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  1. Ielpi, A., and M.G.A. Lapôtre (accepted). A ten-fold slowdown in river meander migration driven by plant life. Nat. Geosci., doi: 10.1038//s41561-019-0491-7
  2. Lapôtre, M.G.A., A. Ielpi, M.P. Lamb, R.W.E. Williams, & A.H. Knoll (2019). Model for the formation of single-thread rivers in barren landscapes and implications for pre-Silurian and martian fluvial deposits. J. Geoph. Res. Earth Surf, doi: 10.1029/2019JF005156 [link].
  3. Ielpi, A., and M.G.A. Lapôtre (2019). Barren meandering streams in the modern Toiyabe Basin of Nevada, and their relevance to the study of the pre-vegetation rock record. J. Sed. Res., 89(5), 399-415, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2019.25 [link]. ​
  4. Ielpi, A., and M.G.A. Lapôtre (2019). Biotic forcing militates against river meandering in the modern Bonneville Basin of Utah. Sedimentology, doi: 10.1111/sed.12562 [link]. ​
  5. Rampe, E.B., M.G.A. Lapôtre, and 27 other coauthors (2018). Sand mineralogy within the Bagnold Dunes, Gale crater, as observed in situ and from orbit. Geoph. Res. Letters, 45(18), 9488-9497, doi: 10.1029/2018GL079073 [link]. ​
  6. Weitz, C.M., R. Sullivan, M.G.A. Lapôtre, S. Rowland, J. Grant, M.M Baker, and A. Yingst (2018). Sand grain sizes and shapes in eolian bedforms at Gale crater, Mars. Geoph. Res. Letters, 45(18), 9471-9479, doi: 10.1029/2018GL078972 [link]. ​
  7. Lapôtre, M.G.A., R.C. Ewing, C.M. Weitz, K. Lewis, M.P. Lamb, B.L. Ehlmann, and D.M. Rubin (2018). Morphologic diversity of martian ripples: Implications for large-ripple formation. Geoph. Res. Letters, 45(19), 10229-10239, doi: 10.1029/2018GL079029 [link].
  8. Lapôtre, M.G.A., and E.B. Rampe (2018). Curiosity’s investigation of the Bagnold Dunes, Gale crater: Overview of the two-phase campaign and introduction to the special collection. Geoph. Res. Letters, 45(19), 10200-10210, doi: 10.1029/2018GL079032 [link]. ​
  9. Baker, M., M.G.A. Lapôtre, M. Minitti, C. Newman, R. Sullivan, C.M. Weitz, B.L. Ehlmann, A. Vasavada, K. Edgett, N.T. Bridges, and K. Lewis (2018). The Bagnold Dunes in southern summer: Active sediment transport on Mars observed by the Curiosity rover. Geoph. Res. Letters, 45(17), 8853-8863, doi: 10.1029/2018GL079040 [link].
  10. Lapôtre, M.G.A., M.P. Lamb (2018). Substrate controls on valley formation by groundwater on Earth and Mars. Geology, 46(6), 531-534, doi: 10.1130/G40007.1 [link].
  11. Baker, M.M., C.E. Newman, M.G.A. Lapôtre, R. Sullivan, N.T. Bridges, K.W. Lewis (2018). Coarse sediment transport in the modern Martian environment. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 123(6), 1380-1394, doi: 10.1002/2017JE005513 [link].
  12. Banham, S., S. Gupta, D. Rubin, J. Watkins, K.S. Edgett, D.Y. Sumner, J.P. Grotzinger, K. Lewis, L. Edgar, K. Stack, R. Barnes, J. Bell III, M.D. Day, R.C. Ewing, M.G.A. Lapôtre, N. Stein, F. Rivera-Hernandez, A. Vasavada (2018). Ancient Martian aeolian processes and palaeogeomorphology reconstructed from the Stimson formation on the lower slope of Aeolis Mons, Gale crater, Mars. Sedimentology, 65(4), 993-1042, doi:10.1111/sed.12469 [link].
  13. Conte, D., and 14 coauthors including M.G.A. Lapôtre (2017). Advanced concept for a crewed mission to the Martian moons. Acta Astronautica, 139, 545-563, doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.07.044 [link].
  14. Ewing, R.C., M.G.A. Lapôtre, K. Lewis, M. Day, N. Stein, D. M. Rubin, N. T. Bridges, R. Sullivan, W. W. Fischer, M. P. Lamb, S. Gupta (2017). Sedimentary processes of the Bagnold Dunes: Implications for the eolian rock record of Mars. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122(12), 2544-2573, doi: 10.1002/2017JE005324 [link].
  15. Ehlmann, B.L., K.S. Edgett, B. Sutter, C.N. Achilles, M.L. Litvak, M.G.A. Lapôtre, A.A. Fraeman, and 32 coauthors (2017). Chemistry, mineralogy, and grain properties at Namib and High Dunes, Bagnold Dune Field, Gale crater, Mars: A synthesis of Curiosity rover observations. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122(12), 2510-2543, doi: 10.1002/2017JE005267 [link].
  16. Bridges, N.T., and 11 coauthors including M.G.A. Lapôtre (2017). Martian aeolian activity at the Bagnold Dunes, Gale crater: The view from the surface and orbit. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122(10), 2077-2110, doi: 10.1002/2017JE005263 [link].
  17. Lapôtre, M.G.A., B.L. Ehlmann, and S.E. Minson (2017). A probabilistic approach to remote compositional analysis of planetary surfaces. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122(5), 983-1009, doi: 10.1002/2016JE005248 [link].
  18. Lapôtre, M.G.A., B.L. Ehlmann, S.E. Minson, R.E. Arvidson, F. Ayoub, A.A. Fraeman, R.C. Ewing, and N.T. Bridges (2017). Compositional variations in sands of the Bagnold Dunes, Gale crater, Mars, from visible-shortwave infrared spectroscopy and comparison to ground-truth from the Curiosity rover. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122(12), 2489-2509, doi: 10.1002/2016JE005133 [link].
  19. Lapôtre, M.G.A., M.P. Lamb, and B. McElroy (2017). What sets the size of current ripples? Geology, 45(3), 243-246, doi: 10.1130/G38598.1 [link].
  20. Kreisch, C.D., J.A. O’Sullivan, R.E. Arvidson, D.V. Politte, L. He, N.T. Stein, J. Finkel, E.A. Guiness, M.J. Wolff, and M.G.A. Lapôtre (2017). Regularization of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM along-track oversampled hyperspectral imaging observations of Mars. Icarus, 282, 136-151, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.09.033 [link].
  21. Lapôtre, M.G.A., R. Ewing, M.P. Lamb, W.W. Fischer, J. P. Grotzinger, D. Rubin, K. Lewis, M. Ballard, M. Day, S. Gupta, and 12 other coauthors (2016). Large wind ripples on Mars: A record of atmospheric evolution. Science, 353(6294) 55-58, doi: 10.1126/science.aaf3206 [open-access link].
  22. Lapôtre, M.G.A., M.P. Lamb, R.M.E. Williams (2016). Canyon formation constraints on the discharge of catastrophic outburst floods of Earth and Mars. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 121(7), 1232-1263, doi: 10.1002/2016JE005061 [link].
  23. Lapôtre, M.G.A., M. P. Lamb (2015). Hydraulics of floods upstream of horseshoe canyons and waterfalls. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface, 120(7), 1227-1250, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003412 [link].
  24. Arvidson, R.E. and 21 coauthors including M.G.A. Lapôtre (2015). Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Opportunity observations of Burns formation and underlying strata: Crater hopping at Meridiani Planum. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 120(3), 429-451, doi:10.1002/2014JE004686 [link].
  25. Perron, J.T., P.W. Richardson, K.L. Ferrier, and M.G.A. Lapôtre (2012). The root of branching river networks. Nature, 492, 100-103, doi:10.1038/nature11762 [link].