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Niall Hanan

Niall Hanan

Executive Committee and Co-Principal Investigator, Jornada Basin Long-term Ecological Research Project

nhanan@nmsu.edu

Plant and Environmental Sciences Department
New Mexico State University
MSC 3Q, Skeen Hall
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Titles

  • Professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, New Mexico State University
  • Executive Committee and Co-Principal Investigator, Jornada Basin Long-term Ecological Research Project

Education

  • PhD, Biology, Queen Mary College, University of London, 1990
  • BSc (1st Class Honors), Applied Biology, Liverpool Polytechnic-John Moore's University, 1985

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Journal Articles

In Press

Groffman, P. M., D. M. Iwaniec, M. N. Gooseff, K. N. Suding, D. W. Johnson, D. C. Reed, D. P. Peters, B. J. Adams, J. Barrett, B. T. Bestelmeyer, M. Castorani, E. M. Cook, M. J. Davidson, N. P. Hanan, L. F. Huenneke, P. Johnson, R. Miller, G. S. Okin, D. Preston, A. Rassweiler, C. Ray, O. E. Sala, R. L. Schooley, T. R. Seastedt, M. J. Spasojevic and E. R. Vivoni. Connectivity: Insights from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. Ecosphere

2020

Anchang, J. Y., L. Prihodko, W. Ji, S. S. Kumar, C. W. Ross, Q. Yu, B. Lind, M. A. Sarr, A. A. Diouf and N. P. Hanan. 2020. Toward operational mapping of woody canopy cover in tropical savannas using Google Earth engine. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8:Art 4. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00004. (link )

Brennan, J., P. S. Johnson and N. P. Hanan. 2020. Comparing stability in random forest models to map Northern Great Plains plant communities in pastures occupied by prairie dogs using Pleiades imagery. Biogeosciences 17:1281-1292. DOI: 10.5194/bg-17-1281-2020. (link )

Kumar, S. S., L. Prihodko, S. M. Lind, J. Y. Anchang, W. Ji, C. W. Ross, M. N. Kahiu, N. M. Velpuri and N. P. Hanan. 2020. Remotely sensed thermal decay rate: An index for vegetation monitoring. Scientific Reports 10:Art. 9812. (link )

Samasse, K., N. P. Hanan, J. Y. Anchang and Y. Diallo. 2020. A 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 12(9):Art. 1436. (link )

2018

Axelsson, C. R. and N. P. Hanan. 2018. Rates of woody encroachment in African savannas reflect water constraints and fire disturbance. Journal of Biogeography 45(6):1209-1218. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13221. (link )

Hanan, N. P. 2018. Agroforestry in the Sahel. Nature Geoscience 11:196-297. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0112-x. (link )

Kahiu, M. N. and N. P. Hanan. 2018. Estimation of woody and herbaceous leaf area index in sub‐Saharan Africa Using MODIS data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 123(1):3-17. DOI: 10.1002/2017JG004105. (link )

Kahiu, M. N. and N. P. Hanan. 2018. Fire in sub‐Saharan Africa: The fuel, cure and connectivity hypothesis. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27(8):946-957. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12753. (link )

Koerner, S. E., M. D. Smith, D. E. Burkepile, N. Hanan, M. L. Avolio, S. L. Collins, A. K. Knapp, N. P. Lemoine, E. J. Forrestel, S. Eby, D. I. Thompson, G. A. Aguado-Santacruz, J. P. Anderson, T. M. Anderson, A. Angassa, S. Bagchi, E. S. Bakker, G. Bastin, L. E. Baur, E. A. Beever, P. J. Bohlen, E. H. Boughton, D. Canestro, A. Cesa, E. Chaneton, J. Cheng, C. M. D'Antonio, C. Deleglise, F. Dembélé, J. Dorrough, D. J. Eldridge, B. Fernandez-Going, S. Fernández-Lugo, L. H. Fraser, B. Freedman, G. García-Salgado, J. R. Goheen, L. Guo, S. Husheer, M. Karembé, J. M. Knops, T. Kraaij, A. Kulmatiski, M. Kytöviita, F. Lezama, G. Loucougaray, A. Loydi, D. G. Milchunas, S. J. Milton, J. W. Morgan, C. Moxham, K. C. Nehring, H. Olff, T. M. Palmer, S. Rebollo, C. Riginos, A. C. Risch, M. Rueda, M. Sankaran, T. Sasaki, K. A. Schoenecker, N. L. Schultz, M. Schütz, A. Schwabe, F. Siebert, C. Smit, K. A. Stahlheber, C. Storm, D. J. Strong, J. Su, Y. V. Tiruvaimozhi, C. Tyler, J. Val, M. L. Vandegehuchte, K. E. Veblen, L. T. Vermeire, D. Ward, J. Wu, T. P. Young, Q. Yu and T. J. Zelikova. 2018. Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2(Dec):1925-1932. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0696-y. (link )

Peters, D. P., N. D. Burruss, L. L. Rodriguez, D. S. McVey, E. H. Elias, A. M. Pelzel-McCluskey, J. D. Derner, T. S. Schrader, J. Yao, S. J. Pauszek, J. Lombard, S. R. Archer, B. T. Bestelmeyer, D. M. Browning, C. W. Brungard, J. L. Hatfield, N. Hanan, J. E. Herrick, G. S. Okin, O. E. Sala, H. Savoy and E. R. Vivoni. 2018. An integrated view of complex landscapes: A big data-model integration approach to transdisciplinary science. BioScience 68(9):653-669. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy069. (link )

Samasse, K., N. P. Hanan, G. Tappan and Y. Diallo. 2018. Assessing cropland area in West Africa for agricultural yield analysis. Remote Sensing 10(11):1785. DOI: 10.3390/rs10111785. (link )

2017

Gilmanov, T. G., J. A. Morgan, N. P. Hanan, B. K. Wylie, N. Rajan, D. P. Smith and D. M. Howard. 2017. Productivity and CO2 exchange of Great Plains ecoregions. I. Shortgrass steppe: Flux tower estimates. Rangeland Ecology & Management 70(6):700-717. DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2017.06.007. (link )