Articles on paleontology

(*denotes student collaborator)


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, in press.

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* (2011): 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

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.

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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