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Zoology and Physiology

College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources

Sarah Collins

Assistant Professor

Office: Science Initiative, 4210
Lab: Science Initiative, 4316


  • PhD 2015 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
  • BA 2007 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Lewis & Clark College
  • Postdoc: Michigan State University and University of Wisconsin Madison

Research interests:
I am a freshwater ecosystem ecologist who studies elemental cycling and food web dynamics, and their relevance to ecosystem function and water quality. I ask questions about ecological patterns and processes through a combination of local field studies and data syntheses at broad spatial scales, and my work spans a variety of temperate and tropical ecosystems. My research draws from two traditionally disparate disciplines: local, mechanistic food web ecology and synthesis studies about ecosystems at regional to continental scales. I work with collaborators from various disciplines, including computer science, statistics, and evolutionary biology. Overall, I aim to develop the approaches and concepts to understand how accelerating human-driven changes in terrestrial landscapes and climate are reflected in aquatic ecosystems at local to continental scales. 


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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4207

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