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


Winton, RS, Ocampo-Peñuela, N, and Cagle, N. "Geo-referencing bird-window collisions for targeted mitigation." Peerj 6 (2018): e4215-e4215.
Hager, SB, Cosentino, BJ, Aguilar-Gómez, MA, Anderson, ML, Bakermans, M, Boves, TJ, Brandes, D, Butler, MW, Butler, EM, Cagle, NL, Calderón-Parra, R, Capparella, AP, Chen, A, Cipollini, K, Conkey, AA, Contreras, TA, Cooper, RI, Corbin, CE, Curry, RL, Dosch, JJ, Drew, MG, Dyson, K, Foster, C, Francis, CD, Fraser, E, Furbush, R, Hagemeyer, ND, Hopfensperger, KN, Klem, D, Lago, E, Lahey, A, Lamp, K, Lewis, G, Loss, SR, Machtans, CS, Madosky, J, Maness, TJ, McKay, KJ, Menke, SB, and Muma, KE et al. "Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America." Biological Conservation 212 (August 2017): 209-215.
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.
Cagle, N. "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
Durham, NC 27708
9 Circuit Drive, Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708


Ph.D., Duke University (2008)