Kate Boersma, PhD

Kate Boersma
Phone: (619) 260-7711
Fax: 619-260-6804
Office: Shiley Ctr for Science & Techn 477

Assistant Professor, Biology

  • Ph.D. Zoology, Oregon State University (2013)
  • M.S. Fisheries Science, Oregon State University (2007)
  • B.A. Environmental Science, Spanish, Northwestern University (2001)
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma, (1999)

Kate Boersma, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department. She uses macroinvertebrate communities in fragmented aquatic habitats of the American West as a model system to explore the ecological and evolutionary drivers of observed species distributions. Topics of special interest include mechanisms promoting coexistence in closely-related taxa, resistance and resilience of communities following perturbations, and evolutionary adaptations of aquatic taxa to extreme droughts.