Sarah Bisbing

Sarah Bisbing
PhD Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University

The landscape of North America was historically dominated by large, intact forest. Despite diminishing in size over the last century, these valuable ecosystems continue to provide crucial services to residents of both our wild lands and urban centers. Forest trees are ecosystem engineers that, among other things, promote clean water, provide nutrients for other plants, utilize excessive atmospheric carbon, provide wildlife habitat, and offer both aesthetic and cultural services. In other words, forests (and the trees within them) keep our air and water clean, our wildlife sheltered, our forage-able food (berries and mushrooms) naturally  fertilized, and our natural playgrounds beautiful.

Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2012-2013
Other Affiliations: 
Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Warner College of Natural Resources
Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE)