Sara is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies, receiving both her undergraduate and masters degrees in Zoology and Toxicology from the University of Guelph, Ontario. Sara completed her Ph.D. in planning at the University of Waterloo, Ontario and is advising graduate students there.
Since 1999, Sara's research has been collaborative with NGO, government, First Nation peoples, and private landowners examining cumulative impacts to amphibian, reptile, and turtle populations in the Great Lakes and the South Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Projects include long term amphibian population monitoring, wetland restoration and rehabilitation, road ecology, alien vertebrate species mitigation, agricultural eco-toxicology, landowner stewardship, community outreach and education.
In the last couple of years Sara has been traveling to China each spring to teach Chinese Environment and Business students environmental studies, to investigate amphibian and reptile research opportunities, and to explore main land China.
Regularly Taught Courses:
- ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies
- Independent Study, Senior Year Experience, Honors Project
- FALL: ENVS 347 Restoration Ecology (approved Conservation Science course for Conservation Biology major)
- FALL: ENVS 370 Global Amphibian Decline (approved Conservation Science course for Conservation Biology major)
- FALL: FRPG 2047 Eggplant, Ecosystem, Entrepreneurship (First Year Program)
- SPRING: ENVS 371 Landscape Ecology (approved Conservation Science course for Conservation Biology major)
- SPRING: ENVS 3040 Transboundary Wildlife Conservation
- ENVS/SOC Sustainability Leadership 2: Solving Sustainability (Sustainability Program)
Ways to connect with students outside of the classroom:
- Tuesday 10:30-11:30, Wednesday 12:30-1:30
- or by appointment