Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Dr. Yelu Zeng is an assistant scientist in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before he came to Madison, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford (July 2017-December 2019) and a postdoctoral research associate at Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (January 2020-January 2021).
He earned his PhD at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in cartography and geographic information systems (2016). His research interest includes the radiative transfer modeling of solar induced fluorescence from leaf to canopy scale of natural and agricultural ecosystems. He is also interested in the extraction of vegetation biophysical parameters (e.g., leaf area index), the validation of remotely sensed leaf area index products, spatial sampling for upscaling over heterogeneous land surfaces, and vegetation phenology.