Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Refereed Publications


First- and Second-Author Papers

(Updated June 2020)


17) A Study of the High-Inclination Population in the Kuiper Belt - III. The 4:7 Mean Motion Resonance.

Li J, Lawler S, Zhou L-Y, & Sun Y-S
2020 - Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society


16) Perspectives on the Distribution of Orbits of Distant Trans-Neptunian Objects.

Kavelaars J, Lawler S, Bannister M, & Shankman C
2019 - Chapter for The Transneptunian Solar System, Elsevier (D. Prialnik, A. Barucchi, L. Young, Eds.)


15) OSSOS: XIII. Fossilized Resonant Dropouts Imply Neptune's Migration was Grainy and Slow.

Lawler S, Pike R, Kaib N, Alexandersen A, Bannister M, Gladman B, Gwyn S, Kavelaars J, Petit J, & Volk K
2019 - The Astronomical Journal


14) OSSOS: X. How to Use a Survey Simulator: Statistical Testing of Dynamical Models Against the Real Kuiper Belt.

Lawler S, Kavelaars J, Alexandersen A, Bannister M, Gladman B, Petit J, & Shankman C
2018 - Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences


13) OSSOS. VIII. The Transistion Between Two Size Distribution Slopes in the Scattering Disk.

Lawler S, Shankman C, Kavelaars J, Alexandersen A, Bannister M, Chen Y, Gladman B, Gwyn S, Kaib N, Petit J, & Volk K
2018 - The Astronomical Journal


12) Details of Resonant Structures within a Nice Model Kuiper Belt: Predictions for High-Perihelion TNO Detections.

Pike R & Lawler S
2017 - The Astronomical Journal


11) The Structure of the Distant Kuiper Belt in a Nice Model Scenario.

Pike R, Lawler S, Brasser R, Shankman C, Alexandersen M, Kavelaars J
2017 - The Astronomical Journal


10) Observational Signatures of a Massive Distant Planet on the Scattering Disk.

Lawler S, Shankman C, Kaib N, Bannister M, Gladman B, Kavelaars J
2017 - The Astrophysical Journal


9) ALMA Observations of the Debris Disk of Solar Analog tau Ceti.

MacGregor M, Lawler S, Wilner D, Matthews B, Kennedy G, Booth M, Di Francesco J
2016 - The Astrophysical Journal


8) Searching for the HR 8799 Debris Disk with HST/STIS.

Gerard B, Lawler S, Marois C, Tannock M, Matthews B, Venn K
2016 - The Astrophysical Journal


7) Fomalhaut b as a Dust Cloud: Frequent Collisions within the Fomalhaut Disk.

Lawler S, Greenstreet S, Gladman B
2015 - The Astrophysical Journal Letters


6) The Debris Disk of Solar Analogue tau Ceti: Herschel Observations and Dynamical Simulations of the Proposed Multiplanet System.

Lawler S, Di Francesco J, Kennedy G, Sibthorpe B, Booth M, Vandenbussche B, Matthews B, Holland W, Greaves J, Wilner D, Tuomi M, Blommaert J, de Vries B, Dominik C, Fridlund M, Gear W, Heras A, Ivison R, Olofsson G
2014 - Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society


5) Plutino Detection Biases, Including the Kozai Resonance.

Lawler S & Gladman B
2013 - The Astronomical Journal
*Plot from article featured on the cover*


4) The Resonant Trans-Neptunian Populations.

Gladman B, Lawler S, Petit J-M, Kavelaars J, Jones R, Parker J, Van Laerhoven C, Nicholson P, Rousselot P, Bieryla A, Ashby M
2012 - The Astronomical Journal


3) Debris Disks in Kepler Exoplanet Systems.

Lawler S & Gladman B
2012 - The Astrophysical Journal


2) Gas Absorption in the KH 15D System: Further Evidence for Dust Settling in the Circumbinary Disk.

Lawler S, Herbst W, Redfield S, Hamilton C, Johns-Krull C, Winn J, Johnson J, Mundt R
2010 - The Astrophysical Journal


1) Explorations Beyond the Snow Line: Spitzer/IRS Spectra of Debris Disks Around Solar-type Stars.

Lawler S, Beichman C, Bryden G, Ciardi D, Tanner A, Stapelfeldt K, Lisse C, Harker D
2009 - The Astrophysical Journal


Contributing Author Papers


23) ALMA imaging of the M-dwarf Fomalhaut C's debris disc.

Cronin-Coltsmann P, Kennedy G, Kalas P, Milli J, Clarke C, Duchene G, Greaves J, Lawler S, Lestrade J, Matthews B, Shannon A & Wyatt M
2020 - in review


22) OSSOS XX: The Bimodal Eccentricity and Inclination Distributions of the Stable Neptunian Trojans.

Lin H, Chen Y, Volk K, Gladman B, Murray-Clay R, Alexandersen M, Bannister M, Lawler S, Ip W, Lykawka P, Kavelaars J, Gwyn S & Petit J.
2020 - in review


21) OSSOS XVIII: Constraining Migration Models with the 2:1 Resonance Using the Outer Solar System Origins Survey.

Chen Y, Gladman B, Volk K, Murray-Clay R, Lehner M, Kavelaars J, Wang S, Lin H, Lykawka P, Alexandersen M, Bannister M, Chen Y, Gwyn S, Lawler S & Petit J.
2019 - The Astronomical Journal


20) OSSOS XV: Probing the Distant Solar System with Observed Scattering TNOs.

Kaib N, Pike R, Lawler S, Kovalik M, Brown C, Alexandersen M, Bannister M, Gladman B, & Petit J.
2019 - The Astronomical Journal


19) OSSOS IX: Two Objects in Neptune's 9:1 Resonance-Implications for Resonance Sticking in the Scattering Population.

Volk K, Murray-Clay M, Gladman B, Lawler S, Yu T, Alexandersen M, Bannister M, Chen Y, Dawson R, Greenstreet S, Gwyn S, Kavelaars J, Lin H, Lykawka P & Petit J.
2018 - The Astronomical Journal


18) OSSOS: 800+ Trans-Neptunian Objects-The Complete Data Release.

Bannister M, Gladman J, Kavelaars J, Petit J, Volk K, Chen Y, Alexandersen M, Gwyn S, Delsanti A, Fraser W, Granvik M, Jakubik M, Kaib N, Lawler S, Marsset M, Pike R, Shankman C, Thirouin A, & Vernazza P.
2018 - The Astronomical Journal


17) SONS: The JCMT Legacy Survey of Debris Discs in the Submillimetre.

Holland W, Matthews B, Kennedy G, Greaves J, Wyatt M, Booth M, Bastien P, Bryden G, Butner H, Chen C, Chrysostomou A, Davies C, Dent W, Di Francesco J, Duchene G, Gibb A, Friberg P, Ivison R, Jenness T, Kavelaars J, Lawler S (+14 additional authors)
2017 - Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society


16) OSSOS VI: Striking Biases in the Detection of Large Semimajor Axis Trans-Neptunian Objects.

Shankman C, Kavelaars J, Bannister M, Gladman B, Lawler S, Chen Y, Jakubik M, Kaib N, Alexandersen M, Gwyn S, Petit J, Volk K
2017 - The Astronomical Journal


15) The Canada-France Ecliptic Plane Survey (CFEPS)-High Latitude Component.

Petit J, Kavelaars J, Jones R, Parker J, Van Laerhoven C, Pike R, Nicholson P, Bieryla A, Ashby M, Lawler S
2016 - The Astronomical Journal


14) Consequences of a Distant Massive Planet on the Large Semimajor Axis Trans-Neptunian Objects.

Shankman C, Kavelaars J, Lawler S, Gladman B, & Bannister M
2016 - The Astronomical Journal


13) OSSOS: IV. Discovery of a Dwarf Planet Candidate in the 9:2 Resonance.

Bannister M, Alexandersen M, Bennechi S, Chen Y, Delsanti A, Fraser W, Gladman B, Granvik M, Grundy W, Guilbert-Lepoutre A, Gwyn S, Ip W, Jakubik M, Jones L, Kaib N, Kavelaars J, Lacerda P, Lawler S (+17 additional authors)
2016 - The Astronomical Journal


12) OSSOS III: Resonant Trans-Neptunian Populations: Constraints from the First Quarter of the Outer Solar System Origins Survey.

Volk K, Murray-Clay R, Gladman B, Lawler S, Bannister M, Kavelaars J, Petit J, Gwyn S, Alexandersen M, Chen Y, Lykawka P, Ip W, & Lin H
2016 - The Astronomical Journal


11) The Outer Solar System Origins Survey: I. Design and First-Quarter Discoveries.

Bannister M, Kavelaars J, Petit J, Gladman B, Gwyn S, Chen Y, Volk K, Alexandersen M, Bennechi S, Bianco F, Delsanti A, Fraser W, Granvik M, Grundy W, Guilbert-Lepoutre A, Gulbis A, Hestroffer D, Ip W, Jakubik M, Jones L, Kaib N, Lacerda P, Lawler S (+17 additional authors)
2016 - The Astronomical Journal


10) Direct Imaging of an Asymmetric Debris Disk in the HD 106906 Planetary System.

Kalas P, Rajan A, Wang J, Millar-Blanchaer M, Duchene G, Chen C, Fitzgerald M, Dong R, Graham J, Patience J, Macintosh B, Murray-Clay R, Matthews B, Rameau R, Marois C, Chilcote J, De Rosa R, Doyon R, Draper Z, Lawler S (+36 additional authors)
2015 - The Astrophysical Journal


9) The Debris Disk Around gamma Doradus Resolved with Herschel.

Broekhoven-Fiene H, Matthews B, Kennedy G, Booth M, Sibthorpe B, Lawler S, Kavelaars J, Wyatt M, Qi C, Koning A, Su K, Rieke G, Wilner D, Greaves J
2013 - The Astrophysical Journal


8) Herschel Imaging of 61 Vir: Implications for the Prevalence of Debris in Low-Mass Planetary Systems.

Wyatt M, Kennedy G, Sibthorpe B, Moro-Martin A, Lestrade J-F, Ivison R, Matthews B, Udry S, Greaves J, Kalas P, Lawler S, Su K, Rieke G, Booth M, Bryden G, Horner J, Kavelaars J, Wilner D
2012 - Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society


7) Locating Planetesimal Belts in the Multiple-planet Systems HD 128311, HD 202206, HD 82943, and HR 8799.

Moro-Martin A, Malhotra R, Bryden G, Rieke G, Su K, Beichman C, Lawler S
2010 - The Astrophysical Journal


6) Planets and Debris Disks: Results from a Spitzer/MIPS Search for Infrared Excess.

Bryden G, Beichman C, Carpenter J, Rieke G, Stapelfeldt K, Werner M, Tanner A, Lawler S, Wyatt M, Trilling D, Su K, Blaylock M, Stansberry J
2009 - The Astrophysical Journal


5) Survey of Nearby FGK Stars at 160 um with Spitzer.

Tanner A, Beichman C, Bryden G, Lisse C, Lawler S
2009 - The Astrophysical Journal


4) The Mid-Infrared Spectrum of the Transiting Exoplanet HD 209458b.

Swain M, Bouwman J, Akeson R, Lawler S, Beichman C
2008 - The Astrophysical Journal


3) New Debris Disks Around Nearby Main Sequence Stars: Impact on The Direct Detection of Planets.

Beichman C, Bryden G, Stapelfeldt K, Gautier T, Grogan K, Shao M, Velusamy T, Lawler S, Blaylock M, Rieke G, Lunine J, Fischer D, Marcy G, Greaves J, Wyatt M, Holland W, Dent W
2006 - The Astrophysical Journal


2) IRS Spectra of Solar-Type Stars: A Search for Asteroid Belt Analogs.

Beichman C, Tanner A, Bryden G, Stapelfeldt K, Werner M, Rieke G, Trilling D, Lawler S, Gautier T
2006 - The Astrophysical Journal


1) Frequency of Debris Disks around Solar-Type Stars: First Results from a Spitzer MIPS Survey.

Bryden G, Beichman C, Trilling D, Rieke G, Holmes E, Lawler S, Stapelfeldt K, Werner M, Gautier T, Blaylock M, Gordon K, Stansberry J, Su K
2006 - The Astrophysical Journal


Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings and White Papers


10) Planetary Astronomy - Understanding the Origin of the Solar System.

Lawler S, Boley A, Connors M, Fraser W, Gladman B, Johnson C, Kavelaars J, Osinski G, Philpott L, Rowe J, Wiegert P, Winslow R.
2019 - White Paper for the Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020


9) Indigenizing the Next Decade of Astronomy in Canada.

Neilson H, Rousseau-Nepton L, Lawler S, Spekkens K
2019 - White Paper for the Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020


8) Canadian Astronomy on Maunakea: On Respecting Indigenous Rights.

Neilson H, Lawler S
2019 - White Paper for the Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020


7) Opportunities and Outcomes for Postdocs in Canada.

Ngo H, Kirk H, Brown T, Woods T, Eadie G, Lawler S, Spencer L
2019 - White Paper for the Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020


6) LRP2020: Astrostatistics in Canada.

Eadie G, Bahramian A, Barmby P, Cralu R, Bingham D, Hlozek R, Kavelaars J, Stenning D, Benincasa S, Thomas G, Thanjavur K, Bovy J, Cami J, Carlberg R, Lawler S, Liu A, Ngo H, Rahman M, Rupen M
2019 - White Paper for the Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020


5) Debris Disks as Probes of Exoplanetary Systems.

Matthews B, Boley A, Dong R, Lawler S, van der Marel N, White J
2019 - White Paper for the Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020


4) How would Planet 9 (if it Exists) Affect the Distribution of Pebbles and Planetesimals in the Outer Solar System?.

Lawler S
2017 - Chondrules as Astrophysical Objects, LPI Contribution No. 1975


3) The Disk and Planets of Solar Analogue tau Ceti.

Lawler S, Di Francesco J, Kennedy G, Sibthorpe B, Booth M, Vandenbussche B, Matthews B, Tuomi M
2015 - Proceedings of Lowell Observatory


2) The Debiased Kuiper Belt: Our Solar System as a Debris Disk.

Lawler S
2014 - International Astronomical Union Symposium 299


1) Additional Keplerian Signals in the HARPS data for Gliese 667C: Further Analysis.

Gregory P, Lawler S, Gladman B
2014 - International Astronomical Union Symposium 299