Sarah M. Roberts

Marine Quantitative Ecologist

About me

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nye Lab at the University of North Carolina – Institute of Marine Sciences. I received my PhD in Marine Science and Conservation from Duke University, where I was advised by Dr. Patrick Halpin (Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab). From 2017-2019 I was a Nereus fellow, funded by the Nippon Foundation. I received a Masters of Environmental Management in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies from Davidson College. I am passionate about using geospatial analysis to solve complicated marine issues from fisheries in a changing climate to marine protected area designations. My research focuses on marine species distributions and community ecologies in a changing climate.