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Kathryn Arnold
Senior Lecturer in Ecology



Dr Kathryn Arnold is a Senior Lecturer in ecology and leads the Ecology and Conservation research group in the Department of Environment and Geography. She studied Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK and received her PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. After holding research positions in Australia and the UK, she was awarded a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship. In 2010, she moved from the University of Glasgow to the University of York. Dr Arnold has over 20 years of experience in working on the impacts of social and environmental factors on behaviour, stress physiology and reproductive success of animals, particularly birds and fish. In 2014, she edited a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society on the risks and impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment on wildlife and ecosystems. Her research group is currently investigating the effects of environmental change, including chemical contaminants and habitat management, on ecologically relevant endpoints in vertebrates. This involves integrating ideas and approaches from ecology, conservation physiology and ecotoxicology.


PhD Zoology University of Queensland, Australia
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences University of East Anglia, UK

Departmental roles

Chair of Ecology & Conservation Research Group

Arnold, Kate‌ 

Contact details

Dr Kathryn Arnold
Senior Lecturer in Ecology
Department of Environment and Geography
Wentworth Way, University of York
YO10 5NG

Tel: 01904 322997
Fax: 01904 322998