Stegen JC, Swenson NG, Enquist BJ, White EP, Phillips OL, Jørgensen PM, Weiser MD.  2011.  Variation in above-ground forest biomass across broad climatic gradients. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 20:OnlineEarly.
Locey KJ, White EP.  2011.  Simple structural differences between coding and noncoding DNA. PLoS ONE. 6:e14651.
Smith FA, Boyer AG, Brown JH, Costa D, Dayan T, Ernest SKM, Evans A, Fortelius M, Gittleman J, Hamilton M et al..  2010.  The Evolution of Maximum Body Size of Terrestrial Mammals. Science. 330:1216-219.

The extinction of dinosaurs at the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary was the seminal event that opened the door for the subsequent diversification of terrestrial mammals. Our compilation of maximum body size at the ordinal level by sub-epoch shows a near-exponential increase after the K/Pg. On each continent, the maximum size of mammals leveled off after 40 million years ago and thereafter remained approximately constant.

Supp SR, White EP.  2010.  Measures of journal quality should separate reviews from original research. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution. 3:16-19.
White EP, Ernest SKM, Adler PB, Hurlbert AH, Lyons SK.  2010.  Integrating spatial and temporal approaches to understand biological diversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365:3633-3643.
Thibault KM, Ernest MSK, Brown JH.  2010.  Redundant or complementary? Impact of a colonizing species on community structure and function Oikos. 119:1719-1726.
Thibault KM, Ernest SKM, White EP, Brown JH, Goheen JR.  2010.  Long-term insights into the influence of precipitation on community dynamics in desert rodents. Journal of Mammalogy. 91:787-797.

We are excited to announce that the White Lab has been fortunate enough to receive a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, Advancing Macroecology Using Informatics and Entropy Maximization, will support efforts to simplify the study of macroecology by unifying the multitude of patterns that are traditionally studied, and will fund a suite of ecoinformatics initiatives intended to improve the ease with which all pertinent ecological data can be used to address questions of interest.


The Department of Biology at Utah State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Dr. Ethan White's research group studying macroecology and ecoinformatics. The postdoc will collaborate on research testing methods for unifying macroecological patterns and using the resulting simplification to make predictions for a number of major macroecological patterns using a small number of ecological and/or environmental variable

White EP, Hurlbert AH.  2010.  The Combined Influence of the Local Environment and Regional Enrichment on Bird Species Richness. American Naturalist. 172:E35-E43.