Sage Rohrer

Research Interests:

Avian diseases and microbial ecology in Galapagos marine birds


2017 – Present: PhD Student in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics – Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis

2013 – 2017: BS in Biology with a Pierre Laclede Honors College certificate, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Research Experience:

  • 2018 – present: Dissertation research
  • June – July 2018: 6-week field course in Tropical Biology, Organization for Tropical Studies.
  • May 2017 – July 2017: Bird Survey Technician, Audubon Center at Riverlands. Point count observer, surveying nesting bottomland forest birds on Mississippi River islands.
  • August 2014 – May 2015; August – December 2016: Undergraduate Research Assistant, UMSL Parker Lab. Lab testing for avian Plasmodium and Haemoproteus in Galapagos birds.
  • May 2016 – July 2016: Research Intern, Audubon Center at Riverlands. Point count recorder.
  • March 2016: Research Assistant, Missouri Department of Conservation. Rabbit mark-recapture population study at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.
  • June 2015 – July 2015: Research Assistant, Galapagos Islands with the UMSL Parker Lab. Field work for Galapagos Avian Health Project.


  • Jaramillo, M., Rohrer, S., & Parker, P. G. (2017). From Galapagos doves to passerines: Spillover of Haemoproteus multipigmentatus. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 6(3), 155-161. Link to PDF

Public Profiles:

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