John Alroy

Associate Professor

  • 4704 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
1992 …2020

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2020

On four measures of taxonomic richness

Alroy, J., May 2020, In : Paleobiology. 46, 2, p. 158-175 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Science principles for accelerating trait-based science across the Tree of Life

Gallagher, R. V., Falster, D. S., Maitner, B. S., Salguero-Gómez, R., Vandvik, V., Pearse, W. D., Schneider, F. D., Kattge, J., Poelen, J. H., Madin, J. S., Ankenbrand, M. J., Penone, C., Feng, X., Adams, V. M., Alroy, J., Andrew, S. C., Balk, M. A., Bland, L. M., Boyle, B. L., Bravo-Avila, C. H. & 37 others, Brennan, I., Carthey, A. J. R., Catullo, R., Cavazos, B. R., Conde, D. A., Chown, S. L., Fadrique, B., Gibb, H., Halbritter, A. H., Hammock, J., Hogan, J. A., Holewa, H., Hope, M., Iversen, C. M., Jochum, M., Kearney, M., Keller, A., Mabee, P., Manning, P., McCormack, L., Michaletz, S. T., Park, D. S., Perez, T. M., Pineda-Munoz, S., Ray, C. A., Rossetto, M., Sauquet, H., Sparrow, B., Spasojevic, M. J., Telford, R. J., Tobias, J. A., Violle, C., Walls, R., Weiss, K. C. B., Westoby, M., Wright, I. J. & Enquist, B. J., Mar 2020, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 4, 3, p. 294-303 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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7 Citations (Scopus)
51 Downloads (Pure)

The apparent exponential radiation of Phanerozoic land vertebrates is an artefact of spatial sampling biases

Close, R. A., Benson, R. B. J., Alroy, J., Carrano, M. T., Cleary, T. J., Dunne, E. M., Mannion, P. D., Uhen, M. D. & Butler, R. J., 8 Apr 2020, In : Proceedings. Biological sciences. 287, 1924, 10 p., 20200372.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2019

Discovering biogeographic and ecological clusters with a graph theoretic spin on factor analysis

Alroy, J., Sep 2019, In : Ecography. 42, 9, p. 1504-1513 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Diversity dynamics of Phanerozoic terrestrial tetrapods at the local-community scale

Close, R. A., Benson, R. B. J., Alroy, J., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Benito, J., Carrano, M. T., Cleary, T. J., Dunne, E. M., Mannion, P. D., Uhen, M. D. & Butler, R. J., Apr 2019, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3, 4, p. 590–597 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Latitudinal gradients in the ecology of New World bats

Alroy, J., Jun 2019, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 28, 6, p. 784-792 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Reorganization of surviving mammal communities after the end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction

Tóth, A. B., Lyons, S. K., Barr, W. A., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Blois, J. L., Bobe, R., Davis, M., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Fraser, D., Gotelli, N. J., Graves, G. R., Jukar, A. M., Miller, J. H., Pineda-Munoz, S., Soul, L. C., Villaseñor, A. & Alroy, J., 20 Sep 2019, In : Science. 365, 6459, p. 1305-1308 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

Small mammals have big tails in the tropics

Alroy, J., Aug 2019, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 28, 8, p. 1042-1050 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

The r package divDyn for quantifying diversity dynamics using fossil sampling data

Kocsis, Á. T., Reddin, C. J., Alroy, J. & Kiessling, W., May 2019, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 10, 5, p. 735-743 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)
2018

How should we estimate diversity in the fossil record? Testing richness estimators using sampling-standardised discovery curves

Close, R. A., Evers, S. W., Alroy, J. & Butler, R. J., Jun 2018, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9, 6, p. 1386-1400 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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22 Citations (Scopus)
54 Downloads (Pure)

Limits to species richness in terrestrial communities

Alroy, J., Dec 2018, In : Ecology Letters. 21, 12, p. 1781-1789 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
2017
57 Citations (Scopus)

Inferring diet from dental morphology in terrestrial mammals

Pineda-Munoz, S., Lazagabaster, I. A., Alroy, J. & Evans, A. R., Apr 2017, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 8, 4, p. 481-491 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Pattern, process, inference and prediction in extinction biology

Brook, B. W. & Alroy, J., 1 Jan 2017, In : Biology Letters. 13, 1, 3 p., 20160828.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
2016

A comprehensive database of quality-rated fossil ages for Sahul's Quaternary vertebrates

Rodríguez-Rey, M., Herrando-Pérez, S., Brook, B. W., Saltré, F., Alroy, J., Beeton, N., Bird, M. I., Cooper, A., Gillespie, R., Jacobs, Z., Johnson, C. N., Miller, G. H., Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G., Turney, C. S. M. & Bradshaw, C. J. A., 19 Jul 2016, In : Scientific Data. 3, p. 1-7 7 p., 160053.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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6 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

A simple Bayesian method of inferring extinction: reply

Alroy, J., 1 Mar 2016, In : Ecology. 97, 3, p. 798-800 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

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3 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Climate change not to blame for late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia

Saltré, F., Rodríguez-Rey, M., Brook, B. W., Johnson, C. N., Turney, C. S. M., Alroy, J., Cooper, A., Beeton, N., Bird, M. I., Fordham, D. A., Gillespie, R., Herrando-Pérez, S., Jacobs, Z., Miller, G. H., Nogués-Bravo, D., Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G. & Bradshaw, C. J. A., 29 Jan 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, p. 1-7 7 p., 10511.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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61 Citations (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)

Near-Stasis in the long-term diversification of Mesozoic tetrapods

Benson, R. B. J., Butler, R. J., Alroy, J., Mannion, P. D., Carrano, M. T. & Lloyd, G. T., 25 Jan 2016, In : PLoS Biology. 14, 1, p. 1-27 27 p., e1002359.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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34 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

On a conservative Bayesian method of inferring extinction

Alroy, J., 1 Nov 2016, In : Paleobiology. 42, 4, p. 670-679 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting and mitigating future biodiversity loss using long-term ecological proxies

Fordham, D. A., Akçakaya, H. R., Alroy, J., Saltré, F., Wigley, T. M. L. & Brook, B. W., 28 Sep 2016, In : Nature Climate Change. 6, 10, p. 909-916 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

19 Citations (Scopus)

The relationship between diet and body mass in terrestrial mammals

Pineda-Munoz, S., Evans, A. R. & Alroy, J., 1 Nov 2016, In : Paleobiology. 42, 4, p. 659-669 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of sahul?

Johnson, C. N., Alroy, J., Beeton, N. J., Bird, M. I., Brook, B. W., Cooper, A., Gillespie, R., Herrando-PÉrez, S., Jacobs, Z., Miller, G. H., Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G., Rodríguez-Rey, M., SaltrÉ, F., Turney, C. S. M. & Bradshaw, C. J. A., 10 Feb 2016, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283, 1824, p. 1-8 8 p., 20152399.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

24 Citations (Scopus)
2015

A more precise speciation and extinction rate estimator

Alroy, J., Sep 2015, In : Paleobiology. 41, 4, p. 633-639 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

A new twist on a very old binary similarity coefficient

Alroy, J., 1 Feb 2015, In : Ecology. 96, 2, p. 575-586 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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24 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

A simple way to improve multivariate analyses of paleoecological data sets

Alroy, J., Jun 2015, In : Paleobiology. 41, 3, p. 377-386 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Criteria for assessing the quality of Middle Pleistocene to Holocene vertebrate fossil ages

Rodríguez-Rey, M., Herrando-Pérez, S., Gillespie, R., Jacobs, Z., Saltré, F., Brook, B. W., Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G., Cooper, A., Alroy, J., Miller, G. H., Bird, M. I., Johnson, C. N., Beeton, N., Turney, C. S. M. & Bradshaw, C. J. A., 1 Oct 2015, In : Quaternary Geochronology. 30, p. 69-79 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

20 Citations (Scopus)

Current extinction rates of reptiles and amphibians

Alroy, J., 20 Oct 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 42, p. 13003-13008 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

92 Citations (Scopus)

Limits to captive breeding of mammals in zoos

Alroy, J., 1 Jun 2015, In : Conservation Biology. 29, 3, p. 926-931 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

The shape of terrestrial abundance distributions

Alroy, J., Sep 2015, In : Science Advances. 1, 8, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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21 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Accurate and precise estimates of origination and extinction rates

Alroy, J., 2014, In : Paleobiology. 40, 3, p. 374-397 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

71 Citations (Scopus)

A simple Bayesian method of inferring extinction

Alroy, J., 2014, In : Paleobiology. 40, 4, p. 584-607 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary characterization of terrestrial mammals

Pineda-Munoz, S. & Alroy, J., 22 Aug 2014, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281, 1789, p. 1-7 7 p., 20141173.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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32 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)
2012

Are taxonomic diversity curves a scientific dead end?

Alroy, J., 2012, p. 3168. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Simple equations for estimating body mass in mammals (and dinosaurs)

Alroy, J., 2012, In : Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 32, Supl 2, p. 55-56 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

2011

Changes in shell durability of common marine taxa through the Phanerozoic: Evidence for biological rather than taphonomic drivers

Kosnik, M. A., Alroy, J., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Fürsich, F. T., Gastaldo, R. A., Kidwell, S. M., Kowalewski, M., Plotnick, R. E., Rogers, R. R. & Wagner, P. J., Mar 2011, In : Paleobiology. 37, 2, p. 303-331 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

On the flux ratio method and correcting incorrect forms of correct equations

Alroy, J., Sep 2011, In : Paleobiology. 37, 4, p. 710-711 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

The geozoic supereon

Kowalewski, M., Payne, J. L., Smith, F. A., Wang, S. C., McShea, D. W., Xiao, S., Novack-Gottshall, P. M., McClain, C. R., Krause, R. A., Boyer, A. G., Finnegan, S., Lyons, S. K., Stempien, J. A., Alroy, J. & Spaeth, P. A., May 2011, In : Palaios. 26, 5, p. 251-255 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Geographical, environmental and intrinsic biotic controls on Phanerozoic marine diversification

Alroy, J., Nov 2010, In : Palaeontology. 53, 6, p. 1211-1235 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

156 Citations (Scopus)

The shifting balance of diversity among major marine animal groups

Alroy, J., 3 Sep 2010, In : Science. 329, 5996, p. 1191-1194 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

253 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Bayesian estimates of origination dates for crown-group birds, placentals, and primates

Alroy, J., 2009, In : Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 29, p. 54A-54A 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Speciation and extinction in the fossil record of North American mammals

Alroy, J., 2009, Speciation and patterns of diversity. Butlin, R., Bridle, J. & Schluter, D. (eds.). Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 301-323 22 p. (Ecological reviews).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2008

Cut down to size: body mass, diet, and background extinction rates in fossil mammals

Alroy, J., Sep 2008, In : Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 28, s3, p. 44A-44A 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access

Dynamics of origination and extinction in the marine fossil record

Alroy, J., 12 Aug 2008, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105, SUPPL. 1, p. 11536-11542 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

285 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamics of origination and extinction in the marine fossil record

Alroy, J., 2008, In the light of evolution: Volume II: Biodiversity and extinction. Avise, J. C., Hubbell, S. P. & Ayala, F. J. (eds.). National Academy of Sciences, p. 207-226 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Phanerozoic trends in the global diversity of marine invertebrates

Alroy, J., Aberhan, M., Bottjer, D. J., Foote, M., Fürsich, F. T., Harries, P. J., Hendy, A. J. W., Holland, S. M., Ivany, L. C., Kiessling, W., Kosnik, M. A., Marshall, C. R., McGowan, A. J., Miller, A. I., Olszewski, T. D., Patzkowsky, M. E., Peters, S. E., Villier, L., Wagner, P. J., Bonuso, N. & 15 others, Borkow, P. S., Brenneis, B., Clapham, M. E., Fall, L. M., Ferguson, C. A., Hanson, V. L., Krug, A. Z., Layou, K. M., Leckey, E. H., Nürnberg, S., Powers, C. M., Sessa, J. A., Simpson, C., Tomašových, A. & Visaggi, C. C., 4 Jul 2008, In : Science. 321, 5885, p. 97-100 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

428 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Maximum likelihood bubbles and mammalian biogeography

Alroy, J., 12 Sep 2007, In : Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 27, s3, p. 40A-40A 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access