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Deputy Director
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Nicole DeCrappeo is Deputy Director of the Department of the Interior Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center. Prior to this position, she served as Research Coordinator and then Deputy Director for the Northwest Climate Science Center in Corvallis, Oregon. Her research experience includes 10 years with the U.S. Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, where she studied the links between native and exotic invasive plants, soil biological communities, and nutrient cycling in arid lands of the western U.S. She has also worked on topics ranging from biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in tallgrass prairies to climate change effects on nematodes in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Nicole has a Ph.D. in Soil Science from Oregon State University, an M.S. in Ecology from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from American University.