Director of Research, Yale Applied Science Synthesis Program
Dr. Sara Kuebbing is a research scientist and the director of research of the Yale Applied Science Synthesis Program at The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment. Sara is trained as an ecologist with expertise in forest ecology, conservation biology, invasion biology, plant ecology, community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. She conducts research on how humans can make informed decisions on how to best protect and conserve landscapes, ecosystems, and all the species that lives within them. She works with a variety of scientists, land managers, and policymakers to focus my research questions and share my results.
Prior to moving to Yale, Sara was an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh where she ran an empirical research lab in plant ecology and invasion biology. Her research training includes postdoctoral positions with the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and the Smith Conservation Fellows Program, a PhD from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee and a BS from the Department of Entomology & Wildlife Conservation at the University of Delaware.