Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Donny Perret

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Donny Perret's research generally seeks to understand how plant species respond to global change, at a variety of scales. His dissertation starts by using the global distributions of native and introduced pines to ask whether species are restricted to the climates of their native regions. Later, Perret zooms in to the level of an individual tree to ask how it has responded to climate change over the past half-century. He's currently interested in expanding his research to consider the interacting effects of climate change, fire disturbance, and invasive pathogens on forest ecosystems.