Major Advisor: William Porter
Biography: Nick received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from University of North Carolina - Asheville in 2012 and M.S. in Natural Resource Ecology and Management from Oklahoma State University in 2017. Between degrees, Nick worked in environmental consulting and research labs at Florida International University, where he earned a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems. His thesis research focused on the effects of weather extremes on grassland bird abundance and population vital rates as well as the status of conservation priority birds. His dissertation will explore potential effects of predator-prey interactions on the ecology and local economies of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Nick is broadly interested in landscape ecology, spatial ecology, and wildlife conservation.
Affiliated Page: Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center