Katie Kahl's work focuses on bridging the expertise of UMass Amherst with sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience needs. She is leader the North Shore Blue Economy initiative, integrating sustainable and resilient coastal and marine strategies with job growth and sustainable economic growth.
Michigan State University: Ph.D., Landscape Ecology/Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University: M.S., Fisheries and Wildlife
Truman State Univesity: B.S., Biology
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Marine Station helping keep port viable
Gloucester Daily Times online
Dr. Kahl is the highly energetic, and wicked smart Gloucester resident hired to oversee things there. She and her small team toil out of a compact 1960s era government-constructed, single-floor, cinder-block building — now painted a happy coastal turquoise. The facility includes an efficient meeting room and small offices. Wet labs, necessary for the kind of marine work conducted on site, are also included.
Study affirms bright future for blue economy
The Salem News online
“The strength of our North Shore Blue Economy is a combination of mature and emerging specialized industry clusters and opportunities in both traditional maritime industries and technology-based industries not always perceived as being connected to the ocean,” Katie Kahl, an assistant professor of sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience at UMass Amherst, wrote in the executive summary of the study.
Group looks seaward to grow 'blue economy'
The Salem News print
Katherine Kahl, a professor of sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience at the University of Massachusetts based at the Gloucester Marine Station, turned people's attention to the ocean and its potential to grow the economy beyond our shores.
Professor: Regional strategy could boost blue economy
Gloucester Daily Times print
Katherine Kahl, environmental conservation and director of the Gloucester Marine Station, comments in a news story about efforts to jumpstart the so-called “blue economy” in that region of Massachusetts.
Great Lakes Now Connect: Beaches - Panel 1
Katherine Kahl moderates a panel discussion on the safety of Great Lakes beaches.