• Publications
  • Influence
On r- and K-Selection
  • E. Pianka
  • Biology
    The American Naturalist
  • 1 November 1970
The structure of lizard communities
  • E. Pianka
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 November 1973
TLDR
The topic here is the structure of lizard communities in this somewhat loose sense of the word (perhaps assemblage would be a more accurate description), with emphasis on the niche relationships among such sympatric sets of lizard species, especially as they affect the numbers of species that coexist within lizard communities.
On Optimal Use of a Patchy Environment
A graphical method is discussed which allows a specification of the optimal diet of a predator in terms of the net amount of energy gained from a capture of prey as compared to the energy expended in
Ecological Consequences of Foraging Mode
TLDR
Foraging mode within one species varies with changes in food availability, and any general model of foraging velocity must be complex because foraging mode constrains numerous important aspects of ecology.
Latitudinal Gradients in Species Diversity: A Review of Concepts
  • E. Pianka
  • Environmental Science
    The American Naturalist
  • 1 January 1966
The six major hypotheses of the control of species diversity are restated, examined, and some possible tests suggested. Although several of these mechanisms could be operating simultaneously, it is
Niche overlap and diffuse competition.
  • E. Pianka
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 May 1974
TLDR
Data presented here demonstrate that, within the lizard subset of natural desert communities, niche overlap decreases both with increasing environmental variability and with increasing numbers of lizard species, lending support to the "niche overlap hypothesis," which asserts that maximal tolerable overlap should vary inversely with the intensity of competition.
Ecology And Natural History Of Desert Lizards
TLDR
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Ecology of Horned Lizards: A Review with Special Reference to Phrynosoma platyrhinos
TLDR
Hemogregarines as zoogeographical tracers of Galapagos Island lava lizards and marine iguanas and biogeography of lizard malaria in western North America in 1974.
The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Organization in Natural Assemblages of Desert Lizards and Tropical Fishes
Techniques are developed for the analysis of community organization and bench tested on a set of simple model systems with known structure (i.e., with and without guild structure, with varying
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