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.
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. https://doi.org/10.1017/inp.2018.24
Corbin, J.D., M. Wolford, C.L. Zimmerman, and B. Quirion. 2017. Applying decision support tools to weed management: A retrospective analysis of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) control. Restoration Ecology 25: S170-S177.