- Amici, A. & N. Nadkarni, J. Seger, and E. DiBlasi (2019). Contrasting effects of host tree isolation on population connectedness in two tropical epiphytic bromeliads. American Journal of Botany. Vol. 106(12), 1602– 1611.
- Amici, A. & N. Nadkarni, C. Williams, and S. Gotsch (2019). Differences in epiphyte biomass and community composition along landscape and within-crown spatial scales. Biotropica. Vol. 52, 46– 58.
- Nadkarni, N. M. & K. Kohl (2019). Elements of disturbance that affect epiphyte vitality in a temperate rainforest: an experimental approach. Journal of Plant Ecology. Vol. 12, 306-313.
- Nadkarni, N. M. & C. Q. Weber, S. V. Goldman, D. L. Schatz, S. Allen, and R. Menlove (2019). Beyond the deficit model: the Ambassador Approach to public engagement. BioScience. Vol. 69, 305–313.
- Nadkarni, NM & Morris, JS (2018). Baseline Attitudes and Impacts of Informal Science Education Lectures on Content Knowledge and Value of Science Among Incarcerated Populations. Science Communications. Vol. 40.
- Nadkarni, NM & Kohl, KD (2018). Elements of disturbance that affect epiphyte vitality in a temperate rainforest: an experimental approach . Journal of Plant Ecology.
- Nadkarni, NM, Schnacker, P, Hasbach, P, Thys, T & Gaines, E (2017). From orange to blue: how nature imagery affects inmates in the "Blue Room". (pp. 36-41). Vol. 79. Corrections Today.
- Nadkarni, NM (2017). Green I love you green. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
- Dangerfield, C, Nadkarni, NM & Brazelton, WJ (2017). Canopy soil bacterial communities altered by severing host tree limbs. PeerJ.
- Total and epiphyte litter under the canopy of Acer macrophyllum stands in an old-growth temperate rainforest, Washington State, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45:1654-1661.
- Gotsch, S.G., Amici, A. & Nadkarni, N.M. (2016). The functional roles of epiphytes and arboreal soils in tropical montane cloud forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology. Vol. 32, 455-468.
- Gotsch, Sybil G., Nadkarni, Nalini, Darby, Alexander, Glunk, Andrew, Dix, Mackenzie, Davidson, Kenneth & Dawson, Todd E. (2015). Life in the Treetops: Ecophysiological Strategies of Canopy Epiphytes in a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Ecological Society of America. , 150228045055007.
- Clonality and dynamics of leaf abscission of Gambel Oaks at small spatial scales in Utah. Forest Science 61:829-833.
- Life in the treetops: ecophysiological strategies of canopy epiphytes in a tropical montane cloud forest. Ecological Monographs 85:393–412.
- The occurrence of monoplastidy in the ancient genus Selaginella associated with phylogeny. The 7th Annual Meeting, 15th-18th November, Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology, Taipei, Taiwan.
- Physical and chemical characteristics of canopy soils of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) in the Queets River Watershed, Washington State. Soil Science Society of America 78: S118-S124.
- Into the light: bringing science education to the incarcerated. Dimensions, Association for Science and Technology Centers.
- Nadkarni, N. M. and A. Stasch. 2013. How broad are our broader Impacts? Analysis of the National Science Foundation's Ecosystems Program and the Broader Impacts requirement. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 11:13–19. doi:10.1890/110106.
- Aubrey, D.A., N. M. Nadkarni, and C. P. Broderick. 2013. Patterns of moisture and temperature in canopy and terrestrial soils in a temperate rainforest, Washington. Botany (formerly Canadian Journal of Botany) 91: 739-744.
- Sheldon, K., and N. Nadkarni. Spatial and temporal variation of seed rain in the canopy and on the ground of a tropical cloud forest. Biotropica 45:549–556.
- Sheldon, K. and N. Nadkarni. The use of pasture trees by birds in a tropical montane landscape in Monteverde, Costa Rica. 2013. Journal of Tropical Ecology 29:459–462.
- How broad are our broader impacts? Analysis of the National Science Foundation's Ecosystems Program and the Broader Impacts requirement. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/110106.
- Interpreting in prisons: the sustainablility in prisons project. Legacy June/July 2012 12-20.
- The future we want. Essay for the RIO+20 website for the United Nations.
- Response of non-vascular epiphytes to simulated climate change in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in southwest China. Biological Conservation 152:127-135.
- Nadkarni, N. and F. Gander. 2019. Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections with Trees. Poetry-Science Reading. Poet’s House, New York City.
- Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture, Old Dominion University.
- From Ivory Tower to Prison Tower: How Scientists can Engage the Science-Unengaged. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.
- Podtail.com - Podcast. December 23, 2017. Nalini Nadkarni on Discovering Forest Canopy Microcosms.
- University of Washington, Center for Creative Conservation. The Northwest Nature & Health
Symposium. October 26, 2017. Offering Nature Where Nature is Not Weaving the missing threads of the nature-deprived into the tapestry of nature and human health.
- Pebble Beach Author and Ideas Festival, September 2017. The art of "tapestry thinking" entwines different ways of knowing how to address complex problems.
- The Wildlife Society 24th Annual Conference, September 2017.
- Podcast, PRX. Hanging On: Treetop Truths for Disruptive Times.
- Workshop: National Alliance for Broader Impacts. Crossing Apparent Divides: Scientists’ Engagement with Non-Traditional Public Audience .
- Boise State University, The Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series. March 16, 2017. “A Tapestry of Nature: Emerging Themes of Disturbance and Recovery from Multiple Disciplines”.
- College of Idaho's Marv and Laurie Henberg Lectureship in Environmental Studies. March 15, 2017. “A Tapestry of Nature: Emerging Themes of Disturbance and Recovery from Multiple Disciplines”.
- Pitzer College, February 20, 2017. “Tapestry Thinking: Weaving the Threads of Humans and Nature”.
- Society for Critical Care Medicine, Peter Safar Memorial Lecture--Fallen: A Transdisciplinary Tale of Disturbance and Recovery.
- National Geographic Live! Olympia, Washington, 2016.
- Canopy Confluence: Integrating Ecology with Environmental and Social Justice, Swarthmore College, 2015.
- Brown University Baccalaureate Speech.
- Whitman College.
- Arizona State University.
- Nassau Community College.
- W.K. Kellog Biological Station.
- Michigan State University.
- Utah State University - Intermountain Bioneers Event.
- Symposium Series - Mathematics and Molecular Medicine. Utah Valley University.
- "Between Earth and Sky:
Our Intimate Connection with Trees".
- Exploring the “Last Biotic Frontier”: Emerging Trends from Three Decades of Canopy Research in Tropical and Temperate Rainforests.
- “Looking Upward and Outward: Discoveries in Canopies of Tropical and Temperate Forests.”.
- “Sustaining Forests and Sustaining Ourselves: Trees as Providers and Inspiration for Our Lives”.