Associate Research Scientist
Dr. Ensheng Weng is trained as an ecologist, specialized at vegetation modeling. He is also broadly interested in ecosystem ecology, paleo-climate and vegetation, and Earth system sciences. Ensheng’s research is focused on modeling vegetation dynamics and distribution at regional and global scales based on plant traits-mediated plant competition and community assemblage. Specifically, I use mathematical and simulation modeling approaches to explore the underlying demographic and physiological processes that shape vegetation structure and dynamics in different environmental conditions. I also use data assimilation approaches to improve model parameterization and analyze model structure and uncertainty.