I am a PhD candidate at the University of Washington in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and a member of the Quantitative Ecology Lab led by Dr. Beth Gardner. I earned my Bachelor of Science (2008) and Master of Science (2017) in Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana. My research interests stem from a background in carnivore ecology, wildlife management, landscape ecology, and quantitative ecology. My fieldwork and research experience have taken me to amazing parts of the western US, Canada, and even French Polynesia, to work with species ranging from gray wolves to red-footed boobies.
My dissertation work is part of the collaborative Washington Predator-Prey Project. I use camera traps and quantitative methods to understand the spatial and temporal patterns of predator-prey interactions among a community of species in eastern Washington, including deer, elk, cougars, and wolves. My research combines aspects of predator-prey ecology, landscape ecology and quantitative ecology to inform wildlife management and conservation.
I’d love to hear from you! Email me at sarah.bassing [at] gmail.com and follow me on Twitter @S_Bassing. I post code on GitHub when I remember. My Google Scholar profile can be found here and me CV is here.