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Larson, E.R, Boyer, A.G. and Paul R. Armsworth. 2014. Little evidence of behavioral responses to changing economic conditions by biodiversity conservation nonprofits. Ecology and Evolution - In Press

Boyer, A.G. and W. Jetz. 2014. Extinctions and the loss of ecological function in island bird communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23:679-688. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12147 | link

Saarinen, J.J, Boyer, A.G., Brown, J.H., et al. (18 authors). 2014. Patterns of maximum body size evolution in Cenozoic land mammals: eco-evolutionary processes and abiotic forcing. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences. 281:20132049. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2049 | link

Theodor, J., Boyer, A.G. and Currie, D. 2014. Species Diversity. pp. 649-758, in F.A. Smith, J. Gittleman, J.H. Brown, eds. Foundations of Macroecology. Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, IL | link


Duncan, R., Boyer, A.G. and T. Blackburn. 2013. Magnitude and variation of prehistoric bird extinctions in the Pacific. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 110: 6336-6411. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1216511110 | link| Quirks and Quarks radio show | Science NOW | Huffington Post | The EEB and Flow

Fishburn, I., Boyer, A.G., Kareiva, P., Gaston, K. and P.R. Armsworth. 2013. Tracking a Shift from Opportunistic to Systematic Patterns of Conservation Investment by a Major Land Trust. Biological Conservation. 161:223-229. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.02.007 | link

Okie, J. G., Boyer, A. G., Brown, J. H., et al. (18 authors). 2013. Effects of allometry, productivity and lifestyle on rates and limits of body size evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280: 20131007. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1007 | link

McClain, C.R., Durst, P.A.P., Boyer, A.G. and C.D. Francis. 2013. Unraveling the Determinants of Insular Body Size Shifts. Biology Letters DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0989 | link


Boyer, A.G. and W. Jetz. 2012. Conservation Biology, pp. 271-279 in R. Sibly, J.H. Brown, A. Kodric-Brown, eds. Metabolic Ecology: a scaling approach. Wiley-Blackwell | link

Smith, F.A. and Boyer, A.G. 2012. Losing time? Incorporating a deeper temporal perspective into modern ecology. Frontiers of Biogeography. 4: 26-39

Evans, A.R., Jones, D., Boyer, A.G., et al. (17 authors). 2012. The maximum rate of mammal evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109: 4187-4190. | PNAS Commentary | | National Geographic News | MSNBC | Nature News

Davidson, A.D., Boyer, A.G., Kim, H., Pompa-Mansilla, S., Hamilton, M.J., Costa, D.P..Ceballos, G., and J.H. Brown. 2012. Drivers and hotspots of extinction risk in marine mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109: 3395-3400. | data| National Geographic Newswatch


Kowalewski, M., J.L. Payne, F.A. Smith, S. C. Wang, D.W. McShea, S. Xiao, P. Novack-Gottshall, C.R. McClain, R.A. Krause Jr., A.G. Boyer, et al. (15 authors). 2011. The Geozoic Supereon. Palaios. 26: 251-255.

Payne, J.L, McClain, C.R., Boyer, A.G. et al. (14 authors) 2011. The evolutionary consequences of oxygenic photosynthesis: a body size perspective. Photosynthesis Research 107: 37-57.


Smith, F.A., Boyer, A.G., et al. (20 authors). 2010. The Evolution of Maximum Body Size of Terrestrial Mammals. Science 330: 1216-1219. | BBC News & New Haven Register

Boyer, A.G., James, H.F., Olson, S.L. and Grant-Mackie, J.A. 2010. Long-term ecological change in a conservation hotspot: The fossil avifauna of Mé Auré Cave, New Caledonia. Biodiversity and Conservation 19:3207-3224

Boyer, A.G. and W. Jetz. 2010. Biogeography of Body Size in Pacific Island Birds. Ecography (invited) 33:369-379 | SOM

Boyer, A.G. 2010. Consistent Ecological Selectivity Through Time in Pacific Island Avian Extinctions. Conservation Biology 24:511-519 | SOM | Coverage on &

Boyer, A.G., J.L.E. Cartron and J.H. Brown. 2010. Interspecific pairwise relationships among body length, clutch size, and latitude: anatomy of a macroecological paradox in birds. Journal of Biogeography 37:47-56


A.D. Davidson, M.J. Hamilton, A.G. Boyer, J.H. Brown, and G. Ceballos. 2009. Multiple ecological pathways to extinction in mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:10702-10705 | Supplement | news

McClain, C.R. and Boyer A.G. 2009. Biodiversity and Body Size Are Linked Across Metazoans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276:2209-2215

Payne, J., Boyer, A.G., et al. 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 106:24-27 | data | Wired Science


J.C. Nekola, A.L. Sizling, A.G. Boyer, and D. Storch. 2008. Artifactions in the Log-Transformation of Species Abundance Distributions. Folia Geobotanica 43:259-268

Boyer, A.G. 2008. Extinction Patterns in the Avifauna of the Hawaiian Islands.Diversity and Distributions 14: 509-517 | data | Raising Islands: Hawai'i Science and Environment


McClain, C.R., A.G. Boyer, and G. Rosenberg. 2006. The Island Rule and the Evolution of Body Size in the Deep Sea. Journal of Biogeography 33:1578-1584 | Discovery News


Boyer, A.G., R.E. Swearingen, M.A. Blaha, C.T. Fortson, S.K. Gremillion, K.A. Osborn, and M.D. Moran. 2003. Seasonal Variation in Top-down and Bottom-up Processes in a Grassland Arthropod Community. Oecologia 136:309-316