Ankur Desai

Professor of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

College of Letters & Sciences

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Ankur Desai and his lab research a wide variety of phenomena related to regional scale surface-atmosphere coupling and earth's carbon and water cycles, focusing on the feedbacks of these with climate change and variability, disturbance, and resource management. Particular atmospheric greenhouse gases studied include carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor.

  • The influence of spatiotemporal scale, ecology, and micrometeorology on ecosystem-atmosphere interactions
  • Micrometeorological, ecological, and biogeochemical interactions at regional to global scales
  • Carbon and water cycling
  • Climate variability and carbon cycles
  • Terrestrial-aquatic linkages of carbon, water, and energy