Principal Investigator

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Marta Jarzyna

Assistant Professor. Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. The Ohio State University. CV.

  • Postdoc. Yale University.

  • Ph.D. Michigan State University.

  • M.S. Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

 

Postdocs

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Collin VanBuren

Postdoctoral Associate. Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. The Ohio State University.

The goal of Collin’s research is to inform conservation decision-making by showing how ecosystems today differ from those of the past through the lens of functional traits. For his postdoctoral work, he uses functional and phylogenetic diversity metrics to quantify changes in small mammal communities from the Pleistocene to the recent. The results of this research will show how ecosystem functioning provided by today’s small mammal communities differs to that provided by historic communities and how this past functioning might be restored. In his previous work, Collin quantified functional diversity in Australian amphibians as an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Dr John Alroy at Macquarie University and examined sources of amphibian skin thickness variation as a PhD student and Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge.

 

Would you like to join the Jarzyna Research Group? We are always looking for talented doctoral students and postdocs. Feel free to email Dr. Jarzyna at jarzyna.1@osu.edu to ask about potential opportunities in the lab.