Katherine Doyle is a wildlife biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with over 25 years of field experience, both in the US and abroad. For her graduate research, Kate investigated wildlife-habitat relationships focusing primarily on small mammal communities and protected species in Massachusetts. Since then, she has expanded her research interests to include the extreme ecosystems of the high Andes of South America. As lead mammalogist for eight international expeditions to Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina, Kate conducted rapid biodiversity assessments and is currently beginning work on the impacts of climate change and glacial retreat on mammal communities. She has also worked with carnivore populations in Botswana, black bear in Massachusetts, and bats in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
Kate received her BS and MS degrees in Wildlife Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she currently teaches and manages the Natural History Collections in the College of Natural Sciences. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the back woods of New England with her partner, Dave, and their chocolate lab, Clover.