Kate is a marine ecologist with a background in marine biology, ocean and atmosphere science. During her PhD, completed in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town in 2015, Kate focused on changes in spatial abundance of fish species and modelling drivers of spatial fluctuations in small pelagic fish in the southern Benguela region. She is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Global Change Biology Group in the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University (SUN), working with Prof Guy Midgley at SUN and Dr Lynne Shannon here at Ma-Re on an index of biodiversity change in the southern Benguela. Her research interests include ecosystem modelling, function and monitoring, and drivers of change.
Marine Research (Ma-Re) Institute
Department of Biological Sciences
John Day Building
University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 650 5454
Her recently completed PhD is titled: