Biology Department
Jeffrey Corbin

Jeffrey Corbin

Job Title
Professor of Biological Sciences
Wold Center 119

Areas of expertise

Ecosystem restoration and invasive species

Research interests

I am a plant ecologist who studies questions at the intersection of community and ecosystem ecology. Much of my focus is on the effects of invasive species and land use change on biodiversity and soil dynamics. I also work to apply my findings to strategies to conservation and habitat restoration.

Teaching interests

Courses: Heredity, Evolution and Ecology (BIO 103), Introduction to Environmental Studies (ENS 100) and Plant Ecology (BIO 324) and Advanced Topics in Ecology (BIO 329)


Representative List; Student authors italicized

Corbin, J.D. and E. L. Flatland. 2022. Mapping edaphic soils conditions to identify conservation targets for pine barren and sandplain ecosystems in New York State. Ecology and Evolution 12:e9282.

Brown, M.E., R.O. Prieto, J.D. Corbin, J.H. Ness, R. Borroto-Paez, T.S. McCay, and M.S. Farnsworth. 2021. Plant pirates of the Caribbean: Is Cuba sheltered by its revolutionary economy? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 19:208-215. (Featured as Research Highlight in Nature and National Geographic.)

Corbin and Thiet. 2020. Temperate biocrusts: mesic counterparts to their better-known dryland cousins. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 18:456-464..

Gilbert, and Corbin. 2019. Biological soil crusts inhibit seed germination in a temperate pine barren ecosystem. PLoS One 14: e0212466..

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.

Additional media

Academic credentials

B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley