Supplemental Materials for Quantitative Paleobiology
Steve C. Wang
Principles of Statistical Inference: Likelihood and the Bayesian Paradigm
Michal Kowalewski and Phil Novack-Gottshall
Resampling Methods in Paleontology
Fair Sampling of Taxonomic Richness and Unbiased Estimation of Origination and Extinction Rates
Estimating Rates and Probabilities of Origination and Extinction Using Taxonomic Occurrence Data: Capture-Mark-Recapture (CMR) Approaches
Diversity Partitioning Using Shannon’s Entropy and its Relationship to Rarefaction
S. Kathleen Lyons and Felisa A. Smith
Using a Macroecological Approach to Study Geographic Range, Abundance and Body Size in the Fossil Record
Peter D. Roopnarine
Networks, Extinction and Paleocommunity Food Webs
Mark Webster and H. David Sheets
A Practical Introduction to Landmark-based Geometric Morphometrics
Peter J. Wagner and Jonathan A. Marcot
Probabilistic Phylogenetic Inference in the Fossil Record: Current and Future Applications
Anjali Goswami and P. David Polly
Methods for Studying Morphological Integration and Modularity
Goswami and Polly Modularity 1.0.m
Gene Hunt and Matthew T. Carrano
Models and Methods for Analyzing Phenotypic Evolution in Lineages and Clades
Brute-force Biochronology: Sequencing Paleobiologic First- and Last-Appearance Events by Trial and Error
Charles R. Marshall
Using Confidence Intervals to Quantify the Uncertainty in the End-points of Stratigraphic Ranges
Software Resources for Quantitative Paleobiology
General Purpose (Free)
Particularly strong for statistical methods. Extendible with user-contributed packages.
Good for numerical computing; similar in capabilities to Matlab.
General Purpose (Commercial)
Good for numerical computing.
Particularly strong for symbolic math.
Specialized Software (Free)
SUNY Stony Brook Morphometrics
Compilation of resources for morphometrics.
Integrated Morphometrics Package suite of programs.
Constrained optimization for biochronology.
Capture-Mark-Recapture software. See Liow and Nichols chapter supplement for instructions.