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Katie Lotterhos

Assistant Professor

Mailing Address:

0 MSC (Marine Science Center), Nahant, MA 01908


  • eco-evolutionary genomics, molecular and evolutionary ecology, Population genetics



The Lotterhos Lab at Northeastern Marine Science Center uses eco-evolutionary genomics to understand how climate has shaped biodiversity and how a now rapidly changing climate will affect biodiversity in the future. Our research uses theory and experiment to inform each other and develops novel statistical methodology to integrate data across biological, spatial, and temporal scales. Current research projects include responses of marine invertebrates to ocean acidification and pollution, the population dynamics of fisheries with applications to management and marine reserve design, and methods development in statistical genomics.

Katie Lotterhos in the news

Marine Organisms Can Evolve and Adapt to New Climates. But Will They?

A new United Nations report warns that the oceans have sponged up about a quarter of the total atmospheric carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels since the 1980s, changing the chemistry of the ocean at different depths and creating dangerously acidic and oxygen-depleted conditions for marine life.