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

Staff Member

Rachel A Katz

fish sampling

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


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. . Her research interests include population demography and estimation, decision analysis to inform conservation strategies, and stream ecology.. 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 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 November 2014
Presentations Presentation Date
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. May 2015
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. April 2015