• Remote sensing phenology and modeling

  • Phenological observations using digital cameras

  • Vegetation spectroscopy

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Brown University working with Dr. Jung-Eun Lee. My current projects study vegetation-atmospheric interactions: how plants change climate through evapotranspiration. Solar-induced fluorescence is a key tool I am using.

I defended my PhD thesis in May 2014. My PhD study focused on terrestrial ecosystem ecology and climate change. Specifically, the impact of climate change on plant phenology (budburst, greenup and senescence).I used both remote sensing and digital camera to monitor the “leaf coloring”. I used spectroscopy to study the seasonal patterns of plant biochemical, biophysical properties and internal structure. In addition, I installed a new system to estimate solar-induced fluorescence from in-vivo┬ávegetation canopies.

During my spare time, I’d like to do some reading, playing soccer and biking.

I post my weekly readings of journal articles in here. Please feel free to comment. If you are interested in my publications, please follow me on researchgate (link in contact page).

Xi Yang

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