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.
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.
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, . 2013.
Calabrese, Justin M., Certain, Grégoire, Kraan, Casper and Dormann, Carsten F. Stacking species distribution models and adjusting bias by linking them to macroecological models, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23 (1) 99-112. 2013.
Larsen, Elise, Calabrese, Justin M., Rhainds, Marc and Fagan, William F. How protandry and protogyny affect female mating failure: a spatial population model, Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata, 146 (1) 130-140. 2013.
Martínez-García, Ricardo, Calabrese, Justin M. and López, Cristóbal. Spatial patterns in mesic savannas: The local facilitation limit and the role of demographic stochasticity, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 333 156-165. 2013.