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Brown, J.S., and D.L. Venable. 1986. Evolutionary ecology of seed-bank annuals in temporally varying environments. American Naturalist 127:151-171.

Brown, J.S., and T.L. Vincent. 1987. Coevolution as an evolutionary game. Evolution 41:66-79.

Rosenzweig, M.L., J.S. Brown, and T.L. Vincent. 1987. Red Queens and ESS: the coevolution of evolutionary rates. Evolutionary Ecology 1:59-94.

Venable, D.L., and J.S. Brown. 1988. The selective interactions of dispersal, dormancy, and seed size as adaptations for reducing risk in variable environments. American Naturalist 131:360-384.

Brown, J.S. 1988. Patch use as an indicator of habitat preference, predation risk, and competition. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 22: 37-47.

Brown, J.S., B.P. Kotler, R.J. Smith, and W.O. Wirtz II. 1988. The effects of owl predation on the foraging behavior of heteromyid rodents. Oecologia 76:408-415.

Brown, J.S. 1989. Coexistence on a seasonal resource. American Naturalist 133:168-182.

Brown, J.S. 1989. Desert rodent community structure: A test for four mechanisms of coexistence. Ecological Monographs 59:1-20.

Valone, T.J., and J.S. Brown. 1989. Measuring patch assessment abilities of desert granivores. Ecology 70:1800-1810.

Brown, J.S., and W.A. Mitchell. 1989. Diet selection on depletable resources. Oikos 54: 33-43.

Mitchell, W.A., Z. Abramsky, B.P. Kotler, B.P. Pinshow, and J.S. Brown. 1990. The effect of competition on foraging activity in desert rodents: Theory and experiments. Ecology 71:844-854.

Brown, J.S. 1990. Habitat selection as an evolutionary game. Evolution 44:732-746.

Abramsky, Z., M.L. Rosenzweig, B. Pinshow, J.S. Brown, B. Kotler, and W.A. Mitchell. 1990. Habitat selection: An experimental field test with two gerbil species. Ecology 71:2358-2369.

Brown, J.S., and P.U. Alkon. 1990. Testing values of crested porcupine habitats by experimental food patches. Oecologia 83:512-518.

Smith, R. J., J. S. Brown. 1991. A practical technique for measuring the behavior of foraging animals. The American Biology Teacher 53: 236-242.

Kotler, B.P., J.S. Brown, and O. Hasson. 1991. Factors affecting gerbil foraging behavior and rates of owl predation. Ecology 72:2249-2260.

Brown, J.S., and D.L. Venable. 1991. Life history evolution of seed-bank annuals in response to seed predation. Evolutionary Ecology 5:12-29.

Brown, J.S. and T.L. Vincent. 1992. Organization of predator-prey communities as an evolutionary game. Evolution 46: 1269-1283.

Brown, J.S., Y. Arel, Z. Abramsky and B.P. Kotler. 1992. Patch use by gerbils (Gerbilius allenbyi) in sandy and rocky habitats. J. Mammalogy 73: 821-829.

Morris, D.W., and J.S. Brown. 1992. The role of habitat selection in landscape ecology. Evolutionary Ecology 6:357-359.

Brown, J.S., and N.B. Pavlovic. 1992. Evolution in heterogeneous environments: Effects of migration on habitat specialization. Evolutionary Ecology 6:360-382.

Vincent, T.L., Y. Cohen, and J.S. Brown. 1993. Evolution via strategy dynamics. Theoretical Population Biology 44:149-176.

Brown, J.S. 1994. Restoration ecology: living with the Prime Directive. In: Restoration of Endangered Species: Conceptual Issues, Planning and Implementation, M.L. Bowles and C.J. Whelan, eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 355-380.

Brown, J.S., B.P. Kotler and W.A. Mitchell. 1994. Foraging theory, patch use, and the structure of a Negev Desert granivore community.  Ecology 75: 2286-2300.

Brown, J.S., B.P. Kotler and T.J. Valone. 1994. Foraging under predation: a comparison of energetic and predation costs in a Negev and Sonoran Desert rodent community. Australian J. Zool. 42: 435-448.

Schmidt, K.A., and J.S. Brown. 1996. Patch assessment in fox squirrels: The role of resource density, patch size, and patch boundaries. American Naturalist 147:360-380.

Brown, J.S. 1996. Coevolution of community organization in three habitats. Oikos 75:193206.

Vincent, T.L.S., D. Scheel, J.S. Brown, and T.L. Vincent. 1996. Tradeoffs and coexistence in consumer-resource models: It all depends on what and where you eat. American Naturalist 148:1038-1058.

Morgan, R.A. and J.S. Brown. 1996. Using giving-up densities to detect search images. American Naturalist 148:1059-1074.

Tuen, A.A. and J.S. Brown. 1996. Evaluating habitat suitability for tree squirrels in a suburban environment. Malaysian Applied Biology 25:1-8.

Abramsky, Z., M.L. Rosenzweig, J.S. Brown and W.A. Mitchell. 1997. Reply to Yom-Tov and Dayan. Oikos 78:182.

Morgan, R.A., J.S. Brown, and J.M. Thorson. 1997. The effect of spatial scale on the functional response of fox squirrels. Ecology 78:1087-1097.

Brown, J S., B.P. Kotler, and W.A. Mitchell. 1997. Competition between birds and mammals: A comparison of giving-up densities between crested larks and gerbils. Evolutionary Ecology 11:757-771.

Brown, J.S. 1998. Game theory and habitat selection. In L.A. Dugatkin and H.K. Reeve, eds. Game Theory and Animal Behavior. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

Thorson, J.M., R.A. Morgan, J.S. Brown, and J.E. Norman. 1998. Direct and indirect cues of predatory risk and patch use by the fox squirrel and thirteen-lined ground squirrel. Behavioral Ecology 9:151-157.

Schmidt, K.A., J.S. Brown, and R.A. Morgan. 1998. Plant defenses as complementary resources: A test with squirrels. Oikos 81:130-142.

Brown, J.S., B.P. Kotler and M.H. Knight. 1998. Patch use in the pygmy rock mouse (Petromyscus collinus). Mammalia 62:108-112.

Kotler, B.P., C.R. Dickman, and J.S. Brown. 1998. The effects of water on patch use by two Simpson Desert granivores (Corvus coronoides and Pseudomys hermannsburgensis. Australian Journal of Ecology 23:574-578.

Kotler, B.P., J.S. Brown, and M.H. Knight. 1999. Patch use in hyraxes: there's no place like home? Ecology Letters 2:82-88.

Brown, J.S. 1999. Vigilance, patch use and habitat selection: Foraging under predation risk. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1:49-71.

Morris, D.W., J.S. Brown and B.P. Kotler. 1999. The geographical ecology of mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 80:329-332.

Kotler, B.P. and J.S. Brown. 1999. Mechanisms of coexistence of optimal foragers as determinants of the local abundance and distributions of desert granivores. Journal of Mammalogy 80:361-374.

Brown, J.S., J.W. Laundre and M. Gurung. 1999. The ecology of fear: Optimal foraging, game theory, and trophic interactions. Journal of Mammalogy 80:385-399.

Kotler, B.P., J.S. Brown, and M. Hickey. 1999. Food storability and foraging behavior of fox squirrels (Sciurus niger). American Midland Naturalist 142:77-86.

Howe, H.F. and J.S. Brown. 1999. Effects of birds and rodents on synthetic tallgrass communities. Ecology 80:1776-1781.

Cohen, Y., T.L. Vincent, and J.S. Brown. 1999. A G-function approach to fitness minima, fitness maxima, evolutionarily stable strategies and adaptive landscapes. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1:923-942.

Brown, J.S. 1999. Vigilance, patch use and habitat selction: Foraging under predation risk. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1:49-71.

Garb, J., B.P. Kotler and J.S. Brown. 2000. Foraging and community consequences of seed size for coexisting crested lark and Allenby's gerbil. Oikos 88:291-300.

Howe, H.F., and J.S. Brown. 2000. Early effects of rodent granivory on experimental forb communities. Ecological Applications 10:917-924.

Schmidt, K.A., J.M. Earnhardt, J.S. Brown, and R.D. Holt. 2000. Habitat selection under temporal heterogeneity: Exorcizing the ghost of competition past. Ecology 81:2622-2630.

Whelan. C.J., J.S. Brown, K.A. Schmidt, B.B. Steele and M.F. Willson. 2000. Linking consumer-resource theory and digestive physiology: Application to diet shifts. Evolutionary Ecology Research 2:911-934.

Jacob, J. and J.S. Brown. 2000. Microhabitat use, giving-up densities and temporal activity as short- and long-term anti-predator behaviors in common voles. Oikos 91:131-138.

Brown, J. S. 2000. Foraging ecology of animals in response to heterogeneous environments. pp. 181-215, Ch. 10 In: J. Hutchings and A. Stewart, eds. "The Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity", Blackwell Scientific, Oxford.

Brown, J. S., B. P. Kotler and A. Bouskila. 2001. Ecology of fear: Foraging games between predators and prey with pulsed resources. Annales Zoologici Fennici 38:71-87.

Olsson, O., J.S. Brown and H. Smith. 2001. Gain curves in depletable food patches: A test of five models with European starlings. Evolutionary Ecology Research 3:285-310.

Cohen, Y., T.L. Vincent and J.S. Brown. 2001. Does the G-function deserve an F? Evolutionary Ecology Research 3:375-377.

Allen, E.B., J.S. Brown and M.F. Allen. 2001. Restoration of animal, plant, and microbial diversity. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity 5:185-202.

Brown, J. S. 2001. Ngongas and ecology: on having a worldview. Oikos 94: 6-16.

Vincent, T.L., and J.S. Brown. 2001. Evolutionary stable strategies in multistage biological systems. Selection 2:83-100.

Altendorf, K.B., J.W. Laundre, C.A. Lopez Gonzalez and J.S. Brown. 2001. Assessing predation risk on the foraging behavior of mule deer. Journal of Mammalogy 82(2): 430-439.

Gersani, M., J.S. Brown, E.E. O'Brien, G.M. Maina, and Z. Abramsky. 2001. Tragedy of the commons as a result of root competition. Journal of Ecology 89:660-669.

Howe, H.F., and J.S. Brown. 2001. The ghost of granivory past. Ecology Letters 4:371-378.

Kotler, B.P., J.S. Brown, A. Oldfield, J. Thorson, and D. Cohen. 2001. Foraging substrate and escape substrate: Patch use by three species of gerbils. Ecology 82:1781-1790.

Olsson, O., J. S. Brown, and H. G. Smith. 2002. Long- and short-term state-dependent foraging under predation risk: an indication of habitat quality. Animal Behavior 63: 1-9.

Maina, G.G., J.S. Brown, and M. Gersani. 2002. Intra-plant versus Inter-plant Root Competition in Beans: avoidance, resource matching or tragedy of the commons. Plant Ecology 160:235-247.

Howe, H. F., J. S. Brown, and B. Zorn-Arnold. 2002. A rodent plague on prairie diversity. Ecology Letters 5:30-36

Kotler, B.P., J.S. Brown, S.R.X. Dall, S. Gresser, D. Ganey, and A. Bouskila. 2002. Foraging games between gerbils and their predators: temporal dynamics of resource depletion and apprehension in gerbils. Evolutionary Ecology Research 4:495-518.

Vickery, W. L., J. S. Brown, and G. J. FitzGerald. 2003. Spite: Altruism's evil twin. Oikos 102: 413-416.

Ashley, M. V., M. F. Wilson, O. R. W. Pergams, D. J. O'Dowd, S. M. Gende, and J. S. Brown. 2003. Evolutionarily enlightened management. Biological Conservation 111: 115-123.

Whelan, C. J., J. S. Brown, and G. Maina. 2003. Search biases, frequency-dependent predation and species co-existence. Evolutionary Ecology Research 5: 329-343.

Oyugi, J.O., and J.S. Brown. 2003. Giving-up densities and habitat preferences of European starlings and American robins. The Condor 105:130-135.

Martinez-Garza, C., S. Saha, V. Torres, J.S. Brown, and H.F. Howe. 2004. Planting densities and bird and rodent absence affect size distributions of four dicots in synthetic tallgrass communities. Oecologia 139-433-439.

Ben-Natan, G., Z. Abramsky, B. P. Kotler, and J. S. Brown. 2004. Seeds redistribution in sand dunes: a basis for coexistence of two rodent species. Oikos 105: 325-335.

Brown, J.S., and B.P. Kotler. 2004. Hazardous duty pay and the foraging cost of predation. Ecology Letters 7:999-1014.

O'Brien, E.E., M. Gersane, and J.S. Brown. 2005. Root proliferation and seed yield in response to spatial heterogeneity of below-ground competition. New Phytologist 168:401-412.

Whelan, C.J., and J.S. Brown. 2005. Optimal foraging and gut constraints: reconciling two schools of thought. Oikos 110:481-496.

Van Der Merwe, M., J.S. Brown, and W.M. Jackson. 2005. The coexistence of Fox (Sciurus niger) and gray (S. caroliniensis) squirrels in the Chicago metropolitan area. Urban Ecosystems 8:335-347.

Brown, J.S., and T.L. Vincent. 2006. G-functions for the hermeneutic circle of evolution. Computers & Operations Research 33:479-499.

Olsson, O., and J.S. Brown. 2006. The foraging benefits of information and the penalty of ignorance. Oikos 112:260-273.

Zorn-Arnold, B., J. S. Brown, and H. F. Howe. 2006. Obvious and cryptic vole suppression of a prairie legume in experimental restorations. International Journal of Plant Science 167: 961-968.