Kate Fickas

PhD Student


I come from a background in environmental science and wildlife ecology with a strong desire to help protect and conserve the natural world we live in. I decided that in order to make the biggest impact on the world around me, I should take my field of interest from the species level to the landscape level. After I discovered the world of spatial ecology and GIS and how they could be used to solve ecological problems, I was hooked. 

In my spare time I love to hike with my husband and dogs, ride my horse, and further my quest to find the best Mexican take-out in town.

Kate's Professional Page: katefickas.com




Dissertation/Thesis Working Title: 

Spatio-Temporal Mapping and Monitoring of U.S. Wetland Dynamics Through Continuous Change Detection and Classification of All Available Landsat Imagery



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