Elizabeth Nichols


Liz Nichols

Liz is currently a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and currently explores host-parasite dynamics in a tropical dung beetle-fecal helminth system in Brazil. 



Dr. Elizabeth Nichols
Laboratório de Ecologia da Paisagem e Conservação
Departamento da Ecologia - Universidade de São Paulo
Rua do Matão, 321 - Trav. 14 Cidade Universitária
São Paulo, SP, BRASIL   05508-090

EMAIL: lizsnichols@gmail.com
TEL: +55-11-3091-7603
URL: http://usp-br.academia.edu/ElizabethNichols



Nichols, E., Uriarte, M., Peres, C., Louzada, J., Fagundes-Braga, R., Schiffler, G., Endo, W., Spector, S.H. (in review). Human-induced trophic cascades along a fecal detritus pathway.

Nichols E., Gómez, A. (in review). Dung beetles and the epidemiology of parasitic nematodes: patterns, mechanisms and questions.

Swamy V, Pinedo-Vasquez M, Nichols E. 2013. Status of research on wild meat harvest in tropical forests: knowledge base, gaps and opportunities. Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia.

Gómez, A., E. Nichols, and S. Perkins. 2012. Parasite Conservation and Ecological Health. In: A. Aguirre, P. Daszak, and R. S. Ostfeld. (eds.), Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Nichols, E. and Gardner, T. A. 2011. Dung Beetles as a Candidate Study Taxon in Applied Biodiversity Conservation Research. In: Simmons, L. W. and Ridsdill-Smith, J. (eds.), Dung Beetle Ecology and Evolution. Wiley-Blackwell.

Louzada, J.N.C and Nichols, E. 2011. Detritivorous Insects. In: Bioecologia e Nutrição de Insetos: Base Para o Manejo Integrado de Pragas. Embrapa, Brasil.

Nichols, E. and S. Spector. 2011. The Importance of Invertebrate Conservation. http://ncep.amnh.org/linc/

Nichols, E., Gómez A. 2011. Conservation education needs more parasites. Biological Conservation 114: 937–941.

Gómez, A. and Nichols, E. 2010. Biodiversity and Human Health. http://ncep.amnh.org/linc/
Nichols, E., Gardner, T., Peres, C. A., Spector, S. 2009. Co-declining mammals and dung beetles: an impending ecological cascade. Oikos 118(4): 481-487.

Nichols, E., S. Spector, J. Louzada, T. Larsen, S. Amezquita, M. Favila and Scarabnet. 2008. Ecological functions and ecosystem services of Scarabaeine dung beetles: a review. Biological Conservation 141(6): 1461-1474.

Nichols, E., Larsen, T., Spector, S., Escobar, E., Favila, M.E, Davis, A., Vulinec, K. 2007. Dung beetle response to tropical forest modification and fragmentation: a quantitative literature review and meta-analysis. Biol. Conservation 137: 1-19.


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