Katie uses geospatial analytics to examine how disturbances affect landscape ecosystem services, including clean water, carbon sequestration and wildlife habitat. She applies ecohydrology modeling frameworks to understand how climate and land use change might affect water availability in the Southeast U.S. and whether forests can be managed for drought mitigation. Other interests include forest and fire management for biodiversity, carbon storage and other ecosystem services.
- Watershed impacts of climate and land use changes depend on magnitude and land use context (2017)
- Applications of forest hydrological science to watershed management in the 21st century (2016)
- Achievable future conditions as a framework for guiding forest conservation and management (2016)