Dr. Sarah Roley is an Assistant Professor in the School of the Environment at Washington State University (WSU). She has expertise in aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry, particularly nitrogen and carbon cycling and water quality. Her research program lies at the intersection of fundamental research and natural resource management. Currently, she has projects addressing aquatic plant management, nitrogen fixation in perennial grasses, and nutrient pollution. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics. At WSU, she teaches courses on limnology, biogeochemistry, and watershed management.

Prior to joining WSU, Dr Roley was a postdoctoral research associate in the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station. She earned a M.S. degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in English from Bemidji State University.