Ian Nilson

Ian rock climbing above the ocean.

Position Title
Undergraduate Research Assistant


I am in my last year of undergrad at UC Davis studying Environmental Science and Management. My focus is Conservation, Ecology, and Biodiversity. In the summer of 2019 I worked on a field crew with Emily, collecting data around Sequoia National Monument. The project focused on how forest management, severe fire, and drought has recently affected Giant sequoia mortality. Currently, I am helping her in the lab with analyzing the cores from some of the dead monarch trees. This coming summer I will be leading a field crew for Derek. Our goal will be to collect data that can be used to create better post-fire regeneration models. Outside of the lab I spend most of my free time rock climbing and skiing.