2012-2014 MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellow
As an Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University, Katie is a marine ecologist reconstructing long-term change in coastal ecosystems to motivate and inform their conservation. Her current research is focused on improving the health of coral reefs by pinpointing the social and ecological mechanisms of recent declines and identifying market-based strategies that can improve the sustainability of coral reef fisheries. Katie's work is interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of marine ecology, marine policy, paleobiology, and environmental economics. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow with MarineGEO from 2012-2014 studying the anthropogenic drivers of Caribbean reef declines.