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.
Shi Z, Sherry R, Xu X, Hararuk O, Souza L, Jiang L, Xia J, Liang J, Luo Y. 2015. Evidence for long-term shift in plant community composition under decadal experimental warming. Journal of Ecology, Accepted. Zhang, W., Shen, W., Zhu, S., Wan, S., Luo, Y., Yan, J., Wang, K., Liu, L., Dai, H., Li, P., Dai, K., Zhang, W. X., Liu, Z., Wang, F., Kuang, Y., Li, Z., Lin, Y., Rao, X., Li, J., Zou, B., Cai, X., Mo, J., Zhao, P., Ye, Q., Huang, J., and Fu, S.. 2015. CAN Canopy Addition of Nitrogen Better Illustrate the Effect of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Forest Ecosystem?. Sci. Rep. 5, 11245, doi:10.1038/srep11245 (2015). [Download]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]