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Born: 13 October 1954; Bethesda, Maryland
Married: 1983, John T. Longino; Children: 1 son, born August, 1989; 1 daughter, September 1992
Contact: The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112; phone: (360) 870-6632;; <>

B.S., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 (with honors); Junior Year Transfer to University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1974–75
Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, College of Forest Resources, 1983
Honorary Ph.D., Brown University, 2014
Fundamentals of Ecology Course, Organization of Tropical Studies, Costa Rica, summer, 1979
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 1983–84

Community and ecosystem ecology of tropical and temperate forest canopies; the effects of forest fragmentation on biodiversity and community function; the development of database tools for canopy researchers; dissemination of research results to non-scientific audiences; partnering of scientists and artists to enhance conservation of forests.

2015-present: Professor of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2011- 2014: Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1991-2011: Member of the Faculty, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
1989–91: Director of Research, The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida
1984–89: Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Forest Resources
Associate Research Staff, The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Research Associate, Missouri Botanical Garden

Ecological Society of America, Vice President for Education and Diversity, 2015-2018
Association for Tropical Biology, President, 2002; Council Member 2000-2001
International Canopy Network, Co-founder and President, 1994–present

Union of Concerned Scientists “Inspiring Scientist”, 2019
Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Impact, University of Utah, 2018
Osher Fellowship, The Exploratorium, 2018
Arts Summit Fellow, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2018
WINGS Worldquest Women of Discovery Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018
Ecological Society of America Fellow, 2016
The William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice, Washington State University, 2015
TIME Magazine names Nadkarni’s bringing nature imagery to prisoners in solitary confinement as “One of the Best Inventions of 2014”
Archie F. Carr Medal for Conservation, 2013
Artist in Residency, Columbus College of Art and Design, 2012
University of Utah Woman of Note, 2012
American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Engagement, 2011
“Monito del Giardino Prize for Environmental Action, Florence, Italy, 2011
National Science Foundation Board Public Service Award, 2010
Education Award, Washington Correctional Association Conference, 2010
Evergreen State College Faculty Achievement Award, 2010
Playboy Honor Roll (Top 20 most innovative college professors in the USA, Playboy Magazine) 2010
Award for Canopy Ecology, 5th International Canopy Conference, 2009
Distinguished Alumni Award, Univ. of Washington College of Forest Resources, 2008
Grace Hopper Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
Visiting Scholar, Helen Whiteley Center, University of Washington, 2006, 2007
Robert Hefner Endowed Lecture, Miami University, 2005
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Miami, 2003-2004
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2001–02
Association for Tropical Biology, President, 2001–02
Board Member, The Nature Conservancy, 1998–2001
Stirling Morton Award, The National Arbor Day Foundation, 1997
Council Member, Association for Tropical Biology, 1994–97
Jessie B. Cox Chair in Tropical Ecology, Selby Gardens, 1989–91
Margery Stoneman Douglas Endowed Lecture, 1989
University Fellowship, University of Washington, 1979–82
English-Speaking Union Travel Fellowship, 1982
Northwest Science Association Scholarship, 1981

Member, Advisory Committee, Biology Directorate, National Science Foundation (2010-present)
Member, Committee for Public Understanding of Science and Understanding, AAAS (2007-2010)
Member, The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees, Washington State (1990-2012); Utah (2011-present)
Member, Center for Advancing Informal Science Education Advisory Board (2012-present)
Member, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Advisory Board (2013-present)
Member, National Geographic Explorer’s Council (2014-present)
Member, International Union for Forestry Research Organizations, Planning Committee, 2014
Steering Committee Member, National Alliance for Broader Impacts, 2015-present


2016-2019: National Geographic Society: Creating and testing “Nature toolkits” – nature videos, soundscapes, and educational materials for the incarcerated ($100,100)
2016-2019: National Aeronautics and Atmospheric Administration (NASA): Astrobiology lectures for the incarcerated ($70,000)
2016-2019: National Science Foundation:  NSF Includes: Alliance to Strengthen The STEM Tapestry (ASSisT): Exploratory Research on Identity Shifts that will Weave the STEM-Disenfranchised into Science ($299,767).
2016-2019: Utah State Juvenile Justice Service: Initiative to Bring Science Programs to the Incarcerated – Youth Offender Program ($110,000)
2016-2019: National Science Foundation. Innovations in Development for a Transformative Scientist-Driven Public Engagement Model: The STEM Ambassador Program ($1,255,345).
2016-2019: National Science Foundation (with S. Gotsch & T. Dawson). RUI): Dry in the sky?: Ecophysiological Strategies and Drought Tolerance among Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Canopy Epiphytes ($475,561).
2014-2019: Chevron Corporation. Bringing Science and Scientists to Rural Utah Middle Schools with remote technology for interactive exchange: Pilot Activities ($5000).
2014-2019: Northrup Grumman Corporation: Enhancing the Presence of Minority STEM scientists in Public Engagement of Science: A Pilot Project ($3000).
2013-2015: National Geographic Society, Use of Emotiv headsets to document impacts of nature imagery on emotions of nature-deprived individuals: ($50,000).
2010-2014: National Science Foundation, Ecosystems Program, Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research: Transforming public engagement by ecosystem scientists from burden to benefit: The Research Ambassador Program ($249,980).
2008-2009: Toyota/Audubon TogetherGreen Innovation Grant, Dancing for Diversity: Linking modern dance with rainforest conservation ($55,000).
2008-2012: Washington State Department of Corrections, Sustainable Prisons, Sustainable Lives: Green prison reform in three corrections centers ($613,000).
2006-2008: National Science Foundation, Opportunities to Promote Understanding through Synthesis Program: Ecological roles of forest canopy communities in a tropical montane forest: synthesis and dissemination ($103,322).
2004-2007: National Science Foundation, Database Activities Program: Forest Canopy Databases and Database Tools – Branching Out to Ecological Synthesis ($877,456) (with Judy Cushing).
2002-2003: National Science Foundation Informal Science Education Program: The Research Ambassador Program: empowering scientists to communicate research to public audiences ($74,955)
2002-2003: National Science Foundation Database Activities Program: Expanding forest canopy databases and database tools – branching out to ecology ($167,784) (with J. Cushing)
2003-2004: National Science Foundation Ecosystem Program (with K. Bawa & W.J. Kress): Travel support for an international conference on tropical ecosystems ($52,310).
2002–04: National Geographic Society Conservation Trust: Ambassadors for conservation:  enhancing scientific outreach to non-scientists. National Geographic Society ($19,990).
2001–02: National Geographic Society Conservation Trust: An exploration of new ways to understand and conserve forest canopy biota. National Geographic Society ($29,900).
2000–01: National Science Foundation Ecosystem Program (with K. Bawa & W.J. Kress): Travel support for an international conference on tropical ecosystems ($52,310).
2001–02: National Science Foundation Ecosystem Program (with K. Bawa & W.J. Kress): Workshops to articulate and disseminate research priorities in tropical biology ($24,090).
1999–2003: National Science Foundation Database Activities Program (with J. Cushing): Databases and database tools for canopy science – what trees can teach us about integrating database use into the research process ($721,181).
1999-2003: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (with J. J. Ewel). Temporal changes in functional differences among life forms and their consequences for ecosystem processes in tropical forests. ($184,000).
1999–2003: National Science Foundation Ecology Program: Effects of disturbance and global climate change on tropical cloud forest canopy communities: an experimental approach ($370,117).
1999–2000: National Science Foundation International Program: The articulation and dissemination of collaborative visions for forest canopy research: an international workshop  ($29,520).
1997: Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Award: Participation of a high school teacher in study of canopy moss biology in the Pacific Northwest ($7,000).
1996–98: National Science Foundation Database Activities Program (with J. Cushing): Enhancing researcher and site productivity at shared research facilities: database tools for analyzing forest canopy information ($180,000).
1996–98: National Science Foundation Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology:   Long-term studies of canopy communities in Monteverde, Costa Rica ($80,000).
1996–97: National Science Foundation Database Activities Program (with J. Cushing): Database
Support for shared ecological research sites ($168,000).
1993–95: National Science Foundation Database Activities Program (with G. Parker): The analysis of three-dimensional spatial information of tree and forest canopy structure: a planning grant ($132,873).
1992–94: National Geographic Society Research Grant: Investigation of the floristics and distribution of epiphytes in a neotropical cloud forest ($20,450).
1990–93: National Science Foundation Research Grant Ecosystems Program: The role of epiphytes in cloud-forest nutrient cycles: models and mechanisms ($236,000).
1987–89: National Science Foundation Research Grant Ecology Program: The role of canopy organic matter in cloud forest nutrient cycles ($199,200).
1988–89 and 1989–90: National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant Supplement: Ecological aspects of canopy organic matter in a neotropical cloud forest ($8,000).
1989–90: Institute of Museum Services Conservation Project: Use of model bar code labeling system for plant specimens at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ($25,000).
1989–90: California Space Institute (with J. Melack): Incorporation of three-dimensional treemapping into forest radar models ($17,500).
1987–91: Whitehall Foundation: Use of computer graphics to portray three-dimensional dynamic biological systems ($89,000).
1985, 1986, 1991: National Geographic Society Research Grant: The ecology of epiphytes in cloud forest ecosystems ($35,400).
1983: Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid: Uptake of nutrients by adventitious canopy roots using radioisotopes ($200).
1981–83: Man and the Biosphere Research Grant (with C. Grier): The role of epiphytes in temperate and tropical rainforest nutrient cycling ($50,000).

Public Engagement grant from UU Athletics Department for the “Sports ‘n Science” program

Evergreen Faculty Sponsored Research awards: 1996, 1998, 2001 ($3,000 each).
Evergreen Foundation Fund for Innovation Awards: 1999, 2002 ($5,000 each).
Evergreen Provost Fund: Feasibility study for Forest Canopy Walkway Project ($7,600).

Science, Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, American Journal of Botany, Selbyana, Biotropica, Madroño, Journal of Tropical Ecology, Oecologia, Plant and Soil, Pedobiologia, National GeographicEcosystems, Lichenologist, Geoderma, Journal of Vegetation Science, Biological Conservation,Wadsworth Publishing Company, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, University of California Press, Cornell University Press, Journal of Insect Conservation, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

National Science Foundation (Ecology and Ecosystems Programs, Biotic Surveys and Inventories, Research Initiation at Minority Institutions Program, U.S. Latin America Cooperative Science Program), Organization for Tropical Studies, National Geographic Society Committee on Exploration and Research, Florida State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Washington State Biodiversity Initiative, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geographic Society Conservation Trust

National Science Foundation (Research Experience for Undergraduates Panel, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant Panel, Biological Facilities Program, Committee of Visitors, Long-term Ecological Studies Programs); National Research Council Committee on Biodiversity, NSF Biology Directorate.

NPR “Source of the Week” – providing diverse voices to media outlets
Women in Science Panel, College of Science, University of Utah, 2012
WEBS 2007, 2008: Mentoring faculty for ADVANCE-sponsored mentoring workshop for junior women faculty, Pack Forest, University of Washington
ADVANCE Women’s Luncheon Discussion, April 2009
Expanding Your Horizons (mentoring 6th grade girls in science careers), keynote speaker, February 2007

University of Minnesota, University of California (Riverside, Santa Cruz, Davis), Wellesley College, California State College, Missouri Botanical Gardens, California Academy of Sciences, University of Florida, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, National Science Foundation Workshop on Tropical Soil Organic Matter, University of Hawaii, University of Florida, University of South Florida, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Miami Univ., University of Washington, Appalachian State University, Museum of Science at Boston, Oregon State University, Cary Arboretum Institute for Ecosystems Studies, Brown University, Stanford University, University of Miami, Pacific Lutheran University, Central Washington University, Western Washington University, University of Georgia, Auburn University. University of British Columbia, University of California at Channel Islands, Valencia Community College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Georgia, Washington State University (Graduate student choice), Lewis and Clark College, University of North Dakota, Georgia Technical University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Utah, Oregon State University, University of Florida, Colorado State University, Kenyon College, McGill University, Columbus College of Art and Design, California Academy of Sciences, Chicago Botanic Garden, International Society of Arborists, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, University of Washington, Whitman College, Nassau Community College, Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Brigham Young University, University of Georgia, Swarthmore College

Search Committee for the Dean of the Dental School
Creative Campus Initiative
“Re-imaging” the General Education Curriculum Committee
Arts Alliance at Research Universities, Mellon Foundation
Campus-wide IT Overview
Presidential Task Force for K-12 Science and Math Teacher Preparation

Ray Callaway, Ken Hobson, Ken Clark (Univ of California, Santa Barbara)
Patricia Townsend, Stephanie Bohlman, Camila Tejo, Johanna Castillo, (Univ. of Washington)
Sarah Clarke, Evan Johnson, Amber Neilson, Scott Hollis, Adrian Wolf, Dennis Aubrey (Evergreen State College), Joanna Varner, Jacob Chalmers, Autumn Amici (Univ. of Utah)

Dr. Eric Vance; Dr. Anne McIntosh; Dr. Stephen Yanoviak, Dr. Kimberly Sheldon

Li, S. F., J. W. Liu, C. T. Wu, I. Valdespino, N. Salazar, N. Nadkarni, J. W. H. Yong, B. Adjie, P. Saenger, P. Chesson, C. L. Huang and C. R. Sheue. 2015. The occurrence of monoplastidy in the ancient genus Selaginella associated with phylogeny. The 7th Annual Meeting, 15th-18th November, Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology, Taipei, Taiwan.
Sheldon, K.S. and  N.M. Nadkarni. 2015. Reproductive phenology of epiphytes in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical 63: 1119-1126.
Chalmers, J., K. Mock, K. Kohl, and N. Nadkarni. 2015. Clonality and dynamics of leaf abscission of Gambel Oaks at small spatial scales in Utah. Forest Science 61:829-833
Gotsch, S., N. Nadkarni, A. Darby, M. Dix, A. Glunk, and T. Dawson. 2015. Life in the treetops: ecophysiological strategies of canopy epiphytes in a tropical montane cloud forest. Ecological Monographs 85:393-412.
Tejo Haristoy, C., D. Zabowski, and N. Nadkarni. In press. Total and epiphyte litter under the canopy of Acer macrophyllum stands in an old-growth temperate rainforest, Washington State, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
Nadkarni, N. 2014. Into the light: bringing science education to the incarcerated. Dimensions, Association for Science and Technology Centers. September/October 2014.
Tejo Haristoy, C., D. Zabowski, and N. Nadkarni. 2014. Physical and chemical characteristics of canopy soils of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) in the Queets River Watershed, Washington State. Soil Science Society of America 78: S118-S124.
Sheldon, K. and N. Nadkarni. 2013. The use of pasture trees by birds in a tropical montane landscape in Monteverde, Costa Rica. 2013. Journal of Tropical Ecology 29:459–462.
Sheldon, K., and N. Nadkarni. 2013. Spatial and temporal variation of seed rain in the canopy and on the ground of a tropical cloud forest. Biotropica 45:549–556.
Aubrey, D.A., N. M. Nadkarni, and C. P. Broderick. 2013. Patterns of moisture and temperature in canopy and terrestrial soils in a temperate rainforest, Washington. Botany (formerly Canadian Journal of Botany) 91: 739-744.
Nadkarni, N. M. and A. Stasch. 2013. How broad are our broader Impacts? Analysis of the National Science Foundation’s Ecosystems Program and the Broader Impacts requirement. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 11:13–19. doi:10.1890/110106
Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu, and N. Nadkarni. 2012. Response of non-vascular epiphytes to simulated climate change in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in southwest China. Biological Conservation 152:127–135.
Stasch, A., C. LeRoy, K. Bush, N. Nadkarni, and D. Pacholke. 2012. Interpreting in prisons- the sustainability in prisons project. Legacy. June/July 2012. 12-20.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2012. The future we want. Essay for the RIO+20 website for the United Nations.
Nadkarni, M., G. G. Parker, and M. D. Lowman. 2011. Forest canopy studies as an emerging field of science. Forest Science. 68:217–224.
Dial, R.J., Nadkarni, N.M. & Jewell, C.D. 2011. Canopy structure in a 650-year Douglas-fir chronosequence in western Washington- distribution of canopy elements and open space. Forest Science, 57, 309–319.
Osmond, D., N. Nadkarni, C. T. Driscoll, E. Andrews, A. J. Gold, S. Broussard Allred, A. Berkowitz, T. Loecke, M. McGarry, K. Schwarz, M. Washington, and P. M. Groffman. 2010. The role of interface organizations in science communication and understanding. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8:306-313.
Kennedy, P. J. L. Schouboe, R. H. Rogers, M. G. Weber, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2009. Frankia and Alnus rubra canopy roots- an assessment of genetic diversity, propagule availability, and effects on soil nitrogen. Microbial Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s00248-009-9587-8.
Rousk, J. and N. M. Nadkarni. 2009. Growth measurements of saprotrophic fungi and bacteria reveal differences between canopy and forest floor soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.41:862-865.
Nadkarni, N. M., and W. A. Haber. 2009. Canopy seed banks as ‘time capsules’ of biodiversity in pasture remnant tree crowns. Conservation Biology 23:1117-1126 (with cover photograph by J. Longino).
Wolf, J. H. D., S. R. Gradstein, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2009. A protocol for sampling vascular epiphyte richness and abundance. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25:107-121.
Ulrich. C. and N. M. Nadkarni. 2009. Sustainability research in enforced residential institutions- collaborations of ecologists and prisoners. Environment, Development, and Sustainability 11:815.-825.
Nadkarni, N. M., A.C.S. McIntosh, and J. B. Cushing. 2008. A conceptual framework to categorize perceptions and understanding of forest structure. Forest Ecology and Management 256: 872–882.
Hopkin, M. 2007. Dance of the forest. Nature 450:172.
McIntosh, A.C.S., Cushing, J.B., Nadkarni, N.M., and Zeman, L.. 2007. Database design for ecologists- composing core entities with observations. Ecological Informatics 2:224–236.
Cushing, J.B., N.M. Nadkarni, M. Finch, A.C.S. Fiala, E. Murphy-Hill, L. Delcambre, and D. Maier. 2007. Component-based end-user database design for ecologists. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. 29: 7-24.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2007. Ecological outreach to faith-based communities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5: 332-333.
Yanoviak, S.P., N. M. Nadkarni, and R. Solano. 2006. Arthropod assemblages in epiphyte mats of Costa Rican cloud forests. Biotropica 36: 202–210.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2006. The moss-in-prison project- disseminating science beyond academia. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4:442-443.
Clark, K.C., N. M. Nadkarni, and H. L. Gholz. 2005. Retention of inorganic nitrogen by epiphytic bryophytes in a tropical montane forest. Biotropica 37: 328-336.
Fischer, A., and N. M. Nadkarni. 2005. Moss conservation behind bars- prison inmates help researchers cultivate threatened mosses. Conservation in Practice 6:35-36.
Schonberg, L., J. T. Longino, N. M. Nadkarni, S. P. Yanoviak, and J. Gering. 2004. Arboreal ant species richness in primary forest, secondary forest, and pasture habitats of a tropical montane landscape. Biotropica 36:402–409.
Nadkarni, N. M., D. A. Schaefer, T. J. Matelson, and R. Solano. 2004. Biomass and nutrient pools of canopy and terrestrial components in a primary and a secondary montane cloud forest, Costa Rica. Forest Ecology and Management 198:223-236.
Van Pelt, R., S.C. Sillett, and N.M. Nadkarni. 2004. Quantifying and visualizing canopy structure in tall forests: methods and a case study. Pages 49–72 in Lowman, M. and B. Rinker, eds. Forest Canopies, 2nd edition. Elsevier, Boston, MA.
Van Pelt, R. and N. M. Nadkarni. 2004. Horizontal and vertical distribution of canopy structural elements of Pseudotsuga menziesii forests in the Pacific Northwest. Forest Science 50:326-341.
Nadkarni, N. M. and M. Sumera. 2004. Old-growth forest canopy structure and its relationship to throughfall interception. Forest Science 50:290-298.
Bawa, K.S., W. J. Kress, N. M. Nadkarni, S. Lele, P. H. Raven, D. H. Janzen, A.E. Lugo, P.S. Ashton, & T.E. Lovejoy. 2004. Tropical ecosystems into the 21st century. Science 306:227-228.
Nadkarni, N. 2004. Not preaching to the choir- communicating the importance of forest conservation to nontraditional audiences. Conservation Biology 18:602-606.
Yanoviak, S. P., H. A. Walker, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2004.  Arthropod assemblages in vegetative vs. humic portions of epiphyte mats in a neotropical cloud forest. Pedobiologia 48:51-58.
Yanoviak, S. P., G. Kragh, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2003. Spider assemblages in Costa Rican cloud forests- effects of forest level and forest age. Studies on Neotropical Fanua and Environment 38:145-154.
Cushing, J. B., B. Bond, R. Dial, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2003. How trees and forests inform biodiversity and ecosystem informatics. Computing in Science and Engineering 5:32-43.
Reich, A., J. J. Ewel, N. M. Nadkarni, T. Dawson, and R. D. Evans. 2003. Nitrogen isotope ratios shift with plant size in tropical bromeliads. Oecologia 137:587-590.
Rains, K. C., N. M. Nadkarni, and C. S. Bledsoe. 2003. EEpiphytic and terrestrial mycorrhizas in a lower montane Costa Rican cloud forest. Mycorrhiza 13:257-264.
Gradstein, S. R., N. M. Nadkarni, T. Kromer, I. Holz, & N. Norse. 2003. A protocol for rapid and representative sampling of vascular and non-vascular epiphyte diversity of tropical rain forests. Selbyana 24:105-111.
Yanoviak, S. P., N. M. Nadkarni, and J. Gering. 2003. Arthropods in epiphytes- a diversity component that is not effectively sampled by canopy fogging. Biodiversity and Conservation 12:731-741.
Merwin, M., S. Rentmeester, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2003. The influence of host tree species on the distribution of epiphytic bromeliads in experimental monospecific plantations, La Selva, Costa Rica. Biotropica 35:37-47.
Hietz, P., Wanek, W., Wania, R., and N. M. Nadkarni. 2002. 15N natural abundance in a montane cloud forest canopy as an indicator of nitrogen cycling and epiphyte nutrition. Oecologia. 131: 350-355.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2002When preaching to the choir isn’t preaching to the choir- churches, trees, and environmental perspectives. Environmental Practitioner 4:188-190.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2002. In the treetops: life in the rainforest canopy. World Book Science Year Book2003:54-67.
Nadkarni, N. M. and R. Solano. 2002. Potential effects of climate change on canopy communities in a tropical cloud forest- an experimental approach. Oecologia 131:580-84.
Nadkarni, N. M. Trees and spirituality- an exploration. Northwest Dharma News 15:10-13.
Chandra, A., and N. M. Nadkarni. 2002. Four realizations of forest canopy retranslocation data. Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Auditory Display, Kyoto, Japan, July 2–5, 2002.
Nadkarni, N. M., D. A. Schaefer, T. J. Matelson, and R. Solano. 2002. Comparison of arboreal and terrestrial soil characteristics in a lower montane forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Pedobiologia 46:24-33.
Merwin, M. C. and N. M. Nadkarni. 2001. 100 years of tropical bryophyte and lichen ecology- a bibliographic guide to the literature from 1901–2000. Tropical Bryology 21:97-118.
Gradstein, S. R., D. Griffin III, M. I. Morales, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2001. Diversity and habitat differentiation of mosses and liverworts in the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Caldasia 23:203-12.
Merwin, M., S. R. Gradstein, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2001. Epiphytic bryophytes of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Tropical Bryology 20:63-70.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2001. Enhancement of forest canopy research, education, and conservation in the new millennium. Plant Ecology 153:361-67.
Nadkarni, N. M., and J. B. Cushing. 2001. Lasers in the jungle- the canopy database project. Ecological Bulletin 82:200-01.
Cobb, A. R., N. M. Nadkarni, G. A. Ramsey, and A. J. Svoboda2001. Recolonization of Bigleaf Maple branches by epiphytic bryophytes following experimental disturbance. Canadian Journal of Botany 79:1-8.
Nadkarni, N. M., M. C. Merwin, and J. Nieder. 2001. Forest canopies: plant diversity. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, edited by S. Levin, 27-40. Academic Press, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Lyons, B., N. M. Nadkarni, and M. P. North. 2000. Spatial distribution and succession of epiphytes on Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock) in an old-growth Douglas-fir forest. Canadian Journal of Botany 78:957-68.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2000. Colonization of stripped branch surfaces by epiphytes in a lower montane cloud forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Biotropica 32:358-63.
Nadkarni, N. M., A. R. Cobb, and R. Solano. 2000Interception and retention of macroscopic bryophyte fragments by branch substrates in a tropical cloud forest- an experimental and demographic approach. Oecologia 122:60-65.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1999. Bridging gaps between science and society. Giant Screen Theater Association Conference. Proceedings of a Symposium in Giant Screen Films and Lifelong Learning, 28-32.
Ghosal, S., A.V. Muruganandam, S. Chauhan, K. Kawanishi, K. Saiki, and N. M. Nadkarni. 1999. Crown humus- Part I – The chemistry of the canopy organic matter of rain forests in Costa Rica. Indian Journal of Chemistry. Section-B, Organic including Medicinal. 38: 67-75.
Clark, K. L., N. M. Nadkarni, and H. L. Gholz. 1998c. Growth, net production, litter decomposition, and net nitrogen accumulation by epiphytic bryophytes in a tropical montane forest. Biotropica 30:12-23.
Clark, K. L., N. M. Nadkarni, D. Schaefer, and H. L. Gholz. 1998b. Atmospheric deposition and net retention of ions by the canopy in a tropical montane forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 14:27-45.
Clark, K. L., N. M. Nadkarni, D. Schaefer, and H. L. Gholz. 1998a. Cloud water and precipitation chemistry in a tropical montane forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Atmospheric Environment 32:1595-1603.
Ingram, S. W., K. Ferrell-Ingram, and N. M. Nadkarni. 1996. Floristic composition of vascular epiphytes in a neotropical cloud forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Selbyana 17:88-103.
Nadkarni, N. M., G. G. Parker, E. D. Ford, J. B. Cushing, and C. Stallman. 1996. The International Canopy Network- a pathway for interdisciplinary exchange of scientific information on forest canopies. Northwest Science: 70:104-08.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1996. Review of: Tropical Forests: Management and Ecology. In Forest Science, edited by A. Lugo and C. Lowe, 42:252-53.
Nadkarni, N. M., T. Matelson, and W. Haber. 1995. Structural characteristics and floristic composition of a neotropical cloud forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 11:481-95.
Matelson, T. J., N. M. Nadkarni, and R. Solano. 1995. Tree damage and annual mortality in a montane forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Biotropica 27:441-47.
Bohlman, S. T. Matelson, and N. M. Nadkarni. 1995. Moisture and temperature patterns of canopy humus and forest floor soils of a montane cloud forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 27:13-19.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1995. Good-bye, Tarzan- the science of life in the treetops gets down to business. The Sciences 35:28-33.
Nadkarni, N. M., and G. G. Parker. 1994. A profile of forest canopy science and scientists — who we are, what we want to know, and obstacles we face- results of an international survey. Selbyana 15:38-50.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1994. Factors affecting the initiation and elongation of above-ground adventitious roots in a tropical cloud forest tree- an experimental approach. Oecologia 100:94-97.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1994. Diversity of species and interactions in the upper tree canopy of forest ecosystems. American Zoologist 34:321-330.
Ingram, S., and N. M. Nadkarni. 1993. Composition and distribution of epiphytic organic matter in a neotropical cloud forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 25:370-383.
Maffia, B., N. M. Nadkarni, and D. P. Janos. 1993. Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae of epiphytic and terrestrial Piperaceae under field and greenhouse conditions. Mycorrhiza 4:5-11.
Matelson, T. J., N. M. Nadkarni, and J. T. Longino. 1993. Survivorship of fallen epiphytes in a neotropical cloud forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Ecology 74:265-269.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1992. The conservation of epiphytes and their habitats- summary of a discussion at the international Symposium on The Biology and Conservation of Epiphytes. Selbyana 13:140-142.
Nadkarni, N. M., and K. Ferrell-Ingram. 1992. A bibliography of biological literature on epiphytes- an update. Selbyana 13:3-24.
Nadkarni, N. M., and T. Matelson. 1992. Biomass and nutrient dynamics of fine litter of terrestrially rooted material in a neotropical montane forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 24:113-120.
Vance, E., and N. M. Nadkarni. 1992. Root biomass distribution in a moist tropical montane forest. Plant and Soil 142: 31-39.
Nadkarni, N. M., and T. Matelson. 1992. Biomass and nutrient dynamics of epiphyte litterfall in a neotropical cloud forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 24:24-30.
Callaway, R., and N. M. Nadkarni. 1991. Seasonal patterns of nutrient deposition in a Quercus douglasii woodland in central California. Plant and Soil 137:209-22.
Clark, K. C., and N. M. Nadkarni. 1991. A bar code plant inventory system. The Public Garden 6:32-34.
Nadkarni, N. M., and T. Matelson. 1991. Fine Litter Dynamics within the Tree Canopy of a Tropical Cloud Forest. Ecology 72:2071-82.
Callaway, R., N. M. Nadkarni, and B. Mahall. 1991. Facilitation and interference of Quercus douglasii on understory production in central California. Ecology 72:1484-89.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1991. Review of Vascular Epiphytes, by D. Benzing. J. Bromeliad Society 41:263.
Longino, J., and N. M. Nadkarni. 1990. A comparison of ground and canopy leaf litter ants (Hymenoptera-Formicidae) in a neotropical montane forest. Psyche 97:81-94.
Callaway, R., N. M. Nadkarni, and B. Mahall. 1990. Blue oaks and pasture productivity- is there a relationship? Fremontia 37: 42-43.
Nadkarni, N. M., and J. Longino. 1990. Macroinvertebrate communities in canopy and forest floor organic matter in a montane cloud forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 22:286-89.
Vance, E., and N. M. Nadkarni. 1990. Microbial biomass and activity in canopy organic matter and the forest floor of a tropical cloud forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 22:677-684.
Nadkarni, N. M., and R. Primack. 1989. The use of gamma spectrometry to measure within- plant nutrient allocation of a tank bromeliad, Guzmania lingulata. Selbyana 11:22-25.
Nadkarni, N. M., and T. Matelson. 1989. Bird use of epiphyte resources in neotropical trees. The Condor 69:891-907.
Grier, C., K. Lee, N. M. Nadkarni, G. Klock, and P. Edgerton. 1989. Productivity of forests of the United States and its relation to soil and site factors and management practices: a review. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-222, Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Nadkarni, N. M., and R. Primack. 1989. A comparison of mineral uptake and translocation by above-ground and below-ground root systems of Salix syringiana. Plant and Soil 113:39-45.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1988. Use of a portable platform for observation of tropical forest canopy animals. Biotropica 20:350-51.
Fonteyn, P., M. Stone, M. Yancy, J. Baccus, and N. M. Nadkarni. 1988. Determination of community structure by fire. In Edwards Plateau Vegetation: Plant ecological studies in central Texas, edited by B. Amos and F. Gehlbach. Baylor University Press.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1988. Tropical ecology from a canopy perspective. Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences. 12:189-208.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1986b. An ecological overview and checklist of vascular epiphytes in the monteverde cloud forest reserve, Costa Rica. Brenesia 24:55-62.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1986. The nutritional effects of epiphytes on host trees with special reference to alteration of precipitation chemistry.  Selbyana 9:44-51.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1985. Canopy plants of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Spanish and English version). Tropical Science Center information pamphlet.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1984. Biomass and mineral capital of epiphytes in an Acer macrophyllum community of a temperate moist coniferous forest, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State. Canadian Journal of Botany 62:2223-2228.
Nadkarni, N. M. 1984. Epiphyte biomass and nutrient capital of a neotropical elfin forest. Biotropica 16:249-256.
Nadkarni, N. M.1981. Canopy roots- convergent evolution in rainforest nutrient cycles. Science 213: 1024-25 (with cover photograph).
Bledsoe, C. S., N. M. Nadkarni, W. Littke, and R. Edmonds. 1981. Technique for rapid mycorrhizal colonization of container-grown Douglas-fir by Hebeloma crustuliniforme. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 112: 45-47.
Gressitt, J. L. and N. M. Nadkarni. 1979. The ecology of Mt. Kaindi: Montane forest ecology of Papua New Guinea. Wau Ecology Handbook No. 5.

Ecological Society of America, Symposium on collaborations between ecologists and artists, August, 2007, San Jose, CA
Ecological Society of America, Symposium on ecologists’ outreach to non-traditional public outreach, August 2008, Milwaukee, WI
Ecological Society of America, Workshop on public outreach by scientist, Pittsburgh, PA
Informal Science Education Principal Investigators’ Conference, Washington, DC, July 2008
Public Understanding of Science and Technology, Malmo, Sweden, July 2008
International Union for the Conservation of Nature, “Beyond Jargon” – science outreach panel, November 2008, Barcelona, Spain
International Soil Ecology Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands, October 2007
Cary Conference, Institute for Ecosystems Studies, New York, May, 2009
5th International Canopy Conference, Bangalore, India, October 2009.
Ecological Society of America, August 2010, 2011, 2012.
International Society of Arborists, 2012
New England Grows, Boston, 2014
Environmental Humanities for the 21st Century, Arizona State University, 2014
Monteverde-Arenal Conservation for the Bioregion, Costa Rica, 2014

Lowman, M. L., and N. M. Nadkarni. 1995. Forest canopies. Academic Press, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Nadkarni, N. M., and N. T. Wheelwright. 2000. Monteverde: the ecology and conservation of a tropical cloud forest. Oxford University Press, New York, New York.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2008. Between Earth and sky: our intimate connections with trees. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Nadkarni, N. M. 2011. (translation into Italian). Tra la Terra e il Cielo. La vita segreta degli alberi. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Williams, J. 2004.   Exploring the rain forest treetops with a scientist . Enslow Publishers, Berkley Heights, New Jersey
Sneed Collard III. 2006. In the rainforest canopy. Marshall Cavendish. Tarrytown, New York.
Johnson, J. and N. Nadkarni.   2006. Kingfisher Voyages. Kingfisher. Boston, Massachusetts. [An NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 selection by the National Science Teacher Association].
Williams, Judith. 2008. Explorando la Selva Tropical Con una Cientifica/Exploring The Rain Forest With A Scientist. Spanish and Engiish versions. Enslow, New Jersey.

BOOK READINGS (for Between Earth and Sky, October 2008-April, 2009)
Seattle Town Hall, University of Washington Bookstore, Seattle, Washington
Powell’s Books, Portland Oregon
Village Books, Bellingham, Washington
Orca Books, Olympia, Washington
Bloedel Reserve Botanical Garden, Bainbridge Island
Kings English Books, Salt Lake City

Brown University Baccalaureate Speech, 2014
TED Conference, Long Beach, CA, February, 2009, 2010
Audubon Society of Washington keynote speaker, July 2007
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, keynote speaker, March 2007
Jefferson Center Conference, keynote speaker, August 2007
New York City Celebration of Education, keynote speaker, January 2007
NGS Live! Washington DC, April, 2009; November 2014
Keynote talk, International Society of Arboriculture meeting, Chicago, 2010
Arthur Whiteley Lecture, San Juan Island, 2010
School of Athens Lecture, Port Townsend, 2010
Conference for Research in Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, keynote speaker, 2010


Articles concerning research in adult popular magazines:
Boston Globe (1987), National Geographic (December 1991 and January 1996); Glamour (1990); Audubon (September 1998); Brown Alumni Monthly (July 1995), New York Times (1992, 1994), The Evergreen Review (1996), Natural History (February 1985), Pacific Magazine, The Seattle Times (October 1995, January, 2000), New York Times, International Herald Tribune (September 2003), The Olympian (2004-26); The New York Times (2004, 2005); Discover 2006, American Forester, 2007.

Articles concerning research for children’s magazines:
Highlights for Children (October 1992); Ranger Rick (December 1995); Boy’s Life (April 1998); Dragonfly (April 1996); Scholastic News for Kids (April 2002), Scholastic Scope for Teens (March 2002).

Radio programs:
Earth and Sky Science Reports, Canadian Public Broadcasting (1998); KAOS interview (2002); NPR Morning Edition, 2005, 2006, 2007; WBEZ/NPR, 2010.

Major Public Lectures:
Alice and Rolla Tryon Endowed Lecture in Tropical Botany, University of South Florida, 1996.
Jane and Whitney Harris Lectureship, International Center for Tropical Ecology, University of Missouri, 1994.
Morgan Endowed Lecture in Science, Appalachian State College, 1992.
Margery Stoneman Douglas Endowed Lecture, University of South Florida, 1989.
Live … from National Geographic, Seattle Lecture Series 2000; Celebrations for Teaching and Learning, WNET Thirteen 2007.

Internet communication:
Online “live chat” on Scholastic Discovery Online (1997); Grist online magazine journal (2001;

Television programs:
The Infinite Voyage, WQED (1988); The Second Voyage of the Mimi, Bank Street College of Education (1989); Good Morning, America (1992); Oregon Coast Guide (1994); Bill Nye the Science Guy, PBS (1997); Living in Tall Trees, TV Asahi (1997); Anyplace Wild, (1998); NBC Dateline (1999); National Geographic Today (2003); Dragonfly TV for Kids (2003); Wild Chronicles 2006, KCTS Connects, 2008, 2010; CNN’s The Next List, 2012

Tropical Rainforests — IMAX movie produced by the Minnesota Museum of Science (1992); Heroes of the High Frontier (National Geographic Society Television Special, 1999; Emmy Award for Best Documentary Film, 2000).

Women’s Leadership Activities
University of Washington Women Evolving Biological Sciences (WEBS), Workshops 2009, 2010
Utah’s “Women to Watch”, 2013
University of Utah Women in Science panel, 2013
Women’s Leadership Summit, presented, 2015

Interdisciplinary Symposia:
Canopy Confluence: Integrating Ecology with Environmental and Social Justice, Swarthmore College, 2015
Transdisciplinary Colloquium on Disturbance, Recovery, and Relict Structures, University of Utah, 2014-2015
Developing the forest canopy researcher’s workbench: computer tools for the 21st Century. An NSF-sponsored workshop for computer scientists and canopy researchers, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, March 15­–18, 1995.
Eco-agro-urban visions: new structures integrating architecture and nature, University of Hawaii and the International Canopy Network, Honolulu, Hawaii, 4–6 March, 1999.
Exploring connections between art and science to study natural history: a symposium, International Canopy Network and Monteverde Studios, Monteverde, Costa Rica, May 6–9, 2002.
Art-Science Chautauqua on trees and forests, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 8 April–3 May, 2003.