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. 2016. Soil properties control decomposition of soil organic carbon: results from data-assimilation analysis. Geoderma, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.08.038. [Download]Yiqi Luo, Anders Ahlström, Steven D. Allison, Niels H. Batjes, Victor Brovkin, Nuno Carvalhais, Adrian Chappell, Philippe Ciais, Eric A. Davidson, Adien Finzi, Katerina Georgiou, Bertrand Guenet, Oleksandra Hararuk, Jennifer W. Harden, Yujie He, Francesca Hopkins , Lifen Jiang, Charlie Koven, Robert B. Jackson, Chris D. Jones, Mark J. Lara, Junyi Liang, A. David McGuire, William Parton, Changhui Peng, James T. Randerson, Alejandro Salazar, Carlos A. Sierra, Matthew J. Smith, Hanqin Tian, Katherine E. O. Todd-Brown, Margaret Torn, Kees Jan van Groenigen, Ying Ping Wang, Tristram O. West, Yaxing Wei, William R. Wieder, Jianyang Xia, Xia Xu, Xiaofeng Xu, Tao Zhou. 2015. Towards More Realistic Projections of Soil Carbon Dynamics by Earth System Models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Accepted. [Download]Ji Chen, Yiqi Luo, Jianyang Xia, Lifen Jiang, Xuhui Zhou, Meng Lu, Junyi Liang, Zheng Shi, Shelby Shelton & Junji Cao. 2015. Stronger warming effects on microbial abundances in colder regions. Scientific Reports, 5:18032 | DOI: 10.1038/srep18032. [Download]