Sarah R. Supp

Postdoctoral Fellow

National Science Foundation


I am a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (Intersections of Math and Biology) postdoc with Brian McGill (Univ. Maine) and Nicholas Gotelli (Univ. Vermont) and will be based in Jack Williams lab (UW-Madison). Read more about my proposed research on figshare!

My previous postdoc was with Catherine Graham at Stony Brook University in collaboration with Scott Goetz (Woods Hole Research Center), Susan Wethington (Hummingbird Monitoring Network), and Don Powers (George Fox University). We combined time-series data, remote sensing data, ecology, and physiology to predict climate change impacts on hummingbird migration, diversity and distribution. 

I received my Ph.D. from the Biology Dept. & the Ecology Center at Utah State University, with Morgan Ernest. My dissertation focused on understanding biodiversity & community structure through the conceptual lens of macroecology and the regional context in which each system exists.

I grew up in rural Nebraska and completed my undergrad at Valparaiso University, located in northwestern Indiana, advised by Laurie Eberhardt. While there, I interned at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Americorps, Student Conservation Association), studied yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) feeding preferences, and traveled to eastern China to research water quality issues and perceptions (ASIANetwork).

When I have free time, I enjoy traveling with my spouse, making music, hanging with my dog, and getting into the great outdoors as much as possible.