Plants, Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Earth Systems

Photosynthesis and Fluorescence
Photosynthesis and Fluorescence

Integrated Observing Systems
Integrated Observing Systems

Mesophyll effect in climate models
Mesophyll effect in climate models

Photosynthesis and Fluorescence
Photosynthesis and Fluorescence

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Dr. Ying Sun's lab studies the roles that plants play in hydrosphere-biosphere-atmosphere interactions. The overarching questions my lab seeks to answer are:

  • How do plants control the mass and energy exchange of ecosystems with atmosphere?

  • How do plants respond and feedback to climate change and variability across temporal and spatial scales?

  • How do plants affect ecosystem goods and service?

To tackle these issues, we use interdisciplinary approaches including: leaf to canopy scale measurements, global ecosystem modeling, remote sensing observations, big-data synthesis, machine learning, and geospatial analysis.