Karen McKee, Ph.D.

Biography

Karen L. McKee is a Scientist Emeritus (retired) with the U.S. Geological Survey. She received both a master’s degree and doctorate in botany and conducted research in the field of wetland plant ecology for forty years. Research topics have included adaptations of plants to stressful environments and effects of elevated CO2, climate change, sea-level rise, and hurricanes on wetlands. Her scientific work has been published in over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and books; she has also produced several peer-reviewed videos. McKee has been active in promoting science communication by scientists and has worked to encourage more scientists and science students to acquire better multimedia skills.