Koong is a postdoctoral scholar in the Climate & Ecosystems Division and works for the AmeriFlux Management Project. He leads and conducts collaborative research on water fluxes using AmeriFlux data and plays a key role in the theme for network action on water fluxes (the Year of Water Fluxes) under the supervision of Margaret Torn.
Koong is an ecologist and plant physiologist who studies the impacts of climate change on terrestrial vegetation and their feedbacks on the climate. He uses a wide range of field measurements to address research questions including both traditional (e.g., eddy covariance, leaf gas exchange, sap flux, dendrochronology, etc.) and cutting-edge ground-based remote sensing techniques (e.g., ground-based monitoring of solar-induced fluorescence, terrestrial laser scanning, thermal imaging, etc.).