Publications

Xiao, X., J. P. O’Dwyer, and E. P. White. 2015. Comparing process-based and constraint-based approaches for modeling macroecological patterns. Ecology.

Xiao, X., K. J. Locey, and E. P. White. 2015. A process-independent explanation for the general form of Taylor’s Law. The American Naturalist.

McGlinn, D. J., X. Xiao, J. Kitzes, and E. P. White. 2015Exploring the spatially explicit predictions of the maximum entropy theory of ecology. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Xiao, X., D. J. McGlinn, and E. P. White. 2015. A strong test of the maximum entropy theory of ecology. The American Naturalist 185: E70-E80.

McGlinn, D. J., X. Xiao, and E. P. White. 2013. An empirical evaluation of four variants of a universal species-area relationship. PeerJ 1: e212.

Xiao, X., and G. F. Fussmann. 2013. Armstrong-McGehee mechanism revisited: competitive exclusion and coexistence of nonlinear consumers. Journal of Theoretical Biology 339: 26-35.

Supp, S. R., X. Xiao, S. K. M. Ernest, and E. P. White. 2012. An experimental test of the response of macroecological patterns to altered species interactions. Ecology 93: 2505-2511.

White, E. P., K. M. Thibault, and X. Xiao. 2012. Characterizing species abundance distributions across taxa and ecosystems using a simple maximum entropy model. Ecology 93: 1772-1778.

Xiao, X., E. P. White, M. B. Hooten, and S. L. Durham. 2011. On the use of log-transformation vs. nonlinear regression for analyzing biological power-laws. Ecology 92: 1887-1894.

White, E. P., X. Xiao, N. J. B. Issac, and R. M. Sibly. 2012. Methodological tools. 7-20 in J. H. Brown, R. M. Sibly, and A. Kodric-Brown, editors. Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach. Wiley-Blackwell.