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2016:

November 2, 2016 - Meeting report in Eos: Improving Carbon Cycle Projections for Better Carbon Management

October 10, 2016 - Dr. Li Zhang's paper titled Drought events and their effects on vegetation productivity in China is accepted by Ecosphere today.

September 21-23, 2016 - The 2016 AmeriFlux PI meeting was held at Golden, CO. Jingfeng Xiao served as one of the meeting organizers and also presented results on the contrasting of annual CO2 fluxes between inland and coastal wetlands.

September 23, 2016 - UNH TODAY: Seeing the Data for the Trees: With major grant and innovative techniques, UNH researchers study forest biodiversity and climate change

September 21, 2016 - Rossella's paper titled "Evapotranspiration and water use efficiency in relation to climate and canopy nitrogen in U.S. forests" is accepted by Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences today. Congratulations! This work is supported by NASA through Terrestrial Ecology and Carbon Cycle Science.

September 7, 2016 - Our paper titled "Recent trends in vegetation greenness in China significantly altered annual evapotranspiration and water yield" (Liu et al.) is published in ERL today.

September 2, 2016 - We are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the MacroSystems Biology Program to exmaine the influence of biological diversity on land-atmosphere exchange in forests by confronting theory with data ($1,244,070, 01/2017-12/2021, Co-PI, PI Scott V. Ollinger).

August 15, 2016 - Yibo's manuscript titled Recent trends in vegetation greenness in China significantly altered annual evapotranspiration and water yield is accepted by Environmental Research Letters today. Congratulations, Yibo!

July 13, 2016 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled Translating flux observations from towers to regions, continents, and the globe: What have we learned? at Beijing Normal University.

July 6, 2016 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled Applications of remote sensing and in-situ measurements in ecohydrology at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China.

June 26, 2016 - Jingfeng Xiao (and other USCCC participants) had a field trip and visited a 6,600 acre forest plantation, a forest farm, and the Shuiguan Great Wall (a segment of the Great Wall of China).

June 26, 2016 - The meta-analysis manuscript on global wetland C fluxes led by Dr. Weizhi Lu is accepted by Global Change Biology. The title of the manuscript is Contrasting ecosystem CO2 fluxes of inland and coastal wetlands: A meta-analysis of eddy covariance data.

June 25, 2016 - Jingfeng Xiao attended the 13th USCCC (US-China Carbon Consortium) annual meeting in Beijing and presented results on the Earth’s “greening” and “browning” that Xufeng Wang worked on. Jingfeng also chaired the USCCC PI discussion session as the USCCC co-chair.

June 22, 2016 - Preface: Impacts of extreme climate events and disturbances on carbon dynamics. Preface to our special issue in Biogeosciences (Guest Editors: Jingfeng Xiao, Shuguang Liu, Paul Stoy).

May 4, 2016 - Our NASA Carbon Cycle Science project team had a meeting today to discuss the progress and plans for urban field work on the collection of greenhouse gas fluxes (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide), soil organic carbon, and biomass.

April, 2016 - Jingfeng Xiao served on a NASA review panel.

March 2, 2016 - Yibo is ending his one-year visit and will be flying back home tomorrow. Yibo has been a great addition to the group. We had a lunch gathering today. Safe travels, Yibo!

February 26, 2016 - PhD student Xing Li from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China arrived today for his one-year visit. Welcome, Xing!

February 3, 2016 - We are now funded by NASA to develop ecosystem carbon indicators for the U.S. National Climate Assessment. (PI: Jingfeng Xiao; Co-I: Alexander Prusevich)

January 5, 2016 - Haibo Wang finished his 3-month visit to our group and returned to China.

2015:

December 14-18, 2015 - Yibo Liu presented results on water use efficiency and responses to drought at the AGU meeting.

December 14-18, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk on what we learned from upscaling efforts at the AGU meeting and also presented results from the Carbon Cycle Science project.

November 20, 2015 - Our new paper Contributions of natural and human factors to increases in vegetation productivity in China is published in Ecosphere today. This study disentangles the relative contributions of various natural (climate change, atmospheric CO2 concentrations, N deposition) and human (afforestation, improved agricultural practices) factors to increasing vegetation productivity.

November 1, 2015 - Dr. Xufeng Wang from the Cold and Arid Region Environment and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences joined our group today for his 12-month visit. Welcome, Xufeng!

October 19, 2015 - This is a really saddening news. Prof. Changsheng Li passed away on Sunday night. This is a great loss to his family, the scientific community, and our center. Changsheng is the architect of the DNDC model and also a Co-I of our ongoing NASA-funded project. -> More

October 14, 2015 - Dr. Haibo Wang from the Cold and Arid Region Environment and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences joined our group today for his 3-month visit. Welcome, Haibo!

September 8, 2015 - Yibo Liu published a new paper in Scientific Reports. The title of Yibo's paper is Water use efficiency of China's terrestrial ecosystems and responses to drought (http://www.nature.com/articles/srep13799).

August 8, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao attended the NSF MacroSystems Biology PI Meeting and presented project results.

August 1, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao presented results from our NASA Carbon Cycle Science project and chaired a synthesis discussion session at the USCCC 12th Annual Meeting in Shanghai, China.

July 16, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk on what we learned from upscaling efforts at the FLUXNET Synthesis Workshop in Beijing, China.

June 26, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao has been officially promoted to Research Associate Professor. Congratulations!

April 21, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao's new paper has been accepted by Ecosphere. The title of the paper is Contributions of natural and human factors to increases in vegetation productivity in China.

April 20, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao attended the NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop and presented preliminary results on our Carbon Cycle Science project.

March 30, 2015 - Alexandra's paper titled Generalization and evaluation of the process-based forest ecosystem model PnET-CN for other biomes is published in Ecosphere. [PDF] [code]

March 17, 2015 - Our 2014 paper Data-driven diagnostics of terrestrial carbon dynamics over North America in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is highlighed by the North Ameican Carbon Program (Highlight)

February 1, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao presented results at the 5th NACP meeting and also attended the AmeriFlux annual meeting.

January 23, 2015 - Jingfeng Xiao published paper titled Satellite evidence for significant biophysical consequences of the “Grain for Green” Program on the Loess Plateau in China in Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience.

2014:

December 15-16, 2014 - Jingfeng Xiao chaired the session Observing and Predicting Impacts from Ecological and Climatological Disturbances II with Leo Liu, and also presented results on the impacts of recent droughts on North American carbon dynamics at the AGU Fall Meeting.

December 4, 2014 - Weifeng Wang's paper on harvesting effects on carbon fluxes and stocks published in Biogeosciences [PDF]

July 31, 2014 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCES), Chinese Academy of Sciences. The title of the talk is Assessing land-atmosphere carbon and water exchange using flux measurements, satellite data, and modeling approaches.

July, 2014 - Jingfeng Xiao is elected as Co-Chair of USCCC (the United States-China Carbon Consortium) at the 11th USCCC Annual Meeting in Lanzhou, Gansu, China

July 19, 2014 - A new manuscript is published by Agricultural and Forest Meteorology: Xiao, J. F., Ollinger, S.V., Frolking, S., Hurtt, G.C., Hollinger, D.Y., Davis, K.J.,Pan, Y., Zhang, X., Deng, F., Chen, J., Baldocchi, D.D., Law, B.E., Arain, M.A. Desai, A.R., Richardson, A.D., Sun, G., Amiro, B., Margolis, H., Gu, L, Scott, R.L., Blanken, P.D., Suyker, A.E. (2014). Data-driven diagnostics of terrestrial carbon dynamics over North America. [PDF]

June 27, 2014 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled Eddy covariance technique is revolutionizing biogeochemical studies at the Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University on June 27, 2014.

May 5, 2014 - Jingfeng Xiao gave a short talk titled "Assessing the uncertainty of ecosystem models using AmeriFlux observations" at the 2014 AmeriFlux Annual PI Meeting at Potomac, MD.

April 11, 2014 - We are now funded by NASA to conduct a new study to incorporate a new urban dataset from SeaWinds into a multi-sensor analysis of global daytime and nighttime urban heat islands” (NASA, The Science of Terra and Aqua, $725,312, 2014-2017; PI Steve Frolking, Co-Is Jingfeng Xiao, Annemarie Schneider, Mark Friedl)

March 24, 2014 - We are now funded by NASA to conduct research on the interactions between carbon cycling, land use and climate change within mixed agricultural, forested, suburban, and urban landscapes” (NASA, Carbon Cycle Science, $1,144,441, 2014-2017, PI Jingfeng Xiao, Co-Is Changsheng Li, Alexandra R. Contosta, Ruth K. Varner, Junmei Tang)

March 24, 2014 - A new paper titled China's sizeable and uncertain carbon sink: A perspective from GOSAT is published online in Chinese Science Bulletin. [PDF]

February 22, 2014 - A new paper titled Uncertainty in model parameters and regional carbon fluxes: A model-data fusion approach is published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. This paper highlights a model-data fusion approach for quantifying the uncertainty of model parameters and regional carbon fluxes. [PDF]

February 1, 2014 - Jingfeng Xiao published a book chapter titled Assessing Net Ecosystem Exchange of Carbon Dioxide Between the Terrestrial Biosphere and the Atmosphere Using Fluxnet Observations and Remote Sensing (Book: Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, Springer, edited by J. hanes)

2013:

December 9-13, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an talk on the cross-site synthesis of carbon and water fluxes in China and co-chaired a session on Impacts of Extreme Climate Events and Disturbances on Carbon Dynamics at the AGU Fall Meeting.

November 22, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled eddy covariance flux observations and global ecology at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

November 21, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk on extreme climate events and carbon cycle at the International Institute for Earth System Science, Nanjing University.

September 15, 2013 - Our new manuscript titled Carbon fluxes, evapotranspiration, and water use efficiency of terrestrial ecosystems in China is published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology online [PDF].

August 4-9, 2013 - Alexandra Thorn presented her recent work on the generalization of a forest ecosystem model - PnET-CN to other biomes at the ESA 98th Annual Meeting.

July 22-25, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao served on the NASA Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) Review Panel.

February 22, 2014 - A new paper titled Uncertainty in model parameters and regional carbon fluxes: A model-data fusion approach is published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. This paper highlights a model-data fusion approach for quantifying the uncertainty of model parameters and regional carbon fluxes. [PDF]

February 1, 2014 - Jingfeng Xiao published a book chapter titled Assessing Net Ecosystem Exchange of Carbon Dioxide Between the Terrestrial Biosphere and the Atmosphere Using Fluxnet Observations and Remote Sensing (Book: Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, Springer, edited by J. hanes)

December 9-13, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an talk on the cross-site synthesis of carbon and water fluxes in China and co-chaired a session on Impacts of Extreme Climate Events and Disturbances on Carbon Dynamics at the AGU Fall Meeting.

November 22, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled eddy covariance flux observations and global ecology at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

November 21, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk on extreme climate events and carbon cycle at the International Institute for Earth System Science, Nanjing University.

September 15, 2013 - Our new manuscript titled Carbon fluxes, evapotranspiration, and water use efficiency of terrestrial ecosystems in China is published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology online [PDF]

August 4-9, 2013 - Alexandra Thorn presented her recent work on the generalization of a forest ecosystem model - PnET-CN to other biomes at the ESA 98th Annual Meeting.

July 22-25, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao served on the NASA Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) Review Panel.

June 18-20, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao co-chaired the International Symposium on Global Change Research 2013: Coupled Natural & Human Systems, Nanjing, China.

June, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao gave invited talks at the the 7th International Symposium on Modern Ecology (Guangzhou) and Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing).

June 6-7, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao and Alexandra Thorn attended the NSF MacroSystems Biology PI meeting.

May 23, 2013 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled Land-atmosphere carbon and water exchange derived from flux observations, satellite data, and modeling at Yale-NUIST Center on Atmospheric Environment.

May 13-14, 2013 - Weifeng Wang attended a training workshop for macrosystems research at Duke University.

April 1, 2013 - A paper on the evaluation of continental scale model simulations by Raczka et al. is in press and available in preprint in Ecological Monographs (PDF).

Feb 18, 2013 - Spring droughts could reduce plant growth and carbon uptake. The ERL paper is featured in environmentalresearchweb.

2012:

December 3-7, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an oral presentation titled A perspective on impacts of extreme climate events and disturbances on carbon dynamics from FLUXNET observations at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

November 7-9, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao attended the NASA Carbon Management System Science Team Meeting at NASA GSFC.

October 3, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled Interannual variability of global land-atmosphere carbon fluxes: A perspective from FLUXNET observations and upscaling at Boston University, Biogeosciences Program.

June 29, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk on the carbon cycle at the Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University.

June 16-18, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao attended the 9th US-China Carbon Consortium (USCCC) Annual Meeting in Changsha, China, June 15-18 and introduced the progress, challenges, and opportunities of USCCC flux synthesis work.

June 12-14, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled 'Finding your niche in ecology" at the 3rd International Young Ecologist Forum in Kaifeng, Henan, China, June 12-14.

May 22-24, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao attended the 17th Wildland Shrub Symposium Las Cruces, New Mexico, and gave an invited talk on carbon cycling in shrublands.

April 23, 2012 - New grant from NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program: Exploring relationships among water use efficiency, canopy nitrogen and carbon cycling acrossNorth American ecosystems to improve land surface models, $780,205, 2012-2015 (PI Scott Ollinger, Co-Is Heidi Asbjornsen and Jingfeng Xiao)

March 20, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk on gridded flux products derived from flux networks at the DOE Workshop: Strategies to Promote Integrated Experiment-Model Approaches to Terrestrial Ecosystem Study (Bethesda, Maryland, March 19-21, 2012).

March 12-14, 2012 - Jingfeng Xiao and Alexandra Thorn attended the first NSF Macrosystems Biology PI meeting at Boulder, CO and introduced the progress of our project

January 19, 2012 - Advances in upscaling of eddy covariance measurements of carbon and water fluxes in JGR - Biogeosciences (Introduction to special issue, J. Xiao et al.) [PDF]

2011:

December 6, 2011 - Jingfeng Xiao convenes and chairs a session Impacts of Extreme Climate Events and Disturbances on Carbon Cycling at the AGU Fall Meeting with Dr. Shuguang Liu

September 1, 2011 - Jingfeng Xiao and coauthors publish a paper titled Upscaling carbon fluxes from towers to the regional scale: influence of parameter variability and land cover representation on regional flux estimates is published in JGR - Biogeosciences.[PDF]

July 18-31, 2011 - Jingfeng Xiao gave invited talks at Beijing Normal University, Institute of Geographical Sciences & Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 8th USCCC Workshop in China.

June 7, 2011 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk at the FLUXNET and Remote Sensing Open Workshop: Towards Upscaling Flux Information from Towers to the Globe (Berkeley, CA, June 7-9, 2011). The title of the talk is Success and Failure of Implementing Data-driven Upscaling Using Flux Networks and Remote Sensing.

May 18, 2011 - Jingfeng Xiao is awarded a three-year grant by Macrosystems Biology program, NSF: Assessing Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics over North America by Integrating Eddy Covariance, MODIS, and New Ecological Data through Upscaling and Model-data Synthesis, $517,685, 2011-2014, Jingfeng Xiao (PI), Scott Ollinger (Co-PI).

May 13, 2011 - Jingfeng Xiao has a manuscript titled Upscaling carbon fluxes from towers to the regional scale: influence of parameter variability and land cover representation on regional flux estimates is accepted by JGR - Biogeosciences.

Mar 15, 2011 - Jingfeng Xiao is selected as a Science Definition Team member for NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), $74,999, 2011-2012 (PI).

Feb 01, 2011 - Jingfeng Xiao led a plenary talk titled Advances in Upscaling of Carbon and Water Fluxes from Towers to Regional, Continental and Global Scales at the AmeriFlux/NACP meeting at New Orleans, LA.
Jan 15, 2011 - A new paper on the U.S. carbon cycle is published: Assessing net ecosystem carbon exchange of U.S. terrestrial ecosystems by integrating eddy covariance flux measurements and satellite observations (Agri. For. Meteorol., 2011; article). Research highlights: right triangle, filledWe report a terrestrial carbon sink in the conterminous U.S. at 0.63 pg C yr−1. right triangle, filledU.S. carbon sink varied between 0.51 and 0.70 pg C yr−1 over the period 2001-2006. right triangle, filledThe severe droughts in 2002 and 2006 substantially reduced the U.S. carbon sink. right triangle, filledDisturbances reduced carbon uptake or resulted in carbon release at regional scales. right triangle, filledOur results provide an alternative and novel constraint to the U.S. carbon sink.

2010:

Dec 22, 2010 - Fluxnet releases the latest issue of FluxLetter focusing on the upscaling of fluxes through various approaches, including Upscaling Fluxes from Towers to Regional, Continental and Global Scales Using Data-driven Approaches by Jingfeng Xiao.

Dec 13-17, 2010 - Jingfeng Xiao gave an invited talk titled Data-Driven Diagnostics of North American Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics at the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting at San Francisco, CA.

June 23-25, 2010 - Jingfeng Xiao was invited to participate in the 7th US-China Carbon Consortium (USCCC) Meeting, Huangshan, Anhui (China)

June 16-18, 2010 - Jingfeng Xiao was invited to present on the International Symposium on Forest, Carbon and Water in Response to Climate Change, Tengchong, Yunnan (China)