Housen Chu

Research Scientist

Building 084, Room 363

M/S 74R316C

Phone: 510-486-6138

Curriculum Vitae


I am a broadly trained Environmental Scientist studying the underlying processes of plant-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions for natural and managed ecosystems. My main research interest is the response and biophysical regulation of ecosystem-atmosphere momentum, energy, carbon, and water fluxes to climatic variability in contrasting terrestrial ecosystems. The goal of my research is to understand, predict, and increase the resilience of terrestrial ecosystems under the influence of climate change.

Over the years, I worked on FLUXNET and AmeriFlux Management Project and studied ecosystem-level carbon, water, and energy cycling in a wide spectrum of ecosystem types, e.g., subtropical and temperate forests, croplands, wetlands, Great Lake. Despite of the diverse ecosystem types, the focus of my research is always on the linkage between ecosystem characteristics (i.e., physiological, phenological, structural traits) and ecosystem functions and processes (i.e., fluxes).

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