George G. Burba
LI-COR Biosciences
Research & Development

4421 Superior Street
Lincoln, NE, 68504
phone: (800) 447-3576
george.burba@licor.com

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Natural Resources

3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE, 68583
phone: (402) 467-3576
gburba@unl.edu



Hi, I'm George Burba, a Principal Scientist and Technical Group Leader in Research & Development Department at LI-COR Biosciences, Global Fellow at Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, and a Graduate Adjunct Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Our interdisciplinary group of multiple Ph.D. and M.S. level scientists works on a number of research projects and activities related to development of new technologies and methods for state-of-the-art measurement systems designed to study and monitor atmosphere-biosphere interactions, trace gas and energy exchange, and other environmental processes and parameters.

Every year we collaborate technically and scientifically with dozens of universities, institutions, monitoring and regulatory agencies and private companies around the globe, conducting common research projects, testing new measurement systems, and developing new and improved measurement methods. These efforts span a wide range of applications, from purely ecological research, such as greenhouse gas exchange in permafrost areas, to purely industrial applications, such as methane leak detection from oil and gas distribution networks.

In addition to group leadership, my specific research focus is bio-atmospheric interactions, with 20+ years of experience in experimental science, 25 field campaigns, over 100 institutional collaborations, and over 270 publications, including first authorship of 6 books requested by 100,000 individual researchers in 150+ countries, available in 40 research libraries, and placed on the curricula in over 30 universities and institutions.

I received my first graduate degree in Geoecology and Physical Geography at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, and a Master’s degree in Micrometeorology at University of Nebraska. I have a Ph.D. in Bio-Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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