Publications

Publications
Peer-reviewed Articles

Burger, B.J. 2016. Course Delivery Methods for Effective Distance Science Education: A Case Study of Taking an Introductory Geology Class Online. in Blackstock, Alan, and Straight, Nathan (eds.) Connected Classrooms: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Distance Teaching. Routledge. Research in Education Series. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. [LINK]

Burger, B.J., 2015. Carbon Isotope Stratigraphy of the Late Middle Eocene Duchesne River Formation in the Uinta Basin of Northeastern Utah, in Vanden Berg, M.D., Ressetar, R., and Birgenheier, L.P., (eds.) Geology of Utah’s Uinta Basin and Uinta Mountains: Utah Geological Association Publication 44, p. 109–118. [LINK]

Burger, B.J. and Tackett, L. 2014. The Stratigraphic Importance of the Brontothere (cf. Diplacodon elatus) in the Brennan Basin Member of the Duchesne River Formation of Utah. Fossil Record 17:69-74. DOI: 10.5194/fr-69-2014 [LINK]

Burger, B.J. 2013. A new species of the archaic primate Zanycteris from the late Paleocene of western Colorado and the phylogenetic position of the family Picrodontidae. PeerJ 1:e191;DOI 10.7717/peerj.19 [LINK]

Burger, B.J. 2012. Northward range extension of a diminutive-sized mammal (Ectocion parvus) and the implication of body size change during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 363-364:144-150. [LINK]

Burger, B.J. 2010. The skull of the Eocene Primate Omomys carteri from western North America. Paleontological Contributions, vol. 2 p. 1-19. [LINK]

Burger, B.J. and Honey, J. 2008. Plesiadapidae (Mammalia, Primates) from the Late Paleocene Fort Union Formation of the Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado. Journal of Vertebrate
Paleontology 28(3):816-825. [LINK]

Burger, B.J. 2007. A new late Paleocene vertebrate fauna from the Ohio Creek Formation of western Colorado. The Mountain Geologist, vol 44, No. 3 pp. 41-51. [LINK]

Alexander, J.P. and Burger, B.J. 2001. Stratigraphy and Taphonomy of Grizzly Buttes, Bridger Formation, Middle Eocene of Wyoming in G. F. Gunnell (ed.) Eocene Biodiversity. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing, New York. pp. 165-196. [LINK]

Non-peer-reviewed Articles

Burger, B.J. and Ward, C. 2016. On the occurrence of fossil conifers with affinities to the European Geinitzia in the late Cretaceous (Campanian) Mesa Verde Group, Williams Fork Formation of northeastern Utah, U.S.A. PeerJ Preprints 1-9. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1862v1

Dissertation and Thesis

Burger, B.J. 2009. Mammalian faunal change across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary in the Piceance Creek Basin, western Colorado. Unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder. pp. 834. [LINK]

Burger, B.J. 1999: The systematics and phylogeny of the fossil Hyopsodontidae (Mammalia, “Condylarthra”). Unpublished masters thesis, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York. pp. 66.

Book Reviews

Burger, B.J. 2012. A review of Prothero, D.R. 2009. Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs: Evolution, Extinction and the Future of our Planet. Columbia University Press, New York, NY. 288 pp. Priscum Summer edition, p. 31. [LINK]

Meeting Abstracts and Presentations

Burger, B.J. 2016. Hyrachyus eximius from the Middle Eocene lower Washakie Formation Abode Town Member of Wyoming and its bearing on the origin and early diversification of rhinoceroses. Presented at the Utah Friends of Paleontology annual meeting in Moab, Utah

Burger, B.J. 2015. The systematic position of the Middle Eocene Leptotragulus from Utah and  the timing of the origin of Ruminant Artiodactyls in North America. Tate Geologic Museum, Casper College

Burger, B.J. 2015. The systematic position of the saber-toothed and horned giants of the Eocene: the Uintatheres (Order Dinocerata). Presented at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meetings Dallas, Texas

Burger, B.J. 2014. S/G ratios as an assessment of mammalian community response to climate change during the Paleogene in the southern Rocky Mountains. Presented at the Geological Society of America annual meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia. Topic Session 204. Fossil Mammalian Communities across Periods of Pronounced Climate Change. Paper No. 21-14.

Burger, B.J. 2014. The saber-toothed giants of the Eocene: The Uintatheres Presented at the Utah Friends of Paleontology annual meeting in Vernal, Utah.

Burger, B.J. 2013. Mammal species durations in the fossil record: answering the question, which species has the longest duration in the fossil record? 125th annual meeting, Geological Society of America Abstracts Paper No. 30-12 [LINK]

Burger, B.J. 2011. Diversity, Extinction, and Gaps: An overview of the mammalian record during the late Paleocene and Eocene in the Rocky Mountain Region of North America.
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology November meeting abstracts.

Burger, B.J. 2011. Fossil mammals from the late Eocene Brennan Basin Member of the Duchesne River Formation in Utah. Rocky Mountain 63rd Annual and Cordilleran 107th joint meeting, Geological Society of America Abstracts 43:78 [LINK]

Burger, B.J. and Murphey, P.C. 2010. Is there a mammalian faunal turnover associated with the MECO global warming event in the Duchesne River Formation in northeastern Utah? Evaluation of new fossil discoveries from the Brennan Basin Member. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology October meeting abstracts 67A.

Burger, B.J. 2010. Fossil primates of the early Cenozoic in North America: A piece of our family tree preserved in the badlands of our backyards. Presented at the Utah Friends of
Paleontology annual meeting in Vernal, Utah.

Burger, B.J. 2008. Extinction, migration, and the effects of global warming on fossil mammals across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary in western Colorado, U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(3) supplement 58A. [LINK]

Burger, B.J. 2008. Evolution’s tempo and mode during the Eocene Epoch: comparison of two long contemporaneous records of the fossil mammal Hyopsodus in the American West; pp. 41-58, in M. Connely (ed.) The Eocene Epic- Life, Death and Conquest in the Early Tertiary the 14th Annual Symposium on Paleontology and Geology at the Tate Museum, Casper College, Casper Wyoming p. 101. [LINK]

Burger, B.J. 2007. Discovery of the carbon isotope excursion (CIE) at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary in the Piceance Creek Basin, western Colorado. Geological Society of America. Paper No. 70-2

Burger, B.J. 2006. A new late Paleocene vertebrate fauna from the Ohio Creek Conglomerate of western Colorado. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3) supplement.

Burger, B.J., Eberle, J., and Honey, J. 2005. Mammalian faunal change in the Paleocene-Eocene boundary spanning DeBeque Formation, Northern Piceance Creek Basin, western Colorado: Preliminary study of fossil ungulates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3) supplement: 41A.

Burger, B.J. 2004. New fossil vertebrates from the Tiffany Member of the Late Paleocene Animas Formation of Southwestern Colorado, and the P/E boundary on the margin of the San Juan Basin. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(3) supplement: 42A.

Burger, B.J. 2003. Stacking cladograms: a new method to model temporal and sister-group relationships of fossils. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 23(3) supplement.

Burger, B.J. 2001. The humeral morphology of the “Condylarthra” and its implications for the evolution of cursorial mammals . Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(3) supplement: 37A.

Burger, B.J. 2000. The next generation collection database at the American Museum of Natural History. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(3) supplement.

Burger, B.J. 1999. The skeletal anatomy of Hyopsodus and its bearing on the origin of modern ungulate mammals. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 19(3) supplement 34A.

Burger, B.J. and Alexander, J.P. 1997. A new skeleton of Hyopsodus from the Eocene of Wyoming Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3) supplement: 30A.

Burger, B.J. 1997. Detailed Stratigraphy of the Bridger B fossil beds of East Grizzly Buttes. Geological Society of America 29(2) p.5.