Kate AbbottKate Abbott

PhD Student, Environmental Conservation


Advisor: Allison Roy

Aquatic Restoration through Dam Removal

My research interests revolve around aquatic habitat restoration and the conservation of native fish species. I am currently working to quantify the effects of dam removal on stream water quality, macroinvertebrates, and fishes across Massachusetts. I am also interested in incorporating resource management goals and stakeholder engagement to improve both ecological and socio-economic resilience to climate change impacts.


B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

M.S. Oceanography and Coastal Science, Louisiana State University


  • MA Division of Ecological Restoration
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Massachusetts Environmental Trust
  • MassWildlife
  • Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center