H. Ronald Pulliam

Regents' Professor Emeritus


Ph.D. – Duke University

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Theoretical ecology
  • Modeling
  • Avian/plant population dynamics
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation biology
  • Environmental policy

Research Projects

NSF and U.S. Forest Service funded projects on impacts of land use and climate change on plant and animal populations.

Selected Publications

Pulliam, H. R. 2000. On the relationship between niche and distribution. Ecology Letters 3: 349 361.

Pulliam, H. R. 1998. The political education of a biologist. Bulletin of the Wildlife Society. Part I. 26(2):199-202. Part II. 26(3): 499-503.

Pulliam, H. R. and B. Babbitt. 1997. Science and the protection of endangered species. Science 273:499-500.

Pulliam, H. R. 1997. Demographic processes: population dynamics on heterogeneous landscapes. Chapter 7, In Principles of Conservation Biology. 2nd edition. G. K. Meffe and C. R. Carroll, Editors. Sinauer Associates, Inc.

Pulliam, H. R. 1996. Sources and sinks: empirical evidence and population consequences. pp. 45-69, In Population Dynamics in Ecological Space and Time. O. E. Rhodes, Jr. R. K. Chesser, and M.H. Smith, Editors. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill.

Liu, J., J. B. Dunning, and H. R. Pulliam. 1995. Potential impacts of a forest management plan on Bachman’s Sparrows (Aimophila aestivalis): linking a spatially explicit model with GIS. Conservation Biology 9:1-14.

Kadmon, R. and H. R. Pulliam. 1995. Effects of isolation, logging, and dispersal on woody-species richness of islands. Vegetatio 4: 1-7.

Pulliam, H. R. and N. M. Haddad. 1994. Human population growth and the carrying capacity concept. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 75:141-157.