Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Massachusetts
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Massachusetts Staff Member


Rachel A Katz

fish sampling

Email: rakatz@umass.edu
Personal website

Education

  • Ph D University of Georgia 2014
  • MS University of Georgia 2009
  • BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2005

Biography

Rachel is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (started in 2014). She received her PhD (2014) and MS (2009) from the Odum School of Ecology at University of Georgia, where she focused on estimating flow-ecology relationships for stream fishes and aquatic biota.

Teaching Interest

Rachel is interested in teaching in the following themes: Quantitative Methods and Models in Ecology, Wildlife Population Estimation, Natural Resource Management and Conservation (i.e., Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Resource Management)

Research Interest

Her research interests include population demography and estimation, decision analysis to inform conservation strategies, and stream ecology.

Research Publications Publication Date
Katz, R., E. Grant, M. Runge, B. Connery, M. Crockett, E. Herland, S. Johnson, D. Kirk, J. Wofford, R. Bennett, K. Nislow, M. Norris, D. Hocking, B. Letcher, A. Roy. 2014. Making decisions in complex landscapes: Headwater stream management across multiple federal agencies. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center, Structured Decision Making Workshop Report. | Download | Publisher Website 2014-11-30
Presentations Presentation Date
Roy, A.H., K.A. Capps, R. El-Sabaawi, K.L. Jones, T.B. Parr, A. Ramirez, R.F. Smith, C.J. Walsh, and S.J. Wenger. 2014. Global differences in urbanization and stream ecology: a synthesis. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, 18-22 May 2014, Portland, OR. 2014-05-19
Roy, A.H. 2016. Urbanization: Using resistance to this homogenizing force to inform management. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, 21-25 May 2016, Sacramento, CA. 2016-05-22
Katz, R.A., E.H. Campbell Grant, M.C. Runge, D. Hocking, B.H. Letcher, and A.H. Roy. 2015. Not all scientific uncertainties are created equal for landscape scale headwater stream management. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, 17-21 May 2015, Milwaukee, WI. 2015-05-18
Katz, R.A., E.H. Campbell Grant, A.H. Roy, B.H. Letcher, and M.C Runge. 2015. Evaluating collaborative landscape conservation for headwater stream ecosystems in two northeastern US watersheds. 71st Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, 19-21 April 2015. 2015-04-19
Grant, E.H.C., M. Runge, R. Katz, B.H. Letcher, and A.H. Roy. 2014. A structured decision framework to identify shared opportunities for decision making among multiple resource management agencies. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, 10-14 August 2014, Sacramento, CA 2014-08-11
Bentsen, C.N., A.H. Roy, and D.S. Armstrong. 2016. Accounting for biotic variability in urbanizing streams: the role of reach- and watershed-scale factors. Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting, 8-10 April 2016, Kutztown, PA. 2016-04-08
Bentsen, C.N., A.H. Roy, and D.S. Armstrong. 2016. Accounting for biotic variability in urbanizing streams: the role of local and landscape factors. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, 21-25 May 2016, Sacramento, CA. 2016-05-22
Bentsen, C.N., A.H. Roy, and D.S. Armstrong. 2015. Accounting for biotic variability in urban streams: the role of local and landscape. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, 17-21 May 2015, Milwaukee, WI. 2015-05-18
Bentsen, C.N., A.H. Roy, and D.S. Armstrong. 2015. Accounting for biotic variability in urban streams: the role of local and landscape factors. New England Association of Environmental Biologists, 18-20 March 2015, Bartlett, NH. 2015-03-18
Bentsen, C.N., A.H. Roy, and D.A. Armstrong. 2016. Investigating the role of channel geomorphology on biotic responses to urbanization. New England Association of Environmental Biologists, 23-25 March 2016, Rockland, ME. 2016-03-23