Brian J McGill
Affiliation: McGill University
- A test of the unified neutral theory of biodiversityBrian 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...
- Rebuilding community ecology from functional traitsBrian 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...
- Climate, habitat, and species interactions at different scales determine the structure of a Neotropical bat communitySergio 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...
- Linking biodiversity patterns by autocorrelated random samplingBrian 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...
- Towards a unification of unified theories of biodiversityBrian 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...
- Exploring predictions of abundance from body mass using hierarchical comparative approachesBrian 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...
- Species abundance distributions: moving beyond single prediction theories to integration within an ecological frameworkBrian 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...
- Ecology. A renaissance in the study of abundanceBrian J McGill
Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1B1 Canada
Science 314:770-2. 2006
- Empirical evaluation of neutral theoryBrian 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...
- Community inertia of Quaternary small mammal assemblages in North AmericaBrian 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...
- The return of the variance: intraspecific variability in community ecologyCyrille 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...
- How do traits vary across ecological scales? A case for trait-based ecologyJulie 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...