Earthwatch Scientist, Matt Ogburn

Matt Ogburn

Assistant Professor of Biology, Southern Utah University
Why are you interested in your research focus?

Answer: I have always been enchanted with plants. I'm particularly interested in how different they are from animals in so many ways.

A great moment in the field

Answer: Driving through the Atacama Desert in northern Chile during the peak of the spring bloom, seeing the hillsides tinted purple with flowers.

  • PhD. 2012, Brown University
  • M.Sc. 2007, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • B.A. 1994, Macalester College
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