SAVANNA LAB

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

AuthorsYearTitleJournal
Hanan, N.P., Milne, E., Aynekulu, E., Yu, Q., Anchang, J.2021A Role for Drylands in a Carbon Neutral World?Frontiers in Environmental Science
Yu, Q., Ji, W., Prihodko, L., Ross, C.W., Anchang, Y.J., & Hanan, N.P.2021Study becomes insight: Ecological learning from machine learningMethods in Ecology and Evolution
Cunliffe, M.A. (50 authors including Hanan, N.P., Ji. W., & Wojcikiewicz, R.)2021Global application of an unoccupied aerial vehicle photogrammetry protocol for predicting aboveground biomass in non-forest ecosystems.Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation
Ross, C.W., Hanan, N.P., Prihodko, L., Anchang, J., Ji, W., & Yu, Q.2021Woody-biomass projections and drivers of change in sub-Saharan Africa.Nature Climate Change
Hanan, N.P., Limaye, A.S., & Irwin, D.E.2021Editorial: Use of Earth Observations for Actionable Decision Making in the Developing World.Frontiers in Environmental Science
Hanan, N.P., & Anchang, Y.J.2020Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth.Nature News & Views
Kumar, S.S., Prihodko, L., Lind, B.M., Anchang, J., Ji, W., Ross, C.W., et al.2020Remotely sensed thermal decay rate: an index for vegetation monitoring.Scientific Report
Samasse, K., Hanan, N.P., Anchang, J.Y., & Diallo, Y.2020A High-Resolution Cropland Map for the West African Sahel Based on High-Density Training Data, Google Earth Engine, and Locally Optimized Machine Learning.Remote Sensing
Anchang, J.Y., Prihodko, L., Ji, W., Kumar, S.S., Ross, C.W., Yu, Q., et al.2020Toward Operational Mapping of Woody Canopy Cover in Tropical Savannas Using Google Earth Engine.Frontiers in Environmental Science
Brennan, J.R., Johnson, P.S., & Hanan, N.P.2020Comparing stability in random forest models to map Northern Great Plains plant communities in pastures occupied by prairie dogs using Pleiades imagery.Biogeosciences
Kumar, S.S., Hanan, N.P., Prihodko, L., Anchang, J., Ross, C.W., Ji, W., et al. 2019Alternative Vegetation States in Tropical Forests and Savannas: The Search for Consistent Signals in Diverse Remote Sensing Data.Remote Sensing
Anchang, J.Y., Prihodko, L., Kaptué, A.T., Ross, C.W., Ji, W., Kumar, S.S., et al.2019Trends in Woody and Herbaceous Vegetation in the Savannas of West Africa.Remote Sensing
Ji, W., Hanan, N.P., Browning, D.M., Monger, H.C., Peters, D.P.C., Bestelmeyer, B.T., et al.2019Constraints on shrub cover and shrub–shrub competition in a U.S. southwest desert.Ecosphere
Lind, B.M., Hanan, N.P., Gigliotti, L.C., Allen, R.L., McHenry, A., & Gardiner, A.2018Termite diversity along a catena in southern Kruger National Park, South Africa.African Journal of Ecology
Samasse, K., Hanan, N.P., Tappan, G., & Diallo, Y.2018Assessing Cropland Area in West Africa for Agricultural Yield Analysis.Remote Sensing
Koerner , S.E., Smith, M.D., Burkepile, D.E., Hanan, N.P., Avolio, M.L., Collins, S.L., et al.2018Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity.Nature Ecology & Evolution
Peters, D.P.C., Burruss, N.D., Rodriguez, L.L., McVey, D.S., Elias, E.H., Pelzel-McCluskey, A.M., Derner, J.D., et al.2018An Integrated View of Complex Landscapes: A Big Data-Model Integration Approach to Transdisciplinary Science.BioScience
Hanan, N.P.2018Agroforestry in the Sahel.Nature Geoscience
Ross, C.W., Prihodko, L, Anchang, J., Kumar, S., Ji, W., & Hanan, N.P.2018HYSOGs250m, global gridded hydrologic soil groups for curve-number-based runoff modeling.Scientific Data
Kahiu, M.N., & Hanan, N.P.2018Fire in sub-Saharan Africa: The fuel, cure and connectivity hypothesis.Global Ecology and Biogeography
Axelsson, C.R., & Hanan, N.P.2018Rates of woody encroachment in African savannas reflect water constraints and fire disturbance.Journal of Biogeography
Kahiu, M.N., & Hanan, N.P.2017Estimation of Woody and Herbaceous Leaf Area Index in Sub-Saharan Africa Using MODIS Data.Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Griffith, D.M., Lehmann, C.E.R., Strömberg, C.A.E., Parr, C.L., Pennington, T., Sankaran, M., et al.2017Comment on “The extent of forest in dryland biomes”.Science
Gilmanov, T.G., Morgan, J.A., Hanan, N.P,, Wylie, B.K., Rajan, N., Smith, D.P., et al.2017Productivity and CO2 Exchange of Great Plains Ecoregions. I. Shortgrass Steppe: Flux Tower Estimates.Rangeland Ecology & Management
Axelsson, C.R., & Hanan, N.P.2017Patterns in woody vegetation structure across African savannas.Biogeosciences
Dohn, J., Augustine, D.J., Hanan, N.P., Ratnam, J., & Sankaran, M.2016Spatial vegetation patterns and neighborhood competition among woody plants in an East African savanna.Ecology
Yan, D., Zhang, X., Yu, Y., Guo, W., & Hanan, N.P.2016Characterizing land surface phenology and responses to rainfall in the Sahara desert.Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Milne, E., Aynekulu, E., Bationo, A., Batjes, N.H., Boone, R., Conant, R., et al.2016Grazing lands in Sub-Saharan Africa and their potential role in climate change mitigation: What we do and don't know.Environmental Development
Petrie, M.D., Brunsell, N.A., Vargas, R., Collins, S.L., Flanagan, L.B., Hanan, N.P., et al.2016The sensitivity of carbon exchanges in Great Plains grasslands to precipitation variability.Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Kaptué, A.M., Prihodko, L., & Hanan, N.P.2016On regreening and degradation in Sahelian watersheds.PNAS
Tredennick, A.T., Karembé, M., Dembélé, F., Dohn, J., & Hanan, N.P.2015No effects of fire, large herbivores and their interaction on regrowth of harvested trees in two West African savannahs.African Journal of Ecology
Hanan, N.P., Tredennick, A.T., Prihodko, L., Bucini, G., & Dohn, J.2015Analysis of stable states in global savannas – a response to Staver and Hansen.Global Ecology and Biogeography
Kaptué, A.T., Hanan, N.P., Prihodko, L, & Ramirez, J.A.2015Spatial and temporal characteristics of rainfall in Africa: Summary statistics for temporal downscaling.Water Resources Research
Tredennick, A.T., & Hanan, N.P.2015Effects of Tree Harvest on the Stable-State Dynamics of Savanna and Forest.The American Naturalis
Palmer, A.R., Weideman, C., Finca, A., Everson, C.S., Hanan, N., & Ellery, W.2015Modelling annual evapotranspiration in a semi-arid, African savanna: functional convergence theory, MODIS LAI and the Penman–Monteith equation.African Journal of Range & Forage Science
Fan, Z., Neff, J.C., & Hanan, N.P.2015Modeling pulsed soil respiration in an African savanna ecosystem.Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Lehman, C.E.R., Anderson, T.M., Sankaran, M., Higgins, S.I., Archibald, S., Hoffmann, W.A., et al.2014Savanna Vegetation-Fire-Climate Relationships Differ Among Continent.Science
Hanan, N.P., Tredennick, A.T., Prihodko, L., Bucini, G., & Dohn, J.2014Analysis of stable states in global savannas: is the CART pulling the horse?Global Ecology and Biogeography
Kaptue, A.T., Hanan, N.P., & Prihodko, L.2013Characterization of the spatial and temporal variability of surface water in the Soudan-Sahel region of Africa.Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Tredennick, A.T., Bentley, L.P., & Hanan, N.P.2013Allometric Convergence in Savanna Trees and Implications for the Use of Plant Scaling Models in Variable Ecosystems.PLoS ONE
Sjöström, M., Zhao, M., Archibald, S., Arneth, A., Cappelaere, B., Falk, U., et al.2013Evaluation of MODIS gross primary productivity for Africa using eddy covariance data.Remote Sensing of Environment
Gilmanov, T.G., Wylie, B.K., Tieszen, L.L., Meyers, T.P., Baron, V.S., Bernacchi, C.J., et al.2013CO2 uptake and ecophysiological parameters of the grain crops of midcontinent North America: Estimates from flux tower measurement.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Envi
Dohn, J., Dembélé, F., BKarembé, M., Moustakas, A., Amévor, K.A., & Hanan, N.P.2013Tree effects on grass growth in savannas: competition, facilitation and the stress-gradient hypothesis.Journal of Ecology