Burke Korol

Species at Risk Biologist

Species at risk recovery planning; boreal forest breeding bird surveys; protected areas ecological inventory and management; vascular plant taxonomist

Professional activities / interests

  • Major area of interest include biological inventory with emphasis on vascular plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles with associated interest in mammals, non-vascular plants; odonates and lepidopterans; also interested in freshwater mussels and fishes
  • Habitats of particilar interest - arctic tundra, taiga, boreal forest, Hudson-James Bay coasts
  • Supervised MSc student doing threatened turtle spatial ecology study in eastern Georgian Bay

Education and awards

  • B.Sc. (Adv.) Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 1987
  • M.Sc. Plant Ecology, University of Saskatchewan, 1995
  • Reeder Book Prize in Botany, 1987

Key publications

  • Laverty, J.F., B. Korol and J.D. Litzgus. 2016. Measuring the Effects of Water-based Recreation on the Spatial Ecology of Eastern Musk Turtles (Sternotherus odoratus) in a Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. Copeia 104 (2), pp. 440–447.

  • Korol, J.B. 1995. Riparian forest communities in the southern boreal region of central Saskatchewan. M.Sc. Thesis. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. 129 pp.

  • Korol, J.B. 1992. The vascular plant flora of Rankin Inlet, District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 106(3):342-347.