Alison G Boyer

Allison Boyer

Alison G Boyer

ORNL DAAC Chief Scientist


Alison G. Boyer is 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.

Boyer is also a Joint Faculty Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Boyer serves on the editorial board of the international journal Ecography. She is a member of the International Biogeography Society and the Ecological Society of America.

Boyer earned a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of New Mexico in 2008 and a B.A. in biology from Hendrix College in Conway, AR, in 2003. Her general research interests include global change ecology, biogeography, and biodiversity. Her research uses machine learning and other data science tools to understand the past and present interactions between human societies and ecological communities.

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