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Yude Pan

Research Scientist
271 Mast Rd
Durham
New Hampshire
United States
03824

Phone: 603-868-7612
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Current Research

Dr. Pan is currently a senior research scientist with the Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences group of the Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, and Senior Investigator of Harvard Forest, Harvard University. She is a member of the U.S. Government's Carbon Cycle Science Steering Group, member of the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Biodiversity, Forest Management and REDD+, CPF of the United Nations, member of the Editorial Boards of the ESA journals, Ecosphere and Ecological Applications, as well as Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. Her research projects primarily include, but are not limited to,

  • Biological responses of terrestrial ecosystems to multiple environmental stresses with emphasis on understanding complex interactions among biotic and abiotic processes and between ecosystem structural and functional dynamics;
  • Regional and continental terrestrial carbon dynamics, and the magnitude and causes of carbon sinks/sources on the land, analyzing the relative importance of the factors that regulate terrestrial uptake of C including natural disturbances, LULC, climate variability, increasing CO2 concentration, N deposition, and tropospheric ozone.
  • The global forest carbon budget and the role of forests in the global carbon cycle, including assessment of forest carbon management strategies for mitigation, and the UN REDD+ Program.
  • Modeling and forecasting complex effects of land use, climate and air pollution, particularly nitrogen deposition, on the health of forested watersheds and the effects of watershed forests on the micro-scale stream environments and aquatic organisms.

  • Her research is highly interdisciplinary in nature and has integrated intensive field studies with modeling approaches, combining strengths of both process- and statistical-based methods with hierarchic observations and measurements from forest inventories, eddy flux towers and remote sensing to understanding how ecosystems function across multiple scales. She has been involved in a series of collaborative projects for understanding and quantifying the impacts of climate changes on forest ecosystems and watershed health in Northeastern and the Mid-Atlantic regions, and for North America. She has also worked on the global forest C analyses with colleagues from around the world. She has been a PI and Co-PI of several NASA projects and USFS Climate Change Research Grants.

    Education

    • SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University, Ph.D. Plant Ecology 1993
    • Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, M.Sc. Quantitative Plant Ecology 1985
    • Oceanography University of China, B.S. Applied Mathematics 1983

    Professional Experience

    • Associate Faculty, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Earth Environmental Science
      2005 - 2016
    • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
      2007 - 2008
    • Postdoc and Research Associate, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
      1994 - 1997

    Professional Organizations

    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member (2013 - )
    • Global Forest Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management and Redd++, Cpf, United Nations, Member (2012 - 2014)
    • Ecological Society of America, Member (1989 - )
    • Carbon Cycle Scientific Steering Group (CCSSG), United States Carbon Cycle Science Program, Member (2011 - )
    • Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Senior Investigator (2016 - )
    • Colegio De Postgraduados, Mexico, Committee And Advisor For Ph.D Student (2014 - )
    • American Geophysical Union, Member (2000 - )
    • University of Pennsylvania, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Committee And Advisor Of Ph.D. Students (2005 - 2016)

    Awards & Recognition

    • Chief’s Distinguished Science Award, USDA Forest Service, Washinton D.C, 2016
    • Charles Bullard Fellowship, Harvard Forest, Harvard University , 2016
    • Director’s Distinguished Science Award, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2015
    • Awards of Merit for Leading the publication of the US Agricultural Department, USDA, 2011
    • International Forestry Award, USDA Forest Service, 2002

    Featured Publications & Products

    Publications

    Research Highlights

    HighlightTitleYear


    NRS-2016-153
    Decadal Change of Forest Biomass Carbon Stocks and Tree Demography

    Forests in the Delaware River Basin could continue to be a carbon sink in the coming decades at the current middle successional stage, but would ...

    2016


    NRS-2012-16
    Effects of Disturbance, Climate, and Management on U.S. Forest Carbon

    Forest response to fire, insects, harvesting, etc., is responsible for nearly one-half of the U.S. forest carbon sink, offsetting about 12 perce ...

    2012


    NRS-2011-08
    Global Forests Sequester One-third of Annual Fossil Fuel Emissions, Much More Than Previously Thought

    Forested land plays a much larger role in removing carbon from the atmosphere than was previously thought, according to Forest Service scientist ...

    2011


    Last updated on : 07/12/2019