Daniel Nidzgorski


I’m gay and I’m an ecologist. //

I’m an ecosystem ecologist who loves to geek out about carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling, especially in urban and suburban landscapes. I live in Seattle, Washington, and work for King County Natural Resources in a small science team that supports a variety of projects such as long-term monitoring or environmental restoration. Most of my time focuses on lake and stream water quality, which includes public-health projects (bacteria, toxic algal blooms) as well as watershed management (especially stormwater linkages). I’m also passionate about advancing equity and social justice in the sciences, mentoring students, and developing engaging and effective scientific communications. Away from work, I can often be found biking around town, hiking in the mountains, or upside-down learning partner acrobatics.