I received my PhD in mathematical ecology from Cornell University in 1996 and my MMath in statistics from the University of Waterloo in 1990. I graduated magna cum laude with distinction in biology and environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Prior to joining Laurier, I was a professor in the Department of Biology as well as the associate dean of the College of Sciences at San Diego State University (SDSU).
In my 20 years at SDSU, I served on the University Senate for six years, including two years as chair of the Committee on Academic Resources and Planning and one year as Senate chair. I also served as a member of the Senate Executive Committee, the Tenure-Track Planning Committee and the President’s Budget Advisory Committee.
I am a mathematical ecologist who works on questions in conservation and applied biostatistics. My training at the intersection of statistics and ecology allows me to research basic questions in mathematical ecology (e.g. population dynamics, scaling, global climate change and biodiversity) as well the monitoring and management of species, communities and ecosystems.
Much of this work is motivated by the U.S. federal government's Endangered Species Act and Habitat Conservation Plans and the State of California's Natural Communities Conservation Program. In my 20 years at SDSU, I received more than $3 million of external research support and published 66 articles and technical reports. Over that span, I have supervised 29 graduate students, 25 at the master's level and four PhD students.
I also served as committee member or examiner for 33 PhD and 41 master's students.
Tredick, CA, RL Lewison, DH Deutschman, TA Hunt, KL Gordon and P Von Hendy. 2017. A Rubric to Evaluate Citizen-Science Programs for Long-Term Ecological Monitoring. BioScience 67(9)834-844. doi: 10.1093/biosci/bix090
Marschalek, DA, DK Faulkner, and DH Deutschman. 2017. Livestock grazing shapes vegetation structure and subsequent habitat use by the endangered skipper Pyrgus ruralis lagunae (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Environmental Entomology 1-9. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvx058
Alonso Roldán, V, R Baldi, H Del Valle, and D Deutschman. 2017. Living on the edge: Heterogeneity in vegetation type cover as key factor of the habitat occupied by Dolichotis patagonum at landscape scale. J Arid Environments 140:42-49. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.01.0
McCullough Hennessy S, DH Deutschman, DM Shier, LA Nordstrom, C Lenihan, JP Montagne, CL Wisinski, and RR Swaisgood. 2016. Experimental habitat restoration for conserved species using ecosystem engineers and vegetation management. Animal Conservation 19:506–514. doi:10.1111/acv.12266
Schuette P, J Diffendorfer, D Deutschman, S Tremor, and W. Spence. 2014. Carnivore Distributions across Chaparral Habitats Exposed to Wildfire and Rural Housing in Southern California. Journal of Wildland Fire. 23(4) 591-600. doi:10.1071/WF13062
Franklin, JF H Regan LA Hierl, DH Deutschman, BS Johnson, CS Winchell. 2011. Planning, Implementation and Monitoring Of Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plans. American Journal of Botany 98:559-571. doi:10.3732/ajb.1000292