Conservation & Science Staff Bios
Sarah Long, M.S.
Population Management Center
- M.S. - Biology, Prairie Dog Communication, Northern Arizona University
- B.S. - Biology, DePaul University
Areas of Expertise
- Demographic and genetic management of small populations
- Pedigree analysis and development of pedigree assumptions
- Population management of group-living species
About Sarah Long:
Sarah has been with the Population Management Center (PMC) since its inception in 2000, serving as a scientific advisor for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) cooperatively managed animal populations. Her population biology work focuses on conducting genetic and demographic analyses and preparing breeding and transfer plans for more than 400 species managed in more than 200 AZA-accredited zoos.
In addition to advising zoo population managers, Sarah directs daily PMC operations, supervises other PMC staff and contributes to the development of software and methodologies relating to the management of small populations.
Prior to joining Lincoln Park Zoo, Sarah worked as a research and herbarium database assistant at the Field Museum, a plant biology instructor and a keeper intern at Brookfield Zoo.