* denotes lab members. s denotes senior author. c denotes corresponding author


Biology Papers


E. Tekin*, C. Beppler, C. White, Z. Mao, V. M. Savage, P. J. Yeh, (2016) Enhanced identification of synergistic and antagonistic emergent interactions among three or more drugs, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 13(119), 20160332

D. Hunt* and V.M. Savages, (2016) Asymmetries arising from the space-filling nature of vascular networks, Physical Review E 93, 062305

S. Pawar, J. Knies, A. I. Dell, and V. M. Savage s , (2016) Real versus artificial variation in the thermal sensitivity of biological traits, The American Naturalist, 187(2) , E41-E52.

M.G. Johnson*, D. Ennis, and V. M. Savage s , (2015) Quantifying statistical self similarity in human vessel networks using data extracted automatically from MRI, Public Library of Science: Computational Biology 11(8) , e1004455.

B.J. Enquist, J. Norberg, S.P. Bonser, C. Violle, C.T. Webb, A. Henderson, L.L. Sloat, and V.M. Savage s, (2015) Scaling from traits to ecosystems: Developing a general trait driver theory via integrating trait-based and metabolic scaling theories, Advances in Ecological Research 52 , 249-318.

B. Gilbert, T.D. Tunney, K.S. McCann, J.P. DeLong, D.A. Vasseur, V. Savage , J.B. Shurin, A.I. Dell, B.T. Barton, C.D.G. Harley, H.M. Kharouba, P. Kratina, J.L. Blanchard, C. Clements, M. Winder, H.S. Greig, and M.I. O’Connor, (2014) A bioenergetic framework for the temperature dependence of trophic interactions, Ecology Letters 17(8) , 902-914.

J.C. Chang, V.M. Savage , and T. Chou, (2014) A path integral approach to Bayesian inference for inverse problems using the semiclassical approximation, Journal of Statistical Physics, 157(3) , 582-602.

D.A. Vasseur, J.P. DeLong, B. Gilbert, H.S. Greig, C.D.G. Harley, K.S. McCann, V.M. Savage , T.D. Tunney, and M.I. O’Connor (2014) Increased temperature variation poses a greater risk to species than climate warming, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281(1779) .

D.D. Smith, J.S. Sperry, B.J. Enquist, V.M. Savage , K.A. McCulloh, and L.P. Bentley, (2014) Deviations from symmetrically self-similar branching in trees predicts altered hydraulics, mechanics, light interception, and metabolic scaling, New Phytologist 201(1) , 217-229.

A.I. Dell*, S. Pawar*, and V.M. Savage s, (2014) A framework for the temperature dependence of trophic interactions and the consequences of asymmetries in consumer and resource responses, Journal of Animal Ecology 83(1) , 70-84.

L.P. Bentley*, J. Stegen, V.M. Savage , and B.J. Enquist, (2013) Patterns of external branching link form and function across diverse plants, Ecology Letters , 16(8) , 1069-1078.

A.I. Dell*, S. Pawar*, and V.M. Savage s , (2013) Trait database for size and temperature dependence of species ineractions, Ecology, 94(5), 1205-1206.

V.M. Savage c , A.B. Herman*, G.B. West, and K. Leu*, (2013) Using fractal geometry and universal growth curves as diagnostics for comparing tumor vasculature and metabolic rate with healthy tissue and for predicting response to drug therapy, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B (DCDS-B) , 18(14) , 1077-1108.

S. Pawar*, A.I. Dell*, and V.M. Savage s, (2012) Dimensionality of consumer seach space drives trophic interaction strengths, Nature article, 486(7404) , 485-489

P. Amarasekare and V.M. Savage, (2012) A framework for elucidating the temperature dependence of fitness, The American Naturalist , 179(2) , 178-191.

J.S. Sperry, D.D. Smith, V.M. Savage, B.J. Enquist, K.A. McCulloh, P.B. Reich, L.P. Bentley, and E.I. von Allmen, (2012) A species-level model for metabolic scaling in trees I: Exploring boundaries to scaling spaces within and across species, Functional Ecology 26(5) , 1054-1065.

E.I. von Allmen, J.S. Sperry, D.D. Smith, V.M. Savage , B.J. Enquist, P.B. Reich, AND L.P. Bentley, (2012) A species-level model for metabolic scaling in trees II: Testing in a ring- and diffuse-porous species, Functional Ecology 26(5) , 1066-1076.

C.A. Price, J.S. Weitz c , V.M. Savage c , J. Stegen, A. Clarke, A.J. Kerkhoff, D.A. Coomes, K.J. Niklas, N.G. Swenson, K. McCulloh, R. Etienne, H. Olff, (2012) Testing the metabolic theory of ecology, Ecology Letters 15(12) , 1465-1474.

A.I. Dell*, S. Pawar*, and V.M. Savage s , (2011) Systematic variation in the thermal dependence of physiological and ecological traits, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA .

A. B. Herman*, V. M. Savage, and G. B. West, (2011) A quantitative theory for tumor growth and vascularization , Public Library of Science (PLoS) One, 6(9) , e22973.

V.M. Savage c , L.P. Bentley, B.J. Enquist, J.S. Sperry, D.D. Smith, P.B. Reich, and E.I. von Allmen, (2010) Hydraulic tradeoffs and space filling enable better predictions of vascular structure and function in plants, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 106(15) , 22722-22727.

T. Kolokotrones, V.M. Savage , E.J. Deeds, W. Fontana, (2010) Cuvature in metabolic scaling, 464 Nature , 753-756. -E.J. Deeds, V.M. Savage , and W. Fontana, (2011) Reply to Mackay, Journal of Theoretical Biology , 280 , 197-198.

J.P. O'Dwyer, J.K. Lake, A. Ostling, V. Savage , and J.L. Green, (2009) An Integrative Framework for Stochastic, Size-Structured Community Assembly, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 106(15) , 6170-6175.

V. M. Savage^ c , E. J. Deeds^, and W. Fontana, (2008) Sizing up allometric scaling theory, Public Library of Science: Computational Biology, 4(9), e1000171. ^ denotes equal contribution

K.J. Anderson-Teixera, V.M. Savage , A.P. Allen, and J.F. Gillooly, (2009) Allometry and metabolic scaling in ecology, Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester.

V. M. Savage c , C. T. Webb, and J. Norberg (2007) A trait-based framework for studying the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning, Journal of Theoretical Biology 247, 213-229.

A. P. Allen and V. M. Savage (2007) Setting the absolute tempo of biodiversity dynamics Ecology Letters 10, 637-646.

C.A. Price, B.J. Enquist , and V.M. Savage (2007) Scaling the diversity of botanical form and function , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 104(32), 13204-13209.

V. M. Savage c and G. B. West (2007) Towards a quantitative, metabolic theory of mammalian sleep , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 104(3), 1051-1056.

V. M. Savage c , A.P. Allen, J. F. Gillooly , A. B. Herman, J. H. Brown, and G. B. West (2007) Scaling of number, size, and metabolic rate of cells with body size in mammals Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 104(11), 4718-4723.

V.M. Savage c , B.J. Enquist , and G.B. West Comment on Chaui-Berlinck , (2007) Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(21), 3873-3874.

V. M. Savage c , E. P. White, M. E. Moses, S. K. M. Ernest, B. J. Enquist , E. L. Charnov (2006) Comment on, "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories", Science 312, 198b.

A.P. Allen, J. F. Gillooly , V. M. Savage, J. H. Brown (2006) Kinetic effects of temperature on rates of genetic divergence and speciation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 103 , 9130-9135 .

V. M. Savage c an d G. B. West (2006) Biological scaling and physiological time: Biomedical applications. Complex System Science in Biomedicine. Ed. T. S. Deisboeck and J. Y. Kresh , New York, Kluwer Academic.

J. F. Gillooly , A. P. Allen, V. M. Savage, E. L. Charnov , G. B. West J. H. Brown (2006) Response to Clarke and Fraser: effects of temperature on metabolic rate, Functional Ecology 20, 400-404.

J. E. Cohen, T. Jonsson , C. B. Muller, H. C. J. Godfray , and V. M. Savage, (2005) Body sizes of hosts and parasitoids in individual feeding relationships, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 102(3) , 684-689.

J. F. Gillooly , A. P. Allen, J. H. Brown, J. J. Elser , C. Martinez del Rio, V. M. Savage, G. B. West, W. H. Woodruff, and A. Woods. (2005) The Metabolic Basis of Whole-Organism RNA and Phosphorus Content, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 102, 11923-11927.

V. M. Savage c , J. F. Gillooly , J. H. Brown, G. B. West, and E. L. Charnov (2004) Effects of body size and temperature on population growth, The American Naturalist 163(3), 429- 441.

V. M. Savage c (2004) Improved approximations to scaling relationships for species, populations , and ecosystems across latitudinal and elevational gradients . Journal of Theoretical Biology 227(4), 525-534.

V. M. Savagec , J. F. Gillooly , W. H. Woodruff, G. B. West, A. P. Allen, B. J. Enquist , and J. H. Brown (2004) The predominance of quarter-power scaling in biology. Functional Ecology 18(2), 257-282.

J. H. Brown, J. F. Gillooly , A. P. Allen, V. M. Savage, and G. B. West (2004) Toward a metabolic theory of ecology (MacArthur award paper), Ecology 85(7), 1771-1789.

V. M. Savage (2003) Is biology just chemistry?: Book review of "Ecological Stoichiometry : The Biology of Elements from Molecules to the Biosphere" by Robert W. Sterner and James J. Elser . Complexity 8(6), 42-44.

S. K. M. Ernest, B. J. Enquist , J.H. Brown, E. L. Charnov , J. F. Gillooly , V. M. Savage, E. P. White, F. A. Smith, E. A. Hadly , J. P. Haskell, S. K. Lyons, B. A. Maurer, K. J. Niklas & B. Tiffney (2003) Thermodynamic and metabolic effects on the scaling of production and population energy use. Ecology Letters 6, 990-995.

J. Jun, J. W. Pepper, V. M. Savage, J. F. Gillooly , and J. H. Brown (2003) Allometric scaling in centrally foraging ant colonies, Evolutionary Ecology Research 5(2), 297-303.

G. B. West, V. M. Savage, J. Gillooly , B. J. Enquist , W. H. Woodruff, and J. H. Brown (2003) But why does metabolic rate scale with body size? Brief Communication. Nature, 421, 713-714.

J. F. Gillooly , E. L. Charnov , G. B. West, V. M. Savage, and J. H. Brown (2002) Effects of size and temperature on developmental time, Nature 417, 70-73.

J. F. Gillooly , J. H. Brown, G. B. West, V. M. Savage, and E. L. Charnov (2001) Effects of size and temperature on metabolic rate, Science 293, 2248-2251.


Physics Papers

Note: In particle physics authors are listed alphabeticaly, not by order of importance or contribution.


C. W. Bernard and V. M. Savage (2003). PT –symmetric quantum field theories and the Langevin equation. Czech Journal of Physics, 54, 109-118.

F. Cooper and V. M. Savage (2002). Dynamics of the chiral phase transition in the 2+1 dimensional Gross- Neveu model, Physics Letters B 545, 307-314.

C. W. Bernard and V. M. Savage (2001). Numerical simulations of PT-symmetric quantum field theories, Physical Review D 64, 085010.

C. M. Bender, M. V. Berry, P. N. Meisinger , V. M. Savage, and M. Simsek (2001). Complex WKB analysis of energy-level degeneracies of non- Hermitian Hamiltonians, Journal of Physics A Letters 34, L31-L36.

C. M. Bender, K. A. Milton, and V. M. Savage (2000). Solution of Schwinger-Dyson equations for PT-symmetric quantum field theories , Physical Review D 62, 085001.

C. M. Bender, S. Boetcher , and V. M. Savage (2000). Conjecture on the interlacing of zeros in complex Sturm- Liouville problems , Journal of Mathematical Physics 41, 6381-6387.

C. M. Bender, S. Boetcher , H. F. Jones, and V. M. Savage (1999). Complex square well—a new exactly solvable quantum mechanical model, Journal of Physics A 32, 6771-6781.

C. M. Bender, F. Cooper, P. N. Meisinger , and V. M. Savage (1999). Variational ansatz for PT-symmetric quantum mechanics, Physics Letters A 259, 224-231.