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Scientific Publications


[16] J. L. Gill. 2015. Learning from Africa’s herbivores. Science 350(6264): 1036-1037.

[15] Wang, Y., J. L. Gill, J. Marsicek, A. Dierking, B. Shuman, J. W. Williams. Early Online. Pronounced variations in Fagus grandifolia abundances in the Great Lakes region during the Holocene. The Holocene.

[14] Bakker, E. S., J. L. Gill, C. N. Johnson, F. W. M. Vera, C. J. Sandom, G. P. Asner, J.-C. Svenning. Early Online. Combining paleo-data and modern exclosure experiments to assess the impact of megafauna extinctions on woody vegetation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

[13] Gill, J. L., J. L. Blois, B. Benito, S. Z. Dobrowski, M. L. Hunter, J, .L. McGuire. 2015. A 2.5-million year perspective on coarse-filter strategies for conserving nature’s stageConservation Biology 29 (3): 640-648.

[12] Lawler, J. J., D. A. Ackerly, C. M. Albano, M. G. Anderson, S. Z. Dobrowski, J. L. Gill, N. E. Heller, R. L. Pressey, E. W. Sanderson, S. B. Weiss. 2015. The theory behind, and the challenges of, conserving nature’s stage in a time of rapid change. Conservation Biology 29 (3): 618-629.


[11] Seddon, A. W. R., A. Baker, A. W. Mackay, E. E. Ellis, L. Gillson, E. Johnson, S. Juggins, K. Willis, C. Buck, C. A. Froyd, V. Jones, M. Macias-Fauria, D. Nogues-Bravo, S. Punyasena, E. Breman, J. L. Gill, K. Mills, J. Morris, A. Tanentzap, T. Roland, and the Palaeo50 Working Group. 2014. Looking forward through the past: identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecologyJournal of Ecology 102 (1): 256-267.

[10] Gill, J. L. 2014. The ecological legacy of the late Quaternary extinctions of megaherbivoresNew Phytologist 201 (4): 1163-1169.


[9] J. W. Williams, J. L. Blois, J. L. Gill, L. M. Gonzales, E. C. Grimm, S. T. Jackson, A. Ordonez, B. Shuman, S. D. Veloz. 2013. Modeling no-analog species associations under no-analog environments: Insights from the last deglaciation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1297 (1): 29-43.

[8] Gill, J. L., K. K. McLauchlan, A. M. Skibbe, S. J. Goring, John W. Williams. (2013). Linking abundances of the dung fungus Sporormiella to the density of American bison (Bison bison): implications for assessing grazing by megaherbivores in the paleorecord. Journal of Ecology 101(5): 1125-1136.

  • Interviewed for the Journal of Ecology Podcast.


[7] Boslough, M., K. Nicoll, V. Holliday, T. Daulton, D. Meltzer, N. Pinter, A. Scott, T. Surovell, P. Claeys, J. L. Gill, F. Paquay, J. Marlon, P. Bartlein, C. Whitlock, D. Grayson, A. J. T. Jull. (2012). Arguments and evidence against a Younger Dryas impact event. In Climates, Landscapes & Civilizations. American Geophysical Union Press, Washington, D.C.

[6] Gill., J. L., J. L. Blois, S. Goring, J. R. Marlon, P. J. Bartlein, K. Nicoll, A. C. Scott, C. Whitlock. (2012). Paleoecological changes at Lake Cuitzeo were not consistent with an extraterrestrial impact. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109: E2243.

[5] Blaauw, M., V. T. Holliday, J. L. Gill, K. Nicoll. (2012). Age models and the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. (2012). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109: E2240.

[4] Schwartz, M. W. , J. J. Hellmann, J. M. McLachlan, D. F. Sax, J. O. Borevitz, J. Brennan, A. E. Camacho, G. Ceballos, H. Doremus, R. Early, J. R. Etterson, J. L. Gill, P. Gonzalez, N. Green, L. Hannah, D. W. Jamieson, D. Javeline, B. A. Minteer, J. Odenbaugh, S. Polasky, D. M. Richardson, T. L. Root, H. D. Safford, O. Sala, S. H. Schneider, A. R. Thompson, J. W. Williams, M. Velland, P. Vitt, S. Zellmer. (2012). Managed relocation: integrating the scientific, regulatory, and ethical challenges. Bioscience 62 (8): 747-743.

[3] Gill, J. L., J. W. Williams, S. T. Jackson, J. P. Donnely, G. C. Schellinger. 2012. Climatic and megaherbivory controls on late-glacial vegetation dynamics: A new, high-resolution multi-proxy record from Silver Lake, OHQuaternary Science Reviews 34: 66-80. 


[2] Gill, J. L., J. W. Williams, S. T. Jackson, K. B. Lininger, G. S. Robinson. 2009. Pleistocene megafaunal collapse, novel plant communities, and enhanced fire regimes in North AmericaScience 326(5956): 1100-1103. [Supplemental online material] See also the accompanying Perspectives article by Chris Johnson and listen to the Science podcast interview.

[1] Richardson, D. M., J. J. Hellman, J. S. McLachlan, D. F. Sax, M. W. Schwarz, P. Gonzalez, E. J. Brennan, A. Camacho, T. L. Root, O. E. Sala, S. H. Schneider, D. M. Ashe, J. R. Clark, R. Early, J. R. Etterson, E. D. Fielder, J. L. Gill, B. A. Minteer, S. Polasky, H. D. Safford, A. R. Thompson, & M. Vellend. 2009. Multidimensional evaluation of managed relocationProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(24): 9721-9724