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PhD. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University – 2017
M.A. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University – 2014
M.Sc., Zoology, James Cook University – 2011
B.S., Biology, cum laude, Brandeis University – 2009
MAJORS – Biology, Environmental Studies, MINOR – Chemistry


Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellow                                                                                       2017 - present
Yale University Institute for Biospheric Studies and Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; New Haven, CT

Ph.D. Candidate                                                                                                                                                2012 - 2017
Princeton University, Department of Ecolgy and Evolutionary Biology; Princeton, NJ

Research Assistant III, Restoration Ecology                                                                                                  2011 - 2012
Archbold Biological Station; Venus, FL

Fulbright Scholar                                                                                                                                               2010 - 2011
U.S. Dept. of State & James Cook University, School of Marine and Tropical Biology; Townsville, Australia

Southeast Michigan Ecological Restoration Assistant                                                                                             2009
The Nature Conservancy, Tecumseh; MI


Harper Prize, Runner-up – British Ecological Society, 2016
Mary and Randall Hack Graduate Award for Water Research – Princeton Environmental Institute, 2015
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2015-2016
Society of Wetland Scientists Student Research Grant, 2014
Society of Wetland Scientists South Atlantic Chapter Student Research Grant, 2014
Idea Wild Research Equipment Grant, 2014
First Year Fellowship in Science and Engineering – Princeton University Graduate School and Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2012-2013


  1. Daskin, J.H. et al. In prep. Resource-driven habitat selection by browsing antelopes in a low-risk landscape.

  2. Daskin, J.H. and Pringle, R.M. In press. Warfare and wildlife declines in African protected areas.

  3. Tucker, R.C., Rothermel, B.B., and Daskin, J.H. 2017. Preparing Florida pasture for grassland restoration: Seedling establishment after

    herbiciding and tilling. Nat Areas J. 37(1): 39–48.

  4. Daskin, J.H. and Pringle, R.M. 2016. Modulation of the indirect effects of large herbivores by primary productivity: a global meta–

    analysis. J Anim Ecol 85(4): 857–868.

  5. Daskin, J.H., Stalmans, M., and Pringle, R.M. 2016. Ecological legacies of civil war: 35–year increase in savanna tree cover following

    wholesale  large–mammal declines. J Ecol 1(4): 79–89.

  6. Woodhams, D.C., Alford, R.A., Antwis, R.E., Archer, H., Becker, M.H., Belden, L.K., Bell, S.C., Bletz, M.,  Daskin, J.H. et al. 2015. Antifungal

    isolates database of amphibian skin–associated bacteria and function against emerging fungal pathogens: Ecological Archives E096–

    059. Ecology 96:595–595.

  7. Daskin, J.H., S. C. Bell, L. Schwarzkopf, and R. A. Alford. 2014. Cool temperatures reduce antifungal activity of symbiotic bacteria of

    threatened amphibians – Implications for disease management and patterns of Decline. PLoS ONE 9:e100378.

  8. Lu., M., Davidescu, M., Sukri, R.S., and Daskin, J.H. 2013. Termites facilitate root foraging by trees in a Bornean tropical forest. J Trop

    Ecol 29(6): 551–558.

  9. Daskin, J.H. and Alford, R.A. 2012. Context–dependent symbioses and their potential roles in wildlife disease. Proc Roy Soc B


  10. Daskin, J.H., Alford, R.A., & Puschendorf, R. 2011. Short–term exposure to warm microhabitats could explain amphibian persistence

    with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. PLoS One. 6(10): e26215.

  11. Biancani, P.J., Carmichael, R.H., Daskin, J.H., Burkhardt III, W., & Calci, K.R. 2011. Seasonal and spatial effects of wastewater effluent on

    growth, survival, and accumulation of microbial contaminants by oysters in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Estuaries and coasts 35(1): 121–131.

  12. Kovacs, C.J., Daskin, J.H., Patterson, H., & Carmichael, R. 2010. Crassostrea virginica shells record local variation in wastewater inputs to

    a coastal estuary. Aquat Biol 9:77–84.

  13. Daskin, J. H., Calci, K., Burkhardt, W. III & Carmichael, R. 2008. Use of N stable isotope and alternative microbial analysis to define

    wastewater influence in Mobile Bay, AL. Mar Pollut Bull 56:860–868.


1. Daskin, J.H. Habitat selection by three congeneric savanna antelope relative to fire– and termitaria–generated vegetation heterogeneity.

2016. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia, Perth, Australia.

2. Daskin, J.H. Primary productivity regulates herbivore–initiated indirect effect strengths. 2016. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of

America, Ft. Lauderdale, USA.

3. Daskin, J.H., Stalmans, M., and Pringle, R.M. 2015. Response of savanna tree cover to the near–extirpation of large mammalian herbivores

in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, 1977–2012. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, USA.

4. Sampson, D., Daskin, J., Krahforst, C. 2010. How much of the Massachusetts Bays region is covered by impervious surface? Pp. 75–78. In:

State of the Bays. Massachusetts Bays Program.


Assistant Instructor, Princeton University

  • EEB 380 Ecology and Conservation of African Landscapes

  • EEB 321 Ecology: Species Interactions, Biodiversity and Society                                        

  • ENV 201 Fundamentals of Environmental Studies                         

Undergaduate Statistical Tutor, Princeton University

Teaching Assistant, Brandeis University

  • BIOL 17 Conservation Biology


  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Basic Appl Ecol, Conserv Biol, Environ Microbiol, Integrative Zool, Northeast Nat, and Oikos.

  • Invited lecturer at Brandeis University, Australian and New York high schools.

  • Occasional science blog–writer with entries for Gorongosa National Park, the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, National Geographic,

    and J Anim Ecol, and J Ecol.

  • International field work experience in Australia, Bahamas, Brunei, Mozambique, and Panama.

  • Professional member at:  Ecological Society of America, Australian–American Fulbright Alumni Association, & Fulbright Association

  • Science fair judge