July 2017

Dr. Miao Yu, a former postdoctoral researcher in our group (2011-2014), has been promoted to the rank of Professor in Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology! Miao, congratulations! We are so proud of you!!!




February 2017

Our 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:



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 team for all their contributions and support! It was a great experience working together on this challenging and productive project. 

December 2016

Amir, Lori, and Ying attended the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco and gave four presentations:

  1. A New Paradigm of Regional Climate Modeling Accounting for the Role of Oceans: Amazon as a Case Study
  2. Reproducing multi-model ensemble average with Ensemble-averaged Reconstructed Forcings (ERF) in regional climate modeling
  3. Effects of vegetation feedback in modeling the present-day climate over China
  4. Projected Changes of the Ecosystem-Climate System in West Africa using a RCM Driven With Multiple GCMs: Robustness and Uncertainties

Well done!

August 2016

The lab welcomes three new graduate students, Lori Fomenko (PhD program), Meijian Yang (PhD program), and Brandon Holland (M.S. program).

Lori received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from UConn in 2016. She is a GAANN fellow, and is interested in precipitation extremes and urbanization.

Meijian received his B.E. degree in Hydroelectricity Engineering from North China Electric Power University in 2013, and M.S. degree in Hydrology from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research in 2016. He is interested in hydrological and crop modeling and climate change. He will be working on the PIRE project.

Brandon received his B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from UConn in 2016. He holds a Gates Millennium Graduate Fellowship, and is interested in hydrological modeling.

Welcome to all!