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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Novak M. and Stouffer DB. (2021) Systematic bias in studies of consumer functional responses. Ecology Letters 24(3): 580-593. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.13660.
  • Runghen R., Bramon Mora B., Godoy-Lorite A. and Stouffer DB. (2021) Assessing unintended human-mediated dispersal using visitation networks. Journal of Applied Ecology 58(4): 777-788. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13829.
  • Stouffer DB. and Novak M. (2021) Hidden layers of density dependence in consumer feeding rates. Ecology Letters 24(3): 520-532. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.13670.

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.