Publications

Here is a list of my publications. You can also check out my google scholar page

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Hunt, G. and Slater, G. J. (2016) Integrating paleontological and phylogenetic approaches to macroevolution. Annual Review in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 47. link

Slater, G. J. Cui, P., Forasiepi A. M., Lenz, D., Tsangaras K., Voirin B., de Moraes-Barros, N. MacPhee, R. D. E., and Greenwood, A. D. (2016) Evolutionary relationships among extinct and extant sloths: the evidence of mitogenomes and retroviruses. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8: 607-621. link

Slater, G. J. (2015). Iterative adaptive radiations of fossil canids show no evidence for diversity-dependent trait evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(16):4897–4902

Slater, G. J. (2015). Not-so-early bursts and the dynamic nature of morphological diversification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112:3595–3595

Revell, L. J., Mahler, D. L., Reynolds, R. G., and Slater, G. J. (2015). Placing cryptic, recently extinct, or hypothesized taxa into an ultrametric phylogeny using continuous character data: A case study with the lizard Anolis roosevelti. Evolution, 69(4):1027–1035

 

Martin-Scheel, D.*, Slater, G.J.*, Kolokotronis, S.O., Potter, C.W., Rotstein, D.S., Tsangaras K., Greenwood, A.D., and Helgen, K.M. (2014) Biogeography and taxonomy of extinct and endangered monk seals illuminated by ancient DNA and skull morphology. ZooKeys: coming soon…
(* joint first authors)

Slater G. J. (2014) Correction to “Phylogenetic evidence for a shift in the mode of mammalian body size evolution at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary”, and a note on fitting macroevolutionary models to comparative paleontological datasets. Methods in Ecology and Evolution: coming soon…

Pennell, M. W., Eastman, J. M., Slater, G. J., Brown, J. W., Uyeda, J. C., FitzJohn, R. G.,  Alfaro, M. E., and Harmon, L. J. (2014) geiger v2.0: an expanded suite of methods for fitting macroevolutionary models to phylogenetic trees. Bioinformatics. 30:2216–2218

Tseng, Z. J., Wang, X., Slater, G. J., Takeuchi, G. T., Li, Q., Liu, J., and Xie, G. (2014). Himalayan fossils of oldest known pantherine establish ancient origin of big cats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 281:1–7

Slater, G. J. and Pennell, M. W. (2014). Robust regression and posterior predic- tive simulation increase power to detect early bursts of trait evolution. Systematic Biology, 63:293–308 pdf 

Slater, G. J. (2013). Phylogenetic evidence for a shift in the mode of mammalian body size evolution at the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(8):734–744 pdf

Slater, G. J. and Harmon, L. J. (2013). Unifying fossils and phylogenies for comparative analyses of diversification and trait evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(8):699–702 pdf

Fabre, A.-C., Cornette, R., Slater, G. J., Argot, C., Peigne, S., Goswami, A., and Pouydebat, E. (2013). Getting a grip on the evolution of grasping in musteloid carnivorans: a three-dimensional analysis of forelimb shape. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(7):1521–1535

Frederich, B., Sorenson, L., Santini, F., Slater, G. J., and Alfaro, M. E. (2013). Iterative ecological radiation and convergence during the evolutionary history of damselfishes (Pomacentridae). The American Naturalist, 181(1):94–113 pdf

Slater, G. J., Harmon, L. J., and Alfaro, M. E. (2012a). Integrating fossils with molecular phylogenies improves inference of trait evolution. Evolution, 66(12):3931– 3944 pdf

Rabosky, D. L., Slater, G. J., and Alfaro, M. E. (2012). Clade age and species richness are decoupled across the eukaryotic tree of life. PLoS Biology, 10(8):e1001381 pdf

Meloro, C. and Slater, G. J. (2012). Covariation in the skull modules of cats: the challenge of growing saber-like canines. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32(3):677–685 pdf

Slater, G. J., Harmon, L. J., Wegmann, D., Joyce, P., Revell, L. J., and Alfaro, M. E. (2012b). Fitting models of continuous trait evolution to incompletely sampled comparative data using approximate bayesian computation. Evolution, 66(3):752– 762 pdf

Jaffe, A. L., Slater, G. J., and Alfaro, M. E. (2011). The evolution of island gigantism and body size variation in tortoises and turtles. Biology Letters, 7(4):558– 561

Van Valkenburgh, B., Curtis, A., Samuels, J. X., Bird, D., Fulkerson, B., Meachen- Samuels, J., and Slater, G. J. (2011). Aquatic adaptations in the nose of carnivo- rans: evidence from the turbinates. Journal of Anatomy, 218(3):298–310

Slater, G. J., Figueirido, B., Louis, L., Yang, P., and Van Valkenburgh, B. (2010a). Biomechanical consequences of rapid evolution in the polar bear lineage. PLoS ONE, 5(11):e13870

Figueirido, B., Serrano-Alarcon N, F. J., and Slater, G. J.and Palmqvist P. (2010). Shape at the cross-roads: homoplasy and history in the evolution of the carnivoran skull towards herbivory. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23(12):2579–2594

Slater, G. J., Price, S. A., Santini, F., and Alfaro, M. E. (2010b). Diversity versus disparity and the radiation of modern cetaceans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 277(1697):3097–3104 pdf

Slater, G. J., Thalmann, O., Leonard, J. A., Schweizer, R. M., Koepfli, K.-P., Pollinger, J. P., Rawlence, N. J., Austin, J. J., Cooper, A., and Wayne, R. K. (2009b). Evolutionary history of the Falklands wolf. Current Biology, 19(20):R937 – R938 pdf

Slater, G. J. and Van Valkenburgh, B. (2009). Allometry and performance: the evolution of skull form and function in felids. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(11):2278–2287 pdf

Slater, G. J., Dumont, E. R., and Van Valkenburgh, B. (2009a). Implications of predatory specialization for cranial form and function in canids. Journal of Zoology, 278(3):181–188 pdf

Dumont, E., Grosse, I., and Slater, G. J. (2009). Requirements for comparing the performance of finite element models of biological structures. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 256(1):96 – 103

Koepfli, K.-P., Deere, K., Slater, G. J., Begg, C., Begg, K., Grassman, L., Lucherini, M., Veron, G., and Wayne, R. (2008). Multigene phylogeny of the Mustel- idae: Resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation. BMC Biology, 6(1):10

Slater, G. J. and Van Valkenburgh, B. (2008). Long in the tooth: evolution of sabertooth cat cranial shape. Paleobiology, 34(3):403–419 pdf

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