Niche opportunities, and invasion dynamics in a desert annual community

Allington GRH, Koons D, Ernest SKM, Schutzenhofer MR, Valone TJ.  2013.  Niche opportunities, and invasion dynamics in a desert annual community. Ecology Letters. 16:158-166.

An experimental test of the response of macroecological patterns to altered species interactions

Supp SR, Xiao X, Ernest MSK, White EP.  2012.  An experimental test of the response of macroecological patterns to altered species interactions. Ecology. 93:2505-2511.

Introduction to ‘Macroecology before Macroecology’

Brown JH, Ernest SKM, White EP.  2014.  Introduction to ‘Macroecology before Macroecology’. Foundations of Macroecology: classic papers with commentaries.

Maximum rate of mammal evolution

Evans AR, Jones D, Boyer AG, Brown JH, Costa DP, Ernest SKM, Fitzgerald EMG, Fortelius M, Gittleman JL, Hamilton MJ et al..  2012.  Maximum rate of mammal evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 109:4023-4336.

Climate Change

Anderson-Teixeira KJ, Smith FA, Ernest SKM.  2012.  Climate Change. Metabolic Ecology: a scaling approach. :280-292.

Strong self-limitation promotes the persistence of rare species

Yenni GM, Adler PB, Ernest SKM.  2012.  Strong self-limitation promotes the persistence of rare species. Ecology. 93:456-461.

Multimodality in the individual size distributions of bird communities

Thibault KM, White EP, Hurlbert AH, Ernest MSK.  2011.  Multimodality in the individual size distributions of bird communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 20(1):145-153.

Species composition and abundance of mammalian communities

Thibault KM, Supp SR, Giffin M, White EP, Ernest SKM.  2011.  Species composition and abundance of mammalian communities. Ecology . 92:2316.

Mammalian Community Database now available at Ecological Archives!

Our mammalian community database contains data for 1000 mammalian communities (sorry, no bat data). For 940 of those communities, we have species-level abundance data (the remaining 60 contain only species lists). For each community, we even have location information (as best as we can determine from the original publication). Go check it out - better yet, go do something cool with it!

Glenda Yenni, M.S.!

Yesterday, Glenda Yenni successfully defended her M.S. in Statistics! Her thesis was titled: "Resource-driven energy changes in a Desert Rodent Community". In it, Glenda used her M.S. training to examine the Portal rodent data to show how using Bayesian Heirarchal modelling can contribute to our ability to understand complex interactions in ecological systems. Go, Glenda!!!