Kathryn Fiorella

Kathryn Fiorella

Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management, Ph.D candidate

Kathryn’s research combines elements of public health, community ecology and socioeconomics to address critical issues surrounding the dynamics of environmental degradation and biodiversity loss in rural Kenya. Her approach combines extensive ecological surveys (primarily of Lake Victoria fisheries), household livelihoods surveys (500+ surveys to date) and public health assessments of child growth and cognitive development. These data sets are brought together to explore linkages and feedbacks between the health of ecosystems and the health and livelihoods of the communities who depend on them.

  • UC Berkeley