Research

Ongoing Projects

  • The development of new forest inventory method through the integration of multi-source near-surface remote sensing data, 2020-2022, PI: Qinghua Guo, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2020.
  • Remote sensing of vegetation and changes in biodiversity, 2018-2022, PI: Qinghua Guo, Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • The development of referencing dataset for ecosystem assessment through the integration of terrestrial and near-surface remote sensing, 2016–2020, PI: Qinghua Guo, National Key R&D Program of China.
  • The extraction of fine forest structure parameters and the analysis of the pattern in their intrinsic variations, 2016–2020, PI: Qinghua Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Previous Projects

  • Grassland resources inventory in core demonstration area of Hulunbuir, China, 2017-2018, PI: Qinghua Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Extracting forest structural parameters and modeling 3D landscape from T-LiDAR, 2015-2018, PI: Qinghua Guo, National Natural Science Foundation of China.
  • The development of automatic, high-resolution, high-throughput 3D plant image analysis system (Plant 3D), 2015-2016, PI: Qinghua Guo, Instrument Developing Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • The development of non-destructive and high-throughput crop 3D phenotyping technology, 2013.08–2017.07, PI: Qinghua Guo, Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • The analysis of feedback effect and sensitivity of climatic change on the carbon cycle of the earth system, 2013–2017, PI: Qinghua Guo, National Key R&D Program of China.
  • Effect of Uncertainty on Species Distributions Under Climate Change, 2012-2016, PI: Qinghua Guo, National Natural Science Foundation of China.
  • 1000 Youth Talents Plan of China, 2012-2016, PI: Qinghua Guo, Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.
  • Using LIDAR and DOQQs to Map Forest Vegetation for Assessing Wildlife Habitat. PI: Qinghua Guo. 2014-2015. USFS.
  • The analysis of feedback effect and sensitivity of climatic change on the carbon cycle of the earth system, 2013–2017, PI: Qinghua Guo, National Program on Key Basic Research Project.
  • Using LIDAR and DOQQs to Map Forest Vegetation for Assessing Wildlife Habitat. PI: Qinghua Guo. 2014-2015. USFS.
  • Forest3D - an open source platform for Lidar applications in forestry. PI, Qinghua Guo 2014-2016. NSF.
  • WSC Category 3: Propogating Climate-Driven Changes in Hydrologic Processes and Ecosystem Functions across Extreme Biophysical and Anthropogenic Gradients. PI Thomas Harmon, co-PI. Qinghua Guo, Yihsu Chen, Andres Aguilar. 2012 - 2015. NSF.
  • Vulnerability of Giant Sequoia to Moisture Stress in a Changing Climate, UCM PI Qinghua Guo, Co-PI, Roger Bales. National Park Service. Sept. 2011 - Jan. 2013.
  • Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management and Monitoring, May 2012 – June 2013, PI of UCM spatial team. Qinghua Guo. USFS/DWR.
  • Assessing vulnerability of tree-line ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada: synthesis of basic inventory data to inform vital signs monitoring. PI, USGS. Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2012.
  • Pwning Asthma Triggers: Health Games as Technologies of Social Engagement, PI Greg Niemeyer, Co-PIs, James Holston, Inez Fung, Qinghua Guo. 2011-2012. CITRIS.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Development and Integration of Spatial Analyses for Search and Rescue Operations in Yosemite National Park, PI Qinghua Guo, Co-PI Paul Doherty. 2010 – 2012, NSF.
  • Sierra Nevada Research Institute Informatics and Data Visualization Center in Yosemite National Park, PI Eric Berlow, Co-PIs: Carolin Frank, Qinghua Guo, Thomas Harmon, Roger Bales. 2010 – 2012, NSF.
  • Can mammals mediate climatically-induced vegetation transitions in alpine ecosystems of the western United States. PI Klinger Robert, Qinghua Guo’s portion. 2010 – 2013. USGS.
  • Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management and Monitoring, 2009 – 2011, PI of UCM spatial team. Qinghua Guo. USFS/DWR.
  • MRI: Development of ASSIST: Affordable System for Solar Irrdiance and Tracking, PI Alberto Cerpa, Co-PIs, Carlos Coimbra, Qinghua Guo. 2009 – 2012. NSF.
  • Acquiring airborne LiDAR data to study hydrologic, geomorphologic, and geochemical processes at three Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs). PI Qinghua Guo, Co-PIs, Roger Bales, Suzanne Anderson, Chris Duffy. 2009 – 2012. NSF.
  • WATERS Network: Observing and Predicting Freshwater Eutrophication-Algal Bloom Dynamics Using Local Hyperspectral Imaging. PI Thomas Harmon, Co-PI, Qinghua Guo. 2009–2012. NSF.
  • Learning from Presence-Only Data, with Application in Cyber Security and Ecology. PI Charles Elkan, Co-PIs, Qinghua Guo, Tina Eliassi-Rad. 2009–2011. The UC Lab Research Program.
  • ModelEco: an Integrated Software for Species Data Analysis and Modeling, 2008 – 2011, PI. Qinghua Guo. NSF.
  • Mapping California Solar Irradiance and its Implications for Power Sector, California Energy Institute. 2008 – 2009. PI Qinghua Guo, Co-PIs, Yishu Chen and Carlso Coimbra. California Energy Insitute.
  • The Solar Irradiance Mapping Initiative (SIMI), 2007–2008, PI Carlso Coimbra, Co-PIs: Qinghua Guo, Jean-Pierre Deplanque. The Center for Information Technology Research (CITRIS).
  • Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management and Monitoring, 2007 – 2008, PI of UCM spatial team. Qinghua Guo. USFS/DWR.
  • Development of Historical Ecological Web Databases. 2007 – 2008, PI. Qinghua Guo. USDA.
  • REU Site: Summer Yosemite Research Training in Environmental Science, 2007-2011. PI. Dayrat, Benoit, Qinghua Guo (senior personnel, mentor), NSF
  • Statistically Downscaling General Circulation Model Products. 2007 – 2008. PI. Qinghua Guo. California Academy of Science.
  • Modelling of a New Invasive Forest Disease: Refining Models Using Remote Sensing Products and Nested Models. 2006 – 2007, PI, Qinghua Guo, Graduate and Research Council (GRC) Faculty Research Grants, University of California at Merced.
  • Faculty Development Awards. 2006–2007, PI, Qinghua Guo, University of California at Merced.
  • Biogeomancer: Enhancing Diversity Science Through Efficient and Effective Georeferencing. 2005 – 2007, PI, Qinghua Guo. The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.
  • Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management and Monitoring. 2005 – 2006, PI, Roger Bales, Co-PIs: Qinghua Guo, and Martha Conklin. USFS/USDA.
  • Integrated Measurement and Modeling of Sierra Nevada Water Budgets. 2006 – 2008, PI, Roger Bales, Co-PIs: Qinghua Guo, Martha Conklin, and Thomas Harmon, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.