Sarah Saalfeld

Woman in blue jacket and black hat with grey scarf holding two shorebirds chicks with brown and white plumage
Wildlife Biologist/Statistician - Shorebirds

1011 East Tudor Road, MS 201
Anchorage, AK 99503
United States

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About Sarah Saalfeld

Sarah began her career as a shorebird biologist studying Snowy Plover population and breeding ecology near Lubbock, Texas, earning a Ph.D. from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2010.  In 2011, she moved to Alaska to work as a shorebird biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Her work has focused on mapping habitat suitability for nesting waterbirds, understanding the breeding ecology and population dynamics of Arctic-nesting shorebirds, documenting shorebird migration pathways, and predicting impacts related to climate-mediated changes.

Additional roles
Chair of the Alaska USFWS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Areas of expertise
Breeding and Migration Ecology
Habitat Selection

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