Sherry Leis-Missouri State University

Sherry is the Fire Science Program Leader for Missouri State University.  In this role, she leads the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange ( and fire effects monitoring for 7 National Parks in the Midwest region ( .  Great Plains Fire Science Exchange is dedicated to sharing fire science with the Great Plains community to aid in the conservation of grasslands on both public and private lands. Sherry has a Master’s degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management from Oklahoma State University.  She was inspired to dedicate her professional career to grassland conservation by the work of Aldo Leopold. Photo by Julie Denesha, 2012.




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Office phone: (417.836.8919)