Mingzhen Lu

Complexity Postdoctoral Fellow

Omidyar Fellow Starting at SFI September 2020

Starting at SFI September 2020

Ming is currently an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University. His research interest is in understanding how empirical regularities across the Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems, especially their component biology and elements cycling, can be understood from the perspectives of cooperation, feedback, and geometry at the casual level. He hopes to improve our ability to project the future trajectories of terrestrial ecosystems and hopefully the entire Earth system with improved casual understanding.  Ming received his bachelor’s degrees in Geoscience and Biology from Peking University in 2012. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Ecological Society of America, and the American Geophysical Union, and has published in leading journals such as Nature, Nature Ecology & Evolution, and Global Change Biology. Ming is currently collaborating with researchers in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University to identify new policy solutions for maximizing land carbon storage. He will begin his Omidyar Fellowship in September 2020.