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 Co-Director of the NSOE Communications Studio.

In The News


Hudson, LN, Newbold, T, Contu, S, Hill, SLL, Lysenko, I, De Palma, A, Phillips, HRP, Alhusseini, TI, Bedford, FE, Bennett, DJ, Booth, H, Burton, VJ, Chng, CWT, Choimes, A, Correia, DLP, Day, J, Echeverría-Londoño, S, Emerson, SR, Gao, D, Garon, M, Harrison, MLK, Ingram, DJ, Jung, M, Kemp, V, Kirkpatrick, L, Martin, CD, Pan, Y, Pask-Hale, GD, Pynegar, EL, Robinson, AN, Sanchez-Ortiz, K, Senior, RA, Simmons, BI, White, HJ, Zhang, H, Aben, J, Abrahamczyk, S, Adum, GB, and Aguilar-Barquero, V 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): 145-188.
Ocampo-Peñuela, N, Winton, RS, Wu, CJ, Zambello, E, Wittig, TW, and Cagle, NL. "Patterns of bird-window collisions inform mitigation on a university campus." PeerJ 4 (2016): e1652-e1652.
Cagle, NL. "Quantifying the Presence of Written Materials and the Use of Outside Texts in Nature Centers for Environmental Education." Applied Environmental Education and Communication 12, no. 2 (April 1, 2013): 108-117.
Cagle, NL. "Naturalists as environmental leaders: Bringing natural history from the past and into the future." In Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook, 83-94. January 1, 2012.
Cagle, NL. "Snake species distributions and temperate grasslands: A case study from the American tallgrass prairie." Biological Conservation 141, no. 3 (March 1, 2008): 744-755.


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)
ENVIRON 706: Wildlife Surveys (ENVIRON 706: Wildlife Surveys)

area(s) of expertise

Conservation Ecology Forests

Contact Information

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


Ph.D., Duke University (2008)