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Katy Klymus, PhD

Dr. Katy Klymus is a Research Biologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center.

She has a background in evolutionary biology, animal behavior and genetics. Since joining the USGS in 2016, my research focus is on using genetic methods to inform wildlife species management. Currently I am studying environmental DNA methods and how they can be used to assess current levels of and changes in biodiversity. 

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, The University of Missouri, 2011

  • B.S. Zoology, The University of Texas, 2000

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