Understanding the causes and consequences of biodiversity

Plant populations have a remarkable amount of biodiversity…. even if it is sometimes hard to see with the eyes alone!

Manipulative experiments

Nicole clipping seagrass in a study investigating the effects of grazing on genotypic diversity

Molecular/genetic tools

Undergraduate researcher Kenzie Pollard (UC Davis) showing off tissue ready for DNA extraction

Social-ecological techniques

Example figure showing perceptions for how decisions made by humans affect biodiversity and resilience
Studying diversity requires a diversity of approaches!

Nicole is committed to inclusive classrooms, laboratories, and academic departments rooted in a deep understanding of the dignity of every human person – regardless of race, nationality, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, creed, ability, age, and/or socio-economic background.