B.S.C., M.S.C., Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China
Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Professor Lee’s research and teaching concern the interactions between the terrestrial biosphere, the atmosphere and anthropogenic drivers. His areas of interest include boundary-layer meteorology, micrometeorological instrumentation, remote sensing, and carbon cycle science. One focus of his research activity is on greenhouse gas fluxes in the terrestrial environment, including forests, cropland and lakes. Other ongoing projects deal with isotopic tracers in the cycling of carbon dioxide and water vapor, biophysical effects of land use on the climate system, and urban climate mitigation. He is Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology, Director of the Yale Center for Earth Observation, Program Coordinator of the Yale-Tsinghua dual degree program, and Editor-in-Chief for the international journal Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. He is recipient of the 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology from the American Meteorological Society.