Dr. Ginger Allington is an Assistant Professor of Biogeography in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Ginger’s research explores why and how ecosystems change in response to changes in management and climate, and what this means for the future resilience of social-ecological systems. She uses tools from ecology, social science, and remote sensing to examine the causes and consequences of land degradation, primarily in arid rangeland systems. In addition to conducting her research, Ginger also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in biogeography, landscape ecology, and social-ecological systems, as well as an introductory lecture in human-environment geography. Ginger received her PhD from Saint Louis University in 2012, and she was a postdoctoral fellow at SESYNC and at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment.