Bingwen Qiu's research interests focus on remote sensing time series methods for agricultural crops mapping. She has developed semi-automatic/automatic mapping methods for exploring spatiotemporal dynamics of paddy rice, winter wheat and maize in China during the past few decades. Future work will focus on the multi-dimensional characterization of croplands, the quantity, quality, cropping intensity, agricultural structures, crop planting as well as the management activities such as greenhouse and irrigation.
I'm an undergraduate student double majoring in Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. Currently, at Carnegie, I am analyzing the precipitation output from a climate simulation with aerosols conducted in the Community Atmosphere Model 5. My research is focused on Indonesia's precipitation rate response to aerosols emitted locally versus those emitted from 7 other regions, independently (China, India, East Africa, South Africa, European Union, and United States).
Pramukta Kumar is a postdoctoral researcher in the Asner Lab in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institute for Science. Prior to Pramukta recieved a BS degree in Physics with a Minor in Math, as well as a PhD also in Physics from Georgetown University, working in Prof. Jeffrey Urbach's Dynamics Imaging Lab.
James' research focuses on Indonesian forest conservation and ecology. His interests include mapping and monitoring of above ground carbon stocks, animal-landscape interactions, protected area designation and management, and mechanisms for increasing conservation efficacy.
James primarily works in the Leuser Ecosystem; spanning 2.6 million Ha across Aceh and North Sumatra provinces, it is the largest remaining contiguous forest in southeast Asia and the last stronghold for critically endangered Sumatran elephants, orangutans, rhino, and tigers.