Sara Ashpole Ph. D.
Sara is an associate professor of Environmental Studies and Faculty Coordinator of the Sustainability Program. Sara received both her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Zoology and Toxicology from the University of Guelph, Ontario. Sara completed her Ph.D. in Planning at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.
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 River 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. Sara’s interests and research has brought her to mainland China where she has taught courses in Environment and Business and consulted with NGO’s on biodiversity and stewardship projects.
Regularly Taught Courses:
- ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies
- FALL: ENVS 347 Restoration Ecology (Conservation Science course for Conservation Biology major)
- FALL: ENVS 370 Global Amphibian Decline (Conservation Science course for Conservation Biology major)
- SPRING: ENVS 371 NS Landscape Ecology (Conservation Science course for Conservation Biology major)
- SPRING: ENVS 372 ESP Transboundary Wildlife Conservation
- FALL: FRPG Eggplant, Ecosystem, Entrepreneurship (First Year Program)
- SPRING: FRPG Green Cities: Growing a Communities (First Year Seminar)
- FALL: ENVS 245 SUS/NS Sustainability Leadership 2: Solving Sustainability (Sustainability Program
- FALL: ND 3025 SUS Green Cafe (Sustainability Program)
- Independent Study, Senior Year Experience, Honors Project
Ways to connect with students outside of the classroom:
- Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 am -12:00 pm
- or by appointment