Daniel J.B. Smith


I'm a postdoc in the Masel lab. I did my PhD in evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago. My dissertation research focused on competitive tree communities -- I developed mathematical models and computer simulations aimed at elucidating how density-dependent interactions and specialized predation impact species coexistence. At the Masel lab, I am developing mathematical models of density-dependent selection.

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Email: smithdj4@arizona.edu

Publications :

  • Smith, Daniel J.B. "On the interaction between Janzen-Connell effects and habitat partitioning in spatially structured environments." bioRxiv (2022).

  • Smith, Daniel J.B. "The functional form of specialised predation affects whether Janzen–Connell effects can prevent competitive exclusion." Ecology Letters (2022).

  • Smith, Daniel J.B., and Priyanga Amarasekare. "Toward a mechanistic understanding of thermal niche partitioning." The American Naturalist 191.3 (2018): E57-E75