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Kathryn Lindsay

Adjunct Research Professor, Landscape Science Sr. Advisor

Degrees:B.Sc. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Carleton)
Office:National Wildlife Research Centre
Environment Canada
1125 Colonel By Dr. (Raven Road)
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3 Ottawa ON

Research Interests

I have conducted future scenario and wildlife risk assessment studies at local to national scales in Canada, the USA and Panama to understand the impacts of different land cover/land use on birds and other wildlife, and to explore approaches for incorporating biodiversity conservation into decision making. I am particularly interested in enhancing the capacity of multi-species approaches to influence policy, conservation and resource management at local to international scales, including in relation to climate change.

My recent university research questions include:

  • Effects of farmland heterogeneity on biodiversity conservation
  • The use of systematic reserve design for conservation planning
  • The landscape ecology of species-habitat relationships
  • The use of alternative futures for land-use planning
  • The role of governance in sustaining ecosystem services
  • Conservation implications of projected species range shifts from climate change

Selected Publications

Naujokaitis-Lewis, I.R., J.M.R. Curtis, L. Tischendorf, D. Badzinski, K. Lindsay and M.J. Fortin. 2013. Uncertainties in coupled species distribution–metapopulation dynamics models for risk assessments under climate change. Diversity and Distributions 19: 541–554.

Lindsay, K.E., D.A. Kirk, T.M. Bergin L.B. Best, J.C. Sifneos and J. Smith. 2013. Farmland heterogeneity benefits birds in American Mid-west watersheds. American Midland Naturalist 170: 121-143.

Pasher, J., S.W.Mitchell, D.J.King, L.Fahrig, A.C. Smith and K.E.Lindsay.  2013. Optimizing landscape selection for estimating relative effects of landscape variables on ecological responses. Landscape Ecology 28: 371-383.

Quesnelle, P.E., L. Fahrig and K.E. Lindsay. 2013. Effects of habitat loss, habitat configuration and matrix composition on declining wetland species. Biological Conservation 160:  200–208.

Melles, S., M.-J.Fortin, D. Badzinski and K. Lindsay. 2012. Relative importance of nesting habitat and measures of connectivity in predicting the occurrence of a forest songbird in fragmented landscapes. Avian Conservation & Ecology 7(2): 3.  [online]