Key skills: GIS analysis and programming, database design, web mapping, data portals, data integration
Katherine approaches complex systems problems using GIS and databases to promote problem understanding and inform resource management decisions. Her work has spanned projects involving GIS analysis to describe and predict the occurrence of salmon and trout species in the Pacific Northwest; the development of the TELSA Spatial Tools, a suite of custom ArcGIS tools used with the TELSA model (a landscape-level model for simulating ecosystem dynamics); GIS analysis to explore the impacts of environmental stressors on freshwater ecosystems; and development on the Trinity River Restoration Program’s Online Data Portal. Katherine holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of British Columbia, an Advanced Diploma of Technology (Hons) in Geographic Information Systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a Masters in GIS and Sustainability Management from the University of Washington.