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Sarah Klain

Sarah Klain

Environment and Society

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 289
IconPhone: (435)7970314

Educational Background

PhD, Geography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2018
MS, Resource Management and Environmental Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2010
BA, Biology and Economics, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 2003


Renewable energy, ecosystem services, environmental management, conservation social science


Dr. Klain's research draws upon methods from social sciences, including economics, as well as ecology. Her goal as a problem oriented researcher is to contribute to solutions to sustainability issues, particularly in the intermountain west and coastal contexts. Her current research focuses on ways to make utility scale solar better for biodiversity.