Applied Biodiversity Science Program
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Doctoral Program
Telephone: (979) 845-2114
Office: 218 Wildlife Fisheries & Ecological Sciences Building (WFES)
Wildlife Fisheries & Ecological Sciences, Building #1537
2258 TAMU, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2258
Nick Jacobsen is a conservation social scientist who focuses his teaching and research on understanding human-environment interactions.
Nick completed his B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Rice University, and he received his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University from the Applied Biodiversity Science program. His dissertation research investigated human-lion conflict in the Okavango Delta Region of Botswana, and was more specifically on how national and international policies shaped local people’s interactions with and attitudes toward large predators.
Before graduate school Nick participated in field-based research projects in California, Peru, South Africa, and Ethiopia, all focusing on mammalian carnivore ecology and conservation. In his free time, Nick enjoys camping and hiking, travel, and basketball (mostly watching these days).