Cheikh Mbow

Cheikh Mbow is an adjunct professor with the GOES group and the department of Forestry. He is appointed as Senior Scientist for Climate Change at the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi Kenya. He is also a professor at the University of Dakar, Senegal. He has advanced degrees in Geography from the University of Copenhagen and a post doctoral position at Sherbrooke University. His research focuses on carbon and land use and cover change in the tropics. He has also been active with research on fire in savanna systems using remote sensing and ground data. He is a member of the Science Steering Committee of the Global Land Project of the IGBP and a Lead Author for the IPCC Assessment Reports. He is a regional expert on disturbances of savanna vegetative systems, particularly the impact of bush fires and other land cover changes in rural areas. He has experience with above-ground in situ carbon stock assessments, vegetation inventory the use for carbon models, and the monitoring of vegetative communities. He worked in several climate changes related issues within AMMA, SUN, UNDESERT projects, for the white paper of the Convention on Desertification, the GBO3 and for OSS.