Adam Chmurzynski

Institute of the Environment Fellow
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Adam Chmurzynski is a first-year Ph.D. student in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology. Adam brings a background in computer science to environmental science and education by creating new ways of visualizing and interacting with biodiversity data. His research sits at the intersection of ecology and technology with two major focuses: first, using large-scale data sets and predictive modeling to quantify the distributional range limits of species in the past, present, and future under a changing climate; and second, using terrestrial laser scanning to quantify the structure and dynamics of individual trees to better understand, for example, the role of forests in the global carbon cycle. With a strong belief in scientific understanding as a tool for decision-making, Adam seeks to create software tools using visualization and interactivity to distill complex ideas and phenomena into actionable knowledge. His work as a Carson Scholar will include creating a website for visualizing the present and future locations of hundreds of thousands of species on Earth.

Accepted Scholar:



Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences