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

Education

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

Recent Publications

Widespread retreat of coastal habitat is likely at warming levels above 1.5 °C

7 months 1 week ago
Widespread retreat of coastal habitat is likely at warming levels above 1.5 °CSaintilan, N., Horton, B., Törnqvist, T. E., Ashe, E. L., Khan, N. S., Schuerch, M., Perry, C., Kopp, R. E., Garner, G. G., Murray, N., Rogers, K., Albert, S., Kelleway, J., Shaw, T. A., Woodroffe, C. D., Lovelock, C. E., Goddard, M. M., Hutley, L. B., Kovalenko, K., Feher, L., & 1 othersGuntenspergen, G., Sep 7 2023, In: Nature. 621, 7977, p. 112-119 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

Walleye and yellow perch resource use in large lakes invaded by spiny water fleas and zebra mussels

7 months 2 weeks ago
Walleye and yellow perch resource use in large lakes invaded by spiny water fleas and zebra musselsBethke, B. J., Rantala, H. M., Ahrenstorff, T. D., Kelly, H. A. W., Kovalenko, K. E., Maki, R. P., Hirsch, J. K., Dumke, J. D., Brady, V. J., LeDuc, J. F. & Hansen, G. J. A., Sep 2023, In: Aquatic Ecology. 57, 3, p. 571-584 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

NRRI News Articles

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