The whole world is a savanna; forests and grasslands are just special cases.
Qiuyan Yu is currently a College Assistant Professor at the Savanna Lab at New Mexico State University. She received a B.S. from Lanzhou University China in 2010, and an M.S. from the Beijing Normal University China in 2013. She received her Ph.D. degree in Geography and Environmental Sciences & Policies from University of South Florida in 2018. Her research mainly focuses on understanding ecosystems with earth observations.
The world is changing with time, so I am particularly motivated by questions about where the changes are and how they project into the future. I value the importance of incorporating technology into ecological studies, especially remote sensing, GIS, deep learning, and machine learning to better understand changes in patterns and their underlying mechanisms.
I cherish moments hanging out with friends and enjoying nice food together. I am also trying to garden in my very dry and sandy backyard. I have made some progress so far with melons!