Brian Enquist PhD

Professor

The University of Arizona

Location
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Discipline
Biological Sciences
Interests
Plant functional ecology, large scale ecology, scaling, allometry, comparative evolutionary biology, tropical forest ecology, macroecology, ecological theory, plant ecophysiology
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Publications

  • Plant Functional Trait Variation in Tropical Dry Forests: A Review and Synthesis

    Hulshof C, Martínez-yrízar A, Burquez A, Boyle B, Enquist B

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  • 2013 References

    Hulshof C

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  • Supporting Information

    Savage V, Patrick L, Enquist B

    Network (2010)

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  • Hydraulic trade-offs and space filling enable better predictions of vascular structure and function in plants

    Savage V, Bentley L, Enquist B, Sperry J, Smith D, Reich P et al.

    Structure (2010)

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  • Long-term change within a Neotropical forest: assessing differential functional and floristic responses to disturbance and drought

    Enquist B, Enquist C

    Global Change Biology (2010)

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  • Organ partitioning and distribution across the seed plants: Assessing the relative importance of phylogeny and function. International Jounal of

    Mccarthy M, Enquist B, Kerkhoff A

    Plant Sciences

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  • Scaling of mass and morphology in plants with minimal branching: an extension of the WBE model

    Price C, Enquist B

    Functional Ecology (2006)

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  • The predominance of quarter-power scaling in biology

    Savage V, Gillooly J, Woodruff W, West G, Allen A, Enquist B

    Funct. Ecol (2004)

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  • Allometric scaling in biology

    Kurz H, Sandau K

    Science (1998)

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  • Canonical rules for plant organ biomass partitioning and annual allocation

    Niklas K, Enquist B

    Am. J. Bot. 89: 812 Á819 (2002)

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  • Allometric growth, life-history invariants and population energetics

    Economo E, Kerkhoff A, Enquist B

    Ecol. Lett. (2005)

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  • Organismal size, metabolism and the evolution of complexity in metazoans

    Mccarthy M, Enquist B

    Evol. Ecol. Res. (2005)

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  • Long-term tree ring chronologies from sympatric tropical dry-forest trees: individualistic responses to climatic variation

    Enquist B, Leffler A

    Journal of Tropical Ecology (2001)

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  • Invariant scaling relationships tionships for interspecific plant biomass production duction rates and body size

    Niklas A, J K, Enquist B

    Proc. Natl Acad. Sci A (2001)

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  • Response to comment on Coomes et al.‘Scaling of xylem vessels and veins within the leaves of oak species’

    Price C, Enquist B

    Biology Letters (2009)

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  • Growth models based on first principles or phenomenology

    West G

    Funct. Ecol. (2004)

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  • A general integrative model for scaling plant growth, carbon flux, and functional trait spectra

    Enquist B, Kerkhkoff A, Stark S, Swenson N, Mccarthy M, Price C

    Nature (2007)

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  • Allometric scaling of plant energetics and population density

    Enquist B, Brown J, West G

    Nature (1998)

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  • Relationships between body size and abundance in ecology

    White E, Ernest S, Kerkhoff A, Enquist B

    Trends Ecol. Evol (2007)

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  • Adaptive differences in plant physiology and ecosystem paradoxes: insights from metabolic scaling theory

    Enquist B, Huxman T, Kerkhoff A, Economo E

    Glob. Chang. Biol (2007)

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  • Opposing assembly mechanisms in a Neotropical dry forest: implications for phylogenetic and functional community ecology

    Swenson N, Enquist B

    Ecology (2009)

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  • Microbes on mountainsides: contrasting elevational patterns of bacterial and plant diversity

    Bryant J, Lamanna C, Morlon H, Kerkhoff A, Enquist B, Green J

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2008)

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  • Allometric scaling of production and life-history variation in vascular plants

    Enquist B, West G, Charnov E, Brown J

    Nature (1999)

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  • Position within the geographic range, relative local abundance and developmental instability

    Kiflawi M, Enquist B, Jordan M

    Ecography (2000)

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  • The influence of spatial and size scale on phylogenetic relatedness in tropical forest communities

    Swenson N, Enquist B, Thompson J, Zimmerman J

    Ecology (2007)

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  • The problem and promise of scale dependency in community phylogenetics

    Swenson N, Enquist B, Pither J, Thompson J, Zimmerman J

    Ecology (2006)

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  • Scaling mass and morphology in leaves: an extension of the WBE model

    Price C, Enquist B

    Ecology (2007)

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  • On the vegetative biomass partitioning of seed plant leaves, stems, and roots

    Niklas K, Enquist B

    American Naturalist (2002)

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  • An allometric model for seed plant reproduction

    Niklas K, Enquist B

    Evol. Ecol. Res (2003)

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  • Yes, West, Brown and Enquist's model of allometric scaling is both mathematically correct and biologically relevant

    Brown J, West G, Enquist B

    Functional Ecology (2005)

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  • A general model for the origin of allometric scaling laws in biology

    West G, Brown J, Enquist B

    Science (1997)

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  • The relationship between stem and branch wood specific gravity and the ability of each measure to predict leaf area

    Swenson N, Enquist B

    Am. J. Bot (2008)

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  • Cope’s rule and the evolution of long-distance transport in vascular plants: allometric scaling, biomass partitioning and optimization

    Enquist B

    Plant, Cell, and Environment (2003)

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  • Comment on "A critical understanding of the fractal model of metabolic scaling"

    Savage V, Enquist B, West G

    J. Exp. Biol (2007)

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  • Why does metabolic rate scale with body size

    West G, Savage V, Gillooly J, Enquist B, Woodruff W, Brown J

    Nature (2003)

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  • A general model for the structure and allometry of plant vascular systems

    West G, Brown J, Enquist B

    Nature (1999)

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  • Ecosystem allometry: the scaling of nutrient stocks and primary productivity across plant communities

    Kerkhoff A, Enquist B

    Ecol. Lett (2006)

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  • Global allocation rules for patterns of biomass partitioning in seed plants

    Enquist B, Niklas K

    Science (2002)

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  • Universal scaling in tree and vascular plant allometry: toward a general quantitative theory linking plant form and function from cells to ecosystems

    Enquist B

    Tree Physiol. (2002)

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  • Plant allometry, stoichiometry and the temperature-dependence of primary productivity

    Kerkhoff A

    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. (2005)

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  • Thermodynamic and metabolic effects on the scaling of production and population energy use

    Ernest S, Enquist B, Brown J, Charnov E, Gillooly J, Savage V et al.

    Ecol. Lett. (2003)

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  • Scaling metabolism from organisms to ecosystems

    Enquist B, Economo E, Huxman T, Allen A, Ignace D, Gillooly J

    Nature (2003)

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  • Modelling universality and scaling

    Banavar J, Damuth J, Maritan A, Rinaldo A

    Nature (2002)

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  • Appendix Appendix A: Tables showing (1) scaling relationship, species, sample size (n),

    Price C, Enquist B

    Ecology (2007)

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  • Ecological Archives E088-072-A1 Charles A . Price and Brian J . Enquist . 2007 . Scaling mass and morphology in leaves : an extension of the

    Price C, Enquist B

    Methods (2007)

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  • The Implications of Scaling Approaches for Understanding Resilience and Reorganization in Ecosystems

    Kerkhoff A, Enquist B

    BioScience (2007)

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  • Plant communities, evolution of

    Enquist B

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  • Latitudinal patterns of range size and species richness of New World woody plants

    Weiser M, Enquist B, Boyle B, Killeen T, Jørgensen P, Fonseca G et al.

    Global Ecology and Biogeography (2007)

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  • Consistency between an allometric approach and optimal partitioning theory in global patterns of plant biomass allocation

    Mccarthy M, Enquist B

    Functional Ecology (2007)

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  • Red herrings and rotten fish

    West G, Savage V, Gillooly J, Enquist B, Woodruff W, Brown J

    Methods (2002)

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  • Improved abundance prediction from presence-absence data

    Conlisk E, Conlisk J, Enquist B, Thompson J, Harte J

    Global Ecology and Biogeography (2009)

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  • Deducing the General Principles of Vascular Plant Structure and Function

    Enquist B

    Ecology (1999)

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  • Global allocation rules for patterns of biomass partitioning.

    Sack L, Marañón T, Grubb P

    Science (New York, N.Y.) (2002)

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  • a New Class of Models of Spatial Distribution

    Conlisk E, Bloxham M, Conlisk J, Enquist B, Harte J

    Ecological Monographs (2007)

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  • Using constraint lines to characterize plant performance

    Guo Q, Brown J, Enquist B

    Oikos (1998)

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  • Connections between ecology, biogeography, and paleobiology: Relationship between local abundance and geographic distribution in fossil and recent molluscs

    Enquist B, Jordan M, Brown J

    Evolutionary Ecology (1995)

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  • General patterns of taxonomic and biomass partitioning in extant and fossil plant communities.

    Enquist B, Haskell J, Tiffney B

    Nature (2002)

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  • Biostratigraphy of new pterosaurs from China

    Enquist B, Brown J, West G

    Nature

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  • Follow Thompson ’ s map to turn biology from a Authors defend study that shows high Iraqi death toll

    Evelyn S, Keller F

    Nature (2007)

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  • Extensions and evaluations of a general quantitative theory of forest structure and dynamics.

    Enquist B, West G, Brown J

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2009)

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  • On estimating the exponent of power-law frequency

    White E, Enquist B, Green J

    Ecology (2008)

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  • The allometry of host-pathogen interactions.

    Cable J, Enquist B, Moses M

    PloS one (2007)

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  • Using network analysis to characterize forest structure

    Fuller M, WAGNER A, ENQUIST B

    Natural Resource Modeling (2008)

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  • Effects of added water on photosynthesis of Bistorta vivipara: The importance of water relations and leaf nitrogen in two Alpine communities, Pikes Peak, Colorado, U.S.A.

    Enquist B, Ebersole J

    Arctic and Alpine Research (1994)

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  • A general model for ontogenetic growth

    West G, Brown J, Enquist B

    Nature (2001)

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  • Ecological and evolutionary determinants of a key plant functional trait: wood density and its community-wide variation across latitude and elevation

    Swenson N, Enquist B

    American Journal of Botany (2007)

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  • Higher taxa as paleoecological and paleoclimatic indicators

    Boyle B, Meyer H, Enquist B, Salas S

    Ecology

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  • Journal Club

    Enquist B

    Nature (2007)

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  • Advancing the metabolic theory of biodiversity.

    Stegen J, Enquist B, Ferriere R

    Ecology letters (2009)

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  • Metabolic scaling and the evolutionary dynamics of plant size, form, and diversity: toward a synthesis of ecology, evolution, and paleontology

    Enquist B, Tiffney B, Niklas K

    Int. J. Plant Sci (2007)

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  • Above-ground forest biomass is not consistently related to wood density in tropical forests

    Stegen J, Swenson N, Valencia R, Enquist B, Thompson J

    Global Ecology and Biogeography (2009)

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  • Appendix

    Swenson N, Enquist B

    American Journal of Botany (2005)

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  • Similarities in body size distributions of small-bodied flying vertebrates

    Maurer B, Brown J, Dayan T, Enquist B, Ernest S, Hadly E et al.

    Evolutionary Ecology (2004)

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  • scientific correspondence Plant energetics and population density

    Dewar R

    Nature (1999)

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  • Phylogenetic and growth form variation in the scaling of nitrogen and phosphorus in the seed plants.

    Kerkhoff A, Fagan W, Elser J, Enquist B

    The American naturalist (2006)

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  • Multiplicative by nature: Why logarithmic transformation is necessary in allometry

    Kerkhoff A, Enquist B

    Journal of Theoretical Biology (2009)

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  • Carbon isotope composition of tree leaves from Guanacaste, Costa Rica: comparison across tropical forests and tree life history

    Leffler a, Enquist B

    Journal of Tropical Ecology (2002)

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  • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION A General Integrative Model for Plant Growth

    Enquist B, Kerkhoff A, Stark S, Swenson N, C M, Price C

    Test (2011)

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  • Ecologists have already started rebuilding community ecology from functional traits.

    Kearney M, Porter W

    Trends in ecology & evolution (Personal edition) (2006)

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  • Rebuilding community ecology from functional traits

    Mcgill B

    Trends Ecol. Evol. (2006)

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  • Species abundance distributions: moving beyond single prediction theories to integration within an ecological framework.

    McGill B, Etienne R, Gray J, Alonso D, Anderson M, Benecha H et al.

    Ecology letters (2007)

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  • Taking species abundance distributions beyond individuals.

    Morlon H, White E, Etienne R, Green J, Ostling A, Alonso D et al.

    Ecology letters (2009)

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  • Species concepts

    Mitchell

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  • Scaling the macroecological and evolutionary implications of size and metabolism within and across plant taxa

    Enquist B

    Macroecology: Concepts and Consequences: The 43rd Annual Symposium of the British Ecological Society Held at the University of Birmingham (2003)

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  • Invariant scaling relations across tree-dominated communities.

    Enquist B, Niklas K

    Nature (2001)

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  • Controls on Radial Growth of Mountain Big Sagebrush and Implications for Climate Change

    Poore R, Lamanna C, Ebersole J, Enquist B

    Western North American Naturalist (2009)

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  • Ontogeny_proof.pdf

    West G

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  • Resilience and resistance of ecosystem functional response to a precipitation pulse in a semi-arid grassland

    Potts D, Huxman T, Enquist B, Weltzin J, Williams D

    Journal of Ecology (2006)

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  • The fourth dimension of life: fractal geometry and allometric scaling of organisms

    West G, Brown J, Enquist B

    Science (1999)

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  • A general model for allometric covariation in botanical form and function.

    Price C, Enquist B, Savage V

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2007)

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  • Biological scaling: does the exception prove the rule?

    Enquist B, Allen A, Brown J, Gillooly J, Kerkhoff A, Niklas K et al.

    Nature (2007)

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  • Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories".

    Savage V, White E, Moses M, Ernest S, Enquist B, Charnov E

    Science (New York, N.Y.) (2006)

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  • Similarity of mammalian body size across the taxonomic hierarchy and across space and time.

    Smith F, Brown J, Haskell J, Lyons S, Alroy J, Charnov E et al.

    The American naturalist (2004)

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  • Vegetative key and descriptions of tree species of the tropical dry forests of upland Sector Santa Rosa , Area de Conservación Guanacaste , Costa Rica Vegetative key and descriptions of tree species of the tropical dry forests of upland Sector Santa Rosa

    Enquist B, Sullivan J, Guanacaste D, Rica C

    Current

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  • Supporting Information

    West G, Enquist B, Brown J

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2009)

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  • A general quantitative theory of forest structure and dynamics.

    West G, Enquist B, Brown J

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2009)

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Professional experience

Professor

The University of Arizona

January 2001 - Present

External Faculty

The Santa Fe Institute

Present

Education history

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Present

The Colorado College

B.A.

Present

The Santa Fe Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow

Present

The University of New Mexico

PhD

Present

The University of New Mexico

M.S.

Present