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Karina Nielsen

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Additional Title: Marine Ecologist
Department: Biology
School/Division: School of Science and Technology


Ecology of Coastal Ecosystems
Marine Conservation
Algal Ecology and Physiology
Invertebrate Biology and Ecology
Marine Biodiversity

Current Areas of Research and/or Community Work

1. Conservation and sustainable management of the Sea Palm, Postelsia palmeaformis (funded by California Sea Grant) .
2. Coastal oceanography of the surf zone (including water quality monitoring funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Center for Integrative Coastal Observation, Research, and Education (CICORE)and in collaboration with the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)).
3. Impact of coastal oceanography on the population biology (especially reproductive output and recruitment) of intertidal invertebrates in Northern California.

Contact Information

Office Phone: (707) 664-2962
Home Phone:

Additional Information

City of Residence:
Languages: Spanish
Degrees: Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1998
B.S., Brooklyn College - City University of New York, 1992

last updated: 01.20.2012