Photo of Nic Tarasewicz
PhD Student
• Climate change refugia • Biogeochemical cycling in mountain forests • Ecosystem services • Remote sensing

Pronouns: he/him

I’m working with Keith Musselman on the Front Range Ecosystem Resilience Project. (More about the project.)

My research interests center around understanding climate and anthropogenic impacts on mountain ecosystem services through combining empirical measurements and modeling. I am part of INSTAAR’s Ecosystem Resilience Project, led by Keith Musselman, aiming to define and project climate-change refugia in the Colorado Front Range. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Growing Convergence Research program.

I’m from the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. I completed my undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Denver, and my Master’s in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University, Sweden, in 2022. While there, I developed a novel composite indicator representing the impact of modeled forest management practices on ecosystem services. My hobbies include spending time outdoors, performance art, and playing board games with friends.