Meet the scientists at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center - Burns.

There are ten research scientists at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center - Burns. Seven scientists are with USDA-Agricultural Research Service and three are with Oregon State University are stationed at the Burns location. We also have a sister station in Union, Oregon. Click on the name of the scientist you are interested in to find out more about their background, past research, current activities, and how to contact them.

USDA-Agricultural Research Service Scientists

Oregon State University Scientists


There are many people who help to make the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center-Burns run smoothly and efficiently.

These folks work for USDA-Agricultural Research Service or Oregon State University. To contact a staff member click on the link below, or call (541) 573-8900.

USDA-ARS Administrative and Support Staff:

  • Liz Alberta: Program Support Assistant
  • Elsie Denton: Support Scientist
  • Stephanie Falck: Laboratory Technician
  • Dustin Golembiewski: Range Technician
  • Christie Guetling: Range Technician
  • Dawnetta Hauth: Administrative Officer
  • Julie Larson: Post-Doc
  • Devyn Orr: Post-Doc
  • Roxanne Rios: Support Scientist
  • Tony Runnels: Equipment Operator
  • Lauren Svejcar: Post-Doc
  • Linda Villagrana Miller: Secretary (Office Automation)
  • Lori Ziegenhagen: Range Technician

Oregon State University Administrative and Support Staff:


Advisory Committee

The committee reviews the research and outreach programs of EOARC-Burns on an annual basis and provides input on ways to strengthen the program. They also: 1) enter into discussions with EOARC-Burns staff on the most important emerging issues and priorities for future research, 2) provide input on action items to improve the impact of our work, and 3) suggest opportunities to enhance communications between EOARC-Burns and various stakeholder groups.

  • John Breese, Rancher
  • Stacy Davies, Rancher
  • Mark Doverspike, Rancher
  • Bill Dragt, BLM
  • Don Dryer, Rancher
  • Lee Foster, ODF&W
  • Garth Fuller, Nature Conservancy
  • Jesse Laird, Rancher
  • Jeff Mackay, Malheur Wildlife Refuge
  • Gary Marshall, Rancher
  • Jamie McCormack, BLM
  • Dan Nichols, County Commissioner/Rancher
  • John O'Keeffe, Rancher
  • Fred Otley, Chair, Rancher
  • Mark Owens, Commissioner/Hay Grower
  • Jeffrey Rose, BLM
  • Zola Ryan, NRCS Harney Co
  • Tom Sharp, Rancher/OCA
  • Angela Sitz, USF&W
  • Robert Skinner, Rancher
  • Jack Southworth, Rancher
  • Brenda Smith, High Desert Partnership