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h-index (Scopus) = 21
Total citations (Scopus): 1010

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Of my 36 peer-reviewed journal articles since 2003, most are in A*-ranked publications and most of the remainder are in A-ranked journals - following Excellence in Research Australia Journal Rankings (2010), wherein A* are the top 5% of journals and A ranked journals are the next 15%.

Full publication list

ERA 2010 journal rankings given in parentheses; underlined were students or employees of mine at time of publication

Reviewed book chapters

1.      Wroe, S. 2010. Cranial mechanics of mammalian carnivores: Recent advances using a Finite Element approach In Carnivoran Evolution: New Views on Phylogeny, Form, and Function (A. Goswami and A. Friscia, eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pages 466-485.

2.      Wroe, S., and Archer, M. (2006). Origins and early radiations of marsupials. Pp. 517-540 in Merrick, J. Archer, M., Hickey, G. M., & Lee, M. S. Y. (eds). Evolution and Biogeography of Australasian Vertebrates, Auscipub Pty Ltd: Sydney.

3.      Wroe, S. (2003). Australian marsupial carnivores: Advances in palaeontology, palaeoecology and phylogeny. Pp. 71-94 in M. Jones, C. Dickman & M. Archer (eds), Predators with Pouches: the Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials, CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

Refereed journal articles

1.    D’Amore, C. D., Moreno, K.,, McHenry, C. R., and Wroe, S. (2011) The effects of biting and pulling on the forces generated during feeding in the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). PLoS ONE, 6(10): e26226. (A)
2.    Oldfield, C.C., McHenry, C.R., Clausen, P.D., Chamoli, U., Parr, W.C.H., Stynder, D.D., Wroe, S. (2011) Finite Element Analysis of ursid cranial mechanics and the prediction of feeding behaviour in the extinct giant Agriotherium africanum. Journal of Zoology (London). (A)

3.      Attard, M., Chamoli, U., Ferrara, T., Rogers, T., Wroe, S. (2011) Skull mechanics and implications for feeding behaviour in a large marsupial carnivore guild: the thylacine, Tasmanian devil and spotted-tailed quoll. Journal of Zoology, 285: 292-300.  (A)
4.      Chamoli, U., and Wroe, S. (2011) Allometry in the distribution of material properties and geometry of the felid skull: why larger species may need to change and how they may achieve it. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 283: 217-226. (A*)
5.      Goswami, A., Milne, N., and Wroe, S. (2011) Biting through constraints: Cranial morphology, disparity and convergence across living and fossil carnivorous mammals. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series B, 278: 1831-1839. (A*)
6.      Ferrara, T. L., Clausen, P., Huber, D. R., McHenry, C. R., Peddemours, V., Wroe, S. (2011) Mechanics of biting in great white and sandtiger sharks. Journal of Biomechanics, 44: 430-435. (A*)
7.      Tsafnat, N., & Wroe, S. (2011) An Experimentally Validated Micromechanical Model of a Rat Vertebra Under Compressive Loading. Journal of Anatomy, 218: 40-46. (A)
8.    Field, J., & Wroe, S. (Accepted) Aridity, Faunal Adaptations and Australian Late Pleistocene Extinctions. World Archaeology. (A)

9.      Field, J., Wroe, S., Trueman, C., Garvey, J., & Wyatt-Spratt, S. (In Press) Looking for the Archaeological Signature in Australian Megafaunal Extinctions. Quaternary International. (B)
10.   Wroe, S., Ferrara, T., McHenry, C., Curnoe, D., Chamoli, U. (2010). The craniomandibular mechanics of being human. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 277: 3579-3586. (A*)
11.   Degrange, F. J., Tambussi, C. P., Moreno, K., Witmer, L. M. & Wroe, S. (2010 ) Mechanical Analysis of Feeding Behavior in the Extinct Terror Bird Andalgalornis steulleti (Gruiformes: Phorusrhacidae). PLoS ONE 5, e11856. (A)
12.   Cosgrove, R., Field, J., Garvey, J., Brenner-Coltrain, J., Goede, J., Charles, B., Wroe, S., Pike-Tay, A., Grün, R., Aubert, M., Leesa  ns, W., O’Connell, J. (2010) Overdone overkill - the archaeological perspective on Tasmanian megafaunal extinctions. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37: 2486-2503. (A*)
13.   Fry, B. G., Wroe, S., Teeuwisse, W., Matthias J., Osch, P., Moreno, K., Ingle, K., McHenry, C., Ferrara, T., et al.. 2009. A central role for venom in predation by Varanus komodoensis (Komodo Dragon) and the extinct giant Varanus (Megalania) priscus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 8969-8974. (A*)
14.  *Wroe, S. 2008. High-resolution 3-D computer simulation of feeding behaviour in marsupial and placental lions. Journal of Zoology, 274:332-339. (A)
15.  *Wroe, S., DR Huber, MB Lowry, CR McHenry, K Moreno, PD Clausen, TL Ferrara. 2008. 3D computer analysis of white shark jaw mechanics: how hard can a great white bite? Journal of Zoology 276: 336–342. (A)
16.  Weisbecker, V., Goswami, A. Wroe, S., Sánchez-Villagra, M. 2008. Ossification heterochrony in the mammalian skeleton and the marsupial-placental dichotomy. Evolution 62: 2027–2041. (A*)
17.  *Moreno, K., Wroe, S., Clausen, P. D., McHenry, C. R., D'Amore, D. C.; Rayfield, E. J., and Cunningham, E. 2008. Cranial performance in the Komodo dragon as revealed by high-resolution 3-D finite element analysis. Journal of Anatomy, 212:736-746. (A)
18.  *Bourke, J., Wroe, S., Moreno, K., McHenry, C., Clausen, P. 2008. Effects of Gape and Tooth Position on Bite Force in the Dingo. PLoS ONE 3(5):e2200. (A)
19.  Field, J., Fillios, M., and Wroe, S. 2008. Contextualizing Chronologies for the Human Megafauna Overlap in Australia. Earth Science Reviews, 89: 97-115. (A*)
20.  Wroe, S., Lowry, M. B., and Anton, M. 2008. How to build a mammalian super-predator? Zoology, 111:196-203. (B)
21.  Clausen, P. D., Wroe, S.; McHenry, C. R.; Moreno, K; Bourke, J. 2008. The vector of jaw muscle force as determined by computer generated 3D simulation. Journal of Biomechanics. (A*)
22.  Wroe, S., Clausen, P., McHenry, C., Moreno, K., and Cunningham, E. 2007. Computer simulation of feeding behaviour in the thylacine and dingo: a novel test for convergence and niche overlap. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London), Series B, 274: 2819-2828. (A*)
23.  Wroe, S., and Milne., N. 2007. Convergence and remarkably consistent constraint in the evolution of carnivore skull shape. Evolution, 61: 1251-1260. (A*)
24.  McHenry, C., Wroe, S., Clausen, P., Moreno, K., and Cunningham, E.2007. Super-modeled sabercat, predatory behaviour in Smilodon fatalis revealed by high-resolution 3-D computer simulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 104: 16010-16015 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting. (A*)
25.  Christiansen, P., and Wroe, S. 2007. Bite forces and evolutionary adaptations to feeding ecology in carnivores. Ecology, 88: 347-358. (A*)
26.  Wroe, S., Moreno, K., Clausen, P., McHenry, C., and Curnoe, D. 2007. High-resolution computer simulation of hominid cranial mechanics. The Anatomical Record, 290: 1248-1255. (A)
27.  Wroe, S. 2007. High-resolution 3-D computer simulation of feeding behaviour in marsupial and placental lions. Journal of Zoology,  274:332-339 (A)
28.  Wroe, S., Field, J., and Grayson, D. K. (2006). Megafaunal extinction: climate, humans and assumptions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 21: 61-62. (A*)
29.  Wroe, S., and Field, J. (2006). A review of the evidence for a human role in the extinction of Australian megafauna and an alternative interpretation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25: 2692-2703. (A*)
30.  Wroe, S., McHenry, C., and Thomason, J. (2005). Bite club: Comparative bite force in big biting mammals and the prediction of predatory behaviour in fossil taxa. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London), Series B, 272: 619-625. (A*)
31.  McHenry, C., Cook, A., and Wroe, S. (2005). Bottom feeding plesiosaurs. Science, 310: 75. (A*)
32.  Trueman, C. N., Field, J. H, Dortch, J., Charles, B., and Wroe, S. (2005). Prolonged co-existence of humans and megafauna in Pleistocene Australia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 182: 8381-8385. (A*)
33.  Wroe, S., Argot, C., Crowther, M., and Dickman, C. (2004). On the rarity of big fierce carnivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London), Series B, 271: 1203-1211. (A*)
34.  Wroe, S., Field, J., Fullagar, R., and Jermiin, L. (2004). Megafaunal extinction in the Late Quaternary and the global overkill hypothesis. Alcheringa, 28: 291-331. (C)
35.  Wroe, S., Crowther, M., Dortch, J., and Chong, J. (2004). The size of the largest marsupial and why it matters. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) Series B (Suppl.), 271: S34-S36. (A*)
36.  Wroe, S., Myers, T., Seebacher, F., Kear, B., Gillespie, A., Crowther, M., and Salisbury, S. (2003). An alternative method for predicting body-mass: The case of the marsupial lion. Paleobiology, 29: 404-412. (A)
37.  Johnson, C., and Wroe, S. (2003). Causes of extinctions of vertebrates during the Holocene of mainland Australia: arrival of the dingo or human impact? The Holocene, 13: 109-116. (A)
38.  Wroe, S. (2002). A review of terrestrial mammalian and reptilian carnivore ecology in Australian fossil faunas and factors influencing their diversity. Australian Journal of Zoology, 50: 1-24. (B)
39.  Wroe, S. (2001). Maximucinus muirheadae, gen. et sp. nov. (Thylacinidae, Marsupialia), from the Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, with estimates of body weights for fossil thylacinids. Australian Journal of Zoology, 49: 603-614. (B)
40.  Wroe, S., and Musser, A. (2001). The skull of Nimbacinus dicksoni (Thylacinidae, Marsupialia). Australian Journal of Zoology, 49: 487-514. (B)
41.  Mackness, B. S., Wroe, S., Muirhead, J., Wilkinson, C., and Wilkinson, D. (2000). First fossil bandicoot from the Pliocene Chinchilla Local Fauna. Australian Mammalogy, 22: 133-136. (C)
42.  Wroe, S., and Mackness, B. S. (2000). A new genus and species of dasyurine dasyurid (Marsupialia) from the Pliocene Chinchilla Local Fauna of Southeastern Queensland. Alcheringa, 24: 319-325. (C)
43.  Wroe, S., Ebach, M., Ahyong, S., Muizon, C. de, and Muirhead, J. (2000). Phylogeny of Australian marsupicarnivores: a parsimony-based analysis using cranial and dental data. Journal of Mammalogy, 88: 1008-1024. (A)
44.  Krajewski, C., Wroe, S., and Westerman, M. (2000). Molecular evidence for phylogenetic relationships and the timing of cladogenesis in dasyurid marsupials. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 130: 375-404. (A)
45.  Wroe, S. (1999). The geologically oldest dasyurid (Marsupialia) from the Miocene of Riversleigh, north-western Queensland. Palaeontology, 42: 501-527. (B)
46.  Wroe, S., Myers, T. J., Wells, R. T., and Gillespie, A. (1999). Estimating the weight of the Pleistocene marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex, Thylacoleonidae: Marsupialia): implications for the ecomorphology of a marsupial super-predator and hypotheses for the impoverishment of marsupial carnivore faunas. Australian Journal of Zoology, 47: 489-498. (B)
47.  Godthelp, H., Wroe, S., and Archer, M. (1999). A new marsupial from the early Eocene Tingamarra Local Fauna of Murgon, Southeastern Queensland: a prototypical Australian marsupial? Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 6: 289-313. (C).
48.  Wroe, S. (1998). A new 'bone-cracking' dasyurid (Marsupialia), from the Miocene of Riversleigh, north-western Queensland. Alcheringa, 22: 277-284. (C)
49.  Wroe, S., Brammall, J., and Cooke, B. (1998). The skull of Ekaltadeta ima (Marsupialia, Hypsiprymnodontidae?): An analysis of some marsupial cranial features and a reinvestigation of propleopine phylogeny, with notes on the inference of carnivory in mammals. Journal of Paleontology, 72: 738-751. (C)
50.  Wroe, S., and Mackness, B. S. (1998). Revision of the Pliocene dasyurid, Dasyurus dunmalli (Dasyuridae, Marsupialia). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 42: 605-612.  (C)
51.  Muirhead, J., and Wroe, S. (1998). A new genus and species, Badjcinus turnbulli (Thylacinidae, Marsupialia), from the late Oligocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Australia, and an investigation of thylacinid phylogeny. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 18: 612-626. (A)
52.  Wroe, S. (1997). A re-examination of proposed morphology-based synapomorphies for the families of Dasyuromorphia (Marsupialia): Part I, Dasyuridae. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 4: 19-52. (C)
53.  Wroe, S. (1997). Mayigriphus orbus, a new species of dasyuromorphian (Marsupialia) from the Miocene of Riversleigh, north-western Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 41: 439-448. (C)
54.  Wroe, S. (1997). Stratigraphy and phylogeny in the giant extinct rat-kangaroo Ekaltadeta (Propleopinae, Hypsiprymnodontidae, Marsupialia). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 41: 449-456. (C)
55.  Wroe, S. (1996). An investigation of phylogeny in the giant rat kangaroo Ekaltadeta (Propleopinae, Potoroidae, Marsupialia). Journal of Paleontology, 70: 677-686. (C)
56.  Wroe, S. (1996). Muribacinus gadiyuli (Thylacinidae, Marsupialia), a very plesiomorphic thylacinid from the Miocene of Riversleigh, Northwestern Queensland, and the problem of paraphyly for the Dasyuridae. Journal of Paleontology, 70: 1032-1044. (C)
57.  Wroe, S., and Archer, M. (1995). Extraordinary diphyodonty-related change in dental function for a tooth of the extinct marsupial Ekaltadeta ima (Propleopinae, Hypsiprymndontidae). Archives of Oral Biology, 40: 597-603. (A) 

Popular science publications

Wroe, S. (2005). On little lizards and big extinctions. Quaternary Australasia, 23: 8-12 (Guest Editorial).

Wroe, S. (2004). Killer kangaroos and other murderous marsupials [update]. Scientific American, Spec. Vol. 14: 48-55.

Wroe, S. (2004). Factors behind the rarity of large mammalian carnivores. Australasian Science, (21-23).

Long. J., & Wroe, S. 2003. Marsupial baby killer or Aussie big cat. Australasian Science, (October): 23-24.

Wroe, S., and Johnson, C. (2003). Bring back the devil. Nature Australia, 27: 84.

Wroe, S. (2003). The myth of reptilian domination. Nature Australia, 27: 54-59.

Wroe, S., Field, J., and Fullagar, R. (2002). Lost giants. Nature Australia, 27: 54-61.

Wroe, S. (2001). The killer rat-kangaroo's tooth. Nature Australia, 27: 28-31.

Wroe, S. (2001). The lost kingdoms of Australia. Newton, 4: 98-104.

Wroe, S., and Field, J. (2001). On giant-wombats and red-herrings. Australasian Science, 24: 18.

Wroe, S., and Field, J. (2001). Megafaunal mystery remains. Australasian Science, 22 (September): 21-25.

Wroe, S. (2000). Move over sabre-toothed tiger. Nature Australia, 27: 44-51.

Wroe, S. (1999). Killer kangaroos and other murderous marsupials. Scientific American, 280: 68-74.

Wroe, S. (1999). The bird from hell? Nature Australia, 26: 58-64.

Wroe, S. (1998). Killer kangaroo. Australasian Science, 19: 25-28.

Wroe, S., and Myers, T. J. (1998). Fallacy and future-eating. Australasian Science, 19 (9): 27-29.