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Peter Earls

Lab Technician
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Research interests:

I am developing spatial models of species diversity for the Tallgrass Prairie
Preserve, Osage County, Oklahoma, and for North America north of Mexico. Both
are GIS applications based on regressions and ordinations of more-or-less
point sample data from the field along with GIS layers of environmental
variables. The former model is based on permanent plots in the preserve while
the latter model is based on floras in Canada and the United States.

Additionally within the lab, I assist in vegetation monitoring projects and
compiling information in floras, and I maintain environmental layers for the
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve GIS and a site of tallgrass prairie mowing plots
for a vegetation diversity study.

My projects outside of the lab include researching southern tallgrass prairie
fire history and developing a spatial model of wind energy across Oklahoma.
My laundry list of interests include paleoclimatology, environmental
philosophy, meteorology, environmental plant physiology, geology, and

Academic History:

B.S. Biochemistry and Computing Science, Texas A&M University.