Daniel Stouffer

Associate ProfessorDaniel Stouffer

Complex Systems Ecology
Julius von Haast 518
Internal Phone: 92880


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

  • Baiser B., Gravel D., Cirtwill AR., Dunne JA., Fahimipour AK., Gilarranz LJ., Grochow JA., Li D., Martinez ND. and McGrew A. (2019) Ecogeographical rules and the macroecology of food webs. Global Ecology and Biogeography http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12925.
  • Cagua EF., Wootton KL. and Stouffer DB. (2019) Keystoneness, centrality, and the structural controllability of ecological networks. Journal of Ecology 107(4): 1779-1790. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13147.
  • Gravel D., Baiser B., Dunne JA., Kopelke JP., Martinez ND., Nyman T., Poisot T., Stouffer DB., Tylianakis JM. and Wood SA. (2019) Bringing Elton and Grinnell together: a quantitative framework to represent the biogeography of ecological interaction networks. Ecography 42(3): 401-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04006.
  • Hutchinson MC., Bramon Mora B., Pilosof S., Barner AK., Kéfi S., Thébault E., Jordano P. and Stouffer DB. (2019) Seeing the forest for the trees: Putting multilayer networks to work for community ecology. Functional Ecology 33(2): 206-217. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13237.
  • Letten AD. and Stouffer DB. (2019) The mechanistic basis for higher-order interactions and non-additivity in competitive communities. Ecology Letters 22(3): 423-436. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.13211.

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.