Kate Field

Associate Professor, Director- Bioresource Research Interdisciplinary Biosciences Program, OSU
Contact Information
Phone: 
541-737-1837
Fax: 
541-737-0496
Office: 
354 Nash Hall
Member of Graduate Faculty in: 
Water Resources Science
Willing to Advise Students for: 
MS
PhD
Willing to serve on Graduate Committees for: 
MS
PhD
Detailed Research Interest : 

contaminant movement

Current Research Interests: 
  • Novel applications of molecular techniques to water quality problems caused by microbial contamination
  • Host-specific and geographic distribution of fecal bacteria
  • Persistence and fate of microbiological contaminants in water, including anaerobes, indicators, antibiotic resistance genes and pathogens
  • Spread of antibiotic resistance through the fecal environmental route
Other Information: 

Specialty:

  • Environmental microbiology
  • Fecal source detection
  • Molecular evolution