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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sara Wisner

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
M.S. Student
UMass Amherst

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



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


Department of Environmental Conservation


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