Kate Ingenloff

Former BGC Member
Area of Interest: 
Distributional ecology

Kate is a distributional ecologist with a strong interest in conservation science and the broader field of biodiversity informatics. She is also a strong advocate for open-access biodiversity data and resources and is increasingly involved in the biodiversity data standardization arena.

Before earning her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas (2020), Kate worked as reptile keeper at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in Florida. She also spent time as an environment and natural resource volunteer in The Gambia with the U.S. Peace Corp and as a field biologist on a Gate’s Foundation grant seeking to understand the vector biology of visceral leishmaniasis in India. Her PhD work focused on enhancing ecological niche modeling methods to predict more accurately distributions of highly mobile and migratory species.

Although she has an affinity for the weird or not-so-cuddly species, Kate now works with Map of Life to map all of our global biodiversity.

Lab Specialty Group: 
Map of Life: Data Management
Species Spatial Modeling
Selected Publications: 
  • Ingenloff, K. and A.T. Peterson. 2021. Incorporating temporally-explicit covariates into traditional correlational distributional modeling: a proof-of-concept using the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina). Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12(2): 311321. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13523.

  • Ingenloff, K., C. Hensz, T. Anamza, V. Barve, L. Campbell, J. Cooper, E. Komp, L. Jiménez, K.V. Olsen, L. Osorio-Olvera, H. Owens, A.T. Peterson, A. Samy, M. Simões, and J. Soberón. 2017. Predictable invasion dynamics in American populations of the Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284(1862):20171157. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1157.

  • Peterson, A.T. and K. Ingenloff. 2016. Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum, version 1.2. Biodiversity Informatics 10:65–74. DOI: 10.17161/bi.v11i0.5008.

  • Manthey, J.D., L.P. Campbell, E.E. Saupe, J. Soberón, C.M. Hensz, C.E. Meyers, H.L. Owens, K. Ingenloff, A.T. Peterson, N. Barve, A. Lira-Noriega, and V. Barve. 2015. A test of niche centrality as a determinant of population trends and conservation status in threatened and endangered North American birds. Endangered Species Research 26:201–208. DOI: 10.3354/esr00646.

  • Owens, H.L, L.P Campbell, L. Dornak, E. Saupe, N. Barve, J. Soberón, K. Ingenloff, A. Lira-Noriega, C.M. Hensz, C.E. Myers, A.T. Peterson, and V. Barve. 2013. Constraints on interpretation of ecological niche models by limited environmental ranges on calibration areas. Ecological Modelling 263:10–18. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.04.011.

Where You're From: 
United States of America
Reading, hiking, BBQ, dancing ungracefully, roller skating unskillfully, masquerading as a t-rex, unexpected road trips w/ my furry quadruped, shenanigans in general