Dr. Katherine Irving

Katie is a Scientist in the Biology Department. She received her Ph.D. from Berlin’s Liebniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, her M.S. in freshwater and marine ecology from Queen Mary University of London, and her B.S. in marine biology from the University of Plymouth.


Ph.D., Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Department of Ecosystem Research, Berlin, Germany, 2019

M.Sc., Freshwater and Marine Ecology with Distinction, 2015

B.Sc., (Hons) Marine Biology, 2008

Professional Experience

Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin - PhD Candidate, 2015
Operation Wallacea, Tela, Honduras - Science Divemaster, 2014
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, Samos, Greece – Funded Internship - Microplastic Research Supervisor, 2013
Hesketh Ecology, Cumbria - Assistant Ecologist, 2013


Selected Presentations And Conference Proceedings

Symposium for Freshwater Sciences 2018 (speaker) – Detroit, USA, May, 2018

Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences 2017 (speaker) – Olomouc, CZ, July 2017

Journal Articles

Irving, KS., Kuemmerlen, M., Kiesel, J., Kakouei, K., Domisch, S., Jaehnig, SC. Daily stream flow and hydrological metrics for Germany, as predicted by a simple regression model. Sci. Data (in press)

Kakouei, K., Kiesel, J., Domisch, S., Irving KS, Jähnig, SC., Kail, J. Projected effects of climate change‐induced flow alterations on stream macroinvertebrate abundances. Ecol Evol. 2018;8:3393–3409. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3907

Irving K., Μiliou Α., Vasic M., Sainz N., Anderson L & Weatherhead W. 2014. Preliminary assessment of microplastic fibre content in Aegean Sea epipelagic fish. Proceedings of the 5th environmental conference of Macedonia. March 2014, Thessaloniki (p. 61).