Research Goals

Cropland serves as the foundation of the stability of the society, producing foods and many other goods that are vital to human wellbeing. Agricultural practices such as irrigation, fertilization, and crop rotation, also affect energy, water, and carbon cycles between land and atmosphere. Phenological stages of the cropland, i.e., the timing of start and peak of the growing season, can provide key information about agricultural practices. I am interested in:

  • Deriving fine spatial resolution crop phenological stages that can help determining timing of agricultural practices as well as crop yields (Qiu et al., 2020)
  • Understanding the linkage between climate change, cropland phenology, and crop yields