Nicholas Gerbis

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Senior Field Correspondent - Science

Nicholas Gerbis joined the Arizona Science Desk in August 2016. A freelance science journalist and editor for most of his career, he also has an extensive background in nonprofit and science communications.

Apart from travel and three years in Delaware spent earning his master’s degree in physical geography (climatology), Gerbis has spent most of his life in Arizona. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography (climatology/meteorology) and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University.

In his spare time, he enjoys bad films, good documentaries and collecting old board games.

Gerbis briefly “retired in reverse” and moved from Arizona to Wisconsin, where he taught science history and science-fiction film courses at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is glad to be back in the Valley and reports that he has almost completely thawed out.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Untold Arizona: Arizona Earthquakes Reveal A State On Shaky Ground Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 19, 2020
USFWS Proposes Removing Humpback Chub From Endangered List Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 9, 2020
Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Could Mean More Than One Group Populated Prehistoric Americas Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 10, 2020
Freestanding Emergency Departments Might Drive Up Medical Costs Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 10, 2020
What We Know – And Don’t Know – About The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 31, 2020
Four Corners Drought Intensified By Climate Change Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 30, 2020
Study Shows Acoustic Communication Evolved Independently In Land Vertebrate Groups Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 3, 2020
Bill To Outlaw Nonconsensual Pelvic Exams Passes Health Committee Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 23, 2020
Scientists Explain How Stress Can Turn Hair Gray Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 22, 2020
ASU Report: Climate Restoration Will Net Trillions Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 21, 2020
How Grasshoppers Can Stay Upside Down So Long Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 21, 2020
Fewer Than Half Of CA Pharmacies Give Correct Info On Drug Disposal Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 6, 2020
Dark Skies Favor Quadrantid Meteor Shower Viewing Friday Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 2, 2020
First Flu Encounter Has Big Effect On Later Flu Resistance Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2019
Why Do Rainy Days Make Allergies Worse? Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2019
Officials Ask Public To Give Bald Eagles Room To Breathe — And Breed Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2019
Research: Diet Might Outweigh Exercise As Obesity Cause Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 25, 2019
UA Receives $1.5M To Fight Science Cyberthreats Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 25, 2019
Wildlife Rescue Sees Record Year Despite Weak Monsoon Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 25, 2019
Daily Commutes Might Worsen Exposure To Heat Waves Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 23, 2019
Time-Of-Use Rates Place Undue Burden On Some Vulnerable Groups Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 23, 2019
ASU Leader Tapped To Head National Science Foundation Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 19, 2019
NASA/UA Choose OSIRIS-Rex Sample Site Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 12, 2019
Greenland Ice Melt Matches Worst IPCC Predictions Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 16, 2019
Smartphones And Social Media: Boon Or Bane For The Brain? Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 10, 2019