2020 Publications

Trachsel, M., Dawson A., Paciorek, C.J., Williams, J.W., McLachlan, J.S., Cogbill C.V., Foster D.R., Goring S.J., Jackson S.T., Oswald W.W., Shuman B.N. 2020. Comparison of settlement-era vegetation reconstructions for STEPPS and REVEALS pollen–vegetation models in the northeastern United States. Quaternary Research 1–20. <a href=>10.1017/qua.2019.81</a>

2019 Publications

Dawson, A., Paciorek, C. J., Goring, S. J., Jackson, S. T., McLachlan, J. S., and Williams, J. W.. 2019. Quantifying trends and uncertainty in prehistoric forest composition in the upper Midwestern United States. Ecology 100( 12):e02856. <a href=>10.1002/ecy.2856</a>

Seeley M, Goring S, & Williams JW. 2019. Assessing the environmental and dispersal controls on Fagus grandifolia distributions in the Great Lakes region. Journal of Biogeography: DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13491

Wang, Y., Goring, S.J. & McGuire, J.L. 2019. Bayesian ages for pollen records since the last glaciation in North America. Scientific Data 6, 176. <a href=>10.1038/s41597-019-0182-7</a>

2018 Publications

Farley S, Dawson A, Goring SJ, Williams JW. 2018. Situating ecology as a big data science: Current advances, challenges, and solutions. BioScience. 68:563–576. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy068

Goring SJ, Graham R, Loeffler S, Myrbo A, Oliver JS, Ormond C, & Williams JW. 2018. The Neotoma Paleoecology Database: A Research Outreach Nexus. Elements of Paleontology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108681582

Goring SJ, Whitney KS, Jacob A. 2018. Accessibility is imperative for inclusion. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 16: 63. [Open Access, Pre-Print]

Williams JW, Grimm EC, Blois JL, Charles DF, Davis EB, Goring SJ, Graham RW, Smith AJ, Anderson M, Arroyo-Cabrales J, Ashworth AC, Betancourt JL, Bills BW, Booth RK, Buckland PI, Curry BB, Giesecke T, Jackson ST, Latorre C, Nichols J, Purdum T, Roth RE, Stryker M, Takahara H. 2018. The Neotoma Paleoecology Database, a multiproxy, international, community-curated data resource. Quaternary Research, 89:156-177. [Open Access]

Cogbill CV, Thurman AL, Williams JW, Zhu J, Mladenoff DJ, & Goring SJ. 2018. A retrospective on the accuracy and precision of plotless forest density estimators in ecological studies. Ecosphere, 9(4):e02187 [Open Access]

Lewthwaite JMM, Angert AL, Kembel SW, Goring SJ, Davies TJ, Mooers AØ, Sperling FAH, Vamosi SM, Vamosi JC, Kerr JT. 2018. Canadian butterfly climate debt is significant and correlated with range size. Ecography. [Open Access]

2017 Publications

Goring SJ, Williams JW. 2017. Effect of historic land-use and climate change on tree-climate relationships in the northern United States. Ecology Letters. 20:461-470. [Link, PDF]

Tipton J, Hooten M, Goring SJ. 2017. Reconstruction of spatio-temporal temperature from sparse historical records using robust probabilistic principal component regression. Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography 3:1-16. [Open Access]

Peyron O, Combourieu-Nebout N, Brayshaw D, Goring S, Andrieu-Pone V, Desprat S, Fletcher W, Gambin B, Ioakim C, Joannin S, Kotthoff U, Kouli K, Montade V, Pross J, Sadori L, and Magny M. 2017. The climate of the Mediterranean basin during the Holocene from terrestrial and marine pollen records: A model/data comparison. Climate of the Past 13:249-265 [Open Access]

2016 Publications

Goring SJ, Williams JW, Mladenoff DJ, Cogbill CV, Record S, Paciorek CJ, Jackson ST, Dietze MC, Matthes JH, McLachlan JS. 2016. Novel and Lost Forests in the Upper Midwestern United States, from New Estimates of Settlement-Era Composition, Stem Density, and Biomass. PLoS One. 11: e0151935. [Open Access]

Kujawa E, Goring SJ, Dawson A, Calcote R, Grimm EC, Hotchkiss SC, Jackson ST, Lynch EA, McLachlan J, St-Jacques J-M, Umbanhowar Jr. C, Williams JW. 2016. The effect of anthropogenic land cover change on pollen-vegetation relationships in the American Midwest. Anthropocene 15:60-71. [Link]

Dawson A, Paciorek C, McLachlan J, Goring S, Williams JW, Jackson S. 2016. Quantifying pollen-vegetation relationships to reconstruct ancient forests using 19th-century forest composition and pollen data. Quaternary Science Reviews. 137:156-175.

Matthes, JH, Goring S, Williams JW, Dietze MC. 2016. Benchmarking historical CMIP5 plant functional types across the Upper Midwest and Northeastern United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 121. [link]

Paciorek C, Goring SJ, Thurman A, Cogbill C, Williams J, Mladenoff D, Peters JA, Zhu J, McLachlan JS. 2016. Statistically-estimated tree composition for the northeastern United States at Euro-American settlement. PLoS ONE. 11: e0150087. [Open Access]

2015 Publications

Goring S, Dawson A, Williams JW, Simpson G, Grimm EC, Dawson R. 2015. neotoma: A programmatic interface to the Neotoma Paleoecological database.Open Quaternary 1:2. [Open Access]

Corimbourieu-Nebout N, Bertini A, Russo-Ermolli E, Peyron O, Klotz S, Montage V, Fauquette S, Allen J, Fusco F, Goring S, Huntley B, Joannin S, Lebreton V, Magri D, Orain R, Sadori L. 2015. Climate changes in the central Mediterranean and Italian vegetation dynamics since the Pliocene. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 218:127-147. [Link]

Walsh MK, Marlon JR, Goring S, Brown KJ, Gavin D. 2015. A regional perspective on Holocene on fire-climate-human interactions in the Pacific Northwest.Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 105:1135-1157. [Link], [Code]

2014 Publications

Goring S, Weathers K, Dodds W, Cheruvelil K, Kominoski J, Rüegg J, Sweet L, Utz R. (2014) The collaborative culture of Macrosystems Ecology: Optimizing participant benefits. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12:39-47. [Open Access]

Cheruvelil KS, Soranno PA, Weathers KC, Hanson PC, Goring S. (2014) Creating and maintaining high-performing collaborative research teams: the importance of diversity and socio-cognitive skills. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12:31-38. [Open Access]

Heffernan J, Soranno P, Angilletta M, Buckley L, Dodds W, Harms T, Keitt T, Knapp A, Kominoski J, McDowell B, Powell H, Xiao J, Gruner D, Goring S, Koenig L, Kellner J, Richardson A, Rocha A, Stow C, Vargas R, Weathers K. (2014) What is macrosystems ecology? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12:5-14. [Open Access]

2013 Publications

Goring S, Lacourse T, Pellatt MG, Mathewes RW. (2013) Pollen assemblage richness does not reflect regional plant species richness: a cautionary tale. Journal of Ecology. 101:1125-1136. [link], [Data and R Code]

Combourieu-Nebout N, Peyron O, Bout-Roumazeilles V, Goring S, Dormoy I, Joannin S, Sadori L, Siani G, Magny M. (2013) Holocene vegetation and climate changes in central Mediterranean inferred from a high-resolution marine pollen record (Adriatic Sea). Climate of the Past. 9:2023-2042. [Open Access]

Gill JL, McLauchlan KK, Skibbe AM, Goring SJ, Williams JW. (2013) Linking abundances of the dung fungus Sporormiella to the density of Plains bison: Implications for assessing grazing by megaherbivores in the paleorecord. Journal of Ecology. 101:1125-1136. [Link]

Peyron O, Magny M, Goring S, Joannin S, de Beaulieu J-L, Brugiapaglia E, Sadori L, Garfi G, Kouli K, Combourieu-Nebout N. (2013) Contrasting patterns of climatic changes during the Holocene in the central Mediterranean (Italy) reconstructed from pollen data. Climate of the Past. 9:1233-1252. [Open Access]

2012 and Older Publications

Goring S, Williams JW, Blois JL, Jackson S, Paciorek CJ, Booth RK, Marlon JR, Blaauw M, Christen JA. (2012) Deposition times in the northeastern United States during the Holocene: establishing valid priors for Bayesian age models. Quaternary Science Reviews. 48:54-60. [Link], [Data and R Code]

Goring S, Lacourse T, Pellatt MG, Walker IR, Mathewes RW. (2010) Are pollen-based climate models improved by combining surface samples from soil and lacustrine substrates? Review of Paleobotany and Palynology. 162:203-212. [Link]

Goring S, Pellatt MG, Lacourse T, Walker IR, Mathewes RW. (2009) A new methodology for reconstructing climate and vegetation from modern pollen assemblages: an example from British Columbia. Journal of Biogeography. 36:626-638. [Link]

Joannin S, Brugiapaglia E, de Beaulieu J-L, Bernardo L, Magny M, Peyron O, Goring S, Vannière B. (2012) Pollen-based reconstruction of Holocene vegetation and climate in southern Italy: the case of Lago Trifoglietti. Climate of the Past. 8:1973-1996. [Open Access]

Pellatt MG, Goring S, Bodtker KM, Cannon AJ. (2012) Using a down-scaled bioclimate envelope model to determine long-term temporal connectivity of Garry oak (*Q. garryana*) habitat in western North America: Implications for protected area planning. Environmental Management. 49:802-815. [Link]

Peyron O, Goring S, Dormoy I, Kotthoff U, Pross J, de Beaulieu J-L, Drescher-Schneider R & Magny M. (2011) Holocene seasonality changes in the central Mediterranean region reconstructed from the pollen sequences of Lake Accesa (Italy) and Tenaghi Philippon (Greece). The Holocene. 21:131-146. [Link]

Dormoy I, Peyron O, Combourieu-Nebout N, Goring S, Kotthoff U, Magny M, Pross J. (2009) Terrestrial climate variability and seasonality changes in the Mediterranean region between 15,000 and 4,000 years BP deduced from marine pollen records. Climate of the Past. 5: 615-632. [Open Access]

Vamosi J, Goring S, Kennedy B, Mayberry R, Moray C, Neame LA, Tunbridge ND, Elle E. (2007) Pollination, Floral Display, and the Ecological Correlates of Polyploidy. Functional Ecosystems and Communities. 1: 1-9. [Open Access]


Goring S. (2016) earthlife – an R package for the EarthLife Consortium API. [GitHub]

Blaauw M & Goring SJ. 2014. clam: Classic age modeling in R. [GitHub]

Goring S. (2013) neotoma – an R package for the Neotoma Paleoecological Database. [GitHub]

Comments, Book Chapters & Other Articles

Keenlyside K, Nantel P, Pellatt M, Goring S, Gray P. (2014) Chapter 6: Natural environment and biodiversity. In: From Impacts to Adaptation – Assessment Update. Natural Resources Canada. [Open Access]

Gill JL, Blois JL, Goring S, Marlon JR, Bartlein PJ, Nicoll K, Scott AC, Whitlock C. (2012) Paleoecological changes at Lake Cuitzeo were not consistent with an extraterrestrial impact. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 109: E2243. [Link]

Blois J, Goring S, Smith A. (2011) Integrating paleoecological databases: the Neotoma Consortium Workshop, September 23- 2 26, 2010. EOS Transactions of the AGU. 92:48. [Link]

Mooers AO, Goring SJ, Turvey S, Kuhn T. (2009) "Holocene extinctions and the loss of feature diversity". Holocene Extinctions (S. Turvey, ed.) Oxford University Press, Oxford. [Link]