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Xiaodong Zeng

Xiaodong Zeng
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9804, Beijing 100029

Education and Professional Experience:


  • 1993-1998, Ph.D., Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
  • 1987-1991, B.S., Department of Physics, Peking University, China 

Professional Experience 

  • 2012-,         Deputy Director of ICCES 
  • 2007-,         Professor, International Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
  • 2006-2007, Research Scientist, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, USA  
  • 2003-2006, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, USA 
  • 2003,          Visiting Scientist, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada 
  • 1999-2002, Research Scientist, Institute of Physics and Chemistry (RIKEN), Japan 
  • 1991-2002, Research Assistant, Assistant Researcher, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 

  • Take charge of developing the Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (DGVM) for the CAS Earth System Dynamic Model. 
  • Investigation in global climate and environmental change, especially the spatial and temporal response of vegetation distribution to global climate change, and the impact of vegetation on global energy, water, and carbon balances. 
  • Developed a theoretical ecosystem model to simulate and understand the observed coexistence of multiple equilibrium states (the grassland and desert) and abrupt ecological transitions over semiarid regions, and the vegetation pattern and diversity over the transition zone. 




  Zeng, X.D., F. Li, and X. Song (2014): Development of the IAP Dynamic Global Vegetation Model, Adv. Atmos. Sci. 31, 505-514, doi:10.1007/s00376-013-3155-3 

  Song, X., and X. D. Zeng (2014): Investigation of the uncertainties of establishment scheme in Dynamic Global Vegetation Model. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 31(1), 85–94, doi:10.1007/s00376-013-3031-1 

  Song, X., and X.D. Zeng (2014): Overview of establishment parameterization in ecological dynamic models. Climatic and Environmental Research (in Chinese), 19 (1): 117–126. doi:10.3878/j.issn.1006-9585.2012.12110 

  Shao P., X.B. Zeng, K. Sakaguchi, R. K. Monson, and X.D. Zeng (2013): Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: Climate Relations in Eight CMIP5 Earth System Models. J. Climate, 26, 8744–8764. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00831.1 

  Shao P., X.B. Zeng, D.J.P Moore and X.D. Zeng (2013): Soil microbial respiration from observations and Earth System Models. Environ. Res. Lett. 8, 034034. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034034 

  Song, X., X. D. Zeng, and J. W. Zhu (2013): Evaluating the tree population density and its impacts in CLM-DGVM. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30(1), 116-124, doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-1271-0.  

  Chen H, and X. D. Zeng (2013): Impact of vegetation interannual variability on evapotranspiration. Acta Ecologica Sinica (in Chinese), 33(14), 4343-4353. doi: 10.5846/stxb201101280145 

  F. Li, X. D. Zeng, and S. Levis (2012): A process-based fire parameterization of intermediate complexity in a Dynamic Global Vegetation Model, Biogeosciences, 9, 27612780, DOI:10.5194/bg-9-2761-2012 

  Chen H., and Zeng X.D. 2012: The Impacts of the Interannual Variability of Vegetation on the Interannual Variability of Global Evapotranspiration: A Modeling Study. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 5, 225-230 

  Shao P, and X.D. Zeng (2012): Progress in the study of effects of land use and land cover change on the climate system. Climatic and Environmental Research (in Chinese), 17 (1), 103-111, doi:10.3878/j.issn.1006-9585.2011.10029 

  Li F., X.D. Zeng, X. Song, D.X. Tian, P. Shao, D.L. Zhang, 2011: Impact of Spin-up Forcing on Vegetation States Simulated by a Dynamic Global Vegetation Model Coupled with Land Surface Model. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 28(4), 775-788, doi:10.1007/s00376-010-0009-0 

  Shao P, and X.D. Zeng (2011): Spatiotemporal relationship of leaf area index simulated by CLM3.0-DGVM and climatic factors. Acta Ecologica Sinica (in Chinese), 31(16), 4725-4731 

  Shao P, and X.D. Zeng (2011): The impact of interannual climate variability on the mean global vegetation distribution. Acta Ecologica Sinica (in Chinese), 31(6),1494-1505 

  Zeng, X. D. (2010): Evaluating the dependence of vegetation on climate in an improved dynamic global vegetation model. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 27, 977-991, doi: 10.1007/s00376-009-9186-0. 

  Zeng X.D., X. Zeng, and M. Barlage (2008): Growing temperate shrubs over arid and semiarid regions in the Community Land Model–Dynamic Global Vegetation Model, Global Biogeochem. Cycles 22, doi:10.1029/2007GB003014. 

  Zeng X.D., and X. Zeng (2007): Transition and pattern diversity in arid and semiarid grassland—a modeling study, Journal of Geophysical Research (Biogeosciences) 112, G04008, doi:10.1029/2007JG000411. 

  Zeng X.D., X. Zeng, S. S. P. Shen, R. E. Dickinson, and Q-C Zeng (2005): Vegetation-soil water interaction within a dynamical ecosystem model of grassland in semi-arid areas, Tellus B 57, 189-202. 

  Zeng X.D., X. Zeng, S. S. P. Shen, and R. E. Dickinson (2005): Reply to comment by Dekker and Rietkerk on ‘‘Multiple equilibrium states and the abrupt transitions in a dynamical system of soil water interacting with vegetation”, Geophysical Research Letters 32, L09403, doi:10.1029/2004GL022339. 

  Zeng X.D., A.H. Wang, G. Zhao, S.S.P. Shen, X. Zeng, and Q-C Zeng (2005): Ecological dynamic model of grassland and its practical verification, Science in China C 48, 41-48. 

  Zeng X.D., S.S.P. Shen, X. Zeng and Robert E. Dickinson (2004): Multiple equilibrium states and the abrupt transitions in a dynamical system of soil water interacting with vegetation, Geophysical Research Letters 31, L05501, doi:10.1029/2003GL018910. 


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