Nan Nourn

Nan  Nourn
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Fisheries and Wildlife


I received a B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Environmental Science at San Diego State University in 2013. Following undergrad, I have worked at federal and state agencies, and research universities, where most of my work has focused on applied wildlife conservation research aiding management decisions. Diverse wildlife projects include examining burrowing owl habitat with San Diego Zoo Global, monitoring translocated pronghorn antelope with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, capture of desert bighorn sheep lambs with University of Nevada Reno, conducting health assessments of desert tortoise with the U.S. Geological Survey, sampling dry season prey concentration for wading birds throughout the Florida Everglades with Florida Atlantic University, and examining effects of invasive ant eradication on the Channel Islands with UC San Diego. The culmination of varied research experiences and my interest in global development has led me to MSU, where I will be working with Dr. Dan Kramer examining the proliferation of hydropower dam development in SE Asia and their socio-ecological effects, specifically in the Lower Mekong River Basin and Tonle Sap in Cambodia.