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Please note: this event has passed. The agenda from the 2020 Academy below is for reference only.
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Nicholas Cole

U.S. Geological Survey
Dr. Nicholas Cole is a postdoctoral researcher in the Social and Economic Analysis Branch of the United States Geological Survey. There he assesses the human dimensions of wildlife-related outdoor recreation and natural resources. His scholarship highlights the complex relationships between participating in wildlife-based recreation and people’s perceptions of conservation, natural resource management and human-animal interactions. Nicholas seeks to communicate results and implications across broad scales of governance and user groups through reproducible science and high-quality graphics. Nicholas is also an avid outdoor recreator who enjoys getting outside, exercising and watching wildlife whenever he can.