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John Paul Schmidt

Assistant Research Scientist
University of Georgia
Room 155C, Ecology
Athens, GA 30602-2202

Office: 706-542-2968
Fax: 706-542-4819
email: jpschmidt270@gmail.com


Ph.D. - Ecology, University of Georgia

M.S. -  Plant Biology, University of Georgia

B.A. -  Philosophy, Emory University

Research Interests

Plant population biology

Invasion ecology of plants

Disease ecology

Environmental policy

Ecological Economics

Landscape Ecology

Professional Affiliations

Ecological Society of America

Selected Publications


Park AW, MJ Farrell, JP Schmidt, S Huang, TA Dallas, P Pappalardo, JM Drake, PR Stephens, R Poulin, CL Nunn, TJ Davies. 2018. Characterizing the phylogenetic specialism- generalism spectrum of mammal parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172613.

Schmidt JP, PR Stephens, JM Drake. 2017. Residence time, native range size, and genome size predict naturalization among angiosperms introduced to Australia. Ecology and Evolution 7:10289-10300.

Schmidt JP, D Markewitz, F deA Oliviera, A Sila, AH Joslin. 2017. vNIR spectroscopy to assess soil changes in Ultisols of Pará State, Brazil. Geoderma Regional 11: 71-77.

Stephens, PR, P Pappalardo, S Huang, JE Byers, MJ Farrell, A Gehman, RR Ghai, JP Schmidt, S Altizer, V Ezenwa, CL Nunn. 2017. Global Mammal Parasite Database version 2.0. Ecology 98: 476-1476.

Schmidt JP, Park AW, Kramer AM, Han BA, Alexander LA, Drake JM. 2017. Spatiotemporal fluctuations and triggers of Ebola virus spillover. Emerging Infectious Diseases 23: 415-422.

Stephens PR, Altizer S, Smith KF, Aguirre A, Brown JH, Budischak SA, Byers JE, Dallas TA, Davies J, Drake JM, Ezenwa VO, Farrell MJ, Gittleman JG, Han BA, Huang S, Hutchinson RA, Johnson P, Nunn CL, Onstad D, Park A, Vazquez-Prokopec GM, Schmidt JP, Poulin R. 2016. The macroecology of infectious diseases: a new perspective on global‐scale drivers of pathogen distributions and impacts. 2016. Ecology Letters 19: 1159–1171.

Han BA, Schmidt JP, Alexander LW, Bowden SE, Hayman DT, Drake JM. 2016. Undiscovered  bat hosts of filoviruses. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(7): e0004815.

Han BA, Schmidt JP, Bowden SE, Drake JM. 2015. Rodent reservoirs of future zoonotic diseases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 7039-7044.

Schmidt JP, Moore R, Alber M. 2014. Integrating ecosystem services and local government finances into land use planning - a case study from coastal Georgia. Landscape and Urban Planning 122: 56-67.

Schmidt, JP, Stephens, PR, Drake, JM. 2012. Two sides of the same coin? Rare and pest plants native to North America. Ecological Applications 22: 1512-1525.

Schmidt JP, Drake JM. 2012. Cost-sensitive risk assessment for invasive plants in the United States. Ecosphere 3:art46.

Schmidt JP, Drake JM. 2011. Time since Introduction, Seed Mass, and Genome Size Predict Successful Invaders among the Cultivated Vascular Plants of Hawaii. PLoS One 6(3): e17391.

Schmidt JP, Drake JM. 2011. Why are some plant genera more invasive than others? PLoS One 6(4): e18654.

Schmidt JP. 2008. Sex ratio and spatial pattern of males and females in the dioecious sandhill shrub, Ceratiola ericoides. Plant Ecology 195: 281-288.

Trapnell DW, Schmidt JP, Hamrick JL. 2008. Spatial genetic structure of the southeastern North American endemic, Ceratiola ericoides. Journal of Heredity 99:604-609.

Trapnell DW, Schmidt JP, Quintana-Ascencio PF, Hamrick Jl. 2007. Genetic insights into the biogeography of the southeastern endemic, Ceratiola ericoides (Empetraceae). Journal of Heredity 98: 587-593.

Payne K, Samples K, Epstein J, Ostrander A, Lee JW, Schmidt JP, Mathes S, Elliott M, Nackone J, Sand S, Hay F, Merrill M, Globali M, Higgens M, Howell MJ, Kramer L. 2003. Multisource data integration for Georgia land-cover mapping. Southeastern Geographer 43:1-27.


Schmidt, JP. 2011. Documentation of Rare or Outstanding Natural Communities in the Georgia Piedmont and upper Coastal Plain for Georgia DNR's Biodiversity Databases. Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Nongame Conservation Section.

Schmidt JP. 2009. Vegetation Monitoring Protocols for Southeast Coast Network Parks. Final report submitted to the Southeast Coast Network, National Park Service.

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John Paul Schmidt