Katherine Chambers is a research scientist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center Coastal and Hydraulic Laboratory. She is stationed at USACE Headquarters in Washington, DC. For the past five years, she has focused her work on the topic of resilient coastal systems including dunes and beaches, communities, and the U.S. marine transportation system (MTS). Presently, she co-leads the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System Resilience Integrated Action Team, is involved in several international working groups on the topics of resilience and ecosystem goods and services of ports and inland waterways, and has compiled and developed methods to better understand resilience through quantification and/or qualification. Her work is aimed towards making sense of complicated systems, and focusing on how this information can be utilized for decision making to increase resilience. She received a B.S. in biology from Wittenberg University and a M.Sc. from Purdue University’s Ecological Science and Engineering Program.
Katherine Chambers Research Scientist, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center