M.S. Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 2014
B.S. Biology and Environmental Sciences, McMaster University, 2010
Caitlin is an ecologist and botanist who currently works primarily in the sagebrush steppe on rangeland monitoring projects. She manages the Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) crews for INR, who sample plots across Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Oregon, Washington, Northern California, and Northern Nevada. She has been with INR since 2016, when she started as a crew lead on an AIM crew, and has been involved with the program ever since, including leading crews, instructing at AIM Core Methods Trainings, and working with data management and summarization. Caitlin's previous work has included forest understory surveys, prairie restoration, and climate change research in Alaskan bogs. Caitlin has a master's degree in Botany from Oregon State University where she studied ecological restoration in upland prairie ecosystems. Her thesis tested ways to increase the success of reintroductions of the endangered plant species golden paintbrush.