In the Media
It Came for My Cherry Trees ›
Yesterday's Island, June 04, 2015Nantucket Field Station Director Sarah Oktay writes about Eastern tent caterpillars, and why gardeners should detest them a little less.
Central Valley’s growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water ›
Sun Sentinel, May 05, 2015Nantucket Field Station Director Sarah Oktay is quoted in this article on irrigation water that was tested for oil field chemicals in California. "I wouldn't necessarily panic, but I would certainly think I would rather not have that," she said, referring to the chemicals identified in the samples.
Slurpee Waves Roll Ashore On Nantucket’s Coast ›
NPR, February 27, 2015Sarah Oktay, managing director of UMass Boston's Nantucket Field Station, talks about the nearly frozen waves rolling ashore on the frigid island this week.
The Way Forward for Biological Field Stations ›
BioScience, February 10, 2015Nantucket Field Station Director Sarah Oktay comments on a 2014 report which found biological field stations are at risk unless they modernize and better communicate their mission.
Oktay named head of global group ›
The Inquirer and Mirror, July 24, 2014Sarah Oktay, managing director of the Nantucket Field Station, has been named president of the Organization of Biological Field Stations, a nonprofit that works to improve the research, education, and outreach of field stations all over the world.
Life on The Rock: Big Science in a Small Lab ›
The Inquirer and Mirror, July 21, 2014Sarah Oktay, managing director of the Nantucket Field Station, is collaborating with actor/environmentalist Mark Ruffalo and scientist Scott Smith, of the nonprofit Water Defense, to further investigate the water purification potential of a material that improved conditions near the BP oil spill.
Mark Ruffalo talks about ‘Begin Again’ ›
The Boston Globe, July 03, 2014Actor Mark Ruffalo met with scientists from UMass Boston's Nantucket Field Station before attending the Nantucket Film Festival. Ruffalo's nonprofit, Water Defense, is working with field station director Sarah Oktay to put new water testing standards into action on Nantucket and Cape Cod.
Protection of water quality impetus for fertilizer regs ›
Nantucket Island Inquirer, March 13, 2014Sarah Oktay, director of the Nantucket Field Station, comments on water quality samples in this article on how Nantucket is hoping to curtail improper fertilizer application in an effort to prevent further contamination of Nantucket’s harbors, groundwater and ponds.
Blog: Exploring Squam Forest with Nantucket Semester students ›
The Inquirer and Mirror, February 10, 2014This photo gallery chronicles the field research projects of two students from the UMass Boston Nantucket Semester.
Fieldwork: The great outdoors ›
Nature Publishing Group, November 13, 2013Sarah Oktay, director of UMass Boston’s Nantucket Field Station, says these days, scientists are most interested in big questions relevant to entire regions.