George Burba

George Burba is an American bio-atmospheric scientist, author, and inventor.

George Burba
George G. Burba
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska
Moscow State University
Scientific career
InstitutionsLI-COR Biosciences
Battery Ventures
Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
University of Nebraska
Moscow State University
Doctoral advisorShashi Verma

He is a Science & Strategy Fellow at LI-COR Biosciences of the Battery Ventures Group,[1] a Global Fellow[2] at Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, and a Graduate Adjunct Professor[3] at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Burba is an experimental researcher, and a leading figure[4][5][6] in micrometeorology, ecosystem exchange of greenhouse gasses, water vapor and heat, measurements of carbon emission and sequestration, evaporation and transpiration, and turbulent transport within atmospheric boundary layer from plant canopy and soil; and an author of the multiple books[7][8][9][10][11][12] on the subject, used by the universities and teaching institutions across the globe,[13][14][15][16][17][18][19] as well as numerous other publications.[5][20]

Research and careerEdit

Burba is an expert on the in-situ measurement methods: an author of instrument surface heating concept,[21][22] related equations known as “Burba corrections”,[23][24][25][26][27] an inventor[28] of the two new types of gas analyzers known as “enclosed-path”[29][30] and “semi-open-path”[31] analyzers, and an inventor of methods for computing gas fluxes from the open-path high-speed laser-based analyzers,[32][33][34][35][36] and from the multiple types of low-speed gas analyzers.[37][38] He is an elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.[39]

After his PhD, Burba worked as a graduate faculty at the University of Nebraska and as a scientist at the LI-COR Biosciences. In 2016, he was appointed Global Fellow at Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. At LI-COR Biosciences, he was appointed to the position of Science Fellow in 2017, and to the position of Science & Strategy Fellow in 2019. The same year he was elected a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.


Burba was educated at Lomonosov Moscow State University and at the University of Nebraska where he received a PhD in 2005[40] in Bio-Atmospheric Sciences for the study of water, light and energy transport in the ecosystems, supervised by Professor Shashi Verma.

Personal lifeEdit

George Burba is a son of ru:George A. Burba and a grandson of Aleksandr A. Burba.[citation needed]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Global Fellows". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  3. ^ Network, University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Web Developer. "George Burba at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  4. ^ "Google Scholar List of Scientific Citations of works by Burba". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  5. ^ a b "ORCID Worldwide Infrastructure List of Publications by George Burba (0000-0003-2095-0057)". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  6. ^ "WorldCat International Library Catalog List of books and articles by Burba". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  7. ^ . Burba, G; Kurbatova, Y; Kuricheva, O; Avilov, V; Mamkin, V (2016). Handbook for the Method of Turbulent Pulsations (Метод Турбулентных Пульсаций: Краткое Практическое Руководство). LI-COR Biosciences & IPEE Russian National Academy of Sciences. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-692-57831-5.
  8. ^ Burba, George (2013). Eddy Covariance Method for Scientific, Industrial, Agricultural and Regulatory Applications: a Field Book on Measuring Ecosystem Gas Exchange and Areal Emission Rates. LI-COR Biosciences. p. 331. ISBN 978-0-61576827-4.
  9. ^ Burba, George; Anderson, Dan (2010). A Brief Practical Guide to Eddy Covariance Flux Measurements: Principles and Workflow Examples for Scientific and Industrial Applications. LI-COR Biosciences. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-61543013-3.
  10. ^ Burba, George (2011). Wetland Ecosystems: Water & Energy Exchange. Evapotranspiration and Energy Flux Components in Three Wetland Communities. VDM. p. 108. ISBN 978-3-63935864-3.
  11. ^ Burba, George (2009). Water, Light and Energy in Ecosystems: A Case Study of Fluxes and Efficiencies in Native Grassland and Cultivated Wheat. VDM. p. 80. ISBN 978-3-63916967-6.
  12. ^ Burba, George (2001). "Illustration of Flux Footprint Estimates Affected by Measurement Height, Surface Roughness and Thermal Stability". In Hubbard, K; Sivakumar, M (eds.). Big Automated Weather Stations for Applications in Agriculture and Water Resources Management. World Meteorological Organization, WMO-PUB-1074. p. 248.
  13. ^ "Princeton University Library: Author: Burba, G." Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  14. ^ "Stanford University Library: Author George Burba". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  15. ^ "University of Oxford Library: Author G. Burba". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  16. ^ Yale University Library: George Burba. LI-COR Biosciences. 2013. ISBN 9780615768274.
  17. ^ "Cornell University Library: List of books and articles by Burba, G." Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  18. ^ "German National Library (Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek): Author George Burba". (in German). Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  19. ^ "Lomonosov Moscow State University: Burba G. - сотрудник | ИСТИНА – Интеллектуальная Система Тематического Исследования Нaукометрических данных". (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  20. ^ "Burba Interview with Nebraska Farmer Magazine". Nebraska Farmer. 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  21. ^ "Citations of Instrument Surface Heating Concept on Google Scholar". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  22. ^ Burba G, McDermitt D, Grelle A, Anderson D, Xu L (2008). "Addressing the influence of instrument surface heat exchange on the measurements of CO2 flux from open‐path gas analyzers". Global Change Biology. 14 (8): 1854–1876. Bibcode:2008GCBio..14.1854B. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01606.x. S2CID 85841670.
  23. ^ "Google Scholar List of Citations of Burba Heating Corrections". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  24. ^ "Google Scholar List of Citations of Burba Corrections". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  25. ^ Rocha AV, Shaver GR (2011). "Burn severity influences postfire CO2 exchange in arctic tundra" (PDF). Ecological Applications. 21 (2): 477–489. doi:10.1890/10-0255.1. hdl:1912/4703. PMID 21563578.
  26. ^ Amiro B (2010). "Estimating annual carbon dioxide eddy fluxes using open-path analysers for cold forest sites". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 150 (10): 1366–1372. Bibcode:2010AgFM..150.1366A. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.06.007.
  27. ^ Reverter BR, Sanchez-Canete EP, Resco V, Serrano-Ortiz P, Oyonarte C, Kowalski AS (2010). "Analyzing the major drivers of NEE in a Mediterranean alpine shrubland" (PDF). Biogeosciences. 7 (9): 2601–2611. Bibcode:2010BGeo....7.2601R. doi:10.5194/bg-7-2601-2010.
  28. ^ "World Intellectual Property Organisation List of Burba's inventions". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  29. ^ Burba G, Schmidt A, Scott R, Nakai T, Kathilankal J, Fratini G, Hanson C, Law B, McDermitt D, Eckles B, Furtaw M, Velgersdyk M (2012). "Calculating CO2 and H2O eddy covariance fluxes from an enclosed gas analyzer using an instantaneous mixing ratio". Global Change Biology. 18 (1): 385–399. Bibcode:2012GCBio..18..385B. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02536.x. S2CID 5032291.
  30. ^ US Patent, Active 8130379, Burba, G; Furtaw, M & Eckles, R et al., "Gas analyzer", issued 2012 
  31. ^ US Patent, Active 9121793, Burba, G, "Semi-open-path gas analysis systems and methods", issued 2015 
  32. ^ "2010 R&D100 Award Winner for Methane Analyzer". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  33. ^ "Burba Interview with Environmental Monitor Magazine". 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  34. ^ "Burba Interview with RICHARD PIERSOL / Lincoln Journal Star Newspaper". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  35. ^ "EU Patent. "Gas analysis data handling device for computing a gas flux and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium"".
  36. ^ "US Patent. "Method and apparatus for determining gas flux"".
  37. ^ "EU Patent. "Methods and apparatus for measuring gas flux"".
  38. ^ "US Patent. "Methods and apparatus for measuring gas flux"".
  39. ^ "National Academy of Inventors Senior Member Elections". National Academy of Inventors. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  40. ^ G, Burba, George (2005). Water and energy fluxes in native tallgrass prairie and cultivated wheat ecosystems (Thesis). University of Nebraska - Lincoln.