Our applied conservation science research and outreach program investigates the effects of land development and human activities on wildlife and biodiversity. We apply landscape-level field experiments, spatial modeling, and social science research methods to ask questions related to three primary topics: (1) How to design and steward residential developments to protect wildlife habitat on private lands; (2) How to balance goals for outdoor recreation access and species conservation in protected areas; and (3) How to inspire conservation actions by citizens and communities.
We are especially motivated by research that will advance our understanding of how species and ecosystems respond to human disturbance, while also contributing to practical solutions for conservation. We work regularly with communities, government agencies, and conservation organizations to apply ecological science to inform conservation planning and land-use policy.
I am an Associate Conservation Scientist with the North America Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society and an Affiliate Faculty member in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. I currently serve as Vice President for Programs of the Society for Conservation Biology and co-lead an interdiciplinary working group on conservation development at CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability.
Office: Wagar 134
Sarah E. Reed, Ph.D.
Colorado State University
1474 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1474