Summary

I'm currently a PhD Candidate in the Urban Design and Planning program at University of Washington, and part of the Urban Ecology Research Laboratory. Before joining the program, I received my Masters from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW and a BS from the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University (CALS).

My recent research interests focus on the relationship between land management and ecosystem function in urban spaces. My dissertation examines patterns in ecosystem function—primarily habitat provision, biodiversity, and decomposition—across different land management strategies on office developments in the Cities of Redmond and Bellevue.

 

Publications

* [PDF] Dyson, K. and Yocom, K. 2014. Ecological design for urban waterfronts. Urban Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-014-0385-9

[PDF] Yocom, K. P., Andrews, L., Faghin, N., Dyson, K., Leschine, T., & Nam, J. 2016. Revitalizing urban waterfronts: identifying indicators for human well-being. AIMS Environmental Science.

[PDF] Steinbrueck, P., Dyson, K., McNair, M., and Patterson, M. 2015. Seattle 2035 Urban Village Study Final Report. 161pp.

Dyson, K. and Faghin, N. 2015. Harmonizing the Natural and Built Environment on the Coast of the Salish Sea. In J. Sterrett, C. Ozawa, D. Ryan, E. Seltzer, and J. Whittington (Eds.), Planning the Pacific Northwest (pp. 125-137). American Planning Association Planners Press.

Dyson, K., Faghin, N., and Leschine, T. 2013. Post-construction planning and management guidelines for coastalscape revitalization: Case studies from the Salish Sea region. Report to the Korea Maritime Institute.

Dyson. K. 2012. Mount Rainier National Park social trails and camps report. Report to Regina Rochefort at National Park Service.

Dyson, K., Faghin, N., and Leschine, T. 2012. Planning and management guidelines for coastalscape revitalization: Case studies from the Salish Sea region. Report to the Korea Maritime Institute.

[PDF] Ryu, J., T. Leschine, J. Nam, W. K. Chang, and K. Dyson. 2011. A resilience-based approach for comparing expert preferences across two large-scale coastal management programs. Journal of Environmental Management.

[PDF] Dyson, K., and Huppert, D.D. 2010. Regional economic impacts of razor clam beach closures due to harmful algal blooms (HABS) on the Pacific coast of Washington. Harmful Algae.

Dyson, K., Faghin, N., and Leschine, T. 2010. Government and private sector roles in urban waterfront restoration: Case studies from Puget Sound, Washington. Report to the Korea Maritime Institute.

[PDF] Dyson, K. 2010. Pollution in paradise: A conceptual model of beach pollution and tourism ‐ Links between beach pollution and tourism. KMI International Journal of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

[PDF] Nam, J., J. Ryu, D. Fluharty, C. Koh, K. Dyson, W. K. Chang, H. Choi, D. Kang, J. S. Khim, and C. Lee. 2010. Designation processes for marine protected areas in the coastal wetlands of South Korea. Ocean and Coastal Management.

[PDF] Dyson, K. 2009. Habitat Enhancing Marine Structures: Creating habitat in urban waters (Masters thesis). 

[PDF] Huppert, D.D., A. Moore, and K. Dyson. 2009. Impacts of climate change on the coasts of Washington State. Chapter 8 in The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment: Evaluating Washington’s Future in a Changing Climate, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Huppert, D.D. and Dyson, K. 2009. The regional economic impact of razor clam beach closures due to harmful algal blooms (HABS) in Washington State. WCCOHH Publication No. 25.