• Remote sensing phenology and modeling

  • Phenological observations using digital cameras

  • Vegetation spectroscopy

I am a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University working with Dr. Jung-Eun Lee. I am also working with Dr. Joe Berry at Carnegie Institute for Science and Dr. Jim Kellner at Brown University.  I graduated in 2014 from the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown University and The Ecosystem Center at Marine Biological Laboratory. My PhD advisors are Drs. Jack Mustard and Jim Tang.

I use field observations, remote sensing, and modeling to understand the interactions between forests and climate, with an emphasis on the impact of climate change on forest productivity and structure. Specifically, I focus on an innovative tool – remotely sensed solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF).

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.

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