Meredith Nevers


Meredith B. Nevers is an aquatic research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, stationed at the Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station 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 where she became an expert in water quality and human health, authoring seminal research articles on the topic and serving as President of the Great Lakes Beach Association. Nevers now focuses on aquatic ecology of the Great Lakes with an emphasis on identifying drivers of nuisance and harmful algal blooms, restoring and improving urban waterways, detecting invasive species, and improving ecosystems assessments using advanced technology and genomics. Nevers continues to publish broadly and regularly presents her research at scientific societies with which she is affiliated: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, International Water Association, and International Association for Great Lakes Research. She serves on multiple research and community teams devoted to protecting and restoring the Great Lakes for ecosystem health and restorative enjoyment.