Corinne Myers

Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2013 (Assistant Professor, arrives at UNM in Fall 2015)

Research and Academic Interests:

Paleobiology, paleobiogeography/paleoecology, macroevolution, application of ecological niche modeling to the deep time fossil record. Research focuses on teasing apart the contribution of abiotic environmental vs. biotic factors in driving biogeographic and macroevolutionary patterns in the history of life. Some current projects include: paleoenvironmental reconstruction in the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway (WIS) and investigation of the impact of niche dynamics (specifically niche stability, niche breadth, and phylogenetic niche conservation) on macroevolutionary patterns of WIS marine fauna.

List of Related Web Links:

Corinne Myers' Personal Web Pages

Recent publications:

Manthey, J., L. P. Campbell, E. E. Saupe, J. Soberón, C. Hensz, C. E. Myers, H. Owens, K., A. T. Peterson, N. Barve, A. Lira-Noriega, and V. Barve. In review. A test of niche centrality as a determinant of population trend and conservation status in North American birds. Endangered Species Research.

Myers, C. E., A. L. Stigall, and B. S. Lieberman. In review. PaleoENM: applying ecological niche modeling to the fossil record. Paleobiology.

Hendricks, J., E. E. Saupe, C. E. Myers, L. Hermsen, and W. D. Allmon. In press. Generification and the fossil record. Paleobiology.

Myers, C. E. & E.E. Saupe. 2013. A Macroevolutionary expansion of the Modern Synthesis and the importance of extrinsic abiotic factors.Palaeontology Special Issue: Macroevolution and the Modern Synthesis, 56:1179-1198.

Owens, H. L., L. P. Campbell, L. L. Dornak, E. E. Saupe, N. Barve, J. Soberón, K. Ingenloff, A. Lira-Noriega, C. M. Hensz, C. E. Myers, A. T. Peterson. 2013. Constraints on interpretation of ecological niche models by limited environmental ranges on calibration areas. Ecological Modeling 263:10-18.

Myers, C. E., R. A. MacKenzie III, & B. S. Lieberman. 2013. Greenhouse biogeography: the relationship of geographic range with invasion and extinction in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway. Paleobiology 39:135-148.
* featured this article in Fossils of Future Past by Brian Switek which can be found at:

Saupe, E. E., V. Barve, C. E. Myers, J. Soberón, N. Barve, C. Hensz, A. T. Peterson, H. L. Owens, & A. Lira-Noriega. 2012. Variation in niche and distribution model performance: the need for a priori assessment of key causal factors. Ecological Modeling 237-238:11-22.

Myers, C. E. & B. S. Lieberman. 2011. Sharks That Pass in the Night: Using GIS to investigate competition in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278:681-689.

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