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Nissa Kreidler

Nissa Kreidler collecting marsh data.


  • BS University of California, Santa Cruz 2012


Nissa joined the Coop Unit August 2017 and is currently seeking her M.S. degree in Fisheries under Mark Henderson. She is a recipient of NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster scholarship. Nissa is studying the deep sea coral habitats in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
In her free time she enjoys backpacking, birding, botanizing and any excuse to be outdoors. Nissa is a performing member of the Bay Area dance troupe, Blue Diamonds Belly Dance, and has performed at many benefit and fundraisers.

Research Interests

Tropical plant eco-physiology to determine climate change impacts on rainforest communities in southwest China.
Island plant eco-physiology to determine evolutionary differences drought traits among island and mainland plant populations.
Philippine seagrass conservation, U.C. Santa Cruz thesis work: Reducing sampling time by determining predictive equation for seagrass biomass.
Assessing long-term impacts of invasive sheep on vegetation on Santa Cruz Island, California.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 4

Presentations: 23


Contact Information


California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Humboldt State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute