Catherine Badgley

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C Badgley

Assistant Professor and Head, Science, Technology and Society Program

Office Location(s): 1712 East Quad
Phone: 734.763.1862
Fax: 734-936-1380
Badgley Lab
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  • About

    Catherine Badgley, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Residential College. Her research focuses on the ecology and evolution of mammals, based on the fossil record and modern mammalian faunas.  In addition, she studies sustainable food systems.  She has published more than 50 scientific papers, one book for children, and several articles for the general public.  She has participated in paleontological research expeditions in Pakistan, China, Kenya, and the western United States.  She currently leads field research in the Mojave Desert focusing on the ecological and evolutionary responses of mammals to a period of global warming that occurred in the geological past.  In the Residential College, Catherine is head of the Science Program and for many years has been faculty advisor to the academic minor in Science, Technology, and Society.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Geology, Yale, 1982
    • MFS, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1974