Sara Kuebbing, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment and the Director of Research of the Yale Applied Science Synthesis Program. She is trained as an ecologist with expertise in conservation biology, invasion biology, plant ecology, community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Dr. Kuebbing’s research focuses 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 research questions and share results. She is excited to be the inaugural director of YASSP, which is a research program space for open collaboration among practitioners, academics, and policymakers to develop applied science that guides sustainable land management.
Prior to moving to YSE, Dr. Kuebbing was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. 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.