I am a plant ecologist who studies questions at the intersection of community and ecosystem ecology. I choose projects that are relevant to understanding – and reversing – some of the impacts that human activities have on the environment. I have studied the impacts that invasive species have on community composition and 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)

ESPE Senior Seminar (ENS460)

Advanced Topics in Ecology (BIO329 – New in 2015)

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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