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Plank, C. and B. Shuman. (2009) The effects of lake area and volume changes on the surface energy budget of Minnesota’s lake-dotted landscape. Journal of Climate 22, 4055-4065. PDF
Shuman, B., A. Henderson, C. Plank, V. Stefanova, and S. Ziegler. (2009) Woodland-to-forest transition during prolonged drought in Minnesota after ca. AD 1300. Ecology 90, 2792-2807. PDF
Shuman, B., A. Henderson, S. M. Colman, J. R. Stone, L. R. Stevens, S. C. Fritz, M. J. Power, and C. Whitlock. (2009) Holocene Lake-Level Trends in the Rocky Mountains, U.S.A. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 1861-1879. PDF
Shuman, B., J. P. Donnelly, P. Newby. (2009). Abrupt climate change as an important agent of ecological change in the Northeast U.S. over the past 15,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 1693-1709. PDF
Newby, P., J. P. Donnelly, and B. Shuman. (2009). Evidence of centennial-scale drought from southeastern Massachusetts during the Pleistocene/Holocene transition. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 1675-1692. PDF
Henderson, A., and B. Shuman. (2009). Hydrogen and oxygen isotopic composition of lake water in the western United States. Geological Society of America Bulletin 121 (7/8) 1179-1189.  PDF
Williams, J. W., B. Shuman, P. J. Bartlein, N. S. Diffenbaugh. (2009) Abrupt responses of the Midwestern prairie-forest ecotone to early Holocene aridity. Global and Planetary Change 66 (3-4), 195-207. PDF
Minckley, T.A., P.J. Bartlein, C. Whitlock, B.N. Shuman, J.W. Williams, and O.K. Davis (2009).  Association among modern pollen, vegetation, and climate in western North America.  Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 1962-1991. PDF
Power, M.J., Ortiz, N., Marlon, J., Bartlein, P.J., Harrison, S.P., Mayle, F.,  Ballouche, A., Bradshaw, R., Carcaillet, C., Cordova, C., Mooney, S., Moreno, P., Prentice, I.C., Thonicke, K., Tinner, W., Whitlock, C., Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Anderson, R.S., Beer, R., Behling, H., Briles, C., Brown, K., Brunelle A., Bush, M., Clark, J., Colombaroli, D.11, Daniels, M., Dodson, J., Edwards, M.E., Fisinger, W., Gavin, D.G., Gobet, E., Hallett, D.J., Higuera, P., Horn, S., Inoue, J., Kaltenreider, P., Kennedy, L., Kong, Z.C., Long, C., Lynch, J., Lynch, B., McGlone, M., Meeks, S., Meyer, G., Minckley, T., Mohr, J., Noti, R., Pierce, J., Richard, P., Shuman, B., Takahara, H., Toney, J., Turney, C.., Umbanhower, C., Vandergoes, M., Vanniere, B., Walsh, M., Wang, X., Williams, N., Wilmshurst, J., Zhang , J.H.  (2008). Changes in fire activity since the LGM: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal data. Climate Dynamics. 30: 887-907. PDF
Williams, J. W., and B. Shuman. (2008). Obtaining accurate and precise environmental reconstructions from the modern analog technique and North American surface pollen dataset. Quaternary Science Reviews. 27, 669-687. PDF
Hou, J., Y. Huang, W. W Oswald, D. R. Foster, and B. Shuman (2007). Centennial-scale compound-specific hydrogen isotope record of Pleistocene–Holocene climate transition from southern New England, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L19706, doi:10.1029/2007GL030303. PDF
Shuman, B., P. J. Bartlein, and T. Webb III. (2007). Response to “Comments on: ‘The magnitude of millennial- and orbital-scale climatic change in eastern North America during the late-Quaternary’ by Shuman et al.” Quaternary Science Reviews. 26, 268-273. PDF
Diffenbaugh, N. S., M. Ashfaq, B. Shuman, J. W. Williams, P. J. Bartlein. (2006). Summer precipitation in the United States: Response to Mid-Holocene changes in insolation, ocean mean-state, and ocean variability. Geophysical Research Letters. 33, L22712, doi:10.1029/2006GL028012. PDF
Shuman, B., Y. Huang, P. Newby, and Y. Wang. (2006). Compound-Specific Isotopic Analyses Track Changes in the Seasonality of Precipitation in the Northeastern United States at ca. 8200 cal yr BP. Quaternary Science Reviews 25: 2992–3002. PDF
Huang, Y., B. Shuman, Y. Wang, T. Webb III, E. C. Grimm, and G. L. Jacobson, Jr. (2006) Climatic and environmental controls on the variation of C3 and C4 plant abundances in central Florida for the past 62,000 years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 237: 428–435. PDF
Shinker, J. J., P. Bartlein, B. Shuman. (2006). Synoptic and Dynamic Climate Controls of North American Mid-Continental Aridity. Quaternary Science Reviews 25, 1401-1417. PDF
Hou, J., Y. Huang, Y. Wang, B. Shuman, W. W Oswald, E. Faison, and D. R. Foster (2006), Postglacial climate reconstruction based on compound-specific D/H ratios of fatty acids from Blood Pond, New England, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7, Q03008, doi:10.1029/2005GC001076.  
Shuman, B., and J. P. Donnelly. (2006). The Influence of Seasonal Precipitation and Temperature Regimes on Lake Levels in the Northeastern United States during the Holocene. Quaternary Research 65: 44-56. PDF
Newby, P. N., J. Bradley, A. Spiess, B. Shuman, and P. Leduc (2005). A Paleoindian Response to Younger Dryas Climate Change. Quaternary Science Reviews 24: 141-154. PDF
Shuman, B., P. J. Bartlein, and T. Webb III. (2005). The Magnitudes of Millennial- and Orbital-Scale Climatic Change in Eastern North America during the Late-Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews 24: 2194-2206. PDF
Shuman, B., P. Newby, J. Donnelly, A. Tarbox, and T. Webb III. (2005). A record of late-Quaternary moisture-balance change and vegetation response in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 95 (2): 237-248. PDF
Whitmore, J., K. Gajewski, M. Sawada, J.W. Williams, B. Shuman, P.J. Bartlein, T. Minckley, A.E. Viau , T. Webb III, P. Anderson, L. Brubaker. (2005). North American and Greenland Modern Pollen Data for Multi-scale Paleoenvironmental Applications. Quaternary Science Reviews 24: 1828-1848. PDF
Shuman, B., P. Newby, Y. Huang, and T. Webb III (2004). Evidence for the close climatic control of New England vegetation history. Ecology, 85 (5): 1297-1310. PDF
Huang, Y., B. Shuman, Y. Wang, and T. Webb III (2004). Hydrogen isotope ratios of individual lipids in lake sediments as novel tracers of climatic and environmental change: a surface sediment test. Journal of Paleolimnology, 31: 363-375. PDF
Williams, J. W., B. Shuman, T. Webb III, P.J. Bartlein, and P.L. Leduc (2004). Late Quaternary vegetation dynamics in North America: scaling from taxa to biomes. Ecological Monographs 74 (2): 309-334.  PDF
Shuman, B. (2003). Controls on loss-on-ignition variation in cores from small New England lakes. Journal of Paleolimnology 30 (4): 26-41. PDF
Webb, T. III, B. Shuman, P. Leduc, P. Newby, and N. Miller (2003). Late Quaternary climate history of western New York State. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 37: 11-17.  
Huang, Y., B. Shuman, Y. Wang, and T. Webb III (2002). Hydrogen isotope ratios of palmitic acid in lacustrine sediments record late-Quaternary climate conditions. Geology 30: 1103-1106. PDF
Shuman, B., P. Bartlein, N. Logar, P. Newby, and T. Webb III (2002). Parallel climate and vegetation responses to the early-Holocene collapse of the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews 21: 1793-1805. PDF
Shuman, B., T. Webb III, P. Bartlein, and J. W. Williams (2002). The anatomy of a climatic oscillation: vegetation change in eastern North America during the Younger Dryas chronozone. Quaternary Science Reviews 21: 1777-1791. PDF
Donnelly, J. P., S. Bryant, J. Butler, J. Dowling, L. Fan, N. Hausmann, P. Newby, B. Shuman, J. Stern, K. Westover, and T. Webb III, (2001). A 700-year sedimentary record of intense hurricane landfalls in southern New England. Geological Society of America Bulletin 113: 714-727. PDF
Shuman, B., J. Bravo, J. Kaye, J. A. Lynch, P. Newby, and T. Webb III, (2001). Late-Quaternary water-level variations and vegetation history at Crooked Pond, southeastern Massachusetts. Quaternary Research 56: 401-410. PDF
Williams, J. W., B. Shuman, and T. Webb III, (2001). Dissimilarity Analyses of Late-Quaternary Vegetation and Climate in Eastern North America. Ecology 82: 3346-3362. PDF
Newby, P. C., P. Killoran, M. Waldorf, B. Shuman, R. S. Webb, and T. Webb III, (2000). 14,000 years of sediment, vegetation and water-level changes at the Makepeace Cedar Swamp, Southeastern Massachusetts. Quaternary Research. 53: 341-351. PDF
Williams, J. W., T. Webb III, B. Shuman, and P. J. Bartlein (2000). Do Low CO2 Concentrations Affect Pollen-Based Reconstructions of LGM Climates? A Response to "Physiological Significance of Low Atmospheric CO2 for Plant-Climate Interactions" by Cowling and Sykes. Quaternary Research 53: 402-404.  
Refereed Chapters in Books:  
Cook, E. R., P. J. Bartlein, N. Diffenbaugh, R. Seager, B. N. Shuman, R. S. Webb, J. W. Williams, C. Woodhouse. (2008). Chapter 3. Hydrological Variability and Change. In: “Abrupt Climate Change: U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4,” U.S. Geological Survey.  On-line
Shuman, B. (2006). Approaches to Paleoclimate Reconstruction. In: “Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science,” (S. Elias, ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam. PDF
Shuman, B., and B. Finney. (2006). Late-Quaternary Lake-Level Changes in North America. In: “Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science,” (S. Elias, ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam. PDF
Webb, T. III, B. Shuman, and J. W. Williams (2003). Climatically forced vegetation dynamics in North America during the late-Quaternary. In: “Developments in Quaternary Science, Volume 1: The Quaternary Period in the United States,” (A. Gillespie, S. Porter, and B. Atwater, eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam. pp. 459-478. PDF
Williams, J. W., B. Shuman, P. J. Bartlein, J. Whitmore, K. Gajewski, M. Sawada, T. Minckley, S. Shafer, A. E. Viau, T. Webb, III, P. M. Anderson, L. B. Brubaker, C. Whitlock, and O. K. Davis. (2006). An Atlas of Pollen-Vegetation-Climate Relationships for the United States and Canada. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, Dallas, TX. 293 pp.  On-line
Pollen Viewer: Late-Quaternary vegetation dynamics in North America On-line