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53 Plate tectonic regulation of global marine animal diversity. Proc. Nat. Acad. of Sci. USA .
Zaffos, A., S. Finnegan, S.E. Peters. 2017. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1702297114
52 Rise and fall of stromatolites in shallow marine environments. Geology 45(6):487-490.
Peters, S.E., J.M. Husson, J. Wilcots. 2017. doi:10.1130/G38931.1 Supplemental Text/Figures: [PDF]
51 Sediment cycling on continental and oceanic crust. Geology 45:323-326.
Peters, S.E., and J.M. Husson. 2017. doi:10.1130/G38861.1 Supplemental Text/Figures: [PDF]
50 Atmospheric oxygenation driven by unsteady growth of the continental sedimentary reservoir. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 460:68-75.
Husson, J.M., S.E. Peters. 2017. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.012 Supplemental Text/Figures: [PDF]
49 Oxygen isotope variability within Nautilus shell growth bands. PLoS One 11(4):e0153890.
Linzmeier, B.J., R. Kozdon, S.E. Peters, J.W. Valley. 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153890
48 Delayed fungal evolution did not cause the Paleozoic peak in coal production. Proc. Nat. Acad. of Sci. USA. 113(9):2442-2447
Nelsen, M.P., B.A. DiMichele, S.E. Peters, C.K. Boyce. 2016. doi:10.1073/pnas.1517943113
47 The Paleobiology Database application programming interface. Paleobiology 42:1-7.
Peters, S.E. and M.McClennen. 2016. doi:10.1017/pab.2015.39
46 Macroevolutionary history of the planktic foraminifera. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 43:5.1-5.28.
Fraass, A.J., D.C. Kelly, S. E. Peters. 2015. doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-060614-105059
45 paleobioDB: an R-package for downloading, visualizing and processing data from the Paleobiology Database. Ecography 38:001-007.
Varela, S., J. González-Hernández, L. F. Sgarbi, C. Marshall, M.D. Uhen, S.Peters and M. McClennen. 2015. doi:10.1111/ecog.01154
44 A machine reading system for assembling synthetic paleontological databases. PLoS One 9(12) e113523.
Peters, S.E. C. Zhang, M. Livny, and C. Ré. 2014. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113523
43 DigitalCrust: A 4D data system of material properties for transforming research on crustal fluid flow. Geofluids 15:372-379.
Fan, Y., S. Richard, R.S. Bristol, S.E. Peters, et al. 2015. doi:10.1111/gfl.12114
42 GeoDeepDive: Statistical inference using familiar data-processing languages. ACM SIGMOD 2013, New York, New York.
Zhang, C., V. Govindaraju, J. Borchardt, T. Foltz, C. Ré, S. Peters. 2013.
41 Oceanographic controls on the diversity and extinction of planktonic foraminifera. Nature 493:398-401.
Peters, S.E., D.C. Kelly, and A. Fraass. 2013. doi:10.1038/nature11815
40 Costs of glucosinolates in Brassica rapa: Are they context dependent? Open Journal of Ecology 3:185-195.
Stowe, K.A., C.G. Hochwender, K. Fleck, N. Duvall, D. Lewkiewicz, S. Trimble, S. Peters. 2013. doi:10.4236/oje.2013.32022
39 Basin-scale cyclostratigraphy of the Green River Formation, Wyoming. GSA Bulletin 125:216-228.
Aswasereelert, W., S.R. Meyers, A.R. Carroll, S.E. Peters, M.E. Smith, and K.L. Feigl. 2013. doi:10.1130/B30541.1
38 Sulfate burial constraints on the Phanerozoic sulfur cycle. Science 337:331-334.
Halevy, I., S.E. Peters, and W.W. Fischer. 2012. doi:10.1126/science.1220224
37 Formation of the ‘Great Unconformity’ as a trigger for the Cambrian Explosion. Nature 484:363-366.
Peters, S.E. and R.R. Gaines. 2012. doi:10.1038/nature10969
36 Climate change and the selective signature of the Late Ordovician mass extinction. Proc. Nat. Acad. of Sci. USA. 109(18):6829–6834.
Finnegan, S. N.A Heim, S.E. Peters, and W.W. Fischer. 2012. doi:10.1073/pnas.1117039109
35 Storm and fair-weather wave bases: a relevant distinction? Geology 40:511-514.
Peters, S.E. and D.P. Loss. 2012. doi:10.1130/G32791.1
34 Reply: Large-scale glaciation and deglaciation of Antarctica during the late Eocene. Geology 40:E255.
Gingerich, P.D., I.S. Zalmout, M.S.M. Antar, E.M. Williams, A.E. Carlson, D.C. Kelly, and S.E. Peters. 2012. doi:10.1130/G33046Y.1
33 Phanerozoic Earth system evolution and marine biodiversity. Science 334:1121-1124.
Hannisdal, B. and S.E. Peters. 2011. doi:10.1126/science.1210695
32 Macrostratigraphy and macroevolution in marine environments: testing the common-cause hypothesis. In, A. McGowan and A.B. Smith, eds. Comparing the geologic and fossil records: implications for biodiversity studies. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London 358:95-104.
Peters, S.E. and N.A. Heim. 2011. doi:10.1144/SP358.7
31 The fossil record and spatial structuring of environments and biodiversity in the Cenozoic of New Zealand. In, A. McGowan and A.B. Smith, eds. Comparing the geologic and fossil records: implications for biodiversity studies. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London 358:105-122.
Crampton, J.S., M. Foote, R.A. Cooper, A.G. Beu, and S.E. Peters. 2011. doi:10.1144/SP358.8
30 Late Ordovician-Early Silurian selective extinction patterns in Laurentia and their relationship to climate change. In J.C. Gutiérrez-Marco, I. Rábano, and D. Garcia-Bellido, eds. Ordovician of the World. Cuadernos del Museo Geominera 14:155-159
Finnegan, S., S.E. Peters, and W.W. Fischer. 2011.
29 Regional environmental breadth predicts geographic range and longevity in fossil marine genera. PLoS One 6:(5) e18946.
Heim, N.A. and S.E. Peters. 2011. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018946
28 Stratigraphic distribution of marine fossils in North America. Geology 39:259-262.
Peters, S.E., and N.A. Heim. 2011. doi:10.1130/G31442.1
27 A 56 million year rhythm in North American sedimentation during the Phanerozoic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 303:174-180.
Meyers, S.R. and S.E. Peters. 2011. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.044
26 Covariation in macrostratigraphic and macroevolutionary patterns in the marine record of North America. GSA Bulletin 123:620-630.
Heim, N.A. and S.E. Peters. 2011. doi:10.1130/B30215.1
25 Large-scale glaciation and deglaciation of Antarctica during the late Eocene. Geology 38:723-726.
Peters, S.E., A.E. Carlson, D.C. Kelly, and P.D. Gingerich. 2010. doi:10.1130/G31068.1
24 Predation upon hatchling dinosaurs by a new snake from the Late Cretaceous of India. PLoS Biology 8(3):e1000322.
Wilson, J.A., D.M. Mohabey, S.E. Peters, and J.J. Head. 2010. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000322
23 On the relationship between macrostratigraphy and geological processes: quantitative information capture and sampling robustness. The Journal of Geology 118:111-130.
Hannisdal, B.J., and S.E. Peters. 2010.
22 The geologic completeness of paleontological sampling in North America. Paleobiology 36:61-79.
Peters, S.E., and N.A. Heim. 2010. doi:10.1666/0094-8373-36.1.61
21 The Marjuman (Upper Cambrian) trilobite Cedarina Lochman: thoracic morphology, systematics, and new species from western Utah and eastern Nevada, USA. Zootaxa 2218:35-58.
Adrain, J.M., S.E. Peters, S.R. Westrop. 2009.
20 Global geologic maps are tectonic speedometers—rates of rock cycling from area-age frequencies. GSA Bulletin 121:760-779.
Wilkinson, B.H., B.J. McElroy, S.E. Kesler, S.E. Peters, and E.D. Rothman. 2009.
19 Sequence stratigraphic control on preservation of late Eocene whales and other vertebrates at Wadi Al-Hitan, Egypt. Palaios 24:290-302.
Peters, S.E., M.S. Antar, I.S. Zalmout, P.D. Gingerich. 2009. doi:10.2110/palo.2008.p08-080r
18 Macrostratigraphy and its promise for paleobiology. Pp. 205-232 in P.H. Kelley and R.K. Bambach, eds. From evolution to geobiology: research questions driving paleontology at the start of a new century. The Paleontological Society Papers, Vol. 14
Peters, S.E. 2008.
17 Environmental determinants of extinction selectivity in the fossil record. Nature 454:626-629.
Peters, S.E. 2008. doi:10.1038/nature07032
16 Phanerozoic trends in the global diversity of marine invertebrates. Science 321:97-100.
Alroy, J., M. Aberhan, D.J. Bottjer, M. Foote, F.T. Fürsich, P.J. Harries, A.J.W. Hendy, S.M. Holland, S.C. Ivany, W. Kiessling, M.A. Kosnik, C.R. Marshall, A.J. McGowan, A.I. Miller, T.D. Olszewski, M.E. Patzkowsky, S.E. Peters, L. Villier, P.J. Wager, N. Bonuso, P.S. Borkow, B. Brenneis, M.E. Clapham, L.M. Fall, C.A. Ferguson, V.L. Hanson, A.Z. Krug, K.M. Layou, E.H. Leckey, S. Nürnberg, C.M. Powers, J.A. Sessa, C. Simpson, A. Tomasovych, C.C. Visaggi. 2008.
15 A sampling-adjusted macroevolutionary history for Ordovician-Early Silurian crinoids. Paleobiology 34:104-116.
Peters, S.E. and W.I. Ausich. 2008. doi:10.1666/07035.1
14 The problem with the Paleozoic. Paleobiology 33:165:181.
Peters, S.E. 2007. doi:10.1666/06067.1
13 The Mechum River Formation, Virginia Blue Ridge: A record of Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic tectonics in southeastern Laurentia. American Journal of Science 307:1-22.
Bailey, C.M., S.E. Peters, J. Morton, N.L. Shotwell. 2007.
12 Genus richness in Cambrian-Ordovician benthic marine communities in North America. Palaios 21:580-587.
Peters, S.E. 2006.
11 Genus extinction, origination and the durations of sedimentary hiatuses. Paleobiology 32:387-407.
Peters, S.E. 2006. doi:10.1666/05081.1
10 Macrostratigraphy of North America. Journal of Geology 114:391-412.
Peters, S.E. 2006.
9 Geologic constraints on the macroevolutionary history of marine animals. Proc. Nat. Acad. of Sci. USA. 102:12326-12331.
Peters, S.E. 2005. doi:10.1073/pnas.0502616102
8 A revised macroevolutionary history for Ordovician-Early Silurian crinoids. Paleobiology 31:538-551.
Ausich, W.I, and S.E. Peters. 2005. doi:10.1666/0094-8373(2005)031[0538:ARMHFO]2.0.CO;2
7 Relative abundance of Sepkoski’s evolutionary faunas in Cambrian-Ordovician deep subtidal environments in North America. Paleobiology 30:543-560.
Peters, S.E. 2004. doi:10.1666/0094-8373(2004)030<0543:RAOSEF>2.0.CO;2
6 Evenness of Cambrian-Ordovician benthic marine communities in North America. Paleobiology 30:325-346.
Peters, S.E. 2004. doi:10.1666/0094-8373(2004)030<0325:EOCBMC>2.0.CO;2
5 Determinants of extinction in the fossil record. Nature 416:420-424.
Peters, S.E. and M. Foote. 2002. doi:10.1038/416420a
4 Biodiversity in the Phanerozoic: a reinterpretation. Paleobiology 27:583-601.
Peters, S.E. and M. Foote. 2001. doi:10.1666/0094-8373(2001)027<0583:BITPAR>2.0.CO;2
3 Species abundance models: an ecological approach to inferring paleoenvironment and resolving paleoecological change in the Waldron Shale (Silurian). Palaios 14:234-245.
Peters, S.E., and K.B. Bork. 1999.
2 Secondary tiering on crinoids from the Waldron Shale (Silurian: Wenlockian) of Indiana. Journal of Paleontology 32:887-894.
Peters, S.E., and K.B. Bork. 1998.
1 Glacially influenced sedimentation in the Late Neoproterozoic Mechum River Formation, Blue Ridge province, Virginia. Geology 26:623-626.
Bailey, C.M., and S.E. Peters. 1998.

Other Publications

14 Chan, M.A., S.E. Peters, B. Tikoff. 2016. The future of field geology, open data sharing, and cybertechnology in Earth science. The Sedimentary Record 14:4-10.
13 Peters, S.E. C. Zhang, M. Livny, and C. Ré. 2014. A machine-compiled macroevolutionary history of Phanerozoic life. ArXiv Preprint:1406.2963
12 Peters, S.E., C. Ré, M. Livny, C. Zhang, V. Govindarau, M. McClennen, J.J. Czaplewski. 2014. Brining paleontology’s “dark data” to light. The Paleontological Society Special Publications 13:4-6
11 Noren, A., J. Brigham-Grette, K. Lehnert, S. Peters, J. Williams, E. Ito, D. Anderson, E. Grimm. 2014. Cyberinfastructure for paleogeoscience. Pp 50-56 In A.S. Cohen and D.M. Zur. Continental Scientific Drilling WorkshopSeries Report 2013
10 Peters, S.E. 2014. The Paleobiology Database Release PBDB Navigator. Priscum 21(1):1-2.
9 Gaines, R.R. and S.E. Peters. 2013. The geological mystery that triggered animal evolution. New Scientist 218:30-31
8 Peters, S.E. 2013. Back to bedrock for paleobiology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28:452-453. doi:10.1016/j.tree.20013.01.020
7 Gurnis, M., L. Flesch, D. Okaya, S. Peters, D. Walker, T. Ahern, F. Boler, R. Arrowsmith. 2012. A preliminary strategic plan for EarthScope cyberinfrastructure. EarthScope Cyberinfrastructure Subcommittee White Paper Report
6 Peters, S.E. 2011. A new view of the sedimentary rock record. The Outcrop. 2011:12-14.
5 Peters, S.E., M. Livny, K. Squire, J. Williams, B. Hibbard, P. Kishor, P. McLaughlin, S. Millar, T. Whittaker, N. Wiegand, and T. Millar. 2011. Towards a new distributed platform for integrative geoscience: an EarthCube design approach and prototype plan. NSF EarthCube White Paper
4 Gurnis, M., L. Flesch, D. Okaya, S. Peters, D. Walker, T. Ahern, and F. Boler. 2011. EarthCube lessons, opportunities and challenges from EarthScope. NSF EarthCube White Paper.
3 Gurnis, M., S.E. Peters, and M. Huber. 2011. Paleogeographic and plate tectonic reconstructions: critical components linking the evolution of the solid, fluid, and living Earths. NSF EarthCube White Paper
2 Peters, S.E. 2008. A geologist questions a grand theory. Nature 456:5
1 Peters, S.E. 2003. Paleontology and taphonomy of the upper Weeks Formation (Cambrian, Upper Marjuman, Cedaria Zone) of Western Utah. Chapter 2, Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Univesrity of Chicago, 47 p.