Recent News

  • 05-19-2022: I have officially accepted the offer at the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University. I will join as a tenure-track assistant professor in Oct 2022. I am looking for a postdoc and graduate students, please contact me if you are interested.
  • 05-12-2022: I gave an invited talk at Geoinsider on the recent published paper. The paper is also highlighted by the editor and received multiple media attentions here.
  • 05-02-2022: Our MASTIF paper is published at Nature Communications. This paper provide the first global quantification of seed supply, with important insights to understand past forest dominance and future regeneration.
  • 04-23-2022: Our MASTIF paper is published at Ecology letters (I am a co-author and co-write the paper) . This paper found that trees in the wet tropics collectively produce 250 times more seeds than those in dry boreal forests. This finding could potentially explain why species interactions are more intense in the tropical regions.
  • 02-17-2022: The MASTIF team at Duke University interviewed with Spectrum News Reporter Rachael Boyd on the latest papers of the MASTIF project.
  • 01-26-2022: I gave an invited seminar on how to use Generalized Joint Attribute model (gjam) at the Ecological Forecasting Initiative. Recording is here. Code and data are here.
  • 12-23-2021: The MASTIF paper accepated a couple months ago is finally published on Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution with detailed here
  • 12-01-2021: We have a virtual poster for the upcoming American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2021 fall meeting, details here. I will talk about how combined LiDAR and Hyperspectral imagery can be used to quantify nutrient effects on seed production.
  • 10-15-2021: We have a virtual poster for the upcoming NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting meeting, details here. If you are interested in the meeting, register here.
  • 10-13-2021: Our paper is accepted at Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. This paper quantified the community reorganization through the three life-stages of trees including adults, fecundity, and seedling recruitments.
  • 10-05-2021: We have a poster accepted for AGU Fall meeting this year, stay tuned!
  • 08-16-2021: Our paper is accepted at PNAS. This paper determines whether fecundty declines as tree grows larger and older. It provided the first reproduction-related evidence on phsiological decline in large and old trees.
  • 08-03-2021: There are two talks at ESA annual meeting this year. One on species seed production and another one on masting syndrome. The paper for the first talk is now under review (listed here). The second one is current in preparation with results available upon request
  • 07-16-2021: I am back from field work at Bartlett Experimental Forest and Harvard Forest. We collected data from seed traps, camera, and crop counts. The data will be included for biodiversity modeling and tree fecundity analysis.