Chaoqun Lu

Assistant Professor
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Chaoqun Lu

I am a quantitative ecosystem ecologist and has broad interests in understanding, quantifying, and predicting how ecosystem processes and functions have responded and will respond to natural and human disturbances. I have particular interest and passion in understanding the coupled carbon, nitrogen and water cycle in the earth system, land-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases, land-aquatic interaction and riverine export of carbon and nitrogen, and impacts of multi-factor global change on ecosystem processes. Research includes assessment of the dynamics of ecosystem function and services in response to multiple global changes in climate, land use and cover patterns, land management practices, and atmospheric composition (e.g., CO2, O3, nitrogen deposition); land-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O); coupled carbon, nitrogen and water cycles in the earth system; nitrogen regulation to ecosystem productivity, crop yield, carbon sequestration capability, and water quantity and quality; land-coastal linkage and riverine export of carbon and nutrient.

Area of Expertise: 
Ecosystem Modeling
Global Biogeochemistry
Macro-systems Ecology
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