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Ethan P. White

Ethan P. White

Adjunct Associate Professor
B.A. 1998 Colorado College
Ph.D. 2005 University of New Mexico
Adjunct Faculty: Adjunct Faculty


Research in the lab focuses on using quantitative macroecological approaches, including large ecological databases, advanced statistical methods, and theoretical modeling to understand broad scale ecological patterns.



White, E.P., S.K.M. Ernest, P.B. Adler, A.H. Hurlbert, S.K. Lyons. 2010. Integrating spatial and temporal approaches to understanding species richness. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365:3633-3643.

White, E.P. and A.H. Hurlbert. 2010. The combined influence of the local environment and regional enrichment on bird species richness. American Naturalist 172:E35-E43.

Price, C.A., K. Ogle, E.P. White, and J.S. Weitz. 2009. Evaluating allometric scaling models in biology using hierarchical Bayesian approaches. Ecology Letters 12:641-651.

Ernest, S.K.M, E.P. White, and J.H. Brown. 2009. Metabolic zero-sum dynamics predict long term changes in a tropical forest. Ecology Letters 12:507-515.

Stegen, J.C. and E.P. White. 2008. On the relationship between mass and diameter distributions in tree communities. Ecology Letters 11:1287-1293.

Ernest, S.K.M., J.H. Brown, K.M. Thibault, E.P. White, and J.R. Goheen. 2008. Zero-sum, the niche, and metacommunities: long-term dynamics of community assembly. American Naturalist 172:E257-E269.

White, E.P., B.J. Enquist, and J.L. Green. 2008. On estimating the exponent of power-law frequency distributions. Ecology 89:905-912.

White, E.P., S.K.M. Ernest, A.J. Kerkhoff, and B.J. Enquist. 2007. Relationships between body size and abundance in ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22: 323-330.

White, E.P. 2007. Spatiotemporal scaling of species richness: patterns, processes and implications. Pages 325-346 in D. Storch, P.A. Marquet, and J.H. Brown, editors. Scaling Biodiversity. Cambridge University Press.

McGill, B.J., R. Etienne, J. Gray, D. Alonso, M. Anderson, H. Benecha, M. Dornelas, B.J. Enquist, J.L. Green, F. He, A.H. Hurlbert, A.E. Magurran, P. Marquet, B. Maurer, A. Ostling, C. Soykan, K. Ugland, and E.P. White. 2007. Species abundance distributions: moving beyond single prediction theories to integration within an ecological framework. Ecology Letters10: 995-1015.