Daniel Stouffer

Associate ProfessorDaniel Stouffer

Complex Systems Ecology
Biological Sciences 518
Internal Phone: 6729


Research Interests

My research focus is the study of complexity in ecology. I apply tools from fields outside of biology, such as engineering or physics, to uncover patterns in empirical data and explore their ecological and evolutionary consequences.

Recent Publications

  • Delmas E., Brose U., Gravel D., Stouffer DB. and Poisot T. (2017) Simulations of biomass dynamics in community food webs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8(7): 881-886. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12713.
  • Godoy O., Stouffer DB., Kraft NJB. and Levine JM. (2017) Intransitivity is infrequent and fails to promote annual plant coexistence without pairwise niche differences. Ecology 98(5): 1193-1200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1782.
  • Hutchinson MC., Cagua EF., Balbuena JA., Stouffer DB. and Poisot T. (2017) paco: Implementing Procrustean Approach to Cophylogeny in R. Methods in Ecology and Evolution http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12736.
  • Lagrue C., Poulin R. and Stouffer DB. (2017) Host taxonomy constrains the properties of trophic transmission routes for parasites in lake food webs.. Ecology http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1927.
  • Mayfield MM. and Stouffer DB. (2017) Higher-order interactions capture unexplained complexity in diverse communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1 0062 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-016-0062.

Biological scientist Dr Daniel Stouffer has been awarded the inaugural UC Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. He is a theoretical ecologist whose research focuses on species-species interaction networks.