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Saroj Thapa

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Staff photo of Saroj Thapa.


Saroj Thapa
Job Title
GIS and Data Analyst
Phone Number
(314) 935-8426

Saroj Thapa is a GIS and Data Analyst on the Data Services team. He holds a Master’s degree in geography with specializations in GIS, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. Saroj brings seven years of experience working on a diversity of projects related to key areas of geospatial research at WashU.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Gibson, David J and Saroj Thapa. 2024. Types, Distribution, Uses of Global Grasslands. In Hager, H., Gibson, D.J., & Newman, J.A. (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Grasslands. Routledge, London.
  • Tang Li, Cunyou Chen, Qizhen Li, Luyun Liu, Zhiyuan Wang, Xijun Hu, and Saroj Thapa. 2023. Evolution characteristics of landscape pattern and the response of surface runoff in rapid urbanization area-Focus on the Chang-Zhu-Tan metropolitan area of China. Water.
  • Barfknecht David, Thapa Saroj, and David Gibson. 2023. Changes in taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity, community composition, and spatial structure of forest plant communities following an inland derecho. Biodiversity and Conservation.
  • Li Qizhen, Saroj Thapa, and David Gibson.2022. Movement of population center in relation to the economy and available greenspace: A case study from 10 different cities of the US and China. Sustainability.
  • Gibson, David J., Saroj Thapa, and Chris Benda. 2019. Herbaceous layer response to forest management at Trail of Tears State Forest from 2014-2018. Final report submitted to Shawnee RC&D.