I'm a sixth-year graduate student in the Population Biology Graduate Group at UC Davis.
I build statistical models to try to learn why species live where they do and which species can coexist.
These models should be of interest to ecologists across a range of subdisciplines, from basic ecologists interested in understanding environmental filtering and species interactions, to applied ecologists interested in making predictions about the future ranges of species in novel environments.
An early version of this work won the Ecological Society of America’s 2012 E. C. Pielou award for best statistical presentation by a student.
My CV as a PDF
Predicting novel herbivore–plant interactions. IS Pearse, DJ Harris, R Karban and A Sih. Oikos 2013. [PDF](files/pearse et al oikos.pdf)
Occupancy is nine-tenths of the law: occupancy rates determine the homogenizing and differentiating effects of exotic species. DJ Harris, KG Smith, PJ Hanly. The American Naturalist 2011. [PDF](files/Harris et al 2011.pdf)
Evolution and behavioural responses to human‐induced rapid environmental change. A Sih, MCO Ferrari, DJ Harris. Evolutionary Applications 2011. [PDF](files/Sih et al 2011.pdf)
Incorporating evolutionary principles into environmental management and policy. R Lankau, PS Jørgensen, DJ Harris, A Sih. Evolutionary Applications 2011. [PDF](files/Lankau et al 2011.pdf)
Reproductive consequences of male body mass and aggressiveness depend on females’ behavioral types. JN Pruitt, SE Riechert, DJ Harris. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2011.