I am a plant ecologist who studies questions at the intersection of community and ecosystem ecology. My primary focus is on understanding the impacts of invasive species on biodiversity and soil nutrient status. I also study tools to restore habitats that have been degraded by, for example, species invasions. I am committed to forming partnerships with habitat managers and policy-makers so that my findings can be applied in the real world.
Evolution, Genetics, and Ecology (BIO103)
Introduction to Environmental Studies (ENS100)
Plant Ecology (BIO324)
Advanced Topics in Ecology (BIO329)
ESPE Senior Seminar (ENS460)
Selected Publications: [See Publications for more details and pdf’s]
[† Student Coauthor]
Gilbert† JA and Corbin JD. 2019. Biological soil crusts inhibit seed germination in a temperate pine barren ecosystem. PLOS ONE 14: e0212466.
Zimmerman, C.L., R. Shirer, and J.D. Corbin. 2018. Native Plant recovery following three years of common reed (Phragmites australis) control. Invasive Plant Science and Management 11:175-180. doi.org/10.1017/inp.2018.24.
Corbin, J.D., G. R. Robinson, L.M. Hafkemeyer†, and S.N. Handel. 2016. A long-term evaluation of applied nucleation as a strategy to facilitate forest restoration. Ecological Applications 26:104-114.
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