Rommel joins NEON as a field scientist and biometeorologist following a number of years studying ecosystem fluxes across arctic tundra, boreal, agricultural, coastal, and desert systems. He received his B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. in the Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology from the University of California Davis and San Diego State University (SDSU). His doctoral research focused on assessing regional scale fluxes of mass, momentum, and energy with small environmental research aircraft (SERA) and was the chief pilot and scientist for SDSU's Sky Arrow 650TCN ERA aircraft. Prior to joining NEON, Rommel was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alaska Anchorage studying nutrient fluxes in glacier-dominated regions of south central Alaska. His research interests include trace-gas and energy fluxes across natural ecosystems, scaling ecosystem fluxes from landscape to region, ecosystem responses to changing climate, and SERA-based measurements and technologies.