|Residence United States|
Fields Ecology, Ornithology
|Name Catherine Graham|
|Born January 21, 1970
United States (1970-01-21) |
Nationality United States of America
Education University of Missouri–St. Louis, Eckerd College
Institutions Stony Brook University
Institution Stony Brook University
Catherine H. Graham is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the Stony Brook University. She graduated from the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 2000. She studies biogeography, conservation biology, and ecology. Catherine H. Graham is most noted for her analysis of statistical models to describe species' distributions. This work with Jane Elith is useful in determining changes in biodiversity resulting from human activities. Her paper on niche conservatism with John J. Wiens is also highly cited. They focused on how species' retention of ancestral traits may limit geographic range expansion.
Honors and professional contributions
Graham was named in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers in the Environment/Ecology category, awarded to researchers for having an exceptional impact by ranking in the top 1% most cited researchers in their field of study.
Her 2006 paper with Jane Elith and others on novel methods to improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data, by mid-2014, had been cited about 3,000 times (Google Scholar citations July 31, 2014).