Resource Team

Resource Team

Team Members:

BRUCE GRANT
Widener University
Dept of Biology
Chester PA 19013

bwgrant@widener.edu
(610) 499-4017

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DAVE GREENLEE
USGS EROS
Data Center
Sioux Falls, SD 57198

greenlee@usgs.gov
(605) 594-6017

Dave Greenlee has worked on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for over 35 years, starting with ESRI as an academic intern in 1970. Since 1974, he has worked at the USGS EROS Data Center, specializing in GIS applications and the integration of GIS with Remotely Sensed data. Mr. Greenlee has worked to web enable small- to medium-scale data (e.g. elevation, orthoimagery, land cover) from the USGS's Geography Discipline in order to deliver geospatial datasets such as The National Map. More recently, he has participated in projects that assist partners (e.g. NC OneMap, GIS for the Gulf (post Katrina), and NSF’s National Ecological Observatory Network) in designing GIS databases and distributing geospatial data and map services. Mr. Greenlee has served as the National Director, GIS Division, for the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Dave holds a BA Environmental Science, 1972, from the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA.

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STEPHANIE HAMPTON
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
735 State Street, Suite 300
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

nceas@nceas.ucsb.edu
http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/
(805) 892-2500

Stephanie Hampton is Deputy Director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. She joined NCEAS in 2006 after being on faculty at the University of Idaho for several years. As an aquatic ecologist, she has increasingly recognized the value of integrating large-scale data sets across disciplines and regions in my own research collaborations, and as Deputy Director of NCEAS, she has facilitated numerous collaborative research projects by diverse scientists working in ecology and environmental science around the world. NCEAS hosts hundreds of scientists each year in Working Groups, Distributed Graduate Seminars, Postdoctoral positions and Sabbatical fellowships, facilitating both research and education that focuses on the analysis and synthesis of large distributed data sets. Stephanie’s own research currently focuses on the effects of climate change on the biota of large deep lakes of the world, synthesizing heterogeneous field-collected and modeled data. She received her Ph.D. in 2001 from Dartmouth College.

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CHRISTINE LANEY
EcoTrends Project Coordinator
Jornada Basin LTER
Box 30003, MSC 3JER
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

chrlaney@nmsu.edu

http://www.ecotrends.info/

Christine Laney is the project coordinator for the EcoTrends Project (), a multi-institutional project which is supported by the National Science Foundation through the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and New Mexico State University. Christine holds a MS in Biology with an emphasis in ecology and evolutionary biology from New Mexico State University and a BS in Biology from the University of Puget Sound.

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GREG REAMSUSDA
Forest ServiceNational Program Leader
Forest Inventory and Analysis
Washington, DC

greams@fs.fed.us

Greg is National Program Leader for the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program, also known as the Nation’s Forest Census and works with 400 professionals throughout four regional Research Stations and key partners to deliver forest inventory and monitoring information for forest health assessments, strategic planning and delivery of forest sustainability assessments. Prior to joining the Forest Service, Greg worked as an assistant professor at Oregon State University (1987-1991). He also served as project leader for both the Institute for Quantitative Studies (1994-97) and the National Forest Health Monitoring Program (2002-2004). In these roles he has published national assessments of forest productivity and health as influenced by pollutants and natural factors. Greg has published over 90 research papers. Greg also has a diverse research background that includes serving a chair of the national correspondent advisor group to UN FAO for the Global Forest Resource Assessment. Reams earned a Ph.D. in Forestry with an emphasis in biometrics at the University of Maine, M.S. in Forest Biometrics from Mississippi State and a B.S. in Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.

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JEFFERY TURNER
Forest Inventory and Analysis
Southern Research Station
US Forest Service
4700 Old Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

jturner02@fs.fed.us

Jeff is a Forester in the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA), Southern Research Station (SRS). Prior to serving in the Information Management section for the past three years, he worked in the Resource Analysis and Data Acquisition sections. He currently is a member of the FIA System Development and the FIA Database task teams, responsible for developing the compilation system and making the data accessible to the public, respectively. Jeff has nine years of field experience with FIA, serving as SRS lead training coordinator and as a member of the quality assurance staff and field crew. During that time he was a member of the National Data Acquisition team, serving as leader for one year. Jeff has collected FIA data across twelve Southern states and Puerto Rico. Prior to working in the South, he worked for the Northeast Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit collecting field data in western Maine, as well as the University of Michigan collecting Forest Health Monitoring data in northern Michigan. Jeff earned a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan in 1995, with an emphasis on Forest Management.

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BRIAN WEE
NEON, Inc.
Chief of External Affairs
1444 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20005

bwee@neoninc.org
(202) 628-1500 x 246

Currently as NEON, Inc.’s Chief of External Affairs, Brian acts as the liaison to other scientific organizations and US Federal agencies. Brian joined the NEON Project Office in 2004 as a post-doctoral associate, then as staff-scientist before transitioning to the role of Administrative Director. Previously he worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) designing and implementing IT solutions and then served as Senior Instructional Designer leading instructional design, knowledge management, business-process redesign, and web development projects. His M. Sc. studies focused on designing and implementing computer augmented learning solutions for high-school classrooms and corporate training at the Institute for the Learning Sciences and his dissertation focused on investigating the relative effects of behavioral, physiological and landscape barriers on the genetic structure of insect populations by integrating genetic, behavioral, and GIS analyses. Brian holds a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and a B.Sc. in Information Systems and Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.

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ALI WHITMERLTERNEON
Tiger Team
Asst Dean of Sciences
Georgetown College
Georgetown University,
Washington, DC 20057

Ali Whitmer is Georgetown College's Assistant Dean of Sciences at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Washington where her research focused on the population dynamics and genetics of kelp species. She has taught courses in marine biology and ecology, molecular biology, and science pedagogy. She comes most recently from UC Santa Barbara where she was a Research Scientist and the Director of Education at their Marine Science Institute, prior to that she was the Director of Undergraduate Programs at Arizona State University. Her interests in science education and administration began when she was a graduate student while serving as the assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School. She has developed her interests with a portfolio of research and teaching in science education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, particularly in the areas of undergraduate education, graduate student professional development, women in science, and K-12 science outreach. She has worked with national science education initiatives funded by the National Science Foundation, Sigma Xi, and other science agencies and societies. She has served as a program evaluator for undergraduate research and women in science programs. Her focus in university administration includes working with undergraduate research programs, curriculum development and assessment, pre- and in-service teacher training, and university faculty professional development. Her current position allows her to work with faculty from several science disciplines on issues including teaching and learning, curriculum reform, and interdisciplinary initiatives in science education.

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