Current research projects 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, 2015-present. (Co-I, PIs: Paul Hanson and Daniel Ricciuto, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)Regional Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change: A Multifactor Experiment and Model Network. DOE, 2015-2019. (Co-PI, PI: Ted Schuur, Northern Arizona University)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


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

Mini-symposium and Short Training Course on New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling, May 19-26, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.

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

  • Xingjie Lu, Ying-Ping Wang, Yiqi Luo, and Lifen Jiang. 2018. Ecosystem carbon transit versus turnover times in response to climate warming and rising atmospheric CO2 concentration. Biogeosciences, 15: 6559-6572. [Download]
  • Zhenggang Du, Ensheng Weng, Lifen Jiang, Yiqi Luo, Jianyang Xia, and Xuhui Zhou. 2018. Carbon-nitrogen coupling under three schemes of model representation: a traceability analysis. Geosci. Model Dev., 11: 4399-4416. [Download]
  • Junyi Liang, Zhenghu Zhou, Changfu Huo, Zheng Shi, James R. Cole, Lei Huang, Konstantinos T. Konstantinidis, Xiaoming Li, Bo Liu, Zhongkui Luo, C. Ryan Penton, Edward A.G. Schuur, James M. Tiedje, Ying-Ping Wang, Liyou Wu, Jianyang Xia, Jizhong Zhou & Yiqi Luo. 2018. More replenishment than priming loss of soil organic carbon with additional carbon input. Nature Communications, 9: 3175. [Download]