Wu Sun is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Michalak Lab. His research aims to understand patterns and variability in terrestrial photosynthesis through the synergy between observations and process-based models. He is currently using geostatistical approaches to constrain the patterns of photosynthesis in North America.
Before joining Michalak Lab, Wu obtained his B.Sc. in Geology from Nanjing University and Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from UCLA. His research focused on using carbonyl sulfide (COS) to infer ecosystem photosynthesis. His Ph.D. work used chamber observations and reactive transport modeling to understand COS exchange between soils and the atmosphere. His latest work explored applications of COS as a leaf-scale tracer for stomatal conductance. He is transitioning from a frequentist to a Bayesian.