Urban Ecology Research Lab, University of Utah. I earned PhD and MS in Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine and MS (equivalent) in Physics at Moscow State University (Russia).
My research is focused on transpiration of urban trees and turfgrass and understanding physiological and environmental controls on highly variable species- and location-specific tree transpiration. Currently, I work on systematizing, modeling and scaling up urban transpiration in Los Angeles and other regions.
My research contributes to better understanding of plant water relations and urban ecohydrology. It also provides useful information for developing more water-wise urban landscapes.