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

Spatial patterns and controls on burned area for two contrasting fire regimes in Southern California Nicolas Faivre, Yufang Jin, Michael Goulden, and James Randerson, Ecosphere, 2016, 7(5).

Identification of two fire regimes in Southern Calfornia: Implications for economic impact and future changes  Yufang Jin, Michal Goulden, Nicolas Faivre, Sander Veraverbeke, Fenpeng Sun, Alex Hall, Michael Hand, Simon Hook, and James Randerson, Environemental Research Letters, 10(9), 2015

Contrasting controls on wildland fires in Southern California during periods with and without Santa Ana events  Yufang Jin, James Randerson, Scott Capps, Alex Hall, Nicolas Faivre, Michael Goulden, Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 2014, 119, 645-660. [PDF]         

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Dr. Yufang Jin
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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