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  • 2016 Group
    2016 Group

Current Group Members

Lab PI: Guiling Wang

Guiling Wang

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Amir Erfanian (Ph.D. student)

Amir Erfanian

Biosphere-atmosphere interactions and regional climate modeling

Lori Fomenko (Ph.D. student)

Lori Fomenko (Ph.D. student)

Impact of climate change and urbanization on the hydrological cycle

Meijian Yang (Ph.D. student)

Meijian Yang (Ph.D. student)

Modeling hydrological variability and crop yield in a changing climate

Brandon Holland (M.S. student)

Brandon Holland (M.S. student)

Hydrological modeling and analysis in the U.S. Northeast

Past Members:


--------- Postdoctoral Associates -------

Congsheng Fu (2013-2015): Hydraulic redistribution and its impacts

Miao Yu (2011-2014): Dynamic vegetation and regional climate predictions

Roop Saini (2012-2014): Land-atmosphere interactions and monsoon dynamics

Zhenming Ji (2013-2014): Climate-dust interactions


-------- Ph.D. Graduates ---------

Kazi Farzan Ahmed (Ph.D., 2016; Research Scientist, AIR Worldwide)
Dissertation: Climate change impact on agricultural land use in West Africa and its Implication on regional climate projection

Dana Parr (Ph.D., 2015; Taft)
Dissertation: Understanding the hydrological impacts of climate variability and climate change based on numerical modeling and observations

Shanshan Sun (Ph.D., 2012; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis):
Dissertation: Investigating the role of terrestrial feedback and oceanic forcing in climate variability

Rui Mei (Ph.D., 2012; Research Analyst, Intercontinental Exchange.):
Dissertation: Land-atmosphere coupling strength over the U.S. during summer: Comparison
among observations, reanalysis data and numerical  models

Clement Alo (Ph.D., 2009; Associate Professor at Montclair State University):
Dissertation: Impact of land use land cover changes and vegetation dynamics on regional and global climate prediction

Dagang Wang (Ph.D., 2007; Associate Professor at Sun Yet-Sen University):
Dissertation: Impact of sub-grid variability of precipitation and canopy water storage on land and atmospheric hydrological processes

Yeonjoo Kim ( Ph.D., 2006; Assistant Professor at Yonsei University):
Dissertation: Soil moisture-vegetation-precipitation feedback at the seasonal time scale over North America


-------- M.S. Graduates --------

Aaron Rosenberg: M.S. (Plan B), 2014

Zhitong Fei: M.S. (Plan B), 2014

Joseph Albani: M.S., 2014.
Integrated water resource management

Jeehee Kim: M.S., 2013.
Role of lateral boundary conditions in climate prediction using regional climate models: impact of dynamics vs. physics.

Di Wu: M.S., 2013.
Improving the surface-groundwater interactions in the Community Land Model: Case study in the Blue Nile River Basin.

Farzan Ahmed: M.S., 2011.
Thesis: Bias correction and downscaling of climate model outputs required for impact assessments of climate change in the U.S. Northeast

Rui Mei: M.S., 2008.
Thesis:  Precipitation Follows Logging in the Amazon Basin? Interpretation of the CAM3-CLM3 Results

David Hoover: M.S., 2008.
Thesis: Altered Rainfall due to Climate Change: Modeling the ecological effects on grasslands.

Xiaoming Sun: M.S., 2007.
Thesis: Understanding large-scale biogeography and its relationship to climate

Jeff (Zhe) Zheng: M.S., 2006.
Thesis: Modeling the dynamic root water uptake and its impact on surface hydrological processes


-------- Past visiting scholars --------

Ying Shi (March 2016 -- January 2017): Visiting scholar from National Climate Center of China Meteorological Administration. Research Topic: Vegetation dynamics and regional climate in Asia

Dagang Wang (March 2016 -- June 2016): Visiting scholar from Sun Yat-Sen University. Research Topic: Incorporating ET data into land surface models to improve hydrological estimates.

Di Liu (September 2011 -- September 2012): Visiting Ph.D. student from Hohai University. Research Topic: Land-atmosphere coupling at the sub-seasonal to seasonal time scales over Asia.

Huanghe Gu (September 2010 -- Septemeber 2011): Visiting Ph.D. student from HohaiUniversity. Research topic: Regional climate prediction and hydrological changes over China.

Bing Gao (November 2009 -- June 2010): Visiting Ph.D. student from Tsinghua University. Research Topic: Hydrological modeling in the Yangtze River Basin

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