Kathryn Docherty

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Kathryn Docherty
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
(269) 387-5654
3159 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5410
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Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410 USA
Research interests: 
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Microbial ecology

Dr. Kathryn Docherty is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University.

Docherty's research group is broadly interested in understanding how human activities influence microbial community diversity and functioning.  Their work integrates field and laboratory approaches to examine anthropogenic effects — including altered land uses and climate change — on microorganisms in soil, air and water. Dr. Docherty describes her research site.

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