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.
Yiqi Luo, Lifen Jiang, Shuli Niu and Xuhui Zhou. 2017. Nonlinear responses of land ecosystems to variation in precipitation. New Phytologist 214: 5–7. [Download]Lifen Jiang, Jiang Jiang, Junyi Liang, Kevin R. Wilcox, Scott L. Collins, Alan K. Knapp, William T. Pockman, Melinda D. Smith, and Yiqi Luo. 2017. Frontiers of Ecosystem Modeling and Large Scale Experiments. In: Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures Challenges, New developments and Perspectives (eds Chabbi A and HW Loescher). CRC Press, Florida, USA.. Jianyang Xia, A. David McGuire, David Lawrence, Eleanor Burke, Guangsheng Chen5,Xiaodong Chen, Christine Delire, Charles Koven, Andrew MacDougall, Shushi Peng, Annette Rinke, Kazuyuki Saito, Wenxin Zhang, Ramdane Alkama, Theodore J. Bohn, Philippe Ciais, Bertrand Decharme, Isabelle Gouttevin,Tomohiro Hajima, Daniel J. Hayes, Duoying Ji, Gerhard Krinner, Dennis P.Lettenmaier, Paul A. Miller, John C. Moore, Benjamin Smith, Tetsuo Sueyoshi, Zheng Shi, Liming Yan, Junyi Liang, Lifen Jiang, and Yiqi Luo. Terrestrial ecosystem model performance in simulating net primary productivity and its vulnerability to climate change in the northern permafrost region. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, doi: 10.1002/2016JG003384. In press. [Download]