Susan M. Kidwell

William Rainey Harper Prof.
Research Summary
Fossilization processes and their conseqences for the nature of the fossil record, especially the ecological fidelity of fossil communities; also marine invertebrate paleoecology and sedimentary geology
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
  1. Dead molluscan shells from multiple trophic groups as archives of nitrogen isotopic evidence of wastewater gradients in estuaries. Mar Pollut Bull. 2023 Apr; 189:114752. View in: PubMed

  2. Nineteenth-century collapse of a benthic marine ecosystem on the open continental shelf. Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Jun 14; 284(1856). View in: PubMed

  3. Detecting, sourcing, and age-dating dredged sediments on the open shelf, southern California, using dead mollusk shells. Mar Pollut Bull. 2017 Jan 15; 114(1):448-465. View in: PubMed

  4. Biology in the Anthropocene: Challenges and insights from young fossil records. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 21; 112(16):4922-9. View in: PubMed

  5. Scales of climatic variability and time averaging in Pleistocene biotas: implications for ecology and evolution. Trends Ecol Evol. 1996 Nov; 11(11):458-63. View in: PubMed

  6. The effects of temporal resolution on species turnover and on testing metacommunity models. Am Nat. 2010 May; 175(5):587-606. View in: PubMed

  7. Discordance between living and death assemblages as evidence for anthropogenic ecological change. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Nov 06; 104(45):17701-6. View in: PubMed

  8. Depletion, degradation, and recovery potential of estuaries and coastal seas. Science. 2006 Jun 23; 312(5781):1806-9. View in: PubMed

  9. Assessing the fidelity of the fossil record by using marine bivalves. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Apr 25; 103(17):6599-604. View in: PubMed

  10. Shell composition has no net impact on large-scale evolutionary patterns in mollusks. Science. 2005 Feb 11; 307(5711):914-7. View in: PubMed

  11. Preservation of species abundance in marine death assemblages. Science. 2001 Nov 02; 294(5544):1091-4. View in: PubMed

  12. Historical overfishing and the recent collapse of coastal ecosystems. Science. 2001 Jul 27; 293(5530):629-37. View in: PubMed