Interdisciplinary research at the Ecohydrology Lab encompasses ecology, hydrology, geographic information science, remote sensing and computer science. We seek mechanistic understandings underlying the geospatial patterns of vegetation dynamics and how they might influence the future of ecosystems and water resources in the context of new and emerging environmental conditions. More specifically, the lab seeks to answer the following questions: What are the mechanisms underlying ecosystem response to anticipated warming and drought? How do biotic diversity and abiotic heterogeneity influence ecosystem resilience and resource sustainability in changing climates? How do we increase ecosystem resilience through effective management strategies? To explore these questions, we use advanced, mechanistic modeling, statistical analysis, in situ and remote sensing observations and parallel computation to synthesize various data sources and to advance knowledge.
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