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Baruch College Offers Expertise on Natural Sciences


Jason Munshi-South is an assistant professor of natural sciences at Baruch College and a faculty member of the CUNY Graduate Center’s PhD program in biology. His lab at Baruch enables students to study the behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary impacts of large-scale human disturbance on wild vertebrate populations.

Professor Munshi-South is available to comment on his research areas covering conservation biology, urban ecology, molecular ecology, and genomics, specifically:


  • Wildlife in New York City and other urban areas
  • Urban wildlife populations as model systems of rapid evolution
  • Population genetics and evolutionary biology more broadly


In addition to teaching at CUNY, Professor Munshi-South is a faculty member with the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP) and a visiting scientist at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics for the American Museum of Natural History.

His research has been featured on TEDEd’s YouTube Channel, on NPR, and in The New York Times.  His formal scientific papers have been published in Molecular Ecology, Journal of Heredity, Ageing Research Reviews, Diversity & Distributions, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, and Journal of Mammalogy.

Professor Munshi-South earned a PhD in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also earned an A.B. in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago.


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