Research Interestss

My research interests include global carbon cycles, ecological modeling and simulation, forest ecology, global ecology, and impacts of global climate change and ecosystem disturbances on spatial-temporal dynamics of ecosystem productivity, structure and function in Europe, China, Canada and USA. Over the past decade, I have been pursuing an integrated-systems approach that combines both theoretical ecosystem modeling and spatial analysis with experimental and field measurements at a variety of scales ranging from stands to globe, with time scales ranging from past (last glacial maximum, about 21, 000 C14 yr. BP), present, and into the future 50 to 100 years. The focus of my recent research is to understanding how changes in climate, ecosystem disturbance, and land use affect the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, land-atmosphere interactions, and global carbon cycles.

Research Projects

Selected Current and On-going Research Projects

Participated Projects