Katherine Berthon

Katherine is a PhD student investigating drivers of biodiversity change and function in urban landscapes.

Katherine’s passion for conservation biology and curiosity for understanding natural phenomena has led to a diverse research background in animal behaviour, spatial analysis, invasion biology and ecological theory. During her candidature, she will use a variety of methods to understand and predict the influence of design on plant-insect relationships, including a year-long observation study of garden beds in CityofMelbourne, deploying experimental “phytometres” in Munich and metabarcoding pollen. The goal of this research is to inform design guidelines for enhancing biodiversity in urban greenspaces.