Articles on paleontology

(*denotes student collaborator)


24. NA Heim, ML Knope, EK Schaal, SC Wang, and JL Payne, (2015). Cope's Rule in the Evolution of Marine Animals. Science, to appear.

23. SL Brusatte, GT Lloyd, SC Wang, and MA Norell (2014): Gradual assembly of avian body plan culminated in rapid rates of evolution across dinosaur-bird transition. Current Biology 24:20, 2386–2392. [abstract] [html] [pdf]. Included in Science's Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2014 [link]. (also see here for media coverage)

22. JL Payne, AB Jost*, SC Wang, and JM Skotheim (2013): A shift in the long-term mode of foraminiferan size evolution caused by the end-Permian mass extinction. Evolution 67:3, 816-827. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

21. BL Rego*, SC Wang, D Altiner, JL Payne (2012): Within- and among-genus components of size evolution during mass extinction, recovery, and background intervals: A case study of Late Permian through Late Triassic foraminifera. Paleobiology 38:4, 627-643. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

20. SC Wang, AE Zimmerman*, BS McVeigh*, PJ Everson, H Wong* (2012): Confidence intervals for the duration of a mass extinction. Paleobiology 38:2, 265-277. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

19. GT Lloyd, SC Wang, and SL Brusatte* (2012): Identifying heterogeneity in rates of morphological evolution: discrete character change in the evolution of lungfish (Sarcopterygii; Dipnoi). Evolution 66:2, 330-348. [abstract] [html] [pdf] [supplemental info]

18. SL Brusatte*, MJ Benton, GT Lloyd, M Ruta, and SC Wang (2011): Macroevolutionary patterns in the evolutionary radiation of archosaurs (Tetrapoda: Diapsida). Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, special issue on Late Triassic Terrestrial Biotas and the Rise of Dinosaurs, 101:sp. iss. 3-4, 367-382. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

17. M Kowalewski, JL Payne, FA Smith, SC Wang, DW McShea, S Xiao, PM Novack-Gottshall, CR McClain, RA Krause, Jr., AG Boyer, S Finnegan, SK Lyons, JA Stempien, J Alroy, and PA Spaeth (2011): The Geozoic Supereon. Palaios, 26:5, 251-255. [html] [pdf]

16. JL Payne, CR McClain, AG Boyer, JH Brown, S Finnegan, M Kowalewski, RA Krause, SK Lyons, DW McShea, PM Novack-Gottshall, FA Smith, P Spaeth, JA Stempien, and SC Wang (2011): The evolutionary consequences of oxygenic photosynthesis: A body size perspective. Photosynthesis Research 107:1, 37-57. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

15. SC Wang (2010): Principles of statistical inference: likelihood and the Bayesian paradigm. In Quantitative Methods in Paleobiology, eds. J Alroy and G Hunt. Paleontological Society Papers 16, 1-18. [pdf] [supplemental info]

14. SC Wang, DJ Chudzicki*, and PJ Everson (2009): Optimal estimators of the position of a mass extnction when recovery potential is uniform. Paleobiology 35:3, pp. 447-459. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

13. JL Payne, AG Boyer, JH Brown, S Finnegan, M Kowalewski, RA Krause, SK Lyons, CR McClain, DW McShea, PM Novack-Gottshall, FA Smith, JA Stempien, and SC Wang (2009): Two-phase increase in the maximum size of life over 3.5 billion years reflects biological innovation and environmental opportunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:1, pp. 24-27. [abstract] [html] [pdf] (also see here for media coverage)

12. SC Wang and AM Bush (2008): Adjusting global extinction rates to account for taxonomic susceptibility. Paleobiology 34:4, pp. 434-455. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

11. AR Solow and SC Wang (2008): Some problems with assessing Cope's Rule. Evolution 62:8, pp. 2092-2096. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

10. S Finnegan, JL Payne, and SC Wang (2008): The Red Queen revisited: Reevaluating the age-selectivity of Phanerozoic marine genus extinctions. Paleobiology 34:3, pp. 318-341. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

9. SC Wang and PJ Everson (2007): Confidence intervals for pulsed mass extinction events. Paleobiology, 33:2, pp. 324-336. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

8. PD Roopnarine, KD Angielczyk, SC Wang and R Hertog (2007): Trophic network models explain instability of Early Triassic terrestrial communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B: Biological Sciences 274:1622, pp. 2077-2086. [abstract] [html] [pdf] [supporting data]

7. SC Wang and P Dodson (2006): Estimating the diversity of dinosaurs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103:37, pp. 13601-13605. [abstract] [html] [pdf] [supporting data] (also see here for media coverage)

6. SC Wang (2005): Accounting for unequal variances in evolutionary trend mechanisms. Paleobiology 31:2, pp. 191-198. [html] [pdf]

5. KD Angielczyk, PD Roopnarine, and SC Wang (2005): Modeling the role of primary productivity disruption in End-Permian extinctions, Karoo Basin, South Africa. In SG Lucas and KE Ziegler, eds., The Nonmarine Permian: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 30, pp. 16-23. [abstract] [pdf]

4. RK Bambach, AH Knoll, and SC Wang (2004): Origination, extinction, and mass depletions of marine diversity. Paleobiology, 30:4, pp. 522-542. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

3. SC Wang and CR Marshall (2004): Improved confidence intervals for estimating the position of a mass extinction boundary. Paleobiology 30:1, pp. 5-18. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

2. SC Wang (2003): On the continuity of background and mass extinctions. Paleobiology 29:4, pp. 455-467. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

1. SC Wang (2001): Quantifying passive and driven large-scale evolutionary trends. Evolution 55:5, pp. 849-858. [abstract] [html] [pdf]


Articles on other topics

9. SC Wang and R Wicentowski (2015): A Graphical History of Yankees WAR. The Journal News LoHud Yankees Blog, January 23, 2015. [html]

8. SC Wang and S Chang (2014): A Conversation with Irish Musician Sharon Corr of the Corrs. Swarthmore Daily Gazette, March 17, 2014. [Part 1] [Part 2]

7. SC Wang (2007): Teaching statistical thinking using the Baseball Hall of Fame. Chance, 20:1, pp. 25-31. [pdf]

7a. SC Wang (2005): Baseball's highest honor: Teaching statistical thinking using the Baseball Hall of Fame. 2005 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Statistics in Sports, pp. 2682-2688. [abstract] [this is an earlier and shorter version of #7 above]

6. RS Legro, R Bentley-Lewis, D Driscoll, SC Wang, and A Dunaif (2002): Insulin resistance in the sisters of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Association with hyperandrogenemia rather than menstrual irregularity. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 87:5, pp. 2128-2133. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

5. RS Legro, AR Kunselman, L Demers, SC Wang, R Bentley-Lewis, and A Dunaif (2002): Elevated dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels as the reproductive phenotype in the brothers of women with polycystic ovary syndrome. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 87:5, pp. 2134-2138. [abstract] [html] [pdf]

4. SC Wang (2000): In search of Einstein's genius. Science 289:5484, p. 1477. [html] [pdf (916K)] [pdf hi-res (3.0M)].

3. SC Wang (1999): Handwritten ZIP code recognition: A statistical model. Computing Science and Statistics 31, pp. 221-225. [abstract]

2. WT Federer, CE McCulloch, and SC Wang (1997): Computer aided construction of fractional replicates from large factorials. Journal of Combinatorics, Information & System Sciences 22:2, pp. 95-105. [abstract]

1. SC Wang (1994): The sign of the devil... and the sine of the devil. Journal of Recreational Mathematics 26:3, pp. 201-205. [pdf]



Theses

SC Wang (1998): A Statistical Model for Computer Recognition of Sequences of Handwritten Digits, with Applications to ZIP Codes. PhD Thesis, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago. [abstract] [UMI citation]

SC Wang (1994): Analyzing a Baseball Lineup Using Markov Chains. MS Paper, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago. [abstract]

SC Wang (1992): Wylie... A Program for Constructing Large Fractional Factorial Designs. BS Honors Thesis, Biometrics Unit Technical Report T-150, Cornell University.



Published abstracts (paleontology only)

(*denotes student collaborator)

50. SC Wang, C Wang*, L Gai*, JL Moore, SM Porter, and AC Maloof (2014): Estimating the duration and tempo of the Cambrian explosion. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. [abstract]

49. SC Wang, BL Rego*, and JL Payne (2013): Visualizing large-scale trends using time-varying change-vs-ancestor plots. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 45:7, 699. [abstract]

48. C Wang*, L Gai*, SC Wang, JL Moore*, SM Porter, and AC Maloof (2013): Estimating the tempo of the Cambrian explosion. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 45:7, 108. [abstract]

47. SM Porter, CM Dehler, JL Moore*, LA Riedman, and SC Wang (2013): Possible scale-bearing protists in the mid-Neoproterozoic Chuar Group, Grand Canyon, and Uinta Mountain Group, Utah. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 45:7, 693. [abstract]

46. SC Wang and L Zhong* (2012): Estimating the number of pulses in a mass extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44:7, 184. [abstract]

45. EK Schaal*, DJ Morgan, ME Clapham, BL Rego*, SC Wang, and JL Payne (2012): Conodont body size and diversity trends after the end-Permian extinction: Implications for the recovery of pelagic vs. benthic marine ecosystems. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44:7, 166. [abstract]

44. S Smith, KD Angielczyk, L Schmitz, and SC Wang (2012): How well do orbit dimensions predict diel activity in sciurid rodents? Integrative and Comparative Biology 52.

43. L Zhong* and SC Wang (2011): Estimating the number of pulses in a mass extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43:5, 259. [abstract]

42. BL Rego*, SC Wang, D Altiner, and JL Payne (2011): Within- and among-genus components of foraminiferan size dynamics during mass extinction, recovery, and background intervals. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43:5, 556. [abstract]

41. SL Brusatte*, GT Lloyd, SC Wang, S Montanari, and HY Yi (2011): Coping with rock record bias in studies of morphological evolution: new methods for analyzing disparity and evolutionary rates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31:5, 79A.

40. AE Zimmerman*, BS McVeigh*, SC Wang, and PJ Everson (2010): Estimating the duration of a mass extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 42:5, 255. [abstract]

39. JL Payne, AB Jost*, X Ouyang, JM Skotheim, and SC Wang (2010): Atmospheric oxygen concentration controls the size history of foraminifers. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 42:5, 192. [abstract]

38. EK Schaal*, ME Clapham, BL Rego*, SC Wang, and JL Payne (2010): Comparative size evolution of marine clades from the Late Permian through Middle Triassic. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 42:5, 481. [abstract]

37. AB Jost*, NV Deville, JM Skotheim, SC Wang, and JL Payne (2010): No consistent association between test size and extinction risk in foraminifera. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 42:5, 255. [abstract]

36. SC Wang and H Wong* (2009): Confidence intervals for the duration of a mass extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41:7, 159. [abstract]

35. H Wong* and SC Wang (2009): A fast algorithm for estimating the duration of a mass extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41:7, 632. [abstract]

34. M Kowalewski, J Alroy, AG Boyer, JH Brown, S Finnegan, RA Krause, SK Lyons, CR McClain, DW McShea, PM Novack-Gottshall, JL Payne, F Smith, PA Spaeth, JA Stempien, and SC Wang (2009): The Geozoic: An informal supereon and a terminological convenience. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41:7, 158. [abstract]

33. S Finnegan, SC Wang, AG Boyer, ME Clapham, ZV Finkel, MA Kosnik, M Kowalewski, RA Krause, SK Lyons, CR McClain, DW McShea, PM Novack-Gottshall, R Lockwood, JL Payne, F Smith, PA Spaeth, and JA Stempien (2009): No general relationship between body size and extinction risk in the fossil record of marine invertebrates and phytoplankton. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41:7, 506. [abstract]

32. S Brusatte, G Lloyd, SC Wang, M Benton, and M Ruta (2009): Triassic archosaur macroevolution and the ascent of dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:3 (supplement), 71A. [abstract]

31. AG Boyer, JH Brown, S Finnegan, M Kowalewski, RA Krause, SK Lyons, CR McClain, DW McShea, PM Novack-Gottshall, JL Payne, FA Smith, PA Spaeth, JA Stempien, and SC Wang (2009): An upper limit to maximum animal body size through the Phanerozoic. Ninth North American Paleontological Convention Abstracts. Cincinnati Museum Center Scientific Contributions 3, 45. [abstract]

30. S Finnegan, FA Smith, SK Lyons, AG Boyer, JH Brown, ME Clapham, Z Finkel, MA Kosnik, M Kowalewski, RA Krause, R Lockwood, CR McClain, DW McShea, PM Novack-Gottshall, JL Payne, PA Spaeth, JA Stempien, and SC Wang (2009): Size invariant extinction risk in the marine fossil record. Ninth North American Paleontological Convention Abstracts. Cincinnati Museum Center Scientific Contributions 3, 46. [abstract]

29. PM Novack-Gottshall, CR McClain, PA Spaeth, SC Wang, AG Boyer, JH Brown, S Finnegan, M Kowalewski, RA Krause, SK Lyons, DW McShea, JC Nekola, SI Passy, JL Payne, FA Smith, and JA Stempien (2009): Variation in local body size distributions of fossil and modern taxonomic groups may reflect habitat and life-history differences. Ninth North American Paleontological Convention Abstracts. Cincinnati Museum Center Scientific Contributions 3, 44. [abstract]

28. SC Wang, PJ Everson, DJ Chudzicki*, and D Park* (2008): Confidence Intervals on Stratigraphic Ranges When Recovery Potential Is Unknown. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 40:6, 222. [abstract]

27. D Park*, SC Wang, PJ Everson, and DJ Chudzicki* (2008): Comparing Methods for Confidence Intervals on Stratigraphic Ranges Under Non-Uniform Recovery Potential. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 40:6, 140. [abstract]

26. L Sun*, SC Wang, PD Roopnarine, and KD Angielczyk (2008): Estimating the Magnitude of Primary Production Loss in the End-Permian Mass Extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 40:6, 141. [abstract]

25. PD Roopnarine, SC Wang, KD Angielczyk, and R Hertog (2008): Coping with Recovery: Community Sensitivity and Resistance in the Wake of Mass Extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 40:6, 436. [abstract]

24. KD Angielczyk, CF Kammerer, PD Roopnarine, and SC Wang (2008): The Perturbation Resistance of Early Permian Terrestrial Communities Characterized by Low Tetrapod Herbivore Diversity. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 40:6, 222. [abstract]

23. SC Wang and AM Bush (2007): Adjusting Extinction Rates For Taxonomic Susceptibility Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 39:6, 368. [abstract]

22. S Finnegan, JL Payne, and SC Wang (2007): Why Are Genus Extinctions Age-Biased In The Marine Fossil Record? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 39:6, 369. [abstract]

21. KD Angielczyk, PD Roopnarine, and SC Wang (2007): Does Extinction Resistance Explain Changes In The Structure Of Terrestrial Communities? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 39:6, 370. [abstract]

20. KD Angielczyk, PD Roopnarine, and SC Wang (2007): Does extinction resistance explain changes in trophic network structures in vertebrate communities? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27:3 (supplement). Selected for the SVP Press Conference (one of five abstracts selected out of ~700 abstracts).

19. PD Roopnarine, KD Angielczyk, and SC Wang (2007): The Evolution and Emergence of Paleocommunity Resistance to Secondary Extinctions: Species and Community Level Processes. Ecological Society of America. [abstract]

18. SC Wang, PD Roopnarine, KD Angielczyk, and MD Karcher* (2006): Modeling Terrestrial Food Web Collapse in the End-Permian Extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38:7, 171. [abstract]

17. MD Karcher*, SC Wang, PD Roopnarine, and KD Angielczyk, (2006): Markov Chain Monte Carlo: New Tools for Bayesian Modeling in Paleontology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38:7, 553. [abstract]

16. KD Angielczyk, PD Roopnarine, SC Wang, and R Hertog (2006): Sensitivity Analysis of Food Web Models for Permian and Triassic Terrestrial Communities of the Karoo Basin, South Africa. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38:7, 170. [abstract]

15. R Hertog, PD Roopnarine, SC Wang, KD Angielczyk, and M Olson (2006): The Impact of Variable Fossilization on Reconstructions of Paleocommunities and Community Dynamics: The San Francisco Bay Community. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38:7, 63. [abstract]

14. PD Roopnarine, R Hertog, KD Angielczyk, and SC Wang (2006): Predicting Paleocommunity Resistance to Perturbation and Extinction Cascades. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38:7, 170. [abstract]

13. KD Angielczyk, PD Roopnarine and SC Wang (2006): Modeling Trophic Network Collapse and its Role in End-Permian Extinctions in the Terrestrial Realm. P. 190 in Q. Yang, Y. Wang, and E. A. Weldon (eds.), Ancient Life and Modern Approaches: Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress. University of Science and Technology of China Press, Hefei.

12. KD Angielczyk, PD Roopnarine and SC Wang (2006): Were End-Permian Terrestrial Vertebrate Communities Unusually Susceptible to Extinction? Society for Vertebrate Paleontology 26:3 (supplement), 37A.

11. SC Wang, KD Angielczyk, and PD Roopnarine (2006): Modeling Terrestrial Food Web Collapse in the end-Permian Mass Extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38:4, 15. [abstract]

10. SC Wang (2005): Bayesian Modeling of the Duration of a Multi-Stage Mass Extinction Event. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 37:7, 384. [abstract]

9. PD Roopnarine, KD Angielczyk, and SC Wang (2005): Mathematical Modeling and Bayesian Analysis of Paleocommunity Collapse During Mass Extinctions. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 37:7, 383. [abstract]

8. SC Wang (2005): Modeling Evolutionary Trends: Don't Forget the Variance. PaleoBios 25:2 (supplement), 119.

7. SC Wang and P Dodson (2004): Estimating Absolute Diversity: How Many Dinosaur Genera Were There? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36:5, 456. [abstract]

6. P Dodson and SC Wang (2004): Counting Dinosaurs 2004: How Many Kinds Were There? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24:3 (supplement), 52A-53A.

5. SC Wang (2003): On the Continuity of Background and Mass Extinctions. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 35:6, 386. [abstract]

4. SC Wang (2002): Sudden, Gradual, or Stepwise? Expanding the Null Hypothesis in Statistical Tests of Mass Extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 34:6, 464. [abstract]

3. SC Wang (2001): Optimal Confidence Intervals for Estimating the Position of a Mass Extinction Boundary. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 33:6, A-142. [abstract]

2. SC Wang (2001): What Are Mass Extinctions? A Statistical Approach Using Density Estimation. PaleoBios 21:2 (supplement), 131. [abstract]

1. SC Wang (2000): Quantifying Large-Scale Evolutionary Trends. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 32:7, A-445. [abstract]



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