Keri McNew Barfield, M.S.
Keri is the Research Programs Manager for BRIT. She has worked in the past on the various international research projects that included the Andes to Amazon Biodiversity Program and research in New Guinea. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Texas Christian University before joining the AABP team at BRIT. Her job includes working closely with the research team on a daily basis. Before joining the team at BRIT, she worked in California on primary succession of a conifer forest in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Currently, she has been conducting a phylogeographic study of two pine species: Pinus ponderosa and P. jeffreyi.
In addition, Keri has been the project manager for the Open Science Network in Ethnobiology (OSN). The OSN is a collaborative network open to educators and students interested in the exchange of innovative curricula and educational resources that advance the field of ethnobiology. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the OSN uses open technology to facilitate the exchange of educational techniques, materials, and experiences across institutional and international borders. You can learn more about OSN by viewing our website (www.opensciencenetwork.net).