Abbreviated C. V.

Katherine C. Glover

Research Associate | Instructor
Climate Change Institute | Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
University of Maine


Ph.D. Geography, University of California – Los Angeles
M.S. Geology, University of Cincinnati
B.A. Geology cum laude, DePauw University


2019 – present     Research Associate, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine
2019 – 2020         Instructor in Quantitative Ecology, School of Biodiversity Conservation, Unity College
2017 – 2019        Postdoctoral Research Associate, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine
2005 – 2011         Science Teacher, Earth and Environmental Science, Charlotte Catholic High School

*student advisee    †project Principal Investigator

Glover, K.C., Mereghetti, A., Birkel, S., Blois, J., Wang, Y., Forrest, M., Hickler, T., Southon, J., and Gill, J.† (in prep) Dynamic climate-vegetation-wildfire interactions drove Los Angeles Basin plant community structure during Marine Isotope Stage 3. Science Advances.

Novak, A., Glover, K.C., Li, L., 2022. Integrating Woody Biochar, Women, and Youth in Maine’s Bioenergy Industry: Benefits and Challenges. Sustainability 14, x. DOI: 10.3390/su142214937 [.pdf]
UMaine press release

Glover, K.C., George, J., Heusser, L., and MacDonald, G.M., 2021. West Coast vegetation shifts as a response to climate change over the past 130,000 years: geographic pattern and process from pollen data. Physical Geography. DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2021.1990506 [.pdf]

Starratt, S.W., Kirby, M.E., and Glover, K.C., 2021. Diatom Record of Holocene Moisture Variability in the San Bernardino Mountains, California. Limnogeology: Progress, Challenges, Opportunities. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-66576-0_11

Ferrara, J.V.*, Puhlick, J.J., Patterson, T., and Glover, K.C.†, 2020. Dredging Impacts on Soil Properties of the Kankakee River System 150 Years after Perturbation. Wetlands. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-020-01347-9 [.pdf]

 Glover, K.C., Chaney, A.*, Kirby, M.E., Patterson, W., MacDonald, G. M., 2020. Southern California vegetation, wildfire and erosion had nonlinear responses to climatic forcing during Marine Isotope Stages 5 – 2 (120 – 15 ka). Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 35:2, 1-15. DOI: 10.1029/2019PA003628 [.pdf]
This work was selected for a Research Spotlight in the American Geophysical Union’s news publication, Eos.

Koch, A., Glover, K.C., Zambri, B., Thomas, E.K., Benito, X., Yang, J., 2018. Open data practices and challenges among early career paleo-researchers. Past Global Changes Magazine 26:2, 54-55. DOI: 10.22498/pages.26.2.54 [.pdf]

Field, R.D., Fernandes, K., Glover, K.C., Hansen, W.D., Rabinowicz, J., Williams, A.P., 2018. Understanding the roles of fuels, climate and people in predicting fire: taking the long view. Past Global Changes Magazine 26:1, 41. DOI: 10.22498/pages.26.1.41 [.pdf]

Kirby, M., Heusser, L., Scholz, C., Ramezan, R., Anderson, M., Markle, B., Rhodes, E., Fantozzi, J., Glover, K.C., Hiner, C., Price, B., Rangel, H., 2018. A late Wisconsin (32-10k cal a BP) history of pluvials, droughts, and vegetation in the Pacific southwest United States (Lake Elsinore, CA). Journal of Quaternary Science. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3018 [.pdf]

Glover, K.C., MacDonald, G.M., Kirby, M.E., Rhodes, E., Stevens, L., Silveira, E., Whittaker, A.*, and Lydon, S., 2017. Evidence for orbital and North Atlantic climate forcing in alpine Southern California between 125 – 10 ka from multi-proxy analyses of Baldwin Lake. Quaternary Science Reviews 167, 47-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.04.028 [.pdf]

Glover, K.C., 2017. Teaching California climate and vegetation change over long timescales: an NGSS unit using CalFlora and the Neotoma Paleoecology Database. The California Geographer 56, 97 – 103. [.pdf]
Teaching module available through the Science Education Resource Center

Glover, K.C., Lowell, T. V., Wiles, G., Pair, D., Applegate, P., Hajdas, I., 2011. Deglaciation, basin formation, and post-glacial climate change from a regional network of sediment core sites in Ohio and Eastern Indiana. Quaternary Research 76, 401-410. DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2011.06.004 [.pdf]

Lowell, T. V., Fisher, T. G., Hajdas, I., Glover, K., Loope H., Henry, T., 2009. Radiocarbon deglaciation chronology of the Thunder Bay, Ontario area and implications for ice sheet retreat patterns. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 1597-1607. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.02.025 [.pdf]

Lowell, T. V., Fisher, T. G., Comer, G., Hajdas, I., Waterson, N., Glover, K., Loope, H. M., Shaefer, J., Rinterknecht, V., Broecker, W., Denton, G., and Teller, J. T., 2005. Testing the Lake Agassiz Meltwater Trigger for the Younger Dryas. Eos 86 (40), 365-373. DOI: 10.1029/2005EO400001 [.pdf]