Welcome to the Jin 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 use primarily satellite and airborne remote sensing observations, in combination with field measurements and biogeochemical modeling, to study the processes and feedbacks associated with ecosystem dynamics. Our studies cover diverse ecosystems, ranging from croplands, rangelands, savannas, to forests, and focusing particularly on landscape- and regional-scale 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.

Recent Publications

Spatially Variable Evapotranspiration Over Salt Affected Pistachio Orchards Analyzed with Satellite Remote Sensing Estimates, Jin, Y., R. He., G. Marino, M. Whiting, E.Kent, B. Sanden, M. Culumber, L. Ferguson, C. Little, S. Grattan, K. T. Paw U., L. Lagos, R. Snyder, and D. Zaccaria, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2018, 262, 178-191. 

Detecting Drought-Induced Tree Mortality in Sierra Nevada Forests with Time Series of Satellite Data, Byer, S. and Y. Jin, Remote Sensing, 2017, 9(929).

Spatial patterns and controls on burned area for two contrasting fire regimes in Southern California   Read more  ......


Dr. Yufang Jin
Associate Professor of Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Change

133 Veihmeyer Hall, One Shields Ave

Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources

University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8627


Tel: (530) 219-4429

Posted: 09.29.2015

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