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Meredith B. Nevers is a Bureau Approving Official with the U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Science, Quality, and Integrity, stationed in Chesterton, Indiana.
Nevers received her Bachelor’s in Biology and English from Wittenberg University and her Master’s in Marine Biology from University of North Carolina – Wilmington, where she was inspired by the influence and diversity of algal communities. Nevers has been with USGS since 1997 in multiple appointments, recently including research aquatic ecologist. Nevers is an expert in beach water quality and human health, and she served as President of the Great Lakes Beach Association. Nevers interests include aquatic ecology of the Great Lakes including drivers of nuisance and harmful algal blooms, restoring, and improving urban waterways, detecting invasive species, and improving ecosystems assessments using advanced technology and genomics and continues to encourage science application for improving ecosystem function. In her role as Bureau Approving Official, Nevers now guides science integrity and communication throughout USGS to help maintain scientific excellence.