Nick Santos

Nick Santos

Position Title
Emeritus Researcher

  • Center for Watershed Sciences

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Nick joined the Center for Watershed Sciences in January 2011. 

He writes GIS-based software and databases for assessing landscape-scale geospatial information. He is the primary developer of PISCES and has contributed to the Mountain Meadows, Cosumnes Research Group, and Spring Snowmelt Recession projects. He also helps out with the IT staff to keep the Center running smoothly.

Nick Santos is also the founder and Executive Director of Environmental Consumer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that develops actionable information and resources for consumers looking to take the next step to reduce their impact.

Prior to joining the Center for Watershed Sciences, he worked with the Regional Climate Change Program at the Sierra Nevada Alliance, with the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), as a Policy Fellow at climate campaign 1Sky (now merged with, and as a private IT consultant. 

Research Interests & Expertise
  • Software
  • Databases
  • Rivers
  • Geospatial
Membership and Service
  • UC Merced