US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Marianne K. Burke

Strategic Management Systems Leader
1400 Independence Ave. SW
District of Columbia
United States

Phone: 571-733-7972
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Research Interests

Most recently performance of research programs, but also wetland and upland ecosystem processes; nitrogen and phosphorus cycling; ecosystem restoration to produce a sustainable supply of ecosystem values.

Past Research

Forested wetland structure and functions; Wetland and riparian ecosystem processes; Above- and below-ground primary productivity, mortality and decomposition; Nitrogen and phosphorus cycling; Wetland restoration; Wetland construction for water quality improvement;


  • State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, Ph.D. Forest Biology 1988
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, M.Sc. Biology 1984
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Science 1976

Professional Experience

  • Strategic Management Systems Leader, US Forest Service R&D, Washington DC
    2013 - Current
  • Sr. Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility, Washington, DC
    2012 - 2013
  • Land Management Planning Specialist, US Forest Service, Ecosystem Management Coordination, Washington Office
    2010 - 2012
  • LEGIS Congressional Fellow, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
    2009 - 2009
  • Strategic Management Systems Leader, US Forest Service R&D, Washington DC
    2006 - 2009
  • Research Ecologist, Southern Research Station, Charleston, SC
    1993 - 2006
  • Research Associate Professor, Horn Point Environmental Laboratory, University of Maryland, Cambridge, MD
    1990 - 1993

Professional Organizations

  • Ecological Society of America, Advisory Panels (2013 - Current)
    Serve on Vegetation Classification Panel
  • Federal Geographic Data Committee, Chair (2013 - Current)
    Serve as Chair of the FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee
  • Ecological Society of America, Member (1984 - Current)

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Last updated on : 06/17/2016