For a full list including presentations, please refer to my CV. Links to journal pages are provided through the article titles. If you run into a paywall, please e-mail me! I would be happy to send you a PDF.



Balisi, M., X. Wang, J. Sankey, J. Biewer, and D. Garber. Fossil canids from the Mehrten Formation, late Cenozoic of northern California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6). (doi:10.1080/02724634.2017.1405009)

Balisi, M., C. Casey, and B. Van Valkenburgh. Dietary specialization is linked to reduced species durations in North American fossil canids. Royal Society Open Science 5:171861. (doi:10.1098/rsos.171861

Wang, X., S. C. White, M. Balisi, J. Biewer, J. Sankey, D. Garber, and Z. J. Tseng. First bone-cracking dog coprolites provide new insight into bone consumption in Borophagus and their unique ecological niche. eLife 7:e34773. (doi:10.7554/eLife.34773)


Brown, C., M. Balisi, C. A. Shaw, and B. Van Valkenburgh. Skeletal trauma reflects hunting behaviour in extinct sabre-tooth cats and dire wolves. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1(0131):1-7. (doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0131)

In preparation

Balisi, M. and B. Van Valkenburgh. Large-bodied hypercarnivory as conveyor belt to extinction: turnover rates of North American fossil canids.

Balisi, M. and B. Van Valkenburgh. Functional divergence in body size and dietary adaptations within North American fossil carnivoran communities.