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*Dávalos LM, *Austin RM, *Balisi MA, *Begay RL, *Hofman CA, *Kemp ME, *Lund JR, *Monroe C, *Mychajliw AM, *Nelson EA, *Nieves-Colón MA, *Redondo SA, *Sabin S, *Tsosie K, *Yracheta JM. 2020. Pandemics’ historical role in creating inequality. Science, 368: 1322-1323.

Published – Peer Reviewed

19. Mychajliw AM, Rick TC, Dagtas ND, Erlandson JM, Culleton BJ, Kennett DJ, Buckley, Hofman CA. 2020. Biogeographic problem-solving reveals the Late Pleistocene translocation of a short-faced bear to the California Channel Islands. Scientific Reports, 10: 15172.

18. Orihuela J, Viñola LW, Vázquez Jiménez O, Mychajliw AM, Hernández de Lara O, Lorenzo L, Soto-Centeno JA. 2020. Assessing the role of humans in Greater Antillean land vertebrate extinctions: New insights from Cuba. Quaternary Science Reviews, 249: 106597.

17. Mychajliw AM, Rice KA, Tewksbury LR, Southon JR, Lindsey EL. 2020. Exceptionally preserved asphaltic coprolites expand the spatiotemporal range of a North American paleoecological proxy. Scientific Reports, 10: 5069.

16. Kemp ME, Mychajliw AM, Wadman J, Goldberg A. 2020. 7,000 years of turnover: historical contingency and human niche construction shape the Caribbean’s Anthropocene biota. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287: 20200447.

15. Mychajliw AM, Mohammed RS, Rice KA, Farrell AB, Rincon AD, McAfee R, McDonald G, Lindsey EL. 2020. The biogeography of “breas”: Contextualizing the taphonomy, ecology, and diversity of Trinidad’s asphaltic fossil record. Quaternary Science Reviews, 232: 106179.

14. Forbes ES, Alagona P, *Adams AJ, *Anderson SE, *Brown KC, *Colby J, *Cooper SD, *Denny SM, *Hiroyasu EHT, *Heilmayr R, *Kendall BE, *Martin JA, *Hardesty-Moore M, *Mychajliw AM, *Tyrrell BP, *Welch ZS. 2020. Analogies for a no-analog world: tackling uncertainties in reintroduction planning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 35: 551-554.

13. Buckley M, Harvey VL, Orihuela J, Mychajliw AM, Keating JN, Almonte JNM, Lawless C, Chamberlain AT, Egerton VM, Manning PL. 2020. Collagen sequence analysis reveals evolutionary history of extinct West Indies Nesophontes (‘island-shrews’). Molecular Biology & Evolution, 37: 2931–2943.

12. Casewell N, Petras D, Card DC, Suranse V, Mychajliw AM, Richards D, Koludarov I, Albulescu LO, Slagboom J, Hempel BF, Ngum NM, Kennerly RJ, Brocca JL, Whiteley G, Harrison RA, Bolton FMS, Debono J, Vonk FJ, Alfoldi J, Johnson J, Karlsson EK, Lindblad-Toh K, Mellor IR, Sussmuth RD, Fry BG, Kuruppu S, Hodgson WC, Kool J, Castoe TA, Barnes I, Sunagar K, Undheim EAB, Turvey ST. 2019. Solenodon genome reveals convergent evolution of venom in eulipotyphlan mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116: 25745-25755.

11. Swift JA, *Bunce M, *Dortch J, *Douglass K, *Faith JT, *Fellows *Yates JA, *Field J, *Haberle SG, *Jacob E, *Johnson CN, *Lindsey E, *Lorenzen ED, *Louys J, *Miller G, *Mychajliw AM, *Slon V, *Villavicencio NA, *Waters MR, *Welker F, *Wood R, Petraglia M, Boivin N, Roberts P. 2019. Micro-methods for megafauna: novel approaches to the study of Late Quaternary extinctions and their contributions to conservation in the Anthropocene. BioScience, 69: 877-887.

 10. Steadman DW, Almonte JN, Mychajliw AM. 2019. An extinct eagle (Aves: Accipitridae) from the Quaternary of Hispaniola. Journal of Raptor Research, 53: 319-333.

9.Gibson LM, Mychajliw AM, Leon Y, Rupp E, Hadly EA. 2019. Using the past to contextualize the present and future distribution of an endemic Caribbean mammal. Conservation Biology, 33: 500-510.

8. *Cooke SB, *Davalos LM, *Mychajliw AM, *Turvey ST, & *Upham N. 2017. Anthropogenic extinction dominates Holocene declines of West Indian mammalsAnnual Review of Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics, 48: 301-327.

7. Cooke SB, Mychajliw AM, Southon J, & MacPhee RDE. 2017. Jamaica’s last monkey: the extinction of Xenothrix mcgregori. Journal of Mammalogy, 98: 937-949.

6. Barnosky AD, Hadly EA, Gonzalez P, Head J, Polly D, Lawing AM, Eronen J, *Ackerly DD, *Alex K, *Biber E, *Blois J, *Brashares J, *Ceballos G, *Davis E, *Dietl GP, *Dirzo R, *Doremus H, *Foretlius M, *Greene HW, *Hellman J, *Hickler T, *Jackson ST, *Kemp M, *Koch PL, *Kremen C, *Lindsey EL, *Looy C, *Marshall CR, *Mendenhall C, *Mulch A, *Mychajliw AM, *Nowak C, *Ramakrishnan U, *Schnitzler J, *Das Shrestha K, *Solari K, *Stegner L, *Stegner MA, *Stenseth NC, *Wake MH, *Zhang Z. 2017. Merging paleontology with conservation biology to guide the future of terrestrial ecosystems. Science, 355: 594.

5. Solari KA, *Frank HK, *Frishkoff LO, *Hsu JL, *Kemp ME, *Mychajliw AM, & Hadly EA. 2016. Opportunity for some, extinction for others: the fate of species in the Anthropocene. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 17: 787-813.

4. Lyons SK, Miller JH, Fraser D, Smith FA, Boyer A, Lindsey E, & Mychajliw AM. 2016. The changing role of mammal life histories in late Quaternary extinction vulnerability on continents and islands. Biology Letters12: 20160342.

3. *Goldberg A, *Mychajliw AM, & Hadly EA. 2016. Post-invasion demography of prehistoric humans in South America. Nature, 532: 232-235.

2. Mychajliw AM, Kemp ME, & Hadly EA. 2015. Using the Anthropocene as a teaching, communication, and community engagement opportunity. The Anthropocene Review, 2: 267- 278.

1. Mychajliw AM & Harrison RG. 2014. Genetics reveal the origin and timing of a cryptic insular introduction of muskrats in North America. PLoS One, 9:e111856.

Book Chapters

1. *Mychajliw AM, *Kemp ME, Truebe ST, & Hadly EA. 2016. A geographic approach to teaching and communicating global change in California. Book chapter in: STEM and GIS in Higher Education (Ed. Cowen, DJ), ESRI Press.

Book Reviews

2. Mychajliw AM. 2021. Quaternary ecology, evolution, and biogeography. Quarterly Review of Biology, in press.

1. Mychajliw AM. 2019. Smilodon: the iconic sabertooth. Journal of Mammalogy, 100: 2002-2004.

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