Sara Wisner

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
M.S. Student

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts


Department of Environmental Conservation


B.S.: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 2015
A.S.: Biology, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA, 2011


Field Technician, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), 2017
Assistant Laboratory Manager, Puritan Tiger Beetle Recovery Project, USFWS, Silvio O Conte Wildlife Refuge, 2018
Forestry Assistant, Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Initiative, DCR Massachusetts, 2019

Research Interests: 

My research interests consist of endangered species conservation. I will be studying the effects of Climate change refugia and working with refuges in the Northeast to create management plans.



Weintraub, Karen. "Puritan Tiger Beetles, ‘Vicious Predators,’ May Soon Hunt Again." The New York Times 4 Dec. 2018

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "Many hands making an impactU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region. 2 Oct. 2018

WGBY. "Saving the Puritan Tiger Beetle from ExtinctionConnecting Point. 14 Nov. 2018