Matthew DeSaix

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2022-2023

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology

Research Summary: Climate change is having an undeniable impact on biodiversity, placing renewed urgency on the need to improve climate vulnerability forecasting methods. Identifying populations vulnerable or resilient to climate change is essential for informing effective species management and biodiversity conservation. My research uses genomic, ecological, and climate data to understand species response to climate change through the development of novel methods for forecasting climate vulnerability across a species’ range.

Advisor: Kristen Ruegg