Associate Professor


Contact Info

Institution: Utah State University, Senior Partner

Phone: (435) 797-1338

Address: 5210 Old Main Hill NR 210, Logan, Utah 84322, US


Research Disciplines

  • Environmental Decision Support Systems

  • Water Quality

  • Water Resources

  • Watershed Management

Research Interests

My research addresses the potential to protect aquatic ecosystems while maintaining water resource benefits for people in water scarce regions, particularly the American West. Ongoing research includes improving aquatic habitat objectives in water resources systems models, evaluating tradeoffs between human and environmental water uses with uncertainty, and identifying climate adaptations for water systems. Systems modeling, mathematical modeling, and field studies are methods I use to improve understanding of systems and explore promising solutions to problems. My research informs river restoration and water resources decision-making to enhance water sustainability in an uncertain future.




Sarah has 20 years experience working throughout the Great Basin from eastern California to the west-slope of the Wasatch.


  • Post-doc     2008-2011       University of California, Davis
  • Ph.D.               2008                Geography, University of California, Davis
  • MA                  2003                Geography, University of California, Davis
  • BA                  1998                International Economics, University of California, Los Angeles