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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Heim, N.A. J.L. Payne, S. Finnegan, M.L. Knope, M. Kowalewski, S.K. Lyons, D.W. McShea, P.M. Novack-Gottshall, Smith, F.A., and S.C. Wang. 2017 Hierarchical complexity and the size limits of life. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 284: 20171039. [URL].
Payne, J.L, A.M. Bush, N.A. Heim, M.L. Knope and D.J. McCauley. 2016. Ecological selectivity of the emerging mass extinction in the oceans. Science 353(6305):1284-1286. [URL].
Payne, J.L., A.M. Bush, E. Chang, N.A. Heim, M.L. Knope, and S.B. Pruss. 2016. Extinction intensity, selectivity, and their combined macroevolutionary influence in the fossil record. Biology Letters 12(10):20160202. [URL].
Smith, F.A., J.L. Payne, N.A. Heim, N.A., M.A. Balk, S. Finnegan, M. Kowalewski, S.K. Lyons, C.R. McClain, D.W. McShea, P.M. Novack-Gottshall, P.S. Anich and S.C. Wang. 2016. Body size evolution across the Geozoic. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences 44(1):523-553. [URL].
Heim, N.A., M.L. Knope, E.K. Schaal, S.C. Wang and J.L. Payne. 2015. Cope's Rule in the Evolution of Marine Animals. Science 347(6224):867-870. [URL]. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime
Knope, M.L., N.A. Heim, L.O. Frishkoff and J.L. Payne. 2015. Limited role of functional differentiation in early diversification of animals. Nature Communications 6:6455. [Online Open Access]
Payne, J.L., N.A. Heim, M.L. Knope and C.R. McClain. 2014. Metabolic dominance of bivalves predates brachiopod diversity decline by more than 150 million years. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281(1783):20133122. [PDF]
Rook, D.L., N.A. Heim and J. Marcot. 2013. Contrasting patterns and connections of rock and biotic diversity in the marine and terrestrial fossil records of North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 372:123-129. [PDF]
Finnegan, S., N.A. Heim, S.E. Peters and W.W. Fischer. 2012. Climate change and the selective signature of the Late Ordovician mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. (PNAS) 109(18):6829-6834. [Online Open Access]
Railsback, L.B., K.M. Layou, N.A. Heim, S.M. Holland, M.L. Trogdon, M.B. Jarrett, G.M. Izsak, D.E. Bulger, E.J. Wysong, K.J. Trubee, J.M. Fiser, J.E. Cox, and D.E. Crowe. 2012. Geochemical evidence for meteoric diagenesis and cryptic surfaces of subaerial exposure in peritidal carbonates of Late Ordovician age from the Nashville Dome, central Tennessee, USA In Morad, S., M. Ketzer and L.F. de Ros (eds) Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy. International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication no. 45. [PDF]
Heim, N.A. and S.E. Peters. 2011. Regional Environmental Breadth Predicts Geographic Range and Longevity in Fossil Marine Genera. PLoS One 6(5):e18946. [Online Open Access]
Heim, N.A. and S.E. Peters. 2011. Covariation in macrostratigraphic and macroevolutionary patterns in the marine record of North America. GSA Bulletin 123:620-630. [PDF]
Peters, S.E. and N.A. Heim. 2011. Stratigraphic distribution of marine fossils in North America. Geology 39:259-262. [PDF]
Peters, S.E. and N.A. Heim. 2011. Macrostratigraphy and macroevolution in marine environments: testing the common-cause hypothesis. In McGowan, A. and A.B. Smith (eds.), Comparing the Geological and Fossil Records: Implications for Biodiversity Studies. Geological Society Special Publication 358, p. 95-104. [PDF]
Peters, S.E. and N.A. Heim. 2010. The geological completeness of paleontological sampling in North America. Paleobiology 36: 61-79. [PDF]
Peng, S., N.C. Hughes, N.A. Heim, B.K. Sell, X. Zhu, P.M. Myrow, and S.K. Parcha. 2009. Cambrian trilobites from the Parahio and Zanskar Valleys, Indian Himalaya. Journal of Paleontology 83(sp. 71):1-95. [PDF]
Heim, N.A. 2009. Stability of regional brachiopod diversity structure across the Mississippian/ Pennsylvanian boundary. Paleobiology 35:393-412. [PDF]
Heim, N.A. 2008. A null biogeographic model for quantifying the role of migration in shaping patterns of global taxonomic richness and differentiation diversity, with implications for Ordovician biogeography. Paleobiology 34:195-209. [PDF]
Myrow, P.M., Snell, K.E., Hughes, N.C., Paulsen, T.S., Heim, N.A., Parcha, S.K. 2006. Cambrian depositional history of the Zanskar Valley region of the Indian Himalaya: tectonic implications. Journal of Sedimentary Research 76:364-381. [PDF]

Manuscripts in Review

McClain, C.R., N.A. Heim, M.L. Knope, and, J.L. Payne. in revision. Is biodiversity energy-limited or unbounded? A test in fossil and modern bivalves. Paleobiology.

Field Guides and Encyclopedia Entries

Heim, N.A. and D.H. Geary. 2013. The Fossil Record. In J.B. Losos (editor-in-chief). The Princeton Guide to Evolution. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., p. 112-119. [PDF]
Heim, N.A. 2013. Extinction Rates and the Fossil Record. In MacLeod, N. (editor in chief). Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Extinction. Cengage Learning, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Hughes, N. C. and Heim, N. A. 2005. Cambrian. In Selley, R.C., Cocks, L.R.M. and Plimer, I.R. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Geology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 163-175. [PDF]
Jensen, S., Droser, M. L. and Heim, N. A. 2002. Trace fossil and ichnofabrics of the Lower Cambrian Wood Canyon Formation, southwest Death Valley area. In Corsetti, F.A. (ed.), Proterozoic-Cambrian of the Great Basin and Beyond, Pacific Section SEPM Book 93, p. 123-135. [PDF]

Manuscripts in Preparation

Heim, N.A. and J.L. Payne. Environmental determinants of body size in Phanerozoic marine animals.
Heim, N.A. and J.L. Payne. Impacts of size-selective extinction on mixing in the modern ocean.
Payne , J.L. and N.A. Heim. Body size and extinction selectivity in Phanerozoic marine animals.

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