Current research projects RCN: Forecasts Of Resource and Environmental Changes: data Assimilation Science and Technology (FORECAST). NSF, 2009-2016. (Principal Investigator)Data Synthesis and Data Assimilation at Global Change Experiments and FLUXNET toward Improving Land Process Models. DOE, 2012-2016. (Principal Investigator)Grassland sensitivity to climate change at local to regional scales: assessing the role of ecosystem attributes vs. environmental context. NSF, 2012-2017. (Co-PI, PI: Alan Knapp, Colorado State University)From Community Structure to Functions: Metagenomics-Enabled Predictive Understanding of Temperature Sensitivity of Soil Carbon Decomposition to Climate Warming. DOE, 2013-2016. (Co-PI, PI: Jizhong Zhou, University of Oklahoma)Adapting Socio-ecological Systems to Increased Climate Variability. NSF, 2013-2018 (Co-I, PI: Ray Huhnke, Oklahoma State University)Ecosystem Modeling in the South Central US: A Synthesis of Current Models toward the Developments of Coupled Models. USGS-SCCSC, 2015-2016. (Principal Investigator)Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change. ORNL, 2015-2016. (Co-I, PI: Paul J. Hanson and Daniel M. Ricciuto)Improved Parameterization of Carbon Cycle Models Across Scales Using OCO-2 Measurements of XCO2 and SIF. NASA, 2015-2018. (Co-I, PI: Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma)Regional Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change: A Multifactor Experiment and Model Network. DOE, 2015-2018. (Co-PI, PI: Ted Schuur, Northern Arizona University)


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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.


Lab news and upcoming events

Release data assimilation algorithm for "Methods for estimating temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter based on incubation data: A comparative evaluation".

Release data assimilation algorithm for "Evaluation and improvement of a global land model against soil carbon data using a bayesian MCMC method".

The 1st version of the protocol for model intercomparison on terrestrial biogeochemistry has been released.


Most recent publications

  • Rosvel Bracho, Susan Natali, Elaine Pegoraro, Kathryn G Crummer, Christina Schädel, Gerardo Celis, Lauren Hale, Liyou Wu, Huaqun Yin, James M Tiedje, Konstantinos T Konstantinidis, Yiqi Luo, Jizhong Zhou, Edward AG Schuur. 2016. Temperature sensitivity of organic matter decomposition of permafrost-region soils during laboratory incubations. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. [Download]
  • David Schimel, Piers Sellers, Berrien Moore III, Abhishek Chatterjee, David Baker, Joe Berry, Kevin Bowman, Phillipe Ciais David Crisp, Sean Crowell, Scott Denning, Riley Duren, Pierre Friedlingstein, Michelle Gierach, Kevin Gurney, Kathy Hibbard, Richard A Houghton, Deborah Huntzinger, George Hurtt, Ken Jucks, Randy Kawa, Randy Koster, Charles Koven, Yiqi Luo, Jeff Masek, Galen McKinley, Charles Miller, John Miller, Paul Moorcroft, Ray Nassar, Chris ODell, Leslie Ott, Steven Pawson, Michael Puma, Tristan Quaife, Haris Riris, Anastasia Romanou, Cecile Rousseaux, Andrew Schuh, Elena Shevliakova, Compton Tucker, Ying Ping Wang, Christopher Williams, Xiangming Xiao, Tatsuya Yokota. 2016. Observing the carbon-climate system. arXiv:1604.02106. [Download]
  • Shuli Niu, Aimée T Classen, Jeffrey S Dukes, Paul Kardol, Lingli Liu, Yiqi Luo, Lindsey Rustad, Jian Sun, Jianwu Tang, Pamela H Templer, R Quinn Thomas, Dashuan Tian, Sara Vicca, Ying‐Ping Wang, Jianyang Xia, Sönke Zaehle. 2016. Global patterns and substrate‐based mechanisms of the terrestrial nitrogen cycle. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.12591. [Download]