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Chuixiang Yi
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Phone: (718) 997-3366
Room Number: SB E222
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University
Research Interests: Forest Ecology, Remote Sensing, Bioclimatology, Micrometeorology, Climate Change, Paleoclimate, and Hydrology.
“My current research interests focus on: (1) how forest resilience responds to on-going climate change? (2) how we quantify forest resilience and tipping point? And (3) what is the future of forests with on-going climate change? We try to answer these questions by using nonlinear dynamic models, numerical simulations, and statistical models based on global tree-ring, remote sensing, and FLUXNET databases. My Lab has a broad spectrum of research projects across Forest Ecology, Remote Sensing, Bioclimatology, Micrometeorology, Climate Change, Paleoclimate, and Hydrology. The overall goal is to use nonlinear system theory, stability analysis approach, resilience and tipping points concepts to predict the potential critical transition of nature and society in facing warming-climate-induced extremes.”

Chuixiang Yi received all his degrees in China – B.S. in Physics from Liaoning Normal University, M.S. in theoretical physics from Northeast Normal University, and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from Nanjing University. Before he moved to US, Dr. Yi was Associate Professor at Beijing Normal University. He has ten-years postdoc research experience across many US campuses, UC Berkeley, University of Minnesota, Penn State University, University of Colorado, and now is Professor at Queens College of City University of New York. Dr. Yi is a micrometeorologist and theoretical modeler working on issues of how climate change, affects the carbon cycle, and from that knowledge try to predict environmental changes in the future.

Recent Publications:
  • Gao, S., R. Liu, T. Zhou, W. Fang, C. Yi, R. Lu, X. Zhao, H. Luo, Dynamic responses of tree-ring growth to multiple dimensions of drought, Global Change Biology, DOI:10.1111/gcb.14367 (2018).
  • Xu, P., T. Zhou, C. Yi, W. Fang, G. Hendrey, and X. Zhao, Forest drought resistance distinguished by canopy height, Environ. Res. Lett. 13 (2018) 075003 (2018).
  • Xu, P., T. Zhou, C. Yi, H. Luo, X. Zhao, W. Fang, S. Gao, X. Liu, Impacts of Water Stress on Forest Recovery and Its Interaction with Canopy Height, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 15, 1257; doi:10.3390/ijerph15061257 (2018).
  • Luo, H., T. Zhou, C. Yi, P. Xu, X. Zhao, S. Gao, X. Liu,  Stock volume dependency of forest drought responses in Yunnan, China, Forests, 9(4), 209; doi:10.3390/f9040209 (2018).
  • Yi, C., G. Mu, G. Hendrey, S. M. Vicente-Serrano, W. Fang, T. Zhou, S. Gao, P Xu. Bifurcated Response of a Regional Forest to Drought,  Expert Opin Environ Biol, 7:2, 10.4172/2325-9655.1000153 (2018).
  • Andujar, E., N. Y. Krakauer, C. Yi, F. Kogan, Ecosystem Drought Response Timescales from Thermal Emission versus Shortwave Remote Sensing, Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2017, Article ID 8434020, 10 pages, (2017).
  • Kutter, E., C. Yi, G. Hendrey, H. Liu, T. Eaton, and W. Ni-Meister (2017), Recirculation over complex terrain, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD026409.
  • Wei, S., C. Yi, W. Fang, and G. Hendrey. A global study of GPP focusing on light-use efficiency in a random forest regression model. Ecosphere 8(5):e01724. 10.1002/ecs2.1724 (2017).
  • Xu, X., C. Yi, L. Montagnani, E. Kutter, Numerical Study of the interplay between thermo-topographic slope flow and synoptic flow on canopy transport processes, Agric. Forest Meteorol., doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.03.004. (2017).
  • Xu, X., C. Yi, and E. Kutter, Stably stratified canopy flow in complex terrain, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7457-7470, doi:10.5194/acp-15-7457-2015, 2015.
  • Yi, C., E. Pendall &  P. Ciais, Focus on extreme events and the carbon cycle. Environ. Res. Lett. 10 070201 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/7/070201 (2015).
  • Huang, K., C. Yi, D. Wu, T. Zhou, X. Zhao, W. J. Blanford, S. Wei, H. Wu, D. Ling, and Z. Li, Tipping point of a conifer forest ecosystem under severe drought, Environ. Res. Lett. 10 024011 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/2/024011 (2015).
  • Yi, C., S. Wei & G. Hendrey, Warming climate extends dryness-controlled areas of terrestrial carbon sequestration. Sci. Rep. 4, 5472; DOI:10.1038/srep05472, 2014.
  • Yi, C., G. Rustic, X. Xu, J. Wang, A. Dookies, S. Wei, G. Hendrey, D. M. Ricciuto, T. Meyers, Z. Nagy, K. Pinter, Climate extremes and grassland potential productivity, Environmental Research Letters, 7, 035703 (6pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/035703, 2012.
  • Yi, C., D. Ricciuto, R. Li, J. Wolbeck, X. Xu, M. Nilsson, L. Aires, J. D. Albertson, C. Ammann, M. A. Arain, A. C. de Araujo, M. Aubinet, M. Aurela, Z. Barcza, A. Barr, P. Berbigier, J. Beringer, C. Bernhofer, A. T. Black, P. V. Bolstad, F. C. Bosveld, M. S. J. Broadmeadow, N. Buchmann, S. P. Burns, P. Cellier, J.M. Chen, J.Q. Chen, P. Ciais, R. Clement, B. D. Cook, P. S. Curtis, D. B. Dail, E. Dellwik, N. Delpierre, A. R. Desai, S. Dore, D. Dragoni, B. G. Drake, E. Dufrêne, A. Dunn, J. Elbers, W. Eugster, M. Falk, C. Feigenwinter, L. B. Flanagan, T. Foken, J. Frank, J. Fuhrer, D. Gianelle, A. Goldstein, M. Goulden, A. Granier, T. Grünwald, L. Gu, H. Guo, A. Hammerle, S. Han, N. P Hanan, L. Haszpra, B. Heinesch, C. Helfter, D. Hendriks, L. B. Hutley, A. Ibrom, C. Jacobs, T. Johansson, M. Jongen, G. Katul, G. Kiely, K. Klumpp, A. Knohl, T. Kolb, W. L. Kutsch, P. Lafleur, T. Laurila, R. Leuning, A. Lindroth, H. Liu, B. Loubet, G. Manca, M. Marek, H. A. Margolis, T. A. Martin, W. J Massman, R. Matamala, G. Matteucci, H. McCaughey, L. Merbold, T. Meyers, M. Migliavacca, F. Miglietta, L. Misson, M. Mölder, J. Moncrieff, R. K. Monson, L. Montagnani, M. Montes-Helu, E. Moors, Ch. Moureaux, M. M Mukelabai, J. W. Munger, M. Myklebust, Z. Nagy, A. Noormets, W. Oechel, R. Oren, S. G. Pallardy, K. T. Paw U, J. S. Pereira, K. Pilegaard, K. Pintér, C. Pio, G. Pita, T. L. Powell, S. Rambal, J. T. Randerson, C. von Randow, C. Rebmann, J. Rinne, F. Rossi, N. Roulet, R. J. Ryel, J. Sagerfors, N. Saigusa, M. J. Sanz, G.S. Mugnozza, H. P. Schmid, G. Seufert, M. Siqueira, J. F. Soussana, G. Starr, M. A. Sutton, J. Tenhunen, Z. Tuba, J. P. Tuovinen, R.Valentini, C. S. Vogel, J. Wang, S. Wang, W. Wang, L. R. Welp, X. Wen, S. Wharton, M. Wilkinson, C. A. Williams, G. Wohlfahrt, S. Yamamoto, G. Yu, R. Zampedri, B. Zhao, X. Zhao, Climate control of terrestrial carbon exchange across biomes and continents, Environmental Research Letters, 5, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/5/3/034007, 2010.