Sarah Turtle

Teaching Lecturer, Environmental Science and Policy; Biological Sciences

BA, Hartwick College; MS, PhD, University of New Hampshire

Contact Information

Office: Boyd Science Center, Room 218
Telephone: 603-535-3160

About Sarah Turtle

Sarah Turtle earned her B.A. in Biology from Hartwick College in 1991. After working as a field biologist and an environmental educator she returned to academics at the University of New Hampshire. She earned a MS (1996 )and a Ph.D. (2000) in Zoology. Sarah started teaching at Plymouth State in 2000. Currently, Sarah is an Adjunct Faculty member for the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and The School of Graduate Studies.

Sarah is an ecologist interested in how environmental stresses individual, populations, and communities of amphibians and reptiles. She has studied effects of road salt and UV radiation on amphibian development and survivorship in vernal pools. She is has also worked with the Nature Conservancy and NH Fish and Game to investigate the status of rare turtles in the state of New Hampshire through the use of live traps and telemetry. She is currently working to help support science teachers through professional development and the creation of education material. She has worked with educators at the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation to create inquiry based activities to support science in the classroom.

Courses Taught

General Biology (superseded by BIDI 1220 and BIDI 1320)
Biology Core Concepts: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (BIDI 1220)
Biology Core Concepts: Cells, Genes, and Biotechnology (BIDI 1320)
Environmental Science (ESDI 2500)
Life in the Universe (ESP 3400)
Astrobiology (NS 5300)
Wetland Community Ecology (EV 5370)
Terrestrial Ecology (Special Topics EV 5560)