Alison G Boyer
ORNL DAAC Chief Scientist
I am a research staff member with the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC), serving as the DAAC's Chief Scientist since 2016. The ORNL DAAC provides data management, curation, and data disimmenation for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Terrestrial Ecology Program. The ORNL DAAC is at the forefront of data publication and sharing in support of open science and data infrastructures.
My general research interests include global change ecology, biogeography, and biodiversity. I use remote sensing technologies, machine learning, and other data science tools to understand the past and present interactions between human societies and ecosystems.
I also serve as an ORNL Joint Faculty Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.