Dr Catherine Waite

Research Fellow at Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge


Dr Catherine Waite is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Zoology and a Cambridge Zero David MacKay Research Associate at Darwin College. She is a quantitative ecologist with an interest in integrating remote sensing and field-based data collection techniques to examine ecosystem functioning. Her current research focuses on land-use scenario modelling to identify management regimes and interventions to meet human and biodiversity needs. She also has an interest in tropical forest functioning, in particular the role that lianas play in tropical forest recovery pathways and carbon storage. She is working on developing dynamic global vegetation models to include liana data in order to investigate global carbon storage and forest recovery from climate and anthropogenic disturbance.