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]
Corbin, J.D. and R.K. Thiet. In press. Temperate biocrusts: mesic counterparts to their better-known dryland cousins. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Beaury, E.M. J.T. Finn, J.D. Corbin, V. Barr, B.A. Bradley. 2019. Biotic resistance to invasion is ubiquitous across ecosystems of the United States. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13446
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.
Corbin, J.D. and K. Holl. 2012. Applied nucleation as a forest restoration strategy. Forest Ecology and Management 265: 37-46.
Stromberg, M., J.D. Corbin, and C.M. D’Antonio, editors. 2007. “California grasslands: Ecology and Management.” UC Press.