2010-2013: PhD
Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Advisor: Dr. Eric F. Wood

2008-2010: Master of Art
Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Advisor: Dr. Eric F. Wood

2004-2008: Bachelor of Science
Geography, Geoinformatics, Nanjing University
(with honor, GPA rank: 1/156)

Professional Experience:
2021-Present: Blue Waters Associate Professor (NRES, NCSA)
2021-Present: Founding Director, Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (iSEE, ACES)

2021-Present: Affiliated Professor at Computer Science
2016-Present: Affiliated Professor (Informatics, Geography)
2016-2021: Assistant Professor (NRES, NCSA)

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

2015-2016: Quantitative Researcher
The Climate Corporation

2013-2015: Postdoc Scholar
Earth System Science, Stanford University
Supervisor: Dr. David Lobell, Dr. Joe Berry

Selected Academic Awards:

2023, James B. Macelwane Medal, AGU

2023, AGU fellow

2023, University Scholar, University of Illinois System

2023, Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, College of ACES, UIUC

2022, FoodShot Global Groundbreaker Prize, FoodShot Global and Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR)

2022 & 2023 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list

2022, Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) Innovator of the Year Awards

2021, Finalist of Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

2021, Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Finalist

2021, Distinguished Promotion Award,
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

2021, Faculty Fellow of Environmental Sustainability,
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

2021, FFAR Seeding Solutions Award,

2021, Microsoft "AI for Earth" Research Award

2020, High-Performance-Computing (HPC) Innovation Excellence Award, Hyperion Research

2020, CAS Faculty Fellow, Center for Advanced Study,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2019, Faculty Fellowship on Climate Risk, Gies College of Business,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2019, Amazon "Earth on AWS" Award, Amazon

2019, SoAR Foundation's annual selection of scientists to represent the U.S. agricultural research, SoAR Foundation

2019, NSF CAREER Award, NSF

AGU Global Environmental Change Early Career Award, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2017/2019/2023, Excellent Ranking Teacher
, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2016, NASA New Investigator Award, NASA

2016, Blue Waters Professorship, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, UIUC

2012, NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF), NASA

2012, Walbridge Fund Graduate Award, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University

2012, Best Student Paper Award, Phenology 2012 Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2010, CUAHSI Pathfinnder Fellowship, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)

2007, National Undergraduate Scholarship (within 1%), Nanjing University, China

2006, Pan Xueping Scholarship (within 1%), Nanjing University, China

2007, Best Student Paper Award (2nd), 15th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Nanjing, China

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kaiyug AT illinois DOT edu

Mail address:
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Urbana, Illinois 61801

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Kaiyu Guan
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

I am the Founding Director of Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) at UIUC, a Blue Waters Professor in agroecosystem sensing and modeling, and the Chief Scientist of the NASA Acres Consortium representing NASA's flagship efforts in US-focused agriculture and food security. My major affiliation at UIUC is with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES), Department of Computer Sciences (CS), Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), and National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). My research group uses advanced process models, satellite data, fieldwork, and artificial intelligence to address how climate and human practices affect crop productivity, water resource, ecosystem functioning, and environmental sustainability. We have keen interests in applying our knowledge and skills in solving real-life problems, such as large-scale crop monitoring and forecasting, water management and sustainability, and global food security. My name ("Kaiyu" - "开宇") was given by my grandpa, and it carries his sincere hope that I could be an astronaut to help explore and discover the universe.

Mission Statement: We aim to bring domain knowledge (i.e. hydrology, plant physiology, biogeochemistry, agricultural science), satellite data, supercomputing, and machine learning together to revolutionize the agricultural research, such that we can observe every crop field in real-time, monitor crop growth condition, water demands, and nutrient needs, forecast crop yield and risks, and provide farmers our solutions to best manage their fields, across the U.S. Corn Belt and Worldwide. We strive to achieve co-sustainability of environment quality and food security.
Other Links: LinkedIn

For Prospective Students:
I recruit PhDs and Masters students from the following programs@UIUC:
PhDs: NRES, PEEC, Informatics
Masters&PhDs: Computer Science

Recruitment: We are recruiting Research Scientists, Postdocs, & PhD Students on Ecosystem Modeling and Remote Sensing. See details here.
Recent News: (news before 2023 can be found here)
Mar 2024: ASC scientists released long-term data of ground solar-induced fluorescence to improve understanding of canopy-level photosynthesis.
Feb 2024: ASC Announces N2Onet to Track Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agricultural Systems.
Jan 2024: USDA selects our team to study spring dust storms over rural Midwest.
Nov 2023: Excited to join the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list again.
Oct 2023: I am extremely honored to receive the AGU James Macelwane Medal and become an AGU fellow. This is a shared honor to our whole team!
Oct 2023: Our collaborative work with Prof. Lisa Ainsworth demonstrated that solar-induced fluorescence can detect soybean ozone stress, paving a way of a potential scalable use of this signal for phenotyping and crop stress detection.
Sep 2023: Our “System-of-Systems” solution to quantify field-level agricultural carbon outcomes is published in Earth-Science Reviews! We see this is a major breakthrough to enable us to accurately quantify climate-smart agricultural benefits from a field to the whole nation, serving farmers, industry, and policymakers.
Aug 2023: Our recent work in Geodema demonstrates our proposed "doubly balanced sampling" is a much more efficient and robust way to sample and quantify field-level soil organic carbon (SOC).
Jun 2023: It is my great honor to have been awarded as a “University Scholar” of the University of Illinois System - it is among the highest honors of U of I, and I am thrilled and grateful!
May 2023: I put together an opinion piece with Syngenta Chief Soil Scientist Matt Wallenstein at Agri-Pulse on the recent Illinois dust storm as a wake-up call to society and government to take actions to fund sustainable farming.
May 2023: Our new GCB work of quantifying cover crop impacts on soil carbon benefits reveals critical insights on cover crop benefits and how to optimally manage the trade-offs of cover crop and corn/soy yield.
Feb 2023: The global mainstream media in Agtech reported our work from the lab to the real-world impact, featuring the recent FoodShot Global GroundBreaker Prize.
Jan 2023: I am so proud to be a part of this documentary the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) produced about our home state's environmental work, entitled “Sustaining Our Future: A Farm Family Story”. We are proud to be part of this journey to work with the families and individuals to help their bottom line while also advancing agricultural sustainability on our land.
Jan 2023: Our new work in RSE has shown a breakthrough in the accuracy and scalability in using airborne hyperspectral to map out tillage residue and tillage practice at large scale.
Jan 2023: Our new work clarified the correct understanding of what is “soil carbon credit”, and also comprehensively assessed the uncertainty leading to the calculation of soil carbon credits. Exciting finding from our work: the current public soil data in the US (e.g. SSURGO) can be used to quantify soil carbon credit with limited uncertainty.

Short Bio: Before I joined UIUC, I was a post-doctoral scholar working with Prof. David Lobell in the Center on Food Security and the Environment and Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University. My postdoc research was to study climate change impacts and adaptations on crop production and food security in West African and US. Specifically, I used empirical and process-based approaches to model drought and heat stress effects on staple crop production and assess possible adaptation pathways. I also worked with Dr. Joe Berry on using satellite-based photosynthesis measurements (sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence) to quantify crop productivity. I briefly worked in the Climate Corporation to help their nitrogen modeling development between my Stanford and UIUC time.
I got my Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2013, and I worked with Prof. Eric F. Wood in the Land Surface Hydrology Research Group. I also closely worked with Prof. Kelly K. Caylor and Prof. David Medvigy. My Ph.D. research focused on understanding how hydrological variability impacts vegetation dynamics (vegetation phenology, ecosystem productivity, and biome distributions) at the continent scale of tropics using multiple remote sensing datasets and ecosystem/land surface models (e.g. SEIB and VIC). 

Research Interests:
Agroecosystem Modeling, Cross-scale Remote Sensing (ground/airborne/satellite), Model-Data Fusion, Terrestrial Carbon Cycle, Biogeochemistry, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Agroecosystem Forecasting, Artificial Intelligence, Science-to-Policy, Science-to-Practical Solutions.

Peer-Reviewed Publications: (Google Scholar)

Our group's research portfolio includes the following three major categories with six specific areas (see below). Our group develops holistic solutions from sensing and monitoring, to modeling and quantification, for agricultural management practices, crop/feedstock carbon and GHG, and environmental conditions. The unique strength and innovation of our research group is the systematic thinking to integrate sensing (from satellite, airborne and ground sensing) with process models and AI to infer holistic agroecosystem dynamics, from aboveground to belowground conditions, covering the coupled water, carbon, nitrogen and energy cycles.  

Sensing & Monitoring

         Area 1: Satellite technology innovation and applications
         Area 2: Hyperspectral sensing and AI applications in ground and airborne platforms

Modeling & quantification
         Area 3: Carbon, GHG and crop yield quantification
         Area 4: Water resources and irrigation

Advancing theory and mechanisms
         Area 5: Ecosystem-level ecohydrology and physiology
         Area 6: Agricultural sustainability and climate change

All the peer-reviewed publications:
(* indicates corresponding authorship, bold italics underline indicates group members at Guan's group)

Font Awesome Icons [160] Yang, Y., Peng, B.*, Guan, K.*, Pan, M., Franz, T.E., Cosh, M.H. , Bernacchi, C.J. (2024) "Within-field soil moisture variability and temporal stability of agricultural fields in the US Midwest". Vadose Zone Journal.

[159] Zhai, A.J., Shen, Y., Guan, K., Chen, E., Wang, G., Wang, X., Wang, S., Wang S. (2024) "Physical Property Understanding from Language-Embedded Feature Fields". CVPR 2024.

[158] Wu, G., Guan, K.*, Kimm, H., Miao, G., Yang, X., Jiang, C. (2024) "Ground far-red sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and vegetation indices in the US Midwestern agroecosystems". Scientific Data. 11(1), 228.

[157] Novick, K.A.*, Ficklin, D.L., Grossiord, C., Konings, A.G., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Sadok, W., Trugman, A.T., Williams, A.P., Wright, A.J., Abatzoglou, J.T., Dannenberg, M.P., Gentine, P., Guan, K. , Johnston, M.R., Lowman, L.E.L., Moore, D.J.P, McDowell, N.G. (2024) "The impacts of rising vapour pressure deficit in natural and managed ecosystems". Plant, Cell & Environment.

[156] Yu, Z.*, Hu, Y., Gentry, L.E., Yang, W.H., Margenot, A.J., Guan, K.,, Mitchell, C.A., Hu, M. (2023) "Linking water age, nitrate export regime, and nitrate isotope biogeochemistry in a tile-drained agricultural field". Water Resources Research. 59(12).

[155] Liu, L., Zhou, W., Guan, K.*, Peng, B., Xu, S., Tang, J., Zhu, Q., Till, J., Jia, X., Jiang, C., Wang, S., Qin, Z., Kong, H., Grant, R., Mezbahuddin, S., Kumar, V., and Jin, Z.* (2023) "Knowledge-based artificial intelligence significantly improved agroecosystem carbon cycle quantification". Nature Communications. 15(1), 357.

[154] Zhou, J., Yang, Q., Liu, L., Kang, Y., Jia, X., Chen, M., Ghosh, R., Xu, S., Jiang, C., Guan, K. , Kumar, V., Jin, Z.* (2023) "A deep transfer learning framework for mapping high spatiotemporal resolution LAI". ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 206, 30-48.

[153] Jiang, C.*, Guan, K.*, Huang, Y., Jong, M. (2023) "A vehicle imaging approach to acquire ground truth data for upscaling to satelite data: A case study for estimationg harvesting dates". Remote Sensing of Environment. 300, 113894.

[152] Yang, Q., Liu, L., Zhou, J., Ghosh, R.,Peng, B., Guan, K., , Tang, J., Zhou, W., Kumar, V., Jin, Z.* (2023) "A flexible and efficient knowledge-guided machine learning data assimilation (KGML-DA) framework for agroecosystem prediction in the US Midwest". Remote Sensing of Environment. 299, 113880.

[151] Cheng, T., Ma, W., Guan, K.*, Torralba, A., Wang, S. (2023) "Structure from Duplicates: Neural Inverse Graphics from a Single Image". NeurlPS 2023.

[150] Wu, G., Guan, K.*, Ainsworth, E.A.*, Martin, D.G., Kimm, H., Yang, X. (2023) "Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence captures the effects of elevated ozone on canopy structure and acceleration of senescence in soybean". Journal of Experimental Botany.

[149] Ye, L., Guan, K.*, Qin, Z., Wang, S., Zhou, W., Peng, B., Grant, R., Tang, J., Hu, T., Jin, Z., Schaefer, D. (2023) "Improved quantification of cover crop biomass and ecosystem services through remote sensing-based model-data fusion". Environmental Research Letters.

[148] Gomez-Casanovas, N., Mwebaze, P., Khanna, M., Branham, B., Time, A., DeLucia, E. H., Bernacchi, C. J., Knapp, A. K., Hoque, M. J., Du, X., Blanc-Betes, E., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Peng, B., Guan, K., , Macknick, J., Miao, R., Miljkovic, N. (2023) "Knowns, uncertainties, and challenges in agrivoltaics to sustainably intensify energy and food production". Cell Reports Physical Science. 101518.

[147] Potash, E.*, Guan, K., Margenot, A. J., Lee, D., Boe, A., Douglass, M., Heaton, E., Jang, C., Jin, V., Li, N., Mitchell, R., Namoi, N., Schmer, M., Wang, S., Zumpf, C.(2023) "Multi-site evaluation of stratified and balanced sampling of soil organic carbon stocks in agricultural fields". Geoderma. 438, 116587.

[146] Guan, K.*, Jin, Z.*, Peng, B.*, Tang, J.*, DeLucia, E.H., West, P., Jiang, C., Wang, S., Kim, T., Zhou, W., Griffis, T., Liu, L., Yang, W.H., Qin, Z., Yang, Q., Margenot, A., Stuchiner, E.R., Kumar, V., Bernacchi, C., Coppess, J., Novick, K.A., Gerber, J., Jahn, M., Khanna, M., Lee, D., Chen, Z., Yang, S. (2023) "A scalable framework for quantifying field-level agricultural carbon outcomes". Earth-Science Reviews. 104462.

[145] Wu, G.*, Guan, K.*, Jiang, C., Kimm, H., Miao, G., Yang, X., Bernacchi, C.J., Sun, X., Suyker, A.E., Moore, C.E. (2023) "Can upscaling ground nadir SIF to eddy covariance footprint improve the relationship between SIF and GPP in croplands?". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 338, 109532.

[144] Wang, D., Yan, Y., Qiu, R., Zhu, Y., Guan, K., Margenot, A.J., Tong, H. (2023) "Networked Time Series Imputation via Position-aware Graph Enhanced Variational Autoencoders". KDD.

[143] Zhang, J.*, Guan, K.*, Fu, R., Peng, B., Zhao, S., Zhuang, Y. (2023) "Evaluating seasonal climate forecasts from dynamical models over South America". Journal of Hydrometeorology. 24(4), 801-814.

[142] Lee, Y., Khanna, M., Chen, L., Shi, R., Guest, J., Blanc-Betes, E., Jiang, C., Guan, K., Hudiburg, T., Delucia, E. (2023) "Quantifying uncertainties in greenhouse gas savings and mitigation costs with cellulosic biofuels". European Review of Agricultural Economics. jbad036.

[141] Zhang, J.*, Guan, K.*, Zhou, W., Jiang, C., Peng, B., Pan, M., Grant, R.F., Franz, T.E., Suyker, A., Yang, Y., Chen, X., Lin, K., Ma, Z. (2023) "Combining remotely sensed evapotranspiration and an agroecosystem model to estimate center-pivot irrigation water use at high spatio-temporal resolution". Water Resources Research. 59(3), e2022WR032967.

[140] Kimball, B.A. et al. (including Guan, K., Zhou, W., Peng, B.) (2023) "Prediction of Evapotranspiration and Yield of Maize An Inter-comparison among 41 Maize Models". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 333, 109396.

[139] Liu, K., Harrison, M.* et al. (including Guan, K.) (2023) "Silver lining to a climate crisis in multiple prospects for alleviating crop waterlogging under future climates". Nature Communications.

[138] Qin, Z.*, Guan, K.*, Zhou, W., Peng, B., Tang, J., Jin, Z., Grant, R., Hu, T., Villamil, M.B., DeLucia, E., Margenot, A., Umakant, M., Chen, Z., and Coppess, J. (2023) "Assessing long-term impacts of cover crops on soil organic carbon in the central U.S. Midwestern agroecosystems". Global Change Biology. 29(9), 2572-2590.

[137] Ma, Z., Guan, K.*, Peng, B.*, Sivapalan, M., Li, L., Pan, M., Zhou, W., Warner, R., and Zhang, J. (2023) "Agricultural nitrate export patterns shaped by crop rotation and tile drainage".Water Research 229, 119468.
[136] Wang, S.*, Guan, K.*, Zhang, C., Zhou, Q., Wang, S., Wu, X., Jiang, C., Peng, B., Mei, W., Li, K., Li, Z., Yang, Y., Zhou, W. and Ma, Z. (2022) "Cross-scale sensing of field-level crop residue fraction and tillage intensity: integrating field photos, airborne hyperspectral imaging, and satellite data". Remote Sensing of Environment, 285, 113366.

[135] Wang, S.*, Guan, K.*, Zhang, C., Jiang, C., Zhou, Q., Li, K., Qin, Z., Ainsworth, E.A., Margenot, A., and Herzberger, L. (2023) "Airborne hyperspectral imaging of cover crops through radiative transfer process-guided machine learning". Remote Sensing of Environment, 285, 113386.

[134] Zhou, Q., Wang, S., Liu, N., Townsend, P., Jiang, C., Peng, B., Verhoef, W. and Guan, K.* (2023) "Operational atmospheric correction of airborne hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy: algorithm evaluation, key parameter analysis, and machine learning emulators". ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 196, 386-401.

[133] Burroughs, C.H., Montes, C.M., Moller, C.A., Mitchell, N.G., Michael, A.M., Peng, B., Kimm, H., Pederson, T.L., Lipka, A.E., Bernacchi, C.J., Guan, K., Ainsworth, E.A. (2022). "Reductions in Leaf Area Index, Pod Production, Seed Size and Harvest Index Drive Yield Loss to High Temperatures in Soybean". Journal of Experimental Botany, p.erac503.

[132] Deines, J. M., Guan, K., Lopez, B., Zhou, Q., White, C. S., Wang, S., and Lobell, D. B. (2022) "Recent cover crop adoption is associated with small maize and soybean yield losses in the United States". Global Change Biology, 29, 794–807.

[131] Zhou, Q., Guan, K.*, Wang, S.*, Jiang, C., Huang, Y., Peng, B., Chen, Z., Wang, S., Hipple, J., Schaefer, D., Qin, Z., Stroebel, S., Coppess, J., Khanna, M., and Cai, Y. (2022) "Recent rapid increase of cover crop adoption across the US Midwest detected by fusing multi-source satellite data". Geophysical Research Letters, p.e2022GL100249.

[130] Gustafson, D., Asseng, S., Fraisse, C., Guan, K., Hoogenboom, G., Kruger, C., Kruse, J., Matlock, M., Melnick, R., Parajuli, R., Rajagopalan, K. and et al. (2022) "In pursuit of more fruitful food systems". The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 27(12), 1267-1269.

[129] Wu, J., He, R.J., Elizabeth
, A.A., Wang, S., and Guan, K. (2022) "Distribution-Informed Neural Networks for Domain Adaptation Regression". NeurIPS 2022.

[128] Zhao, C., Stöckle, C.O., Karimi, T., Nelson, R.L., Evert, F.V.K., Pronk, A.A., Riddle, A.A., Marshall, E., Raymundo, R., Li, Y., Guan, K., Gustafson, D., Hoogenboom, G., and Asseng, S. (2022) "Potential benefits of climate change for potatoes in the United States". Environmental Research Letters, 17, 104034.

[127] Yang, Y., Liu, L., Zhou, W., Guan, K., Tang, J., Kim, T., Grant, R.F., Peng, B., Zhu, P., Li, Z., Griffis, T.J. and Jin, Z*. (2022) "Distinct driving mechanisms of non-growing season N2O emissions call for spatial-specific mitigation strategies in the US Midwest". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 324, p.109108.

[126] Jong, M., Guan, K.*, Wang, S., Huang, Y., and Peng, B. (2022) "Improving field boundary delineation in ResUnets via adversarial deep learning". International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 112, 102877.

[125] Wu, G.*, Guan, K.*, Jiang, C., Kimm, H., Miao, G., Bernacchi, K., Moore, C.E., Ainsworth, E.A., Yang, X., Berry, J.A., Frankenberg, C.,
and Min, C. (2022). "Attributing differences of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF)-gross primary production (GPP) relationships between two C4 crops: corn and miscanthus". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 323, 109046.

[124] Khanna, M., Atallah, S.S., et al. (including Guan, K.)
(2022). "Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Agriculture in the US: Opportunities and Challenges". Agricultural Economics, 53(6), 924–937.

[123] Zhou, W., Guan K.*, Peng, B., Margenot, A., Lee, D.K., Tang, J., Jin, Z., Grant, R., DeLucia, E., Qin, Z., Wander, M.M., and Sheng, W. (2023). "How does uncertainty of soil organic carbon stock affect the calculation of carbon budgets and soil carbon credits for croplands in the U.S. Midwest?". Geoderma, 429, 116254.

[122] Wu, G., Jiang, C.*, Kimm, H., Wang, S., Bernacchi, K., Moore, C.E., Suyker, A., Yang, X., Magney, T., Frankenberg, C., Ryu, Y., Dechant, B.,
and Guan, K.* (2022). "Difference in seasonal peak timing of soybean SIF and GPP explained by canopy structure and chlorophyll content". Remote Sensing of Environment, 279, 113104.

[121] Li, Z.*, Guan, K.*, Zhou, W., Peng, B., Jin, Z., Tang, J.,  Grant, R.F., Nafziger, E.D., Margenot, A.J., Gentry, L.E., DeLucia, E.H., Yang, W.H., Cai, Y., Qin, Z., Archontoulis, S.,
Fernández, F.G., Yu, Z., Lee, D.K., and Yang, Y. (2022). "Assessing the impacts of pre-growing-season weather conditions on soil nitrogen dynamics and corn productivity in the US Midwest". Field Crops Research, 284, 108563.

[120] Becker-Reshef, I. et al. 
(including Guan, K.) (2022). "The NASA Harvest Program on Agriculture and Food Security. In: Vadrevu, K.P., Le Toan, T., Ray, S.S., Justice, C. (eds.) Remote Sensing of Agriculture and Land Cover/Land Use Changes in South and Southeast Asian Countries". Springer, Cham, pp. 53–80.  

Liu, L., Xu, S., Tang, J., Guan, K., Griffis, J.T., Erickson, M.D., Frie, A.L., Jia, X., Kim, T., Miller, L.T., Peng, B., Wu, S., Yang, Y., Zhou, W., Kumar, V., and Jin, Z. (2022) "KGML-ag: a modeling framework of knowledge-guided machine learning to simulate agroecosystems: a case study of estimating N2O emission using data from mesocosm experiments". Geoscientific Model Development 15(7), 2839-2858.

[118] Novick, K.A.*, Metzger, S., Anderegg, W.R., Barnes, M., Cala, D.S., Guan, K., Hemes, K.S., Hollinger, D.Y., Kumar, J., Litvak, M., Lombardozzi, D., Normile, C.P., Oikawa, P., Runkle, B.R., Torn, M. and Wiesner, S. (2022) "Informing Nature-based Climate Solutions for the U.S. with the best-available science".
Global Change Biology, 28, 3778–3794.

[117] Li, R.*, Lombardozzi, D., Shi, M., Frankenberg, C., Parazoo, N.C., Köhler, P., Yi, K., Guan, K. and Yang, X.* (2022). "Representation of leaf-to-canopy radiative transfer processes improves simulation of far-red solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence in the Community Land Model version 5". Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, p.e2021MS002747.

[116] Potash, R.*, Guan, K.*, Margenot, A., Lee, D., Delucia, E., Wang, S., and Jang, C. (2022) "How to estimate soil organic carbon stocks of agricultural fields? Perspectives using ex ante evaluation". Geodema, 411, 115693.

[115] Vardon, D. R., Sherbacow, B. J., Guan, K., Heyne, J. S., and Abdullah, Z. (2022) "Realizing "Net-Zero-Carbon" sustainable aviation fuel". Joule, 6, 16–21.
[114] Wang, S.*, Guan, K.*, Zhang, C., Lee, D., Margenot, A, J., Ge, Y., Peng, J., Zhou, W., Zhou, Q., and Huang, Y. (2022) "Using soil library hyperspectral reflectance and machine learning to predict soil organic carbon: Assessing potential of airborne and spaceborne optical soil sensing". Remote Sensing of Environment
, 271, p.112914.

[113] Xu, R., Li, Y., Guan, K., Zhao, L., Peng, B., Miao, C., and Fu, B. (2021). "Divergent responses of maize yield to precipitation in the United States". Environmental Research Letters, 17, 014016.

[112] Peng, B.*, Guan, K.
(2021) "Harmonizing climate-smart and sustainable agriculture". Nature Food, 2, 853–854.

[111] Wang, S.*, Guan, K.*, Wang, Z., Ainsworth, E. A., Zheng, T., Townsend, P. A., Liu, N., Nafziger, E., MIchael, M. D., Li, K., Wu G., and Jiang, C. (2021) "Airborne hyperspectral imaging of nitrogen deficiency on crop traits and yield of maize by machine learning and radiative transfer modeling". International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 105, 102617.

[110] Kimm, H.*, Guan, K.*, Jiang, C., Miao, G., Wu, G., Suyker, A. E., Ainsworth, E. A., Bernacchi, C. J., Montes, C. M., Berry, J. A., Yang, X., Frankenberg, C., Chen, M., and
Köhler, P. (2021) "A physiological signal derived from sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence quantifies crop physiological response to environmental stresses in the U.S. Corn Belt". Environmental Research Letters, 16, 124051.

[109] Dechant, B., Ryu, Y., Badgley, G., Köhler, P., Rascher, U., Migliavacca, M., Zhang, Y., Tagliabue, G., Guan, K., Rossini, M., Goulas, Y., Frankenberg, C., and Berry, J. A. (2021) "NIRvP: a robust structural proxy for sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthesis across scales". Remote Sensing of Environment, 268, 112763.

[108] Rastogi, B., Miller, J., Trudeau, M., Andrews, A., Hu, L., Mountain, M., Nehrkorn, T., Mund, J., Guan, K., and Alden, C. (2021) "Evaluating consistency between total column CO2 retrievals from OCO-2 and the in-situ network over North America: Implications for carbon flux estimation". Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21, 14385–14401.

[107] Li, K., Guan, K.*, Jiang, C.*, Wang, S., Peng, B., and Cai, Y. (2021) "Evaluation of four new land surface temperature (LST) products in the U.S. Corn Belt: ECOSTRESS, GOES-R, Landsat, and Sentinel-3". IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 14, 9931–9945.

[106] Kumagai, E., Burroughs, C., Pederson, T., Montes, C., Peng, B., Kimm, H., Guan, K., Ainsworth, E., and Bernacchi,. C. (2021) "Predicting biochemical acclimation of leaf photosynthesis in soybean under in-field canopy warming using hyperspectral reflectance". Plant, Cell & Environment, 45, 80–94.

[105] Zhang, J.*, Guan, K.*, Peng, B., Pan, M., Zhou, W., Grant, R.F., Franz, T.E., Rudnick, D.R., Heeren, D.M., Suyker, A., Yang, Y. and Wu, G. (2021) "Assessing different plant-centric water stress metrics for irrigation efficacy using soil-plant-atmosphere-continuum simulation". Water Resources Research, 57, e2021WR030211.

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[100] Kim, T., Jin, Z., Smith, T., Yang, Y., Yang, Y., Liu, L., Phillips, K., Guan, K., Hunter, L., and Zhou., W. (2021) "Quantifying nitrogen loss hotspots and mitigation potential for individual fields in the US Corn Belt with a metamodeling approach". Environmental Research Letters, 16, 075008.

[99] Zhou, W.*, Guan, K.*, Peng, B.*, Tang, J., Jin, Z., Jiang, C., Grant R., and Mezbahuddin S. (2021)  "Quantifying carbon budget, crop yields and their responses to environmental variability using the ecosys model for U.S. Midwestern agroecosystems". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 307, 108521.

Khanna, M., Chen, L. et al (including Guan, K., Jiang, C.) (2021) "Redefining Marginal Lands for Bioenergy Crop Production". GCB Bioenergy, 13(10), 1590-1609.
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Gustafson, D., Asseng, S. Kruse, J., Thoma, G., Guan, K. et al. (2021)  "Supply chains for processed potato and tomato products in the United States will have enhanced resilience with planting adaptation strategies". Nature Food, 2(11), 862–872.

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[95] Xu, T., Guan, K., Peng, B. and Zhao, L., (2021) "Machine Learning-based Modeling of Spatio-temporally Varying Responses of Rainfed Corn Yield to Climate, Soil and Management in the U.S. Corn Belt". Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence.

[94] Kimm, H.*, Guan, K.*, Burroughs, C., Peng, B., Ainsworth, E., Bernacchi, C., Moore, C., Kumagai, E., Yang, X., Berry, J. and Wu, G., (2021) "Quantifying high-temperature stress on soybean canopy photosynthesis: the unique role of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence". Global Change Biology, 27(11), 2403-2415.

Zhang, J.*, Guan, K.* (Equal Contribution), Peng, B., Jiang, C., Zhou, W., Yang, Y., Pan, M., Franz, T.E., Heeren, D.M., Rudnick, D.R. and Abimbola, O., Kimm, H., Caylor, K., Good, P, S., Khanna, M., Gates, J. and Cai, Y., (2021) "Challenges and opportunities in precision irrigation decision-support systems for center pivots". Environmental Research Letters, 16(5), 053003.
Media: NSF, FutureFarming

[92] Hao, D., Asrar, R. G., Zeng, Y., Yang, X., Li, X., Xiao, J., Guan, K., Wen, J., Xiao, Q., Berry A., J., and Chen, M., (2021) "Potential of hotspot solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence for better tracking terrestrial photosynthesis". Global Change Biology, 27(10), 2144-2158.

[91] Kong, J., Ryu, Y., Huang, Y., Dechant, B., Houborg, R., Guan, K., and Zhu, X. (2021). "Evaluation of four image fusion NDVI products against in-situ spectral-measurements over a heterogeneous rice paddy landscape". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 297, 108255.

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[88] Xia, Y.Guan, K., Copenhaver, K., and Wander, M. (2020) " Estimating cover crop biomass and N credits using Sentinel-2 satellite imagery and site-based covariates". Agronomy Journal, 113(2), 1084-1101.

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[86] Wu, G.*Guan, K.*, Li, Y., Novick, K., Feng, X., McDowell, N., Konings, A., Thompson, S., Kimball, J., De Kauwe, M., Ainsworth, E.A., and Jiang, C. (2020) "Interannual variability of ecosystem iso/anisohydry is regulated by environmental dryness". New Phytologist, 229(5), 2562-2575.

[85] Luo, Y.Guan, K.*, Peng, J., Wang, S., and Huang, Y. (2020) "Stair 2.0: A Generic and Automatic Algorithm to Fuse Modis, Landsat, and Sentinel-2 to Generate 10m, Daily, and Cloud-/Gap-Free Surface Reflectance Product". Remote Sensing, 12(19), 3209.

[84] Wang, S.*Guan, K.*, Zhou, W., Ainsworth, E.A., Zheng, T., Townsend, P.A., Li, K., Moller, C., Wu, G., and Jiang, C. (2020) "Unique contributions of chlorophyll and nitrogen to predict crop photosynthetic capacity from leaf spectroscopy". Journal of Experimental Botany, 72(2), 341-354.

 Zhou, W.*, Guan, K.*, Peng, B., Shi, J., Jiang, C., Wardlow, B., Pan, M., Kimball, J.S.,Franz,  T.E.,  Gentine,  P.,  He,  M., and  Zhang,  J., (2020) "Connections between the hydrological cycle and crop yield in the rainfed U.S. Corn Belt". Journal of Hydrology, 590, 125398.

[82] Paul, R. F., Cai, Y., Peng, B., Yang, W. H., Guan, K., & DeLucia, E. H., (2020) "Spatiotemporal Derivation of Intermittent Ponding in a Maize-Soybean Landscape from Planet Labs CubeSat Images". Remote Sensing, 12(12), 1942.

[81] Franz,E.T., Pokal,S., Gibson,P.J., Zhou,Y., Gholizadeh,H., TenorioA.F., Rudnick,D.,Heeren,D., McCabe,M., Ziliani,M., Jin,Z., Guan,K., Pan,M, Gates,J., and Wardlow,B., (2020) "The role of topography, soil, and remotely sensed vegetation condition towards predicting crop yield". Field Crops Research, 252, 107788.

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[74] Jiang,C.*, Guan,K.*, Pan,M., Ryu,Y., Peng,B., and Wang,S. (2020) "BESS-STAIR: a framework to estimate daily, 30-meter, and allweather crop evapotranspiration using multi-source satellite data for the U.S. Corn Belt". Hydrology and Earth System Science, 24, 1251-1273.

[73] Kimm,H.*, Guan,K.*, Gentine,P., Wu,J., Lin,C., Bernacchi,C.J., and Sulman,B.N. (2020) "Redefining droughts for the U.S. Corn Belt: The dominant role of atmospheric vapor pressure deficit over soil moisture in regulating stomatal behavior of Maize and Soybean". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 287, 107930.

[72] Benes,B., Guan,K., Lang,M., Long,S., Lynch,J., Marshall-Colon,A., Peng,B., Schnable,J., Sweetlove,L. and Turk,M. (2020) "Multiscale computational models can guide experimentation and targeted measurements for crop improvement". The Plant Journal, 103(1), 21-31.

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[70] Miao,G.*, Guan,K.*, Suyker,A.E., Yang,X., Arkebauer,T.J., Walter-Shea,E.A., Kimm,H., Hmimina,G.Y., Gamon,J.A., Franz,T.E., Frankenberg,C., Berry,J.A., and Wu,G. (2020) "Varying contributions of drivers to the relationship between canopy photosynthesis and far-red sun-induced fluorescence for two maize sites at different temporal scales". Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005051.

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[68] Kimm,H.*, Guan,K.*, Jiang,C., Peng,B., Gentry,L.F., Wilkin,S.C., Wang,S., Cai,Y., Bernacchi,C.J., Peng,J., and Luo,Y. (2020) "Deriving high-spatiotemporal-resolution leaf area index for agroecosystems in the U.S. Corn Belt using Planet Labs CubeSat and STAIR fusion data". Remote Sensing of Environment, 239, 111615.
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Cai,Y., Guan,K.*, Nafziger,E., Chowdhary,G., Peng,B., Jin,Z., Wang,SW, and Wang,Sibo (2019) "Detecting In-Season Crop Nitrogen Stress of Corn for Field Trials Using UAV- and CubeSat-Based Multispectral Sensing". IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 12(12), 5153-5166.
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Xu,X., Medvigy,D., Trugman,A., Guan,K., Good,S.P., and Rodriguez-Iturbe,I. (2018) "Tree cover shows strong sensitivity to precipitation variability across global tropics". Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27, 450- 460.

Peng,B.*, Guan,K.*, Chen,M., Lawrence,D.M., Pokhrel,Y., Suyker,A., ... Lu,Y. (2018) "Improving Maize Growth Processes in the Community Land Model: Implementation and Evaluation". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 250-251, 64-89.
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Guan,K.*, Wu,J., Kimball,J., Anderson,M., Li,B., and Lobell,D.B. (2017) "The shared and unique values of optical, fluorescence, thermal and microwave satellite data for estimating large-scale crop yields". Remote Sensing of Environment., 199, 333-349.
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[13] Guan,K.*, Pan,M., Li,H., Wolf,A., Wu,J., Medvigy,D., Caylor,K.K., Sheffield,J., Wood,E.F., Malhi,Y., Liang,M., Kimball,J. S., Saleska,S., Berry,J., Joiner,J., and Lyapustin,A.I. (2015) "Photosynthetic seasonality of global tropical forests constrained by hydroclimate", Nature Geoscience, 8, pages284-289.
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Guan,K.*, Kouressy,M., Biasutti,M., Piani,C., Hammer,G.L., Mclean,G., and Lobell,D.B. (2014) "Robust features of future climate change impacts on sorghum yields in West Africa". Environmental Research Letters, 9(10).
Media:  Climate change could cut West African sorghum yields by a fifth.

[11] Guan,K.*, Caylor,K.K., Good,S.P., Biasutti,M., Medvigy,D., Pan,M., Wood,E.F. and SATO,H. (2014) "Continental-scale impacts of intra-seasonal rainfall variability on simulated ecosystem responses in Africa". Biogeosciences, 11, 6939-6954.

[10] Reid,M.C, Guan,K., Wagner,F., and Mauzerall,D.L. (2014) "Global Methane Emission from Pit Latrines". Environmental Science and Technology, 48,8727-8734.

Media: Pit latrines: another source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Guan,K.*, Wood,E.F., Caylor,K.K., Medvigy,D., Sheffield,J., Pan,M., Kimball,J., Xu,X and Jones,M.O. (2014) "Terrestrial hydrological control on vegetation phenology of African savannas and woodlands". Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 119(8), 8727-8734.

[8] Good,S.P., Soderberg,K., Guan,K., King,E.G., Scanlon,T., and Caylor,K.K. (2014) "δ2H Isotopic flux partitioning of evapotranspiration over a grass field following a water pulse and subsequent dry down". Water Resources Research, 50(2), 1410-1432.

[7] Sheffield,J., Wood,E.F., Chaney,N., Guan,K., Safri,S., Yuan,X., Olang,L., Amani,A., Ali,A., and Demuth,S. (2014) "A drought monitoring and forecarsting system for Sub-Sahara African water resources and food security". Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95(6), 2014.
Media: UNESCO. African drought monitor;

[6] Yuan,X., Wood,E.F., Chaney,N.W., Sheffield,J., Kam,J., Liang,M., and Guan,K. (2014) "Probalistic Seasonal Forecasting of African Drought by Dynamical Models". Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1706-1720.

[5] Guan,K.*, Medvigy,D., Wood,E.F. , Caylor,K.K. ,Li,S. and Jeong,S.J. (2014) "Deriving vegetation phenological time and trajectory information over Africa using SEVIRI daily LAI". IEEE transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(2),1113-1130.

[4] Guan,K.*, Wolf,A., Wood,E.F., Medvigy,D., Caylor,K.K. and Pan,M. (2013) "Seasonal coupling of canopy function and structure in African tropical forests and its environmental controls". Ecosphere, 4(3), art35.

[3] Guan,K.*, Wood,E.F. and Caylor,K.K. (2012) "Multi-sensor derivation of regional vegetation fractional cover in Africa". Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 653-665.

[2] Guan,K., Thompson,S.E.*, Harman,C.J., Basu,N.B., Rao,S.P., Sivapalan,M., Kalita,P.K. and Packman,A.I. (2011) "Spatio-temporal scaling of hydrological and agro-chemical export dynamics in a tile-drained Midwestern watershed". Water Resource Research, 47, W00J02.
Media: "Agricultural chemical export dynamics in a watershed". EOS, 92(25), 21 June 2011.

[1] Li,X., Zhao,S., Ke,C. and Guan,K. (2007) "The Study of Methods of Quantitative Evaluation on Remotely Sensed Image Fusion (in Chinese)". Remote Sensing Technology and Application, 22(3).

Other Publications:
[8] Jing, B., Zhang, S., Zhu, Y., Peng, B., Guan, K., Margenot, A. and Tong, H., 2022. "Retrieval Based Time Series Forecasting". arXiv preprint arXiv:2209.13525.

Gustafson. D., et al. (including Guan,K.) (2020) "Integrated Approach to Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Processed Potato and Tomato".

[6] Xu,K., Guan,K.*, Peng,J, Luo,Y., and Wang,S.(2019) "DeepMask: an algorithm for cloud and cloud shadow detection in optical satellite remote sensing images using deep residual network". Research Square.

[5] Edwards,A, et al. (including
Guan,K. and Li,Y.) (2018) "Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Productivity and Consumption are Needed to Achieve Global Nutrition Security". Position Paper resulting from a workshop organized by the Aspen Global Change Institute and hosted at the Keystone Policy Center, July 30-August 3, 2018.  

[4] Gamon,J., Hmimina,G.,
Miao,G., Guan,K. et al.(2018) "Imaging Spectrometry and Fluorometry in Support of Flex: What Can We Learn from Multi-Scale Experiments?". IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.

Guan,K., Hien,N.T., Zhan,L., and Rao,L.N.(2018) "Measuring rice yield from space: the case of Thai Binh Province, Viet Nam". ADB Economics Working Paper Series.

Guan,K. (2013) "PhD dissertation: Hydrological variability on vegetation seasonality, productivity and composition in tropical ecosystems of Africa". Princeton University.

[1] Soderberg,K., Good,S.P., Guan,K. and King,E.G. (2011) "Ecohydrology: also know as growing grass". Mpala Memos, April 2011 issue, Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation, Laikipia, Kenya.     

Professional Memberships:
American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2009-present)
European Geophysical Union (EGU) (2014-present)
American Meteorological Society (AMS) (2012-present)
Ecological Society of America (ESA) (2015-present)

Academic Services:
Manuscript reviewer: Science; Proceedings of National Academy of Science; Nature Geoscience; Global Change Biology; Remote Sensing of Environment; Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences; Global Ecology and Biogeography; Journal of Biogeography; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology; Biogeoscience; Water Resources Research; Journal of Hydrology; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences; New Phytologist; PLOS one; Journal of Arid Environments; Land; Journal of Hydrometeorology; International Journal of Biometeorology; Advances in Space Research; Geoinformatics & Geostatistics; Remote Sensing; IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters; Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing; Environmental Research Letters; International Journal of Climatology; Global Biochemcial Cycles.

Proposal reviewer:

Editor: [1] Guest editor for Special Issue: "Climate extremes and biogeochemical cycles in the terrestrial biosphere: impacts and feedbacks across scale" in Biogeosciences.
[2] Guest editor for Special Issue: "Ecophysiological Remote Sensing" in Remote Sensing.
[3] Guest editor for Special Issue: "Advances in remote sensing and modeling towards sustainable agriculture in a changing climate" in Frontiers in Big Data.
[4] Selected special editor for
Proceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS).

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