Jianyang Xia is a professor of ecosystem ecology at East China Normal University. He received a B.S. at China Agricultural University (2005) and completed Ph. D. at Institute of Botany in Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010).
Using both experimental and modeling approaches, he has broad interests in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry especially under future climate changes. He has conducted global-change experiments in grassland at Inner Mongolia and Tallgrass Prairie at Oklahoma, and is now running field experiments in coastal wetland and evergreen broadleaf forest in eastern China. These experimental studies mainly focus on the responses of diverse ecosystems to the non-uniform climate warming on both diurnal and seasonal scales. In recent years, his interest is focused on developing a traceability-analysis framework for terrestrial carbon and nitrogen cycles. This framework can facilitate transparentizing the large uncertainty on land carbon cycle in current Earth system models, and the integration of experimental and observational data with global land models.
Research areas: ecosystem ecology, global biogeochemical model, carbon-nitrogen interactions, traceability analysis