New publication on collecting socio-environmental data via SMS

June 13, 2019

A new paper by Giroux et al., A high-frequency mobile phone data collection approach for research in social-environmental systems: Applications in climate variability and food security in sub-Saharan Africa…

Balancing Agriculture and Conservation in African Savannas

August 08, 2016

My colleagues and I have a new paper (accessible here) out today in the latest issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, the theme of which is “Tropical Grassy Biomes: linking ecology, human use, and conservation“, edited by Drs.

Latest News from the Mapping Africa Project

August 08, 2016

See the news about our recent production run on the project website.

Successful First Course on UAS for Environmental Monitoring

August 07, 2015

Last week I was in Italy to help teach a new course on UAS for Environmental Monitoring, which was organized by Salvatore Manfreda and Kelly Caylor, and run under the aegis of the University of Basilicata.

High Environmental Costs Relative to Benefits of Farming African Wet Savannas

March 17, 2015

My colleagues and I published a paper yesterday in Nature Climate Change that examines the environmental costs relative to the potential crop and biofuel production benefits of farming Africa’s higher rainfall savannas.

AAAS Session on New Earth Observing Methods

February 24, 2015

My Valentine’s day this year was spent en route to San Jose, where I attended the AAAS meeting to convene a session on “Advances in Earth Observation:

October Trip to Zambia

November 09, 2014

I was in Zambia a few weeks ago, working with colleagues at the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) on new projects [1, 2, 3]. I spent part of my time setting up PulsePods (the fantastic tool being developed…

Trends in Water Availability for African Maize, 1979-2010

August 07, 2014

We recently published a paper in Environmental Research Letters that examines changes in the water available for growing maize in sub-Saharan Africa between 1979 and 2010.

Two New Grants

July 30, 2014

My colleagues and I are very fortunate to have been awarded two new grants this year, one from NASA and one from NSF. The NASA project will investigate the relationships between recent trends in yields…