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]

Brown, M.E., R.O. Prieto, J.D. Corbin, J.H. Ness, R. Borroto-Paez, T.S. McCay, and M.S. Farnsworth. In press. Pirates of the Caribbean: Plant invasions, tourism, trade, and Cuba’s changing tide. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Corbin, J.D. and R.K. Thiet. 2020. Temperate biocrusts: mesic counterparts to their better-known dryland cousins. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2234

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.

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