Contact Us

The National Capital Region Network I&M program is housed at the regional Office of Natural Resources and Science (also known as CUE, or the Center for Urban Ecology) along with other regional natural resource personnel. Our mailing address is:

NCR Office of Natural Resources and Science
4598 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Washington, DC 20007

NCRN Staff Contacts





Andrejs Brolis Biologist 202-339-8305 email
Bonnie Campbell Data Manager 202-339-8324 email
Liz Matthews Regional Program Manager 202-339-8303 email
Megan Nortrup Information Sharing Specialist 202-339-8314 email
John Paul Schmit Ecologist 202-339-8321 email

NCRN Staff Biographies

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Biological Technician Andrejs Brolis

Andrejs Brolis

Andrejs is the Biological Science Technician team lead for the I&M forest vegetation and water monitoring programs. He is responsible for organizing fieldwork and collecting data from over 400 forest plots and 37 streams throughout the NCR.

Education: BS – Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University; Graduate Certificate – Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Penn State

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Data Manager Bonnie Campbell

Bonnie Campbell

As NCRN's Data Manager, Bonnie designs, develops, maintains, and troubleshoots network databases, database applications, and interfaces supporting network field and analytical personnel. Prior to joining NCRN, Bonnie supported the Northern Colorado Plateau Network as Assistant Data Manager and was a member of the I&M Long Term Data Management Task Force focused on ensuring the legacy of I&M's ecological data.

Education: M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute; M.A.T. Secondary Science Education, College of St. Thomas; B.A. Biology and Chemistry, St. Olaf College; masters studies in Civil and Arctic Engineering, Portland State University and University of Alaska, Anchorage.

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Botanist Liz Matthews

Liz Matthews

Liz is the Program Manager for the National Capital Region Network. She is responsible for planning, management, and implementation of all aspects of the NCRN I&M Program including managing budgets, establishing workplans, and contributing to the scientific activities of protocol development, data analysis, and interpretation. Prior to her selection as Program Manager, Liz served as the network's Botanist, directing NCRN's vast regional forest vegetation monitoring program. Before joining I&M, Liz co-directed the California Phenology Project, a long-term plant phenology monitoring program initially funded by the National Park Service Climate Change Response Program. Her PhD studies focused on describing and restoring alluvial vegetation in the U.S. Piedmont region. Other interests include botanizing, hiking, yoga, and exploring the natural world, near and far, with her family.

Education: BS - Forestry, University of the South, Sewanee, TN; PhD - Ecology, University of North Carolina

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Information Sharing Specialist Megan Nortrup

Megan Nortrup

Megan is an Information Sharing Specialist with the NCRN and the broader natural and cultural resources team within the capital region. For NCRN, she is primarily responsible for disseminating information about I&M data and monitoring through NPS publications, fact sheets, reports, presentations, and the I&M website. She also acts as a communications liaison to the regional parks. Before joining I&M, Megan wrote and edited materials for the Association of American Geographers and worked as a gardener at the U.S. National Arboretum. Her interests include botany, biogeography, and agricultural ecology.
Education: BS - Geography, University of Illinois; BFA - Music, University of Illinois; graduate-level coursework in Landscape Design, George Washington University

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Quantitative Ecologist John Paul Schmit

John Paul Schmit

John Paul is the NCRN Quantitative Ecologist. He assists with the development of the sampling design for the monitoring plan. He also analyzes monitoring data to detect long term trends in the network parks. His research interests have focused on biodiversity, biogeography, and competition of fungi.

Education: BA - Biology, Grinnell College; MS and PhD. - Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago

Last updated: September 3, 2020