How can we effectively restore habitats altered by human activities?
The vast area of habitat that has been altered by such human activities as invasion by non-native species, deforestation, or other land-use changes has necessitated the development of tools to effectively and efficiently restore disturbed habitat. I have combined theoretical and experimental ecology to develop specific strategies to restore native biodiversity, remove invasive species, and restore forest cover in deforested habitats. My studies have investigated ecological factors ranging from the population to the community to the ecosystem scale, and from California grasslands to eastern deciduous forests.
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.
Corbin, J.D. and C.M. D’Antonio. 2012. Gone but not forgotten?: Invasive plants’ legacies on community and ecosystem properties. Invasive Plant Science and Management 5:117-124.
Purcell, A.P., J.D. Corbin and K.E. Hans. 2007. Urban riparian restoration: An outdoor classroom for college and high school students collaborating in conservation. Madroño 54: 258-267.
Corbin, J.D. and C.M. D’Antonio. 2004. Can carbon addition increase the competitiveness of native grasses: A case study from California. Restoration Ecology 12:36-43.