Nicole Wall

Nicole Wall

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Degree PhD in NRES (Human Dimensions)
Address 804 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-472-6776
FAX 402-472-2946
Cell 402-416-2139
Vitae Download file
Advisor(s) Leon Higley
Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

Nicole Wall joined the NDMC in August 2008 to focus on public participation and outreach to stakeholders. She brought seven years’ experience from the Heartland Center for Leadership Development in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she worked on projects such as getting non-profit boards to work together better, and on public participation for some of the City of Lincoln’s water-related projects. Nicole also worked for the University of Nebraska Medical Center for two years, writing materials to foster a team-based approach to diagnostic skills for medical students. As adjunct faculty for the College of St. Mary, she taught courses in the biological and health sciences. She is interested in learning more about how drought affects all aspects of people’s well-being, and, as a current student in public health, she is interested in further exploring connections between climate and people, specifically the impacts on human health. She currently holds a certificate in public participation from the International Association for Public Participation and served as a co-facilitator for the Republican River Water Sustainability Task Force from 2010 to 2012. She also helps facilitates the National Integrated Drought Information System Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group and serves as a research specialist on many NDMC drought and water projects.

Selected Publications

Reinhard, K., Milanello do Amaral, M., Wall, N. (2017). Palynological Investigation of Mummified Human Remains. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63(1), 244-250. Online
Bachmair, S., Stahl, K., Collins, K., Hannaford, J., Acreman, M., Svoboda, M., Knutson, C., Helm-Smith, K., Wall, N., Fuchs, B., Crossman, N. D., Overton, I. C. 2016. Drought Indicators revisited: practice in monitoring and early warning and the link to drought impacts. 3(4):516-536. Online
Collins, K., Hannaford, J., Svoboda, M., Knutson, C., Wall, N., Bernadt, T., Crossman, N., Overton, I., Acreman, M., Bachmair, S., Stahl, K. 2016. Stakeholders Coinquiries on Drought Impacts, Monitoring, and Early Warning Systems. American Meteorology Society. 217-220. Online
Tadesse, T., Haigh, T., Wall, N., Shiferaw, A. S., Zaitchik, B., Beyene, S., Demisse, G., Petr, J. 2016. Linking Seasonal Predictions into Decision-making and Disaster Management in the Greater Horn of Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 97(4):ES89 - ES92. Online
Tadesse, T., Haigh, T., Wall, N.., Andualem, S., Zaitchik, B., Shimelis, B., Demisse, G. B., Jacob, P. 2016. Linking Seasonal Predictions into Decision-making and Disaster Management in the Greater Horn of Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Online
Tadesse, T., D. Bathke, N. Wall, J. Petr, and T. Haigh, 2015. Participatory Research Workshop on Seasonal Prediction of Hydro-climatic Extremes in the Greater Horn of Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, ES139 Online
Mehta, V., Knutson, C., Rosenberg, N. J., Olsen, J. R., Hayes, M. J., Wall, N., Bernadt, T. (2013). Decadal Climate Information Needs of Stakeholders for Decision Support in Water and Agriculture Production Sectors: A Case Study of the Missouri Basin. Weather, Climate and Society, 5, 27-42. Online
Bathke, D., N. Wall, J. Nothwehr, K. Smith, D. Woudenberg, T. Bernadt, C. Bergman, J. Robine, M. Hayes, M. Svoboda, L. Darby, and R. Pulwarty, 2012: Building a Sustainable Network of Drought Communities. National Integrated Drought Information System Engaging Preparedness Communities Workshop Report, Chicago, Illinois, 37 pp. Online

Areas of Interest

  • Drought Mitigation
  • Forensic Science

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Connecting Drought Early Warning to the Decision Making Needs of Specialty Crop Producers in the Midwestern United States
Starting Date 9/1/2018
Principal Investigators
Tonya Haigh
Brian Fuchs
Nicole Wall
Ending Date 8/31/2019
Funding Level $91,817.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Grant Title NP NRD Drought Tournament
Starting Date 10/25/2016
Principal Investigators
Tonya Bernadt
Deb Bathke
Nicole Wall
Ending Date 10/24/2017
Funding Level $5,823.00
Funding Source North Platte NRD

Grant Title The Role of Drought Preparedness in Improving the Sustainability of Great Plains Ranches
Starting Date 2/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Jeff Nothwehr
Jerry Volesky
Nicole Wall
Tonya Bernadt
Tonya Haigh
Ending Date 1/31/2014
Funding Level $56,366.00
Funding Source University of Missouri