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Figuring the Odds of Earth’s Global Hot Streak

Is global change real? How about this year's temperature record? I helped to calculate the odds--really low, indeed! GO FIGURE: Figuring the odds of Earth's global hot streak The global heat streak of the 21st century can be explained with statistics that defy astronomical odds. First, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration calculates global average temperature going back to 1880. That's 135 years. So if no other forces were in play and temperatures last year were totally [...]

By | January 17th, 2015|News|

Stanford Grant to Study Ebola

Zhiyuan Song and I got a seed grant from Center for Innovation in Global Health Ebola Innovation at Stanford. We will use our expertise to solve global health challenges. Abstract below. Dynamically evaluating and mapping Ebola outbreak risks in West and Central Africa in response to social-environmental changes Since the first recorded outbreak of human Ebola virus disease in 1976, the Ebola epidemics have evolved from rare small­scale endemics to frequent larger­scale epidemics. The current ongoing [...]

By | January 13th, 2015|News|

Migration Paper Among Most Cited

Zhu K., Woodall C.W., Clark J.S. (2012). Failure to migrate: lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change. Global Change Biology, 18, 1042-1052. Of all the 608 articles contributing to the journal’s 2013 Impact Factor, this paper is one of the 25 most-cited since publication according to Web of Science®, placing it among the top 4% of articles.

By | January 7th, 2015|News|

Embarking at Stanford

Really excited to begin postdoc at Carnegie Institution for Science and Stanford University, with Chris Field, Nona Chiariello, and Tad Fukami!

By | June 1st, 2014|News|

Graduated from Duke

Five years, three degrees! 2009-2014, Ph.D., Environment (Ecology) 2012-2014, M.S., Statistical Science 2013-2014, Certificate in College Teaching

By | May 11th, 2014|News|

Migration Paper Cited by IPCC

Zhu K., Woodall C.W., Clark J.S. (2012). Failure to migrate: lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change. Global Change Biology, 18, 1042-1052. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations. The IPCC provides an internationally accepted authority on climate change, producing reports which have the agreement of leading climate scientists and the consensus of participating governments. For the efforts to [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|News|