I am a postdoc working with Dr. Jim Clark and Dr. Jennifer Swenson. I received my Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill under the tutelage of Dr. Conghe Song. I am always drawn to ecological questions at continental-to-global scales. Answering those questions requires a data-model synthesis framework that combines remote sensing with the state-of-the-art quantitative models. Currently, I am exploring how habitat characteristics derived from lidar and hyperspectral remote sensing act and interact with climate change in influencing communities of trees and ground beetles at NEON sites using gjam/gjamTime. I am also working on how tree size and soil fertility affect tree mast through mastif project.
For my doctoral research, I worked with Dr. Conghe Song, Dr. Jim Clark, Dr. Erika Wise, Dr. Diego Riveros-Iregui, and Dr. Allen Hurlbert to quantify how vegetation phenology responds to climate change, extreme weather events, and land cover land use change (e.g. urbanization). My disssertation has
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)
We developed a model to quantify how daily phenological development responds to climate change and extreme weather eventts.
We found that amplitude of urbanization, quantified as changes of %ISA, can compensate the negative effects (delayed SOS or advanced EOS) and amplify the positive effects (earlier SOS or later EOS) of climate change on temporal variations of LSP in most climate zones (except the dry climate)
Landscape metrics play important roles in modulating the spatial distribution of vegetation phenology along a rural to urban gradient