Ian Breckheimer, PhD

Research Scientist in Spatial Ecology and Data Synthesis
Dr. Ian Breckheimer is a landscape ecologist and Research Scientist at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Originally from Saluda, North Carolina, Ian and his wife Lizza moved to the Gunnison Valley from Cambridge, Massachusetts after Ian's 2-year stint as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Ian’s research focuses on how landscapes (and the plants and people that live there) are adapting to global change. Much of his work links field measurements of ecological processes such as plant growth and flowering to their landscape context via imagery collected from drones, airplanes, and satellites.