Undergraduate and Masters students

If you are an undergraduate or MS student at Ohio State interested in gaining research experience on plant-water interaction in the earth system, please email me at We can talk about several project options and identify one that interests you.

Prospective Ph.D. students

If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in our group, please email me your CV and explain your research interest before applying to the program. The application deadline is in December. Students with a strong quantitative background are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in one or more of the following is preferred: hydrological/ecological modeling, statistics or machine learning of large datasets, and cluster-based computing. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on one of the following research directions, with flexibility based on mutual interest:

  • Regulation of plant hydraulics on land-atmosphere interaction;
  • Hydroclimatic controls on forest resilience and drought-induced mortality;
  • Impact of vegetation dynamics on hydrological processes and water resources;
  • Vegetation change in the boreal-arctic region under warming and its global impact.

Before or during their tenure at Ohio State, students are encouraged to apply for university and national fellowships.