Category: Ranga Myneni

Prof. Ranga B. Myneni Publishes a Paper

June 22nd, 2016 in Faculty, Jun-16, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

A paper titled “Satellite-observed changes in terrestrial vegetation growth trends across the Asia-Pacific region associated with land cover and climate from 1982 to 2011” was recently published in the International Journal of Digital Earth by Chen et al. Prof. Ranga B. Myneni is a coauthor of this paper.

Prof. Myneni’s web site is

Doctoral Student Yan Yang Publishes a Paper

June 21st, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Graduate students, Jun-16, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Ms. Yan Yang, a PhD student has published a paper titled “Abiotic Controls on Macroscale Variations of Humid Tropical Forest Height” in the peer-refereed journal Remote Sensing. The paper describes her PhD dissertation research.

The paper can be downloaded from

Her first reader is Prof. Ranga B. Myneni.

Doctoral Student Sungho Choi Wins NASA Post-doctoral Award

June 20th, 2016 in 2016, Awards, Faculty, Graduate students, Jun-16, Ranga Myneni

Mr. Sungho Choi, a final year PhD student won the prestigious NASA post-doctoral fellowship tenable at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. Mr. Choi will defend his dissertation later this year. His research is focused on modeling tree heights and biomass using principles of allometric scaling and resource limitations theory. His first reader is Prof. Ranga B. Myneni.

Eric Bullock, Taejin Park, Alexey Shiklomanov awarded NASA ESSF Fellowships

May 19th, 2016 in 2016, Awards, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Graduate students, May-16, Michael Dietze, Ranga Myneni

Three Earth & Environment PhD candidates are among the winners of this year’s NASA Earth and Space Science (NESSF) Fellowship Program:


Eric Bullock

Eric Bullock

Curtis Woodcock

Curtis Woodcock

Eric Bullock was awarded the NESSF for his project titled “Improved Activity Data for Carbon Emissions from Forest Degradation Through Multi- Sensor Time Series Analysis in Southeast Asia.” Bullock is advised by Earth & Environment Professor Curtis Woodcock.



Taejin Park

Taejin Park

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Taejin Park was awarded his fellowship for his project titled “Investigation on Changing Photosynthetically Active Growing Season and Gross Productivity of Northern Boreal/Arctic Vegetation Using EOS MODIS and Suomi VIIRS Data in Conjunction with Ground Observations.” Park is advised by E&E Professor Ranga Myneni.


Alexey Shiklomanov

Alexey Shiklomanov

Michael Dietze

Michael Dietze

Alexey Shiklomanov was also awarded the NESSF for his project “Tracking Successional Dynamics of Foliar Traits Using Remote Sensing.” Shiklomanov is advised by E&E Associate Professor Mike Dietze.



More information about the NESSF program can be found here.

PhD Graduate Jian Bi and Prof. Myneni publish a paper in Remote Sensing

May 10th, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Former Students, May-16, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

2015 PhD graduate Jian Bi and Earth & Environment Prof. Myneni recently published an article “Amazon Forests’ Response to Droughts: A Perspective from the MAIAC Product” in the journal Remote Sensing. The article can be freely downloaded from the web address:

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Former Visiting Scholar Dr. Zhu and Prof. Myneni coauthor article in Nature Climate Change

April 28th, 2016 in 2016, Apr-16, Faculty, News, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

An article titled “Greening of the Earth and its Drivers” has been published on April 25th 2016 reporting carbon dioxide as the major reason for greening of our planet. All related materials can be found at

Jian Bi (PhD 2015) Awarded NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship

April 6th, 2016 in 2016, Apr-16, Faculty, Graduate students, Ranga Myneni

Jian Bi, a PhD graduate of our department, was recently awarded a NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will be located at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Prof. Ralph Keeling as his adviser. Dr. Bi’s research specialty is remote sensing of vegetation, in particular the Amazonian rainforests. He graduated in September 2015 (Myneni, first reader).

Prof. Ranga Myneni’s group members coauthor two articles

April 1st, 2016 in 2016, Faculty, Pub-16, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Former visiting scholar Zaichun Zhu and Earth & Environment Prof. Ranga Myneni are coauthors on two recent articles.

  1. Yan et al., 2016. Assessing spatiotemporal variation of drought in China and its impact on agriculture during 1982-2011 by using PDSI indices and agriculture drought survey data. J. Geophys. Res., (Atmos.), (doi:doi: 10.1002/2015JD024285)
  2. Catalano et al., 2016. Observationally based analysis of land–atmosphere coupling. Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 251–266, 2016 (doi:10.5194/esd-7-251-2016)

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Prof. Ranga Myneni’s group members coauthor an article published Global Change Biology

December 1st, 2015 in 2015, Dec-15, Faculty, Pub-15, Publications, Ranga Myneni

Former visiting scholar Zaichun Zhu and Earth & Environment Prof. Ranga Myneni are coauthors of an article titled “Global Impacts of the 1980s Regime Shift” in the journal Global Change Biology. The article, authored by 29 scientists from multiple countries, reports the discovery of a world-wide climate regime shift in the Earth’s biophysical system from the upper atmosphere to the depths of ocean and from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The article is available through open access from:

Prof. Myneni’s web site:

Ranga Myneni quoted in BBC article

November 17th, 2015 in 2015, Faculty, News, Nov-15, Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Ranga Myneni

Earth & Environment Professor Ranga Myneni was quoted in a new article published by the BBC about climate change.

The article, “Society ‘to be hit by climate change,'” can be found online here.

To learn more about Prof. Myneni’s work, visit out his website.