Current research projects RCN: Forecasts Of Resource and Environmental Changes: data Assimilation Science and Technology (FORECAST). NSF, 2009-2016. (Principal Investigator)Data Synthesis and Data Assimilation at Global Change Experiments and FLUXNET toward Improving Land Process Models. DOE, 2012-2016. (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)From Community Structure to Functions: Metagenomics-Enabled Predictive Understanding of Temperature Sensitivity of Soil Carbon Decomposition to Climate Warming. DOE, 2013-2016. (Co-PI, PI: Jizhong Zhou, University of Oklahoma)Adapting Socio-ecological Systems to Increased Climate Variability. NSF, 2013-2018 (Co-I, PI: Ray Huhnke, Oklahoma State University)Ecosystem Modeling in the South Central US: A Synthesis of Current Models toward the Developments of Coupled Models. USGS-SCCSC, 2015-2016. (Principal Investigator)Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change. ORNL, 2015-2016. (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.

News/Events

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.

Work

Most recent publications

  • T. W. Crowther, K. E. O. Todd-Brown, C. W. Rowe, W. R. Wieder, J. C. Carey, M. B. Machmuller, B. L. Snoek, S. Fang, G. Zhou, S. D. Allison, J. M. Blair, S. D. Bridgham, A. J. Burton, Y. Carrillo, P. B. Reich, J. S. Clark, A. T. Classen, F. A. Dijkstra, B. Elberling, B. A. Emmett, M. Estiarte, S. D. Frey, J. Guo, J. Harte, L. Jiang, B. R. Johnson, G. Kröel-Dulay, K. S. Larsen, H. Laudon, J. M. Lavallee, Y. Luo, M. Lupascu, L. N. Ma, S. Marhan, A. Michelsen, J. Mohan, S. Niu, E. Pendall, J. Peñuelas, L. Pfeifer-Meister, C. Poll, S. Reinsch, L. L. Reynolds, I. K. Schmidt, S. Sistla, N. W. Sokol, P. H. Templer, K. K. Treseder, J. M. Welker & M. A. Bradford. 2016. Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. Nature 540, 104–108, doi:10.1038/nature20150. [Download]
  • Joanna C. Carey, Jianwu Tang, Pamela H. Templer, Kevin D. Kroeger, Thomas W. Crowther, Andrew J. Burton, Jeffrey S. Dukes, Bridget Emmett, Serita D. Frey, Mary A. Heskel, Lifen Jiang, Megan B. Machmuller, Jacqueline Mohan, Anne Marie Panetta, Peter B. Reich, Sabine Reinsch, Xin Wang, Steven D. Allison, Chris Bamminger, Scott Bridgham, Scott L. Collins, Giovanbattista de Dato, William C. Eddy, Brian J. Enquist, Marc Estiarte, John Harte, Amanda Henderson, Bart R. Johnson, Klaus Steenberg Larsen, Yiqi Luo, Sven Marhan, Jerry M. Melillo, Josep Peñuelas, Laurel Pfeifer-Meister, Christian Poll, Edward Rastetter, Andrew B. Reinmann, Lorien L. Reynolds, Inger K. Schmidt, Gaius R. Shaver, Aaron L. Strong, Vidya Suseela, and Albert Tietema. Temperature response of soil respiration largely unaltered with experimental warming. PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1605365113. In press. [Download]
  • Yiqi Luo, Zheng Shi, Xingjie Lu, Jianyang Xia, Junyi Liang, Jiang Jiang, Ying Wang, Matthew J. Smith, Lifen Jiang, Anders Ahlström, Benito Chen, Oleksandra Hararuk, Alan Hastings, Forrest Hoffman, Belinda Medlyn, Shuli Niu, Martin Rasmussen, Katherine Todd-Brown, Ying-Ping Wang. 2016. Transient Dynamics of Terrestrial Carbon Storage: Mathematical foundation and Numeric Examples. Biogeosciences Discuss., doi:10.5194/bg-2016-377, 2016. [Download]