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Wildlife and Research Specialist
Mark Burton, M.E.M.

Mark Burton, M.E.M.

Data Specialist and Ecologist

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  • M.E.M., Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, 2014
  • Certificate of Geospatial Analysis, 2014
  • B.S., Biology, Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College, 2007

Research Interests

  • Avian ecology and conservation
  • Land conservation and management
  • Geospatial analysis and remote sensing
  • Landscape and field ecology
  • Community-driven conservation

Journal Articles

  • Burton, Mark E.H., Poulsen, J.R., Lee, M.E., Medjibe, V.P., Stewart, C.G., Venkataraman, A. & White, L.J.T. (2016). Reducing carbon emissions from forest conversion for oil palm agriculture in Gabon. Conserv. Lett. doi: 10.1111/conl.12265
  • Burton, Mark E.H. (2014). Assessing aboveground carbon stocks and forest structure metrics in the Mouila oil palm concession Lot 2, Gabon. Masters Thesis. Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC.
  • Demarco, J., Mack, M.C., Bret-Harte, M.S., Burton, Mark E.H. & Shaver, G.R. (2014). Long-term experimental warming and nutrient additions increase productivity in tall deciduous shrub tundra. Ecosphere. 5(6): 72.
  • Lichter, J., Burton, Mark E.H., Close, S.L., Grinvalsky, J.M. & Reblin, J. (2011). Waterfowl habitat change over five decades in a freshwater tidal ecosystem in Mid-Coast Maine. Northeastern Naturalist. 18(2):161-176.


Presentations and Posters

  • Burton, Mark E.H. 2007. Human Disturbance and the food web structure in the Merrymeeting Bay Watershed, Maine. Honors Thesis. Biology Department, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. Presented at Beneath the Pines Conference and Maine Water Conference, 2007.
  • Photosynthetic Response of Betula nana to temporal duration of fertilization. Presented at the Institute of Artic Biology Symposium, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2007.
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