Who We Are

Aaron Weed

Aaron Weed - Program Manager

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Programs:breeding landbirds, coastal birds
Aaron is responsible for planning and coordinating of all aspects of the NETN I & M Program. Prior to joining the NPS, Aaron was a postdoc at Dartmouth College and the University of Idaho where his research focused on understanding how interactions between biotic and abiotic factors affect the population dynamics of species important to natural resource management (bark beetles and invasive weeds) at multiple spatial scales. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Maine, a M.S. in Entomology from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Rhode Island.

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Adam Kozlowski - Data Manager

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Programs: rocky intertidal community
Adam grew up in the Finger Lakes region of central New York and earned a B.S. in Ecology and Systematics at Cornell University and an M.S. in Wildlife Sciences from Utah State University. Adam's professional career has spanned a variety of topics and geographies: brown tree snake research in Guam, biological control of weed research in Switzerland, wolf and deer interactions in northern Minnesota, bat monitoring in Nicaragua, and bird inventory design and implementation in western Mexico. Prior to joining the NETN team in 2008, he worked 9 years as a T&E species biologist for Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources. In his role as Data Manager, Adam works in close cooperation with NETN's staff to develop databases, mobile applications, and quality control procedures to facilitate I&M protocol implementation. In his free time Adam enjoys alternatively wrecking and then rebuilding his derelict, old house and caretaking the even older cemeteries in the small Vermont town that he lives in.
Kate Miller

Kate Miller - Plant Ecologist

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Programs: invasive species, forest health, freshwater wetlands
Kate received her PhD in Biological Science in 2018 and M.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science in 2006 at the University of Maine. She received her B.S. in Natural Resources from Northland College in 2002. Her M.S. research focused on arboreal lichen and insect communities and impacts of forestry on these communities. Her PhD research focused on regional vegetation patterns to assess condition and vulnerability of eastern park vegetation to climate change. Prior to joining the National Park Service in 2006, she taught applied GIS courses and conducted forest and wetland surveys for various state, federal and non-profit agencies in the Great Lakes Region. Kate is currently the Plant Ecologist for the Northeast Temperate Network Inventory and Monitoring Program, and is the Project Lead for implementing NETN's forest health, freshwater wetland, invasive species early detection protocols. Outside of work, Kate enjoys botanizing, gardening, and foraging for wild mushrooms.

Ed Sharron

Ed Sharron, Science Communication Specialist

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Programs: Webmaster, outreach, rocky intertidal community,breeding landbirds, phenology

Beginning in 1999, Ed worked as an interpretive park ranger in several beautiful national parks across the country, including Glacier NP, Voyageurs NP, and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Since 2009 he has served as the network's Science Communication Specialist. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of New Hampshire in 1996. His primary NETN roles are editing reports, creating resource briefs and articles, web design, and leading hikes and talks on topics such as global climate change, wildlife tracking, birding, and natural history. When not working, he enjoys nature photography, cross-country skiing, and trying to make his yard in rural Vermont a friendly and welcoming place to birds and wildlife.

Camilla Seirup

Camilla Seirup - Biologist (Vegetation)

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Programs: forest health, invasive species
Camilla received her B.A. in Biology at Swarthmore College in 2012. Her undergraduate research experience took her from the cloud forest of Central America to Interior Alaska to the Australian rainforest. She joined the National Park Service, Inventory and Monitoring Program in 2012 and has since focused on forest ecology of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Camilla is currently the Crew Leader for NETN's Forest Health Monitoring Program.


Bill Gawley - Biologist (Air/Water/Data Mgmt)

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Programs: water quality & quantity, air quality
Bill began working at Acadia National Park in 1993 and has served as the Air and Water Program Manager since 2005. He is responsible for coordinating the protection and management of Acadia's air and water resources through long-term monitoring, facilitation and support of air and water related research efforts, and collaboration with other federal and state agencies, including the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). He also serves as the water monitoring protocol lead for NETN's water quality monitoring program.

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Jess Pollack - Water Monitoring Biotech

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Program: water quality & quantity
From monitoring a rookery of Steller sea lions in Alaska to assisting nesting leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica, Jessica has experienced a variety of opportunities in the field of environmental science. She received her B.S. in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England. Her primary NETN responsibilities are organizing, scheduling, and executing natural resource projects focused on aquatic resources within Network parks.

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Kathleen Brown - Monitoring Lead, Air and Water Program (Acadia)

Program: water quality & quantity, air quality
Kathleen joined Acadia National Park in 2023 as the monitoring lead for the Air and Water Program. She earned a B.S in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine. In 2019 she joined the NPS I&M Program as an intern for Cape Cod National Seashore monitoring estuarine water quality. In her current role, she maintains Acadia’s air research station. Additionally, from May to October, she implements NETN's Lake and Stream monitoring protocol in Acadia National Park. Kathleen slows down by baking, solving sudoku puzzles and practicing yoga, yet she finds bliss through her pursuit of the most idyllic hammock spot in coastal Maine.

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Jake Van Gorder - Air and Water Program Biotech (Acadia)

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Program: water quality & quantity, air quality
Before joining the National Park Service and the NETN team as a seasonal technician in 2019, Jake spent 2 seasons with the Nature Conservancy, surveying potential impairments to fish habitat in the north Maine woods. He has worked monitoring beach water quality for New York State Parks, and Served as an AmeriCorps volunteer at The Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and The Maine Department of Marine Resources. Jake has a B.A. in Conservation Ecology from Sterling College. He has walked over 7,500 Miles on The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Florida National Scenic Trail, and Te Araroa.

Last updated: September 13, 2023