Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Biology
Biography:Kathryn Anderson comes to Bard after serving as a research associate at Washington State University’s School of Biological Sciences (2018) and Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Life Sciences (2019–20). She has additional research experience at the University of Adelaide, in the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories; University of Houston, Sapelo Island Marine Estuarine Research Reserve; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge; and Oregon State University’s Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Her primary research interest lies in understanding how climate change and environmental variability impact individual performance, community composition, and function of intertidal and nearshore subtidal marine ecosystems. Professor Anderson earned her PhD at the University of British Columbia, where her thesis addressed “Algal-herbivore interactions in a high carbon world: direct and indirect effects through individuals, populations, and communities.” Her work has appeared in numerous peer reviewed publications, including Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Scientific Reports, Nature Climate Change, Ecology, Oikos, and the Encyclopedia of Natural Resources: Air. Honors and awards include travel and research awards from the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, University of British Columbia, Bamfield Marine Science Centre in British Columbia, and Bowdoin College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology.
BA, Bowdoin College; PhD, University of British Columbia. At Bard since 2021.
Location: Reem-Kayden Center
Office: Room 217