Jarzyna to lead new study of challenges of measuring biodiversity

Marta Jarzyna

TDAI affiliate Marta Jarzyna, Assistant Professor of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is using supercomputing to tackle challenges in measuring biodiversity. This summer Jarzyna is leading a new research project to address the difficulty of scaling when measuring biodiversity change. To avoid getting varied results depending on the scale at which the biodiversity change is measured, Jarzyna and her team use supercomputing to combine the massive datasets they collect of North American bird diversity, as well as pinpoint climate change’s role in driving the trends that they see. 

Jarzyna said she hopes that the project is able to inform decision-makers on conservation strategies and set a precedent for measuring diversity in other species.

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