My name is Katherine Glover, and I’m a geoscientist interested in climate and landscape change. My love of landscapes stems from hiking and backpacking since childhood. Currently, I am a Research Associate at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. My research and teaching span geography, earth science, ecology, and gender studies.
In my work, I use our understanding of past process that shaped terrestrial environments to inform scenarios of future change. I have largely used the physical and biological deposits in lake cores to develop long-term histories of environmental change. I’ve recovered and analyzed cores throughout North America, including the mountains of Southern California, the Upper Midwest, Ontario, and Alberta. Details and publications on these projects are available on my Research page.
I’m also interested in human impact on landscapes at shorter, more modern timescales. In particular, what changes to forests may occur alongside projections of 21st century climate change? How does energy resource extraction impact ecosystems and local communities? Geospatial analysis and dynamic vegetation modeling are approaches I use in these investigations.