Global Forest Dynamics Lab
Dr. Karun Pandit is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Daniel Johnson in the Global Forest Dynamics Lab. His primary area of interest is in understanding the impact of disturbances on vegetation dynamics using empirical, geospatial and process-based modeling. He is currently investigating shift in forest species composition and age-size structure for various natural and anthropogenic disturbances and forecasting forest dynamics under the influence of Brown-Spot Needle Blight in loblolly pines for different climatic conditions.
Karun received his Ph.D. in Forest Monitoring, Analysis, & Modeling from State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry. Before joining this lab, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Boise State University, in improving dynamic global vegetation model for shrub and juniper dominated ecosystems, to predict gross primary production (GPP) and fire impacts for these ecosystems.