Brian J McGill

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A test of the unified neutral theory of biodiversity
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Nature 422:881-5. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Rebuilding community ecology from functional traits
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:178-85. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Linking biodiversity patterns by autocorrelated random sampling
    Brian J McGill
    School of Biology and Ecology, Sustainability Solutions Initiative, Deering 303, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469, USA
    Am J Bot 98:481-502. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Towards a unification of unified theories of biodiversity
    Brian J McGill
    School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Bioscience East Rm 325, 1311 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:627-42. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Exploring predictions of abundance from body mass using hierarchical comparative approaches
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H1A 1B1, Canada
    Am Nat 172:88-101. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Species abundance distributions: moving beyond single prediction theories to integration within an ecological framework
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Ave Dr Penfield, Montreal, QC H3A 1B1, Canada
    Ecol Lett 10:995-1015. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Ecology. A renaissance in the study of abundance
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1B1 Canada
    Science 314:770-2. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Empirical evaluation of neutral theory
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Resources Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48823, USA
    Ecology 87:1411-23. 2006
  9. pmc Community inertia of Quaternary small mammal assemblages in North America
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:16701-6. 2005
  10. doi request reprint The return of the variance: intraspecific variability in community ecology
    Cyrille Violle
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 27:244-52. 2012

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint A test of the unified neutral theory of biodiversity
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Nature 422:881-5. 2003
    ..This means that there is no evidence that the ZSM predicts abundances better than the much more parsimonious null hypothesis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Rebuilding community ecology from functional traits
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:178-85. 2006
    ..We suggest this approach can create a more quantitative and predictive science that can more readily address issues of global change...
  3. doi request reprint Linking biodiversity patterns by autocorrelated random sampling
    Brian J McGill
    School of Biology and Ecology, Sustainability Solutions Initiative, Deering 303, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469, USA
    Am J Bot 98:481-502. 2011
    ..I conclude by examining some of the implications of the fact that biodiversity patterns are linked by autocorrelated sampling...
  4. doi request reprint Towards a unification of unified theories of biodiversity
    Brian J McGill
    School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Bioscience East Rm 325, 1311 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:627-42. 2010
    ..This provides a unification of the unified theories. I explore implications of this unified theory for future research...
  5. doi request reprint Exploring predictions of abundance from body mass using hierarchical comparative approaches
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H1A 1B1, Canada
    Am Nat 172:88-101. 2008
    ..Finally, I suggest that this hierarchical, multivariate approach should be used more often in macroecology...
  6. ncbi request reprint Species abundance distributions: moving beyond single prediction theories to integration within an ecological framework
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Ave Dr Penfield, Montreal, QC H3A 1B1, Canada
    Ecol Lett 10:995-1015. 2007
    ..We are optimistic that SADs can provide significant insights into basic and applied ecological science...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ecology. A renaissance in the study of abundance
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1B1 Canada
    Science 314:770-2. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Empirical evaluation of neutral theory
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Resources Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48823, USA
    Ecology 87:1411-23. 2006
    ..We show that non-curve-fitting predictions readily derived from neutral theory are easily falsifiable. In toto, there is a current overwhelming weight of evidence against neutral theory. We suggest some next steps for neutral theory...
  9. pmc Community inertia of Quaternary small mammal assemblages in North America
    Brian J McGill
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:16701-6. 2005
    ..Although our results do not specifically reveal mechanism, they emphasize that deterministic forces are at work in structuring communities over millennia...
  10. doi request reprint The return of the variance: intraspecific variability in community ecology
    Cyrille Violle
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 27:244-52. 2012
    ..We show that a focus on the distribution of traits at local and regional scales combined with original analytical tools can provide unique insights into the primary forces structuring communities...
  11. ncbi request reprint Climate, habitat, and species interactions at different scales determine the structure of a Neotropical bat community
    Sergio Estrada-Villegas
    Biology Department, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield Avenue, Montreal H3A 1B1, Canada
    Ecology 93:1183-93. 2012
    ..All community properties responded in a different manner to the factor and scale under consideration...
  12. doi request reprint How do traits vary across ecological scales? A case for trait-based ecology
    Julie Messier
    Biology Department, McGill University, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montréal H3A1B1, Canada
    Ecol Lett 13:838-48. 2010
    ..These results and the finding that the amount of within-species variation is comparable with interspecific variation support a shift of focus from species-based to trait-based ecology...