SAVANNA LAB

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

C. Wade Ross


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cwross@nmsu.edu

Background


Dr. Ross is an early career Earth System Scientist with a strong interdisciplinary research background. With support from NASA and the USDA-NIFA, his research has spanned from local, regional, and continental scales with carbon cycle science as the unifying theme. His on-going research in the Savanna Lab incorporates remote sensing, machine learning, and geo-spatial data to examine how climate, socio-environmental pressures, fire, and topo-edaphic conditions drive tree and shrub variability across sub-Saharan Africa. These insights are essential to understanding how climate and socioeconomic forcings will affect woody biomass, carbon storage, and land management across the continent in the coming years.

Personal Interests


Hiking, biking, kayaking, backpacking, fishing.