Anika Berger is a Research Analyst with Global Forest Watch (GFW). She supports efforts to develop new forest monitoring datasets for GFW’s online platform, analyzes trends in deforestation, and communicates research outputs to external audiences.

Prior to joining WRI, Anika worked as a remote sensing research assistant for Clark Labs, a geospatial software company. She classified satellite imagery to quantify mangrove deforestation and researched the drivers of conversion of mangrove forest to shrimp aquaculture.

Anika holds an M.S. in Geographic Information Science and a B.A. in Global Environmental Studies and Spanish from Clark University. In fall 2020, she was selected to participate in a NASA DEVELOP project to support coastal redwood habitat through modeling the conditions driving fog presence.

Anika enjoys surfing, traveling, and learning new languages. She is working remotely from her home in Sherman, CT with her cats, Scout and Willow.