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Sarah Goslee



Sarah Goslee

USDA-ARS_Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit
Building 3702, Curtin Road
University Park, PA  16802
Phone: (814)863-0887


Research Interest:

Dr. Goslee is a member of the Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services  project. She works at both field and landscape scales. At the smaller scale, she studies the factors controlling plant species diversity in managed grasslands, including climate, soils, and biotic interactions, and the potential benefits of manipulating plant species diversity to improve agricultural management. At landscape scales, she works on regional monitoring and assessment tools, including: agricultural landscape classification; the use of satellite imagery to measure grazingland productivity; and understanding how forage and biofuels species distributions will respond to global climate change.


Professional Experience:

2002-present: Ecologist, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

1998-2002: Post-doctoral research associate, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM

1992-1994:Research assistant, Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center

1992: Field assistant, Bolleswood Natural Area, Connecticut College Arboretum


Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University: Ph.D in Environment - 1998

Pennsylvania State University: M.S. in Ecology - 1994

Connecticut College: B.A. with Honors and Distinction in Biology (summa cum laude) - 1992