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Grace Di Cecco

Ecological Modeler/Biodiversity Data Scientist


Grace Di Cecco is an ecologist who studies the interactions of climate and land use change impacts on biodiversity. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Biology and Philosophy from Northeastern University and earned her PhD in 2022 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her PhD, she researched how species traits predict responses to anthropogenic change in North American breeding bird communities and how citizen science observations can be used to study biodiversity change. For the past year and a half, she has worked as a postdoctoral researcher on applied research projects focused on helping decision-makers in California incorporate downscaled climate projections data into their planning processes.