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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | MBES Students | Frances Nilsen

Frances Nilsen

Research Interest:
I am interested in anthropogenic contaminants cycling through the environment and their uptake by organisms. I will be researching inorganic contaminants, such as mercury, and their impact on the organisms and environment in the Southeastern United States.

Publications, Presentations, Posters & Meetings Attend:
Keller, J.M., G.H. Balazs, B.A. Jensen, F.M. Nilsen, M.R. Rice, and T.M. Work. Persisitent Organic Pollutant Concentrations in Hawaiian Green Turtle Plasma in Relation to Fibropapillomatosis (In Prep).

Nilsen, F.M., and B.A. Jensen Characterization of Identifying Chemicals to Describe Plastic Ingested by Laysan Albatross (In Prep).

33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation 2013- Baltimore, MD A Preliminary Screening of Persisitent Organic Pollutant Concentrations in Hawaiian Green Turtle Plasma in Relation to Fibropapillomatosis. Keller, J.M., G.H. Balazs, B.A. Jensen, F.M. Nilsen, M.R. Rice, and T.M. Work.

32nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation 2012- Oaxaca, Mexico. Introduction of the Biological and Environmental Monitoring and Archival of Sea Turtle Tissues (BEMAST) Project. Keller, J.M., G.H. Balazs, P.R. Becker, C.E. Bryan, R.D. Day, B.A. Jensen, F. M. Nilsen, R.S. Pugh, M. R. Rice, and T. M. Work.

39th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group 2012- Oahu, HI. Mercury and Organic Contaminants in Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutablis) eggs collected from Hawaii in 2010. Vander Pol, S.S., C.E. Bryan, A. Hebshi, B.A. Jensen, F.M. Nilsen, R.S. Pugh, D.G. Roseneau and L. Young.

Honors and Awards:
Trustee’s Scholarship- Hawai'i Pacific University 2008-2010

SC Sea Grant Consortium Funding for Master’s Research 2008-2010

Frances Nilsen

Frances Nilsen

Mentor: Dr. Stephen Long

Education:
MS, Hawaii Pacific University 2010
BS, Hawaii Pacific University 2008

Year Matriculated: 2013

nilsen@musc.edu


 
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