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Dr. Qianlai Zhuang

Professor Dr. Qianlai Zhuang

Curriculum Vitae
Associated website(s):
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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., CO 2 and O 3 ), 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 CH 4 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 CO 2 , CH 4 , and N 2 O;
  3. Feedbacks of ecosystems and biogeochemical dynamics to the climate and society.

Teaching Interes

  • EAPS 52900, Modeling Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Cycles
  • EAPS 52700: Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
  • EAPS 591: Integrated Global System Modeling
  • EAPS 591: Environmental Model-Data Assimilation
  • EAPS 120: Introduction to Geography

Awards and Honors

  • 11/01/2022 – 10/30/2025, NASA – Role of linked hydrological, permafrost, ground ice, and land cover changes in regional carbon balance across boreal and arctic landscapes. PI in collaboration with USGS (Neal Pastick), UAF (Tamara Harms), and Alaskan Ecoscience (Torre Jorgenson). Award: $913,015
  • 08/05/2021 – 08/04/2024, NASA - The role of boreal wildfires in the global carbon budget: A process-based analysis using satellite-derived fire burn severity data (FEDERAL AWARD IDENTIFICATION NO.: 80NSSC21K1710), PI in collaboration with Nancy French at Michigan Technology University and Ron Prinn at MIT, $675,583.
  • 08/1/2018- 07/30/2023, NSF - NNA: Collaborative Research: MSB-FRA: Peat Expansion in Arctic Tundra - Pattern, Process, and the Implication for the Carbon Cycle (TundraPEAT) (Award # 1802832, PI in collaboration with Julie Loisel, Texas A&M University; Philip Camill, Bowdoin College; Steve Frolking, University of New Hampshire; Zicheng Yu, Lehigh University), $304,493.
  • 07/1/2017- 06/30/2020, NASA/U. of Colorado, Boulder: Process-level investigation of revised global methane budget based on in situ and remote sensing of atmospheric composition and the land surface (PI in collaboration with Stefan Schwietzke, Sourish Basu; Lori Bruhwiler; Owen Sherwood; John Miller; Gabrielle Petron; Sylvia Englund Michel; Ed Dlugokencky; Pieter Tans; Giuseppe Etiope; Martin Schoell; Bell, Jennifer), $468,997 out of $1,282,569
  • 07/10/2017 – 07/09/2019, USGS: Quantifying Alaskan Landscape Changes and Their Impacts on Greenhouse Emissions of Carbon Dioxide and Methane (PI in collaboration with A. D. McGuire and H. Genet), $140,000.
  • 9/1/2017-8/31/2020NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, High Affinity Methanotrophs are an Important Overlooked Methane Sink in the Pan–Arctic Methane Budget (PI for Youmi Oh), $135,000
  • 9/2016-8/2019  NASA
    High-resolution mapping of dynamic inundation in boreal wetlands for carbon and hydrological studies on seasonal to interannual scales (Qianlai Zhuang, PI in collaboration with: Seung-bum Kim (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)) $152,909 out of $450,280

  • 08/01/2015 – 07/31/2018, Department of Energy / Chapman University: Understanding mechanistic controls of heterotrophic CO 2 and CH 4 fluxes in a peatland with deep soil warming and atmospheric CO 2 enrichment (PI in collaboration with Scott Bridgham and Jason Keller), $416,551 out of $1,495,783
  • 05/01/2014 – April/30/2017 NSF, Collaborative Research: Forest Productivity and Hydrological Patterns Regulate Methane Fluxes From Peatlands in the Amazon Basin (Principal Investigator: Qianlai Zhuang, in collaboration with Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz at Arizona State University and Joost van Haren at University of Arizona) $103,000 out of $729,999
  • 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 CO 2 and CH 4 Fluxes in a Peatland with Deep Soil Warming and Atmospheric CO 2 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

  • 2014 - present: Professor, Departments of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, and Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 2010 - 2014: 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, theEcosystems 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 - Google Scholar Page for a complete list of publications

  • Oh, Y. , Zhuang, Q. , Welp, L.R. et al. Improved global wetland carbon isotopic signatures support post-2006 microbial methane emission increase. Commun Earth Environ 3, 159 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-022-00488-5 PDF
  • Huang, C. , Zhuang, Q. , Meng, X. et al. A fine spatial resolution modeling of urban carbon emissions: a case study of Shanghai, China. Sci Rep 12, 9255 (2022) . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-13487-5 PDF
  • Zhao, B. , Zhuang, Q. , Treat, C., and Frolking, S. (2022). A model intercomparison analysis for controls on C accumulation in North American peatlands. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 127, e2021JG006762. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JG006762 PDF
  • Liu, X.; Wang, S. ; Zhuang, Q. ; Jin, X.; Bian, Z.; Zhou, M.; Meng, Z.; Han, C.; Guo, X.; Jin, W.; et al. A Review on Carbon Source and Sink in Arable Land Ecosystems. Land 2022, 11, 580. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11040580 PDF
  • Xi, X., Gentine, P., Zhuang, Q., and Kim, S. (2022). Evaluating the variability of surface soil moisture simulated within CMIP5 using SMAP data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127, e2021JD035363. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035363 PDF
  • Liu, L. , Zhuang, Q. , Zhao, D., Zheng, D., Kou, D., and Yang, Y. (2022). Permafrost degradation diminishes terrestrial ecosystem carbon sequestration capacity on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 36, e2021GB007068. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GB007068 PDF
  • Wang, S., M. Zhou, K. Adhikari, Q. Zhuang , Z. Bian, Y. Wang, X. Jin, Anthropogenic controls over soil organic carbon distribution from the cultivated lands in Northeast China, CATENA, Volume 210, 2022, 105897, ISSN 0341-8162, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105897 . PDF
  • Yun, H. , J. Tang, L. D’Imperio, X. Wang, Y. Qu , L. Liu , Q. Zhuang , W. Zhang, Q. Wu, A. Chen, Q. Zhu , D. Chen, B. Elberling (2021). Warming and increased respiration have transformed an alpine steppe ecosystem on the Tibetan Plateau from a carbon dioxide sink into a source. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126, e2021JG006406. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JG006406 PDF
  • Zha, J. and Zhuang, Q *.: Quantifying the role of moss in terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in northern high latitudes, Biogeosciences, 18, 6245–6269, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6245-2021 , 2021.
  • Zhang, L., Q. Zhuang , Zhi Wen, Peng Zhang, Wei Ma, Qingbai Wu, Hanbo Yun, Spatial state distribution and phase transition of non-uniform water in soils: Implications for engineering and environmental sciences, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2021, 102465, ISSN 0001-8686, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2021.102465 .
  • Wang, S., M. Zhou, K. Adhikari, Q. Zhuang , Z. Bian, Y. Wang, X. Jin, Anthropogenic controls over soil organic carbon distribution from the cultivated lands in Northeast China, CATENA, Volume 210, 2022, 105897, ISSN 0341-8162, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105897 .
  • Yun, H., J. Tang, L. D’Imperio, X. Wang, Y. Qu, L. Liu, Q. Zhuang , W. Zhang, Q. Wu, A. Chen, Q. Zhu, D. Chen, B. Elberling (2021). Warming and increased respiration have transformed an alpine steppe ecosystem on the Tibetan Plateau from a carbon dioxide sink into a source. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126, e2021JG006406. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JG006406
  • Stavert, A. R., Saunois, M., Canadell, J. G., Poulter, B., Jackson, R. B., Regnier, P., Lauerwald, R., Raymond, P. A., Allen, G. H., Patra, P. K., Bergamaschi, P., Bousquet, P., Chandra, N., Ciais, P., Gustafson, A., Ishizawa, M., Ito, A., Kleinen, T., Maksyutov, S., … Zhuang, Q. (2021). Regional trends and drivers of the global methane budget. Global Change Biology, 00, 1– 19. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15901
  • Zhang, L., T. Ren, Y. Yu, Y. Yao, C. Li, Y. Zhao, Q. Zhuang , Z. Liu, X. Zhang, S. Li, Optimization of environmental variable functions of GPP quantitative model based on SCE-UA and minimum loss screening method, Ecological Informatics, Volume 66, 2021, 101479, ISSN 1574-9541, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101479 .
  • Liu, S., and Zhuang, Q *. 2021. Leaf 13C data constrain the uncertainty of the carbon dynamics of temperate forest ecosystems. Ecosphere 12(10):e03741. 10.1002/ecs2.3741
  • Wang, S.; Zhou, M.; Zhuang, Q. ; Guo, L. Prediction Potential of Remote Sensing-Related Variables in the Topsoil Organic Carbon Density of Liaohekou Coastal Wetlands, Northeast China. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 4106. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13204106
  • Liu, X., Q. Zhuang , L. Lai, J. Zhou, Q. Sun, S. Yi, B. Liu, Y. Zheng, Soil water use sources and patterns in shrub encroachment in semiarid grasslands of Inner Mongolia, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volumes 308–309, 2021, 108579, ISSN 0168-1923, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108579 .
  • Guo, M. , Zhuang, Q. , Yao, H., Golub, M., Leung, L. R., & Tan, Z. (2021). Intercomparison of thermal regime algorithms in 1-D lake models. Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR028776. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR028776 PDF.
  • Lan, X., Basu, S., Schwietzke, S., Bruhwiler, L. M. P., Dlugokencky, E. J., Michel, S. E., O. A. Sherwood, P. P. Tans, K. Thoning, G. Etiope, Zhuang , L. Liu, Y. Oh , J. B. Miller, G. Pétron, B. H. Vaughn, M. Crippa (2021). Improved constraints on global methane emissions and sinks using δ13C-CH4. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 35, e2021GB007000. https://doi . org/10.1029/2021GB007000 PDF.
  • Zhang , L., Q.  Zhuang , Z. Wen, P. Zhang, W. Ma, Q. Wu, H. Yun, Spatial state distribution and phase transition of non-uniform water in soils: Implications for engineering and environmental sciences, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2021, 102465, ISSN 0001-8686, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2021.102465 . PDF.
  • Liu, L. , D. Zhao, J. Wei, Q. Zhuang , X. Gao, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang, C. Guo and D. Zheng, (2021) Permafrost sensitivity to global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C in the Northern Hemisphere, Environmental Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abd6a8 . PDF.
  • Zheng, J. , J. Fan, F. Zhang, J. Guo, S. Yan, Q. Zhuang , N. Cui, L. Guo, (2021), Interactive effects of mulching practice and nitrogen rate on grain yield, water productivity, fertilizer use efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions of rainfed summer maize in northwest China, Agricultural Water Management, Volume 248, 106778, ISSN 0378-3774, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.106778 . PDF.
  • Guo, M. , Zhuang, Q. , Yao, H., Golub, M., Leung, L. R., Pierson, D., and Tan, Z. (2021). Validation and sensitivity analysis of a 1‐D lake model across global lakes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033417. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033417 . PDF.
  • Zhao, B., Q.  Zhuang, N. Shurpali, K. Köster, F. Berninger & J. Pumpanen, North American boreal forests are a large carbon source due to wildfires from 1986 to 2016, Scientific Reports , (2021) 11:7723, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87343-3
  • Huang, C., Q. Zhuang, X. Meng, H. Guo, J. Han,  An improved nightlight threshold method for revealing the spatiotemporal dynamics and driving forces of urban expansion in China, Journal of Environmental Management 289 (2021) 1125740301-4797
  • Zhuang, Q., Wang, S., Zhao, B., Aires, F., Prigent, C., Yu, Z., et al. (2020). Modeling Holocene peatland carbon accumulation in North America. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005230. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JG005230 . PDF.
  • S. Wang , L. Xu, Q. Zhuang , et al., Investigating the spatio-temporal variability of soil organic carbon stocks in different ecosystems, Science of the Total Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143644 . PDF.
  • Zha, J. and Zhuang, Q. : Microbial dormancy and its impacts on northern temperate and boreal terrestrial ecosystem carbon budget, Biogeosciences, 17, 4591–4610, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4591-2020 , 2020. PDF.
  • J. Zheng, J. Fan, F. Zhang, Q. Zhuang , Evapotranspiration partitioning and water productivity of rainfed maize under contrasting mulching conditions in Northwest China, Agricultural Water Management, Volume 243, 2021, 106473, ISSN 0378-3774, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106473. PDF
  • Saunois, M., Stavert, A. R., Poulter, B., Bousquet, P., Canadell, J. G., Jackson, R. B., Raymond, P. A., Dlugokencky, E. J., Houweling, S., Patra, P. K., Ciais, P., Arora, V. K., Bastviken, D., Bergamaschi, P., Blake, D. R., Brailsford, G., Bruhwiler, L., Carlson, K. M., Carrol, M., Castaldi, S., Chandra, N., Crevoisier, C., Crill, P. M., Covey, K., Curry, C. L., Etiope, G., Frankenberg, C., Gedney, N., Hegglin, M. I., Höglund-Isaksson, L., Hugelius, G., Ishizawa, M., Ito, A., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Jensen, K. M., Joos, F., Kleinen, T., Krummel, P. B., Langenfelds, R. L., Laruelle, G. G., Liu, L., Machida, T., Maksyutov, S., McDonald, K. C., McNorton, J., Miller, P. A., Melton, J. R., Morino, I., Müller, J., Murguia-Flores, F., Naik, V., Niwa, Y., Noce, S., O'Doherty, S., Parker, R. J., Peng, C., Peng, S., Peters, G. P., Prigent, C., Prinn, R., Ramonet, M., Regnier, P., Riley, W. J., Rosentreter, J. A., Segers, A., Simpson, I. J., Shi, H., Smith, S. J., Steele, L. P., Thornton, B. F., Tian, H., Tohjima, Y., Tubiello, F. N., Tsuruta, A., Viovy, N., Voulgarakis, A., Weber, T. S., van Weele, M., van der Werf, G. R., Weiss, R. F., Worthy, D., Wunch, D., Yin, Y., Yoshida, Y., Zhang, W., Zhang, Z., Zhao, Y., Zheng, B., Zhu, Q., Zhu, Q., and Zhuang, Q. : The Global Methane Budget 2000–2017, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1561–1623, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1561-2020 , 2020. PDF
  • Yu, T. and Zhuang, Q. : Modeling biological nitrogen fixation in global natural terrestrial ecosystems, Biogeosciences, 17, 3643–3657, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3643-2020 , 2020. PDF
  • Liu, L. , Zhuang, Q. , Oh, Y. , Shurpali, N. J., Kim, S., & Poulter, B. ( 2020). Uncertainty quantification of global net methane emissions from terrestrial ecosystems using a mechanistically based biogeochemistry model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005428. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JG005428. PDF
  • Guo, M. , Q. Zhuang , Z. Tan , N. Shurpali, S. Juutinen, P. Kortelainen and P. Martikainen, 2020, Rising methane emissions from boreal lakes due to increasing ice-free days, Environ. Res. Lett. 15 064008. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab8254. PDF
  • Wang S , Adhikari K, Zhuang Q , Yang Z, Jin X, Wang Q, Bian Z. 2020. An improved similarity-based approach to predicting and mapping soil organic carbon and soil total nitrogen in a coastal region of northeastern China. PeerJ 8:e9126 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9126. PDF
  • Zheng, Y., Zhou, G., Zhuang, Q. , & Shimizu, H. (2020). Long‐term elimination of grazing reverses the effects of shrub encroachment on soil and vegetation on the Ordos Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005439. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JG005439. PDF
  • Oh, Y., Zhuang, Q., Liu, L. et al. Reduced net methane emissions due to microbial methane oxidation in a warmer Arctic. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0734-z
  • Wang, S.; Zhuang, Q.; Jin, X.; Yang, Z.; Liu, H. Predicting Soil Organic Carbon and Soil Nitrogen Stocks in Topsoil of Forest Ecosystems in Northeastern China Using Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sens. 2020 , 12 , 1115. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/7/1115
  • Wang, S. , K. Adhikari, Q. Zhuang, H. Gu, X. Jin, Impacts of urbanization on soil organic carbon stocks in the northeast coastal agricultural areas of China, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 721, 2020, 137814,ISSN 0048-9697, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137814.PDF
  • Guseva, S., Bleninger, T., Jöhnk, K., Polli, B. A., Tan, Z., Thiery, W., Zhuang, Q ., Rusak, J. A., Yao, H., Lorke, A., and Stepanenko, V.: Multimodel simulation of vertical gas transfer in a temperate lake, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 697–715, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-697-2020 , 2020. PDF
  • Wang, S., J. Gao , Q. Zhuang , Y. Lu, H. Gu, and X. Jin, (2019) Multispectral Remote Sensing Data Are Effective and Robust in Mapping Regional Forest Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in a Northeast Forest Region in China, Remote Sens. 2020, 12(3), 393; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12030393. PDF
  • Liao, C., Zhuang, Q ., Leung, L. R., & Guo, L. ( 2019). Quantifying dissolved organic carbon dynamics using a three‐dimensional terrestrial ecosystem model at high spatial‐temporal resolutions. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019MS001792.PDF
  • Ding, Y., W. Wang, Q. Zhuang, and Y. Luo (2020). Adaptation of paddy rice in China to climate change: The effects of shifting sowing date on yield and irrigation water requirement." Agricultural Water Management 228: 105890. PDF
  • Wang, S. , Q. Zhuang ,Z. Yang ,N. Yu and X. Jin, Temporal and Spatial Changes of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in the Forest Area of Northeastern China, Forests 2019, 10(11), 1023; https://doi.org/10.3390/f10111023.PDF
  • Natali, S.M., Watts, J.D., Rogers, B.M. et al. Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region. Nat. Clim. Chang. 9, 852–857 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0592-8.PDF
  • Kicklighter, D. W., J. M. Melillo, E. Monier, A. P. Sokolov, and Q. Zhuang (2019) Future nitrogen availability and its effect on carbon sequestration in Northern Eurasia. Nature Communications 10, 3024, doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10944-0. PDF
  • Qi, L., Wang, S. , Zhuang, Q. , Yang, Z., Bai, S., Jin, X., Lei, G. (2019), Spatial-Temporal Changes in Soil Organic Carbon and pH in the Liaoning Province of China: A Modeling Analysis Based on Observational Data, Sustainability, 11(13): 3569. doi:10.3390/su11133569 PDF
  • Bian, z., X. Guo, S. Wang , Q. Zhuang , X. Jin, Q. Wang & S. Jia (2019): Applying statistical methods to map soil organic carbon of agricultural lands in northeastern coastal areas of China, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, DOI: 10.1080/03650340.2019.1626983. PDF

  • Yu, T. , and Q. Zhuang (2019), Quantifying global N2O emissions from natural ecosystem soils using trait-based biogeochemistry models. Biogeosciences 16(2): 207-222. https://www.biogeosciences.net/16/207/2019/bg-16-207-2019.pdf

  • Qu, Yang, and Q. Zhuang , Evapotranspiration in North America: implications for water resources in a changing climate, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change (2019): 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-019-09865-6 PDF
  • Zhu, P., Q. Zhuang, L. Welp, P. Ciais, M. Heimann, B. Peng, W. Li, C. Bernacchi, C. Roedenbeck, and T.F. Keenan (2019), Recent warming has resulted in smaller gains in net carbon uptake in northern high latitudes. J. Climate, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0653.1
  • Zhu, P., Zhuang, Q., Archontoulis, SV, Bernacchi, C., Müller, C., Dissecting the nonlinear response of maize yield to high temperature stress with model-data integration. Glob Change Biol. 2019; 00:1-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14632 PDF
  • Wang, S., Zhuang, Q ., Lähteenoja, O., Draper, F., and Cadillo-Quiroz, H (2018), Potential shift from a carbon sink to a source in Amazonian peatlands under a changing climate, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 2018, 201801317; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1801317115 PDF
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