B J Enquist

Summary

Affiliation: University of Arizona
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Invariant scaling relations across tree-dominated communities
    B J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Nature 410:655-60. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Scaling metabolism from organisms to ecosystems
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Nature 423:639-42. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Universal scaling in tree and vascular plant allometry: toward a general quantitative theory linking plant form and function from cells to ecosystems
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Tree Physiol 22:1045-64. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint General patterns of taxonomic and biomass partitioning in extant and fossil plant communities
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Nature 419:610-3. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Global allocation rules for patterns of biomass partitioning in seed plants
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 87519, USA
    Science 295:1517-20. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Scaling mass and morphology in leaves: an extension of the WBE model
    Charles A Price
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Ecology 88:1132-41. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Opposing assembly mechanisms in a neotropical dry forest: implications for phylogenetic and functional community ecology
    Nathan G Swenson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Ecology 90:2161-70. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint A general integrative model for scaling plant growth, carbon flux, and functional trait spectra
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85719, USA
    Nature 449:218-22. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The influence of spatial and size scale on phylogenetic relatedness in tropical forest communities
    Nathan G Swenson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Ecology 88:1770-80. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Venation networks and the origin of the leaf economics spectrum
    Benjamin Blonder
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, P O Box 210088, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Ecol Lett 14:91-100. 2011

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Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Invariant scaling relations across tree-dominated communities
    B J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Nature 410:655-60. 2001
    ..In tandem with allometric theory, our results indicate that many macroecological features of communities may emerge from a few allometric principles operating at the level of the individual...
  2. ncbi request reprint Scaling metabolism from organisms to ecosystems
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Nature 423:639-42. 2003
    ..This presents an interesting paradox with regard to the expected temperature dependence. Nevertheless, our model provides a basis for quantitatively understanding energy and material flux between the atmosphere and biosphere...
  3. ncbi request reprint Universal scaling in tree and vascular plant allometry: toward a general quantitative theory linking plant form and function from cells to ecosystems
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Tree Physiol 22:1045-64. 2002
    ..Current work supports the notion that scaling of how plants utilize space and resources is central to the development of a general synthetic and quantitative theory of plant form, function, ecology and diversity...
  4. ncbi request reprint General patterns of taxonomic and biomass partitioning in extant and fossil plant communities
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Nature 419:610-3. 2002
    ..Our results indicate that local and regional processes have consistently regulated community diversity and biomass partitioning for millions of years...
  5. ncbi request reprint Global allocation rules for patterns of biomass partitioning in seed plants
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 87519, USA
    Science 295:1517-20. 2002
    ..The model thus identifies and defines the limits that have guided the diversification of seed plant biomass allocation strategies...
  6. ncbi request reprint Scaling mass and morphology in leaves: an extension of the WBE model
    Charles A Price
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Ecology 88:1132-41. 2007
    ..Our results demonstrate that a general model based on the scaling properties of biological distribution networks can also be successfully applied to understand the diversity of leaf form and function...
  7. ncbi request reprint Opposing assembly mechanisms in a neotropical dry forest: implications for phylogenetic and functional community ecology
    Nathan G Swenson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Ecology 90:2161-70. 2009
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  8. ncbi request reprint A general integrative model for scaling plant growth, carbon flux, and functional trait spectra
    Brian J Enquist
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85719, USA
    Nature 449:218-22. 2007
    ..Our model provides a framework for predicting not only how traits covary within an integrated allometric phenotype but also how trait variation mechanistically influences plant growth and carbon flux within and across diverse ecosystems...
  9. ncbi request reprint The influence of spatial and size scale on phylogenetic relatedness in tropical forest communities
    Nathan G Swenson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Ecology 88:1770-80. 2007
    ..Collectively, our results highlight the critical spatial and size scales at which the degree of phylogenetic relatedness between constituent species influences the structuring of tropical forest diversity...
  10. doi request reprint Venation networks and the origin of the leaf economics spectrum
    Benjamin Blonder
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, P O Box 210088, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Ecol Lett 14:91-100. 2011
    ..The model and associated predictions have broad implications for integrating venation network geometry with pattern and process in ecophysiology, ecology and palaeobotany...
  11. ncbi request reprint The problem and promise of scale dependency in community phylogenetics
    Nathan G Swenson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Ecology 87:2418-24. 2006
    ..In this way, community phylogenetics promises to fill an important gap in community ecology and biogeography research...
  12. ncbi request reprint Biological scaling: does the exception prove the rule?
    Brian J Enquist
    1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA 2 The Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, USA
    Nature 445:E9-10; discussion E10-1. 2007
    ..Here we show that these conclusions misrepresent metabolic scaling theory and that their results are actually consistent with this theory...
  13. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic and growth form variation in the scaling of nitrogen and phosphorus in the seed plants
    Andrew J Kerkhoff
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Am Nat 168:E103-22. 2006
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  14. doi request reprint Advancing the metabolic theory of biodiversity
    James C Stegen
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Ecol Lett 12:1001-15. 2009
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  15. pmc A general model for allometric covariation in botanical form and function
    Charles A Price
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13204-9. 2007
    ..Understanding how selection shapes hierarchical branching networks provides a general framework for understanding the origin and covariation of many allometric traits within a complex integrated phenotype...
  16. ncbi request reprint Relationships between body size and abundance in ecology
    Ethan P White
    Department of Biology and the Ecology Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:323-30. 2007
    ..We argue that a synthetic understanding of size-abundance relationships will result from more detailed analyses of individual patterns and from careful consideration of how and why the patterns are related...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories"
    Van M Savage
    Bauer Center for Genomics Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 312:198; author reply 198. 2006
    ..We show that their results are largely inconsequential for life history theory because the authors confound two definitions of invariance, and rigorous analysis of their null model demonstrates that it does not match observed data...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint On estimating the exponent of power-law frequency distributions
    Ethan P White
    Department of Biology and the Ecology Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322, USA
    Ecology 89:905-12. 2008
    ..Because of the use of biased statistical methods for estimating the exponent, the conclusions of several recently published papers should be revisited...
  22. pmc Colloquium paper: microbes on mountainsides: contrasting elevational patterns of bacterial and plant diversity
    Jessica A Bryant
    Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:11505-11. 2008
    ..Quantifying the influence of sample scale in intertaxonomic comparisons remains a challenge. Nevertheless, our findings suggest that the forces structuring microorganism and macroorganism communities along elevational gradients differ...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physiology: Why does metabolic rate scale with body size?
    Geoffrey B West
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA
    Nature 421:713; discussion 714. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Ecosystem allometry: the scaling of nutrient stocks and primary productivity across plant communities
    Andrew J Kerkhoff
    Ecol Lett 9:419-27. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Comment on 'A critical understanding of the fractal model of metabolic scaling'
    Van M Savage
    J Exp Biol 210:3873-4; author reply 3875-6. 2007