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Xue, B.-L., Guo, Q., Hu, T., Xiao, J., Yang, Y., Wang, G., Tao, S., Su, Y., Liu, J., Zhao, X. (2017) Global patterns of woody residence time and its influence on model simulation of aboveground biomass. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, in press, DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005557.

Yue, X., Unger, N., Harper, K., Xia, X., Liao, H., Zhu, T., Xiao, J., Feng, Z., Li, J. (2017) Ozone and haze pollution weakens net primary productivity in China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 6073-6089. [PDF] (Journal Highlight Article)

Tang, J., Di, L., Xiao, J., Lu, D., Zhou, Y. (2017) Impacts of land use and socioeconomic patterns on urban heat island. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38:11, 3445-3465, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2017.1295485. [PDF]

Lu, W., Xiao, J., Liu, F., Zhang, Y., Liu,C., Lin, G. (2017) Contrasting ecosystem CO2 fluxes of inland and coastal wetlands: A meta-analysis of eddy covariance data. Global Change Biology, 23, 1180-1198, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13424. [PDF]


Zhang, L., Xiao, J., Zhou, Y., Zheng, Y., Li, J., Xiao, H. (2016) Drought events and their effects on vegetation productivity in China. Ecosphere,7(12):e01591. 10.1002/ecs2.1591. [PDF]

Xiao, J., Y. Luo, and G. Shrestha (2016), Improving carbon cycle projections for better carbon management, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO062341. Published on 02 November 2016. [Meeting report]

Guerrieri, R., Lepine, L., Asbjornsen, H., Xiao, J., Ollinger, S.V. (2016) Evapotranspiration and water use efficiency in relation to climate and canopy nitrogen in U.S. forests. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 121, 2610-2629, doi:10.1002/2016JG003415. [PDF]

Liu, Y.*, Xiao, J., Ju, W., Xu, K., Zhou, Y., Zhao, Y. (2016) Recent trends in vegetation greenness in China significantly altered annual evapotranspiration and water yield. Environmental Research Letters, 11, 094010, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/094010. [PDF]

Xiao, J., Liu, S., and Stoy, P. C. (2016) Preface: Impacts of extreme climate events and disturbances on carbon dynamics, Biogeosciences, 13, 3665-3675, doi:10.5194/bg-13-3665-2016. [PDF]

Fang, Y., Sun, G., Caldwell, P., McNulty, S., Noormets, A., Domec, J.-C., King, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, X., Lin, G., Xiao, J., Chen, J. (2015) Monthly land cover-specific evapotranspiration models derived from global eddy flux measurements and remote sensing data. Ecohydrology, 9, 248–266. [PDF]

John, R., Chen, J., Kim, Y., Ou-yang, Z., Xiao, J., Park, H., Shao, C., Zhang, Y., Amarjargal, A., Batkhshig, O., Qi, J. (2015) Differentiating anthropogenic modification and precipitation-driven change on vegetation productivity on the Mongolian Plateau. Landscape Ecology, 31 (3), 547-566. [PDF]


Xiao, J., Y. Zhou, Y., Zhang, L. (2015) Contributions of natural and human factors to increases in vegetation productivity in China. Ecosphere 6(11):233.

Xue, B., Guo, Q., Otto, A., Xiao, J., Tao, S., Li, L. (2015) Global patterns, trends, and drivers of water use efficiency from 2000 to 2013.Ecosphere 6(10):174. [PDF]

Liu, Y.*, Xiao, J., Ju, W., Zhou, Y., Wang, S., Wu, X. (2015) Water use efficiency of China's terrestrial ecosystems and responses to drought. Scientific Reports, 5, 13799, doi:10.1038/srep13799. [PDF]

Sun, S., Sun, G., Caldwell, P., McNulty, S., Cohen, E., Xiao, J., Zhang, Y. (2015) Drought impacts on ecosystem functions of the U.S. National Forests and Grasslands: Part II assessment results and management implications. Forest Ecology and Management, 353, 269-279. [PDF]

Sun, S., Sun, G., Caldwell, P., McNulty, S., Cohen, E., Xiao, J., Zhang, Y. (2015) Drought impacts on ecosystem functions of the U.S. National Forests and Grasslands: Part I evaluation of a water and carbon balance model. Forest Ecology and Management, 353, 260-268. [PDF]

Wang, Y., Shao, M., Zhang, C., Liu, Z., Zou, J., Xiao, J. (2015) Soil organic carbon in deep profiles under Chinese continental monsoon climate and its relations with land uses. Ecological Engineering, 82, 361-367. [PDF]

Thorn, A.M.*, Xiao, J., Ollinger, S.V. (2015) Generalization and evaluation of the process-based forest ecosystem model PnET-CN for other biomes. Ecosphere 6(3):43. [PDF]


Xiao, J. (2014) Satellite evidence for significant biophysical consequences of the “Grain for Green” Program on the Loess Plateau in China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 119, 2261–2275, doi:10.1002/2014JG002820. (Paper featured on the cover of journal)

Wang, W.*, Xiao, J., Ollinger, S. V., Desai, A. R., Chen, J., and Noormets, A. (2014) Quantifying the effects of harvesting on carbon fluxes and stocks in northern temperate forests, Biogeosciences, 11, 6667-6682, doi:10.5194/bg-11-6667-2014. [PDF]

Liu, D., Chen, Y., Cai, W.W., Dong, W.J., Xiao, J.F., Chen, J.Q., Zhang, H.C., Xia, J.Z., Yuan, W.P. (2014) The contribution of China's Grain to Green Program to carbon sequestration. Landscape Ecology, 29, 1675–1688, DOI 10.1007/s10980-014-0081-4. [PDF]

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. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 197, 142-157. [PDF]

Chen, J., John, R., Sun, G., McNulty, S., Noormets, A., Xiao, J., Turner, M.G., Franklin, J.F. (2014) Carbon fluxes and storage in forests and landscapes. Forest Landscapes and Global Change, Azevedo, J.C., Perera, A.H., Pinto, M.A. (eds.), Springer New York, pp. 139-166.

Zhang, L., Xiao, J.F., Li, L., Lei, L.P., Li, J. (2014) China's sizeable and uncertain carbon sink: A perspective from GOSAT. Chinese Science Bulletin, 59 (14), 1547-1555. [PDF]

Xiao, J.F., Davis, K.J., Urban, N.M., Keller, K. (2014) Uncertainty in model parameters and regional carbon fluxes: A model-data fusion approach. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 189-190, 175-186. [PDF]

Levy, O., Ball, B.A., Bond-Lamberty, B., Cheruvelil, K.S., Finley, A.O., Lottig, N.R., Punyasena, S.W., Xiao, J., Zhou, J., Buckley, L.B., Filstrup, C.T., Keitt, T., Kellner, J.R., Knapp, A.K., Richardson, A.D., Tcheng, D., Toomey, M., Vargas, R., Voordeckers, J.W., Wagner, T., Williams, J.W. (2014) Approaches to advance scientific understanding of macrosystems ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12, 15-23. [PDF]

Heffernan, J.B., Soranno, P.A., Angilletta, M.J., Buckley, L.B., Gruner, D.S., Keitt, T.H., Kellner, J.R., Kominoski, J.S., Rocha, A.V., Xiao, J., Harms, T.K., Goring, S.J., Koenig, L.E., McDowell, W.H., Powell, H., Richardson, A.D., Stow, C.A., Vargas, R., Weathers, K.C. (2014) Macrosystems ecology: Understanding ecological patterns and processes at continental scales. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12, 5-14. [PDF]

Zhou, Y., Zhang, L., Xiao, J., Chen, S., Kato, T., Zhou, G. (2014) A comparison of satellite-derived vegetation indices for approximating gross primary productivity of grasslands. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 67, 9-18. [PDF]

Xiao, J. (2014) Assessing Net Ecosystem Exchange of Carbon Dioxide Between the Terrestrial Biosphere and the Atmosphere Using Fluxnet Observations and Remote Sensing. Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, Hanes J. (Ed.). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 149-169.

Zhang, L., Guo, H., Jia, G., Wylie, B., Gilmanov, T., Howard, D., Ji, L., Xiao, J., Li, J., Yuan, W., Zhao, T., Chen, S., Zhou, G., Kato, T. (2014) Net ecosystem productivity of temperate grasslands in northern China: An upscaling study. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 184, 71-81. [PDF]


Raczka, B., Davis, K., Huntzinger, D., Neilson, R., Poulter, B., Richardson, A., Xiao, J.F., Baker, I., Ciais, P., Keenan, T., Law, B., Post, W., Ricciuto, D., Schaefer, K., Tian, H., Tomelleri, E., Verbeeck, H., Viovy, N. (2013) Evaluation of continental carbon cycle simulations with North American flux tower observations. Ecological Monographs, 83, 531-556. [PDF]

Xiao, J.F., Sun, G., Chen, J., Chen, H., Chen, S., Dong, G., Gao, S., Guo, H., Guo, J., Han, S., Kato, T., Li, Y., Lin, G., Lu, W., Ma, M., McNulty, S., Shao, C., Wang, X., Xie, X., Zhang, X., Zhang, Z., Zhao, B., Zhou, G., Zhou, J. (2013) Carbon fluxes, evapotranspiration, and water use efficiency of terrestrial ecosystems in China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 182-183, 76-90. [PDF]

Sun, G., Feng, X., Xiao, J., Shiklomanov, A., Wang, S., Zhang, Z., Lu, N., Wang, S., Chen, L., Fu, B., Chen, Y., Chen, J. (2013) Impacts of global change on water resources in Dryland East Asia. In: Dryland East Asia (DEA): Land Dynamics Amid Social And Climate Change, Chen J, Wan S, Henebry G, Qi J, Gutman G, Sun G, Kappas M (eds.)  HEP and De Gruyter, pages 153-181.

Xiao, J., Zhang, L., Chen, J., John, R. (2013) Dynamics of vegetation productivity in Dryland East Asia from 1982 to 2010. In: Dryland East Asia (DEA): Land Dynamics Amid Social And Climate Change, Chen J, Wan S, Henebry G, Qi J, Gutman G, Sun G, Kappas M (eds.)  HEP and De Gruyter, pages 125-147.

John, R., Chen, J., Ou-Yang, Z.-T., Xiao, J.F., Becker, R., Samanta, A., Ganguly, S., Yuan, W., Batkhishig, O. (2013) Vegetation response to extreme climate events on the Mongolian Plateau from 2000 to 2010. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 035033, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035033. [PDF]

Deng, F., Chen, J.M. , Pan, Y., Peters, W., Birdsey, R., McCullough, K., Xiao, J. (2013) The use of forest stand age information in an atmospheric CO2 inversion applied to North America. Biogeosciences, 10, 5335–5348. [PDF]


Zhang, L., Xiao, J.F., Li, J., Wang, K., Lei, L., and Guo, H. (2012) The 2010 spring drought reduced primary productivity in southwestern China. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 045706, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045706. [PDF] (ERL 2012 monthly highlights)

Huntzinger, D.N., Post, W.M., Wei, Y., Michalak, A.M., West, T.O., Jacobson, A.R., Baker, I.T., Chen, J.M., Davis, K.J., Hayes, D.J., Hoffman, F.M., Jain, A.K., Liu, S., McGuire, A.D., Neilson, R.P., Potter, C., Poulter, B., Price, D., Raczka, B.M., Tian, H.Q., Thornton, P., Tomelleri, E., Viovy, N., Xiao, J.F., Yuan, W., Zeng, N., Zhao, M., Cook, R. (2012) North American Carbon Program (NACP) regional interim synthesis: Terrestrial biosphere model intercomparison. Ecological Modelling, 232, 144-157. [PDF]

Xiao, J.F., Chen, J., Davis, K.J., and Reichstein, M. (2012) Advances in upscaling of eddy covariance measurements of carbon and water fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 117, G00J01, doi:10.1029/2011JG001889. (Introduction to special issue) [PDF]

Richardson, A.D., Anderson, R.S., Arain, M.A., Barr, A.G., Bohrer, G., Chen, G., Chen, J.M., Ciais, P., Davis, K.J., Desai, A.R., Dietze, M.C., Dragoni, D., Garrity, S.R., Gouch, C.M., Grant, R., Hollinger, D.Y., Margolis, H.A., Mccaughey, H., Migliavacca, M., Monson, R.K., Munger, J.W., Poulter, B., Raczka, B.M., Ricciuto, D.M., Sahoo, A.K., Schaefer, K., Tian, H., Vargas, R., Verbeeck, H., Xiao, J.F., and Xue, Y. (2012) Terrestrial biosphere models need better representation of vegetation phenology: Results from the North American Carbon Program Site Synthesis. Global Change Biology, 18, 566-584. [PDF]


Liu, S., Bond-Lamberty, B., Hicke, J.A., Vargas, R., Zhao, S., Chen, J., Edburg, S.L., Hu, Y., Liu, J., McGuire, A.D., Xiao, J.F., Keane, R., Yuan, W., Tang, J., Luo, Y., Potter, C., and Oeding, J. (2011) Simulating the impacts of disturbances on forest carbon cycling in North America: Processes, data, models, and challenges. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G00K08, doi:10.1029/2010JG001585. [PDF]

Dang, X., Lai, C.-T., Hollinger, D., Schauer, A., Xiao, J.F., Munger, W., Owensby, C., Ehleringer, J.R. (2011) Combining tower mixing ratio and community model data to estimate regional-scale net ecosystem carbon exchange by boundary layer inversion over 4 flux towers in the U.S.A.. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G03036, doi:10.1029/2010JG001554. [PDF]

Xiao, J.F., Davis, K.J., Urban, N.M., Keller, K., and Saliendra, N.Z. (2011) Upscaling carbon fluxes from towers to the regional scale: Influence of parameter variability and land cover representation on regional flux estimates. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G00J06, doi:10.1029/2010JG001568. [PDF]

Sun, G., Caldwell, P., Noormets, A., McNulty, S.G., Cohen, E., Moore Myers, J., Domec, J.-C., Treasure, E., Mu, Q.,Xiao, J.F., John, R., and Chen, J. (2011). Upscaling key ecosystem functions across the conterminous United States by a water-centric ecosystem model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G00J05, doi:10.1029/2010JG001573. [PDF]

Xiao, J.F., Zhuang, Q., Law, B.E., Baldocchi, D.D., Chen, J., Richardson, A.D., Melillo, J.M., Davis, K.J., Hollinger, D.Y., Wharton, S., Oren, R., Noormets, A., Fischer, M.L., Verma, S.B., Cook, D.R., Sun, G., McNulty, S., Wofsy, S.C., Bolstad, P.V., Burns, S.P., Curtis, P.S., Drake, B.G., Falk, M., Foster, D.R., Gu, L., Hadley, J.L., Katul, G.G., Litvak, M., Ma, S., Martin, T.A., Matamala, R., Meyers, T.P., Monson, R.K., Munger, J.W., Oechel, W.C., Paw U, K.T., Schmid, H.P., Scott, R.L., Starr, G., Suyker, A.E., and Torn, M.S. (2011) Assessing net ecosystem carbon exchange of U.S. terrestrial ecosystems by integrating eddy covariance flux measurements and satellite observations. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151, 60-69. [PDF]


Amiro, B.D., Barr, A.G., Barr, J.G., Black, T.A., Bracho, R., Brown, M., Chen, J., Clark, K.L., Davis, K.J., Desai, A.R., Dore, S., Engel, V., Fuentes, J.D., Goldstein, A.H., Goulden, M.L., Kolb, T.E., Lavigne, M.B., Law, B.E., Margolis, H.A., Martin, T., McCaughey, J.H., Misson, L., Montes-Helu, M., Noormets, A., Randerson, J.T., Starr, G., and Xiao, J.F. (2010) Ecosystem carbon dioxide fluxes after disturbance in forests of North America. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 115, G00K02, doi:10.1029/2010JG001390. [PDF]

Zhuang, Q., He, J., Lu, Y., Ji, L., Xiao, J.F., and Luo, T. (2010) Carbon dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau during the 20th century: An analysis with a process-based biogeochemical model. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 19, 649-662. [PDF]

Baldocchi, D.D. Chen, Q., Chen, X., Ma, S., Miller, G., Ryu, Y., Xiao, J.F., Wenk, R. and Battles, J. (2010) The Dynamics of Energy, Water and Carbon Fluxes in a Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) Savanna in California, USA, In: Ecosystem Function in Global Savannas: Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales - edited by Michael J. Hill and Niall P. Hanan and published by CRC/Taylor and Francis. pp 135-151.

Xiao, J.F., Zhuang, Q., Law, B.E., Chen, J., Baldocchi, D.D., Cook, D.R., Oren, R., Richardson, A.D., Wharton, S., Ma, S., Martin, T.A., Verma, S.B., Suyker, A.E., Scott, R.L., Monson, R.K., Litvak, M., Hollinger, D.Y., Sun, G., Davis, K.J., Bolstad, P.V., Burns, S.P., Curtis, P.S., Drake, B.G., Falk, M., Fischer, M.L., Foster, D.R., Gu, L., Hadley, J.L., Katul, G.G., Matamala, R., McNulty, S., Meyers, T.P., Munger, J.W., Noormets, A., Oechel, W.C., Paw U, K.T., Schmid, H.P., Starr, G., Torn, M.S., and Wofsy, S.C. (2010) A continuous measure of gross primary production for the conterminous United States derived from MODIS and AmeriFlux data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114 (3), 576-591. [PDF]


Xiao, J.F., Zhuang, Q., Liang, E., McGuire, A.D., Moody, A., Kicklighter, D.W., and Melillo, J.M. (2009) Twentieth century droughts and their impacts on terrestrial carbon cycling in China. Earth Interactions, 13, 10, DOI: 10.1175/2009EI275.1. [PDF]

Zhuang, Q., Zhang, T., Xiao, J.F., and Luo, T. (2009) Quantification of net primary production of Chinese forest ecosystems with spatial statistical approaches. Mitigation and Adaption Strategies for Global Change, 14 (1), 85-99. [PDF]


Xiao, J.F., Zhuang, Q., Baldocchi, D.D., Law, B.E., Richardson, A.D., Chen, J., Oren, R., Starr, G., Noormets, A., Ma, S., Verma, S.B., Wharton, S., Wofsy, S.C., Bolstad, P.V., Burns, S.P., Cook, D.R., Curtis, P.S., Drake, B.G., Falk, M., Fischer, M.L., Foster, D.R., Gu, L., Hadley, J.L., Hollinger, D.Y., Katul, G.G., Litvak, M., Martin, T.A., Matamala, R., McNulty, S., Meyers, T.P., Monson, R.K., Munger, J.W., Oechel, W.C., Paw U, K.T., Schmid, H.P., Scott, R.L., Sun, G., Suyker, A.E., and Torn, M.S. (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. [PDF] [Among Most Cited Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Articles (since 2008)]

Song, C., Lord, J. W., Zhou, L., and Xiao, J.F.(2008) Empirical evidence for impacts of internal migration on vegetation dynamics in China from 1982 to 2000. Sensors, 8, 5069-5080. [PDF]


Xiao, J.F., and Zhuang, Q. (2007) Drought effects on large fire activity in Canadian and Alaskan forests. Environmental Research Letters, 2, 044003, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/2/4/044003. [PDF]


Xiao, J.F., and Moody, A. (2005) A comparison of methods for estimating fractional green vegetation cover within a desert-to-upland transition zone in central New Mexico, USA. Remote Sensing of Environment, 98 (2-3), 237-250. [PDF]

Xiao, J.F., and Moody, A. (2005) Geographical distribution of global greening trends and their climatic correlates: 1982-1998. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26 (11), 2371-2390. [PDF] [Reviewed by CO2 Science]


Xiao, J.F., and Moody, A. (2004) Trends in vegetation activity and their climatic correlates: China 1982 to 1998. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25 (24), 5669-5689. [PDF]

Xiao, J.F., and Moody, A. (2004) Photosynthetic activity of US biomes: responses to the spatial variability and seasonality of precipitation and temperature. Global Change Biology, 10 (4), 437-451. [PDF] [Reviewed by CO2 Science]


Xiao, J.F., Li, J., and Moody, A. (2003) A detail-preserving and flexible adaptive filter for speckle suppression in SAR imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24 (12), 2451-2465.


Xiao, J., Yang, J., Gong, H., and Li, J. (2001) A study on the platform of model base system. Journal of Remote Sensing, 5 (2), 135-141. (in Chinese)


Gong, H., Li, J., Chen, X., and Xiao, J.(2000) A model base of geographic information systems. Earth Science Frontiers, 7 (S2), 17-22. (in Chinese)

Xiao, J., Gong, H., Li, J., Yang, J., and Chen, W. (2000) A model base system for sustainable development of marine fishery. Journal of Fisheries of China, 24 (3), 235-239. (in Chinese)