Global Change Biology: Impacts on plants & animals, Marta Jarzyna, EEB
Marta Jarzyna researches macroecology, biogeography, global change ecology, and biodiversity conservation. She received an M.S. degree from Warsaw University of Life Sciences, an M.S. from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. At Michigan State, her research focused on the implications of climate change to avian biodiversity and the influence of land-cover as a factor confounding the biodiversity-climate change relationship. Specifically, she investigated patterns of temporal turnover in the structure and composition of avian assemblages and their relationship to changes in climate across a gradient of landscape fragmentation. She also evaluated spatial scaling of temporal turnover in bird communities and investigated relevant environmental drivers of the community change at each of the investigated spatial scales.
As a postdoctoral associate at Yale, she works with Dr. Walter Jetz to explore the implications of climate change on the functional and phylogenetic diversity of vertebrate assemblages. Particular emphasis is given to cross-scale patterns of functional and phylogenetic diversity and determining spatial scales at which the impacts of climate change are most relevant.
The talk is followed by pizza and beer.