Welcome to the Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Change Lab!

Our research focuses on ecosystem responses to changing climate, fire disturbances, and management practices, as well as the subsequent consequences for energy, water, and carbon cycles. We integrate remote sensing imagery and other geospatial data, via machine learning techniques, to study the processes and feedbacks associated with ecosystem dynamics. Our studies cover diverse ecosystems, ranging from croplands, rangelands, savannas, to forests, with a particular focus on landscape phenomena. The primary goal is to develop improved ecosystem monitoring capabilities and provide data-driven information support for more effective resource management, mitigation and adaptation decisions.

Most Recent Publications

Satellite-based Fire Progression Mapping: A Comprehensive Assessment for Large Fires in Northern California, E.Scaduto, B.Chen, and Y. Jin, JSTARS, 2020.

Huang, Y., Y. Jin, M. Schwartz, and J. Thorne (2020), Intensified burn severity in California’s northern coastal mountains by drier climatic condition, Environmental Research Letter, in press.

Advancing Agricultural Production with Machine Learning Analytics: Yield Determinants for California’s Almond Orchards, Y.  Jin, B. Chen, B. Lampinen, and P. Brown, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2020.

California Almond Yield Prediction At the Orchard Level With A Machine Learning Approach, Zhang, Z., Y. Jin, B. Chen, and P. Brown, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2019.

Estimating Rangeland Forage Production Using Remote Sensing Data from a Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) and PlanetScope Satellite,Liu, H., et al., Remote Sensing, 2019. 

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Dr. Yufang Jin, Associate Professor

Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources

University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8627

Email: yujin@ucdavis.edu Tel: (530) 219-4429

Posted: 09.29.2015

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