Our research programs are designed to advance predictive understanding of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry under the global environmental change via data-model integration. Major issues we are addressing include (1) how global change alters structure and functions of terrestrial ecosystems, and (2) how terrestrial ecosystems regulate climate change. Our research is aimed at quantifying dynamics of carbon, nutrient, and water resources in ecosystems in responses to environmental changes.
Xu X, Shi Z, Li DJ, Zhou XH, Sherry RA and Luo YQ. 2015. Plant community structure regulates responses of prairie soil respiration to decadal experimental warming. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12940. In press. [Download]Shi Z, Xu X, Hararuk O, Jiang L, Xia J, Liang J, Li D, and Luo Y. 2015. Experimental warming altered rates of carbon processes, allocation, and carbon storage in a tallgrass prairie: A data assimilation approach. Ecosphere, Accepted. Jiang L, Yan Y, Hararuk O, Mikle N, Xia J, Shi Z, Tjiputra J, Wu T, and Luo Y. 2015. Scale-dependent performance of CMIP5 Earth system models in simulating terrestrial vegetation carbon. Journal of Climate, Accepted.