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.
Han GX, Luo YQ, Li DJ, Xia JY, Xing QH, Yu JB.. Ecosystem photosynthesis regulates soil respiration on a diurnal scale with a short-term time lag in a coastal wetland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 68, 85–94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.09.024. In press. Xu X, Luo Y, Shi Z, ZhouX, Li D. Consistent proportional increments in responses of belowground net primary productivity to long-term warming and clipping at various soil depths in a tall-grass prairie. Oecologia. In press. Han GX, Xing QH, Yu JB, Luo YQ, Li DJ, Yang LQ, Wang GM, Mao PL, Xie BH, Mikle N. Agricultural reclamation effects on ecosystem CO2 exchange of a coastal wetland in the Yellow River Delta. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2013.09.012. In press.