Dr. Andrew Elmore is a Senior Scholar at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and Professor of Landscape Ecology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Laboratory. He works broadly across issues relevant to global environmental change, with a particular interest in ecosystem interactions with land-use and land-cover change. In collaboration with SESYNC, Dr. Elmore leads the development of research capacity using the National Ecological Observation Network’s Airborne Observation Platform for socio-environmental synthesis. He also co-leads a SESYNC pursuit seeking to understand the causes and ecological consequences of declining nitrogen availability in unfertilized systems. Andrew received a BS in Applied Physics from Purdue University and an MS and PhD in Geoscience from Brown University. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the Carnegie Institution for Science and Dartmouth College before moving to Maryland. In 2014, the University System of Maryland awarded Andrew the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity.