Biogeography and the interactions between species and their
Plant Physiology and Ecology
Global Change Biology
Burke Greer is a PhD candidate in Forest Ecosystems and
Society here in the College of Forestry at Oregon State
University. He has his Master of Arts degree in Geography
from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a
Bachelorís of Science from the Program in the Environment at
the University of Michigan with a minor in Global Change.
Burkeís current research revolves
around the biogeography of quaking aspen (Populus
tremuloides); he is
exploring relationships between aspen and climate at
continental scales using species distribution models and
examining local scale patterns using mechanistic models and
a field study based out of the Rocky Mountain Biological
Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado.
Burke has had a variety of work experience in geography,
ecology, and applied geoscience having modeled fish
distributions in the Great Lakes for the USGS, mapped levees
for FEMA and as a GIS consultant for the Coast Guard at
MLCPAC(s), the western facilities planning division.
Burke is from the suburbs of
Boston Massachusetts, but has called Michigan, Utah,
California and now Oregon his home.