Address: Room 2421, CIEMAS Fitzpatrick Bldg.
My main research interest is developing and applying new measurement systems and data analysis tools to understand and solve environmental problems. My past and ongoing projects include: ecohydrological modeling of semiarid ecosystems, plant-scale soil moisture variability and dynamics using wireless sensor network, remote sensing retrieval of water constituents in shallow coastal water, development and evaluation of a light-weight sensor system for emission sampling from open area sources, bayesian inference of fugitive gas leaking using fenceline monitoring network.
Zhou, X. E. Istanbulluoglu, and E. R. Vivoni (2013), Modeling the ecohydrological role of aspect-controlled radiation on tree-grass-shrub coexistence in a semiarid climate, Water Resour. Res., 49,2872–2895, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20259.
Domenico Caracciolo, Leonardo Valerio Noto, Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Simone Fatichi, Xiaochi Zhou, Climate change and Ecotone boundaries: Insights from a cellular automata ecohydrology model in a Mediterranean catchment with topography controlled vegetation patterns, Advances in Water Resources, 2014, 73, 159