Schaal EK, Li X, Meyer K, and Payne JL. 2015. An integrated biostratigraphy (condonts and foraminifers) and chronostratigraphy (paleomagnetic reversals, magnetic susceptibility, elemental chemistry, carbon isotopes, and geochronology) for the Permian-Triassic strata of Guandao section, Nanpanjiang Basin, south China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 108:117-135. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.04.030

Minzoni M, Lehrmann DJ, DeZoeten E, Enos P, Montgomery P, Berry A, Qin Y, Yu M, Ellwood BB, and Payne JL. 2015. Drowning of the Triassic Yangtze Platform, south China, by tectonic subsidence into toxic deep waters of an anoxic basin. Journal of Sedimentary Research 85: 419-444. doi:10.2110/jsr.2015.32.

Pruss SB, Payne JL, and Westacott S. Taphonomic bias of selective silicification revealed by paired petrographic and insoluble residue analysis. Palaios 30: 620-626.

Schaal EK, Meyer KM, Lau KV, Silva-Tamayo JC, and Payne JL. 2015. Oceanic anoxia during the Permian-Triassic transition and links to volcanism. Pp. 275-290 in Volcanism and Global Environmental Change, eds. Schmidt A, Fristad KE, and Elkins-Tanton LT, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press.

Zhang Z, Augustin M, and Payne JL. 2015. Phanerozoic trends in brachiopod body-size from synoptic data. Paleobiology 41: 491-501. doi:10.1017/pab.2015.12


Bachan A, van de Schootbrugge B, and Payne JL. The end-Triassic negative d13C excursion: a lithologic test. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. doi:10.1016/.palaeo.2014.07.027

Harnik PG, Fitzgerald P, Payne JL, and Carlson SJ. Phylogenetic signal in extinction selectivity in Devonian terebratulide brachiopods. Paleobiology 40:675-692. doi:10.1666/14006

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 396: 201-212. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.014

Lehrmann DJ, Chaikin DH, Enos P, Minzoni M, Payne JL, Yu M, Richter P, Goers A, Wood T, Kelley BM, Li X, Qin Y, Liu L, and Lu G. Basin filling patterns of turbidites in the Nanpanjiang Basin of south China: implications for tectonics and impacts on carbonate platform evolution. Basin Research. doi:10.1111/bre.12090

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. In Deposits, Architecture, and Controls
of Carbonate Margin, Slope, and Basinal Settings, eds. Verwer K, Playton TE, and Harris PM. SEPM Special Publication 105: 84-113

Payne JL, Heim NA, Knope ML, and McClain CR. Metabolic dominance of bivalves predates brachiopod diversity decline by more than 150 million years. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281:20133122. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.3122


Bush AM, Pruss SB, and Payne JL eds. Ecosystem Paleobiology and Geobiology: Connecting the Biological and Earth Systems. The Paleontological Society Papers 19, 194 p.

Caval-Holme F, Payne JL, and Skotheim JM. 2013. Constraints on the adult-offspring size relationship in protists. Evolution 67:3537-3544. doi:10.1111/evo.12210

Meyer K, 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. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.035 PDF

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 PDF

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

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 PDF


Bachan A, van de Schootbrugge B, Fiebig J, McRoberts C, Ciarapica G, and Payne JL. 2012. Carbon cycle dynamics following the end-Triassic mass extinction: constraints from paired δ13Ccarb and δ13Corg records.  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. doi:10.1029/2012GC004150 PDF

Harnik PG, 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. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1902 PDF

Hinojosa JL, Brown ST, DePaolo DJ, Paytan A, Shen S, Chen J, and Payne JL. 2012.  Evidence for end-Permian ocean acidification from calcium isotopes in biogenic apatite. Geology 40: 743-746. doi:10.1130/G33048.1   PDF

Lehrmann DJ, Minzoni M, Li X, Yu M, Payne JL, Kelley BM, Schaal EK, and Enos P. 2012. Lower Triassic oolites of the Nanpanjiang Basin, south China.  AAPG Bulletin 96: 1389-1414. doi:10.1306/01231211148   PDF

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. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.11.023  PDF

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. doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-042711-105329  PDF

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  PDF

Rego BL, Wang SC, Altiner D, and Payne JL. 2012. Within- and among-genus components of foraminiferan size evolution during mass extinction, recovery, and background intervals. Paleobiology 38: 625-641. doi:10.1666/11040.1 PDF

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.0038603.  PDF


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: 1059-1062. doi:PDF

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. doi:10.1666/09066.1 PDF

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. doi:10.2110/palo.2011.S03 PDF

Meyer KM, Jost AB, Yu Y, and Payne JL., 2011, δ13C evidence that high primary productivity delayed recovery from end-Permian mass extinction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 302: 378-384. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.033 PDF

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. doi:10.1666/08082.1 PDF

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, 616-632. doi:10.1666/10037.1 PDF

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. The evolutionary consequences of oxygenic photosynthesis: a body-size perspective. Photosynthesis Research 107:37-57. doi:10.1007/s11120-010-9593-1 PDF


Payne JL, Turchyn AV, Paytan A, DePaolo DP, Lehrmann DJ, Yu Y, and Wei J. Calcium isotope constraints on the end-Permian mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 107: 8543-8548. doi: PDF


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. 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. doi: PDF

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. doi:10.2110/palo.2007.p07-094r PDF


Finnegan S, Payne JL, and Wang SC. 2008. The Red Queen revisited: reevaluating the age-selectivity of Phanerozoic marine genus extinctions. Paleobiology 34: 318-341. doi:10.1666/07008.1 PDF

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


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. doi:10.1666/05123.1 PDF

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. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.02.018 PDF

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. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.11.044 PDF

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. doi:PDF

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. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.01.034 PDF

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

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. doi:10.1130/B26091.1 PDF

Pruss SB, Payne JL, and Bottjer DJ. 2007. Placunopsis bioherms: The first metazoan buildups following the end-Permian mass extinction. Palaios 22: 17-23. doi:10.2110/palo.2005.p05-050r PDF


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. doi:10.1130/G22827A.1

Payne JL and Finnegan S. 2006. Controls on marine animal biomass through geological time. Geobiology 4: 1-10. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2006.00060.x PDF

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. doi:10.2110/palo.2005.P05-58e PDF

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. doi:10.2110/palo.2005.p05-12p PDF


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

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

Payne JL. 2005. Evolutionary dynamics of gastropod size across the end-Permian extinction and through the Triassic recovery interval. Paleobiology 31: 269-290. doi:10.1666/0094-8373(2005)031[0269:EDOGSA]2.0.CO;2 PDF


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

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. doi:10.1126/science.1097023 PDF


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. doi:10.1669/0883-1351(2003)18<138:PBSFSC>2.0.CO;2 PDF

Payne JL. 2003. Applicability and resolving power of statistical tests for instantaneous extinction events in the fossil record. Paleobiology 29: 37-51. doi:10.1666/0094-8373(2003)029<0037:AARPOS>2.0.CO;2 PDF