I am a broadly trained ecologist interested in understanding the response of terrestrial ecosystem to global change at regional to global scales. I work as a tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University. I am looking for a postdoc to join as soon as possible and graduate students to join 2023 spring/fall, please contact me at (tvq5043 AT psu DOT edu) if you are interested. My lab takes a data-model synthesis approach that integrates satellite and airborne remote sensing, monitoring networks, and forest inventory with Bayesian hierarchical models to develop nature-based solutions to fight climate change. Specifically, my lab focus on:
I worked as a postdoc with Dr. Jim Clark to study global change impacts on fecundity and biodiversity. 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)