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

  • Mianhai Zheng, Hao Chen, Dejun Li, Yiqi Luo, Jiangming Mo. 2020. Substrate stoichiometry determines nitrogen fixation throughout succession in southern Chinese forests. Ecology Letters, 23: 336-347. [Download]
  • Ding Guo, Xudong Li, Jing Wang, Decao Niu, Wenfei Guo, Hua Fu, Yiqi Luo. 2020. Edaphic and microbial determinants of the residence times of active and slow C pools on the Tibetan Plateau. Geoderma, 357: 113942. [Download]
  • Wei Zhou, Zhi Guo, Ji Chen, Jiang Jiang, Dafeng Hui, Xin Wang, Jing Sheng, Liugen Chen, Yiqi Luo, Jianchu Zheng, Shifeng Li, Yuefang Zhang. 2019. Direct seeding for rice production increased soil erosion and phosphorus runoff losses in subtropical China. Science of The Total Environment, 695: 133845. [Download]