Yufang Jin 

Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Change
Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources

Affiliated Graduate Groups: Geography, Hydrology, Ecology 

133 Veihmeyer Hall  
Tel: (530) 601 9805
Email: yujin@ucdavis.edu 

Academic Appointments

    University of California, Davis   |  Department of Land, Air. and Water Resources
    Assistant Professor      2014 - present

    University of California, Irvine  | Department of Earth System Science
    Assistant and Associate Researcher    2005 - 2014

    University of Maryland, College Park  | Department of Geographical Sciences
    Assistant Research Scientist   2003 - 2005


    Ph.D.  Geography, Boston University, Boston, MA 
    M.S.    Environmental Sciences, Peking University, P.R. China
    B.S.     Atmospheric Physics, Peking University, P.R. China   

Honors and Awards

    NASA New Investigator Program in Earth Science Award (2008)
    The 2nd International Young Scientists’ Conference award on Global Change
    Guanghua Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students, Peking University 
    Excellent Undergraduate Student Honor, Peking University

Peer-reviewed Publications

    For a more complete list, please check here 

 Invited Speaker (Selected)

• Wildland Fire, Ecosystem Dynamics, and Climate Change: From Boreal Forest to Southern California’s Shrubland, Tod Spieker Colloqium, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2013)
• Global fire emissions and fire effects on biophysical properties and the associated radiative forcing, NASA MODIS/VIIRS Science Team Meeting, Washington DC (2010)
• Estimation of net radiation and evapotranspiration in California using MODIS satellite observations, AmeriFlux Science Meeting, Boulder, CO (2008)
• Mechanisms controlling California’s carbon budget at an inter-annual timescale, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA (2007)
• Monitoring surface albedo change using MODIS satellite observations, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (2005)
• Monitoring global vegetation using satellite remote sensing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (2004)

Lead-Author Presentations (Selected)

•  Contrasting behavior and economic impact of wildland fires in California's Mediterranean ecosystems, the 99th Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA (2014)
•  Increased wildland fires in southern California during the mid-21st Century, NASA Terrestrial Ecology Science Team Meeting, La Jolla, CA  (2013)
•  Modeling climate-wildfire relationships in Southern California, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2012)
•  The influence of burn severity on post-fire vegetation recovery and albedo change during early succession in North American boreal forests, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2011)
•  Wildland fires in Southern California: a temporal perspective, NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop, Washington DC (2011)
•  Fire induced changes in albedo and the associated radiative forcing: a comparison of boreal Canada and Australia tropical savannas, NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Science Team Meeting, Bethesda, MD (2010)
•  Post-fire albedo change and the associated radiative forcing in northern and southern Canadian boreal forest, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2009)
•  Fire-induced albedo changes and the associated radiative forcing: a comparison of boreal forests and tropical savanna”s, The 2nd International young scientists’s global change conference and ESSP Open Science Conference, Beijing, China (2006)
•  Interannual variability in FPAR and NPP across California’s ecosystems, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2005)
•  Australian continental albedo dynamics, The 12th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia (2004)
•  Improved MODIS burned area mapping by combined use of multi-temporal Terra and Aqua MODIS data - early results, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2003)
•  A synergistic surface BRDF/Albedo retrieval with MODIS and MISR observations: Intercomparison, The AMS 11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Madison, WI (2001)        

Supervision and Mentoring Experience

Undergraduate/graduate projects:   Evan Lyons (2006−2007), Jorge De Paz (2007-2008), Thijs van Leeuwen (2008), Drew Frank (2008), Shirley Mims (2009-2010), Natalie Poot (2010), Vivek Singh (2011), Yi Wang (2010-2011), Hsiao-wen Lin (2010-2011)

Graduate students supervised:        Sarah Byer (2015 - present),  (2015 - present), Han Liu (2015 - present), Andy Wong (2015 - present), Ruyan He (2015 - present) 

Dissertation Committee:                Laura McGowan (2015 - present), Jan Ng (2014 - present), George Azarri (2011 - 2014)

Post-doctoral fellow:                      Dr. Nicolas Faivre (2012 - 2013)

Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union, Association of American Geographers, Ecology Society of America