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.
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.
Calabrese, Justin. How emergence and death assumptions affect count-based estimates of butterfly abundance and lifespan, Population Ecology, 54 (3) 431-442. 2012.
Calabrese, Justin M., Brunner, Jesse L. and Ostfeld, Richard S. Partitioning the Aggregation of Parasites on Hosts into Intrinsic and Extrinsic Components via an Extended Poisson-Gamma Mixture Model, PLoS ONE, 6 (12) . 2011.
Calabrese, Justin M., Deffuant, Guillaume and Grimm, Volker. "Bridging the Gap Between Computational Models and Viability Based Resilience in Savanna Ecosystems". In: Deffuant, Guillaume and Gilbert, Nigel, Viability and Resilience of Complex Systems, pp. 107-130. 2011.
Grimm, Volker and Calabrese, Justin M. "What Is Resilience? A Short Introduction". In: Deffuant, Guillaume and Gilbert, Nigel, Viability and Resilience of Complex Systems, pp. 3-13. 2011.