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 Publication Date
Experimental Skin Spray Helps Peoria Teacher Recover From Flesh-Eating Bacteria Nicholas Gerbis March 22, 2018
Chandler-Based Orbital ATK Division To Build New Heavy Rocket Nicholas Gerbis March 08, 2018
ASU Scientist: Sinking Ground Will Worsen Rising Seas In San Francisco Bay Area Nicholas Gerbis March 07, 2018
Amateur Astronomer Accidentally Photographs Previously Unseen Supernova Event Nicholas Gerbis February 28, 2018
UA Study: Toxic, Liquefied Tissues Can Damage Brain For Months After Stroke Nicholas Gerbis February 26, 2018
Study Traces Citrus Family Tree To Foot Of The Himalayas Nicholas Gerbis February 19, 2018
Untold Arizona: Tracing Arizona’s Turquoise Legacy Through Time Nicholas Gerbis February 09, 2018
IMAGE Search: Amateur Astronomer Reconnects NASA To Zombie Satellite Nicholas Gerbis February 07, 2018
Scientists Sue EPA Over Who Can Serve On Advisory Boards Nicholas Gerbis January 26, 2018
Honeybee Research Hints At How Microbes Spread Antibiotic Resistance Nicholas Gerbis January 16, 2018
Experts Offer Non-Opioid Options For Managing Chronic Pain Nicholas Gerbis January 05, 2018
Winds Of Climate Change: How Global Warming Could Alter The Wind Power Landscape Nicholas Gerbis January 02, 2018
UA, Barrow Researchers Explain ALS Key Protein Breakdown Nicholas Gerbis December 28, 2017
NASA, FAA Partner To Upgrade Air Traffic Control Nicholas Gerbis December 26, 2017
Artificial Light Pollution On The Rise Globally, LEDs Might Be Making It Worse Nicholas Gerbis November 27, 2017
Arizona Fireball Visible Across 6 States Nicholas Gerbis November 15, 2017
25 Years Later, Global Scientists Issue Second Warning To Humanity Nicholas Gerbis November 15, 2017
Waiting For Perfect Self-Driving Cars Could Cost Lives Nicholas Gerbis November 13, 2017
Gila River Indian Community to Restore River Habitat Nicholas Gerbis November 13, 2017
Saguaro Genome Shows Why Many Cactus Species Are Hard To Classify Nicholas Gerbis November 06, 2017
UA Researchers Seek More Targeted Path to Fighting Pain Nicholas Gerbis November 02, 2017
Arizona Scientists Study Dog Minds To Better Understand Our Own Nicholas Gerbis November 02, 2017
Why U.S. Wildfires Are Bigger, Hotter And More Frequent Nicholas Gerbis October 20, 2017
NASA: Spike In Atmospheric CO2 Related To El Nino Nicholas Gerbis October 13, 2017
Chuckwallas Moved Out Of South Mountain Freeway Path Nicholas Gerbis October 10, 2017