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  • Port, J., J. O'Donnell, O. Romero‐Maraccini, P. Leary, S. Litvin, K. Nickols, K. Yamahara and R. Kelly. 2016. Assessing vertebrate biodiversity in a kelp forest ecosystem using environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology 25: 527-541.

  • Nickols, K., J. White, J. Largier and B. Gaylord. 2015. Marine Population Connectivity. The American Naturalist 185: 196-211.

  • Burgess, S., K. Nickols, C. Griesemer, L. Barnett, A. Dedrick, E. Satterthwaite, L. Yamane, S. Morgan, J. White and L. Botsford. 2014. Beyond connectivity. Ecological Applications 24: 257-270.

  • Nickols, K., S. Miller, B. Gaylord, S. Morgan and J. Largier. 2013. Spatial differences in larval abundance within the coastal boundary layer impact supply to shoreline habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 494: 191-203.

  • Prairie, J., K. Sutherland, K. Nickols and A. Kaltenberg. 2012. Biophysical interactions in the plankton. Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments 2: 121-145.

  • Gaylord, B., K. Nickols and L. Jurgens. 2012. Roles of transport and mixing processes in kelp forest ecology. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 997-1007.

  • Nickols, K. 2012. coastal boundary layer. .

  • Largier, J., K. Nickols, J. White and L. Clarke. 2010. Larval entrainment in cooling water intakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 2014-2031.

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Educational Background

  • 1998-2002 – Ph.D., University of California Davis (Ecology)

  • 1998-2002 – B.A., University of California Berkeley (Earth and Planetary Science)

  • 1998-2002 – B.A., University of California Berkeley (Integrative Biology)

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