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Nate Gibson

Research Interest

Social-ecological dynamics, vector-borne disease, urban ecology

Faculty Advisor(s)


Degree Pursuing



Tulane University, BS, 2018: Double major in Environmental Biology and Philosophy


Originally from the Hill Country of Texas, I did my undergraduate studies at Tulane University in New Orleans prior to graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science. After graduation, I spent a year at the ByWater Institute at Tulane where I worked on a project that monitored ecological conditions (vegetation communities, avian diversity, vector populations) of green infrastructure before and after installation.


My research focuses on the social-ecological dynamics of infectious disease pathogens and vectors across urban landscapes. To that end, I am particularly interested in how post-disaster conditions influence the prevalence of infectious diseases and their respective vector populations. Vectors of interest range from rodents to snails to mosquitoes. I am also interested in how urban land use changes associated with green infrastructure, specifically water management infrastructure, might impact mosquito populations.

Awards and Recognitions

Graduated Cum Laude from Tulane University

Contact Information

  • SERF 311
  • Mailing Address: 1416 Circle Drive, 569 Dabney Hall, Knoxville TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-3065
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