Kait is an aquatic ecologist who is broadly interested in linking measurements of ecosystem structure and function, and predicting how future changes in climate and land use could change how ecosystems operate. She work in streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, both in the field and in modeling space. She is particularly interested in the roles that animals, from macroinvertebrates to fishes (and humans!), play in mediating ecosystem processes in different aquatic environments.
Kait joined the Carey Lab in May 2017 and is working on a number of projects related to ecosystem processes in lakes and reservoirs, as part of our NSF-supported work on lake modeling and macrosystems ecology approaches to education. To learn more about Kait’s work, see her website.