Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Staff Member

Nikol Damato

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Phone: (+1) 724 - 971-8282
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Nikol Damato is an interdisciplinary social scientist with expertise in the human dimensions of marine conservation. Her research examines how people organize, collaborate, and make decisions throughout the regulatory process in pursuit of impactful and equitable conservation outcomes for endangered marine species.

Areas of Expertise

Decision Support/Analysis, Human Dimensions, Policy, Species Management, Wildlife Management

Taxon Groups Studied

Marine Mammals

Presentations Presentation Date
Damato, N. 2024. Opportunities and challenges for building resilience of the aquaculture industry in Rhode Island. Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition, Providence, Rhode Island, 10-12 January 2024. January 2024