Naisargi Dave joined DWFI as a research associate in December 2018. Her focus is on using high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery for long-term erosion and riparian vegetation studies. She continues the work done on the Global Daily Evapotranspiration (GloDET) dataset to conduct water balance assessments in key agricultural regions. Dave also collaborates with DWFI faculty and staff to enhance the cooperative work between the institute and other partners.
Dave holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she worked in the areas of stream bank erosion, flood impact and vegetation assessment. Additionally, Dave conducted GPS data collection on fields and used aerial imagery for GIS analysis.