Service to the University, State, Nation, and World is extremely important. Joanna Burger is involved in committees at the University, State ( i.e., Governor's non-game Council since 1978) National (for NRC, EPA, US Fish and Wildlife Service, DOE) and World ( e.g. SCOPE) She is on several editorial boards, and is a consultant to industry, conservation organizations and state and federal agencies.
Founding Member of the North American Butterfly Association
She has served as a member of the Endangered and Nongame Advisory Committee since 1978.
She was Director for Chemical Analysis for 15 years and is now Co-Director of the Center for Outreach and Education.