Dr. Ingrid Burke, coprincipal investigator of the Central Plains Experimental Range LTER Project and Assistant Professor of Forest Sciences at Colorado Stare University, has been awarded a 1993 Presidential Faculty Fellow Award from the National Science Foundation. She is one of 15 recipients from across the United States.
The awards are given to tenure-track faculty who have demonstrated exceptionally high levels of research and teaching competence and the highest potential for leadership in academic pursuits. The award grants $100,000 per year for five years.
Dr. Burke will use the grant to expand her work assessing interactions of landuse and climate change in the Central Grasslands of the United States. This effort will incorporate process studies, simulation modeling, and geographic inforination systems. Dr. Burke will also develop courses in environmental literacy and ecosystem ecology.