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.
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]Liang J, Li D.,Shi Z., Tiedje J.M., Zhou J., Schuur E.A.G., Konstantinidis K.T., Luo Y. 2015. Methods for estimating temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter based on incubation data: A comparative evaluation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 80: 127-135. [Download]