Research Associate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Lead Scientist, Natural Capital Project
Academic Research Staff
Humanities and Sciences
Natural Capital Project
Ecosystem Services and Conservation
Katie Arkema is a lead scientist with the Natural Capital Project. She works on Marine InVEST, a set of models for quantifying the services provided by coastal and marine ecosystems. Arkema's research interests include community ecology, biophysical-coupling in nearshore habitats, marine ecosystem-based management, and land-sea interactions. Arkema received her Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her B.A. in ecology with a minor in Latin American studies from Princeton University.
Selected Publications by this Author
Green Infrastructure Benefits: Location is Key (PDF/821.23 KB) »
News & Press Releases
As the financial toll of hurricane Harvey reaches new levels, scientists like Katie Arkema discuss how the solution to curbing property damage in the future may lay with the increase of wetlands.
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Feature on Natural Capital Project work to identify where and how local ecosystems could potentially be restored, expanded, or introduced to help protect communities.
By David Brian Butvill,
Quotes Woods postdoctoral student Katie Arkema about the role of coastal habitats in protecting people and property
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