Nichole N Price
Nichole Price is a Senior Research Scientist and Director of a new center focused on securing sustainable, nutritious, and safe seafood for generations to come at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine. The center for Seafood Security seeks to translate cutting-edge marine science to bridge the gap between knowledge and action. Nichole’s research and partnerships with NOAA, the Nature Conservancy, the US Geological Survey, and US Fish and Wildlife have taken her SCUBA diving around the globe on coral reefs in Africa, Asia, and across remote islands in the Central Pacific. More recently, she has focused her work in Southern California and the Gulf of Maine where she has partnered closely with members of the seaweed and shellfish industries to develop remediation strategies for ocean acidification, nutrient loading, and low oxygen conditions.
Nichole earned her Ph.D. in marine ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and became a postdoctoral scholar and project scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography before moving to Maine. She has 10 years experience on the studying impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on marine ecosystems and uses this knowledge to help find evidence-based, local solutions to global challenges.