SAVANNA LAB

The whole world is a savanna; forests and grasslands are just special cases.

Trevor Roberts


trevrob@nmsu.edu

Background


Trevor is a master’s student at the Savanna Lab at New Mexico State University. He grew up in central Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University in 2019 with a degree in evolution & ecology. After graduating, Trevor spent time researching the relationship between the landscapes of southeastern Ohio and the presence of salamanders for the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. He also worked as a surveyor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 2021, Trevor arrived in Las Cruces for the first time to begin his current research.

Research Interests


Trevor’s research consists of using remote sensing data from a variety of projects to investigate shrub community interactions in the Jornada Basin. His research aims to elucidate the connection between the volume of shrubs in the area and the degree of competition for limiting resources such as water. This work aligns with Trevor’s interests in the effect of landscapes on ecological communities, as well as his general goal of becoming more proficient with large spatial datasets.

Personal Interests


Trevor often spends his free time playing the acoustic guitar, hiking nearby trails, and reading classic and contemporary fiction.