Sarah Reed | CV

Dr. Sarah Reed is the Director of Applied Conservation Science for the Americas Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society and an Affiliate Faculty member in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. Sarah’s research investigates how land development and human activities affect wildlife and biodiversity, and she works with communities and government agencies to apply ecological science to inform conservation planning and land-use policy. She currently serves as Vice President for Programs of the Society for Conservation Biology, co-leads the Conservation Development Working Group, and is a member of the Sound and Light Ecology Team. In her free time, Sarah enjoys growing and cooking food, traveling and recreating with her husband and dogs, and volunteering as a foster parent and mentor for at-risk youth.


Jeremy is a project coordinator with the Wildlife Conservation Society. His current work focuses on development of adaptive management strategies to minimize recreational impacts on wildlife within conserved lands of Sonoma County, California. In addition, he recently coordinated a WCS field study of potential effects of recreation activity on Abert’s squirrel and Dusky Grouse in Boulder County, Colorado. Jeremy received his M.S. in Ecology from Colorado State University, where he investigated the habitat use by Dall sheep and other mammals of military training areas of interior Alaska. Jeremy is interested in anthropogenic impacts on bird and mammal communities, habitat conservation, and wildlife occupancy of military lands. 



Mikko is a M.S. student in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, co-advised by Drs. Sarah Reed and Liba Pejchar. His research interests lie in the effects of urbanization on avian community composition and avian behavior. More specifically, he is interested in how anthropogenic land-use alters species diversity and how understanding its underlying mechanisms can be used to inform urban development that promotes biodiversity. He is also interested in analyzing the role citizen Science plays in conservation and ecological research. Mikko is from Chicago, Illinois and has a B.A. is biology from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.  


Sasha is a postdoctoral researcher, co-advised by Drs. Sarah Reed, George Wittemyer, and Megan McKenna, in a collaboration among the Wildlife Conservation Society, Colorado State University, and National Park Service. He is studying sources of anthropogenic noise, how the noise propagates through the landscape, and what are some likely consequences of noise propagation. Sasha’s previous research has focused on metacommunity dynamics and habitat selection by grassland birds. Sasha received a B.S. in Conservation Biology from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Tufts University in Massachusetts. 


Courtney Larson | CV

Courtney is a M.S. student in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, co-advised by Drs. Sarah Reed and Kevin Crooks. Her research is on the effects of human recreation on wildlife species of concern in San Diego, California. Courtney is broadly interested in conservation, landscape ecology, spatial analysis, and anthropogenic impacts on ecological communities. She is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a B.A. in environmental studies from Colby College in Maine.


Jessica is a research associate with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Colorado State University. Her research focuses on how human activities impact wildlife and she works to improve conservation of wildlife by managing data and serving as spatial analysis expert in support of local and regional land-use planning processes. Jessica received her M.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Queensland, Australia. 

Cooper Farr (M.S., 2015)                                                    Conservation Scientist, Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, UT

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