Current Projects


The Future of California Drought, Fire, and Forest Dieback

Yufang Jin (Co-PI) with Alex Hall (PI) and Co-PIs: Rong Fu, Michael Goulden, Lara Kueppers, Max Moritz, James Randerson, and Chonggang Xu 

 Funded by UC Multicampus - National Lab Collaborative Research (2018-2022)


A Multispectral and Thermal Imaging sUAS System for Monitoring Crop Water Use and Detecting Water Stress 

Yufang Jin (PI) with Co-Is: YangQuan Chen (UC Merced) and Ken Shackel (UC Davis)

 Funded by CITRIS Seed Funding Program (2017-2018)


Remote Data Collection for Adaptive Rangeland Management on Public Lands

Yufang Jin (Co-I) with Leslie Rochie (PI), and other Co-I(s): Elise Gornish, Sean Hogan, David Lile, and Laura Snell

 Funed by the Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment (2017-2019)


Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Postfire Ecosystem Management Prioritization and Implementation 

Yufang Jin (Co-I) with Mark Schwartz (PI) and Co-Is: James Thorne, Jeffrey Clary, and Vix Claassen

Funded by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (2016-2021)


Mapping Evapotranspiration for Improved Data-driven Water Management 

Yufang Jin (PI)

Funded by NASA JPL ECOSTRESS (2016 - 2017) 


Data-driven Block-level Yield Prediction for Seasonal N Fertilization Strategies in California's Almond Orchards

Yufang Jin (PI), Co-Is: Patrick Brown and Elina Nino

Funded by USDA California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) (2017 - 2019)


Statewide Remote Sensing Crop Mapping 

Yufang Jin in collaboration with LandIQ, NASA Ames, and CalPoly

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) (2017 - 2021)


Block Specific Yield Prediction for Resource Management and Yield Optimization in Almond

Patrick Brown (PI), Co-PIs: Yufang Jin and Elina Nino

 Funded by Almond Board of California (2016 - 2018)


A data-driven decision support system for monitoring and predicting forage production in California's rangeland

Yufang Jin (PI), Co-I: Anthony O'Geen

Funed by the Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment (2016-2017)


Crop Consumptive Use Estimation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta 
Yufang Jin (Co-PI), PI: Josue Medellin-Azuara and other Co-Is

Funed by the Delta Watermaster (2015-2017) 


Preparing for Water Scarcity: Learning from California’s Recent Drought

Yufang Jin (Co-PI), PI (Ellen Hanak and Jay R. Lund) and other Co-Is

Funded by EPA (2015-2018) 


Updating Crop Water Use and Crop Coefficients of Mature Pistachio Orchards in the San Joaquin Valley

Yufang Jin (Co-PI), Daniele Zaccaria (PI)

Funded by California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) (2015 - 2018) 


Most Recent Projects

Fires in Southern California: Interactions Between Climate Change, Ecosystems, and Humans
Yufang Jin (PI), Co-PIs: James Randerson, Michael Goulden, Alex Hall, Qinbin Li, and Simon Hook
NASA Interdisciplinary Science (2010-2014)

Fire-induced Changes in Albedo and the Associated Radiative Forcing: a Comparison of Boreal Canada and Australia Tropical Savannas
Yufang Jin (PI)
NASA New Investigator Program (2008-2012)

Quantifying Changes in Northern High Latitude Ecosystems and Associated Feedbacks to the Climate System
Yufang Jin (Co-I) with S. Goetz (PI), Co-Is: Michelle Mack, James Randerson, and Pieter Beck
NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems (2008-2011)