Sara Kuebbing, Assistant Professor
I am a plant ecologist interested in how human actions—like the movement of nonnative species around the globe—affects ecological communities. My primary aims in research are to build a better theoretical understanding of how invasion by plant species alters communities and ecosystems and to apply this knowledge to promote the stewardship of our environment. I am particularly interested in learning more about how nonnative species interact with one another and how ecological communities change as they increase in the level of invasion by nonnative plants.
I joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 2018. Prior to moving to Pitt, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies with research funding through the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and the Smith Conservation Fellows Program. I received my PhD from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee and my BS from the Department of Entomology & Wildlife Conservation at the University of Delaware.
rachel reeb, graduate student
Rachel will join the lab in Fall 2018. We can't wait for her to arrive in Pittsburgh!