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Dr. Katherine Hayes

Landscape Ecologist | PhD, University of Colorado Denver, 2022

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Dr. Hayes works at the intersection of landscape, disturbance and paleoecology, using field, lab and modeling tools to study how ecosystems change over time and space. She received an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Dr. Winslow Hansen, exploring how emerging pests and pathogens in high-latitude environments may interact with disturbances like fire and drought to alter forest carbon and forest communities under warming climate.

Prior to her time at Cary, she studied how increasing fires in Alaska alter forest community, forest carbon and future fire behavior at the University of Colorado Denver where she received her PhD.