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|James Hemphill Brown|
|Born||September 25, 1942|
|Institutions||University of New Mexico|
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
University of Michigan
|Doctoral advisor||Emmet T. Hooper|
|Influences||Robert H. MacArthur|
James Hemphill Brown (born 1942) is an American biologist and academic.
He is an ecologist, and as of 2004[update] a Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico. His work has focused on two distinct aspects of ecology: the population and community ecology of rodents and harvester ants in the Chihuahuan Desert and large-scale questions relating to the distribution of body size, abundance and geographic range of animals, leading to the development of the field of macroecology, a term that was coined in a paper Brown co-authored with Brian Maurer of Michigan State University.
Education and honors
- Ph.D., Zoology, 1967, University of Michigan
- American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 1988
- Member of the National Academy of Sciences
- Robert H. MacArthur Award (Ecological Society of America)
Trained graduate students and post-docs
John F. Addicott,Andrew P. Allen,Susan Anderson,Kristina Anderson-Teixeira,Ford Ballantyne,Alison Boyer,Michael Bowers,Gregory S. Byers,Jason Bragg,Jean-Luc Cartron,Gerardo Ceballos,Michael Cyr,Diane Davidson,Brian J. Enquist *Metabolic theory of ecology,Kristine Ernest,S.K. Morgan Ernest,Katrin Bohning-Gaese,William Gannon,Laura Gonalez-Guzman,Thomas Gibson,James Gillooly,Deborah Goldberg,Jacob Goheen,Qinfeng Guo,Alan Harvey,Lauraine Hawkins,Robert Holmes,Richard Inouye,Dawn M. Kaufman, Douglas Kelt,S.Kathleen Lyons,Katrina Mangin,Pablo Marquet*macroecology,Brian Maurer *macroecology,David Mehlman,Shahroukh Mistry,Jordan OkieJennifer Parody,Colleen Kelly,Jim Reichman*NCEAS,Michael Rourke,Dov Sax,Andrew Smith,Felisa Smith,Ursula Shepherd,Marian Skupski,Steven Sutherland,Robert Taylor,Katherine Thibault,Daniel Thompson,Hira Walker,Ethan P. White,Thomas Whitham,David Wright,Wenyun Zuo,
In 1977 Brown, in collaboration with Diane Davidson and James Reichman, started a research project in the Chihuahuan desert near Portal, AZ to study competition between rodents and ants and their influence on the annual plant community.
- Brown, J.H. and A.C. Gibson. 1983. Biogeography. Mosby, St. Louis, MO.
- Real, L., and J. H. Brown, eds. 1991. Foundations of Ecology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
- Genoways, H.H., and J.H. Brown, eds. 1993. Biology of the Heteromyidae. Special Publication No. 10, American Society of Mammalogists.
- Brown, J.H. 1995. Macroecology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
- Brown, J.H. and M.V. Lomolino. 1998. Biogeography (2nd edition). Sinauer, Sunderland, MA.
- Brown, J.H., and G.B. West, eds. 2000. Scaling in Biology. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Lomolino, M.V., D.F. Sax, and J.H. Brown, eds. 2004. Foundations of Biogeography. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
- Lomolino, M.V., B.R. Riddle, and J.H. Brown. 2005. Biogeography (3rd edition). Sinauer, Sunderland, MA.
- "New York Times" article about Dr. Brown's work on biological scaling
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- "Dr. Brown's work on the origin of biological scaling laws featured on PBS NOVA special 'Hunting the Hidden Dimension'