Speaker Bio & Abstract

 
Dr. Virginia Burkett Chief Scientist, Climate and Land Use Change
Geological Survey
USA

BiographyDr. Burkett is the Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change (CLU). In this role, she provides scientific leadership and guidance for several USGS programs, including the Land Change Science Program, Land Remote Sensing Program, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, Climate Research and Development Program, Carbon Sequestration assessments, and the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center. She serves as Co-Chair of the US Global Change Research Program, which is comprised of 13 federal science agencies that are charged with implemenitng the US Global Change Research Act of 1990.