Current Lab Members

Moorcroft Lab 2022

Moorcroft Lab, Fall 2022

Left to right: Rhemi Toth, Talia Blatt, Naomi Hegwood, Paul Moorcroft, Liling Chang and Shaoqing Liu

 

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Paul Moorcroft

Principal Investigator
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Ecological dynamics of terrestrial plant communities and ecosystems; biosphere-atmosphere interactions; mechanistic models of animal movement.

Liling Chang

Liling Chang

I am interested in carbon dynamics of forest ecosystems. My research includes 1) assimilating remote sensing data into the Ecosystem Demography (ED) model, and 2) estimating carbon, energy, and water fluxes. Besides forests, I am also interested in studying the dynamics of dryland ecosystems using process-based land surface models. 

Shaoqing Liu

Shaoqing Liu

I have a background of computational earth system science and my research goal aims at understanding how human activity and climate change would affect the terrestrial ecosystem. I specialize in using earth system models, satellite products, in-situ observations and statistical approaches to quantify the interaction between the biosphere and atmosphere.

Rhemi Toth

Rhemi Toth

During my Ph.D., I plan on utilizing my background in GIS and ecology as I explore the impact of global changes, like climate and land use, on species. Specifically, I am interested in applying quantitative and spatial modeling techniques to better understand the effect of global change on animal population dynamics as well as how animals move through and utilize the landscape. By focusing my research in this area, I hope that my work can be used to inform more effective conservation measures.

 

Talia Blatt

Talia Blatt

I am interested in quantifying anthropogenic damage to forest ecosystems, particularly logging and fires. My research involves using both ground and light detection and ranging (Lidar) data for allometric calculations and creating terrain and canopy models for forest sites in the western United States, including the Pacific Northwest and Southwest. I am also interested in fish population dynamics, as part of a project on managing overfishing in Belize.

Valentina Doerre Torres

Valentina Doerre Torres

Naomi Hegwood

Naomi Hegwood

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Erin Ciccone

Lab administrator