Donny is a graduate student broadly interested in how species respond to environmental change at different scales. His dissertation focuses on how various species of pine tree will fare under future climatic changes. To approach this subject, he leverages ecological niche models, novel field methods, and the data contained in tree-ring records. Prior to coming to Brown, Donny got his B.S. at Stanford University, after which he spent several years doing fieldwork in the northern Rocky Mountains.