Voss Postdoctoral Research Associate
Loren is a plant ecophysiologist with a focus on scaling between leaf-level function and ecosystem-level processes in forests. Her past research includes studies examining how the timing of leaf production impacts the seasonality of carbon uptake in Amazonian evergreen forests, and how such phenological processes can be incorporated into land surface models. At Brown Loren is investigating how optical signals from leaves can be used to probe photosynthesis at scales from leaves to canopies under a range of conditions. Loren draws upon tools from the fields of ecology, evolution, micrometeorology, plant physiology and remote sensing in her research.
Loren earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Reed College, and then spent several years as a research associate at Rice University studying plant ecology and evolution before beginning her graduate studies in plant ecophysiology and ecosystem science at the University of Arizona in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department.