Sara Paull

Research Scientist, Disease Ecology

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Boulder, CO 80301
United States

About Sara

Dr. Sara Paull is a disease ecologist who oversees the data associated with small mammal, mosquito and tick communities along with the associated pathogen datasets. She contributes to design optimization, quality control efforts, and community outreach. She also works closely with the Biorepository in the management of samples associated with these data collections and collaborates on the maintenance of the sequencing data generated by NEON observational sampling. Her recent research projects include understanding the community ecology of mosquito viromes found in NEON archive samples as well as contributing to the modeling of NEON mosquito populations and phenology. 

Sara received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She focused on interdisciplinary research in climate and health during her post-doctoral work and her time as an Assistant Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health before returning to her Ecology roots at NEON. She has worked across several systems from macro-parasites to West Nile virus and topics including climate-driven changes to disease, heterogeneity in disease risk, and diversity-disease relationships. 

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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)