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Douglass, Sarah Alee

Associate Research Scientist, Malacology

Address and Contact Information

1816 S. Oak Street
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820

Current Projects

I am a malacologist that specializes in freshwater mollusks for the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) in the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My primary work in the Urban Biotic Assessment Program involves conducting biological assessments of rare and threatened freshwater mollusks in areas slated for construction activities within Tollway corridors in northern Illinois. I pursue other research projects with native and non-native mollusks as time and funding allows. Currently, I have a few environmental DNA (eDNA) projects with mussels, fish, and mudpuppies. 

Research Biography

Research Interests

My research interests include the conservation of freshwater mussels and riverine ecosystems. I am also interested in environmental DNA, citizen science, practical agricultural stewardship, and sustainable land management. 

Professional Affiliations

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society
Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society


Master of Environmental Science, Taylor University, Upland, IN 
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Hanover College, Hanover, IN 

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