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Jarrett Byrnes

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: 617.287.3145


Department: Biology

Areas of Expertise

Marine Ecology; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function; Climate Change Ecology


PhD, UC Davis, 2008 (Population Biology)
BS, Brown University, 2001 (Biology)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Research Interests

My research focuses on the causes and consequences of complexity in nature. I am interested in how humans alter the diversity and interconnectedness of life on earth. Understanding how these changes alter the services that nature provides is a critical need as we watch ecosystem after ecosystem collapse. I study these questions in the ocean because, let's face it, the sheer number and diversity of species in the oceans is astounding.