Dr Katie Smith

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Kathryn Smith


I’m a marine ecologist and my research focuses on understanding how marine communities can adapt to survive in a changing world. I currently work as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Benthic Ecosystems and Environmental Change group supervised by Dr Dan Smale. My current research focuses on improving our understanding of the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of marine heatwaves in global coastal ecosystems.

Over the past >10 years I have worked extensively on examining the impacts of climate change and other environmental stressors on marine species both in the field and in the laboratory. Through past and current projects, I have studied both coastal and offshore environments covering tropical to polar regions.