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.
Fred Dieffenbach

Fred Dieffenbach - Environmental Monitoring Coordinator

Programs: rare plants, forest health (A.T.),landbirds (A.T.)
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Fred joined the Northeast Temperate Network in January 2003 as the first data manager. He came to the network from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, where he worked on wetland compliance matters in northern Ohio and western New York. Since 2007, Fred has been the NETN lead for issues related to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1987 with a M.S. in zoology where he studied the effect of acid deposition on yolk utilization efficiency in brook trout. His passion is skiing and ski racing. He holds a USSA level-200 alpine coach certification, is a level-2 alpine official, is vice president of New England Masters Ski Racing, has competed as a masters racer for 27 years, is the head coach for the Woodstock Union High School Alpine ski team and a part-time coach for the Pico Ski Club, and was the lead coach for the 2016 boys and girls Vermont alpine teams at the Eastern High School Alpine Ski Championships. In addition to being an avid skier, Fred holds a commercial pilot certificate, and is a certified SCUBA diver.

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, phenology

Beginning in 1999, Ed worked as an interpretive park ranger in several beautiful national parks across the country, including Glacier NP, Voyaguers NP, and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Since 2009 he has served as the network's Science Communication Specialist. He earned a B.S. in Envrionmental Science from the University of New Hampshire in 1996. His primary NETN roles are editing reports, creating resource breifs and srticles, 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 - Biological Technician

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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

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

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Programs: water 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.

Shannon

Shannon Wiggin - Hydrologic Technician

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Programs: water quality (Acadia NP)
Shannon received her B.A. in Biology from Mount Ida College in 2010 and started volunteering in Resource Management at Acadia National Park in 2011 where she is currently the Air and Water Technician. She is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Acadia's air quality monitoring station in cooperation with other air monitoring agencies. Shannon is also a part of the NETN's Vital Signs monitoring program, and helps sample Acadia's lakes and streams to assess the health of the park's water resources.

Last updated: June 14, 2018