KAITLIN KIMMEL

ECOLOGIST

I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University working with Meghan Avolio and Paul Ferraro


As an ecologist, I am interested in how human actions change many aspects of biological diversity and the consequences of these changes. I use both empirical data and theoretical models to explore these topics. 

I am also interested in how ecologists do our research. I am probing into how we think about causality, how we conduct replicable research, and other common assumptions ecologists tend to make.

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RESEARCH

Below are some of my core research areas. Please look at my research page for more detailed information.

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CORRE DATABASE

I currently manage the CoRRE (Community Responses to Resources Experiments) database. In 2020, I added over 30 new experiments. I am also working on making our data cleaning pipeline more reproducible.

HOW ECOLOGY IS DONE

I often find myself asking, "why do we assume that?", when thinking about how ecologists conduct their studies. I have recently began to probe at some of these assumptions to see how they impact the inferences ecologists are making.

BIODIVERSITY IN A CHANGING WORLD

I am interested in understanding the causes and consequences of changes in biodiversity. This has always been my main passion as an ecologist. I explore this topic using long-term experimental data and by developing theoretical models.

 

CONTACT ME

Johns Hopkins University

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

301 Olin Hall
3400 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

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