Category: Ranga Myneni

Profs. Yuri Kynazikhin and Ranga Myneni coauthor a new article

June 18th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jun-15, Juri Knjazihhin, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Profs. Yuri Knyazikhin and Ranga B. Myneni recently coauthored the following article:

  • Bi et al., 2015. Sunlight mediated seasonality in canopy structure and photosynthetic activity of Amazonian rainforests. Environ. Res. Lett., 2015 (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/064014)

The first author Jian Bi is a 2015 PhD graduate of the Department.

To read more about Prof. Myneni’s work, check out his web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg

 

Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthors a new article

June 18th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jun-15, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Prof. Ranga B. Myneni recently coauthored the following journal article:

To read more about Prof. Myneni’s work, check out his web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg

 

Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthors three new articles

May 28th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, May-15, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Prof. Ranga B. Myneni recently coauthored the following three journal articles:

  • Piao et al., 2015. Leaf onset in the northern hemisphere triggered by daytime temperature. Nature Communications, 2015 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms7911)
  • Shi et al., 2015. Mapping annual precipitation across mainland China in the period 2001-2010 from TRMMM3B43 product using spatial downscaling approach. Remote Sensing (doi: 10.3390/rs70505849)
  • Tian et al., 2015. Response of vegetation activity to climatic change and ecological programs in Inner Mongolia from 2000 to 2012. Ecol. Eng. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.04.098)

To read more about Prof. Myneni’s work, check out his web site: http://sites.bu.edu/cliveg

Ranga Myneni coauthors paper in Global Change Biology

January 20th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, Jan-15, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Professor Ranga Myneni coauthored a paper in Global Change Biology with a multi-national group of researchers on the detection and attribution of vegetation greening trend in China over the last 30 years.

The paper can be downloaded from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12795/pdf

Jian Bi and Ranga Myneni Coauthor an Article in PNAS

October 30th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Graduate students, Oct-14, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Jian Bi

Jian Bi

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment PhD student Jian Bi and Prof. Ranga Myneni coauthored an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA entitled “Vegetation dynamics and rainfall sensitivity of the Amazon” together with colleagues from NASA and Oregon State University.

This article reports that since the year 2000, precipitation has declined across 69% of the tropical evergreen forest (5.4 million km2) and across 80% of the subtropical grasslands (3.3 million km2). These reductions, which coincided with a decline in terrestrial water storage, account for about 55% of a satellite-observed widespread decline in the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI).

The article can be downloaded from: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/10/24/1404870111.abstract

Ranga Myneni Coauthors Paper in Nature Communications

October 16th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Oct-14, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth and Environment Professor Ranga Myneni coauthored a paper in Nature Communications with a multi-national group of researchers on the weakening relationship between vegetation photosynthetic activity and temperature in the northern latitudes.

The paper can be downloaded from http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141016/ncomms6018/full/ncomms6018.html

Ranga B. Myneni Coauthors Five Publications

October 7th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Oct-14, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment Professor Ranga B. Myneni continues to build his status as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world with five new coauthored articles:

  • Traore et al., 2014. Evaluation of the ORCHIDEE ecosystem model over Africa against 25 years of satellite-based water and carbon measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 119, 1554–1575, doi:10.1002/2014JG002638.
  • Yan et al., 2014. Development of a remotely sensing seasonal vegetation-based Palmer Drought Severity Index and its application of global drought monitoring over 1982-2011, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,
    119, 9419–9440, doi:10.1002/2014JD021673
  • Tan et al., 2014. Seasonally different response of photosynthetic activity to daytime and night-time warming in the Northern Hemisphere, Global Change Biology, (doi:
    10.1111/gcb.12724)
  • Traore et al., 2014. 1982-2010 trends of light use efficiency and inherent water use efficiency in African vegetation: Sensitivity to climate and atmospheric CO2 concentrations, Remote Sensing, 6, 8923-8944; doi:10.3390/rs6098923
  • Zhao et al., 2014. Satellite-indicated long-term vegetation changes and their drivers on the Mongolian Plateau, Landscape Ecol., 6, doi:10.1007/s10980-014-0095-y

Myneni was recently named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list; he specializes in vegetation remote sensing with satellite data and climate-vegetation interactions. To learn more about Professor Myneni, check out his profile.

 

 

 

Yuri Knjazihhin awarded new NASA grant

September 5th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Grants, Juri Knjazihhin, Ranga Myneni, Sept-14

Earth & Environment Professor Yuri Knjazihhin was awarded a new NASA Grant titled “Earth System Data Records of Global Vegetation Index, Fraction of Absorbed PAR, Leaf Area and its Sunlit Fraction from DSCOVR data” under the NASA DSCOVR Earth Science Algorithms Program.

The objective of this three year proposal is to develop Earth System Data Records of global Fraction vegetation absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR), Leaf Area Index (LAI) and its sunlit fraction (SLAI), and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) data.

A special emphasis will be given to achieving consistency and complementarity between DSCOVR EPIC and existing NASA land surface products.

Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni is co-investigator.

Ranga Myneni publishes three new articles

August 14th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Aug-14, Faculty, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni recently co-authored three new articles:

  • Ciais et al., 2014. Current systematic carbon-cycle observations and the need for implementing a policy-relevant carbon observing system, Biogeosciences, 11: 3547-3602 (doi:10.5194/bg-11-3547-2014).
  • Van Oijen et al., 2014. Impact of droughts on the C-cycle in European Vegetation: a probabilistic risk analysis using six vegetation models, Biogeosciences Discussion, doi:10.5194/bgd-11-8325-2014.
  • Yan et al., 2014. Development of a remotely sensing seasonal vegetation-based Palmer Drought Severity Index and its application of global drought monitoring, JGR-Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2014JD021673.

To learn more about articles published by Prof. Myneni, visit his section of our publications page.

Grad student Taejin Park publishes article in Remote Sensing

August 13th, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Aug-14, Faculty, Graduate students, Juri Knjazihhin, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment PhD student Taejin Park published an article in the journal Remote Sensing. The article is titled “Application of physically-based slope correction for maximum forest canopy height estimation using waveform lidar across different footprint sizes and locations: Tests on LVIS and GLAS.” The article can be downloaded from http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/6/7/6566

Park was assisted on the article by fellow graduate students Sungho Choi, Jian Bi and Joshua Mantooth and Earth & Environment Professors Ranga Myneni and Yuri Knyazikhin.

Taejin Park is a second year PhD student in Prof. Myneni’s research group. To learn more about publications by Professor Myneni, check out his recent publications in our publications section.