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.
Xia Xu, Zheng Shi, Dejun Li, Ana Rey, Honghua Ruan, Joseph M. Craine, Junyi Liang, Jizhong Zhou, Yiqi Luo. Soil properties control decomposition of soil organic carbon: results from data-assimilation analysis. Geoderma, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.08.038.. In press. Yaozhan Xu, Scott B. Franklin, Qinggang Wang, Zheng Shi, Yiqi Luo, Zhijun Lu, Jiaxin Zhang, Xiujuan Qiao, Mingxi Jiang. 2015. Topographic and biotic factors determine forest biomass spatial distribution in a subtropical mountain moist forest. Forest Ecology and Management 357: 95–103. [Download]Han, G., X. Chu, Q. Xing, D. Li, J. Yu, Y. Luo, G. Wang, P. Mao, and R. Rafique. 2015. Effects of episodic flooding on the net ecosystem CO2 exchange of a supratidal wetland in the Yellow River Delta. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JG002923. [Download]