Dr. Ying Sun is Assistant Professor of geospatial sciences whose past and present research has focused on processes governing land-atmosphere interactions.
The processes I have studied range from eco-physiological, biophysical, biogeochemical to hydrological. The approaches I have used include leaf/plant-scale measurements, canopy to global scale modeling, remote sensing observations, and big data synthesis and geospatial analysis. Thus my research is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary and requires integrating multi-scale processes and multi-platform remote sensing observations in numerical modeling frameworks.
Future projects aim to: 1) deepen the scientific understanding of fundamental eco-physiological, hydrological, and biogeochemical processes that govern the interactions between land and atmosphere; 2) use the deepened understanding to improve satellite retrievals and large-scale integrated models; and 3) apply the improved satellite observations and models to explore issues of crucial scientific and societal importance, particularly those related to climate change as well as its impact on water sustainability and ecosystem services.
In spring of 2017, I will be joining School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. I have funding available for students and postdocs in areas of land surface modeling and remote sensing. If you are interested in joining my group, please contact me at email@example.com or Ying.Sun@jpl.nasa.gov.
- Gu, L., Pallardy, S. G., Kevin, H., & Sun, Y. (2016). Impacts of precipitation variability on plant species and community water stress in a temperate deciduous forest in the central US. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 217:120-136.
- Gu, L., Pallardy, S. G., Hosman, K. P., & Sun, Y. (2015). Drought-influenced mortality of tree species with different predawn leaf water dynamics in a decade-long study of a central US forest. Biogeosciences. 12:2831-2845.
- Sun, Y., Fu, R., Dickinson, R. E., Joiner, J., Frankenberg, C., Gu, L., Xia, Y., & Fernando, N. (2015). Drought onset mechanisms revealed by satellite solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Insights from two contrasting extreme events. Journal of Geophysical Research. 120:2427-2440.
- Gu, L., & Sun, Y. (2014). Artefactual responses of mesophyll conductance to CO2 and irradiance estimated with the variable J and online isotope discrimination methods. Plant, Cell and Environment. 37:1231-1249.
- Sun, Y., Gu, L., Dickinson, R. E., Norby, R. J., Pallardy, S. G., & Hoffman, F. M. (2014). Impact of mesophyll diffusion on estimated global land CO2 fertilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111:15774-15779.
- Sun, Y., Gu, L., Dickinson, R. E., Pallardy, S. G., Baker, J., Cao, Y., DaMatta, F., Dong, X., Ellsworth, D., Goethem, V., Davina, J., Anna, M., Law, B. E., Loos, R., Vitor Martins, S. C., Norby, R. J., Warren, J., Weston, D., & Winter, K. (2014). Asymmetrical effects of mesophyll conductance on fundamental photosynthetic parameters and their relationships estimated from leaf gas exchange measurements. Plant, Cell and Environment. 37:978-994.
- Sun, Y., Gu, L., & Dickinson, R. E. (2012). A numerical issue in calculating the coupled carbon and water fluxes in a climate model. Journal of Geophysical Research. 117:D22103.
- Sun, Y., Gu, L., Dickinson, R. E., & Zhou, B. (2012). Forest greenness after the massive 2008 Chinese ice storm: integrated effects of natural processes and human intervention. Environmental Research Letters. 7:e035702.
- Sun, Y., Hu, L., & Liu, H. (2007). A GIS-based approach for comparative analysis of potential fire risk assessment. Gong, P; Liu YX (ed.), Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Nanjing, China Y7540-Y7540 p.