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

  • Bimler MD., Mayfield MM., Martyn TE. and Stouffer DB. (2023) Estimating interaction strengths for diverse horizontal systems using performance data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 14(3): 968-980. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.14068.
  • Peralta G., Webber CJ., Perry GLW., Stouffer DB., Vázquez DP. and Tylianakis JM. (2023) Scale-dependent effects of landscape structure on pollinator traits, species interactions and pollination success. Ecography 2023(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.06453.
  • 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.

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.