I have very broad research interests that span the
subdisciplines of physiological ecology, community ecology, and
macroecology and evolution. In general, I am interested in how physical
constraints on the survival, growth and reproduction of individuals
influence the ecology and evolution of communities and ecosystems. Most
recently, I have been working to develop what my collaborators and I
refer to as the metabolic theory of ecology. This theory deals
explicitly with the effects of body size, temperature and stoichiometry
on ecological and evolutionary rate processes. In the coming years, I
hope to further develop these ideas using a combination of theoretical,
experimental and field approaches.
Gillooly, JF; Allen, AP (2007) Linking global patterns
in biodiveristy to evolutionary dynamics using metabolic theory.
Ecology, In press.
Gillooly, J. F., Allen, A. P., Brown, J. H., and G. B. West. (2005) The
Rate of DNA evolution: Effects of Body Size and Temperature on the
Molecular Clock. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
Brown, JH; Gillooly, JF; Allen, AP; Savage, VM; West, GB (2004) Toward
a metabolic theory of ecology. Ecology 85: 1771-1789.
Allen, AP; Brown, JH; Gillooly, JF (2002) Global biodiversity,
biochemical kinetics, and the energetic-equivalence rule. Science 297:
Gillooly, JF; Charnov, EL; West, GB; Savage, VM; Brown, JH (2002)
Effects of size and temperature on developmental time. Nature 417:
Gillooly, JF; Brown, JH; West, GB; Savage, VM; Charnov, EL (2001).
Effects of size and temperature on metabolic rate. Science 293: