Xue Feng

Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Water, Climate, and our Changing Ecosystems

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Water controls how plants and microbes use carbon to grow. As climate change shifts the timing and amount of precipitation, the hydrological processes that make water accessible to plants will determine how ecosystems will respond under new environmental and societal pressures. Combining theoretical, computational, and field-based approaches. Dr. Feng investigates the interactions between water and plants in forests, wetlands, and cities, to better understand their responses and feedbacks to the climate.