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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Josef Korbel School building

Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Glaser, Research Scientist

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 303-871-3778

Office: 102G Ben M. Cherrington Hall
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208


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  • PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • BS, Kansas State University

Research and Expertise

Complex dynamics and forecasting of ecological communities; Socio-ecological feedbacks in fishery systems; Food web ecology and predator-prey dynamics; and
Food security, fisheries conservation and aquaculture in East Africa.

Professional Profile

  • Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2013–present)
  • Director, Geographic Information Systems Center at Lake Victoria National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, Jinja, Uganda (2012–present)
  • Director of Finances, The Women's Debate Institute (2006–present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Science, The College of William & Mary and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (2011–2013)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr. Ford Ballantyne, University of Kansas (2010–2011)
  • Invited one month appointment, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, Fisheries Oceanographer (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr. George Sugihara, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2009–2010)
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of North Texas, Department of Biology (2008)

Recent Publications

Glaser, S. M., Fogarty, M. J., Liu, H., Altman, I., Hsieh, C.-H., Kaufman, L., MacCall, A. D., Rosenberg, A. A., Ye, H. and Sugihara, G. (Forthcoming). Complex dynamics may limit prediction in marine fisheries. Fish and Fisheries. doi: 10.1111/faf.12037

Glaser, S. M., Ye, H. and Sugihara, G. (2014). A nonlinear, low data requirement model for producing spatially explicit fishery forecasts. Fisheries Oceanography, 23: 45–53. doi: 10.1111/fog.12042

Liu H, Fogarty MJ, Glaser SM, Altman I and others (2012). Nonlinear dynamic features and co-predictability of the Georges Bank fish community. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 464:195-207

Glaser, S. M. (2011). Do albacore exert top-down pressure on northern anchovy? Estimating anchovy mortality as a result of predation by juvenile north pacific albacore in the California current system. Fisheries Oceanography, 20: 242–257. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2419.2011.00582.x