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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Ankur Desai

Ankur Desai

Expert on climate change, carbon cycling in forest, lake and wetland ecosystems, global land-atmosphere interaction and micrometeorology

Associate professor, atmospheric and oceanic sciences; faculty affiliate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Work: 608-265-9201 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Climate change
  • Feedbacks between ecosystems and atmosphere
  • Observations of land-atmosphere exchange and atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, including carbon and water
  • Modeling of vegetation dynamics and nutrient cycling


  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awardee, 2009
  • Chair, American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences