Catherine A. Gehring, Ph.D.
Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes
Catherine “Kitty” Gehring is co-director of the Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes and the Lucking Family Professor, Department of Biological Sciences. Her research interests are plant-associated fungi and their influence on plant populations and communities and ecosystems in basic and applied contexts. She has authored or co-authored 116 peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, she has mentored three postdoctoral research associates, 21 graduate students, and more than 69 undergraduate students in the Gehring Lab. Kitty is a Ecological Society of America Fellow and has served as the John and Pit Lucking Family Professor since 2018.