Daniel McGlinn

Assistant Professor, College of Charleston

Address: RITA 239, Department of Biology, Charleston, SC 29424
E-mail: mcglinndj@cofc.edu
Personal Website: https://www.mcglinnlab.org


Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
B.S., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Research Interests

  • The assembly of ecological communities in space and time. I develop and apply ecolgical theory to improve our understanding and conservation of biodiversity. I work primarily on plants and birds, but I also apply a cross-taxon perspective when searching for generality of community patterns. My field work primarily focuses on the role of fire and other disturbances in shaping community structure.

Courses Taught

  • BIO 211: Histology
  • BIO 453/EVSS 695: Applied Quantitative Methods


  • McGlinn, D.J. and M.W. Palmer. in press. Spatial Scale and Biodiversity. In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Chase, J.M., B. McGill, D.J. McGlinn, F. May, S.A. Blowes, X. Xiao, T. Knight. O. Purschke, and N. Gotelli. 2018. Embracing scale-dependence to achieve a deeper understanding of biodiversity and its change across communities. Ecology Letters. 21:1737-1751. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13151
  • McGlinn, D.J., X. Xiao, F. May, N. Gotelli, S. Blowes, T. Knight, O. Purschke, J. Chase, and B. McGill. in press. MoB (Measurement of Biodiversity): a method to separate the scale-dependent effects of species abundance distribution, density, and aggregation on diversity change. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13102
  • Zanne, A. E., W.D. Pearse,  W.K. Cornwell, D.J. McGlinn, I.J., Wright. and J.C., Uyeda. 2018. Functional biogeography of angiosperms: life at the extremes. New Phytologist. 218:1697-1709. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15114
  • May, F., K. Gerstner, D.J. McGlinn, X. Xiao, J.M. Chase. 2018. mobsim: An R package for the simulation and measurement of biodiversity across spatial scales. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9:1401-1408. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12986
  • Archibald, S., C. Lehmann, 10 other authors, D.J. McGlinn, and 11 more authors. 2018. Biological and geophysical feedbacks with fire in the Earth System. Environmental Research Letters. 13:033003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa9ead
  • Morris, H., M.A.F Gillingham, L. Plavcová, S.M. Gleason, M.E Olson, D.A. Coomes, E. Fichtler, M.M. Klepsch, H.I. Martínez‐Cabrera, D.J. McGlinn, E.A. Wheeler, J. Zheng, K. Ziemińska, and S. Jansen. 2018. Vessel diameter is related to amount and spatial arrangement of axial parenchyma in woody angiosperms. Plant, cell & environment. 41:245-260. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13091
  • Rougier, N.P., 24 other authors, D.J. McGlinn, and 19 more authors. 2017. Sustainable computational science: the ReScience initiative. PeerJ. 3:e142. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.142
  • Mirza, B.S., D.L. Sorensen, D.J. McGlinn, R.R. Dupont, J.E. McLean. 2017. Dehalococcoides and general bacterial ecology of differentially trichloroethene dechlorinating flow-through columns. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 101:4799-4813. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-017-8180-1
  • Palmer, M. W. and D.J. McGlinn. 2017. Scale detection using semivariograms and autocorrelograms. in S. E. Gergel and M. G. Turner, editors. Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques. 2nd edition.