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Chris Nicholson


Water Resources Data System & Wyoming State Climate Office
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3943
Laramie, WY 82071
E-mail: cnichol5@uwyo.edu

2017 Ph.D., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
2005 M.A., Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
1999 B.A., Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.

2011-Present  Director, Water Resources Data System & Wyoming State Climate Office, University of Wyoming
2007-2011  Outreach and Technology Coordinator, Water Resources Data System & Wyoming State Climate Office, University of Wyoming


  1. Nicholson, C. 2017, Eemian paleoclimate zones and Neanderthal landscape-use: a GIS model of settlement patterning during the last interglacial. Quaternary International.
  2. Hansen, K., C. Nicholson, and G. Paige, 2015. Wyoming.s Water: Resources and Management. University of Wyoming Extension Bulletin # B-1272. Laramie, WY.
  3. Terek, M., Gray, S., & Nicholson, C. 2012. Climate Zone Delineation: Evaluating Approaches for Use in Natural Resource Management. Environmental Management. 49(5):1076-91.
  4. Egeland, C., Gasparian, B., Arakelyan, D., Byerly, R., Nicholson, C., & Zardaryan, D. 2011. Multiperiod Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Debed River Valley, North-Eastern Armenia. Antiquity. Vol. 085 Issue 329.
  5. Gray, S.T., Nicholson, C. and Ogden, M. 2010. Greater Yellowstone Network: Climate of 2008. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GRYN/NRR.2010/173. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
  6. Egeland, C., Nicholson, C., & Gasparian, B. 2010. Using GIS and Ecological Variables to Identify High Potential Areas for Paleoanthropological Survey: An Example from Northern Armenia. Journal of Ecological Anthropology Vol. 14 No. 1.
  7. Arikawa, F. & Nicholson, C. 2009. Implementing GIS and Spatial Analyses for the Study of Prehistoric Human Mobility, Social Interactions and Resource Procurement in the Mesa Verde Region. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 3: 85.100.
  8. Nicholson, C., Bergantino, A. & Gray, S. 2009. Wyoming Shares Water Resources Data. ArcNews Magazine. Winter 2009/2010.
  9. Arikawa, F. & Nicholson, C. 2008. Early Commuting: Exploring the Mobility of Prehistoric People. ArcUser Magazine, Summer Issue.
  10. Gray, S., Nicholson, C., Dietrich, T., & Larson, S. 2007. Greater Yellowstone Network: Climate of 2007. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GRYN/NRR.2009/076. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.