Xi Yang

Associate Professor

I study vegetation-climate interactions in the context of climate change. My research work includes spatial ecology, plant physiology, remote sensing, and climate change. Specifically, I am interested in the climatic controls on vegetation photosynthesis and related plant functioning, the feedbacks of vegetation to the climate, and the impact of climate change on vegetation phenology. I develop novel approaches to quantify photosynthesis and leaf traits remotely, and I use advanced computation approaches such as data assimilation to bridge the gap between observations and models to improve our predictions of carbon, water and energy fluxes.



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Convergence in relationships between leaf traits, spectra and age across diverse canopy environments and two contrasting tropical forests
2016; New Phytologist; J Wu | C Chavana‐Bryant | N Prohaska | SP Serbin | K Guan | LP Albert | ...

Seasonal variability of multiple leaf traits captured by leaf spectroscopy at two temperate deciduous forests
2016; Remote Sensing of Environment; X Yang | J Tang | J Mustard | J Wu | K Zhao | S Serbin | JE Lee

Relationship between leaf physiologic traits and canopy color indices during the leaf expansion period in an oak forest
2015; Ecosphere; Z Liu | H Hu | H Yu | X Yang | H Yang | C Ruan | Y Wang | J Tang

Simulations of chlorophyll fluorescence incorporated into the Community Land Model version 4
2015; Global change biology; JE Lee | JA Berry | C Tol | X Yang | L Guanter | A Damm | I Baker | ...

Solar‐induced chlorophyll fluorescence that correlates with canopy photosynthesis on diurnal and seasonal scales in a temperate deciduous forest
2015; Geophysical Research Letters; X Yang | J Tang | JF Mustard | JE Lee | M Rossini | J Joiner | JW Munger | ...

Application of DMSP/OLS nighttime light images: A meta-analysis and a systematic literature review
2014; Remote Sensing Q Huang | X Yang | B Gao | Y Yang | Y Zhao

Evaluating remotely sensed phenological metrics in a dynamic ecosystem model
2014; Remote Sensing; H Xu | TE Twine | X Yang

Beyond leaf color: Comparing camera‐based phenological metrics with leaf biochemical | biophysical | and spectral properties throughout the growing season of a temperate deciduous forest
2014; Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences; X Yang | J Tang | JF Mustard

Earlier-season vegetation has greater temperature sensitivity of spring phenology in Northern Hemisphere
2014; PloS one; M Shen | Y Tang | J Chen | X Yang | C Wang | X Cui | Y Yang | L Han | L Li | ...

Regional-scale phenology modeling based on meteorological records and remote sensing observations
2012; Journal of Geophysical Research; X Yang | JF Mustard | J Tang | H Xu


EVSC 4559/7559 - Remote Sensing Applications