Dr. Zhu’s research interests revolve around global change biology, ecological modeling, and environmental data science. He brings together his expertise in ecology, statistics, and computer science to advance the understanding of how plants and soil respond to environmental changes. His research spans a wide range of scales, from local experiments to global analyses. Dr. Zhu has been recognized for his contributions to the field, having received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, been elected as an Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow, and won the New Phytologist Tansley Medal.
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Plant phenology feedback to climate change and impact on public health; Soil microbiomes and plant communities in changing environments; Wildfire disturbance across ecosystems and risk for society
Postdoc, Stanford University (global ecology)
PhD, Duke University (environment)
MS, Duke University (statistical science)
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