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!
Math4Science and high school students from the Urban Academy visited us. Xi and Andrew demonstrated the use of drones and the magical SIF box!
AGU EOS also wrote about our work led by Atticus. Here is the link: https://eos.org/articles/the-bigger-they-are-the-harder-they-fall
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.
Our work led by Atticus has been covered by Science! See the link here: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/sturdy-they-are-giant-trees-are-particularly-susceptible-these-three-killers
The full paper can be found at https://rdcu.be/bRXAu.
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.
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!
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!