We are global change ecologists and we use various tools — remote sensing, field observations, and modeling — to understand the impact of climate change on our ecosystems. We travel to ecosystems from tropics to the arctic. We use novel remote sensing techniques to see the ecosystems in ways we couldn't. We use advanced computer science techniques to analyze geospatial products. Please contact xiyang@virginia.edu if you are interested in joining the lab! We are looking for motivated undergraduate, graduate students, and postdocs.

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What we've been reading!

October 21, 2019

10/21/2019 - Koong presents

  • We read and discussed a paper of mechaism of tree mortality by McDowell et al. (2008). Very useful paper to learn a modern view of plant physiological response to drought. 
  • Reference: McDowell  N, Pockman WT, Allen CD, Breshears DD, Cobb N, Kolb T, Plaut J, Sperry J, West A, Williams DG, Yepez EA. 2008. Mechanisms of plant survival and mortality during drought: why do some...
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Journal Club (Fall 2019), Week 2

September 16, 2019

Koong shared his recent work of canopy temperature study that uses thermal infrared camera and sap flux measurement.

Journal Club (Fall 2019), Week 1

September 9, 2019

We are reading two papers:

1. Mohammed, G.H., Colombo, R., Middleton, E.M., Rascher, U., van der Tol, C., Nedbal, L., Goulas, Y., Pérez-Priego, O., Damm, A., Meroni, M. and Joiner, J., 2019. Remote sensing of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) in vegetation: 50 years of progress. Remote Sensing of Environment231, p.111-177.

This paper is one of the most comprehensive reviews on SIF (among other two, by Meroni et al., 2009 and Porcar-Castell et al., 2014). I highly recommend it for anyone who needs to learn...

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