KATLEEN R BERT
School of Ocean Technology, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University
Dr. Katleen Robert is an Assistant Professor in the School of Ocean Technology, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University where she holds a Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in Ocean Mapping. Her research aims at developing quantitative and repeatable approaches to map seafloor habitats. Her focus has been on examining fine-scale species-environment relationships using benthic imagery, sidescan and multibeam sonars to build full-coverage predictive maps. She is now also looking at mapping deep-sea and coastal habitats at even greater resolutions using 3D point-clouds and photogrammetry reconstructions. The overarching aim of this work is to provide high-resolution maps from which quantitative insights regarding species distributions, habitat change or effectiveness of conservation measures can be drawn.
Areas of expertise:
Seafloor and Habitat Mapping
Benthic Ecosystem Monitoring