We study – using remote sensing, models, and stand-scale data – how the flow of water through plants affects the dynamics of evapotranspiration and photosynthesis.
Remote sensing of vegetation water content and soil moisture
Our work focuses on the applications of vegetation water content determined from radar or radiometry.
The effects of small-scale trait variability on regional-scale ecosystem behavior
Our group studies the ‘effective ecosystem-scale’ ecosystem traits that account for all the small-scale variability and represent differences in behavior at intermediate stand-scales.
Water-carbon coupling in tropical ecosystems
This work focuses on understanding the seasonal variability of water uptake and evapotranspiration in the Congo river basin and the interplay between anthropogenic hydrolic & land use change, and fire in Insular Southeast Asia.