Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Donny Perret

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Donny is a graduate student broadly interested in how species respond to environmental change at different scales. His dissertation focuses on the climate fates of trees and forests. To approach this subject, he combines insight from species invasions, ecological niche models, novel field methods, and tree-ring growth 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.