Katherine Faulkner

Academic Profile

I am interested in the intersections between marine conservation and palaeontology.

In 2019, I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with my B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Science. There, I worked on an undergraduate thesis assessing the links between foraminifera diversity and climate change.

As a 2021 DAAD RISE fellow, I helped reconstruct sea surface temperature changes from the western South Atlantic at Heidelberg University in Germany. In summer 2022, I assisted in NOAA ice-motion modelling for the Arctic Action Plan

2023 Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award (Association for Women Geoscientist and the Paleontological Society)
2021 NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2021 DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (German Academic Exchange Services)

Current Research

I am working with data from both contemporary and ancient coral reefs to determine how these ecosystems have been vulnerable and/or resilient to climate change events.