Publications (* indicates corresponding author)

29. R. Burger$, C. Hou$, J.H. Brown$, 2019, Toward a metabolic theory of life history, Proc. Nat. Aca. Sci. In Press.
($ Equal contribution)

28. N. Ferral, K. Holloway, M. Li, Z. Yin, and C. Hou*. 2018. Heterogeneous activity causes a nonlinear increase in the group energy use of ant workers isolated from their social environment. Insect Science 25:487-498.
(The first two authors are undergraduate students in Hou lab.)

27. R. Fan, G. Olbricht, X. Baker, and C. Hou*. 2016. Birth mass is the key to understand the negative correlation between lifespan and body size in dogs. Aging-U.S. Vol 8, Advance DOI 10.18632/aging.101081.
(The 1st and 3rd authors are a visiting scholar and an undergraduate student respectively in Hou lab.)

26. K. Amunugama, L. Jiao, G. Olbricht, C. Walker, Y.-W. Huang, P. Nam, and C. Hou*. 2016. Cellular oxidative damage is more sensitive to biosynthetic rate than to metabolic rate: A test of the theoretical model on hornworms. Experimental Gerontology, 82:73-80.
(The first two authors are graduate students in Hou lab.)

25. C. Hou. 2016. The similarity and difference between ant and human ultrasocieties: from the viewpoint of scaling laws (commentary article). Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39:e101.

24. C. Hou*, K. Amunugama. 2015. On the Complex Relationship between Energy Expenditure and Longevity: Reconciling the Contradictory Empirical Results with a Simple Theoretical Model. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 149:50-64.
(The co-author is a graduate student in Hou lab.)

23. L. Jiao, K. Amunugama, M. Hayes, M. Jennings, A. Domingo, and C. Hou*. 2015. Food restriction-induced alteration of energy allocation strategy in hornworms (Manduca sexta larvae). The Science of Nature (former Naturwissenschaften), 102:40-50.
(All the co-authors are students in Hou lab.)

22. C. Hou. 2014. Increasing energetic cost of biosynthesis during growth makes refeeding deleterious. American Naturalist. 184:233–247 [reprint]

21. M. Hayes, L. Jiao, T. Tsao, I. King, M. Jennings, and C. Hou*. 2014. High temperature slows down growth in tobacco hornworms (Manduca sexta larvae) under food restriction. Insect Science. 22: 424–430.
(All the co-authors are students in Hou lab; the 1st author is an undergraduate student.)

20. C. Hou. 2013. The energy trade-off between growth and longevity. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development . 134:373-380. [reprint]

19. J. Shik, C. Hou (Co-first author), A. Key, M. Kaspari, and J.F. Gillooly. 2012. Toward a general life history model of the superorganism: predicting the survival, growth, and reproduction of ant societies. Biology Letters . 8:1059-1062. [reprint]

18. J. Gillooly, A. Hayward, and C. Hou, G. Burleigh. 2012. Explaining differences in the lifespan and replicative capacity of cells: a general model and comparative analysis of vertebrates Proc. R. Soc. B . 279:3976-3980. [reprint]

17. T.G. Bromage, R. Hogg, R.S. Lacruz, and C. Hou . 2012 Primate enamel evinces long period biological timing and regulation of life history. J. Theoretical Biolgy . 305:131-144. [reprint]

16. C. Hou and M. Mayo. 2011. Pulmonary diffusional screening and the scaling laws of mammalian metabolic rates. Physical Review E. 84:61915. [reprint]

15. W. Zuo, M.E. Moses, G.B. West, C. Hou, and J.H. Brown. 2011. A general model for effects of temperature on ectothem ontogenetic growth and development. Proc. R. Soc. B . 279:1840-1846. [reprint]

14. A. Hein, C. Hou, and J.F. Gillooly. 2011. Energetic and biomechanical constraints on animal migration distance. Ecology Letters. 15:104-110. [reprint]

13. C. Hou, K. Bolt, and A. Bergman. 2011. A general model for ontogenetic growth under food restriction. Proc. R. Soc. B. 278:2881-2890. [reprint]

12. C. Hou*, K. Bolt, and A. Bergman. 2011. A general life history theory for effects of caloric restriction on health maintenance. BMC Systems Biology 5:78. [reprint]

11. C. Hou, K. Bolt, and A. Bergman. 2011. Energetic basis of correlation between catch-up growth, health maintenance and aging. J. Gerontol. A. Biol. Sci. 66A:627-638. [reprint] [A correction of Appendix III]

10. C. Hou, S. Gheorghiu, V.H. Huxley, and P. Pfeifer. 2010. Reverse engineering of oxygen transport in the lung: Adaptive control from fractal networks. PLoS Comp. Biol. 6: e1000902. [reprint]

9. J.F. Gillooly, C. Hou, M. Kaspari. 2010. Eusocial Insects as super-organisms: Insight from metabolic theory. Communicative & Integrative Biology 3:360-362. [reprint]

8. F. Yang and C. Hou*. 2010. The effect of Baihu Decoction on blood glucose levels in treating systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine 16:472-479. [reprint]

7. C. Hou, M. Kaspari, H.B. Vander Zanden, and J.F. Gillooly. 2010. The energetic basis of colonial living in social insects. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. of U.S.A. 107:3634-3638. [reprint]

6. W. Zuo, M.E. Moses, C. Hou, W.H. Woodruff, G.B. West and J.H. Brown. 2009. Response to comments on ‘Energy uptake and allocation during ontogeny’. Science 325:1206-c. [reprint]

5. C. Hou*, W. Zuo, M.E. Moses, W. H. Woodruff, J. H. Brown, and G. B. West. 2008. Energy uptake and allocation during ontogeny. Science 322:736-739. (Faculty of 1000 Biology Recommendations) [reprint]

4. M. Moses, C. Hou, W. Zuo, W. H. Woodruff, J. Nekola, J. H. Brown, and G. B. West. 2008. A general model of ontogenetic growth II: Estimating model parameters from theory and data. American Naturalist 171:632-645. [reprint]

3. P. Pfeifer and C. Hou. 2003. Quantum computing: From Bragg reflections to decoherence estimates. In Magnetoelectronics and Magnetic Materials—Novel Phenomena and Advanced Characterization, eds. S. Zhang, G. Güntherodt, A. Kent, I.K. Schuller, and T. Shinjo, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 746. [reprint]

Book Chapters:

2. M. Mayo, P. Pfeifer, and C. Hou*. 2012. Reverse engineering the robustness of mammalian lung. Reverse Engineering, ed. A.C. Telea. InTech Publisher, Boston, P243-262. [reprint]

1. C. Hou, S. Gheorghiu, M-O. Coppens, V. H. Huxley, and P. Pfeifer. 2005. Gas diffusion through the fractal landscape of the lung: How deep does oxygen enter the alveolar system? In: Fractal in Biology and Medicine, Vol. IV, ed. G.A. Losa, Birkhauser, Basel, P17-30. [reprint]