My most up-to-date publication list will be on my Google Scholar page here.
ResearchGate page here.

Publications- Academic Articles

[*] indicates corresponding author when not first.


+ Jung, M., A. Arnell, X. de Lamo, S.G. Rangel, M. Lewis, J. Mark, C. Merow, L. Miles, I. Ondo, S. Pironon,  C.  Ravilious, M. Rivers, D. Schepashenko,  O.  Tallowin, A. van Soesbergen, R, Govaerts, B.L. Boyle, B.J. Enquist, X. Feng,  R.V. Gallagher, B. Maitner, S. Meiri, M. Mulligan, G. Ofer, J.O. Hanson, W.  Jetz, M. Di Marco, J. McGowan, D.S. Rinnan, J.D. Sachs, M. Lesiv, V. Adams, S.C. Andrew, J.R. Burger, L. Hannah,  P.A. Marquet, J.K. McCarthy,  N.  Morueta-Holme, E.A. Newman, D.S. Park, P.R. Roehrdanz, J.-C.  Svenning,  C. Violle, J.J. Wieringa, G. Wynne, S. Fritz, B.B.N. Strassburg, M. Obersteiner,  V. Kapos, N. Burgess,  G. Schmidt-Traub, P. Visconti. Areas of global importance for terrestrial biodiversity, carbon, and water (in revision at Nature; preprint at

+ Feng, X, B.J. Enquist, D.S. Park, B.L. Boyle, D.D. Breshears, R.V. Gallagher, A. Lien, E.A. Newman, J.R. Burger, B.S. Maitner, C. Merow, Y. Li, K.M. Huynh, K. Ernst, E. Baldwin, W. Foden, L. Hannah, P.M. Jørgensen, N.J.B. Kraft, J.C. Lovett, P.A. Marquet, B.J. McGill, N. Morueta-Holme, D.M. Neves, M.M. Núñez-Regueiro, A.T. Oliveira-Filho, R.K. Peet, M. Pillet, P. Roehrdanz, B. Sandel, J.M. Serra-Diaz, I. Šímová, J.-C. Svenning, C. Violle, T.D. Weitemier, S. Wiser, L. López-Hoffman. A call for integration of biodiversity databases to create a more complete picture of biodiversity on Earth (submitted to Nature Ecology & Evolution).

+ Feng, X.=, C. Merow=, B. Maitner=, D.S. Park=, P. Roehrdanz=, Z. Liu=, E.A. Newman=, B. Boyle, A. Lien, J.R. Burger, M.M. Pires, P.M. Brando, M.B. Bush, C.N.H. McMichael, D.M. Neves, L. Hannah, D.D. Breshears, T. Evans, J.R. Soto, K. Ernst, B.J. Enquist=. How deregulation, drought, and increasing fire impact Amazonian biodiversity (in revision at Nature).

+ Lourenço Jr., J. E.A. Newman, C. Rozindo Dias Milanez, L. Dias Thomaz, B.J. Enquist. Assessing trait driver theory along abiotic gradients in a tropical plant communities (preprint at

+ Lourenço Jr., J. E.A. Newman, J.A. Ventura, C. Rozindo Dias Milanez, L. Dias Thomaz, D. Tinoco Wandekoken, B.J. Enquist. Drivers of forest functional composition in environmentally diverse coastal plant communities of the Atlantic Forest. (in revision at Ecosphere; preprint at

+ Feng, X., B.J. Enquist et al. (+31 authors, including E.A. Newman). A more complete picture of biodiversity on Earth through database integration. (submitted to PNAS).

+ Park, D.S., E.A. Newman, I. Breckheimer. A synthesis of phenological dynamics across spatial scale. Winning E4 abstract (Ecography Award for Excellence in Ecology and Evolution), Young Investigators competition. (submitted to Trends in Ecology & Evolution).

Pires, M.M., J.L. O’Donnell, L.A. Burkle, C. Díaz-Castelazo, D.H. Hembry, J.D. Yeakel, E.A. Newman, L.P. Medeiros, M.A.M. de Aguiar, P.R. Guimarães Jr. (2020) The indirect paths to secondary extinctions in mutualisms. Ecology, p.e03080.

L. Hannah, P.R. Roehrdanz, P.A. Marquet, B.J. Enquist, G. Midgley, W. Foden, J.C. Lovett, R.T. Corlett, D. Corcoran, S.H.M. Butchart, B. Boyle, X. Feng, Brian Maitner, J. Fajardo, B.J. McGill, C. Merow, N. Morueta-Holme, E.A. Newman, D.S. Park, N. Raes and J.-C. Svenning. 30% land conservation and climate action reduces tropical extinction risk by more than 50%. Ecography (43), 1-11.

Newman, E.A., M.Q. Wilber, K.E. Kopper, M.A. Moritz, D.A. Falk, D. McKenzie, J. Harte. Disturbance macroecology: a comparative study of community structure metrics in a high severity disturbance regime. Ecosphere 11(1), e03022.


B.J. Enquist, X. Feng, B. Boyle, B. Maitner, E.A. Newman, P.M. Jørgensen, P.R. Roehrdanz, B.M. Theirs, J.R. Burger, R.T. Corlett,  T.L.P. Couvreur, G. Dauby, J.C. Donoghue, W. Foden, J.C. Lovett, P.A. Marquet, C. Merow, G. Midgley, N. Morueta-Holme, D.M. Neves, A.T. Oliveira-Filho, N.J.B. Kraft, D.S. Park, R.K. Peet, M. Pillet, J.M. Serra-Diaz, B. Sandel, M. Schildhauer, I. Šímová, C. Violle, J.J. Wieringa, S.K. Wiser, L. Hannah, J.-C. Svenning, B.J. McGill. The commonness of rarity: global and future distribution across the land plants. Science Advances 5 (11), eaaz0414.

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Brummer. A., E.A. Newman* (2019). Derivations of the Core Functions of the Maximum Entropy Theory of Ecology. (Invited as part of special issue: “The Maximum Entropy Principle in Biological Systems”). Entropy. 21, 712.

Newman, E.A., M.C. Kennedy, D.A. Falk, D. McKenzie. Scaling and complexity in landscape ecology. (Invited as part of special issue: “Unifying Ecology Across Scales: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities”) Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7, 293.

Bertram, J., E.A. Newman, R.C. Dewar (2019). Comparison of two maximum entropy models highlights the metabolic structure of metacommunities as a key determinant of local community assembly. Ecological Modelling. 407, 108720.

de Aguiar M.A.M., E.A. Newman*, M.M. Pires, J.D. Yeakel, C. Boettiger, L.A. Burkle, D. Gravel, P.R. Guimarães, Jr, J.L. O’Donnell, T. Poisot, M.-J. Fortin, D.H. Hembry. 2019. Revealing biases in the sampling of ecological interaction networks. PeerJ 7:e7566

Newman, E.A., Disturbance ecology in the Anthropocene. (Invited as part of special issue: “Non-equilibrial ecosystems”) Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: 147.

Delmas, E., M. Besson, M.H. Brice, L. Burkle, G.V. Dalla Riva, M.J. Fortin, D. Gravel, P. Guimãraes, D.H. Hembry, E.A. Newman and J.M. Olesen (2019) Analysing ecological networks of species interactions. Biological Reviews.


Newman, E.A., C.A Winkler, and D.H. Hembry. (2018) Effects of anthropogenic wildfire activity in low elevation Pacific island vegetation communities in French Polynesia. PeerJ 6 (2018): e5114.

Hembry, D.H., R. Raimundo, E.A. Newman, L. Atkinson, C. Guo, P.R. Guimãraes Jr., R.G. Gillespie (2018) Does biological intimacy shape ecological network structure? A test using a brood pollination mutualism on continental and oceanic islands. Journal of Animal Ecology. Link.

Newman, E.A., J.B. Potts, M.W. Tingley, C.E. Vaughn, S.L. Stephens (2018) Chaparral bird community responses to prescribed fire and mastication in three management seasons. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(3)Link.


Harte, J., E.A. Newman, and A.J. Rominger (2017) Metabolic partitioning across individuals in ecological communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26(9): 993-997. Link.


Kitzes, J., Berlow, E., Conlisk, E., Erb, K., Iha, K., Martinez, N., Newman, E.A., Plutzar, C., Smith, A.B. and Harte, J. (2016) Consumption‐Based Conservation Targeting: Linking Biodiversity Loss to Upstream Demand through a Global Wildlife Footprint. Conservation Letters. Link


Newman, E.A., L.Eisen, R. Eisen, N. Fedorova, J.M. Hasty, C. Vaughn, R.S. Lane. (2015) Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato spirochetes in wild birds in northwestern California: Associations with ecological factors, bird behavior and tick infestation. PLOS ONE 10(2): e0118146. Link

Dryad Digital Repository data (doi:10.5061/dryad.p3b61).


Newman, E.A., M.E. Harte, N. Lowell, M. Wilber, J. Harte. Empirical tests of within- and across-species energetics in a diverse plant community. 2014. Ecology. Link

Harte, J. and E.A. Newman. Maximum Information Entropy: A Foundation for Ecological Theory. 2014. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Link


Harte, J., J. Kitzes, E.A. Newman, and A.J. Rominger. Taxon Categories and the Universal Species-Area Relationship: A Comment on Šizling et al., “Between Geometry and Biology: The Problem of Universality of the Species-Area Relationship.” 2013. The American Naturalist, Vol. 181, No. 2, pp. 282-287. Link


de Aguiar, M.A.M., E.A. Newman, M. Pires, & C. Boettiger. (2018). EcoNetGen: Simulate and Sample from Ecological Interaction Networks. Zenodo.

Publications- Reports

Saah, D, T. Moody, E. Waller, E. Newman, M.A. Moritz. 2010. Developing and Testing a Framework for Estimating Potential Emission Reduction Credits: a pilot study in Shasta County, California, USA. Submitted to Winrock and WESTCARB.  In: Emissions and Potential Emission Reductions from Hazardous Fuel Treatments in the WESTCARB Region, A. Schwarzenegger. Prepared for the California Energy Commission. PDF

Newman, E.A. Cape Hatteras National Seashore American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) 2008-2009 Report. National Park Service, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Buxton, NC 27920.

New York/ New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program Habitat Workgroup 2001 Status Report: A Regional Model for Estuary and Multiple Watershed Management. Habitat Workgroup, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. E.A. Newman and S. Punyasena, Eds. Line and Tone, Inc. April 2001. New York, New York. PDF.
Call number QL84.22.N7N49 2001. Link.
This file.pdf exists in order to register this work in Google Scholar. (This report has been cited over 50 times but the citations do not currently show up.)

Publications- Outreach and other contributions

All as sole author unless otherwise indicated

“Fire in Paradise.” Wildfire Magazine, Fall 2014. Link

“Global Boiling: Australia’s Black Saturday of Extreme Fire,” March 1, 2009. Guest blogger for the environment at

“Birds From Above.” May 2009. Wildlife in North Carolina. PDF

“Fire, Fire Everywhere.” Newman, E.A. Published as:
“Our Forests Are Adapted to Burn.” July 14, 2008. The Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, NC)
“Fire Rejuvenates North Carolina Forests,” July 18, 2008. The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC)
“Our Forests Need Fire,” September 10, 2008. Carolina Coastal Times.
(various other North Carolina newspapers) Link

The North Carolina Birding Trail, Piedmont Region (Official Trail Guide). Contributor. Theo Davis Printing, 2008.