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Nigel Golden

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
Ph.D. Student
UMass Amherst

Research Interests

I am a wildlife ecologist interested in predicting how climate change will impact the ecology of arctic-adapted species, and developing models to assess changes in their distribution. I am also interested in understanding how wildlife can influence the vulnerability of permafrost carbon with implication for the global carbon cycle.


Recent Publicaitons:

Dubay, S. A., N. Golden, C. Jacques, B. Kern, T. VanDeelen, and D. Patnayak. (2015). Seroprevalence of selected livestock pathogens in white-tailed deer. PLoS ONE 10: e0128827. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128827 



B.S.: Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Research and Management, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 2014


Department of Environmental Conservation
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education & The Professoriate Fellow


Directorate Research Assistant Fellow, US Fish and Wildlife Service - Ecological Services, 2016
Urban Forestry Research Assistant, UW – Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources, 2015
Research Assistant, The Woods Hole Research Center, 2014-2015
Genetics Laboratory Technician, UW – Stevens Point, College of Letters and Sciences, 2012-2014
Wildlife Research Assistant, UW – Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources, 2010-2014