July 2020:

Graduate student Andrew Jablonski has been awarded the NASA FINESST award, which will support him to use remote sensing to understand tree mortality. Graduate student Hannah Mast has been awarded the Virginia Space Grant Consortium Fellowship. Congratulations to both of them!


November 2019:

Math4Science and high school students from the Urban Academy visited us. Xi and Andrew demonstrated the use of drones and the magical SIF box! 








October 2019:ddd

AGU EOS also wrote about our work led by Atticus. Here is the link:

All lab members visited the VCR LTER flux tower site at the Fowling point. We also spent some time playing a card game Koong brought with him.










September 2019:LiDAR_mortality

Our work led by Atticus has been covered by Science! See the link here:

The full paper can be found at

Xi attended the 2019 NASA Terrestrial Ecology Meeting in Washington D.C.

Emily Ury from Duke University is visiting our lab in the next two weeks! We are working on using remote sensing to detect coastal vegetation changes.

August 2019:GroupSelfie2019

We had a group party featuring drone selfies and Photosynthesis board game!

People in the picture: Hannah Mast (Graduate Student), Ben Masters (Undergraduate Student), Xi Yang, Andrew Jablonski (Graduate Student), Rong Li (Graduate Student), Koong Yi (Postdoc). Not in the picture: Jake Smith (Undergraduate Student).

Welcome to UVA -- Hannah and Rong!





October 2018:

Atticus attended the ForestSAT 2018 meeting at DC and presented our work on forest mortality and SIF-TLS work. A lot of interests in our work! (Photo Credit: Jeff Atkins)


Fall foliage has come to Virginia — some oaks have turn yellow already!


Jake Smith has installed 25 sap flow sensors at our Pace site! Great job, Jake!