Plants, Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Earth Systems

Photosynthesis and Fluorescence
Photosynthesis and Fluorescence

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Integrated Observing Systems
Integrated Observing Systems

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Mesophyll effect in climate models
Mesophyll effect in climate models

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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.