Research Goals

Biodiversity supports human well-being with food, energy, and materials. Understanding the causes and consequences of global biodiversity change has immediate applications in enhancing the resilience and sustainability of the ecosystem functions and services in the face of rapid global change. My overal research method is summarized in the following figure

I use big earth data (e.g., climate reanalysis products) and combined lidar and hyperspectral imagery (e.g., 1-m spatial resolution habitat conditions) to study multiple species group (e.g., ground beetles, herbaceous, and trees) at [National Ecological Observation Network](https://www.neonscience.org/).
I use big earth data (e.g., climate reanalysis products) and combined lidar and hyperspectral imagery (e.g., 1-m spatial resolution habitat conditions) to study multiple species group (e.g., ground beetles, herbaceous, and trees) at National Ecological Observation Network.
My specific research goals are:

  • Developing habitat characteristics at a much finer scale that can capture local communities
  • Synthesizing biodiversity data from a varieties of sources
  • Forecasting biodiversity change under future environmental change scenarios

I am currently working on modeling ground beetles and trees at NEON sites. There is one paper in progress, with results availabl upon request here