Sarah Roberts

Ph.D. Candidate
2018-2020 Duke University
Duke University Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab

Sarah Roberts is a Ph.D. student at Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab. She recently obtained a M.E.M degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University. Her PhD research examines the effects of climate, benthic habitat, and cyclical oscillations on the Mid and South Atlantic Bight ecosystems. 


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Roberts, S.M., Boustany, A.M., Halpin, P.N., Rykaczewski, R.R. (2019). Cyclical climate oscillation alters species statistical relationships with local habitat. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 614:159-171. link

In her new publication, Nereus Fellow Sarah Roberts (Ph.D. Candidate at Duke University) finds that several fish species’ responses to ocean warming in the North Atlantic depend on the phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO).

July 25, 2019 | EcologyOceanography