White EP, Thibault KM, Xiao X.  2012.  Characterizing species abundance distributions across taxa and ecosystems using a simple maximum entropy model. Ecology. 93(8):1772-1778.
Evans AR, Jones D, Boyer AG, Brown JH, Costa DP, Ernest SKM, Fitzgerald EMG, Fortelius M, Gittleman JL, Hamilton MJ et al..  2012.  Maximum rate of mammal evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 109:4023-4336.
Anderson-Teixeira KJ, Smith FA, Ernest SKM.  2012.  Climate Change. Metabolic Ecology: a scaling approach. :280-292.
Yenni GM, Adler PB, Ernest SKM.  2012.  Strong self-limitation promotes the persistence of rare species. Ecology. 93:456-461.
Thibault KM, White EP, Hurlbert AH, Ernest MSK.  2011.  Multimodality in the individual size distributions of bird communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 20(1):145-153.
Thibault KM, Supp SR, Giffin M, White EP, Ernest SKM.  2011.  Species composition and abundance of mammalian communities. Ecology . 92:2316.

Our mammalian community database contains data for 1000 mammalian communities (sorry, no bat data). For 940 of those communities, we have species-level abundance data (the remaining 60 contain only species lists). For each community, we even have location information (as best as we can determine from the original publication). Go check it out - better yet, go do something cool with it!

Xiao X, White EP, Hooten MB, Durham SL.  2011.  On the use of log-transformation vs. nonlinear regression for analyzing biological power-laws. Ecology. 92:1887-1894.

Xiao Xiao has working extra hard to complete an MS in statistics concurrent with her PhD, and we're excited to report that she has now successfully defended her thesis and just had it accepted for publication in Ecology!

Yesterday, Glenda Yenni successfully defended her M.S. in Statistics! Her thesis was titled: "Resource-driven energy changes in a Desert Rodent Community". In it, Glenda used her M.S. training to examine the Portal rodent data to show how using Bayesian Heirarchal modelling can contribute to our ability to understand complex interactions in ecological systems. Go, Glenda!!!