Dr. Sarah Null

Aquatic Habitat, Climate, and Water Analysis (ACWA) Lab

Research Program

My research addresses the potential to protect aquatic ecosystems while maintaining water resource benefits for people in water scarce regions, particularly the American West. Ongoing research includes improving aquatic habitat objectives in water resources systems models, evaluating tradeoffs between human and environmental water uses with uncertainty, and identifying climate adaptations for water systems. Systems modeling, mathematical modeling, and field studies are methods I use to improve understanding of systems and explore promising solutions to problems. My research informs river restoration and water resources decision-making to enhance water sustainability in an uncertain future.

In The News

Natural History Museum of Utah blog, 1/20/2021

Utah State Today, 1/14/2021

Sarah Null's science-art exhibit, Decisions Downstream, is open at Utah Natural History Museum!

Western Water Magazine, Summer 2016

Greenwire, 7/11/2016

Union Pacific Press Release, 6/14/2016

The Guardian, 3/6/2012

Science News Focus, 10/27/2006

PBS NewsHour, 8/12/2005

UC Davis Dateline, 4/8/2005

Sacramento News and Review, 1/20/2005

Sacramento Bee, 8/29/2004

Part of a series of editorials which won an Editorial Writing Pulitzer Prize