I study the response and feedback of land surface to environmental change. My work primarily involves understanding hydrology, carbon cycling, and vegetation dynamics in the terrestrial ecosystems with field measurements, satellite data, process-oriented land surface and Earth system models; investigating the land surface response to multiple-factor global change and to attribute the variations of terrestrial ecosystem dynamics to natural and anthropogenic drivers; and global scale coupling research primarily concentrating on land-climate interactions with the integrated Earth system modeling framework. My research has been published in leading journals including Nature Climate Change, Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, and Global Change Biology among others. I have also been involved in mentoring students and postdocs at ORNL, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Iowa State University.
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