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John F. HoffeckerScott Elias, O’Rourke, D. H., Scott, G. R., Bigelow, N. H. 2016: Beringia and the global dispersal of modern humans. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 25(2): 64-78. DOI: 10.1002/evan.21478

Scott Elias, Kuzmina, S. 2013: Beetle records: Late Tertiary and early Quaternary records. In Elias, S. A. (editor), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, second edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 173-183. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00264-8

Scott Elias, Schreve, D. C. 2013: Late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions. In Elias, S. A. (editor), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, second edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 700-712. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00245-4

Scott Elias, Brigham-Grette, J. 2013: Late Pleistocene glacial events in Beringia. In Elias, S. A. (editor), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, second edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 191-201. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00116-3

Scott Elias 2013: Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, second edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 3888 pp.

Gifford H. Miller, Brigham-Grette, J., Alley, R. B., Anderson, L., Bauch, H. A., Douglas, M. S. V., Edwards, M. E., Scott Elias, Finney, B. P., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Funder, S. V., Áslaug Geirsdóttir, Herbert, T. D., Hinzman, L. D., Kaufman, D. S., MacDonald, G. M., Polyak, L., Robock, A., Serreze, M. C., Smol, J. P., Spielhagen, R., James W. C. White, Wolfe, A. P., Wolff, E. W. 2013: Paleoclimate history of the Arctic. In Elias, S. A. (editor), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, second edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 113-125. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00030-3

John F. HoffeckerOwen MasonScott Elias, Hanson, D. K., Alix, C., Reynolds, G. L., Leeper, K. 2012: Uivvaq: A stratified Iñupiaq occupation at Cape Lisburne, northwest Alaska. Alaska Journal of Anthropology, 10(1-2): 143-172. PDF (4 MB)

Gifford H. Miller, Brigham-Grette, J., Alley, R. B., Anderson, L., Bauch, H. A., Douglas, M. S. V., Edwards, M. E., Scott Elias, Finney, B. P., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Funder, S. V., Herbert, T. D., Hinzman, L. D., Kaufman, D. S., MacDonald, G. M., Polyak, L., Robock, A., Serreze, M. C., Smol, J. P., Spielhagen, R., James W. C. White, Wolfe, A. P., Wolff, E. W. 2010: Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29(15-16): 1679-1715. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.03.001

Gifford H. Miller, Brigham-Grette, J., Anderson, L., Bauch, H., Douglas, M. A., Edwards, M. E., Scott Elias, Finney, B., Funder, S., Herbert, T., Hinzman, L., Kaufman, D. K., MacDonald, G., Robock, A., Serreze, M., Smol, J., Spielhagen, R., Wolfe, A. P., Wolff, E. 2009: Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 77-246.

Scott Elias, Crocker, B. 2008: The Bering Land Bridge: A moisture barrier to the dispersal of steppe-tundra biota?. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27(27-28) Sp. Iss. SI: 2473-2483. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.09.011

Green, C. P., Branch, N., Silva, B., Vaughan-Williams, A., Scott Elias, Poole, I., Valcarcel, I. 2008: Environmental evidence. In Mudd, A. and Pears, B. (eds.), Bronze Age Field System at Tower's Fen, Thorney, Peterborough Excavations at Thorney Borrow Pit' 2004-2005. British

Kuzmina, S., Scott Elias, Matheus, P., Storer, J. E., Sher, A. 2008: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Last Glacial Maximum, inferred from insect fossils from a tephra buried soil at Tempest Lake, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 267(3-4): 245-255. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.07.007

Zazula, G. D, Froese, D. G., Scott Elias, Kuzmina, S., Mathewes, R. W. 2007: Arctic ground squirrels of the mammoth-steppe: Paleoecology of Late Pleistocene middens (24000 29450 14C yr BP), Yukon Territory, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(7-8): 979 1003.

Bray, P. J., Blockley, S. P. E., Coope, G. R., Dadswell, L. F., Scott Elias, Lowe, J. J., Pollard, A. M. 2006: Refining mutual climatic range (MCR) quantitative estimates of palaeotemperature using ubiquity analysis. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25 (15-16): 1865 1876.

Scott Elias 2006: Encyclopedia of Quaternary Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Scott Elias 2006: Beetle records: Introduction. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 153 163.

Scott Elias 2006: Beetle records: Late Pleistocene of North America. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 222 236.

Scott Elias 2006: Beetle records: Late Tertiary and early Quaternary. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 163 172.

Scott Elias 2006: Beetle records: Postglacial North America. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 275 286.

Scott Elias, Brigham-Grette, J. 2006: Glaciations: Late Pleistocene events in Beringia. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1057 1066.

Scott Elias 2006: Introduction: History of Quaternary science. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 10 18.

Scott Elias 2006: Introduction: Societal relevance of Quaternary research. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1 10.

Scott Elias 2006: Plant macrofossil methods and studies: Rodent middens. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2356 2367.

Scott Elias 2006: Quaternary beetle research: the state of the art. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25 (15-16): 1731 1737.

Scott Elias, Kuzmina, S., Kiselyov, S. 2006: Late Tertiary origins of the Arctic beetle fauna. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 241 (3-4): 373 392.

Scott Elias, Schreve, D. 2006: Vertebrate records: Late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions. In Elias, S. A.. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 3202 3217.

Grcke, D. R., Scott Elias, Miller, R. M., Schimmelmann, A. 2006: Hydrogen isotopes in chitin. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25: 1850 1864.

Zazula, G. D., Froese, D. G., Scott Elias, Kuzmina, S., La Farge, C., Reyes, A. V., Sanborn, P. T., Schweger, C. E., Smith, C. A. S., Mathewes, R. W. 2006: Vegetation buried under Dawson tephra (25,000 yr 14C BP) and locally diverse late Pleistocene paleoenvironments of Goldbottom Creek, Yukon, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 242: 253 286.

Edwards, M. E., Hamilton, T. D., Scott Elias, Bigelow, N. H., Krumhardt, A. P. 2003: Interglacial extension of the boreal forest limit in the Noatak Valley, northwest Alaska: Evidence from an exhumed river-cut bluff and debris apron. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 35(4): 460-468.

Scott Elias 2003: Millennial and century climate changes in the Colorado Alpine. In Greenland, D. (ed.), Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response. Oxford University Press, pp. 370-383.

Scott Elias, Matthews, J. V. 2002: Arctic North American seasonal temperatures from the latest Miocene to the Early Pleistocene, based on mutual climatic range analysis of fossil beetle assemblages. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 39(6): 911-920. DOI: 10.1139/E01-096

Scott Elias 2001: Paleoecology and Late Quaternary environments of the Colorado Rockies . In: Bowman, W.D. and Seastedt, T.R. (eds.), Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado. New York, Oxford University Press, pp.285-303.

Brigham-Grette, J., Scott Elias 2001: David M. Hopkins - an inspiration to multidisciplinary science . Quaternary Science Reviews 20:1-3

Scott Elias 2001: Beringian paleoecology: results from the 1997 workshop . Quaternary Science Reviews 20:7-13

Scott Elias 2001: Mutual climatic range reconstructions of seasonal temperatures based on late Pleistocene fossil beetle assemblages in Eastern Beringia. Quaternary Science Reviews 20:77-91

Scott Elias, Brigham-Grette, J., ed. 2001: Beringian paleoenvironments . Quaternary Science Reviews 20:(1-3) 574 pp.

Scott Elias 2000: Late Pleistocene climates of Beringia, based on analysis of fossil beetles . Quaternary Research 53(2):229-235

Porch, N., Scott Elias 2000: Quaternary beetles: a review and issues for Australian studies . Australian Journal of Entomology 39:1-9

Miller, R.R., Scott Elias 2000: Late-glacial climate in the Maritimes Region, Canada, Reconstructed from mutual climatic range analysis of fossil Coleoptera. Boreas 29:79-88

Coope, G.R., Scott Elias 2000: The environment of Upper Paleolithic (Magdalenian and Azilian) hunters at Hauterive-Champreveyres, Neuchatel, Switzerland, interpreted from coleopteran remains. Journal of Quaternary Science 15(2):157-175

Sidorchuk, A.Y., Panin, A.V., Borisova, O.K., Scott EliasJames Syvitski 2000: Channel morphology and river flow in the northern Russian Plain in the Late Glacial and Holocene. International Journal of Earth Science, 89:541-549

Scott EliasJohn T. AndrewsKathy Anderson 1999: Insights on the climatic constraints on the beetle fauna of coastal Alaska, U.S.A., derived from the mutual climatic range method of paleoclimate reconstruction. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 31(1): 94-98.

Scott Elias, Hamilton, T.D., Edwards, M.E., Beget, J.E., Krumhardt, A.P., Lavoie, C. 1999: Late Pleistocene environments of the western Noatak Basin, Northwestern Alaska. Geological Society of America Bulletin 111(5):769-789

Scott Elias 1999: Mid-Wisconsin seasonal temperatures reconstructed from fossil beetle assemblages in eastern North America: comparisons with other proxy records from the Northern Hemisphere. Journal of Quaternary Science 14(3):255-262

Scott Elias 1999: Quaternary paleobiology update: debate continues over the cause of Pleistocene megafauna extinction. Quaternary Times, 29: 11.

Scott EliasJohn T. Andrews, Anderson, K. H. 1999: New insights on the climatic constraints on the beetle fauna of coastal Alaska derived from the mutual climatic range method of paleoclimate reconstruction. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 31: 94-98.

Scott Elias 1999: Insect fossils and Late Quaternary environments of the Chihuahuan Desert . In: Barlow, J.C. and Miller, D.J. (eds.): Fourth Symposium on Resources of the Chihuahuan Desert, 1-10. Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Fort Davis, Texas

Epstein, P.R., Diaz, H.F., Scott Elias, Grabherr, G., Graham, N.E., Martens, W.J.M., Mosley-Thompson, E., Susskind, J. 1998: Biological and physical signs of climate change: focus on mosquito-borne diseases. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 79(3):409-417

Scott Elias 1998: Use of insect fossils in archaeology . Meganeura, summer 1998, p. 15-18

Scott Elias 1997: Reconstructing Yellowstone's climate history . Yellowstone Science 5(4):2-8

Scott Elias 1997: Palaeoenvironmental significance of Late Glacial insect fossil assemblages from the Aubrey Site, North-Central Texas, USA. Quaternary Proceedings 5:(105-111)

Scott Elias, Short, S.K., Birks, H.H. 1997: Late Wisconsin environments of the Bering Land Bridge . Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 136:293-308

Lavoie, C., Scott Elias, Filion, L. 1997: A 7000-year record of insect communities from a peatland environment, southern Quebec. Ecoscience 4(3):394-403

Lavoie, C., Scott Elias, Payette, S. 1997: Holocene fossil bettles from a treeline peatland in subarctic Quebec . Canadian Journal of Zoology 75:227-236

Scott Elias 1997: The Ice Age history of southwestern National Parks . Smithsonian Institution Press, 205 pp.

Scott Elias 1997: New evidence on the environments encountered by Paleoindians in Central and Eastern Beringia. Current Research in the Pleistocene 14:123-124

Scott Elias 1997: The mutual climatic range method of palaeoclimate reconstruction based on insect fossils: new applications and interhemispheric comparisons. Quaternary Science Reviews 16:1217-1225

Scott Elias 1996: Late Pleistocene and Holocene seasonal temperatures reconstructed from fossil beetle assemblages in the Rocky Mountains. Quaternary Research, 46: 311-318.

Scott EliasKathy AndersonJohn T. Andrews 1996: Late Wisconsin climate in northeastern USA and southeastern Canada, reconstructed from fossil beetle assemblages. Journal of Quaternary Science, 11: 417-421.

Scott Elias 1996: Insect fossil evidence on late Wisconsinan environments of the Bering land bridge. In West, F. H. (ed.), American Beginnings: The Prehistory and Palaeoeclolgy of Beringia. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 110-118.

Scott Elias, Short, S. K., Waythomas, C. F. 1996: Late Quaternary environments, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Arctic, 49: 292-305.

Scott Elias, Short, S. K., Nelson, C. H., Birks, H. H. 1996: Life and times of the Bering land bridge. Nature, 382: 60-63. DOI: 10.1038/382060a0

Scott Elias 1996: The Ice-Age history of national parks in the Rocky Mountains. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 170 pp.

Scott Elias, Short, S. K., Walker, D. A., Auerbach, N. A. 1995: Historical biodiversity, DEW Line Stations, Alaska. Draft final report to Department of Defense, Air Force, Legacy Resource Management Program Project #0742, 58 pp. + appendices.

Scott Elias 1995: Packrat middens: Archives of desert biotic history. In Nierenberg, W. A. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology, volume 3. San Diego: Academic Press, 19-35.

Scott Elias 1995: Ice Age history of Alaskan National Parks. Smithsonian Institution Press, 150 pp.

Scott Elias 1994: Quaternary insects and their environments. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 284 pp.

Short, S. K., John T. Andrews, Williams, K. M., Weiner, N. J., Scott Elias 1994: Late Quaternary marine and terrestrial environments, northern Baffin Island, Northwest Territories. Geographie Physique et Quaternaire, 48: 85-95.

Short, S. K., John T. Andrews, Williams, K. M., Weiner, N. J., Scott Elias 1993: Late Quaternary marine and terrestrial environments, northwestern Baffin Island, Northwest Territories. Geographie physique et Quaternaire, 48: 85-95.

Short, S. K., Scott Elias, Waythomas, C. F., Williams, N. E. 1992: Fossil pollen and insect evidence for postglacial environmental conditions, Nushagak and Holitna lowland regions, southwest Alaska. Arctic, 45(4): 381-392.

Scott Elias 1992: Late Quaternary beetle faunas of southwestern Alaska: Evidence of a refugium for mesic and hygrophilous species. Arctic and Alpine Research, 24: 133-144.

Scott Elias, Short, S. K. 1992: Paleoecology of an interglacial peat deposit, Nuyakuk, southwestern Alaska. Geographie Physique et Quaternaire, 46: 85-96.

Scott Elias 1992: Late Quaternary zoogeography of the Chihuahuan Desert insect fauna, based on fossil records from packrat middens. Journal of Biogeography, 19: 285-298.

Scott Elias, Short, S. K., Phillips, R. L. 1992: Paleoecology of late-glacial peats from the Bering Land Bridge, Chukchi Sea Shelf region, northwestern Alaska. Quaternary Research, 38: 371-378.

Scott Elias, Mead, J. I., Agenbroad, L. D. 1992: Late Quaternary arthropods from the Colorado plateau, Arizona and Utah. Great Basin Naturalist, 52: 59-67.

MacKay, W. P., Scott Elias 1992: Late Quaternary ant fossils from packrat middens (Hymenoptera: Fornicidae): Implications for climatic change in the Chihuahuan Desert. Psyche, 99(2-3): 169-184.

Scott Elias, Van Devender, T. R. 1992: Insect fossil evidence of Late Quaternary environments in the northern Chihuahuan Desert of Texas and New Mexico: Comparisons with the paleobotanical record. The Southwestern Naturalist, 37(2): 101-116.

Scott Elias 1991: Insects and climate change: Fossil evidence from the Rocky Mountains. Bioscience, 41(8): 552-559.

Scott Elias, Halfpenny, J. C. 1991: Scientific note: Fox scat evidence of heavy predation on beetles on the alpine tundra, Front Range, Colorado. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 45(2): 189-190.

Scott Elias, Carrara, P. E., Toolin, L. J., Jull, A. J. T. 1991: Revised age of deglaciation of Lake Emma based on new radiocarbon and macrofossil analyses. Quaternary Research, 36: 307-321.

Lea, P.D., Scott Elias, Short, S.K. 1991: Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments of Pleistocene Nonglacial Deposits in the Southern Nushagak Lowland, Southwestern Alaska, U.S.A. Arctic and Alpine Research 23(4):375-391

Scott Elias, Toolin, L. J. 1990: Accelerator dating of a mixed assemblage of Late Pleistocene insect fossils from the Lamb Spring site, Colorado. Quaternary Research, 33(1): 122-126. DOI: 10.1016/0033-5894(90)90091-X

Scott Elias 1990: The timing and intensity of environmental changes during the Paleoindian period in western North America: Evidence from the insect fossil record. In Agenbroad, L., Mead, J. I., and Nelson, L. (editors), Megafauna and Man: Discovery of America's Heartland. Hot Springs, South Dakota: The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Inc., Scientific Papers, volume 1, pp. 11-14.

Scott Elias 1990: Observations on the taphonomy of late Quaternary insect fossil remains in packrat middens of the Chihuahuan Desert. Palaios, 5: 356-363.

Scott Elias, Van Devender, T. R. 1990: Fossil insect evidence for Late Quaternary climatic change in the Big Bend region, Chihuahuan Desert, Texas. Quaternary Research, 34: 249-261.

Scott Elias, Nelson, A. R. 1989: Fossil invertebrate evidence for late Pleistocene environments at the Lamb Spring site, Colorado. Plains Anthropologist, 34: 309-326.

Waythomas, C. F., Short, S. K., Scott Elias 1989: Deposits of interglacial character, Nenana Valley, Alaska. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 6: 95-98.

Klinger, L. F., Scott Elias, Behan-Pelletier, V. 1989: The bryophyte paludification hypothesis of peatland formation: Fossil insect and stratigraphic evidence in peat sections from southeast Alaska. Holarctic Ecology, 13: 72-80.

Scott Elias 1988: New distributional and ecological records of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from southwestern Alaska. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 42(1): 39-42.

Scott Elias 1988: Climatic significance of Late Pleistocene insect fossils from Marias Pass, Montana. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 25: 922-926.

Scott Elias, Johnson, E. 1988: Paleoenvironments: Invertebrates. Pilot study of fossil beetles at the Lubbock Lake landmark. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 5: 57-60.