Nicolette Cagle

Nicolette Cagle


I am a dedicated ecologist and environmental educator with a passion for writing. I work as a Lecturer in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University  where I teach courses emphasizing natural history and environmental education & communication. I am also the Director of the Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke and Director of the NSOE Communications Studio.

In The News


Cagle, N. L. “Changes in experiences with nature through the lives of environmentally committed university faculty.” Environmental Education Research 24, no. 6 (June 3, 2018): 889–98.
Winton, R. S., N. Ocampo-Peñuela, and N. Cagle. “Geo-referencing bird-window collisions for targeted mitigation.” Peerj 2018, no. 1 (January 1, 2018).
Hager, S. B., B. J. Cosentino, M. A. Aguilar-Gómez, M. L. Anderson, M. Bakermans, T. J. Boves, D. Brandes, et al. “Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America.” Biological Conservation 212 (August 1, 2017): 209–15.
Hudson, Lawrence N., Tim Newbold, Sara Contu, Samantha L. L. Hill, Igor Lysenko, Adriana De Palma, Helen R. P. Phillips, et al. “The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project..” Ecology and Evolution 7, no. 1 (January 2017): 145–88.
Cagle, Nicolette. “Point of View: Science Classrooms as a Gateway to Comprehensive Pedagogy.” Journal of College Science Teaching 046, no. 03 (2017).

Recent Grants


ENVIRON 731: Dendrology (ENVIRON 731: Dendrology)
ENVIRON 907: DEL: Writing for Environmental Professionals (ENVIRON 907: DEL: Writing for Environmental Professionals)
ENVIRON 701: Forest Measurements (ENVIRON 701: Forest Measurements)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
HOUSECS 59: House Course (HOUSECS 59: House Course)

area(s) of expertise

Conservation Ecology Forests

Contact Information

Box 90328, Grainger Hall
Durham, NC 27708
9 Circuit Drive, Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708


Ph.D., Duke University (2008)