Katya Kovalenko Ph.D.

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Professional Title
Research Associate

Research Interests

  • bioindicators of watershed-level stress
  • community thresholds and functional changes in response to anthropogenic stress
  • habitat complexity, its role in food web structure and community dynamics
  • reclamation of oil sands wetlands, with focus on ecosystem function
  • food web structure and carbon dynamics in wetland ecosystems
  • alternative stable states and non-linear dynamics, nutrient pulses
  • community and ecosystem effects of invasive species


  • Postdoctoral, Ecology, University of Windsor, 2009-2013
  • Ph.D., Ecology, Mississippi State University, 2009
  • M.S., Fisheries/Statistics, Mississippi State University, 2001

Recent Publications

Featured Research Projects

A risk-based classification and map of watersheds contributing anthropogenic stress to Great Lakes coastal ecosystems.

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