Sacha Heath

Sacha Heath is a conservation ecologist who conducts research to inform and evaluate biodiversity conservation. Her studies have taken her from Alaska to Antarctica and from pristine wilderness areas to human dominated working lands. While Sacha has a soft spot for feathered creatures—and birds have been the focus of most of her research—she is also fascinated by complex ecological interactions involving multiple taxa. As a Living Earth Collaborative Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Sacha will be focusing on the ecology of urban bird communities. In collaboration with Gerardo Camilo (St. Louis University), Solny Adalsteinsson (Tyson Research Center), Anne Tieber (St. Louis Zoo), and St. Louis Audubon, Sacha will study the effectiveness of a citizen-based backyard conservation program along a rural-to-urban gradient of the St. Louis metropolitan area.