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

  • Chalmandrier L., Stouffer DB., Purcell AST., Lee WG., Tanentzap AJ. and Laughlin DC. (2022) Predictions of biodiversity are improved by integrating trait-based competition with abiotic filtering. Ecology Letters 25(5): 1277-1289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.13980.
  • Dehling DM., Riva GVD., Hutchinson MC. and Stouffer DB. (2022) Niche Packing and Local Coexistence in a Megadiverse Guild of Frugivorous Birds Are Mediated by Fruit Dependence and Shifts in Interaction Frequencies. American Naturalist 199(6): 855-868. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/718684.
  • Lai HR., Chong KY., Yee ATK., Mayfield MM. and Stouffer DB. (2022) Non-additive biotic interactions improve predictions of tropical tree growth and impact community size structure. Ecology 103(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3588.
  • Llewelyn J., Strona G., McDowell MC., Johnson CN., Peters KJ., Stouffer DB., de Visser SN., Saltré F. and Bradshaw CJA. (2022) Sahul's megafauna were vulnerable to plant-community changes due to their position in the trophic network. Ecography 2022(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.06089.
  • Martins LP., Stouffer DB., Blendinger PG., Böhning-Gaese K., Buitrón-Jurado G., Correia M., Costa JM., Dehling DM., Donatti CI. and Emer C. (2022) Global and regional ecological boundaries explain abrupt spatial discontinuities in avian frugivory interactions. Nature Communications 13(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-34355-w.

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.