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.


Courses I Teach:

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

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