Current research projects RCN: Forecasts Of Resource and Environmental Changes: data Assimilation Science and Technology (FORECAST). NSF, 2009-2017. (Principal Investigator)Data Synthesis and Data Assimilation at Global Change Experiments and FLUXNET toward Improving Land Process Models. DOE, 2012-2017. (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)Adapting Socio-ecological Systems to Increased Climate Variability. NSF, 2013-2018 (Co-I, PI: Ray Huhnke, Oklahoma State University)Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change. ORNL, 2015-2017. (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

  • Wenting Feng, Junyi Liang, Lauren E. Hale, Chang Gyo Jung, Ji Chen, Jizhong Zhou, Minggang Xu, Mengting Yuan, Liyou Wu, Rosvel Bracho, Elaine Pegoraro, Edward A. G. Schuur, Yiqi Luo. Enhanced decomposition of stable soil organic carbon and microbial catabolic potentials by long-term field warming. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13755. In press. [Download]
  • Kevin R Wilcox, Zheng Shi, Laureano A Gherardi, Nathan P Lemoine, Sally E Koerner, David L Hoover, Edward Bork, Kerry M Byrne, James Cahill, Scott L Collins, Sarah Evans, Anna K Gilgen, Petr Holub, Lifen Jiang, Alan K Knapp, Daniel LeCain, Junyi Liang, Pablo Garcia‐Palacios, Josep Peñuelas, William T Pockman, Melinda D Smith, Shanghua Sun, Shannon R White, Laura Yahdjian, Kai Zhu, Yiqi Luo. Asymmetric responses of primary productivity to precipitation extremes: A synthesis of grassland precipitation manipulation experiments. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13706. In press. [Download]
  • Zhongkui Luo, Wenting Feng, Yiqi Luo, Jeff Baldock, Enli Wang. Soil organic carbon dynamics jointly controlled by climate, carbon inputs, soil properties and soil carbon fractions. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13767. In press. [Download]