Dr. Robert Burke was a paleontologist hired by Peter Ludlow to be the team's resident dinosaur expert. Robert was much less than an expert, incorrectly identifying a Compsognathus. Also he might not have known that the dinosaurs were created by InGen because he says about no visitors and no reason for them to fear man. When the Tyrannosaurus rex attacked the camp Burke ran with Sarah, Nick, and Kelly into the waterfall where the T. rex couldn't reach them. However, Burke spotted a harmless milk snake slithering into his shirt and as he tried to get the snake out he slipped and his arm fell into the jaws of the T. rex where he was eaten and killed with his blood flowing down the waterfall.