Publications

  1. Christison, B.E., F. Gaidies, S. Pineda-Munoz, A. R. Evans, and D. Fraser. 2019. Creodonts and carnivorans of the late Eocene (Chadronian) Cypress Hills Formation occupied different dietary niches (submitted to Journal of Mammalogy; JMAMM-2019-040).
  2. Fraser, D. and S. K. Lyons. Stability of mammal community structure across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (In Press; The American Naturalist; AmNat 59327).
  3. Tóth, A., 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. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6459/1305

    Megafauna_Graphic by Emőke M. Tóth
    Image Credit: Emõke Tóth
  4. Fraser, D., R.J. Haupt, and W. A. Barr. 2018. Phylogenetic signal in tooth wear dietary niche proxies: what it means for those in the field 8: 1363-11367. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.4540
  5. Fraser, D., R.J. Haupt, and W. A. Barr. 2018. Phylogenetic signal in tooth wear dietary niche proxies. Ecology and Evolution 8: 5355-5368. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.4052
  6. Fraser, D. and S. K. Lyons. 2017. Biotic interchange has structured Western Hemisphere mammal communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 1408-1422. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.12667/abstract;jsessionid=3F2ED4E116D6EA6A6BAF029CECE70760.f02t01
  7. Boessenecker, R.W., D. FraserM. ChurchillJ. H. Geisler. 2017. A toothless dwarf dolphin (Odontoceti: Xenorophidae) points to explosive feeding diversification of modern whales (Neoceti). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284:
    20170531. 
    http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1861/20170531

    Image Credit: Robert Boessenecker
    1. https://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news/press-releases/new-fossil-species-toothless-dolphin-expands-knowledge-earl
    2. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/ancient-dwarf-dolphin-may-have-slurped-its-food-walrus
    3. https://www.livescience.com/60210-dolphin-had-vaccuum-snout.html
    4. http://gizmodo.com/bizarre-toothless-dwarf-dolphins-once-sucked-squid-off-1798313881http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4817848/Ancient-Dolphin-Used-Snout-Vacuum-Food.html
  8. Fraser, D. 2017. Can latitudinal richness gradients be measured in the terrestrial fossil record? Paleobiology 43: 479-494.
    http://paleobiol.geoscienceworld.org/content/43/3/479
    Associated datahttp://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.8p0s7
  9. Lyons, S. K., J. H. Miller, D. Fraser, F. A. Smith, A. Boyer, E. Lindsey, A. M. Mychajliw. 2016. The changing role of mammal life histories in late Quaternary extinction vulnerability on continents and islands. Biology Letters 12: 1-7.
    http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/12/6/20160342.abstract
  10. Gorelick, R.*, D. Fraser*, M. Mansfield, J. W. Dawson, S. Wijenayake, and S. M. Bertram. 2016. Evolution of avian W chromosomes: no gradual diminution, but abrupt shortening of W in ancestral Neognathae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (BJLS-4190 In Press).
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bij.12832/abstract
  11. Fraser, D., R. Gorelick, and N. Rybczynski. 2015. Macroevolution and climate change influence phylogenetic community assembly of North American hoofed mammals. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114: 485-494.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bij.12457/abstract
    NOTE: We used the “all branches additive” time scaling method in the paleotree package (Bapst, 2012 Methods in Ecology and Evolution). The AR(1) correlation structure was specified for the gls models.
  12. Hoffmann, J., D. Fraser, and M. T. Clementz. 2015. Controlled feeding trials with ungulates: A new application of in vivo dental molding to assess the abrasive factors of microwear. Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 1538-1547.
    http://jeb.biologists.org/content/early/2015/04/06/jeb.118406.abstract
  13. Fraser, D., C. Hassall, R. Gorelick, and N. Rybczynski. 2014. Mean annual precipitation explains spatiotemporal patterns of Cenozoic mammal beta diversity and latitudinal diversity gradients in North America. PLoS One 9: e106499.
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0106499
  14. Fraser, D. and N. Rybczynski. 2014. Complexity of ruminant masticatory evolution. Journal of Morphology 275:1093-1102.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.20284/abstract
  15. Fraser, D., T. Zybutz, and J. M. Theodor. 2014. Ruminant mandibular mesowear: a new scheme for increasing paleoecological sample sizes. Journal of Zoology 291: 41-48.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jzo.12149/abstract
  16. Cullen, T.M., D. Fraser, N. Rybczynski, and C. Schroder-Adams. 2014. Early evolution of sexual dimorphism and polygyny within Pinnipedia. Evolution 68: 1469-1484.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.12360/full
    Featured on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Evolution.
  17. R. Gorelick*, D. Fraser*, B. J. M. Zonneveld, and D. P. Little. 2014. Cycad chromosome numbers uncorrelated with genome size. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175: 986-997.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/info/10.1086/678085
  18. Fraser, D. and J. M. Theodor. 2013. Ungulate diets reveal patterns of grassland evolution in North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 369: 409-421.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018212006311
  19. Fraser, D. and J.M. Theodor. 2011. Anterior dentary shape as an indicator of diet in ruminant artiodactyls. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 1366-1375.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02724634.2011.605404
  20. Fraser, D. and J. M. Theodor. 2011. Comparing ungulate dietary proxies using discriminant function analysis. Journal of Morphology 272: 1513-1526.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.11001/abstract
  21. Fraser, D. and J. M. Theodor. 2010. The use of gross dental wear in dietary studies of extinct lagomorphs. Journal of Paleontology 84: 720-729.
    http://jpaleontol.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/abstract/84/4/720
  22. Fraser, D., J. C. Mallon, R. Furr, and J. M. Theodor. 2009. Improving the repeatability of low magnification microwear methods using high dynamic range imaging. PALAIOS 24: 818-825
    http://palaios.sepmonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/24/12/818

*Contributed equally