Dr. Qianlai Zhuang

Dr. Qianlai Zhuang

William F. and Patty J. Miller Professor
E-mail: qzhuang@purdue.edu
Curriculum Vitae
Associated Website(s): Personal Web Page , Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC)
Lab Website: http://www.eas.purdue.edu/ebdl/


Education
Ph.D.- University of Alaska at Fairbanks

Research Interests
Dr. Zhuang’s research focuses on the interactions among atmosphere, biosphere, and human dimension in the context of climate change, chemical element cycles, and policy-making. One of his major research activities is on carbon exchanges between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere by investigating how changes of climate, soil physics (e.g., permafrost dynamics, change of soil moisture), atmospheric chemicals (e.g., CO2 and O3), land-use and land-cover (e.g., fire disturbances), affect the carbon assimilation and decomposition with both process-based and inversion modeling approaches. His second major research activity is on modeling CH4 exchanges between the atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems. His third major research activity is on analyzing consequences of air pollutants for ecosystem services and the economy. In the Laboratory of Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Dynamics at Purdue, his research group will continue using numerical models combining lab, field, in-situ observations and remotely-sensed data to study 1) Dynamics of structure and functioning of ecosystems including agricultural ecosystems; 2) Dynamics of major greenhouse gases cycling including CO2, CH4, and N2O; 3) Feedbacks of ecosystems and biogeochemical dynamics to the climate and society.

Teaching Interests
Ecosystems Dynamics; Biogeochemical Dynamics; Large-Scale Ecology; Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystems; Global Change Biology; Interactions of Biosphere-Atmosphere

Awards and Honors
  • 04/2014 - 04/2017, NASA-LCLUC: Regional and Global Climate and Societal Impacts of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in Northern Eurasia: A Synthesis Study Using Remote Sensing Data and An Integrated Global System Model (Lead PI in collaboration with Jerry Melillo, John Reilly, Andrei Sokolov, David Kicklighter, Sergey Paltsev, Erwan Monier, Nadejda Tchebakova, Andrey Sirin, Elena Kukavskaya, Mikhail Glagolev), $855,934
  • 12/2013 - 11/2016, USGS, Assessing Wetland Methane Emissions in Alaska (PI: Qianlai Zhuang) $156,159
  • 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2015, Department of Energy / U. of Oregon, Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Heterotrophic CO2 and CH4 Fluxes in a Peatland with Deep Soil Warming and Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (PI in collaboration with Scott Bridgham and Jason Keller), $124,370
  • 09/2011-08/2014, Department of Energy, Collaborative Research: Quantifying Climate Feedbacks of the Terrestrial Biosphere under Thawing Permafrost Conditions in the Arctic (Lead PI in collaboration with C. A. Schlosser at MIT, J. M. Melillo at MBL, Woods Hole MA, and K. Anthony Walter at UAF), $540,000 out of $1,620,000
  • 09/2010-08/2014, NSF - CDI -Type II: Collaborative Research: A Paradigm Shift in Ecosystem and Environmental Modeling: An Integrated Stochastic, Deterministic, and Machine Learning Approach (Lead PI in collaboration with M. Crawford, H. Zhang, D. Xiu, J. Zhang at Purdue, J. Melillo at MBL, and J. Reilly at MIT), $1,591,428 out of $1,941,424
  • 08-2009-07/2012, NSF - Collaborative Research: Impacs of Climate Seasonality on Carbon Accumulation and Methane Emissions of Alaskan Ecosystems during the Holocene Thermal Maximum (PI in collaboration with Z. Yu, B. Felzer, and M. Jones), $292.918 out of $602,386
  • 04/2009-03/2012, NASA Land-Use and Land-cover Change Program - Changes of Land Cover and Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Northern Eurasia: Impacts on Human Adaptation and Quality of Life at Regional and Global Scales (Lead PI with J. M. Melillo, D. Kicklighter, J. Reilly, A. Shvidenko, N. Tchebakova, E. Parfenova, A. Peregon, A. Sirin, S. Maksyutov, and G. Zhou), $824,701
  • 09/2008 -08/2013, Department of Energy / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Investigation of the Magnitudes and Probabilities of Abrupt Climate Transitions (IMPACTS) (In collaboration with Bill RIley, Mac Post, and Margaret Torn), $75,000
  • 07/2008-07/2011, Department of Energy--Quantifying Climate Feedbacks from Abrupt Changes in High-Latitude Trace-gas Emissions (PI in collaboration with A. Schlosser, J. Melillo, K. Walter), $89,999 out of $560,000.
  • 09/2007-09/2010, Department of Energy--Analysis of global economic and environmental impacts of a substantial increase in bioenergy production (PI in collaboration with Wally Tyner and Tom Hertel), $209,900 out of $659,783.
  • 09/2007-09/2010, NASA Earth System Science Fellowship: Improving a process-based biogeochemistry model using an atmospheric transport chemistry model and in-situ and remotely-sensed terrestrial and atmospheric data --- Mr. Jinyun Tang, $84,000.
  • 01/2007-12/2011, NSF Biocomplexity - Carbon and Water in the Earth System: Collaborative Research: Impact of Permafrost Degradation on Carbon and Water in Boreal Ecosystems. Lead PI with Jennifer Harden, Robert Striegl, Yuri Shur, and Torre Jorgenson. Award amount: $756,578 out of $1,693,883.
  • 08/2005-09/2008, NSF - Collaborative Research: Synthesis of Artic System Carbon Cycle Research through Model-Data Fusion Studies Using Atmospheric Inversion and Process-Based Approaches. PI with Dave McGuire, Jerry Melillo, and Michael Follows. Award amount: $245,883 out of $1,179,591.
  • 01/2006-01/2008, NSF - National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). Toward an Adequate Quantification of CH4 Emissions from Land Ecosystems: Integrating Field and In-situ Observations, Satellite Data, and Modeling. Lead PI with Jerry Melillo, Ron Prinn, and Dave McGuire. Award Amount: $103,350.
  • 01/2007-12/2007, The Energy Center, Discovery Park, Purdue University - Global Biomass and Bioenergy Supply in a Coupled Natural and Human System. Lead PI with Wally Tyner. Award amount: $50,000.
  • 01/2007-12/2007, The Center for Environment, Purdue University - Quantifying Carbon Sequestrations across Indiana's Forest Landscapes. PI with Guofan Shao, Phillip Pope, Charles Michler, Melba Crawford. Award amount: $30,000.
  • 1997, Award of the Excellence (First Place) of Advances of Science and Technology of China for the project "The Scientific Database and Management Systems", Beijing, P. R. China.

Professional Experience

  • 2010- Present: Associate Professor, Departments of Earth & Atmospheric
    Sciences and Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 2005- 2010: Assistant Professor, Departments of Earth & Atmospheric
    Sciences and Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  
  • 2001- 2005: Post-Doctoral Scientist, the Ecosystems Center of Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; Associate Professor,(January-June 2005), Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • 1997- 2001: Research Assistant, Department of Biology and Wildlife, the
  • Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska at Fairbanks
  • 1988-1997: Research Assistant in the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China, System Engineer and Analyst, the information Center of Ministry of Personnel of P. R. China

Selected Publications

  • He, Y., M.C. Jones, Q. Zhuang, C. Bochicchio, B. S. Felzer, E. Mason, Z. Yu, Evaluating CO2 and CH4 dynamics of Alaskan ecosystems during the Holocene Thermal Maximum, Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 86, 15 February 2014, Pages 63-77, ISSN 0277-3791, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.12.019.
  • Kanevskiy, M., Jorgenson, T., Shur, Y., O'Donnell, J. A., Harden, J. W., Zhuang, Q. and Fortier, D. (2014), Cryostratigraphy and Permafrost Evolution in the Lacustrine Lowlands of West-Central Alaska. Permafrost Periglac. Process. doi:10.1002/ppp.1800 PDF
  • He, Y., Q. Zhuang, J. W. Harden, A. D. McGuire, Z. Fan, Y. Liu, and K. P. Wickland (2014), The implications of microbial and substrate limitation for the fates of carbon in different organic soil horizon types: a mechanistically based model analysis, Biogeosciences Discuss., 11, 2227-2266, doi:10.5194/bgd-11-2227-2014. PDF  
  • Liu, Y., Q. Zhuang*, M. Chen, Z. Pan, N. Tchebakova, A. Sokolov, D. Kicklighter, J. Melillo, A. Sirin, G. Zhou, Y. He, J. Chen, L. Bowling, D. Miralles, and E. Parfenova (2013), Response of evapotranspiration and water availability to changing climate and land cover on the Mongolian Plateau during the 21st century, Global and Planetary Change, Volume 108, September 2013, Pages 85-99, ISSN 0921-8181.
  • Zhu, X., Q. Zhuang*, X. Gao, A. Sokolov and A. Schlosser (2013), Pan-Arctic land–atmospheric fluxes of methane and carbon dioxide in response to climate change over the 21st century, Eenviron. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045003.
  • Qin, Z., Q. Zhuang*, and X. Zhu (2013b), Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in bioenergy ecosystems: 2. Potential greenhouse gas emissions and global warming intensity in the conterminous United States, GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12106.
  • Qin, Z., Q. Zhuang*, and X. Zhu (2013a), Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in bioenergy ecosystems: 1. Model development, validation and sensitivity analysis, GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12107.
  • Qin, Z., Y. Huang, and Q. Zhuang* (2013), Soil organic carbon sequestration potential of cropland in China, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 27, doi:10.1002/gbc.20068.
  • Zhu, Q. and Q. Zhuang* (2013), Modeling the effects of organic nitrogen uptake by plants on the carbon cycling of boreal ecosystems, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 13455–13490, www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/10/13455/2013/doi:10.5194/bgd-10-13455-2013.
  • Zhuang, Q., M. Chen, K. Xu, J. Tang, E. Saikawa, Y. Lu, J. M. Melillo, R. G. Prinn, and A. D. McGuire (2013), Response of global soil consumption of atmospheric methane to changes in atmospheric climate and nitrogen deposition, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 27, doi:10.1002/gbc.20057.
  • Jorgenson, M. T., J. Harden, M. Kanevskiy, J. O'Donnell, K. Wickland, S. Ewing, K. Manies, Q. Zhuang, Y.Shur, R. Striegl and J. Koch (2013), Reorganization of vegetation, hydrology and soil carbon after permafrost degradation across heterogeneous boreal landscapes, Environ. Res. Lett. 8 035017 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035017.
  • Gao, X., C. A. Schlosser, A. Sokolov, K. W. Anthony, Q. Zhuang and D. Kicklighter (2013), Permafrost degradation and methane: low risk of biogeochemical climate-warming feedback, Environ. Res. Lett. 8 035014 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035014.
  • Zhu, Q. and Q. Zhuang (2013). Improving the quantification of terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics over the United States using an adjoint method. Ecosphere 4:118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00058.1
  • He, Y., Q. Zhuang*, A. D. McGuire, Y. Liu, and M. Chen (2013), Alternative ways of using field-based estimates to calibrate ecosystem models and their implications for carbon cycle studies, JGR: Biogeosciences 118, 1-11, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20080.
  • Zhu, X., Q. Zhuang*, Z. Qin, M. Glagolev, and L. Song (2013), Estimating wetland methane emissions from the northern high latitudes from 1990 to 2009 using artificial neural networks, Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27, doi:10.1002/gbc.20052.
  • Jin, Z., Q. Zhuang*, J. He, T. Luo, and Y. Shi (2013) Phenology shift from 1989 to 2008 on the Tibetan Plateau: an analysis with a process-based soil physical model and remote sensing data. Climatic Change. 10.1007/s10584-013-0722-7.
  • Chen, M., and Q. Zhuang* (2013) Modeling temperature acclimation effects on carbon dynamics of forest ecosystems in the conterminous United States, Tellus B, 65, 19156
  • Zhuang, Q., Z. Qin, and M. Chen (2013) Biofuel, land and water: maize, switchgrass or Miscanthus? Environ. Res. Lett., 8, 015020.
  • Bridgham, S. D., H. Cadillo-Quiroz, J. K. Keller, and Q. Zhuang (2013) Methane emissions from wetlands: biogeochemical, microbial, and modeling perspectives from local to global scales, Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12131.
  • Taheripour, F., Q. Zhuang, W. E. Tyner and X. Lu (2013) Biofuels, cropland expansion, and the extensive margin, Energy, Substainability and Society, 2: 25
  • Lu, X. and Q. Zhuang* (2012) Modeling methane emissions from the Alaskan Yukon River basin, 1986-2005, by coupling a large-scale hydrological model and a process-based methane model, Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeoscience, doi: 10.1029/2011JG001843.
  • Zhuang Q. (2012) Editorial: Hydrological Dynamics are Critical to Greenhouse Gas Cycling. J Geol Geosci 1:e103. DOI:10.4172/jgg.1000e103
  • Tan, Z. and Q. Zhuang (2012), An analysis of atmospheric CH4 concentrations from 1984 to 2008 with a single box atmospheric chemistry model, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 30259-30282, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-30259-2012, 2012.
  • pSui,X., G.  Zhou, and Q. Zhuang (2012) Sensitivity of carbon budget to historical climate variability and atmospheric CO2 concentration in temperate grassland ecosystems in China, Climatic Change, doi 10.1007/s10584-012-0533-2.
  • Jiang, Y., Q. Zhuang* and O'Donnell, A. J. (2012) Modeling thermal dynamics of active layer soils and near-surface permafrost using a fully coupled water and heat transport model, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 117, No. D11, D11110.
  • *Zhuang, Q., Y. Lu, and M. Chen (2012), An inventory of global N2O emissions from the soils of natural terrestrial ecosystems, Atmospheric Environment, 1352-2310, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.11.036.
  • Chen, M., and Q. Zhuang* (2012) Evaluating Carbon dynamics of forest ecosystems in the conterminous United States based on a spatially explicit parameterization method, Earth Interactions, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/EI400.1.
  • Jiang, Y., Q. Zhuang*, and D. Mandallaz (2012). Modeling Large Fire Frequency and Burned Area in Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystems with Poisson Models, Environ Model Assess, DOI 10.1007/s10666-012-9307-5.ng,
  • Y., Q. Zhuang*, S. Schaphoff, S. Sitch, A. Sokolov, D. Kicklighter, and J. Melillo (2012). Uncertainty analysis of vegetation distribution in the northern high latitudes during the 21st century with a dynamic vegetation model, Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.85. 
  • Chen, M., Q. Zhuang*, Cook, D. R., Coulter, R., Pekour, M., Scott, R. L., Munger, J. W., and Bible, K. (2011) Quantification of terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in the conterminous United States combining a process-based biogeochemical model and MODIS and AmeriFlux data, Biogeosciences, 8, 2665-2688, doi:10.5194/bg-8-2665-2011
  • Qin Z., Q. Zhuang*, Zhu X., Cai X., and Zhang X (2011). Carbon consequences and agricultural implications of growing biofuel crops on marginal agricultural lands in China. Environ. Sci. Technol.. DOI: 10.1021/es2024934.
  • Zhu X., Q. Zhuang*, Chen M., Sirin A., Melillo J., Kicklighter D., Sokolov A., Song L. (2011), Rising methane emissions in response to climate change in Northern Eurasia during the 21st century. Environ. Res. Lett. 6 045211 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045211
  • Qin, Z., Q. Zhuang*, and M. Chen (2011), Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on carbon balance, bioenergy production, and agricultural yield, in the conterminous United States, Glob Change Biol Bioenergy, 1757-1707, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01129.x, DO - 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01129.x 
  • Tang, J. and Q. Zhuang* (2011), Technical Note: Propagating correlations in atmospheric inversions using different Kalman update smoothers, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 921-929, doi:10.5194/acp-11-921-2011.
  • Jiang, Y., and Q. Zhuang* (2011), Extreme value analysis of wildfires in Canadian boreal forest ecosystems, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 41:1836-1851, 10.1139/x11-102.
  • Lu, X. and Q. Zhuang* (2011), Areal changes of land ecosystems in the Alaskan Yukon River Basin from 1984-2008, Environ. Res. Lett. 6 034012,doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/3/034012
  • pXiao, J., Q. Zhuang*, Beverly E. Law, Dennis D. Baldocchi, Jiquan Chen, Andrew D. Richardson, Jerry M. Melillo, Kenneth J. Davis, David Y. Hollinger, Sonia Wharton, Ram Oren, Asko Noormets, Marc L. Fischer, Shashi B. Verma, David R. Cook, Ge Sun, Steve McNulty, Steven C. Wofsy, Paul V. Bolstad, Sean P. Burns, Peter S. Curtis, Bert G. Drake, Matthias Falk, David R. Foster, Lianhong Gu, Julian L. Hadley, Gabriel G. Katul, Marcy Litvak, Siyan Ma, Timothy A. Martin, Roser Matamala, Tilden P. Meyers, Russell K. Monson, J. William Munger, Walter C. Oechel, U. Kyaw Tha Paw, Hans Peter Schmid, Russell L. Scott, Gregory Starr, Andrew E. Suyker, Margaret S. Torn (2011), Assessing net ecosystem carbon exchange of U.S. terrestrial ecosystems by integrating eddy covariance flux measurements and satellite observations, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 151, Issue 1, 15 January 2011, Pages 60-69, ISSN 0168-1923, DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.09.002.
  • Tang, J. and Q. Zhuang* (2010), Modeling soil thermal and hydrological dynamics and changes of growing season in Alaskan terrestrial ecosystems, Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-010-9988-1 
  • Tang, J., Q. Zhuang*, Shannon, R. D., and White, J. R. (2010), Quantifying wetland methane emissions with process-based models of different complexities, Biogeosciences, 7, 3817-3837, doi:10.5194/bg-7-3817-2010
  • Anthony, K. M. W., D. A. Vas, L. Brosius, F. S. Chapin III, S. A. Zimov, and Q. Zhuang (2010), Estimating methane emissions from northern lakes using ice bubble surveys, Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods, 8, 592–609.
  • Xiong, X., C. D. Barnet, Q. Zhuang, T. Machida, C. Sweeney, and P. K. Patra (2010), Mid-upper tropospheric methane in the high Northern Hemisphere: Spaceborne observations by AIRS, aircraft measurements, and model simulations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D19309, doi:10.1029/2009JD013796. 
  • McGuire, A.D., D.J. Hayes, D.W. Kicklighter, M. Manizza, Q. Zhuang, M. Chen, M. J. Follows, K. R. Gurney, J. W. McClelland, J. M. Melillo, B. J. Peterson, and R. G. Prinn (2010), An analysis of the carbon balance of the Arctic Basin from 1997 to 2006, Tellus, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00497.x.
  • Zhuang Q., J. He, Y. Lu, L. Ji, J. Xiao, T. Luo, Carbon dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau during the 20th century: an analysis with a process-based biogeochemical mode, Global Ecology and Biogeography,19,5, 649-662,2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00559.x.
  • McGuire, A.D., D.J. Hayes, D.W. Kicklighter, M. Manizza, Q. Zhuang, M. Chen, M. J. Follows, K. R. Gurney, J. W. McClelland, J. M. Melillo, B. J. Peterson, and R. G. Prinn, An analysis of the carbon balance of the Arctic Basin from 1997 to 2006, Tellus, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00497.x.
  • Zhuang Q., J. He, Y. Lu, L. Ji, J. Xiao, T. Luo, Carbon dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau during the 20th century: an analysis with a process-based biogeochemical mode, Global Ecology and Biogeography,19,5, 649-662,2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00559.x.
  • McGuire, A.D., D.J. Hayes, D.W. Kicklighter, M. Manizza, Q. Zhuang, M. Chen, M. J. Follows, K. R. Gurney, J. W. McClelland, J. M. Melillo, B. J. Peterson, and R. G. Prinn, An analysis of the carbon balance of the Arctic Basin from 1997 to 2006, Tellus, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00497.x.
  • Lu, X., and Q. Zhuang, Evaluating evapotranspiration and water-use efficiency of terrestrial ecosystems in the conterminous United States using MODIS and AmeriFlux data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 9, 1924-1939, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.04.001.
  • Xiao, J., Q. Zhuang, D. D. Baldocchi, B. E. Law, A. D. Richardson, J. Chen, R. Oren, G. Starr, A. Noormets, S. Ma, S. B. Verma, S. Wharton, S. C. Wofsy, P V. Bolstad, S. P. Burns, D. R. Cook, P. S. Curtis, B. G. Drake, M. Falk, M. L. Fischer, D. R. Foster, L. Gu, J. L. Hadley, D. Y. Hollinger, G. G. Katul, M. Litvak, T. A. Martin, R. Matamala, S. McNulty, T. P. Meyers, R. K. Monson, J. W. Munger, W. C. Oechel, K. T. Paw U, H. P. Schmid, R. L. Scott, G. Sun, A. E. Suyker, M. S. Torn, (2010). A Continuous Measure of Gross Primary Productivity for the Conterminous U.S. Derived from MODIS and AmeriFlux Data, Remote Sensing of Environment 114, 576-591.
  • Lu, X. and Q. Zhuang (2010), Evaluating climate impacts on carbon balance of the terrestrial ecosystems in the Midwest of the United States with a process-based ecosystem model, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change,15, 5, 467-487,10.1007/s11027-010-9228-z.
  • Ping, X., G. Zhou, Q. Zhuang, Y. Wang, W. Zuo, G. Shi, X. Lin and Y. Wang, (2010). Effects of sample size and position from monolith and core methods on the estimation of total root biomass in a temperate grassland ecosystem in Inner Mongolia. Geoderma 155(3-4): 262-268.
  • Xu, K., , C. Kong, , G. Liu, , C. Wu, , H. Deng, , Y. Zhang , and Q. Zhuang, Changes of urban wetlands in Wuhan, China, from 1987 to 2005, Progress in Physical Geography 2010 34: 207-220.
  • Tang, J., and Q. Zhuang (2009), A global sensitivity analysis and Bayesian inference framework for improving the parameter estimation and prediction of a process-based Terrestrial Ecosystem Model, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D15303, doi:10.1029/2009JD011724.
  • Jiang Y., Zhuang Q., Flannigan M. D., Little J. M. (2009), Characterization of wildfire regimes in Canadian boreal terrestrial ecosystems. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18, 992-1002. doi:10.1071/WF08096.
  • Lu, Y.,  Q. Zhuang, G. Zhou, A. Sirin, J. Melillo and D. Kicklighter (2009) Possible decline of the carbon sink in the Mongolian Plateau during the 21st century, Environ. Res. Lett. 4 045023 (8pp)   doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/4/045023<http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/4/4/045023>.
  • Xiao, J., Q. Zhuang, E. Liang, A.D. McGuire, A. Moody, D.W. Kicklighter, X. Shao, and J.M. Melillo, 2009: Twentieth-Century Droughts and Their Impacts on Terrestrial Carbon Cycling in China. Earth Interactions, 13, 1-31.
  • Zhuang, Q., J. M. Melack, S. Zimov, K. M. Walter, C. L. Butenhoff, and M. A. K. Khalil, (2009), Global methane emissions from wetlands, rice paddies, and lakes,  Eos, 90(5), 37-38.
  • Zhuang, Q., J. M. Melack, S. Zimov, K. M. Walter, C. L. Butenhoff, and M. A. K. Khalil (2009), Correction to "Global methane emissions from wetlands, rice paddies, and lakes", Eos Trans. AGU, 90(11), doi:10.1029/2009EO110019.
  • Tang, J., and Q. Zhuang (2008), Equifinality in parameterization of process-based biogeochemistry models: A significant uncertainty source to the estimation of regional carbon dynamics, J. Geophys. Res., 113, G04010, doi:10.1029/2008JG000757.
  • Xiao, J., Zhuang, Q., D.D. Baldocchi, B.E. Law, A.D. Richardson, J. Chen, R. Oren, G. Starr, A. Noormets, S.Ma, S.B. Verma, S. Wharton, S.C. Wofsy, P.V. Bolstad, S.P. Burns, D.R. Cook, P.S. Curtis, B.G. Drake, M. Falk, M.L. Fischer, D.R. Foster, L. Gu, J.L. Hadley, D.Y. Hollinger, G.G. Katul, M. Litvak, T.A. Martin, R. Matamala, S. McNulty, T.P. Meyers, R.K. Monson, J.W. Munger, W.C. Oechel, K.T. Paw U, H.P. Schmid, R.L. Scott, G. Sun, A.E. Suyker, M.S. Torn, 2008. Estimation of net ecosystem carbon exchange for the conterminous United States by combining MODIS and AmeriFlux data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148 (11), 1827-1847.
  • Zhuang, Q. , T. Zhang, J. Xiao, and T. Luo, Quantification of Net Primary Production of Chinese Forest Ecosystems with Spatial Statistical Approaches, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, DOI 10.1007/s11027-008-9152-7, 2008.
  • Zhuang, Q., and W. S. Reeburgh, Introduction to special section on Synthesis of Recent Terrestrial Methane Emission Studies, J. Geophys. Res., 113, G00A02, doi:10.1029/2008JG000749, 2008.
  • Xiao, J., and Q. Zhuang, Drought effects on large fire activity in Canadian and Alaskan forests, Environ. Res. Lett. 2 044003 (6pp)   doi:10.1088/1748-9326/2/4/044003, 2007.
  • Balshi M.S., A.D.McGuire, Q. Zhuang, J.M.Melillo, D.W. Kicklighter, E.Kasischke, C. Wirth, M. Flannigan, J.Harden, J.S.Clein, T.J. Burnside, J.McAllister, W.A.Kurz, M.Apps, and A. Shvidenko, The role of historical fire disturbance in the carbon dynamics of the pan-boreal region: A process-based analysis. J. Geophys. Res, 112, G02029, 2007.
  • Zhuang, Q., J. M. Melillo, A. D. McGuire, D. W. Kicklighter, R. G. Prinn, P. A. Steudler, B. S. Felzer, and S. Hu,  Net emissions of CH4 and CO2 in Alaska: implications for the region's greenhouse gas budget ,  Ecological Applications: Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 203-212,  2007. <http://web.ics.purdue.edu/%7Eqzhuang/Dr_%20Qianlai%20Zhuang_files/Zhuang%20et%20al-EA-2007.pdf>
  • Sitch, S.,   A.D. McGuire,  J. Kimball,  N. Gedney,  J. Gamon,  R. Rengstrom, A. Wolf,   Q. Zhuang,  J. Clein,   and  K. C. McDonald,  Assessing the carbon balance of circumpolar arctic tundra using remote sensing and process modeling, Ecological Applications, 17 (1), 2007, 213-234, 2007.
  • Zhuang, Q., J. M. Melillo, M. C. Sarofim, D W. Kicklighter, A. D. McGuire, B. S. Felzer, A. Sokolov, R. G. Prinn, P. A. Steudler, and S. Hu, CO2 and CH4 exchanges between land ecosystems and the atmosphere in northern high latitudes over the 21st century, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L17403, doi:10.1029/2006GL026972, 2006.
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