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Ph.D. candidate (2013-2017); currently Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo

Dr. Nicholas Henshue

Alumni and Ph.D.

Dr. Nick Henshue has a B.S. in Environmental Education, Master’s in Biology, and Ph.D. in Ecology. Nick’s research entails earthworms in post-industrial soils — the way they are part of brownfield succession, and how earthworms could be beneficial to restoration ecology. He earned his Ph.D. in 2017 after a first ‘lifetime’ of teaching environmental science at the high school level. He is now a Clinical (teaching) Assistant Professor of Ecology at SUNY at Buffalo, where he is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Environmental Geoscience Program.

He currently looks for ways to utilize earthworm ecology together with Restoration and Soil Ecology to improve habitats in Western New York. His current courses taught include Ecology, Ecological Methods, Restoration Ecology, Soil Ecology, and Phylogenetics and Taxonomy. Additionally, he is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Environmental Geosciences degree program at the University at Buffalo, He is also on the faculty for the graduate program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior, the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Department, and affiliated with the department of Geology.