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Kathryn Nuessly

Kathryn is currently working on detail as a Public Affairs Specialists within the Office of Communications and Publishing. 

I am on detail with USGS, working as a Public Affairs Specialist with OCAP and the Water Mission Area. In my permanent position, I work as an Ecologist with the NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Team. I use computer models to study how noise pollution affects national park visitors and wildlife. Noise models generate complex results that include multiple metrics, making it difficult to directly apply to land management actions. Therefore, I also develop science communication products, like infographics, to effectively communicate the important results relevant to management alternatives. I also coordinate ocean acoustic monitoring for NSNSD and work with partners to develop interagency ocean acoustic programming.