I am a plant ecologist who studies questions at the intersection of community and ecosystem ecology. I have investigated how species traits can be used to predict the outcomes of competitive interactions, how plant community composition interacts with ecosystem processes and how ecological knowledge and theory can inform restoration practices.

Courses I Teach:

Evolution, heredity, and Ecology (BIO110)

Introduction to Environmental Studies (ENS100)

Plant Ecology (BIO324)

Selected Publications: [See Publications for more details and pdf’s]

Corbin, J.D. and K. Holl. 2012. Applied nucleation as a forest restoration strategy. Forest Ecology and Management 265: 37-46.

Corbin, J.D. and C.M. D’Antonio. 2011. Abundance and productivity mediate invader effects on nitrogen dynamics in a California grassland. Ecosphere 2:art32.

Sandel, B., J.D. Corbin, and M. Krupa. 2011. Using plant functional traits to guide restoration: A case study in California coastal grassland. Ecosphere 2:art23.

Corbin, J.D. and C.M. D’Antonio. 2010. Not novel, just better: Competition between native and non-native plants that share species traits. Plant Ecology 209: 71-81.

Stromberg, M., J.D. Corbin, and C.M. D’Antonio, editors. 2007. “California grasslands: Ecology and Management.” UC Press.

Corbin, J.D. and C. M. D’Antonio. 2004. Competition between native and exotic grasses in California: Implications for an historical invasion. Ecology 85:1273-1283

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