Jessica Guo is a plant ecophysiologist and data scientist who studies plant-environment interactions under extreme climate, focusing on drylands subject to potentially lethal combinations of heat and drought. She blends her passion for reproducible workflows, interactive visualizations, and hierarchical Bayesian models with expertise in plant water relations to address the following questions:

  1. How do plants regulate water status under variable and more extreme climate?

  2. How do plant water use strategies impact whole ecosystem water and carbon fluxes?


Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff, AZ

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences | 2019

M.S. in Biological Sciences | 2013

Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ

Certificate in Statistics | 2015

Columbia University | New York, NY

B.A. in Environmental Biology | 2010


University of Arizona | Data Scientist | September 2020 - present

University of Utah | Postdoctoral Researcher | July 2019 - August 2020