Katharine Suding

Katharine Suding

Associate Professor

  • Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley

Education

  • PhD: University of Michigan, 1999
  • BS: Williams College, 1994

Contact Information

(Lab) 510 642-1334

Research Interests

Plant community ecology; restoration, invasion biology, environmental change, and conservation.

Bio

I am a plant community ecologist working at the interface of ecosystem, landscape and population biology. My goal is to apply cutting-edge “usable” science to the challenges of restoration, species invasion, and environmental change. My research group and I work with a range of conservation groups, government agencies and land managers to provide evidence-based solutions that take into account biodiversity, human well-being, and management opportunities. We employ a combination of long-term monitoring, modeling and experimental approaches in settings that range from alpine tundra to oak woodlands to grasslands. Common themes include plant-soil feedbacks, functional traits, species effects on ecosystem processes, and non-linear and threshold dynamics.

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