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.
Anders Ahlström, Jianyang Xia, Almut Arneth, Yiqi Luo and Benjamin Smith. 2015. Importance of vegetation dynamics for future terrestrial carbon cycling. Environ. Res. Lett. 10 (2015) 054019, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/5/054019. [Download]Shi Z, Yang Y, Luo Y, Zhou X, Weng E, Finzi A.. Inverse analysis of coupled carbon-nitrogen cycles against multiple datasets at ambient and elevated CO2. Journal of Plant Ecology. In press. Shi Z, Sherry R, Xu X, Hararuk O, Souza L, Jiang L, Xia J, Liang J, Luo Y. Evidence for long-term shift in plant community composition under decadal experimental warming. Journal of Ecology,. In press. [Download]