Niko Kaplanis

Niko Kaplanis in the intertidal zone.

Niko is working to improve long-term monitoring of the rocky intertidal zone of the Northeast Pacific Coast. Niko is utilizing data from the Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) to examine large-scale and long-term species responses to sea-level variability. He is also exploring how large-area imaging surveys can be used to complement existing monitoring. Niko is also an educator. He designed and teaches an EEB Course: BIOE 158L: Field Methods in Marine Ecology. He is also a Graduate Pedagogy Fellow with the UCSC Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL). In this role, Niko is working to increase involvement and retention of students in marine science through equity-minded, field-based teaching. When not working, Niko enjoys spending time outside with his friends and family.