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Dr Caitlin Douglas

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Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Geography and the environment

Contact details


Caitlin Douglas is a postdoctoral Research Associate on NAIAD (Nature Insurance Value: Assessment and Demonstration), funded by EU Horizon 2020, which aims to mainstream the concept that nature plays a valuable role in reducing floods and droughts. She works part-time on this project and is always open to new opportunities to contribute to other research projects. She is particularly interested in how policy and management decisions affect ecosystem processes and how the natural environment can be used to reduce the severity of natural disasters.


Caitlin holds a PhD from King’s College London and the Institute of Zoology (Zoological Society of London) for which she investigated dynamics of tree populations along a dammed ephemeral river in Namibia. She also holds an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford, and a BSc in Geography from the University of Victoria, Canada.


  • Nature-society interactions
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Ecosystem services
  • Riparian and drylands ecology
  • Invasive species

Caitlin enjoys applied research and is motivated primarily by challenging questions and problems, rather than any one particular topic or habitat. She brings expertise on a range of topics, including riparian ecology, environmental history, baboon behaviour and the involvement of volunteers in conservation.

Further details

Please see Caitlin's Research Staff Profile for further details.