Summer 2020 Lab News

Wow, it has been an eventful year, to say the least. We hope everyone is staying healthy and sane.

First of all, a big welcome to Eunkyoung Choi, new PhD student in the Ecosystem Sustainability program! Kyoung recently finished her masters in atmospheric science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she studied the past and future of terrestrial carbon fluxes. Prior to her graduate studies, she was an environmental consultant working in South Korea and Japan. Kyoung is interested in studying climate risks to food, energy, and water systems for her dissertation.

And farewell (officially, at least!) to Quinn Herbine, who joined us from Virginia Tech over the summer for a USDA-funded REEU. Quinn recently presented her poster mapping vegetation traits of global agricultural systems. Thanks to Kaye Holman, John Moore, and others who facilitated this great REEU program.

Finally, it’s been a busy year for research, and congrats to Lindsey and Yue on their recent publications! Check out the publications page for all of our latest papers on climate impacts and adaptation, including adaptation through crop migration to examining snowmelt water resources for agriculture. Note the Nature Climate Change cover with a photo of Colorado Front Range irrigation (above)!