Ankur Desai is Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His lab studies interactions of ecosystems with climate using long term in situ field experiments and numerical modeling. He became incoming AMS STAC incoming commissioner in 2019, current commissioner in 2021, and past commissioner in 2023. Previously, Desai has served as chair of the American Meteorological Society STAC on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and editor of Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. You can follow him on twitter at @profdesai.