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October 14, 2019

To find out more about the workshop and see Alex's introductory talk about remote sensing of vegetation water content, click here. Yanlan and Natan were also among the 34 international attendees of the workshop. Thnak you to all the attendees for stimulating discussions!

September 18, 2019

The paper shows that, contrary to popular wisdom, vegetation density is sufficiently low (likely due to land use change) in many Insular Southeast Asian peatlands to allow for soil moisture retrieval using SMAP. SMAP soil moisture carries information about burned area with as much as 30 days lag time, and provides information not contained in commonly-used precipitation metrics, because soil moisture is also influenced by anthropogenic canal-building in the area. The paper can be found here. Stanford's press release about the article can be found here

September 1, 2019

Caroline presented her work about the effect of pluvials on ecosystem growth, and Greg presented on parameter uncertainty vs. structural uncertainty in CARDAMOM and other models, as well as an attribution of historical CO2 uptake due to climate change. 

July 31, 2019

Yanlan was previously a visiting student in summer of 2018. Welcome back, Yanlan!

July 29, 2019

Check out Nathan's and Krishna's talks, and the sessions on Vegetation Optical Depth!

July 8, 2019

We are working with Alexandre Roy (Université du Québec à Trois Rivières) and others to compare in situ L-band radiometry at Harvard Forest with various measurements of tree water status

June 17, 2019

Researchers from several groups spent a week discussing opportunities and results with the CARDAMOM model-data fusion system

June 11, 2019

Congratulations to Michael Burnett, Nathan Dadap and Krishna Rao for winning the Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring! 

June 5, 2019

The paper can be found here. It inverts the carbon balance using remote sensing data to constrain heterotrophic respiration.

April 14, 2019

The article was published in Remote Sensing of Environment and can be found here.

April 1, 2019

The paper explores how variations in leaf water potential due to factors such as leaf area index and vapor pressure deficit. Based on modelling and FLUXNET results, these factors can disrupt the relationship between apparent isohydricity and stomatal function across sites, but not within a site. You can find the paper here.

April 1, 2019

The article is a short Tansley Insight article and will become part of a virtual issue on remote sensing for plant science. You can find it (open access) here.

April 1, 2019

Please submit your abstract here. The conference will be in San Diego from August 26-29. This will be a great way to bring together an intimate gathering of a small group of people interested in carbon-climate feedbacks. Alex is on the program committee.

April 1, 2019

Greg will be speaking at 12:15 on Tuesday in Session BG2.48 on "Net Biosphere Exchange in the Recent Past: Uncertainty Comparison Between Model-data Fusion and Earth System Models"

January 8, 2019

We also presented a poster on Mike Burnett's work on ET in the Congo!

December 7, 2018

We'll be presenting: B33N-2872 (Krishna's work on fire fuel estimation with Sentinel-1), B51G-2013: (Greg's work comparing CARDAMOM, CMIP5, and TRENDY, oh my!), B53D-07 (Yanlan's work on plant hydraulic traits and ET), H44A-04 (Mike's work on using GRACE to estimate ET in the Congo basin), and B31J-2627 (Alex's work on global, data-driven heterotrophic respiration estimates)

December 3, 2018

Alex collaborated on this paper led by Andrew Feldman (MIT). It can be found here

September 24, 2018

In Mike's absence, Alex will present his work on estimating ET in the Congo River Basin via a water balance approach, and trends in the seasonality of ET in the basin.

September 23, 2018

Welcome, Natan and Caroline!

September 21, 2018

The flux tower based analysis is supplemented by a global analysis using VOD data that Alex led. The article can be found here.

June 27, 2018

Guadalupe is a rising senior at University of Texas - El Paso. She will be working with Nathan to characterize drainage patterns from anthropogenic canals in Insular Southeast Asia. Welcome, Guadalupe! 

June 14, 2018

Krishna Rao was awarded the 3-yr fellowship to support his PhD studies on using SAR for canopy mortality studies. Nathan Dadap will use the fellowship to support his PhD work on mapping soil moisture in Southeast Asian peatlands to better estimate fire and CO2 emissions. Congratulations, Nathan and Krishna!

June 4, 2018

SMAP MT-DCA data are now available via anonymous ftp. Instructions are on the datasets page.

June 1, 2018

The paper shows that the photosyntheis of taller Amazon forests is up to tree times less sensitive to precipitation than than of shorter forests. You can find it here

June 1, 2018

Yanlan is currently a PhD student at Duke. She'll be working on comparing ET model performance between approaches with and without plant hydraulics. Welcome, Yanlan!

March 13, 2018

The research will employ model-data fusion in a plant hydraulic model to improve hydrologic modelling

February 26, 2018

Welcome, Greg! Greg completed his PhD with Abby Swann at the University of Washington and will be working on understanding on the drought response of tropical carbon fluxes using CARDAMOM and other tools. 

January 19, 2018

Jackie Fortin (MS student in CEE) and Mike Burnett (senior in Earth Systems) join the group. Welcome!

December 7, 2017

Our talks and posters:
Nathan:  B13D-1794: Using Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture to Estimate Fire Risk in Tropical Peatlands

Mostafa: B24C-02: Interacting Effects of Leaf Water Potential and Biomass on Vegetation Optical Depth

Krishna: B31D-2009: Vegetation optical depth measured by microwave radiometry as an indicator of tree mortality

Alex: H14A-01: Stomatal and xylem regulation traits control the sensitivity of grassland productivity to aridity

September 22, 2017

WECANN is a new set of flux predictions based on solar-induced fluorescence based on neural networks. The paper can be found here

August 19, 2017

Congratulations and thanks for working with us, Chris. We'll miss you!

July 11, 2017

You can find it here. We are working to make the data publicly available, which should be soon. In the mean-time, please get in touch if you are interested!