In the MacBean Lab, we use process-based terrestrial biosphere models, together with field and satellite data analysis, to study the impact of global climate change, rising CO2 and land use/cover change and management on terrestrial ecosystems.

Our approach is two-fold: 1) to develop, test and optimize process-based terrestrial biosphere models within a statistical data assimilation framework; and 2) to use spatiotemporal data analysis to interpret field and satellite observations of ecosystem responses.

Our work spans boreal to tropical forests, temperate to semi-arid grasslands and shrublands, and scales from field site to the globe.

Current research themes in the MacBean Lab