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Our group, led by Prof. Alexandra Konings, studies how ecosystems and the water cycle interact at regional to global scales, and how that will change under future climate. These processes are influenced by the diversity in vegetation behavior across earth's hundreds of thousands of species. We therefore seek to understand how that diversity aggregates to larger scale behavior. While our research spans a range of topics, we are particularly interested in the movement of water through plants. We believe that a deep understanding of remote sensing techniques helps us do better science and therefore also work on developing new remote sensing datasets and their validation, especially microwave proxies of vegetation water content.

Our research primarily falls along four main lines:

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  • Marvin Browne joins the group

    Marvin completed his PhD on the plant physiology of drought response at UCLA. He will work on linking plant physiology and microwave proxies of vegetation water. Welcome, Marvin!

    October 03, 2023

  • Dapeng Feng joins the group

    Dapeng recently completed his PhD in CEE at Penn State on differentiable machine learning and will apply his AI expertise to ecohydrology and remote sensing. Welcome, Dapeng!

    August 04, 2023