Research Scientist / Conservation Ecology Center
I am a quantitative ecologist, and I work at the interface of empirical and theoretical ecology. I use statistics, often custom designed, to link mathematical models of the systems I study to data. I then use the results of that linkage—a parameterized model of the focal system—to answer both basic and applied questions. My general approach is to work collaboratively with experts on the particular systems I study to help forge a stronger connection between the theoretical and empirical sides of the problem.
Bacelar, Flora S., Calabrese, Justin M. and Hernández-García, Emilio. Exploring the tug of war between positive and negative interactions among savanna trees: Competition, dispersal, and protection from fire, Ecological Complexity, 17 140-148. 2014.
Batsaikhan, Nyamsuren, Buuveibaatar, Bayarbaatar, Chimed, Bazaar, Enkhtuya, Oidov, Galbrakh, Davaa, Ganbaatar, Oyunsaikhan, Lkhagvasuren, Badamjav, Nandintsetseg, Dejid, Berger, Joel, Calabrese, Justin M., Edwards, Ann E., Fagan, William F., Fuller, Todd K., Heiner, Michael, Ito, Takehiko Y., Kaczensky, Petra, Leimgruber, Peter, Lushchekina, Anna, Milner-Gulland, E., Mueller, Thomas, Murray, Martyn G., Olson, Kirk A., Reading, Richard, Schaller, George B., Stubbe, Annagret, et al. Conserving the World's Finest Grassland Amidst Ambitious National Development, Conservation Biology, . 2014.
Fleming, C. H., Calabrese, J. M., Mueller, T., Olson, K. A., Leimgruber, P. and Fagan, William F. Non-Markovian maximum likelihood estimation of autocorrelated movement processes, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, . 2014.
Lynch, Heather J., Rhainds, Marc, Calabrese, Justin M., Cantrell, Stephen, Cosner, Chris and Fagan, William F. How climate extremes - not means - define a species' geographic range boundary via a demographic tipping point, Ecological Monographs, 84 (1) 131-149. 2014.
Martínez-García, Ricardo, Calabrese, Justin M. and López, Cristóbal. Optimal search in interacting populations: Gaussian jumps versus Lévy flights, Physical Review E, 89 (3) . 2014.