About the Authors

James F Gillooly

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: gillooly@zoo.ufl.edu

Affiliation Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Andrew P Allen

Affiliation National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Eric L Charnov

Affiliations Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America , Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JFG, APA, and ELC conceived and designed the experiments. JFG and APA performed the experiments. JFG and APA analyzed the data. JFG, APA, and ELC wrote the paper.