Nina Venuti

Nina venuti sampling in the field

Position Title
M.S. Student in Ecology


I am a first year student in Andrew Latimer’s lab and the Graduate Group in Ecology. Broadly, I’m interested in studying the effects of climate change, and interacting disturbances (fire, drought), on plant communities, and the ways in which we, as humans, might better manage and restore ecosystems to increase their resilience to such disturbances. I am passionate about both basic and translational ecological research, and aim to collaborate with practitioners, stakeholders, and scientists across disciplines to identify research needs, and produce work that contributes to the socially-conscious management of natural systems. Before coming to Davis, I worked as a Research Assistant with the California Sea Grant Extension Program for four years, on projects related to fisheries, marine debris, and coastal sage scrub restoration. I received my B.A. in International Studies - Political Science and Anthropology, with a minor in Environmental Studies, from UC San Diego in 2015.