PhD, University of California - Davis, 2005;
BA, Colorado College, 1997
Karina Nabors teaches Ecology for Vermont Law School's MELP program. She earned her PhD degree from the University of California, Davis, in 2005. As a doctoral student, she was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow and her doctoral research was concerned with how human-caused disturbances (e.g., land conversion) affected biological communities. Specifically, she studied the effects of land conversion on amphibian communities in the llanos of Venezuela. Her research interests continue focus on conservation biology and community ecology. Upon completing her dissertation, she became an adjunct professor at Cosumnes River College and California State University -Sacramento. She enjoys teaching ecology, zoology, and environmental science. She worked as a research associate at the American Association for the Advancement of Science where she focused on assessment in science education.