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Megan Nims

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Megan has been at PNNL since 2012, beginning her career as a post-Master’s research associate. Her responsibilities have focused on investigating questions of fish migration and habitat use through the use of chemical markers. She has experience in the preparation and analysis of various types of samples (e.g. fish otoliths, fin rays, scales, and tissue, water, algal mat) via solution and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and isotope ratio mass spectrometry.

Research Interests

  • Fish migration and habitat use
  • Otolith microchemistry
  • Geochemistry

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Marine Science, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
  • B.A., Evolution and Ecology, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary (Biogeochemistry), Washington State University, In Progress.

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Fisheries Society

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Demirkanli D.I., M.J. Truex, J.E. Szecsody, M. Snyder, J.J. Moran, M.K. Nims, and A.R. Lawter, et al. 2018. Contaminant Attenuation and Transport Characterization of 200-DV-1 Operable Unit Sediment Samples from Boreholes C9497, C9498, C9603, C9488, and C9513. PNNL-27524. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Lee B.D., J.J. Moran, M.K. Nims, and D.L. Saunders. 2018. Letter Report: Stable Hydrogen and Oxygen Isotope Analysis of B-Complex Groundwater Samples. PNNL-27357. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Moran J.J., C.G. Fraga, and M.K. Nims. 2018. "Stable-Carbon Isotope Ratios for Sourcing the Nerve-Agent Precursor Methylphosphonic Dichloride and Its Products." Talanta 186. PNNL-SA-130651. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2018.04.021

2017

  • Lee B.D., J.J. Moran, M.K. Nims, and D.L. Saunders. 2017. Letter Report: Stable Hydrogen and Oxygen Isotope Analysis of B-Complex Perched Water Samples. PNNL-26341. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Truex M.J., J.E. Szecsody, N. Qafoku, C.E. Strickland, J.J. Moran, B.D. Lee, and M. Snyder, et al. 2017. Contaminant Attenuation and Transport Characterization of 200-DV-1 Operable Unit Sediment Samples. PNNL-26208; RPT-DVZ-AFRI-037. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2016

  • Linley T.J., E.J. Krogstad, M.K. Nims, and R.B. Langshaw. 2016. "Geochemical signatures in fin rays provide a nonlethal method to distinguish the natal rearing streams of endangered juvenile Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in the Wenatchee River, Washington." Fisheries Research 181. PNNL-SA-117248. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2016.04.004

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