Areas of expertise
Ecosystem restoration and invasive species
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.
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
Brown, Prieto, Corbin, Ness, Borroto-Paez, McCay, and Farnsworth. 2021. Pirates of the Caribbean: Plant invasions, tourism, trade, and Cuba’s changing tide. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 19:208-215.
Corbin and Thiet. 2020. Temperate biocrusts: mesic counterparts to their better-known dryland cousins. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 18:456-464..
Beaury, Finn, Corbin, Barr, and Bradley. 2020. Biotic resistance to invasion is ubiquitous across ecosystems of the United States. Ecology Letters 23:476-482..
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.