Sarah King

Biography

Sarah King

Sarah King is currently PI or co-PI of several research projects on feral horses and burros at NREL, in collaboration with colleagues at USGS. Originally from Britain, Sarah gained her B.Sc. and Ph.D. from Queen Mary, University of London. Her Ph.D. was one of the first studies on the behavioral ecology of Przewalski’s horses after their reintroduction to the wild in Mongolia. After conducting research on the endangered Mt. Graham red squirrel for the University of Arizona, Sarah returned to Mongolia to run a conservation program for the Zoological Society of London (the “Steppe Forward Programme”). She then was based in France as project manager of Association Takh with frequent trips to a Przewalski’s horse reintroduction site in western Mongolia. In addition to research, these positions in Mongolia involved working with communities and students to conserve wildlife through capacity building, production of books and guides, and further education. Before moving to CSU Sarah studied small mammals and their food resources along elevational gradients in the Front Range and San Juan Mountains, based at the University of Colorado. Sarah has been a member of the IUCN/SSC Equid Specialist Group since 1999, and co-chair since 2017.