Professor Wallace J. Nichols, PhD

Professor Wallace J. Nichols
  • University of Arizona
Our actions, wherever we are, matter to the future of the ocean. And the future of the ocean matters to us.

Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, is an innovative and entrepreneurial scientist, a renowned marine biologist, a wild-water advocate, a best-selling author, and a sought-after lecturer. In addition to being Chief Evangelist for Water (CEH2O) at Buoy Labs, he is a senior fellow at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ Center for the Blue Economy and a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Nichols is a cofounder of Ocean Revolution, an international network of young ocean advocates; SEEtheWILD, a conservation travel network; Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias, an international sea turtle conservation network; and Blue Mind Works, a global campaign to tell the new story of water.

Dr. Nichols has authored more than 200 scientific papers, technical reports, book chapters, and popular publications. His national best seller—Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do—has been translated into numerous languages and inspired a wave of media, new research, and practical applications across many fields, including water resources and management, health and wellness, and spirituality and mindfulness.

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