Nicholas Gerbis

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
Years-Long Darkness Doomed Survivors Of Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 26, 2017
Rare Whole Genome Duplication Gave Rise To Arizona Bark Scorpion Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 23, 2017
Fishing Tournaments Greenlit As Golden Algae Declines At Salt River Lakes Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 22, 2017
Phoenix Libraries Offer Eclipse-Viewing Glasses For Kids Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 17, 2017
Scientists Use Tobacco Plant As Cheap Zika Vaccine Factory Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 10, 2017
U.S. Streams Like Santa Cruz River See High Endocrine Pollutant Concentrations During Low-Flow Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 7, 2017
First Human Embryos Edited In U.S. By Scientists Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 2, 2017
Researchers Use Diamond Vise To Crack Mantle Mystery Nicholas Gerbis Jul. 31, 2017
U.S. Department Of Defense Brain Study Seeks To Boost Learning In Soldiers Nicholas Gerbis Jul. 27, 2017
Study Shows More Intense Monsoon Storms on the Horizon Nicholas Gerbis Jul. 24, 2017
Understanding How Microbursts Are Formed Nicholas Gerbis Jul. 18, 2017
How Phoenix-Area Radio Signals Can Bounce All The Way To Kansas Nicholas Gerbis Jul. 10, 2017
Take Headaches Seriously Nicholas Gerbis Jul. 2, 2017
Arizona Vole Removed From Endangered Species List Nicholas Gerbis Jun. 27, 2017
Frye Fire Has Close Encounter With Mt. Graham Telescopes Nicholas Gerbis Jun. 24, 2017
Air Conditioners Heat Up Metro Phoenix Nights Nicholas Gerbis Jun. 19, 2017
Doctor-Hackers Raise Awareness Of Medical Device Vulnerabilities Nicholas Gerbis Jun. 12, 2017
ASU Experts Weigh The Risks Of Innovation Nicholas Gerbis Jun. 8, 2017
Desert Tortoise Genome Reveals Genetic Keys To Surviving Harsh Conditions, Threats Nicholas Gerbis May. 31, 2017
NASA’s Psyche Mission Will Launch A Year Early, Arrive At Target Four Years Sooner Nicholas Gerbis May. 25, 2017
As Stockpiles Dwindle, Freon Prices Rise Nicholas Gerbis May. 22, 2017
Pinal Fire Presents Opportunity Nicholas Gerbis May. 18, 2017
Go Behind The Scenes At Palo Verde Generating Station's Nuclear Refueling Nicholas Gerbis May. 17, 2017
Shadow-Piercing NASA Camera Rides To Moon Aboard Korean Craft Nicholas Gerbis May. 15, 2017
Arizona Game And Fish Installs Artificial Fish Habitat In Roosevelt Lake Nicholas Gerbis Apr. 27, 2017