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67. Hagen, A., Jones, D. S., Fike, D. A., Tosca, N. J., and Pruss, S.B., 2022, Redox oscillations during the Cambrian SPICE event in western Newfoundland, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences,

66. Pruss, S. B., *Leeser, L., Smith, E. F., Zhuravlev, A. Yu., and Taylor, P. D., 2022, Skeletal organisms in the Lower Cambrian Harkless Formation, Esmeralda County, Nevada: the oldest palaeostomate bryozoans?, Science Advances. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm8465

65. Thuy, B., *Maxwell, V., Pruss, S. B., 2021, A new phosphatized ophiuroid from the lower Triassic of Nevada and its position in the evolutionary history of the Ophiuroidea, Zootaxa, DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.5071.3.4

64. Ji K.X., Wignall P.B., Chu D.L., Peakall J., Pruss S. B., Shu W.C., Tong J.N., 2021, Unusual intraclast conglomerates in a stormy, hot-house lake: The Early Triassic North China Basin, Sedimentology.

63. Murshid, S., Mariotti, G., Pruss, S. B., Bosak, T., Suosaari, E., 2021, Detection of Seasonal biostabilization in a sandy carbonate environment from turbidity time series, Marine Geology.

62. Hoffman, P. F., Pruss, S. B., Blättler, C. L., Bellefroid, E. J., and Johnson, B. W., 2021, A Reference Section for the Otavi Group (Damara Supergroup) in Eastern Kaoko Zone near Ongongo, Namibia, Communications of the Geological Survey of Namibia, 23, 1-25. 

61. Pruss, S. B., *Slaymaker, M., Smith, E. F., and Zhuravlev, A. Yu., 2021 A Lower Cambrian archaeocyathan reef in the Lower Poleta Formation, Esmeralda County, Nevada, Facies, v. 67, no.14,

60. Hoffman, P F., Halverson, G. P., Schrag, D. P., Higgins, J. A., Domack, E. W., Macdonald, F. A., Pruss, S. B., Blattler, C. L., and Crockford, P. W., Hodgin, B. E., Belleforid, E. j., Johnson, B. W., Hogdgskiss, M. S. W., Lamothe, K. G., LoBianoco, S. J. C., Busch, J. F., Howes, B. J., Greeman, J. W., and Nelson, L. L., 2021, Snowballs in Africa: sectioning a long‐lived Neoproterozoic carbonate platform and its bathyal foreslope (NW Namibia), Earth-Science Reviews,

59. *Maxwell, V., Thuy, B., and Pruss, S. B., 2020, An Early Triassic small shelly fossil-style assemblage from the Virgin Limestone Member, Moenkopi Formation, western United States, Lethaia, DOI 10.1111/let.1240

58. Wignall, P. B., Bond, D. P. G., Grasby, S. E., Pruss, S. B., Peakall, J., 2020, Controls on the formation of microbially-induced sedimentary structures and biotic recovery in the Lower Triassic of Arctic Canada, Geological Society of America Bulletin,

57. Pruss, S. B., Taking off the beard for good, 2020, In Marsh, L., J., and Currano, E.,The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science, Columbia University Press, DOI:

56. Pruss, S. B., Smith, E. F., *Leadbetter, O., *Nolan, R., Hicks, M., and Fike, D. S., 2019, Palaeoecology of the uppermost archaeocyathan reefs in the western United States and their extinction: New evidence from the Harkless Formation, southern Nevada,

55. Newman, S. El Daye, M., Fakra, S. C., Marcus, M. A., Pajusalu, M., Pruss, S. B., Smith, E. F., and Bosak, T., 2019, Experimental preservation of muscle tissue in quartz sand and kaolinite, PALAIOS, v. 34, p. 437-451.

54. Pruss, S. B., Jones, D. S., Fike, D. A., Tosca, N. J., and Wignall, P. B., 2019, Marine anoxia and sedimentary mercury enrichments during the Late Cambrian SPICE event in northern Scotland, Geology, v. 47 (5): 475-478.

53. Faggetter, L. E., Wignall, P. B., Pruss, S. B., Jones, D. S.,Grascy, S., Widdowson, M., and Newton, R. J., in press, Mercury chemostratigraphy across the Cambrian Series 2 – Series 3 boundary: evidence for increased volcanic activity coincident with extinction?, Chemical Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.02.006

52. Pruss, S. B.,*Dwyer, C. H., Smith, E. F., Macdonald, F. A., and Tosca, N. T., 2019. Early Cambrian phosphatized fossils and small shelly fossils (SSFs) of southwestern Mongolia, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 513, p. 166-177.

51. Pruss, S. B., Blättler, C., Macdonald, F. A., and Higgins, J. A., 2018, Calcium isotope evidence that the earliest metazoan biomineralizers formed aragonite shells, Geology, v. 46, p.763-766.

50. Mariotti, G., Pruss, S. B., Summons, R. E., Newman, S., and Bosak, T., 2018, Contribution of benthic processes to the growth of ooids on a low-energy beach in Cat Island, The Bahamas, accepted, Special volume of Minerals, Microbialites: Preservation of Extant and Extinct Systems, v. 252;

49. Pruss, S. B., *Stark. C., and Tosca, N. T., 2018, Small shelly fossils in the Early Triassic, PALAIOS, v. 33, p. 441-450.

48. *Moore, K. E., Bosak, T., Macdonald, F., *Du, K., Newman, S. E., Lahr, D. J. G., and Pruss, S. B., 2017, Pyritized Cryogenian cyanobacteria fossils from Arctic Alaska, PALAIOS, v. 32, p., 769-778.

47. Pruss, S.B., and Knoll, A. H., 2017, Environmental covariation of metazoans and microbialites in the Lower Ordovician Boat Harbour Formation, Newfoundland, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 485, p. 917-929.

46. Katz, L. A., Aloisio, K. M., Horton, N. J., Ly, M., Pruss, S. B., Queeney, K., Rowen,C., and DiBartolo, P. M., 2017, A Program aimed toward inclusive excellence for underrepresented undergraduate women in the sciences, CBE Life Sciences Education, v. 16, doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-01-0029.

45. Newman, S.A., Klepac-Ceraj, V., Mariotti, G., Pruss, S.B., Watson, N., and Bosak, T., 2017, Experimental fossilization of mat-forming cyanobacteria in coarse-grained siliciclastic sediments, Geobiology, 1–15, doi: 10.1111/gbi.12229.

44. Faggetter, L., Wignall, P. B., Pruss, S. B., Robert, N. J., Sun, Y., and Crowley, S., 2017. Trilobite extinctions, facies changes and the ROECE carbon isotope excursion at the Cambrian Series 2-3 boundary, Great Basin, western USA, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 478, p. 53-66,

43. *Moore, K. E., Bosak, T., Macdonald, F. A., Lahr, D. J. G., Newman. S., and Pruss, S. B., Biologically agglutinated eukaryotic microfossil from Cryogenian cap carbonates, 2017, Geobiology, DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12225

42. Payne, J. L., Bush, A. M., Chang, E. T., Heim, N. A., Knope, M. L., and Pruss, S. B., 2016, Extinction intensity, selectivity and their combined macroevolutionary influence in the fossil record, Biology Letters, v. 12.

41. Faggetter, L. E., Wignall, P. B., Pruss, S. B., Sun. Y., Raine, R., 2016, Sequence stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and facies analysis of Cambrian Series 2 – Series 3 boundary strata in northwestern Scotland, Geological Magazine, DOI:

40. Newman, S. A., Mariotti, G., Pruss, S. B., and Bosak, T., 2016, Insights into cyanobacterial fossilization in Ediacaran siliciclastic environments, Geology, v. 44, p. 579-582.

39. O’Reilly, S. S., Mariotti, G., Winter, A. R., Newman, S. A., Matys, E. D., McDermott, F., Pruss, S. B., Bosak, T., Summons, R. E., and Klepac-Ceraj, V., 2016, Molecular biosignatures reveal common benthic microbial sources of organic matter in ooids and grapestones from Pigeon Cay, The Bahamas, Geobiology, DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12196

38. Mariotti, G., Pruss, S. B., Perron, J. T., and Bosak, T., 2016, Reinterpreting the origin of early animal trace fossils, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 86, p. 287-293.

37. Pruss, S. B., *Castagno, K. A., Fike, D. A., and Hurtgen, M. T., 2015, Carbon isotope (d13C carb) heterogeneity in deep-water Cambrian carbonates, western Newfoundland, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.004

36. Pruss, S. B., *Westacott, S., and Payne, J. L., 2015, Taphonomic bias of selective silicification revealed by paired petrographic and insoluble residue analysis, PALAIOS, v. 30, n. 8, p. 620-626.

35. Cohen, P. A., F. A., Macdonald, Pruss, S. B., Matys, E., and Bosak, T., 2015, Fossils of putative marine algae from the Cryogenian glacial interlude of Mongolia, PALAIOS, v. 30, n. 3, p. 238-247.

34. Mariotti, G., Pruss. S. B., Perron, J. T., and Bosak, T., 2014, Microbial shaping of sedimentary wrinkle structures, Nature Geoscience, v. 7, p.736-740.

33. Macdonald, F.A., Pruss, S.B., and Strauss, J.V., 2014, Trace fossils with spreite from the late Ediacaran Nama Group, Namibia: Complex feeding patterns five million years before the Ediacaran-Cambrian boundary, Journal of Paleontology, v. 88, p. 299-308.

32. Bush, A. B., Pruss, S. B., and Payne, J. L., 2013. Ecosystem paleobiology and geobiology: connecting the biological and Earth systems, Paleobiology and Geobiology, Paleontological Special Papers Volume 19, Paleontological Society, p. xi-xiii.

31. Bush, A.B., and Pruss, S. B., 2013, Theoretical ecospace for ecosystem paleobiology: Energy, nutrients, biominerals, and macroevolution, Ecosystem Paleobiology and Geobiology, Paleontological Special Papers Volume 19, Paleontological Society, 1-21.

30. Bosak, T., Mariotti, G., Macdonald, F.A., Perron, J.T., and Pruss, S.B., 2013, Microbial sedimentology of stromatolites in Neoproterozoic cap carbonates, Ecosystem Paleobiology and Geobiology, Paleontological Special Papers Volume 19, Paleontological Society, 51-77.

29. Summons, R. E., Bird, L. R., Gillespie, A. L., Pruss, S. B., Roberts, M., and Sessions, A. L., 2013. Lipid biomarkers in ooids from different locations and ages: evidence for a common bacterial flora, Geobiology, v. 11, p. 420-326.

28. Macdonald, F.A., Prave, A.R., Petterson, R., Smith, E.F., Pruss, S.B., *Oates, K., Waechter, F., Trotzuk, D., and Fallick, A.E, 2013. The Laurentian record of Neoproterozoic glaciation, tectonism, and eukaryotic evolution in Death Valley, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 1203-1223. doi:10.1130/B30789.1.

27. *Dalton, L., Bosak, T., Macdonald, F. A., Lahr, D., and Pruss, S. B., 2013, Preservational and morphological variability of agglutinated eukaryotes in cap carbonates of the Rasthof Formation, northern Namibia, PALAIOS, v. 28, p. 67-79.

26. Edgcomb, V. P., Bernhard, J. M., Beaudoin, D., Pruss, S. B., Welander, P. V., Schubotz, F., Mehay, S., Gillespie, A., and Summons, R. E., 2013, Microbial diversity in oolitic sands of Highborne Cay, Bahamas, Geobiology, v. 11, p. 234-251.

25. Pruss, S. B., Clemente, H.*,and Laflamme, M., 2012, Early Cambrian archaeocyathan reefs of the Forteau Formation, southern Labrador, as a locus for skeletal carbonate production, Lethaia, v. 45, n. 3, p.401-410.

24. Glumac, B., Curran, H.A., Weigner, M.M.*, Motti, S.A*., and Pruss, S.B., 2012, Distribution of oolitic sediment along a beach-to-offshore transect, Pigeon Cay, Cat Island, Bahamas: New insights into modern ooid formation, in Gamble, D.W., and Kindler, P., eds., Proceedings of the 15th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and other Carbonate Regions.

23. Pruss, S. B., *Stevenson, M., and *Duffey, S., 2011, Drilling predation and taphonomy in modern mollusk death assemblages, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 311, p. 74-81.

22. Bosak, T., Lahr, D. J. G., Pruss, S. B., Macdonald, F. A., Gooday, A. J., Dalton, L.*, and Matys, E., 2012, Possible early foraminiferans in post-Sturtian cap carbonates, Geology, v. 40, n. 1, p. 67-70.

21. Bosak, T., Lahr, D. J. G., Pruss, S. B., Macdonald, F. A., *Dalton, L., and Matys, E., 2011, Agglutinated tests in post-Sturtian cap carbonates of Namibia and Mongolia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 308, p. 29-40.

20. Glumac, B., Curran, H. A., *Motti, S. A., *Wegner, M. M., and Pruss, S. B., 2011, Polygonal sandcracks: Unique sedimentary desiccation structures in Bahamian ooid grainstone, Geology, v. 39, no. 7, p. 615-618.

19. Pruss, S. B., and *Clemente, H., 2011, Assessing the role of skeletons in Early Paleozoic carbonate production: Insights from Cambro-Ordovician strata, western Newfoundland, in: Laflamme, M., Schiffbauer, J. D., and Dornbos, S. Q.,(eds.), Quantifying the evolution of early life: Numerical and technological approaches to the study of fossils and ancient ecosystems, Topics in Geobiology, Springer, p. 161-183.

18. Pruss, S. B., Bosak, T., Macdonald, F. A., *McLane, M., Hoffman, P. F., 2010, Microbial facies in a Sturtian cap carbonate, the Rasthof Formation, Otavi Group, northern Namibia, Precambrian Research, v. 181, p. 187-198.

17. Pruss, S. B., Finnegan, S., Fischer, W. W., and Knoll, A. H., 2010, Carbonates in skeleton-poor seas: New insights from Cambrian and Ordovician strata of Laurentia, PALAIOS, v. 25, n. 1-2, p. 73-84. (*PALAIOS 2010 Paper of the Year)

16. Hurtgen, M. T., Pruss, S. B., and Knoll, A. H., 2009, Evaluating the relationship between the carbon and sulfur cycles in later Cambrian ocean:  An example from the Port au Port Group, western Newfoundland, Canada, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 281, p 288-297.

15. Sumrall, C. D., Sprinkle, J. , Pruss, S. B., Finnegan, S., 2009, Cardiocystella, a new cornute stylophoran from the Upper Cambrian Whipple Cave Formation, eastern Nevada, USA, Journal of Paleontology, v. 83, n. 2, p. 307-312.

14. Pruss, S. B., and Payne, J. L., 2009, Early Triassic microbial oncoids in the Virgin Limestone Member of the Moenkopi Formation, Nevada, USA, PALAIOS, v. 24, p. 131-136.

13. Pruss, S. B., Corsetti, F. A., and Fischer, W. W., 2008, Seafloor-precipitated carbonate fans in the Neoproterozoic Rainstorm Member, Johnnie Formation, Death Valley Region, USA, Sedimentary Geology, v. 207, p. 34-40.

12. Knoll, A. H., Bambach, R.K., Payne, J.L., Pruss, S.B., and Fischer, W.W., 2007, Paleophysiology and end-Permian mass extinction, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 256, p. 295-313.

11. Baud, A., Richoz, S. and Pruss, S. B., 2007, The lower Triassic anachronistic carbonate facies in space and time, Global and Planetary Change, v. 55, p. 81-89.

10. Pruss, S. B., Payne, J. L. and Bottjer, D. J., 2007, Placunopsis bioherms: The first metazoan buildups following the end-Permian mass extinction, PALAIOS, v. 22, p. 17-23.

9. Pruss, S. B., Bottjer, D. J., Corsetti, F. A., and Baud, A., 2006, A global marine sedimentary response to the end-Permian mass extinction: Examples from southern Turkey and the western United States, Earth Science Reviews, v. 78, p.193-206.

8. Clapham, M. E., Bottjer, D. J., Jamet, C. M., Bonuso, N., Fraiser, M. L., Marenco, P. J., Dornbos, S. Q., and Pruss, S. B., 2006, Assessing the ecological dominance of Phanerozoic marine invertebrates, PALAIOS, v. 21, p. 431-444.

7. Pruss, S. B., Corsetti, F. A., and D. J. Bottjer, 2005, Environmental trends of Early Triassic biofabrics: Implications for understanding the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction, in: Morrow, J. D., Over, D. J., and P. B. Wignall (eds.), Understanding Late Devonian and Permian-Triassic Biotic and Climatic Events: Towards and Integrated Approach, p. 313-332.

6. Pruss, S. B., and D. J. Bottjer, 2005, The reorganization of reef communities following the end-Permian mass extinction, in Bottjer, D. J., and J. C. Gall (eds.), The biotic recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction, Comptes Rendus Palevol, v. 4, 485-500.

5. Pruss, S. B., Corsetti, F. A., and D. J. Bottjer, 2005, The unusual sedimentary rock record of the Early Triassic: A case study from the Southwestern United States, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 222, p. 33-52.

4. Corsetti, F. A., Lorentz, N. J., and S. B. Pruss, 2004, Formerly-aragonite seafloor fans from Neoproterozoic strata, Death Valley and southeastern Idaho, United States: Implications for “Cap Carbonate” Formation and Snowball Earth, in Jenkins, G. (ed.), Multidisciplinary Studies Exploring Extreme Proterozoic Environment Conditions, AGU Special Publication, p. 33-44.

3. Pruss, S. B., and D. J. Bottjer, 2004, Early Triassic trace fossils of the western United States and their implications for prolonged environmental stress from the end-Permian mass extinction, PALAIOS, v.19, p. 559-571.

2. Pruss, S. B., and D. J. Bottjer, 2004, Late Early Triassic microbial reefs of the Western United States: A description and model for their deposition in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass Palaeogeography, Palaoeclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 211, p. 127-137.

1. Pruss, S. B., Fraiser, M. L., and D. J. Bottjer, 2004, The proliferation of Early Triassic wrinkle structures: Implications for environmental stress following the end-Permian mass extinction, Geology, v. 32, 461-464.