Zach Nickerson is a Research Scientist on the NEON aquatics team, focusing on aquatic biogeochemistry and hydrology. He authors the sampling protocols for NEON's aquatic surface and groundwater stable isotopes and sediment chemical and physical properties. He has also been heavily involved with developing quality assurance/quality check (QAQC) analyses for many of NEON's biogeochemical and hydrologic data products, helping to ensure the scientific community is getting the best quality data possible from NEON.
Zach joined the NEON team in November 2019. He earned his M.S. in Biology in 2018 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa studying the effects of freshwater mussels on sediment nitrogen cycling. He earned his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry in 2015 from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.
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