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...
- Fifteen forms of biodiversity trend in the AnthropoceneBrian J McGill
University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA Electronic address
Trends Ecol Evol 30:104-13. 2015..We summarize what is known about each of these 15 categories, identify major gaps in our current knowledge, and recommend the next steps required for better understanding of trends in biodiversity. ..
- 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...
- Estimates of local biodiversity change over time stand up to scrutinyMark Vellend
Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, 2500 Boulevard de l Universite, Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 2R1, Canada
Ecology . 2016..In sum, the critique raises points of uncertainty typical of all ecological studies, but does not provide an evidence-based alternative interpretation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
- 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...