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 J, Niu S, Ciais P, Janssens I, Chen J, Ammann C, Arain A, Blanken PD, Cescatti A, Bonal D, Buchmann N, Curtis PS, Chen S, Dong J, Flanagan LB, Frankenberg C, Georgiadis T, Gough CM, Hui D, Kiely G, Li J, Lund M, Magliulo V, Marcolla B, Merbold L, Montagnani L, Moors E, Olesen JE, Piao S, Raschi A, Roupsard O, Suyker AE, Urbaniak M, Vaccari FP, Varlagin A, Vesala T, Wilkinson M, Weng E, Wohlfahrt G, Yan L, Luo Y. Joint control of terrestrial gross primary productivity by plant phenology and physiology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. In press. Xu, XM, DJ Li, YQ Luo. 2015. Modeled ecosystem responses to intra-annual redistribution and levels of precipitation in a prairie grassland. Ecological Modeling, 297: 33–41. [Download]Rafique R, S Kumar, YQ Luo, G Kiely, G Asrar. 2015. An algorithmic calibration approach to identify globally optimal parameters for constraining the DayCent model. Ecological Modeling, 297: 196-200, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.11.022. [Download]