Isabella Sadler

Isabella received a B.S. in Integrative Biology from University of Illinois in 2019. While pursuing her degree, she found a passion for ecology when she joined multiple research labs. She gained experience working as a technician for the Illinois Natural History Survey. Here, she conducted fish surveys, collected water quality data, and kayaked 200 miles of the Embarras River. She continued her studies at Southern Illinois University, where she received a M.S. in Zoology (2022). Her research involved ecological stoichiometry, trophic interactions, and invertebrate functional feeding groups.


Professional Preparation and Appointments


2022             M.S., Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2019             B.S., Integrative Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL


Professional Appointments

2018-2020    Stream Ecology Technician, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL

2019-2020    Biodiversity Genomics Research Assistant, Illinois Natural History                                                                                  Survey, Champaign, IL

2017               Entomology Lab Assistant, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Selected Presentations

Sadler, I. (2022). Oral. Functional Feeding Group Responses to Fertilization and Largemouth Bass in Southern Illinois Ponds, Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.

Sadler, I. and M. Tan (2019). Poster. Body Shape Variation among Catfishes of the Superfamily Pimelodoidea (Siluriformes), Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.