Ranga Myneni coauthors article in Nature Communications on emergent constraints

Professor Ranga Myneni has coauthored “Earth system models underestimate carbon fixation by plants in the high latitudes” with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, where he spent part of his sabbatical period in 2018. The article, published in Nature Communications, reports on using greening sensitivity inferred from the past three decades […]

Yuri Knyazikhin and Ranga Myneni win research projects from NASA’s DSCOVR Program

Professors Yuri Knyazkhin and Ranga Myneni’s proposed research projects were recently selected for three-year funding by NASA under their DSCOVR program. Knyazikhin proposed “DSCOVR EPIC VESDR Product: Algorithm refinement, validation and scientific exploration,” and Myneni submitted “Vegetation hot spot signatures from synergy of EPIC-DSCOVR and EOS/SUOMI sensors to monitor changes in global forests.” According to […]

Chi Chen and Taejin Park publish widely covered article in Nature Sustainability

PhD students Chi Chen and Taejin Park, members of Ranga Myneni and Yuri Knyazikhin’s research group, recently published “China and India lead in greening of the world through land-use management” in Nature Sustainability. NASA and several other organizations issued press releases that were covered widely in various forms of media. The article reports that the […]

John Fegyverisi ships off to Antarctica

Adjunct Assistant Professor John Fegyverisi has joined a West Antarctica ocean drilling expedition as a member of the physical properties team, which takes measurements of sediment to better understand the glacial history of the west Antarctic ice sheet. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Ana Reboredo Segovia wins grant for land use change research in Colombia

Ana Reboredo Segovia, a second-year PhD student working with Christoph Nolte, has received a grant from National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Ana will use the more than $7,000 in support of her project, “Comparing Impacts of Payments versus Acquisitions on Land Use Change and Livelihoods in Antioquia, Colombia.”