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.
Rafique R, Xia J, Hararuk O, Luo Y. Structural analysis of three global land models on carbon cycle simulations using a traceability framework. Biogeoscience Discussion, 11:1-16. In press. Rafique R, Kumar S, Luo Y, Xu X, Li D, Zhang W, Zaman Z. 2014. Estimation of greenhouse gases (N2O, CH4 and CO2) from no-till cropland under increased temperature and altered precipitation regime: a DAYCENT model approach. Global and Planetary Change, 118: 106-114. Wei Zhang, Keya Wang, Yiqi Luo, Yunting Fang, Junhua Yan, Tao Zhang, Xiaomin Zhu, Hao Chen, Wantong Wang & Jiangming Mo. 2014. Methane uptake in forest soils along an urban-to-rural gradient in Pearl River Delta, South China. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep05120. [Download]