Dr. Katharine I. PREDICK

Senior Research Specialist & Lab Manager


Curriculum Vitae


2006,  PhD, Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dissertation: “Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of nitrogen, carbon and vegetation in the Wisconsin River and its floodplain”
Advisor: Monica G. Turner

2002,  MS, Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: “Importance of flood regime for tree growth and shrub productivity on the Wisconsin River floodplain and uplands, Wisconsin, USA”
Advisor: Monica G. Turner

1998,  BA, Biology(Honors), Ecology and Evolution emphasis, University of Chicago


Research Interests 

Theory and tools of landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, and spatial statistics to study how anthropogenic disturbances, ecological processes, and ecosystem management influence ecosystem services in space and time.


2013-17, Co-instructor, RNR 200: Conservation of Natural Environments, University of Arizona
2007-12, Guest Lecturer, RNR 200: Foundations in History and Policy, University of Arizona
2005, Guest Lecturer, Biocore 301: Ecology, Evolution & Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
2003-05, Discussion Teaching Assistant, Biocore 301: Ecology, Evolution & Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
2004, Laboratory and Discussion Teaching Assistant, Ecology 460: General Ecology Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin – Madison
2001, Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Zoology 151: Introductory Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Selected Publications 

Predick KI, SR Archer, SM Aguillon, DA Keller, HL Throop, and PW Barnes. In review. UV-B radiation has no discernable effect on surface litter decomposition in a shrub-invaded grassland. Submitted to Plant and Soil.

SR Archer, EM Andersen, KI Predick, S Schwinning, RJ Steidl, SR Woods. 2017 (in press). Woody Plant Encroachment: Causes and Consequences. In D Briske, editor. Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management and Challenges. Springer, New York, NY.

Predick KI. 2016. Ecological patterns in desert springs in the Chihuahuan and Sonoran Desert Networks of the National Park Service. National Park Service, Tucson, AZ.

Archer SR and KI Predick. 2014. An ecosystem services perspective on brush management: Research priorities for competing land use objectives. Journal of Ecology 102(6):1394-1407. Orr CH, KI Predick, EH Stanley and KL Rogers. 2014. Spatial autocorrelation of denitrification in a restored and a natural floodplain. Wetlands 34: 89-100.

Archer SR, K Davies, T Fulbright, K McDaniel, B Wilcox, and KI Predick. 2011. Brush management as a rangeland conservation tool: a critical evaluation. In: D Briske and L Jolley (eds) Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps. Lawrence KS: Allen Press.

Predick KI and EH Stanley. 2010. Influence of vegetation and seasonal flow patterns on parafluvial nitrogen retention in a 7th-order river. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24:904-917.

Archer SR and KI Predick. 2008. Climate change and ecosystems of the Southwestern United States. Rangelands 30(3): 23‐38.

Predick KI, SE Gergel, and MG Turner. 2008. Effect of flood regime on tree growth in the floodplain and surrounding uplands of the Wisconsin River. River Research and Applications 24: 1-14.

Predick KI and MG Turner. 2008. Invasive shrub abundance, presence and productivity in floodplain forest on the Wisconsin River floodplain. Journal of Ecology 96: 91-102.

Hale B, M Steen-Adams, KI Predick and N Fisher. 2005. Ecological conservation through aesthetic landscape planning: A case study of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway. Environmental Management 35(4): 381-395.

Forshay K, H Mozaria-Luna, B Hale, and KI Predick. 2005. Landowner satisfaction with the Wetlands Reserve Program in Wisconsin. Environmental Management 36(2): 248-257.

Hanson PC, AI Pollard, DL Bade, KI Predick, SR Carpenter and JA Foley. 2004. A model of carbon evasion and sedimentation in temperate lakes. Global Change Biology 10: 1285-1298.

Selected Honors 

School of Natural Resources and the Environment Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by Research Staff Award, University of Arizona (2020)

Vilas Travel Fellowship (2005)

Edward G. and Anna G. Birge Research Award (2004)

John Jefferson Davis Award (2001 and 2004)

NSF IGERT Fellowship (2000-2003)

NSF REU Fellowship (1997)