Robert H. MacArthur


Robert H. MacArthur



Master's degree, Brown University, 1953
Doctoral student, Yale University, 1953-1957
Ph. D., Yale University, 1958
Postdoctoral researcher, Oxford University, 1957-1958
Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 1958-1965
Professor, Princeton University, 1965-1972

Major Professor: G. Evelyn Hutchinson

Coauthor (with E. O. Wilson) of "The Theory of Island Biogeography"
Author of "Geographical Ecology"
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 1969

Born: 7 April, 1930; Died 1 November 1972

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Bibliography of Robert H. MacArthur

1955. Fluctuations of animal populations, and a measure of community stability. Ecology 36: 533-536.

1957. On the relative abundance of bird species. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 43: 293-295.

1958a (with P. Klopfer). North American birds staying on board ship during Atlantic crossing. Brit. Birds 51: 358.

1958b. A note on stationary age distributions in single-species populations and stationary species populations in a community. Ecology 39: 146-147.

1958c. Population ecology of some warblers of northeastern coniferous forests. Ecology 39: 599-619.

1959a (G. E. Hutchinson and R. H. MacArthur). A theoretical ecological model of size distributions among species of animals. Amer. Natur. 93: 117-125.

1959b (G. E. Hutchinson and R. H, MacArthur). On the theoretical significance of aggressive neglect in interspecific competition. Amcr. Natur. 93: 133-134.

1959c. On the breeding distribution pattern of North American migrant-birds, Auk 76: 318-325.

1960a. On the relative abundance of species. Amer. Natur. 94: 25-36.

1960b (P. H. Klopfer and R. H. MacArthur). Niche size and faunal diversity. Amer. Natur. 94: 293-300.

1960c. On Dr. Birch's article on population ecology. Amer. Natur. 94: 313.

1960d. On the relation between reproductive value and optimal predation. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U. S. 46: 144-145.

1960e. (Review of Cold Spring Harbor Symposium Vol, XXII) Quart. Rev. Biol. 35: 82-83.

1960f. Communities. In Gray's Encyclopedia of Biological Science.

1961a. Population effects of natural selection. Amer. Natur. 95: 195- 199.

1961b (P. H. Klopfer and R. H. MacArthur). On the causes of tropical species diversity: niche overlap. Amer. Natur. 95: 223-226.

1961c (with J. W. MacArthur). On bird species diversity. Ecology 42: 594-598.

1962a (with J. W. MacArthur and J. Preer). On bird species diversity II. Prediction of bird censuses from habitat measurements. Amer. Natur. 96: 167-174.

1962b. Some generalized theorems of natural selection. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 48: 1893-1897.

1963a (M. Rosenzweig and R. H. MacArthur). Graphical representation of stability conditions of predator-prey interactions. Amer. Natur. 97: 209-223.

1963b (with E. O. Wilson). An equilibrium theory of insular zoogeography. Evolution 17: 373-387.

1964a. Environmental factors affecting bird species diversity. Amer. Natur. 98: 387-397.

1964b (D. Garfinkel, R. H. MacArthur, and R. Sack). Computer simulation and analysis of simple ecological systems. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 115: 943-951.

1964c (V. G. Dethier and R. H. MacArthur). A field's capacity to support a butterfly population. Nature 21: 728-729.

1964d (with R. Levins). Competition habitat selection and character displacement in a patchy environment. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 51: 1207-1210.

1964e. Ecology. Pp. 230-233 in A. L. Thompson ed. New Dictionary of Birds. Nelson.

1965a. Patterns of species diversity. Biol. Reviews 40: 510-533.

1965b. Ecological consequences of natural selection. Pp. 388-397 in T. H. Waterman and H. J. Morowitz, eds., Theoretical and Mathematical Biology. Blaisdell.

1966a (with H. Recher and M. Cody). On the relation between habitat selection and species diversity. Amer. Natur. 100: 319-332.

1966b (R. Levins and R. H. MacArthur). The maintenance of genetic polymorphism in a spatially heterogeneous environment: variations on a theme by Howard Levene. Amer. Natur. 180: 585-589.

1966c (with E. R. Pianka). On optimal use of a patchy environment. Amer. Natur. 100: 603-609.

1966d (J. Vandermeer and R. H. MacArthur). A reformulation of alternative b of the broken stick model of species abundance. Ecology 47: 139-140.

1966e. Note on Mrs. Pielou's comments. Ecology 47: 1074.

1966f. (with J. W. Connell). The Biology of Populations. 200pp. Wiley.

1967a (with R. Levins). The limiting similarity, convergence and divergence of coexisting species. Amer. Natur. 101: 377-385,

1967b (with E. O. Wilson). The Theory of Island Biogeography. 203pp. Princeton.

1968a. Selection for life tables in periodic environments. Amer. Natur. 102: 381-383.

1968b. The theory of the niche. Pp. 159-176 in R. C. Lewontin, ed., Population Biology and Evolution. Syracuse.

1969a. Patterns of communities in the tropics. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 1: 19- 30.

1969b. The ecologist's telescope. Ecology 50: 353.

1969c. (with H. S. Horn). Foliage profile by vertical measurements. Ecology 50: 802-804.

1969d (R. Levins and R. H. MacArthur). An hypothesis to explain the incidence of monophagy. Ecology 50: 910-911.

1969e. Species packing and what interspecific competition minimizes. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 64: 1369-1371.

1970a. Graphical analysis of ecological systems. Pp. 61-72 in Some Mathematical Questions in Biology. Am. Math. Soc.

1970b. Species packing and competitive equilibrium for many species. Theoret. Population Biol. 1: 1-11.

1971. Patterns of terrestrial bird communities. Pp. 189-221 in D. S. Farner and J. R. King, eds., Avian Biology vol. I, Academic,

1972a (with J. M. Diamond and J. R. Karr). Density compensation in island faunas. Ecology 53: 330-342.

1972b (H. S. Horn and R. H. MacArthur). Competition among fugitive species in a harlequin environment. Ecology 53: 749-752.

1972c (with D. MacArthur). Efficiency and preference at a bird feeder. J. Ariz. Acad. Sci. 7: 3-5.

1972d (R. M. May and R. H. MacArthur). Niche overlap as a function of environmental variability. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 69: 1109- 1113.

1972e. Strong, or weak, interactions? Trans. Conn. Acad. Arts and Sci. 44: 177-188.

1972f. Coexistence of species. Pp. 253-259 in J. Benke, ed., Challenging Biological Problems. Oxford. Download pdf

1972g. Geographical Ecology. 269pp. Harper and Row.

1973a (with J. MacArthur, D. MacArthur, and A. MacArthur). The effect of island area on population densities. Ecology 54: 657-658.

1974 (with A. T. MacArthur). On the use of mist nets for population studies of birds. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 71: 3230-3233.

Abstracts: 1960. Bird species diversity. Science 132: 1495; 1969. Patterns of communities in Tropics. J. Anim. Ecol. 38(2): P6; J. Appl. Ecol. 6(2): P6; J. Ecol. 57(2): P6.

Book Reviews: Amer. Scientist 1966. 54: A106, A139, A228, A230, A349, A497; 1967. 55: A78, A102, A353, A498, A513, A514; 1968. 56: A58, A280; 1969. 57: A126, A162, A234, A244; 1970. 58: A447.

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