Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Vavrek, M.J. The fragmentation of Pangaea and Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate biodiversity. Biology Letters, accepted.
  2. Stockey, R.A., G.L. Hoffman, and M.J. Vavrek. Paleobotany and paleoecology of the Munce’s Hill fossil locality near Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, in press.
  3. Vavrek, M.J. 2016. A comparison of clustering methods for biogeography with fossil datasets. PeerJ, 4:e1720.
  4. Vavrek, M.J., A.M. Murray and P.R. Bell. 2016. Xiphactinus audax Leidy 1870 from the
    Puskwaskau Formation (Santonian to Campanian) of northwestern Alberta, Canada and the distribution of Xiphactinus in North America. Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology, 1:89-100.
  5. Sissons, R.L., M.W. Caldwell, C.A. Evenchick, D.B. Brinkman, and M.J. Vavrek. 2016. An Upper Jurassic ichthyosaur (Ichthyosauria: Ophthalmosauridae) from the Bowser Basin, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:34-40.
  6. Evans, D.C., M.J. Vavrek, and H.C.E. Larsson. 2015. Pachycephalosaurin pachycephalosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) cranial remains from the latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Scollard Formation of Alberta, Canada. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 95:579-585.
  7. Brown, C.M., and M.J. Vavrek. 2015. Small sample sizes in the study of ontogenetic allometry; implications for palaeobiology. PeerJ, 3:e818.
  8. Brown, C.M., C.S. VanBuren, D.W. Larson, K.S. Brink, N.E. Campione, M.J. Vavrek, and D.C. Evans. 2015. Tooth counts through growth in diapsid reptiles: Implications for interpreting individual and size-related variation in the fossil record. Journal of Anatomy, 226:322-333.
  9. Vavrek, M.J., A.M. Murray and P.R. Bell. 2014. An early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) sturgeon (Acipenseriformes) from the Dunvegan Formation, northwestern Alberta, Canada. Canadian
    Journal of Earth Sciences, 51: 677-681.
  10. Vavrek, M.J., B.C. Wilhelm, E.E. Maxwell, and H.C.E. Larsson. 2014. Arctic plesiosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Melville Island, Nunavut, Canada. Cretaceous Research, 50: 273-281.
  11. Burns, M.E., and M.J. Vavrek. 2014. Ankylosaur ossicles from the middle Cenomanian Dunvegan Formation of northwestern Alberta, Canada. PLoS ONE, 9(5):e96075.
  12. Vavrek, M.J., L.V. Hills, and P.J. Currie. 2014. A Late Cretaceous hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. Arctic, 67:1-9. (link)
  13. Brown, C.M., N.E. Campione, H.C. Giacominia, L.J. O’Brien, M.J. Vavrek, and D.C. Evans. 2013. Ecological modelling, size distributions, and taphonomic size bias in dinosaur faunas: a comment on Codron et al., 2012. Biology Letters, 9: 20120582. (link)
  14. Vavrek, M.J., D.C. Evans, D.R. Braman, N.E. Campione, and G.D. Zazula. 2012. A Paleogene flora from the upper Bonnet Plume Formation of northeast Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 49: 547-558. doi 10.1139/e11-073
  15. Evans, D.C., M.J. Vavrek, D.R. Braman, N.E. Campione, T.A. Dececchi, and G.D. Zazula. Vertebrate Fossils (Dinosauria) from the Bonnet Plume Formation, Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 49: 396-411. doi 10.1139/e11-064.
  16. Vavrek, M.J. 2011. fossil: Palaeoecological and palaeogeographical analysis tools. Palaeontologia Electronica, 14 (1): 16p.  (link)
  17. Vavrek, M.J. and H.C.E. Larsson. 2010. Low beta diversity of Maastrichtian dinosaurs of North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107: 8265–8268. (link)
  18. Vavrek, M.J., H.C.E. Larsson and N. Rybczynski. 2007. A Late Triassic flora from east-central Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 44: 1653–1659. (link)
  19. Vavrek, M.J., R.A. Stockey, and G.W. Rothwell. 2006. Osmunda vancouverensis sp. nov. (Osmundaceae), permineralized fertile frond segments from the Lower Cretaceous of British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Plant Sciences 167: 631–637. (link)