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Katherine Weiss

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Grad Research Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Environmental Life Sciences
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Research Interests: 

I seek to understand urbanization's impact on mammal communities, species interactions, and human-wildlife conflict. Specifically, I focus on how cities influence coyote distributions, biology, and interactions with other middle-sized carnivores, especially pets. By understanding how and why coyotes occupy urban spaces, I hope my work will inform urban wildlife management that supports the needs of people while also considering the unique ecological benefits coyotes provide urban systems.


Weiss, K.C.B., and C.A. Ray*. 2019. “Unifying functional trait approaches to understand the assemblage of ecological communities: Synthesizing taxonomic divides.” Ecography. *co-first author

Gerber, L.R., M.C. Runge, R.F. Maloney, G.D. Iacona, C.A. Drew, S. Avery-Gomm, J. Brazill-Boast, D. Crouse, R.S. Epanchin-Niell, S.B. Hall, L.A. Maguire, T. Male, D. Morgan, J. Newman, H.P. Possingham, L. Rumpff, K.C.B. Weiss, R.S. Wilson, and M. Zablan. 2018. “Endangered species recovery: A resource allocation problem.” Science 362(6412): 284-286.

Filoso, S., M. Ometto Bezerra, K.C.B. Weiss, and M.A. Palmer. 2017. “Impacts of forest restoration on water yield: A systematic review.” PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183210.

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 281ConceptualApproachBioMajors I
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 282ConceptualApproachBioMajors II
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 345Evolution