School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Sarah Barlow

Visiting Researcher


Research Ecologist in Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology at Red Butte Garden, University of Utah. Email:



Research Interests

I am interested in plant ecology in general particularly plant-herbivore and plant-pollinator interactions in a conservation/restoration context; functional connectivity within ecological networks; and conservation management. Within this context, I am interested in developing e-ecology technologies that can be used for pollinator/invertebrate surveillance in field studies.

My current work is looking at the ecology of rare plants in oil shale habitat in eastern Utah and modelling plant-pollinator interactions using Structural Equation modelling. I am also working to develop insect pollinator monitoring and tracking technologies.