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Nicole LaRoche

Nicole is a Biologist with the Nearshore Marine Ecosystem Research Program at the Alaska Science Center. Her work focuses on sea otter behavioral ecology and aerial surveys using remote sensing throughout the Gulf of Alaska.  

Professional Experience

  • 2021 - Present   Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center

  • 2020 - 2021        Alaska Sea Grant Fellowship, National Park Service

  • 2017 - 2020        Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • 2015 - 2017        Wildlife Safari Coordinator, Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris

  • 2014 - 2015        Terrestrial Vertebrate Research Field Technician, National Park Service, Channel Islands National Park

  • 2014                     Research Field Technician, Tulane University

  • 2009 - 2014       Research Field Technician, University of California Santa Cruz and USGS Western Ecological Research Center

Education and Certifications

  • MSc   2020    Fisheries, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • BSc    2010    Marine Biology, University of California Santa Cruz

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