I am a postdoc Associate with Dr. Jim Clark and Dr. Jennifer Swenson. I received my Ph.D. under the tutelage of Dr. Conghe Song at UNC-Chapel Hill. I also worked with Dr. Jim Clark, Dr. Erika Wise, Dr. Diego Riveros-Iregui, and Dr. Allen Hurlbert to conduct my dissertation research.
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. For my doctoral research, I utilized multi-scale satellite remote sensing and Bayesian Hierarchical models to explore how vegetation phenology (i.e. spring budburst and fall senescence) responded 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