The Keenan Group, Berkeley

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

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Trevor F. Keenan

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Research interests: Terrestrial ecosystems and global change; ecosystem ecology; biosphere-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks; data science; machine learning; plant traits; phenology and vegetation cover; model-data integration

Curriculum vitae here
Email: trevorkeenan@berkeley.edu




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Xiangzhong (Remi)Luo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Remote sensing, global photosynthesis, terrestrial ecosystem models

PhD (2017), Physical Geography, University of Toronto, Canada
MSc (2013), Physical Geography, Peking University, China
BSc (2010), Environment and Resource Management (GIS & Remote sensing), Wuhan University, China




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Yao Zhang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Remote sensing, machine learning, global photosynthesis, drought

Post-doc (2018-2019), Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA
PhD (2017), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oklahoma, USA
MSc (2014), Forest Management, Northwest A&F University, China
BSc (2011), Geographical Information Sciences, Nanjing University, China




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Sha Zhou

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Climate extremes; land-atmosphere interactions; carbon and water cycling; evapotranspiration partitioning

Post-doc (2018-), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA
PhD (2018), Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
BSc (2013), Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China




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Chi Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Land-atmosphere interactions, Remote sensing, Earth system modeling

PhD (2020), Earth and Environment, Boston University, USA
MA (2015), Remote Sensing and GIS, Boston University, USA
BEng (2013), Remote Sensing and Technology, Wuhan University, China




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David Miller

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Drought, remote sensing, vegetation cover and function, carbon and water cycling, phenology

PhD (2020), Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
MA (2017), Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
BA (2013), Physical Geography and Mathematics (double major), Boston University, USA




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Xinchen Lu

Graduate Student

Research interests: Climate change, remote sensing, data science, land surface models, phenology

MSc (2019), Global Environmental Change, Beijing Normal University, China
BSc (2016), Remote Sensing and Technology, Wuhan University, China




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Sophie Ruehr

Graduate Student, ARCS Fellow

Research interests: Eddy-covariance, land-atmosphere interactions, water cycling, solar induced fluorescence, machine learning

BSc (2019), Geology and Geophysics, Yale University




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Alejandro Alcudia

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Effects of climate change on vegetation and the carbon cycle; ecological dynamics of carbon in forest and agroforestry systems; potential for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions with agroforestry projects

PhD (2017), Ecology and Sustainable Development, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, México
MSc (2013), Natural Resources and Rural Development, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, México




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Meinan Zhang

Visiting Graduate Student

Research interests: Remote sensing, distribution modeling, climate change, bamboo, land cover mapping

PhD (2018-), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China









Alumni



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Aditi Maheshwari

Undergraduate Researcher

Research interests: Climate change, data science, dynamic vegetation

BSc (2018-), Molecular Environmental Biology, UC Berkeley





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Elmera Azadpour

Undergraduate Researcher

Research interests: Environmental Science, Urban Ecology, Stable Isotopes, Nitrogen Cycling

BSc (2019), Environmental Biology, University of Utah






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Genan Wu

Visiting Graduate Student (2018-2019)

Research interests: Climate change, evapotranspiration, land surface models

PhD (2017-), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China






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Cecilia Chavana-Bryant

Postdoctoral Researcher (2017-2019)

Research interests: Plant traits, spectral methods, tropical ecology, plant functional theory

PhD (2016), Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK
MSc (2006), Botanical Conservation, University of Plymouth, UK
BSc (2004), Ecology, University of Plymouth, UK

Email: cchb@lbl.gov






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Paul Rosane

Visiting Masters student (2017)

Research interests: Data science, machine learning, environmental science

MSc (2016-) Applied Mathematics, ENSTA ParisTech, Paris, France
BSc (2016) Mathematics, Lycee Condorcet, France









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Mengtian Huang

Visiting graduate student (2017-2018)

Research interests: Climate change, drought and optimal photosynthesis

PhD (2016-) Piao Group, Peking University, China








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Nick Smith

Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2017, currently faculty at Texas Tech)

Research interests: Plant acclimation, photosynthetic theory, optimality

PhD (2016) Biological Sciences, Purdue University
BSc (2010) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Purdue Univeristy







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Anna Ukkola

Graduate student (2013-2016, currently a postdoc at UNSW)

Research interests: Interactions between vegetation, climate and water resources

PhD (2016) Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia
BSc (2010) Geography, University of Bristol, UK