Lecturer in Environmental Studies
Karen DeMatteo has a long relationship with Washington University; she has lectured with Environmental Studies on a part-time basis since 2008 and has been a research scientist in the Department of Biology since 2014. She now serves as a full-time lecturer focusing on geographic information systems. DeMatteo earned her doctorate from Saint Louis University and holds adjunct appointments at the WildCare Institute - Saint Louis Zoo and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her research is focused on the biology and ecological interactions that occur at species and community level, and her research methods include ecological genetics, GIS technology, behavioral ecology, physiological ecology, and reproductive physiology.