My name is Ngoc /knock/. I want to solve climate change, so I decide to study the carbon cycle and follow the footprint of CO2 in our ecosystems. I am deeply interested in quantifying how much CO2 is stored and lost through ecosystem processes such as photosynthesis and respiration, and how this dynamic changes under climate variability. As all living cells respire, consume energy, and release carbon, the respiration process has been one of the ecosystem's two largest natural carbon fluxes. Therefore, what I am trying to do is modeling, partitioning, and upscaling vegetation and soil respiration using large datasets from FLUXNET observations and remote sensing.
Besides research, I love spreading my love for science and have participated in several STEM Outreach programs in both the U.S. and Vietnam. I am also a part-time Vietnamese-English interpreter for different Vietnamese government visits, collaborating with the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco.
And I am a rock climber.