I am a broadly trained physical geographer and quantitative ecologist. My research aims to understand how the function and structure of the terrestrial ecosystem respond to global environmental changes at regional to global scales. I take a data-model synthesis approach that integrates satellite and airborne remote sensing, monitoring networks, and forest inventory with Bayesian hierarchical models to answer my research questions. Currently, I am working as a postdoc with Dr. Jim Clark and Dr. Jennifer Swenson. To date, my postdoc project has
Additionally, I am analyzing how combined lidar and hyperspectral imagery affect tree fecundity at NEON sites through mastif. I am also quantifying response of ground beetles to habitat characteristics using gjam/gjamTime.
For my doctoral research, I worked with Drs. Conghe Song, Jim Clark, Erika Wise, Diego Riveros-Iregui, and Allen Hurlbert to understand how vegetation phenology responds to climate change, extreme weather events, and urbanization.
Ph.D. in Physical Geography, 2020
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.Eng. in Remote Sensing, 2015
Wuhan University (with the highest honor, GPA ranking 1/229)