Dr. Catharine Copass



Dr. Catharine Copass is an ecologist with research interests that span multiple scales and disciplines.  Her broad range of project experience includes climate change resiliency, modeling regional carbon dynamics, landcover change detection and mapping, forest management and policy, plant community classification and mapping, rare plant monitoring, and wilderness restoration.


Catharine has worked as an ecologist for the National Park Service, coordinating a variety of vegetation inventory and monitoring projects across the PNW as well as leading the NPS regional landscape change monitoring program.  She brings skills in research design, ecological statistics, vegetation classification, landcover mapping, GIS and remote sensing to the team.


B.S., Earth Systems, Stanford University 1994

M.Sci., Earth Systems, Stanford University 1995

Ph.D. Biology University of Alaska Fairbanks 2005

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