Our new article “Vegetation restoration in Northern China: A contrasted picture“ was just published in Land Degradation and Development. Lead author Feng Wang was a visiting professor in the Caylor Lab at Princeton for a year back in 2014 and we have been collaborating since then. See the abstract below for a quick overview of the study and results or head over to Land Degradation and Development’s website to read the full paper.
Over the past few months, I have been busy with conferences and talks, starting with a talk at the AGU Fall Meeting in Washington DC on my work using CYGNSS to look at rainfall interception. In January, I visited Caltech for the CYGNSS Science Team meeting. I went on to give a talk for the Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Seminar Series in the CEE department here at the University of Michigan. Finally, I gave a guest lecture for the Environmental Science Seminar at Iowa State University, hosted by Pr. Brian Hornbuckle.
Recently, the Green Life Sciences Symposium I presented at in September 2018 uploaded all the presentations to Youtube. You can see my talk below, or follow this link to see the rest of the presentations.
I have been representing the AGU Ecohydrology Technical Committee to organize a large event at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting. Geared towards early-career and students, the event will include awesome panelists (the Ecohydrology panelist will be the amazing Holly Barnard), free food, and 200 people looking to chat and connect. Join us!
Last week, I attended the Green Life Sciences Symposium organized by the Green Life Sciences Initiative at the University of Michigan. The two-day symposium brought together plant scientists from all over the US and a few international places. I gave a talk on my recent paper looking at the effects of dew deposition on leaf transpiration using stable isotopes. For me, it was especially great to connect with plant scientists at the University of Michigan that I had not had a chance to interact with yet. The organizers also worked really hard to ensure that women and POC were represented, and we got to see multiple talks by inspiring women in the field, including Johanna Schmitt, Beronda Montgomery, and Deborah Goldberg.
Inspired by the AGU Centennial Celebration and how ecohydrology has grown in the last 100 years, the AGU Ecohydrology Technical Committee I am part of has been adding a “leaf” to the ecohydrology tree week-by-week by introducing a new ecohydrologist every week and how their experiences helped shape the perspective they contribute.
I was featured this week and answered a few questions on my vision of the field. Head over to the AGU Ecohydrology website to check it out!