Welcome to Dr. Guiling Wang's Hydroclimatology and Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions Lab at UConn. The mission of our lab is to understand and quantify the terrestrial hydrological cycle, its variability, changes, and interactions with the society. With a special focus on water, our research spans the disciplines of climate and atmospheric sciences, hydrology, and plant ecology. We take an earth system approach, viewing the Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere as dynamically coupled components linked through water, energy, and CO2 exchanges. Our research relies on models of various nature and complexity as well as satellite remote sensing and ground-based observational data. Recent research topics include vegetation-precipitation interactions at seasonal, inter-annual, and decadal-centennial time scales; agricultural land use adaptation to and impact on regional climate; climate change impact on water resources and food security; and hydrological extremes including drought and flood.
- March 2017Our lab’s paper on extreme precipitation scaling with temperature is online now! http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3239.html It was captured by several news outlets: UConn Today, The Guardian, Phys.org, Science Daily, EurekAlert, Environmental News Network
- February 2017Our lab’s 2-paper series on coupled land use-climate projections has been published online now, accessible from the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016MS000712/full http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016MS000721/full These formally wrapped up our NSF EaSM project. Congratulations and many thanks to Dr. Kazi Ahmed who played a pivotal role in this project! And thanks to the rest of the […]
- January 2017Dr. Ying Shi ended her 10-month appointment as a Visiting Scholar in our lab and returned to her position at the National Climate Center in China Meteorological Administration. We will miss you, Ying!