Aryn Musgrave | Desert Botanical Garden

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Aryn Musgrave

GIS Manager

Arizona State University

Email: amusgrave@dbg.org

Phone: 480.423.7010

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Science
  • Community Engagement in Biodiversity Conservation
  • Biogeography
  • Ethnobotany

Personal Statement

As part of the Research, Conservation, and Collections team, I manage the enterprise geographic information system and oversee mapping of the plants in Desert Botanical Garden’s living collection. In addition to mapping our living collection, I also support the department by collaborating on research projects and providing maps and spatial analysis for publications. I work closely with volunteers and staff, training them to use GPS surveying equipment and LiDAR technology to collect accurate data for our database. Conservation is my passion and I love working for an organization that prioritizes finding solutions to protect and preserve the environment.

Selected Publications

Smith, A. T., Johnston, C. H., Alves, P. C., & Hackländer, K. (Eds.). (2018). Lagomorphs: pikas, rabbits, and hares of the world. JHU Press.

Smith, A. T., Wilson, M. C., & Hogan, B. W. (2019). Functional‐trait ecology of the plateau pika Ochotona curzoniae in the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau ecosystem. Integrative Zoology14(1), 87-103.


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