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Team Leader: Dr. Kyaw Tha Paw U

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Current Graduate Students

Jenae' Clay PhD track: jmclay@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. in Atmospheric Science with French Minor, University of Louisana at Monroe

Current Research: Examining plant physiological theory by exploring the effects of temperature, wind, and CO2 fluxes.

Andrea Fenner PhD track: anfenner@ucdavis.edu

Ecolocy (Joint program UCD/SDSU)

Ruolan Gong M.S. track: rgong@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Atmospheric Science University of California, Davis

Josh Hashemi PhD track: jfhashemi@ucdavis.edu

Ecolocy (Joint program UCD/SDSU)

Mary Rose Mangan MS track: mmangan@purdue.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Purdue

Megan McAuliffe MS track: mimcauliffe@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Meteorology, Millersville University

Laura McGowan PhD track: lemcgowan@ucdavis.edu , Personal Website

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

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Previous Education:
B.A. Geography, University of Delaware
M.S. Geography, University of Delaware
M.S. Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University

Megan Metz MS track: megmetz@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. in Atmospheric Science, University of Kansas
B.A. in French, University of Kansas

Recent Graduate Students

Nicolas Bambach Research Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Agronomy, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
M.S. Natural Resources, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
M.S. Agricultural Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Ph.D. Biomicrometeorology Team, University of California, Davis

Kuang-Yu (Craig) Chang PhD: ckychang@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Current Position: Research Scientist, Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire & Affiliate Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Previous Education:
B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University
M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University
Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, Univeristy of California, Davis

David Edgar Master's Student: daedgar@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. in Atmospheric Science University of California, Davis

James Farlin Postdoctoral Associate, University of Nevada, Reno , Personal Website

Previous Education:
B.S. Biology, San Diego State University
Ph.D. Ecology, Biomicrometeorology Team, University of California, Davis

Eugenia Gonzalez PhD track: eugonzalez@ucdavis.edu

Ecology Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Ali Hoy M.S. track: ahoy@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Environmental Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Eric Kent PhD track: erkent@ucdavis.edu
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Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University
M.S. Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis

Danielle Mallon M.S. track: dmallon@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Environmental Science, SUNY Albany
B.A. Earth and Atmospheric Science with GIS certificate, SUNY Albany

Jilmarie Stephens PhD track: University of British Columbia jjstephens@ucdavis.edu

Soil Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis
M.S. Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis

Nadia Vendrame, Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Padova, Italy

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education:
B.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
M.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
Ph.D., University of Padova, Italy

Current Research: I am a visiting scholar from DAFNAE, University of Padova (Italy), where I am currently involved in a PhD program. My interest is focused on canopy-atmosphere exchange mechanics. I am particularly interested in understanding the complex relationships which link turbulence regime with the evolving plant architecture. Part of my research activity would be to check whether ACASA model can predict the inner-canopy regime I have been observing in the experiment I am managing in Italy. Furthermore, I am interested in the study of H2O, CO2 and heat fluxes between the vegetation and the atmosphere, at the moment I am running a long-term monitoring using EC method on a vineyard in the North-East of Italy.

Melissa Ward PhD track: mward@ucdavis.edu

PhD Student in the Joint Doctoral Program with San Diego State University and University of California, Davis

Previous Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Current Research: Ecology PhD student interested in estuarine air-sea CO2 fluxes and coastal carbon cycling

Tom Shapland PhD, tmshapland@ucdavis.edu

Previous Education:
B.A. Classical Civilization, University of California, Davis
B.S. Viticulture & Enology, University of California, Davis
M.S. Horticulture & Agronomy, University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Horticulture & Agronomy, University of California, Davis
Research:
Theoretical and applied surface renewal methodology

Current and Recent Undergraduate Researchers

Sabrina Cochrane, spcochrane@ucdavis.edu

Previous Education:
B.S. Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Student Atmospheric Science, University of Colorado, Boulder

Berline Francis: berline.francis@bison.howard.edu

Quick bio:
B.S. in Biology & Chemistry Minor, Honor Student, Howard University

Current Research: Exploring the correlation between the height of varying vegetated surfaces and atmospheric turbulence.

Jonathan Huynh, jonhuy@ucdavis.edu

Quick bio:
B.S. Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis
Minor Statistics, University of California, Davis
Starting M.S. in Atmospheric Science with Professor Richard Grotjahn Fall 2015

Summer Research:
Atmospheric turbulence, specifically the application of the sensor error equation to UCD sensors and characterizing past and future changes to quantities of interest to various application sectors (upcoming research with Richard Grotjahn)

Hananeh Jafary: hjafary@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Quick bio:
Undergraduate Researcher University of California, Davis

Tayannah Rivers: tayannah.rivers@bison.howard.edu

Quick bio:
B.S. Biology, Howard University, Washington, D.C
Minor Spanish, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Summer Research:
Exploring the effects of heat and water stress on plant physiological performance.

Graduates within the Past Decade

Liyi Xu PhD

Postodoctoral Associate, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT Center for Global Change Science

Sonia Wharton PhD

Atmospheric Scientist
Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

John Kochendorfer PhD

Atmospheric Scientist, NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Matthias Falk PhD

Research Scientist California Air Resource Board

Dave Pyles PhD

Research Scientist, CMCC, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, Sassari, Italy. Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis

Current Visiting Professors and Scientists

Yongzong Lu, yzlu@ucdavis.edu

Atmospheric Science Graduate Group

Previous Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering and Automation, Jiangsu Normal University, China
M.S. Instrument Science and Technology, Jiangsu University, China
Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, Jiangsu University, China

Current Research: I am a joint PhD. student from School of Agricultural and Equipment Engineering, Jiangsu University (China), where I am currently involved in a PhD program. My researches are focused on atmosphere-canopy-soil energy exchange mechanics during frost night, frost disasters monitoring and control, frost protection and irrigation scheduling. I previous research was focused on using electrical property of plant to indicate the critical low temperature. Now my research activity would be to check whether ACASA model can predict the lowest temperature of tea plant canopy which can be used for the control strategy for frost protection. Furthermore, I am interested in the study of evapotranspiration and energy balance between the soil, plant and the atmosphere, at the moment I am running a long-term monitoring using SR and EC system on a tea field in the Yangzi River Region of China to develop the irrigation scheduling.

Yujiu Xiong , xiongyuj@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Associate Professor, School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Previous Education:
B.S. Forestry, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, Hunan, China
M.S. Forestry, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, Hunan, China
Ph.D. Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Research: Remote Sensing of land surface evapotranspiration and other variables and their application in water resources management.

Baoyu Chen , byuchen@ucdavis.edu

Associate Professor, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS), Changchun, China

Previous Education:
B.S. Forestry, Agricultural University of Hebei, Baoding, China
M.S. Forestry, Agricultural University of Hebei, Baoding, China
Ph.D. Ecology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Research: Under global climate change, study on process and mechanism of soil green-house gases produce and diffuse and measurement technology of carbon dioxide flux charge. Global warming impacts on soil carbon cycle, spatial and temporal variation of soil respiration. Global climate change and land use/cover change affect on process of soil carbon cycle.

Previous Visiting Professors and Researchers

Chang-Soo Rim, csrim@kgu.ac.kr

Previous Education:
B.S. Civil Engineering, Kyonggi University, South Korea
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Ph.D. Watershed Management, School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Current Research: Hydro-climatic variability impacts on water resources

Neda Yaghoobian PhD
Previous Education:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University
Research:
Numerical study of urban microclimate
Shannon Bailey

M.S. student, Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group. Professor W.R. Horwath Lab, UC Davis; Field Services Engineer, Agilent Technologies, Los Angeles, CA

Professor Xiaojuan Tong, tongxjsxbs@sina.com

Associate Professor, Meteorology, College of Forestry Beijing Forestry University, China

Professor Gu Fengxue, xuefgu@163.com

Associate Professor, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Previous Education:
B.A. Desertification Control, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Inner Mongolia, China
M.A. Soil Science,Xinjiang Agricultural University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
Ph.D. Ecology, China Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Research:
Theoretical and applied surface renewal methodology

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