Sarabeth Buckley

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

  • Title Visiting Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • Education Tufts University, B.S.
    Boston University, Ph.D.

Sarabeth Buckley, Ph.D., graduated from the Department of Earth and Environment in Fall 2019 and currently serves as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Bio as a studentSarabeth’s research focuses on the use of carbon dioxide that accumulates indoors to fertilize plants growing atop building rooftops. She also studies the use of an artificial photosynthesis system to produce more sustainable use of fertilizer. In addition, Sarabeth is a visiting fellow at Harvard Medical School (HMS) working with Professor Pamela Silver. She is active with the Boston Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) group and the New England GWiSE group organizing events to support women in STEM, connecting people the community, building new groups, and trying to improve policies for graduate women in STEM. Sarabeth is also an avid dancer (favorite dances are swing and contra), reader (mostly science fiction and fantasy), writer (mostly poetry), baker, hiker, runner, and biker.



Ahmed S, Buckley S, Stratton AE, Asefaha F, Butler C, Reynolds M, Orians C. Sedum groundcover variably enhances performance and phenolic concentrations of perennial culinary herbs in an urban edible green roof. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 2017 May 28;41(5):487-504. DOI: 10.1080/21683565.2017.1279703

Ahmed S, Orians CM, Griffin TS, Buckley S, Unachukwu U, Stratton AE, Stepp JR, Robbat A, Cash S, Kennelly EJ. Effects of water availability and pest pressures on tea (Camellia sinensis) growth and functional quality. AoB Plants. 2014 Jan 1;6. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plt054

Ahmed S, Stepp JR, Orians C, Griffin T, Matyas C, Robbat A, Cash S, Xue D, Long C, Unachukwu U, Buckley S. Effects of extreme climate events on tea (Camellia sinensis) functional quality validate indigenous farmer knowledge and sensory preferences in tropical China. PloS one. 2014 Oct 6;9(10):e109126. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109126

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