Bill is the Director of the Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy and an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah. He received his bachelors and Ph.D. from Stanford University and did a NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University.
Meng received his PhD from Texas A&M University in 2022, studying forest dynamics (biomass change and fire activities) with remote sensing data. His research interests are using remote sensing tools to capture forest disturbances like fire and drought and analyze forest carbon change. He is working on forest sensitivity change in response to drought stress under the warming climate.
I am a plant ecophysiologist focusing on plant responses to environmental change. I combine methods in plant ecophysiology, Bayesian statistics, ecosystem ecology, and modeling. As a post-doctoral researcher in the Anderegg lab at the University of Utah, my work focuses on developing an ecological forecast framework to predict forest ecosystem responses to drought stress. Working across scales from leaves to ecosystems, I combine data on tissue-level plant physiology with meteorological information to inform mathematical models for predicting plant water status, drought-related xylem damage, and net primary productivity. Before joining the lab, I studied the ecological factors shaping drought tolerance traits in tropical plants and linked these traits to ecosystem-level responses to extreme drought. I enjoy cycling, hiking, camping, cooking, and listening to records during my free time.
Chao received his PhDs at Tsinghua University and University of Exeter in 2019. His research aims to better understand the interaction and feedback between disturbances, vegetation, and climate. He is currently contributing to the effort to quantify the potential for and risks facing forests as natural climate solutions at both regional and global scales.
Linqing received her PhD in Ecology and Conservation Biology from Texas A&M University. Her research interests include estimating land surface parameters with remote sensing data and machine learning methods and understanding the impacts of climate variability on terrestrial ecosystem function and land surface dynamics. Now she is working towards quantifying the climate mitigation potential of forest carbon offset as nature-based climate solutions.
Jaycie received a Bachelors and a Masters from California State University, Bakersfield. She is interested in understanding plant responses to drought through interspecific and intraspecific plant variation. Particularly, she is interested in combining modeling approaches with this plant variability to strengthen predictive power for tree mortality.
Purna received her Bachelor’s from Reed College, where her research focused on exploring factors that affect drought responses of bigcone Douglas-fir in southern California. In the Anderegg Lab, she is interested in further investigating impacts of climate change on forests, focusing specifically on the physiological effects of drought and wildfire on western US tree species.
Grayson Badgley, departed for postdoc at Columbia U
Antoine Cabon, departed for SNF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowship
Steve Kannenberg, departed for Assistant Professor at West Virginia University
Kelly Kerr, departed for postdoc at UC Santa Barbara
Xiaonan Tai, departed for Assistant Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology
Anna Trugman, departed for Assistant Professor at UC Santa Barbara
Kailiang Yu, departed for postdoc at LSCE