Nicole Barbour

Nicole Barbour is an undergraduate researcher at Cal State University Monterey Bay earning a B.Sc. in Biology. Currently at MLEL, she is assisting with populating a species catalog for sand covered seafloor areas of the continental shelf as a part of the Geomorphology Project. Specifically, Nicole is focused on populating the catalog with species from several phyla including Cnidaria, Annelida, and Arthropoda. Further, Nicole will be using her expertise in species identification to identify taxa from video surveys to better understand population distributional patterns on the shelf.  Beyond the Geomorphology Project, Nicole’s interests include research on cetaceans and her career is centered on a mixture of research and education within the fields of ecology and marine biology. 

 Nicole preparing a light trap at Moss Landing. The light trap is used as part of a large spatial and temporal scale study on megalops (crab larvae) conducted through a partnership with the Garza Marine Landscape Ecology Lab, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Nicole preparing a light trap at Moss Landing. The light trap is used as part of a large spatial and temporal scale study on megalops (crab larvae) conducted through a partnership with the Garza Marine Landscape Ecology Lab, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.