Bill Anderegg

Bill received his bachelors and Ph.D. from Stanford University and did a NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah since 2016.



Anna Trugman

Anna received her PhD from the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University in 2017. Anna’s research focuses on integrating field measurements with numerical models to increase understanding of how terrestrial ecosystems will respond to climate change and the implications that the terrestrial biosphere response has for the global carbon cycle. Currently Anna is interested in the mechanisms governing forest response to drought.

Kailiang Yu

Kailiang completed his Ph.D. with Dr. Paolo D’odorico at Department of Environmental Science at University of Virginia. His Ph.D. work focused on ecohydrological controls on changes in dryland vegetation (i.e., shrub encroachment, tree-grass coexistence, grass invasion, expansion of plants with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM)) under global environmental change. Broadly, he is interested in the response of terrestrial ecosystems to global environmental change (i.e., drought, rainfall variability, CO2 enrichment).

Graduate students

Kelly Kerr

Kelly received a Bachelors from UC Davis, and a Masters from Oregon State University. Her research interests revolve around the influence of climate on forest ecosystem dynamics. She is particularly interested in using tree physiology, genetics and modelling to understand and predict tree species’ responses to the environmental stressors brought on by climate change.