Katherine Mertes is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Conservation Ecology Center. Her research combines remote sensing and field data on environmental conditions with occurrence and movement data to investigate how mobile individuals, populations and species perceive and respond to their environment. She is working with Jared Stabach, Melissa Songer and Peter Leimgruber on the reintroduction of the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) to the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve in Chad.
Mertes, K, and W Jetz. 2018. Disentangling scale dependencies in species environmental niches and distributions. Ecography 41 (10): 1604 – 1615.
Chuven, J, J Newby, S Monfort, K Mertes, T Wacher, S Al Dhaheri, and R Pusey. 2018. Reintroduction of the scimitar–horned oryx in to the Ouadi Rime-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve, Chad. Global Reintroduction Perspectives: Case studies from around the globe, p.165.