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Sarah Orlofske

BIO

Sarah Orlofske joined the Department of Biology at UW-Stevens Point after earning her Ph.D. at University of Colorado-Boulder and serving as a visiting researcher at the University of North Dakota. Her dissertation in ecology and evolution was, “Predation on Parasites and its Consequences for Transmission.” Her research interests are in conservation biology, parasite and disease ecology, and evolution and physiological ecology.

TEACHING HONORS

  • UW-Stevens Point University Scholar Award (2022)
  • Education Scholar, Ecological Society of America (2017)
  • Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award, American Society of Parasitologists (2014)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Parasitologists Committee on Education, co-chair
  • Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, member
  • Journal of Parasitology, associate editor
  • Helminthological Society of Washington
  • Wisconsin Wetlands Association, member

The best part about teaching for me is watching students discover the answers to their own scientific questions.

-Sarah Orlofske

PUBLICATIONS

Orlofske, S.A., Flaxman, S.M., Joseph, M.B., Melbourne, B.A., Fenton, A., & Johnson, P.T.J. (2018). “Experimental investigation of alternative transmission functions: quantitative evidence for the importance of non-linear transmission dynamics in host-parasite systems.” Journal of Animal Ecology. 87:703-715. https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/3012053/

Assistant Professor of Biology
Curator of Animal Parasites

Office:
TNR 446
Phone:
(715) 346-4249

Education

Ph.D. - Ecology and Evolution
University of Colorado-Boulder

B.S. - Biology and Wildlife Ecology
UW-Stevens Point


Courses

Animal Parasitology
Ecological Methods
Introduction to Animal Biology