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Katherine Ralls

Senior Research Biologist, Smithsonian Institution

Washington, D.C.


Contact Information

Smithsonian's National Zoological Park
Conservation & Research Center
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008


Research Interests

Behavioral ecology, genetics, and conservation of mammals, both terrestrial and marine.  Endangered and threatened mammals in the western United States, particularly California sea otters and San Joaquin kit foxes.



Population Dynamics and Biology of the California Sea Otter at the Southern End of its Range


Investigator's Website



Curriculum Vitae

Katherine Ralls