About Feng Sheng Hu's Work

The overall objective of my research is to understand patterns and mechanisms of long-term ecosystem dynamics under changing climatic conditions. I use “the natural experiments of the past” that are archived in geological deposits. These deposits offer a long-term holistic perspective into past environmental conditions, some of which do not exist today but may be analogs of different climatic conditions in the future. In pursuing my research interests, I have integrated traditional ecological techniques (e.g., pollen analysis) and state-of-the-art analytical tools (e.g., geochemical, remote-sensing and genomic techniques). Current research projects in my laboratory apply this integrative approach to the study of environmental dynamics at various spatial and temporal scales.

Awards and Achievements

Fulbright Scholar

Fellow of AAAS

Fellow of the Ecological Society of America