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Robert Kull joined the Marstel-Day team in 2013. For four years he served as the liaison to the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, coordinating the development of nearly 60 Installation Complex Encroachment Management Action Plans (ICEMAPs) and working closely with the program manager of the Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) program. In 2017, Mr. Kull was the principle investigator for a Programmatic Biological Assessment covering 35 federally-listed bird and bat species on 32 Air Force installations.
Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Mr. Kull was a senior project lead for several Navy Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), receiving the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Award in 2010 for his contributions to the Virginia Capes Range Complex EIS and the Navy Cherry Point Range Complex EIS. Mr. Kull served for more than 20 years in the Air Force. As chief of the Resource Conservation Division at the Air Force’s Center for Environmental Excellence at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas, he oversaw the development of numerous environmental documents. He also served as chief of the Environmental Noise Branch while assigned to Armstrong Medical Research Lab, where he helped develop and enhance noise prediction modeling. Under his leadership, the team developed numerous studies of human annoyance, sleep disturbance, noise effects on wildlife, and sonic boom effects models and tools.
Mr. Kull created Noise Camp, a program in which participants from all military services learned about the latest noise technologies and guided future development requirements. Other previous positions included Air Force representative to the Federal Interagency Committee on Aircraft Noise; panel member for the Conservation Pillar of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program; and team chair for Noise and Animals, International Committee on the Biological Effects of Noise. As a member of the Bird/Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Team, he developed early versions of the Bird Avoidance Model and provided staff assistance to the Air Force, Navy, Army, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Federal Aviation Administration.
Mr. Kull has a BA in biology from the University of the Pacific. He received his MS in biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he studied shorebird behavior. He has studied the effects of noise on animals, and he has written articles on environmental soundscapes, a relatively new topic area in the field. He is also a trained facilitator.