Staff

Kate S. Petersen

Science Communication Intern
Staff
Kate S. Petersen
Science Communication Intern
Horn Point Laboratory
Integration & Application Network

Bio

Kate is a Science Communication Intern at the Integration and Application Network (IAN) based at the University of Maryland Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, MD. Her eclectic past research endeavors have included investigations of the ecological variables impacting cryptogam diversity in forest and prairie ecosystems, symbiosis ecology, and the phylogenetics of pelagic seaweed. Currently, she is most interested in research questions addressing global scale forest ecology and climate change mitigation. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree in science communication because she believes that scientists must actively participate in the public dissemination of data to help facilitate informed and democratic decision making. In her free time, she pursues art and wilderness.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest ecology
  • Lichen and bryophyte ecology
  • Molecular biology

Education

  • The Evergreen State College-B.A/B.S Dual degree with an emphasis in biology, ecology, and molecular biology