Rocky Mountains in central Colorado.

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If you're interested in joining the lab as an undergrad, grad student, post doc or community volunteer, please email me!

Welcome to the LEAF Lab at UCSB! Humans have drastically reshaped the face of the planet, and we are in the process of reshaping the climate system. Our research broadly tries to answer: How will the world's ecosystems respond as global temperatures continue to rise and global precipitation patterns shift and become more extreme? How will rising atmospheric CO2, land use change and wildfires mediate ecological responses to climate change? We are interested in how tissue- and plant-level physiology scales up to population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, and global water and carbon fluxes. Our research explores how leaf-level plant phenomena scale up using a combination of leaf level, plot level, and satellite data. Our goal is to help guide proactive resource management to foster resilient ecosystems in a rapidly changing world. 

Areas of Research