Dr. Sarah Groves has been part of the Manomet community since 1972, when she spent spring break learning about the operations of the banding lab from Kathleen “Betty” Anderson. She continued as a Manomet intern for three years before leaving to pursue a Ph.D. in Zoology, which she earned in 1982 with a dissertation on the foraging ecology of Black Oystercatchers. Following her studies, Dr. Groves spent her career working to articulate and address environmental concerns in the private sector, municipal and federal government, and post-secondary educational institutions.
Recently, Dr. Groves has been working as a metalsmith fabricating jewelry and small sculptural objects inspired by her experiences as an ecologist; during the pandemic she created a copper kelp forest, a large art installation. She is energized by Manomet’s commitment to long-term research, conservation, and education — all informed by rigorous science — and is thrilled to be continuing her association with Manomet. Dr. Groves holds an A.B. in Biology from Harvard/Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.