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Dr. Di Tian, Assistant Professor (CV)

Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
Cluster of Climate, Human, and Earth System Sciences
226 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: (334) 844-3819;
Departmental Webpage:


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Dr. Fang Wang

Research Fellow

Office: 240 Funchess Hall

Fang received her PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. Her research focuses on computational data analytics and numerical modeling for climate and hydrologic sciences. Prior to Auburn, she was an environmental engineer in Georgia Environmental Protection Division. 


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Tayler Schillerberg

Ph.D. student, 8/2019-

Office: 251 Upchurch Hall

Tayler is a NSF research trainee. She received her M.S. in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences from Auburn University, and B.S. in Meteorology from Iowa State University. Her research focuses on analyzing climate impact on agriculture and food security, climate resilient agriculture and food systems, and utility of data analytics in climate and agriculture. 3-min research video:  

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Dr. Linqiang Ge

Ph.D. student, 1/2020-

Office: 251 Upchurch Hall

Linqiang received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Towson University in Maryland. He is a faculty member in computer science at Columbus State University. He is studying part-time to pursue his second Ph.D. in Earth System Science through the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences. He has already immersed himself in his new Ph.D. study. 

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Kyle Lesinger

Ph.D. student, 8/2020-

Office: 253 Upchurch Hall

Kyle is a NSF research trainee. He received his M.S. in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, and B.S. in Biology, both from Auburn University. His research interests include climate impact assessment, drought mechanisms and predictions, and environmental data science. 3-min research video:  

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Taufiq Rashid

Ph.D. student, 1/2021-

Office: 253 Upchurch Hall
Email: tzr0042@auburn.du

Taufiq was a research assistant in the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C. He received his M.S. in Environmental Engineering (concentration in GIS) from the University of Georgia, and B.S. in Leather Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology in Bangladesh. His research focuses on developing improved evapotranspiration monitoring, forecasting, and modeling at unprecedented level by harnessing emerging satellite remote sensing and numerical weather predictions. 

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Matthew Trotsky

M.S. student, 8/2021-

Office: 253 Upchurch Hall

Matt received his B.S. in Environmental and Soil Science (concentration in Environmental Science) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research focuses on high-resolution soil moisture monitoring and modeling using deep learning with optical and synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing. 


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Marie Harris

Undergraduate student

Office: 251 Upchurch Hall

Marie is an undergraduate student in Environmental Science at Auburn University. She has a broad interest in climate and health. Her current research focuses on the impact of heat-humidity on morbidity risks in rural and urban counties of the U.S. Sun Belt.