Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science
Soil and Crop Sciences Section
Dr. Ying Sun is Assistant Professor of geospatial sciences whose research focuses on understanding fundemental processes governing interactions between agroecosystems and climate at various scales.
Geospatial analysis and big data synthesis
Canopy- to global-scale modeling
My research focuses on understanding fundamental processes that govern the interactions between agroecosystems and climate at various scales. The approach I use integrates leaf/canopy measurements, numerical modeling, remote sensing observations, and big-data synthesis and machine learning. Her recent work particularly focuses on using remote sensing of Solar-Induced chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF) and land surface modeling (i.e., the NCAR Community Land Model) to quantify the spatial-temporal dynamics photosynthesis and its response to changing climate/stress.
The East Africa study area – including Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – has experienced deforestation and also contains many large-scale land restoration and land-based climate mitigation programs, but lacks systems for quantifying...
A Cornell CALS researcher is using a NASA satellite to measure photosynthesis in high resolution at the global scale, advancing how we measure plant health and its impact on food production and atmospheric carbon dioxide.