Kathleen Savage M.Sc.

  • Senior Research Scientist
Kathleen Savage

Kathleen Savage works in Woodwell Climate’s Arctic and Tropics programs. Her primary research focus is on the impacts of climate change on greenhouse gas exchange in forest and wetland ecosystems.

Savage developed methodologies for continuous measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes, as well as data quality protocols, and taught those techniques to other scientists and students. One of her current projects involves investigating the biophysical drivers of the methane source-sink transition in Northern Forests.

Savage obtained her B.Sc. at York University in Toronto and M.Sc. at McGill in Montreal.


A faraway man stands on top of a tall eddy covariance tower jutting out of a green forest

Methane Cycling in Northern Forests

Understanding the biophysical drivers of methane source and sink transitions in a northern forest in Maine.
A road marks a stark boundary between farmland and forest.


Ending legal deforestation in Brazil’s agricultural frontier
Two human figures darkly silhouetted against an orange sunset

Woodwell Climate @ Tanguro Field Station

Probing tropical ecosystem dynamics at the world’s largest agricultural frontier

Selected Publications

Formation and Fluxes of Soil Trace Gases

Meredith, L. K., K. Boye, K. Savage, and R. Vargas (2020). Soil Systems.


Mid‐infrared spectroscopy for prediction of soil health indicators in the United States

Sanderman, J., K. Savage, and S. R. S. Dangal (2020). Soil Science Society of America Journal.