Kai elected as ESA Early Career Fellow

ESA Announcement UC Santa Cruz News UC Santa Cruz faculty recognized for excellence in ecology March 25, 2021 By Allison Arteaga Soergel   UC Santa Cruz Professor Ingrid Parker earned a 2021 ESA fellow award for her work partnering with resource managers to conserve biological diversity through invasive species removal and ecosystem restoration.  Professor Karen Holl's award recognizes her accomplishments in "bringing science into decision making," through her efforts to improve the effectiveness of tree-growing campaigns. Professor [...]

By |March 25th, 2021|News|

Kai published coauthored paper on forest and climate change

UC Santa Cruz News Forest monitoring efforts contribute to new understanding of climate change impacts February 25, 2021 By Allison Arteaga Soergel The Forest Ecology Research Plot, part of the UCSC Campus Natural Reserve, includes about 31,000 tagged plants monitored by student interns. Photo by Cody Perhamus. Data collected by student interns at UC Santa Cruz’s Forest Ecology Research Plot (FERP) recently contributed to a breakthrough in understanding how climate change affects forests. A new [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|News|

Clara featured on ESA blog

Clara was featured on the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) blog as a 2020 NEON-ESA Early Career Scholar. This program supports early-career scientists in attending the ESA Annual Meeting and a pre-conference meet-and-greet where they can connect with peers. The theme of the 2020 Annual Meeting was "Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution" – which made it an ideal venue for learning to leverage large datasets such as those available from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). [...]

By |February 17th, 2021|News|

Yiluan and Kai received Tech for Social Good Program Award

A team led by Yiluan Song and advised by Kai Zhu received the Tech for Social Good Program Award, funded by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute in partnership with UCSC Institute for Social Transformation. In a six-month project, the team seeks to enhance climate change education through personalized scientific communications on phenology. This award will enable the team to assimilate crowdsourced phenology observations into data-driven phenology models, provide customized information on climate-phenology coupling, and encourage [...]

By |December 22nd, 2020|News|

Kai awarded New Phytologist Tansley Medal

UC Santa Cruz News Quantitative ecologist wins Tansley Medal for plant science contributions November 04, 2020 By Allison Arteaga Soergel Kai Zhu joined the UC Santa Cruz faculty in 2017 and is now an assistant professor in the Environmental Studies Department.  From a global field of applicants, environmental studies assistant professor Kai Zhu was recently chosen as one of two honorees to receive the Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science. This annual award, presented by [...]

By |November 4th, 2020|News|

Lab presented at ESA 2020

The lab presented at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Clara Qin Combining continental-scale sampling networks to uncover the rules of fungal community assembly Abstract link Yiluan Song Keeping up with climate: Phenology in the Anthropocene Abstract link Kai Zhu Latitudinal patterns of climate tracking in montane plants and animals Abstract link

By |August 7th, 2020|News|
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