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Catherine Henry

Bailey Conservation Fellow, Michigan

Lansing, MI

Catherine Henry headshot.

Catherine Henry Bailey Fellow for TNC in Michigan © TNC

Areas of Expertise

Forest Ecology and Management


Media Contact

Ryan Hermes
ph. (517) 999-7745


Catherine joined The Nature Conservancy in 2021 as a Bailey Conservation Fellow. For her fellowship, Catherine is analyzing spatial patterns of forest regeneration and health in the Northwoods region (northern Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota) for dominant forest types. By analyzing associations of tree species distribution and diversity with driving factors (abiotic, biotic and human-mediated), this research can inform management and conservation priorities.

Catherine earned her Ph.D. (2022) at Michigan State University as a dual student in the Department of Forestry and the ecology, evolution and behavior program. Her dissertation research focused on the regeneration and recruitment stand dynamics of managed northern hardwood forests in Michigan. Catherine also holds a B.S. (2014) in ecology and environmental science from Duke University. Catherine lives in Lansing, Michigan with her partner, Chad. Her hobbies include sourdough bread baking, reading, equestrian sports and running. 

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