Yang

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.

First Name: 
Xi
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Email: 
xiyang@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
xiyang
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Graduate Students: 
Hanyu Shi (Ph.D.)