Cher Nicholson

Research Associate
Location:┬áNewberry Office & Laboratories – Newberry, FL

Background

Cher started working as a Research Assistant at Analytical Laboratory at the Newberry Offices and Lab in July 2022. She graduated with her M.S. from the University of Georgia where she conducted a research project on the interaction between the biogeochemical cycling of sulfur and trace metal remediation in surface waters of two constructed wetlands used to treat discharged waters from facilities on the Department of Energy Savannah River Site. She served as a student member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for three years. Prior to working at NCASI, Cher conducted Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) tests as well as gained research experience in ecotoxicology. Her previous experience in many scientific disciplines including wetland restoration, molluscan aquaculture, and oyster restoration allowed her to develop skills in experimental design, field sampling methodologies, and extension work with the public. She enjoys researching biogeochemical cycling, analytical methodology, and environmental chemistry in an effort to guide management tactics to make the industry more sustainable. Outside of work, Cher also enjoys hiking and fishing with her family in the state parks near Gainesville, FL.

Qualifications

Masters: in Biogeochemistry, University of Georgia, May 2022
Bachelors: in Biology, University of Florida, May 2019
Bachelors: in Marine Science, University of Florida, May 2019

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

Biogeochemistry, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Modeling in R and R Studio, Water Quality

Awards and Career Highlights

SETAC Jeff Black Fellowship Award, November 2020

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