Professional experience

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Director of IT
2016 - present
Software Engineer
2015 - 2016

Woods Hole Research Center

Research Assistant
2012 - 2015

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Engineer Assistant


Hobart College

B.S. Computer Science
2008 - 2012
B.A. Environmental Studies


Rebuilding Together Lincoln County

Board of Directors

Hobart and William Smith Emergency Medical Service


Global Partnerships for Health and Education

Web Developer

Technical skills

Programming & Database

Python • Java • C • R • Shell (bash) • PostgreSQL • MySQL

Web Programming

HTML • Pug • CSS (Sass, Less) • JavaScript (JQuery) • PHP • PostgreSQL (MySql, MariaDB)


Apache • NGINX • GIT • GitHub • GitLab


Red Hat Enterprise Linux • CentOS • Fedora • Ubuntu • MacOS • Windows (desktop and server)


Juniper Switches • Cisco Firewall • Palo Alto Networks Firewall • NetApp SAN • SGI High Performance Computers • Aruba WAPs


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  • Bjorkman, A.D., I.H. Myers-Smith, S.C. Elmendorf, S. Normand, N. Rüger, ..., K.C. Guay, et al. 2018. Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome. Nature doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0563-7
  • Hobbie, J.E., G.R. Shaver, E.B. Rastetter, J.E. Cherry, S.J. Goetz, K.C. Guay, W.A. Gould, G.W. Kling. 2017. Ecosystem responses to climate change at a Low Arctic and a High Arctic long-term research site. Ambio. doi:10.1007/s13280-016-0870-x
  • Guay, K.C., P. Jantz, J.E. Gross, B.M. Rogers, and S.J. Goetz. 2016. Historical and Projected Climates as a Basis for Climate Change Exposure and Adaptation Potential across the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Climate Change in Wildlands. (pp. 78-94). Island Press. doi:10.5822/978-1-61091-713-1_5
  • J.E. Gross, M. Tercek, K.C. Guay, M. Talbert, T. Chang, A. Rodman, D. Thoma, P. Jantz, J.T. Morisette. 2016. Analyses of historical and projected climates to support climate adaptation in the Northern Rocky mountains. Climate Change in Wildlands. (pp. 55-77). Island Press. doi:10.5822/978-1-61091-713-1_5
  • Myers-Smith, I.H., S.C. Elmendorf, P.S.A. Beck, M. Wilmking, M. Hallinger, D. Blok, K.D. Tape, S.A. Rayback, M. Macias-Fauria, B.C. Forbes, J.D.M. Speed, N. Boulanger-Lapointe, C. Rixen, E. Lévesque, N.M. Schmidt, C. Baittinger, A.J. Trant, L. Hermanutz, L.S. Collier, M.A. Dawes, T. Lantz, S. Weijers, R.H. Jørgensen, A. Buchwal, A. Buras, A.T. Naito, V. Ravolainen, G. Schaepman-Strub, J. Wheeler, S. Wipf, K.C. Guay, D.S. Hik, and M. Vellend. 2015. Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate2697
  • Boelman, N.T., L. Gough, J.C. Wingfield, S.J. Goetz, A. Asmus, H.E. Chmura, J.S. Krause, J.H. Perez, S.K. Sweet, K.C. Guay. 2014. Greater shrub dominance alters breeding habitat and food resources for migratory songbirds in Alaskan arctic tundra. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.12761
  • Epstein, H.P., U.S. Bhatt, M.K. Raynolds, D.A. Walker, P.A. Bieniek, C.J. Tucker, J. Pinzon, H. Zeng, G.J. Jia, K.C. Guay, S.J. Goetz. 2014. Tundra Greenness. In Arctic Report Card: Update for 2014. NOAA. Retrieved from doi:10.1111/gcb.12647
  • Guay, K.C., P.S.A. Beck, L.T. Berner, S.J. Goetz, A. Baccini, W. Buermann. 2014. Vegetation productivity patterns at high northern latitudes: a multi-sensor satellite data assessment. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.12647