Nick Henshue


Nick Henshue.

Nick Henshue


Nick Henshue


Teaching Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Co-Director EarthEd Institute

Research Areas

Ecological Standard Methods, Restoration Ecology, Soil ecology, Undergraduate education, K–12 outreach.


  • PhD Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University 2017 
  • MS Biology, East Stroudsburg University 2010 
  • BSEd Environmental Education, Slippery Rock University 2001

Biographical Statement

Prof. Nick Henshue has a BS in Environmental Education, Master’s in Biology, and PhD in Ecology. He currently looks for ways to utilize earthworm ecology together with Restoration and Soil Ecology to improve habitats in Western New York. Additionally, he is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo, He is also on the faculty for the graduate program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior.


Oligochaetology; organismal biology; restoration ecology; soil ecology; climate education; outreach; science communication; teacher education

Recent Publications

  • Henshue, N., Mordhorst, C. & Perkins, L. “Invasive earthworms in a Northern Great Plains prairie fragment” Biol Invasions (2017).
  • 2017. Henshue, N. and Holzapfel, C.  “Biological Survey of Earthworm Populations” Presentation. Ecological Society of America Meeting 8/6/17
  • 2016. Henshue, N. and Holzapfel, C.  “Amynthas Agrestis: The Aggressive Subterranean Invader. Presentation. Mid Atlantic Ecological Society Meeting 4/22/16
  • 2016. Henshue, N. Investigating earthworm populations in both post-industrial metalliferous and pristine soil habitats. Presentation. Lacawac Ecology Conference, 9/24/16
  • 2010. Henshue, N. “The Essential Species of Pennsylvania” (field guide, 142pp)
  • Invited reviewer for J. Biological Invasions.

Courses Taught

  • EVS/BIO - 309 Ecology
  • EVS 310 - Ecological Methods
  • EVS/BIO 409/509 Advanced Ecology
  • EVS 463/563 - Soil Ecology
  • EVS 445/545 - Restoration Ecology
  • EVS 493 Ecology of Unique Environments
  • EVS/GLY/BIO495 - Supervised Undergraduate Teaching
  • GLY 498 - Undergraduate Research
  • EVS 499 - Independent Study
  • EVS 551 - Foundations of Ecological and Environmental Sciences
  • EVS 552 - Graduate Research Seminar
  • EVS 695 - Graduate Research Guidance