Publications

2022

Smith, Felisa A., Elliott Smith, Emma A., Villaseñor, Amelia, Tomé, Catalina P., Lyons, S. Kathleen, and Newsome, Seth P. Late Pleistocene megafauna extinction leads to missing pieces of ecological space in a North American mammal community. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119: e2115015119. https://doi:10.1073/pnas.2115015119
Fraser, Danielle, Villaseñor, Amelia, Tóth, Anikó B., Balk, Meghan A., Eronen, Jussi T., Barr, W. Andrew, Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Davis, Matt, Du, Andrew, Faith, J. Tyler, Graves, Gary R., Gotelli, Nicholas J., Jukar, Advait M., Looy, Cindy V., McGill, Brian J., Miller, Joshua H. Pineda-Munoz, Silvia, Potts, Richard, Shupinski, Alex B., Soul, Laura C., and Lyons, S. Kathleen. Profound late Quatneray biotic homogenization of North American mammalian faunas. Nature Communications. 13:3940-3951. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31595-8
Cooke, Rob, Gearty, William, Chapman, Abbie S. A., Dunic, Jillian, Edgar, Graham J., Lefcheck, Jonathan S., Rilov, Gil, McClain, Craig R., Stuart-Smith, Rick D., Lyons, S. Kathleen, and Bates, Amanda E. Anthropogenic disruptions to longstanding patterns of trophic-size structure in vertebrates. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 6: 684-692. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01726-x
Schroeder, K., S. K. Lyons, and F. A. Smith. Response to comment on the influence of juvenile dinosaurs on community structure and diversity. Science. 375:1-5. doi:10.1126/science.abj7383
C. P. Tomé, S. K. Lyons, S. D. Newsome and F. A. Smith. The sensitivity of Neotoma to climate change and biodiversity loss over the late Quaternary. Quaternary Research, 105:49-63. doi:10.1017/qua.2021.29.

2021

Schroeder, K., S. K. Lyons, and F. A. Smith. The influence of juvenile dinosaurs on community structure and diversity. Science– 371:941-944. DOI:10.1126/science.abd9220
Fraser, D., Soul, L.C. Tóth, A.B., Balk, M.A., Eronen, J.T., Pineda-Munoz, S., Shupinski, A.B., Villaseñor, A., Barr, W.A., Behrensmeyer, A.K. Du, A., Faith, J.T., Gotelli, N.J., Graves, G.R., Jukar, A.M., Looy, C.V., Miller, J.H., Potts, R., Wing, S.L., and Lyons, S.K.Investigating biotic interactions in deep time. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 36:61-75. doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.09.001
Pineda-Munoz, S. A., Y. Wang, S. K. Lyons, A. B. Tóth, and J. McGuire. 2021. Mammal species occupy different climates following the expansion of human impacts. PNAS 118:e1922859118. doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1922859118
Pineda-Munoz, S., A. M. Jukar, K. Amatangelo, M. A. Balk, W. A. Barr, A. K. Behrensmeyer, J. Blois, M. Davis, A. Du, J. T. Eronen, N. Gotelli, C. Looy, J. H. Miller, L. Soul, A. B. Tóth, A. Villaseñor, S. Wing, and S. K. Lyons. 2021. Body mass related changes in mammal community assembly patterns during the late Quaternary of North America. Ecography 44:56-66. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.05027
Jukar, A. M., S. K. Lyons, P. J. Wagner, and M. D. Uhen. 2021. Late Quaternary extinctions in the Indian Subcontinent. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology). 562: 11013. doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.110137

2020

Fraser, D. and S. K. Lyons. Mammal community structure through the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. The American Naturalist 196:271-290. DOI: 10.1086/709819
Tomé, C. P., E. A., Elliott Smith, S. K. Lyons, S. D. Newsome, and F. A. Smith. 2020. Changes in the diet and body size of a small herbivorous mammal (Sigmodon hispidus, hispid cotton rat) following the Late Pleistocene megafauana extinction. Ecography 43:604-619. doi:10.1111/ecog.04596

2019

Tóth, A. B., S. K. Lyons, W. A. Barr, A. K. Behrensmeyer, J. L. Blois, R. Bobe, M. Davis, A. Du, J. T. Eronen, J. T. Faith, D. Fraser, N. J. Gotelli, G. R. Graves, A. M. Jukar, J. H. Miller, S. Pineda-Munoz, L. C. Soul, A. Villaseñor, and J. Alroy. 2019. Reorganization of surviving mammal communities after the end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction. Science 365:1305-1308. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw1605
Lyons, S.K., F.A. Smith, and S.K.M. Ernest. 2019. Macroecology of mammals across taxonomic, spatial, and temporal scales. Journal of Mammalogy 100:1087-1104. DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyy171
Smith, F.A., R E. Elliott Smith, S. K. Lyons,J. L. Payne, and A. Villaseñor. 2019. The accelerating influence of humans on mammalian macroecological patterns over the late Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews 211:1-16 doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.02.031
Wagner, P. J., S. K. Lyons, and A. K. Behrensmeyer. 2019. Introduction: Paleoecology as the quintessence of earth studies. Pp. 1-4 In: Foundations of Paleoecology (S. K. Lyons, A. K. Behrensemeyer, and P. J. Wagner, eds.) University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
Lyons, S. K.,C. V. Looy, and S. Punyasena. 2019. Community and Ecosystem Dynamics. Pp 5-6. In: Foundations of Paleoecology (S. K. Lyons, A. K. Behrensemeyer, and P. J. Wagner, eds.) University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
Lyons, S. K.,A. K. Behrensmeyer, and P. J. Wagner. 2019. Preface. Pp. xv-xvi. In: Foundations of Paleoecology (S. K. Lyons, A. K. Behrensemeyer, and P. J. Wagner, eds.) University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

2018

Smith, F.A., R. Elliott Smith, S.K. Lyons, J.L. Payne. 2018. Body size downgrading of mammals over the late Quaternary. Science 360:310-313 DOI: 10.1126/science.aao5987
Jukar, A.M., S.K. Lyons,M.D. Uhen. 2018. A cranial correlate of body mass in Proboscideans. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Societyzlx108, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx108
Wagner, P.J., R. Plotnick and S.K. Lyons. 2018. Evidence for trait-based dominance in occupancy among fossil taxa and the decoupling of macroecological and macroevolutionary success. The American Naturalist. 192:E000-E000. DOI: 10.1086/697642

2017

Fraser, D. and S.K.Lyons. 2017. Biotic interchange has structured Western Hemisphere mammal communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 1408-1422. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12667.
Heim, N.A., J.L. Payne, S. Finnegan, M.L. Knope, M. Kowalewski, S.K. Lyons, D.W. McShea, P.M. Novack-Gottshall, F.A. Smith, S.C. Wang. 2017. Hierarchical complexity and the size limits of life. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 1857, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1039.
Lyons, S.K.and P.J. Wagner. 2017. Chapter 8: Using a macroecological approach to the fossil record to help inform conservation biology. pp. 147-169 IN Conservation Paleobiology (Dietl, G.P. and K.W. Flessa, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL. *note: second printing of a book first published in 2009 with a different press.

2016

Lyons, S. K.,Miller, J. H., Amatangelo, K. L, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B, Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S. Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Tóth, A., Ulrich, W., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., and Gotelli, N. J. 2016. Reply to How foreign is the past. Nature538, doi:10.1038/nature20097.
Lyons, S. K.,Miller, J. H., Tóth, A., Amatangelo, K. L, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B, Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S. Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Ulrich, W., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., and Gotelli, N. J. 2016. Reply to Questioning Holocene community shifts. Nature537,http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature19110
Lyons, S. K.,Miller, J. H., Fraser, D., Smith, F. A., Boyer, A., Lindsey, E. and Mychajilw, A. M. 2016. The changing role of mammal life histories in late Quaternary extinction vulnerability on continents and islands. Biology Letters 12: 20160342. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2016.0342
Plotnik, R., Smith, F.A., Lyons, S.K. 2016. The fossil record of the sixth extinction. Ecology Letters. 19: 546–553. doi:10.1111/ele.12589.
Smith, F.A., J. L. Payne, N. A. Heim, M. A. Balk, S. Finnegan, M. Kowalewski, S. K. Lyons, C. R. McClain, D. W. McShea, P. M. Novack-Gottshal, P. Spaeth Anich, and S. C. Wang. 2016. Body size evolution across the Geozoic. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 44:523-553. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-earth-060115-012147
Lyons, S. K.,Amatangelo, K. L, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B., Miller, J. H., Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S. Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Tóth, A., Ulrich, W., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., Waller, D. and Gotelli, N. J. 2016. Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts. Nature 529:80-82. doi:10.1038/nature16447
Smith, F.A., Tomé, C.P., Elliott Smith, E.A., Lyons, S.K.,Newsome, S.D., and Stafford, T.W., 2016. Unraveling the consequences of the terminal Pleistocene megafauna extinction on mammal community assembly. Ecography. 39:223-239. doi: 10.1111/ecog.01779
Smith, F.A., Hammond, J.I., Balk, M.A., Elliott, S.M., Lyons, S.K., Pardi, M.I., Tomé, C.P., Wagner, P.J., and Westover, M.L. 2016. Exploring the influence of ancient and historic megaherbivore extirpations on the global methane budget. PNAS. 113:874-879. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502547112

2015

Smith, F. A., S. K. Lyons, P. J. Wagner, S. M. Elliott. 2015. The importance of considering animal body mass in IPCC greenhouse inventories and the underappreciated role of wild herbivores. Global Change Biology. 21:3880-3888. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12973

2014

Blois, J. L., N. J. Gotelli, A. K. Behrensmeyer, T. J. Faith, S. K. Lyons, J. W. Williams, K. L. Amatangelo, A. Bercovici, A. Du, J. Eronen, G. R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C. Looy, B. McGill, D. Patterson, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R. Terry, A. Tóth, A. Villasenor, S. Wing. 2014. A framework for evaluating the influence of climate, dispersal limitation, and biotic interactions using fossil pollen associations across the late Quaternary. Ecography. 37:1095-1108. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.00779.
Tóth, A. B.S.K. Lyonsand A.K. Behrensmeyer. 2014. A century of change in Kenya’s mammal communities: Increased richness and decreased uniqueness in six protected area. PLoS One 9:e93092. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093092
Tóth, A. B., S. K. Lyons,and Anna K. Behrensmeyer 2014. Mammals of Kenya's protected areas from 1888 to 2013. Ecology 95:1711–1711. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-2118.1
Saarinen, J. J., A.G. Boyer, J.H. Brown, D.P. Costa, S.K.M. Ernest, A.R. Evans, M. Fortelius, J. L. Gittleman, M.J. Hamilton, L.E. Harding, K. Lintulaakso, S.K. Lyons, J.G. Okie, R.M. Sibly, F.A. Smith, P. R. Stephens, J. Theodor, and M.D. Uhen. 2014. Patterns of body size evolution in Cenozoic land mammals: intrinsic biological processes and extrinsic forcing. Proceedings of the Royal Society – B Biological Sciences, 281(1784), 20132049. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.2049
Miller, J. H., A. K. Behrensmeyer, A. Du, S. K. Lyons, D. Patternson, A. Tóth, A. Villaseñor, E. Kanga, D. Reed. 2014. Ecological fidelity of functional traits based on species presence-absence in a modern mammalian bone assemblage (Amboseli, Kenya). Paleobiology 40(4):560-583. doi:10.1666/13062
K. J. Gaston, C. M. McCain, and S. K. Lyons. 2014. Abundance and Distributions.Pp 400-402 In: Foundations of Macroecology (F. A. Smith, J. H. Brown, and J. L. Gittleman, eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
Lyons, S. K. 2014. Comments on Hanski, I. 1982. Dynamics of regional distribution: the core and satellite species hypothesis. Oikos 38:210-221. Pp 495-496 In: Foundations of Macroecology (F. A. Smith, J. H. Brown, and J. L. Gittleman, eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
Lyons, S. K. 2014. Comments on Graham R. W. 1986. Response of mammalian communities to environmental changes during the late Quaterary. Diamond, J. & Case, T. J., eds. Community Ecology; Pp. 300-313; Harper and Rowe, New York. Pp 345-346 In: Foundations of Macroecology (F. A. Smith, J. H. Brown, and J. L. Gittleman, eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

2013

A.D. Letten, S. K. Lyons,and A. T. Moles. 2013. The mid-domain effect: it’s not just about space. Journal of Biogeography 40:2017-2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12196
Okie, J. G., A. G. Boyer, J. H. Brown, D. P. Costa, S, K. M. Ernest, A. R. Evans, M. Fortelius, J. L. Gittleman, M. J. Hamilton, L. E. Harding, K. Lintulaakso, S. K. Lyons, J. J. Saarinen, F. A. Smith, P. R. Stephens, J. Theodor, M. D. Uhen, R. M. Sibly. 2013. Effects of allomtry, production and lifestyle on rates and limits of body size evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society – B 280:1-7. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1007.
Lyons, S. K.and F. A. Smith. 2013. Macroecological patterns in body size of mammals over space and time. Pp. 116-144In: Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group (F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
F. A. Smith, S. K. Lyons, J. H. Brown, K. E. Jones and B. A. Maurer. 2013. The influence of flight on patterns of body size diversity and heritability. Pp. 187-205In: Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group (F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
F. A. Smith, and S. K. Lyons. 2013. On being the right size: the importance of size to life history, ecology and evolution. Pp. 1-10In: Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group (F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
F. A. Smith, and S. K. Lyons. 2013. The way forward. Pp. 235-246In: Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group (F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

2012

A. R. Evans, D. Jones, A. G. Boyer, J. H. Brown, D. P. Costa, S. K. M. Ernest, E. M. G. Fitzgerald, M. Fortelius, J. L. Gittleman, M. J. Hamilton, L. E. Harding, K. Lintulaakso, S. K. Lyons, J. G. Okie, J.J. Saarinen, R. M. Sibly, F. A. Smith, P. R. Stephens, J. M. Theodor, M. D. Uhen. 2012. The maximum rate of mammal evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. PNAS 2012 : 1120774109v1-201120774. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1120774109
B. S. Grund, T. A. Surovell, and S. K. Lyons. 2012. Range sizes and shifts of North American Pleistocene mammals are not consistent with a climatic explanation for extinction. World Archaeology, 44:1, 43-55. https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2012.648427

2011

F. A. Smith, and S. K. Lyons. 2011. How big should a mammal be? A macroecological look at mammalian body size over space and time. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 366:2364-2378. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0067
F. A. Smith, S. M. Elliott, and S. K. Lyons. 2011. Reply to ‘Methane and megafauna’Nature Geosciences 4:272.
M. Kowalewski, J. L. Payne, F. A. Smith, S. C. Wang, D. W. McShea, S. Xiao, P. M. Novack-Gottshall, C. R. McClain, R. A. Krause, Jr., A. Boyer, S. Finnegan, S. K. Lyons, J. A. Stempien, J. Alroy, and P. A. Spaeth. 2011. The Geozoic Supereon. Palaios 26:251-255. https://doi.org/10.2110/palo.2011.S03
J. L. Payne, C. R. McClain, A. G. Boyer, J. H. Brown, S. Finnegan, M. Kowalewski, R. A. Krause, Jr., S. K. Lyons, D. W. McShea, P. M. Novack-Gottshall, F. A. Smith, P. Spaeth, J. A. Stempien, and S. C. Wang. 2011. The evolutionary consequences of oxygenic photosynthesis: a body size perspective. Photosynthesis Research. 107: 37-57. (published online 07 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-010-9593-1

2010

P. J. Wagner and S. K. Lyons. 2010. Measuring biological diversity in the fossil record. Pp. 265-275 In: Biological diversity: frontiers in measurement and assessment (A. Magurran and B. McGill, eds). Oxford University Press.
Lyons, S. K.,P. J. Wagner, and K. M. Dzikiewicz. 2010. Ecological correlates of range shifts of late Pleistocene mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365:3681-3693. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0263
E. P. White, S. K. M. Ernest, P. B. Adler, A. H. Hurlbert, and S. K. Lyons. 2010. Integrating spatial and temporal approaches to understanding species richness. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365:3633-3643. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0280
Smith, F.A., A.G. Boyer, J.H. Brown, D. Costa, T. Dayan, S.K.M. Ernest, A.R. Evans, M. Fortelius, J.L. Gittleman, M. J. Hamilton, L.E. Harding, K. Lintulaakso, S.K. Lyons, C. McCain, J.G. Okie, J.J. Saarinen, R.M. Sibly, P.R. Stephens, J. Theodor and M.D. Uhen. 2010. The evolution of maximum body size of terrestrial mammals. Science 330:1216-1219. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1194830
Lyons, S. K.and F. A. Smith. 2010. Using a macroecological approach to study geographic range, abundance and body size in the fossil record. Pp. 117-141 in Paleontological Society Short Course Volume 16. Quantitative Methods in Analytical Paleobiology (G. Hunt and J. Alroy, eds.).
F. A. Smith, S. M. Elliott, and S. K. Lyons. 2010. Methane emissions from extinct megafauna. Nature Geosciences 3:374-375. https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo877

2009

Gotelli, N. J., M. J. Anderson, H. T. Arita, A. Chao, R. K. Colwell, S. R. Connolly, D. J. Currie, R. R. Dunn, G. R. Graves, J. L. Green, J. A. Grytnes, Y. H. Jiang, W. Jetz, S. K. Lyons, C. M. McCain, A. E. Magurran, C. Rahbek, T. Rangel, J. Soberon, C. O. Webb, and M. R. Willig. 2009. Patterns and causes of species richness: a general simulation model for macroecology. Ecology Letters 12:873-886. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01353.x
Lyons, S. K.and P. J. Wagner. 2009. Using macroecological approach to the fossil record to help inform conservation biology. Pp. 141-166 In: Conservation Paleobiology: Using the Past to Manage for the Future, (K. Flessa and G. Dietl, eds.) Paleontological Society Short Course Volume 15.
M. R. Willig,S. K. Lyons, and R. D. Stevens. 2009. Spatial methods for the macroecological study of bats. Pp. 216-245 In: Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats (T. Kunz and S. Parsons, eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD. 901 pp.
J. L. Payne, A. G. Boyer, J. H. Brown, S. Finnegan, M. Kowalewski, R. A. Krause, Jr.,S. K. Lyons, C. R. McClain, D. W. McShea, P. M. Novack-Gottshall, F. A. Smith, J. A. Stempien, S. C. Wang. 2009. Two-phase increase in the maximum size of life over 3.5 billion years reflects biological innovation and environemental opportunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106:24-27. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0806314106
J. B. Bennington, W. A. DiMichele, C. Badgley, R. K. Bambach, P. M. Barrett, A. K. Behrensmeyer, R. Bobe, R. J. Burnham, E. B. Daeschler, J. van Dam, J. T. Eronen, D. H. Erwin, S. Finnegan, S. M. Holland, G. Hunt, D. Jablonski, S. T. Jackson, B. F. Jacobs, S. M. Kidwell, P. L. Koch, M. J. Kowalewski, C. C. Labandeira, C. V. Looy,S. K. Lyons, P. M. Novack-Gottshall, R. Potts, P. D. Roopnarine, C. A. E. Strömberg, H-D Sues, P. J. Wagner, P. Wilf, and S. L. Wing. 2009. Critical issues of scale in Paleoecology. Palaios 24:1-4. https://doi.org/10.2110/palo.2009.S01

2008

F. A. Smith,S. K. Lyons, S. K. M. Ernest, and J. H. Brown. 2008. Macroecology: more than the division of food and space among species on continents. Progress in Physical Geography, 32:115-138. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133308094425

2006

Lyons, S. K. 2006. The past and future of biogeography. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 13:249-253. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10914-006-9021-7
V. Millien, S. K. Lyons, L. Olson, F. A. Smith, T. Wilson, Y. Yom-Tov. 2006. Ecotypic variation in the context of global climate change: revisiting the rules. Ecology Letters. 9(7): 853-869. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2006.00928.x

2005

Lyons, S. K. 2005. A quantitative model assessing the community dynamics of Pleistocene mammals. The American Naturalist. 165(6):E168-E185. https://doi.org/10.1086/429699
J. S. Madin and S. K. Lyons. 2005. Incomplete sampling of geographic ranges weakens or reverses the positive relationship between animal species geographic range size and its body size. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 7:607-617.

2004

Lyons, S. K, F. A. Smith, P. J. Wagner, E. P. White, and J. H. Brown. 2004. Was a “hyperdisease” responsible for the late Pleistocene megafaunal extinction? Ecology Letters. 7:859-868. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00643.x
Lyons, S. K.,F. A. Smith and J. H. Brown. 2004. Of mice, mastodons and men: human mediated extinction on four continents. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 6: 339-358.
F. A. Smith, J. H. Brown, J. P. Haskell, S. K. Lyons, J. Alroy, E. L. Charnov, T. Dayan, B. J. Enquist, S. K. M. Ernest, E. A. Hadly, K. E. Jones, D. M. Kaufman, P. A. Marquet, B. A. Maurer, K. J. Niklas, W. P. Porter, B. Tiffney, and M. R. Willig. 2004. Similarity of mammalian body size across the taxonomic hierarchy and across space and time. The American Naturalist. 163:672-691. https://doi.org/10.1086/382898
B. A. Maurer, J. Alroy, J. H. Brown, T. Dayan, B. Enquist, S. K. M. Ernest, E. Hadly, J. P. Haskell, D. Jablonski, K. E. Jones, D. M. Kaufman, S. K. Lyons, K. Niklas, W. Porter, K. Roy, F. A. Smith, B. Tiffney, and M. R. Willig. 2004. Convergence in Body Size Distributions of Small-bodied Flying Vertebrates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 6:783-797.

2003

Lyons, S. K. 2003. A quantitative assessment of the range shifts of Pleistocene mammals. Journal of Mammalogy (Special Feature). 84: 385-402.
F.A. Smith, S.K. Lyons, S.K. M. Ernest, K.E. Jones, D.M. Kaufman, T. Dayan, P.A. Marquet, J.H. Brown, and J.P. Haskell. 2003. The body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403. https://doi.org/10.1890/02-9003
S. K. M. Ernest, B. J. Enquist, J. H. Brown, E. L. Charnov, J. F. Gillooly, V. M. Savage, E. P. White, F. A. Smith, E. A. Hadly, J. P. Haskell, S. K. Lyons, B. A. Maurer, K. J. Niklas, B. Tiffney. 2003. Thermodynamic and metabolic effects on the scaling of production and population energy use. Ecology Letters 6:990-995. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00526.x

2002

Lyons, S. K.and M. R. Willig. 2002. Species richness, latitude, and scale-sensitivity. Ecology 83: 47-58. https://doi.org/10.2307/2680120

1999

Lyons, S. K.and M. R. Willig. 1999. A hemispheric assessment of scale-dependence in latitudinal gradients of species richness. Ecology. 80(8): 2483-2491. (Special Feature) https://doi.org/10.2307/177234

1998

M. R. Willig and S. K. Lyons. 1998. An analytical model of latitudinal gradients of species richness with an empirical test for Marsupials and Bats in the New World. Oikos 80:93-98.

1997

Lyons, S. K.and M. R. Willig. 1997. Latitudinal patterns of range size: methodological concerns and empirical evaluations for New World Bats and Marsupials. Oikos 79:568-580.

1995

Lyons, S. K. 1995. Areography of New World Bats and Marsupials. Mastozoologia Neotropical 2:229-231.

BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES

2019

Lyons, S. K.and A. K. Behrensmeyer, P. J. Wagner, editors. 2019. Foundations of Paleoecology. University of Chicago Press. Chicago IL

2013

Smith, F. A. and S. K. Lyons, editors. 2013. Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group. University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL