Landscape ecology and Spatial Analysis

Mei Yu is a landscape ecologist with interests in spatial statistics, and modeling applications in terrestrial ecosystems at multiple spatial and temporal scales, species distribution modeling; biodiversity analysis and ecosystem mapping.   One project in the sandy grasslands of Maowusu, China has addressed the role of runoff (including subsurface drainage flow) in decisions related to the type of vegetation management designed to combat desertification by reducing soil erosion.   Students in her lab ….


Selected Bibliography

Yu, M., Gao, Q., Epstein, H., 2009, Ecophysiological characteristics on photosynthesis and stomatal conductance of dominant C3 and C4 species in semi-arid and arid grasslands. South African Journal of Botany: doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2009.04.006

Yu, M., Gao, Q., Epstein, H., Zhang, X., 2008, An ecohydrological analysis for optimal use of redistributed water among vegetation patches in sandy grasslands. Ecological Applications 18(7): 1679-1688