Alison G. Boyer
Alison G. Boyer has been a research staff member for the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) since January 2014. The ORNL DAAC archives data produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Terrestrial Ecology Program. The DAAC provides data and information relevant to biogeochemical dynamics, ecological data, and environmental processes, critical for understanding the dynamics relating to the biological, geological, and chemical components of Earth's environment.
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 conservation. Her research uses tools from informatics and spatial analysis to understand the process of extinction and the past and present interactions between human societies and ecological communities.