James H Brown

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Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Life-history evolution under a production constraint
    James H Brown
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:17595-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The Malthusian-Darwinian dynamic and the trajectory of civilization
    Jeffrey C Nekola
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 28:127-30. 2013
  3. pmc The macroecology of sustainability
    Joseph R Burger
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 10:e1001345. 2012
  4. pmc A general model for effects of temperature on ectotherm ontogenetic growth and development
    Wenyun Zuo
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1840-6. 2012
  5. pmc Population stability, cooperation, and the invasibility of the human species
    Marcus J Hamilton
    Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:12255-60. 2009
  6. doi request reprint The evolution of maximum body size of terrestrial mammals
    Felisa A Smith
    Department of Biology, MSC03 2020, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Science 330:1216-9. 2010
  7. pmc Patterns of maximum body size evolution in Cenozoic land mammals: eco-evolutionary processes and abiotic forcing
    Juha J Saarinen
    Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, Department of Biology and the Ecology Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20132049. 2014
  8. pmc Shifts in metabolic scaling, production, and efficiency across major evolutionary transitions of life
    John P DeLong
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:12941-5. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Human macroecology: linking pattern and process in big-picture human ecology
    William R Burnside
    Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 87:194-208. 2012
  10. pmc Universal scaling of production rates across mammalian lineages
    Marcus J Hamilton
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:560-6. 2011

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Publications30

  1. pmc Life-history evolution under a production constraint
    James H Brown
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:17595-9. 2006
    ..These principles can be generalized to better understand the intimate relationship between the genetic currency of evolution and the metabolic currency of ecology...
  2. ncbi request reprint The Malthusian-Darwinian dynamic and the trajectory of civilization
    Jeffrey C Nekola
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 28:127-30. 2013
    ..The specific manifestations of these forces in modern human society provide an important context for determining how humans can establish a sustainable relationship with the finite Earth...
  3. pmc The macroecology of sustainability
    Joseph R Burger
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 10:e1001345. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc A general model for effects of temperature on ectotherm ontogenetic growth and development
    Wenyun Zuo
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1840-6. 2012
    ..It has important implications for effects of climate change on ectothermic animals...
  5. pmc Population stability, cooperation, and the invasibility of the human species
    Marcus J Hamilton
    Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:12255-60. 2009
    ..Our model also provides insight into the interplay of structural complexity and stability in social species...
  6. doi request reprint The evolution of maximum body size of terrestrial mammals
    Felisa A Smith
    Department of Biology, MSC03 2020, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Science 330:1216-9. 2010
    ..Our analysis suggests that although the primary driver for the evolution of giant mammals was diversification to fill ecological niches, environmental temperature and land area may have ultimately constrained the maximum size achieved...
  7. pmc Patterns of maximum body size evolution in Cenozoic land mammals: eco-evolutionary processes and abiotic forcing
    Juha J Saarinen
    Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, Department of Biology and the Ecology Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20132049. 2014
    ..We conclude that the macroevolutionary patterns observed are a result of the interplay between eco-evolutionary processes and abiotic forcing. ..
  8. pmc Shifts in metabolic scaling, production, and efficiency across major evolutionary transitions of life
    John P DeLong
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:12941-5. 2010
    ..Major changes in metabolic processes during the early evolution of life overcame existing constraints, exploited new opportunities, and imposed new constraints...
  9. doi request reprint Human macroecology: linking pattern and process in big-picture human ecology
    William R Burnside
    Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 87:194-208. 2012
    ..Examples on human foraging ecology, life history, space use, population structure, disease ecology, cultural and linguistic diversity patterns, and industrial and urban systems showcase the power and promise of this approach...
  10. pmc Universal scaling of production rates across mammalian lineages
    Marcus J Hamilton
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:560-6. 2011
    ..Apparently all mammals are subject to the same fundamental metabolic constraints on productivity, because they share similar body designs, vascular systems and costs of producing new tissue...
  11. pmc Amplified temperature dependence in ecosystems developing on the lava flows of Mauna Loa, Hawai'i
    Kristina J Anderson-Teixeira
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:228-33. 2008
    ..This mechanistic theory should contribute to understanding the complex effects of temperature on the structure and dynamics of ecological systems in a world where regional and global temperatures are changing rapidly...
  12. doi request reprint The role of phylogeny in desert rodent community assembly
    James H Brown
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    J Anim Ecol 81:307-9. 2012
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  13. pmc The complex structure of hunter-gatherer social networks
    Marcus J Hamilton
    Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2195-202. 2007
    ..Our results offer insight into the energetics of human sociality and suggest that human social networks self-organize in response to similar optimization principles found behind the formation of many complex systems in nature...
  14. pmc Nonlinear scaling of space use in human hunter-gatherers
    Marcus J Hamilton
    Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4765-9. 2007
    ..The scaling exponent is less than one, so the area required by an average individual decreases with increasing population size, because social networks of material and information exchange introduce an economy of scale...
  15. pmc Niches, body sizes, and the disassembly of mammal communities on the Sunda Shelf islands
    Jordan G Okie
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19679-84. 2009
    ..These patterns reveal the role of body size and other niche characteristics, such as habitat requirements and trophic status, in the differential susceptibility of taxa to extinction...
  16. pmc Scaling theory for information networks
    Melanie E Moses
    Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    J R Soc Interface 5:1469-80. 2008
    ..g. in logic networks). More generally, we hypothesize a set of constraints between the size, power and performance of networked information systems including transistors on chips, hosts on the Internet and neurons in the brain...
  17. pmc How body mass and lifestyle affect juvenile biomass production in placental mammals
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20132818. 2014
    ..Our results point the way to a mechanistic explanation for the suite of correlated life-history traits that has been called the slow-fast continuum. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Scaling relations for a functionally two-dimensional plant: Chamaesyce setiloba (Euphorbiaceae)
    Terri L Koontz
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 USA
    Am J Bot 96:877-84. 2009
    ..Unlike plants with typical three-dimensional architectures, C. setiloba has distinctive scaling relations associated with its particular prostrate herbaceous growth form...
  19. doi request reprint Revisiting a model of ontogenetic growth: estimating model parameters from theory and data
    Melanie E Moses
    Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
    Am Nat 171:632-45. 2008
    ..In providing a simple, quantitative description of how energy is allocated to growth, the OGM calls attention to unexplained variation, unanswered questions, and opportunities for future research...
  20. pmc The allometry of ornaments and weapons
    Astrid Kodric-Brown
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:8733-8. 2006
    ..The model also shows how selection for ornaments influences body size at first reproduction and explains why interspecific allometries have consistently lower exponents than intraspecific ones...
  21. ncbi request reprint The wealth of species: ecological communities, complex systems and the legacy of Frank Preston
    Jeffrey C Nekola
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Ecol Lett 10:188-96. 2007
    ..Because these appear to be general statistical patterns characteristic of many complex dynamical systems they are likely not generated by uniquely ecological mechanistic processes...
  22. pmc Impact of an extreme climatic event on community assembly
    Katherine M Thibault
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:3410-5. 2008
    ..Captured by chance through long-term monitoring, the impacts of such large, infrequent events provide unique insights into the processes that structure ecological communities...
  23. pmc The rate of DNA evolution: effects of body size and temperature on the molecular clock
    James F Gillooly
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:140-5. 2005
    ..This model therefore links energy flux and genetic change. More generally, the model suggests that body size and temperature combine to control the overall rate of evolution through their effects on metabolism...
  24. pmc Scaling of number, size, and metabolic rate of cells with body size in mammals
    Van M Savage
    Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4718-23. 2007
    ..Our results and conceptual framework emphasize fundamental constraints that link the structure and function of cells to that of whole organisms...
  25. pmc Effects of body size and lifestyle on evolution of mammal life histories
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17707-12. 2007
    ..These results shed light on the evolution of the fast-slow life-history continuum, suggesting that variation occurs along two axes corresponding to body size and lifestyle...
  26. pmc Kinetic effects of temperature on rates of genetic divergence and speciation
    Andrew P Allen
    National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 735 State Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9130-5. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint The origin of allometric scaling laws in biology from genomes to ecosystems: towards a quantitative unifying theory of biological structure and organization
    Geoffrey B West
    The Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:1575-92. 2005
    ..Temperature considerations, dimensionality and the role of invariants are discussed. Criticisms and controversies associated with this approach are also addressed...
  28. ncbi request reprint The scaling of animal space use
    Walter Jetz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 1003, USA
    Science 306:266-8. 2004
    ..In large mammals, over 90% of available resources may be lost to neighbors. Our model offers a general framework to understand animal space use and sociality...
  29. ncbi request reprint Similarity of mammalian body size across the taxonomic hierarchy and across space and time
    Felisa A Smith
    National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Working Group on Body Size in Ecology and Paleoecology, Santa Barbara, California 93101 5504, USA
    Am Nat 163:672-91. 2004
    ..Lineages have diversified in size to exploit environmental opportunities but only within limits set by allometric, ecological, and evolutionary constraints...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of body size and temperature on population growth
    Van M Savage
    Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, USA
    Am Nat 163:429-41. 2004
    ..This theory links the rates of metabolism and resource use of individuals to life-history attributes and population dynamics for a broad assortment of organisms, from unicellular organisms to mammals...