Ingrid C. Burke

Director, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Professor, Wyoming Excellence Chair in Ecology

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Ingrid C. "Indy" Burke,  Ph.D.

Director, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Position:

Dr. Burke directs the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, which advances the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resources challenges.

Through  academic programs, the William D. Ruckelshaus Institute, and the Biodiversity Institute, the Haub School:

  • Educates undergraduate and graduate students through innovative and interdisciplinary teaching;

  • Supports stakeholder-driven solutions to environmental challenges by communicating relevant research and promoting collaborative decision making; and

  • Fosters conservation of biodiversity through scientific and creative discovery. 

Scholarship:

Dr. Burke is an ecosystem ecologist, focusing on carbon and nitrogen cycling in semi-arid rangeland ecosystems. Her work with graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and colleagues addresses the influence of land use management, climatic variability, and regional variability on these ecosystems. She teaches in the fields of environmental science, ecosystem ecology, and biogeochemistry. Current courses include a freshman course "Environment" in the Haub School, "Ecology as a Profession" for Ph.D. students in the Program in Ecology, and an upper level/graduate course in "Biogeochemistry".   

Service: Dr. Burke serves the national scientific community through service on scientific panels and committees, with the goal of bringing science to critical policy issues.