Kathleen Weathers

Dr. Kathleen C. Weathers received her masterís degree from Yale University and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She is currently a Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, USA. She carries out biogeochemical research in ecosystems around the world and has published widely on the importance of fog in coastal and montane ecosystems, the influence of tree species on biogeochemical cycles, and vice versa; modeling the effects of landscape features on rates atmospheric deposition and subsequent watershed biogeochemical responses; documenting the effects of nitrogen pollution on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; and understanding the influence of (surprising) cyanobacterial blooms on freshwater geochemical cycles. Much of her research is focused on understanding how biology influences geochemical cycles at the spatial scale of landscapes and in the face of global environmental change.

Dr. Weathers is an elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Ecological Society of America (ESA). She is current co-chair of the grassroots Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON; www.gleon.org); chair of the External Advisory Board of SESYNC, NSFís new Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. She is past Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Catchment Science; and the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) Executive Committee. Weathers was a rotating Program Director at the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Ecosystem Science, is a past member of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)ís Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and has served on a National Academy of Sciences/Transportation Research Board (NAS/TRB) Committee to evaluate the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ/TEA-21) program. She has led workshops and conferences on defining research agendas for fog and ecosystem science, understanding environmental tipping points and rapid environmental changes; strategies for successfully bridging science, policy and management; and linking science, education and outreach.


Contact Information: weathersk@caryinstitute.org; 845-677-5343