Current research projects Coupled Long-Term Experiment and Model Investigation of the Differential Response of Plants and Soil Microbes in a Changing Permafrost Tundra Ecosystem. DOE, 2019-2022 (Co-PI, PI: Ted Schuur, Northern Arizona University)Reducing Uncertainties in Biogeochemical Interactions through Synthesis and Computation (RUBISCO) Scientific Focus Area (SFA), ORNL, 2018-2020 (Co-I, PI: Forrest Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change. ORNL, 2019-2022 (Co-I, PIs: Paul Hanson and Daniel Ricciuto, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)TECO modeling, data assimilation, and ecological forecasting at Sevilleta (SEV) LTER site. NSF, 2018-2023 (Co-PI, PI: Jennifer Rudgers, University of New Mexico)Training courses on the matrix approach to modeling land carbon and nitrogen cycles. NSF, 2018-2021 (PI)


Find out what this lab does

Our research program is 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. We have used diverse approaches to our research, including experimentation, observation, data synthesis, modeling, data-model fusion, and theoretical analysis.


Lab news and upcoming events

3rd Training Course on New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling, May 18-29, 2020, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.

Dr. Luo was identified as a Highly Cited Researcher for 2018, which indicates his citations rank in the top 1% for field and year in Web of Science.

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

  • Alan K. Knapp, Anping Chen, Robert J. Griffin-Nolan, Lauren E. Baur , Charles J.W. Carroll , Jesse E. Gray , Ava M. Hoffman, Xiran Li, Alison K. Post, Ingrid J. Slette, Scott L. Collins, Yiqi Luo, and Melinda D. Smith. 2020. Resolving the Dust Bowl paradox of grassland responses to extreme drought. PNAS, 117: 22249-22255. [Download]
  • Xiang Song, Fang Li, Sandy P Harrison, Tianxiang Luo, Almut Arneth, Matthew Forrest, Stijn Hantson, Gitta Lasslop, Stephane Mangeon, Jian Ni, Chao Yue, Thomas Hickler, Yiqi Luo, Stephen Sitch, Xin Xu and Zaichun Zhu. 2020. Vegetation biomass change in China in the 20th century: an assessment based on a combination of multi-model simulations and field observations. Environmental Research Letters, 15: 094026. [Download]
  • Ye Yuan, Xiaoqin Dai, Xiaoli Fu, Liang Kou, Yiqi Luo, Lifen Jiang, Huimin Wang. 2020. Differences in the rhizosphere effects among trees, shrubs and herbs in three subtropical plantations and their seasonal variations. European Journal of Soil Biology, 100: 103218. [Download]