Kate Nelson

Kate Nelson

Assistant Professor, SCALes PI

Kansas State University

Katherine (Kate) Nelson is an assistant professor of nature-society interactions in the Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences at Kansas State University. Her research interests include landscape diversity, agricultural adaptation, strategic retreat, vulnerability assessment, and scaling relationships. She leads the SCALes research group, which examines aspects of community and agricultural landscape sustainability ranging from equity of strategic retreat policy implementation, to the relationship between crop diversity and crop yields, to rural sustainability assessment.

  • Adaptation
  • Landscape Diversity
  • Strategic Retreat
  • Rural Sustainability
  • Scaling Relationships
  • PhD Environmental Engineering, 2018

    Vanderbilt University

  • MS Environmental Engineering, 2009

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • BS Environmental Engineering, 2006

    University of Oklahoma