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

  • Cervantes-Loreto A., Ayers CA., Dobbs EK., Brosi BJ. and Stouffer DB. (2021) The context dependency of pollinator interference: How environmental conditions and co-foraging species impact floral visitation. Ecology Letters 24(7): 1443-1454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.13765.
  • Chalmandrier L., Hartig F., Laughlin DC., Lischke H., Pichler M., Stouffer DB. and Pellissier L. (2021) Linking functional traits and demography to model species-rich communities. Nature Communications 12(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22630-1.
  • Coux C., Donoso I., Tylianakis JM., García D., Martínez D., Dehling DM. and Stouffer DB. (2021) Tricky partners: native plants show stronger interaction preferences than their exotic counterparts. Ecology 102(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3239.
  • Dehling DM., Bender IMA., Blendinger PG., Böhning-Gaese K., Muñoz MC., Neuschulz EL., Quitián M., Saavedra F., Santillán V. and Schleuning M. (2021) Specialists and generalists fulfil important and complementary functional roles in ecological processes. Functional Ecology http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13815.
  • Martyn TE., Stouffer DB., Godoy O., Bartomeus I., Pastore AI. and Mayfield MM. (2021) Identifying “useful” fitness models: Balancing the benefits of added complexity with realistic data requirements in models of individual plant fitness. American Naturalist 197(4): 415-433. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/713082.

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.