Selected Professional Publications; Books and Articles 

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Books, single-authored

MacFadden, B. J. 1992. Fossil Horses: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae. New York: Cambridge University Press, 369 pp.

MacFadden, B. J. 2019. Broader Impacts of Science on Society. New York: Cambridge University Press, 322 pp.


Peer-reviewed articles, representative

MacFadden, B. J. 1987. Fossil horses from “Eohippus” (Hyracotherium) to Equus: Scaling, Cope’s Law, and the evolution of body size. Paleobiology 12:355-370.

MacFadden, B. J., and T. E. Cerling. 1994. Fossil horses, stable isotopes, and global change. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9:481-486.

Cerling , T. E., Harris, J. M., MacFadden, B. J., Leakey, M. G., Quade, J., Eisenmann, V., and J. R. Ehleringer. 1997. Global ecological change through the Miocene-Pliocene boundary. Nature 389:153-158. (cited >2K times)

MacFadden, B. J. 2005. Fossil horses—Evidence for evolution. Science 307:1728-1730.

MacFadden, B. J., B. Dunckel. S. Ellis, L. Dierking, L. Abraham-Silver, J. Kisiel, and J. Koke, 2007. Natural history museum visitor’s understanding of evolution. Bioscience 57:875-882.

Pimiento, C., D.J. Ehret, B.J. MacFadden, and G. Hubbell. 2010. Ancient nursery area for the extinct giant shark Megalodon from the Miocene of Peru. PLoS ONE 5:e10552. (80K views)

MacFadden, B. J., L. H. Oviedo, G. Seymour, and S. Ellis. 2012. Fossil horses, orthogenesis, and communicating evolution in museums. Evolution: Education and Outreach. doi 10.1007/s 12052-012-0394-1

MacFadden, B. J. 2013. Dispersal of Pleistocene Equus (Family Equidae) into South America and calibration of GABI 3: Biostratigraphic evidence from Tarija, Bolivia. PLoS ONE 8(3):e59277 (11 pages). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059277

MacFadden, B. J. 2017. Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida: The past 60 years of research and education. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History. 55:51-87.

Ziegler, M. J., P. Antonenko, C. Grant, A. Hastings, B. J. MacFadden, S. Moran, R. Narducci, V. Perez, J. Pirlo, and M. Selba. 2022. Applications of 3D paleontological data at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Frontiers in Earth Science. Special Issue, 3D printing in Geology and Geophysics.