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Cee Nell, PhD


Dr. Cee Nell is a data visualization specialist in the Data Science Branch of the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.

Cee is the Lead of VizLab and Analytics in the Data Science Branch of the USGS Water Mission Area. In this role they develop timely and innovative data visualizations to communicate complex scientific concepts. In this position, Cee develops reproducible data processing and visualization workflows to create high quality data products.

Cee received a PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Irvine in 2018. Their dissertation looked at tri-trophic interactions (involving plants, herbivores, and insectivorous bird predators) in the context of tree diversity, plant defense syndromes, and bird behavior.