Chase Brooke invited to present at Grazinglands Research Laboratory

September 2016

Chase T. Brooke, a second-year master’s student in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, was recently invited to give a presentation at the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, OK. His talk, “Predicting Wildland Fire Occurrence using Maximum Entropy Modelling in the Southern Great Plains of North America,” highlighted his current research from Texas A&M.

Brooke Chase

This invitation to present is an outgrowth of connections Chase made while participating in the June 2016 Early Career Training workshop with the US Department of Interior South Central Climate Science Center.

“These opportunities have helped me make some great personal and professional connections, and have helped me grow as a student and a researcher,” said Chase.

The Grazinglands Research Laboratory is focused on developing tools and services to manage economic and environmental risk, and develop crop, forage and livestock systems. While there, Chase had the opportunity to observe and learn about current issues and research projects in the Great Plains. He was particularly impressed with their work in prescribed burning on grazinglands.

“Presenting my research to the Lab was a great experience,” Chase noted. “I really benefited from it both academically and professionally.”