Department: Earth Sciences
University System: Montana State University - Bozeman
Cathy Whitlock is the former MSU Director of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems, an MSU IoE Fellow, lead author of the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment, and Professor of Earth Sciences. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarly contributions and leadership activities in the field of past climatic and environmental change, and she has published over 140 reviewed journal articles and book chapters on this topic. Her current research sites extend from Yellowstone and the western U.S. to New Zealand, Tasmania, and Patagonia. Since her arrival at MSU in 2004, Cathy has built a successful research and teaching program, and the MSU Paleoecology Lab supports post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates and visiting scientists from around the world. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, Joint Fire Sciences Program, National Park Service, Department of Energy, USDA Forest Service, and US Geological Survey. She is past President of the American Quaternary Association and serves on national and international advisory committees concerned with climate change. In addition, Cathy has been on NSF review panels and editorial boards for leading disciplinary journals.