Journal Publications



  1. Xie, P., Yang, J., Sun, W., Xiao, X., Cecilia Xia, J., 2022, Urban scale ventilation analysis based on neighborhood normalized current model , Sustainable Cities and Society, 80 [pdf]
  2. Wang, S., Gao, J., Guo, L., Nie, X., Xiao, X., 2022, Meteorological Influences on Spatiotemporal Variation of PM2.5 Concentrations in Atmospheric Pollution Transmission Channel Cities of the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Region, China , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, [pdf]
  3. Zhang, X., Brandt, M., Tong, X., Ciais, P., Yue, Y., Xiao, X., Zhang, W., Wang, K., Fensholt, R., 2022, A large but transient carbon sink from urbanization and rural depopulation in China , Nature Sustainability, [pdf]
  4. Zhou, Y., Dong, J., Cui, Y., Zhou, S., Li, Z., Wang, X., Deng, X., Zou, Z., Xiao, X., 2022, Rapid surface water expansion due to increasing artificial reservoirs and aquaculture ponds in North China Plain , Journal of Hydrology, [pdf]
  5. Rena, J., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Xiao, X., Cecilia, J., Li. X., Wang, S., 2022, Exploring thermal comfort of urban buildings based on local climate zones , Journal of Cleaner Production, [pdf]
  6. Zhao, R., Fu, P., Zhou, Y., Xiao, X., Grebby, S., Zhang, G., Dong, J., 2022, Annual 30-m big Lake Maps of the Tibetan Plateau in 1991–2018 [pdf]
  7. Pei, Y., Dong, J., Zhang, Y., Yuan, W., Doughty, R., Yang, J., Zhou, D., Zhang, L., Xiao, X., 2022, Evolution of light use efficiency models: Improvement, uncertainties, and implications , Agricultural and Forest Meterology, 317 [pdf]
  8. Christian, J., Basara, J., Lowman, L., Xiao, X., Mesheske, D., Zhou, Y., 2022, Flash drought identification from satellite-based land surface water index , Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 26 [pdf]
  9. He, F., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Sun, D., Wang, L., Xiao, X., Xia, J., 2022, Offshore Island Connection Line: A new perspective of coastal urban development boundary simulation and multi-scenario prediction , GIScience & Remote Sensing, 59(1) [pdf]
  10. Chen, Y., Yang, J., Yang, R., Xiao, X., Xia, J., 2022, Contribution of urban functional zones to the spatial distribution of urban thermal environment , Building and Environment, 216 [pdf]
  11. Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Wigneron, J., Ciais, P., Canadell, J., Brandt, M., Wu, X., Tang, H., Dubayah, R., Doughty, R., Crowell, S., Zheng, B., Moore, B., 2022, Large loss and rapid recovery of vegetation cover and aboveground biomass over forest areas in Australia during 2019–2020 , Remote Sensing of Enviroment, 278 [pdf]


  1. Bajgain, R., Xiao, X., Wagle, P., Kimball, J., Brust, C., Basara, J., Gowda, P., Starks, P., Neel, J. , 2021, Comparing Evapotranspiration Products of Different Temporal and Spatial Scales in Native and Managed Prairie Pastures , Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  2. Liu, E., Zhao, H., Zhang, S., He, J., Yang, X., Xiao, X., 2021, Identification of plant species in an alpine steppe of Northern Tibet using close-range hyperspectral imagery , Ecological Informatics, 61 [pdf]
  3. You, N., Dong, J., Huang, J., Du, G., Zhang, G., He, Y., Yang, T., Di, Y., Xiao, X. , 2021, The 10-m crop type maps in Northeast China during 2017–2019 , Scientific Data, [pdf]
  4. Li, H., Xu. F., Li, Z., You, N., Zhou, H., Zhou, Y., Chen, B., Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Dong, J. , 2021, Forest Changes by Precipitation Zones in Northern China after the Three-North Shelterbelt Forest Program in China , Remote Sensing, 13(4) [pdf]
  5. Zhang, G., Xiao, X., Dong, J., Zhang, Y., Xin, F., Qin, Y., Doughty, R., Moore, B., 2021, Reply to: “Correlation between paddy rice growth and satellite-observed methane column abundance does not imply causation” , Nature Communications, [pdf]
  6. You, H., Yang, J., Xue, B., Xiao, X., Xia, J., Jin, C., Li, X. , 2021, Spatial evolution of population change in Northeast China during 1992–2018 , Science of The Total Environment, 776 [pdf]
  7. Yang, J., Ren, J., Sun, D., Xiao, X., Xia, J., Jin, C., Li, X. , 2021, Understanding land surface temperature impact factors based on local climate zones , Sustainable Cities and Society, 69 [pdf]
  8. Huang, D., Chi, H., Xin, F., Miyata, A., Kang, M., Liu, K., Li, R., Dang, H., Qin, Y., Xiao, X., 2021, Improved estimation of gross primary production of paddy rice cropland with changing model parameters over phenological transitions , Ecological Modelling, 445 [pdf]
  9. Celis, J., Moreno, H., Basara, J., McPherson, R., Cosh, M., Ochsner, T., Xiao, X., From Standard Weather Stations to Virtual Micro-Meteorological Towers in Ungauged Sites: Modeling Tool for Surface Energy Fluxes, Evapotranspiration, Soil Temperature, and Soil Moisture Estimations , Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  10. Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Wigneron, J., Ciais, P., Brandt, M., Fan, L., Li, X., Crowell, S., Wu, X., Doughty, R., Zhang, Y., Liu, F., Sitch & Berrien Moore III, 2021, Carbon loss from forest degradation exceeds that from deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon , Nature Climate Change, [pdf]
  11. Wu, X., Xiao, X., Steiner, J., Yang, Z., Qin, Y., Wang, J. , 2021, Spatiotemporal Changes of Winter Wheat Planted and Harvested Areas, Photosynthesis and Grain Production in the Contiguous United States from 2008–2018 , Remote Sensing, 13(9) [pdf]
  12. Yang, J., Yang, Y., Sun, D., Jin, C., Xiao, X., 2021, Influence of urban morphological characteristics on thermal environment , Sustainable Cities and Society, 72 [pdf]
  13. Cornell, C., Zhang, Y., Van Nostrand, J., Wagle, P., Xiao, X., Zhoua, J., 2021, Temporal Changes of Virus-Like Particle Abundance and Metagenomic Comparison of Viral Communities in Cropland and Prairie Soils , mSphere, 6(3) [pdf]
  14. Yang, Z., Dong, J., Kou, W., Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Mapping Panax Notoginseng Plantations by Using an Integrated Pixel- and Object-Based (IPOB) Approach and ZY-3 Imagery , Remote Sensing, 13(11) [pdf]
  15. Doughty, R., Xiao, X., Kohler, P., Frankenberg, C., Qin, Y., Wu, X., Ma, S., Moore, B., 2021, Global-Scale Consistency of Spaceborne Vegetation Indices, Chlorophyll Fluorescence, and Photosynthesis , JGR Biogeosciences, 126(6) [pdf]
  16. Wang, J., Xiao, X., Basara, J., Wu, X. Bajgain, R., Qin, Y., Doughty, R., Moore, B., 2021, Impacts of juniper woody plant encroachment into grasslands on local climate , Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 307 [pdf]
  17. Zhao, M., Yang, J., Zhao, N., Liu, L., DU, L., Xiao, X., Yue, T., Wilson, J., 2021, Spatially explicit changes in forest biomass carbon of China over the past 4 decades: Coupling long-term inventory and remote sensing data , ScienceDirect, 316 [pdf]
  18. Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Wigneron, J., Ciais, P., Canadell, J., Brandt, M., Li, X., Fan, L., Wu, X., Tang, H., Dubayah, R., Doughty, R., Chang, Q., Crowell, S., Zheng, B., Neal, K., Celis, J., Moore, B., 2021, Annual Maps of Forests in Australia from Analyses of Microwave and Optical Images with FAO Forest Definition , Journal of Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  19. Wagle, P., Gowda, P., Northup, B., Neel, J., Starks, P., Turner, K., Moriasi, D., Xiao, X., Steiner, J., 2021, Carbon dioxide and water vapor fluxes of multi-purpose winter wheat production systems in the U.S. Southern Great Plains , Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, [pdf]
  20. Zhao, M., Yang, J., Zhao, N., Xiao, X., Yue, T., Wilson, J., 2021, Estimation of the relative contributions of forest areal expansion and growth to China's forest stand biomass carbon sequestration from 1977 to 2018 , Journal of Environmental Management, 300 [pdf]
  21. Yang, X., Xiao, X., Qin, Y., Wang, J., Neal, K., 2021, Mapping forest in the southern Great Plains with ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 and Landsat 7/8 data , International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation, 104 [pdf]
  22. Singha M., Dong, J., Ge, Q., Metternicht, G., Sarmah, S., Zhang, G., Doughty, R., Lele, S., Biradar, C., Zhou, S., Xiao, X., 2021, Satellite evidence on the trade-offs of the food-water–air quality nexus over the breadbasket of India , Global Environmental Change, 71 [pdf]
  23. Wang, X., Xiao, X., Xu, X., Zou, Z., Chen, B., Qin, Y., Zhang, X., Dong, J., Pan, L, Li, B., 2021, Rebound in China’s coastal wetlands following conservation and restoration , Nature Sustainability, [pdf]
  24. Deng, J., Frolking, S., Bajgain, R., Cornell, C., Wagle, P., Xiao, X., Zhou, J., Basara, J., Steiner, J., Li, C., 2021, Improving a Biogeochemical Model to Simulate Microbial-Mediated Carbon Dynamics in Agricultural Ecosystems , Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, [pdf]
  25. Christian, J., Basara, J., Hunt, E., Otkin, J., Furtado, J., Mishra, V., Xiao, X., Randall, R., 2021, Global distribution, trends, and drivers of flash drought occurrence , Nature Communications, [pdf]
  26. Liu, F., Xiao, X., Qin, Y., Yan, H., Huang, J., Wu, X., Zhang, Y., Zou, Z., Doughty, R., 2021, Large spatial variation and stagnation of cropland gross primary production increases the challenges of sustainable grain production and food security in China , Science of The Total Environment, [pdf]
  27. Zhang, X., Xiao, X., Qiu, S., Xu, X., Wang, X., Chang, Q., Wu, J., Li, B., 2021, Quantifying latitudinal variation in land surface phenology of Spartina alterniflora saltmarshes across coastal wetlands in China by Landsat 7/8 and Sentinel-2 images , Remote Sensing of Environment, 269 [pdf]
  28. Liu, E., Xiao, X., Shao, H., Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., 2021, Climate Change and Livestock Management Drove Extensive Vegetation Recovery in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau , Remote Sensing, [pdf]


  1. Guo, A., Yang, J., Xiao, X., Xia, J., Jin, C., Li, X., 2020, Influences of urban spatial form on urban heat island effects at the community level in China , Sustainable Cities and Society, 53:101972, [pdf]
  2. Pei, Y., Dong, J., Zhang, Y., Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Jiang, C., Xiao, X., 2020, Performance of four state-of-the-art GPP products (VPM, MOD17, BESS and PML) for grasslands in drought years , Ecological Informatics, [pdf]
  3. Pu, L., Zhang, S., Yang, J., Chang, L., Xiao, X., 2020, Assessing the impact of climate changes on the potential yields of maize and paddy rice in Northeast China by 2050 , Theoretical and Applied Climatology, [pdf]
  4. Hu, Y., Xu, X., Wu, F., Sun, Z., Xia, H., Meng, Q., Huang, W., Zhou, H., Gao, J., Li, W., Peng, D., Xiao, X. , 2020, Estimating Forest Stock Volume in Hunan Province, China, by Integrating In Situ Plot Data, Sentinel-2 Images, and Linear and Machine Learning Regression Models , Remote Sensing, 12:186, [pdf]
  5. Tong, X., Brandt, M., Yue, Y., Ciais, P., Jepsen, M., Penuelas, J., Wigneron, J., Xiao, X., Song, X., Horion, S., Rasmussen, K., Saatchi, S., Fan, L., Wang, K., Zhang, B., Chen, Z., Wang, Y., Li, X., Fensholt, R., 2020, Forest management in southern China generates short term extensive carbon sequestration , Nature Communications, 11:129, [pdf]
  6. Singha, M., Dong, J., Sarma, S., You, N., Zhou, Y., Zhang, G., Dought, R., Xiao, X., 2020, Identifying floods and flood-affected paddy rice fields in Bangladesh based on Sentinel-1 imagery and Google Earth Engine , ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 166:278-293, [pdf]
  7. Zhang, G., X. Xiao, J. Dong, F. Xin, Y. Zhang, Y. Qin, R. B. Doughty and B. Moore , Fingerprint of rice paddies in spatial–temporal dynamics of atmospheric methane concentration in monsoon Asia , Nature Communications, 11(1):554, [pdf]
  8. Evans, T., Shi, Z., Boots, M., Liu, W., Olival, K., Xiao, X., Vandewoude, S., Brown, H., Chen, J., Civitello, D., Escobar, L., Grohn, Y., Li, H., Martinez-Lopez, B., Shi, J., Shi, X., Xu, B., Yuan, L., Zhu, G., Getz, W., Synergistic China–US Ecological Research is Essential for Global Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness , EcoHealth, [pdf]
  9. Steiner, J., Wetter, J., Robertson, S., Teet, S., Wang, J., Wu, X., Zhou, Y., Brown, D., Xiao, X., 2020, Grassland Wildfires in the Southern Great Plains: Monitoring Ecological Impacts and Recovery , Remote Sensing, 12(4):619, [pdf]
  10. Chang, Q., Xiao, X., Wu, X., Doughty, R., Jiao, W., Bajgain, R., Qin, Y., Wang, J., Estimating site-specific optimum air temperature and assessing its effect on the photosynthesis of grasslands in mid- to high-latitudes , Environmental Research Letters, 15 [pdf]
  11. Hu, X., Crowell, S., Wang, Q., Zhang, Y., Davis, K., Xue, M., Xiao, X., Moore, B., Wu, X., Choi, Y., DiGangi, J., 2020, Dynamical Downscaling of CO2 in 2016 Over the Contiguous United States Using WRF‐VPRM, a Weather‐Biosphere‐Online‐Coupled Model , Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12(4) [pdf]
  12. Liu, L., Xiao, X., Qin, Y., Wang, J., Xu, X., Hu, Y., Qiao, Z., 2020, Mapping cropping intensity in China using time series Landsat and Sentinel2 images and Google Earth Engine , Remote Sensing of Environment, 239:111624, [pdf]
  13. Guo, L., Gao, J., Ma, S., Chang, Q., Zhang, L., Wang, S., Zou, Y., Wu, S., Xiao, X., 2020, Impact of spring phenology variation on GPP and its lag feedback for winter wheat over the North China Plain , Science of The Total Environment, 725 [pdf]
  14. Wang, X., Xiao, X., Zou, Z., Hou, L., Qin, Y., Dong, J., Doughty, R., Chen, B., Xhang, X., Chen, Y., Ma, J., Zhao, B., Li, B., 2020, Mapping coastal wetlands of China using time series Landsat images in 2018 and Google Earth Engine , ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 163:312-326, [pdf]
  15. Wang. J., Xiao, X., Liu, L., Wu, X., Qin, Y., Setiner, J., Dong, J., 2020, Mapping sugarcane plantation dynamics in Guangxi, China, by time series Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat images , Remote Sensing of Environment, 247 [pdf]
  16. Zhang, X., Xiao, X., Wang, X., Xu, X., Chen, B., Wang, J., , 2020, Quantifying expansion and removal of Spartina alterniflora on Chongming island, China, using time series Landsat images during 1995–2018 , Remote Sensing of Environment, 247 [pdf]
  17. Xin, F., Xiao, X., Cabra, O., White, P., Guo, H., Ma, J., Li, B., Zhao, B., 2020, Understanding the Land Surface Phenology and Gross Primary Production of Sugarcane Plantations by Eddy Flux Measurements, MODIS Images, and Data-Driven Models , Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  18. Wang, X., Xiao, X., Zou, Z., Dong, J., Qin, Y., Doughty, R., Menarguez, M., Chen, B., Wang, J., Ye, H., Ma, J., Zhong, Q., Zhao, B., Li, B., 2020, Gainers and losers of surface and terrestrial water resources in China during 1989–2016 , Nature Communications, [pdf]
  19. Yang, J., Luo, X., Jin, C., Xiao, X., Xia, J., 2020, Spatiotemporal patterns of vegetation phenology along the urban–rural gradient in Coastal Dalian, China , Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 54 [pdf]
  20. Xie, W., Wang, H., Chi, H., Dang, H., Huang, D., Li, H., Cai, G., Xiao, X., 2020, Spatial-temporal variation of satellite-based gross primary production estimation in wheat-maize rotation area during 2000–2015 , Geocarto International, [pdf]
  21. Bajgain, R., Xiao, X., Basara, J., Doughty, R., Wu, X., Wagle, P., Zhou, Y., Gowda, P., Steiner, J., 2020, Differential responses of native and managed prairie pastures to environmental variability and management practices , Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 294 [pdf]
  22. Christian, J., Basara, J., Hunt, E., Otkin, J., Xiao, X., 2020, Flash drought development and cascading impacts associated with the 2010 Russian heatwave , Environmental Research Letters, [pdf]
  23. Yang, J., Zhan, Y., Xiao, X., Xia, J., Sun, W., Li, X., 2020, Investigating the diversity of land surface temperature characteristics in different scale cities based on local climate zones , Urban Climate, 34 [pdf]
  24. Wu, X., Xiao, X., Yang, Z., Wang, J., Steiner, J., Bajgain, R., 2020, Spatial-temporal dynamics of maize and soybean planted area, harvested area, gross primary production, and grain production in the Contiguous United States during 2008-2018 , Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, [pdf]
  25. Doughty, R., Xiao, X., Qin, Y., Wu, X., Zhang, Y., Moore, B., 2020, Small anomalies in dry-season greenness and chlorophyll fluorescence for Amazon moist tropical forests during El Niño and La Niña , Remote Sensing of Environment, [pdf]
  26. Chen, B., Yun, T., Ma, J., Kou, W., Li, H., Yang, C., Xiao, X., Zhang, X., Sun, R., Xie, G., Wu, Z., 2020, High-Precision Stand Age Data Facilitate the Estimation of Rubber Plantation Biomass: A Case Study of Hainan Island, China , Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  27. Yang, J., Wang, Y., Xiu, C., Xiao, X., Xia, J., Jin, C., 2020, Optimizing local climate zones to mitigate urban heat island effect in human settlements , Journal of Cleaner Production, 275 [pdf]
  28. Chang, Q., Xiao, X., Doughty, R., Wu, X., Jiao, W., Qin, Y., 2020, Assessing variability of optimum air temperature for photosynthesis across site-years, sites and biomes and their effects on photosynthesis estimation , Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 298 [pdf]


  1. Ma, Z., Chen, Y., Melville, D.S., Fan, J., Liu, J., Dong, J., Tan, K., Cheng, X., Fuller, R.A., Xiao, X., Li, B., 2019, Changes in area and number of nature reserves in China , Conservation Biology, [pdf]
  2. Wang, Y., Ma, J., Xiao, X., Wang, X., Dai, S., Zhao, B., 2019, Long-Term Dynamic of Poyang Lake Surface Water: A Mapping Work Based on the Google Earth Engine Cloud Platform , Remote Sensing, 10(10) [pdf]
  3. Yang, J., Jin, S., Xiao, X., Jin, C., Xia, J.C., Li, X., Wang, S., Local climate zone ventilation and urban land surface temperatures: Towards a performance-based and wind-sensitive planning proposal in megacities , Sustainable Cities and Society, 47 [pdf]
  4. Chaiban, C., Biscio, C., Thanapongtharm, W., Tildesley, M., Xiao, X., Robinson, T., Vanwambeke, S., Gilbert, M., 2019, Point pattern simulation modelling of extensive and intensive chicken farming in Thailand: Accounting for clustering and landscape characteristics , Agricultural Systems, 173:335-344, [pdf]
  5. Yang, J., Wang, Y., Xiao, X., Jin, C., Xia, J.C., Li, X., 2019, Spatial differentiation of urban wind and thermal environment in different grid sizes , Urban Climate, 28 [pdf]
  6. Zheng, L., Zhao, G., Dong, J., Ge, Q., Tao, J., Zhang, X., Qi, Y., Doughty, R., Xiao, X., 2019, Spatial, temporal, and spectral variations in albedo due to vegetation changes in China’s grasslands , ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 152 [pdf]
  7. Chen, Y., Dong, J., Xiao, X., Ma, Z., Tan, K., Melville, D., Li, B., Lu, H., Liu, J., Liu, F.,, 2019, Effects of reclamation and natural changes on coastal wetlands bordering China's Yellow Sea from 1984 to 2015 , Land Degradation and Development, [pdf]
  8. Singha, M., Dong, J., Zhang, G., Xiao, X, 2019, High resolution paddy rice maps in cloud-prone Bangladesh and Northeast India using Sentinel-1 data , Scientific Data, 6 [pdf]
  9. Yang, R., Du, Z., Kong, J., Su, Y., Xiao, X., Liu, T., Wang, M., Fan, G., 2019, Patterns of soil nitrogen mineralization under a land use change from desert to farmland , European Journal of Soil Science, [pdf]
  10. Li, H., Guo, H., Helbig, M., Dai, S., Zhang, M., Zhao, M., Peng, C., Xiao, X., Zhao, B., 2019, Does direct-seeded rice decrease ecosystem-scale methane emissions?—A case study from a rice paddy in southeast China , Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 272-273:118-127, [pdf]
  11. Christian, J.I., Basara, J.B., Otkin, J.A., Hunt, E.D., Wakefield, R.A., Flanagan, P.X., Xiao, X., 2019, A Methodology for Flash Drought Identification: Application of Flash Drought Frequency across the United States , Journal of Hydrometeorology, [pdf]
  12. Niu, Q., Xiao, X., Zhang, Y., Qin, Y., Dang, X., Wang, J., Zou, Z., Doughty, R.B., Brandt, M., Tong, X., Horion, S., Ecological engineering projects increased vegetation cover, production and biomass in semi‐arid and sub‐humid northern China , Land Degradation and Development, [pdf]
  13. Chang, Q., Xiao, X., Jiao, W., Wu, X., Doughty, R., Wang, J., Du, L., Zou, Z., Qin, Y., 2019, Assessing consistency of spring phenology of snow-covered forests as estimated by vegetation indices, gross primary production, and solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence , Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 275:305-316, [pdf]
  14. Wang, J., Xiao, X., Bajgain, R., Starks, P., Steiner, J., Doughty, R.B., Chang, Q., 2019, Estimating leaf area index and aboveground biomass of grazing pastures using Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat images , ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 154:189-201, [pdf]
  15. Zhou, Y., Dong, J., Xiao, X., Liu, R., Zou, Z., Zhao, G., Ge, Q., 2019, Continuous monitoring of lake dynamics on the Mongolian Plateau using all available Landsat imagery and Google Earth Engine , Science of the Total Environment, 689:366-380, [pdf]
  16. Ren, C., Wang, Z., Zhang, Y., Zhang, B., Chen, L., Xi, Y., Xiao, X., Doughty, R., Liu, M., Jia, M., Mao, D., Song, K., 2019, Rapid expansion of coastal aquaculture ponds in China from Landsat observations during 1984–2016 , International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 82 [pdf]
  17. Jin, C., Luo, X., Xiao, X., Dong, J., Li, X., Yang, J., Zhao, D., 2019, The 2012 Flash Drought Threatened US Midwest Agroecosystems , Chinese Geographical Science, [pdf]
  18. Guo, L., Gao, J., Hao, C., Zhang, L., Wu, S., Xiao, X., 2019, Winter Wheat Green-up Date Variation and its Diverse Response on the Hydrothermal Conditions over the North China Plain, Using MODIS Time-Series Data , Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  19. Zhuo, W., Huang, J., Li, L., Zhang, X., Ma, H., Gao, X., Huang, H., Xu, B., Xiao, X., 2019, Assimilating Soil Moisture Retrieved from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Data into WOFOST Model to Improve Winter Wheat Yield Estimation , Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  20. Zong, J.M., Wang, X.X., Zhong, Q.Y., Xiao, X.M., Ma, J., Zhao, B., 2019, Increasing Outbreak of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Large Lakes and Reservoirs under Pressures from Climate Change and Anthropogenic Interferences in the Middle–Lower Yangtze River Basin , Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  21. Fan, L., Wigneron, J., Ciais, P., Chave, J., Brandt, M., Fensholt, R., Saatchi, S., Bastos, A., Al-Yaari, A., Hufkens, K., Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Chen, C., Myneni, R., Fernandez-Moran, R., Mialon, A., Rodriguez-Fernandez, N., Kerr, Y., Tian, F., Penuelas, J., 2019, Satellite-observed pantropical carbon dynamics , Nature Plants, [pdf]
  22. Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Dong, J., Zhang, Y., Wu, X., Shimabukuro, Y., Arai, E., Biradar, C., Wang, J., Zou, Z., Liu, F., Shi, Z., Doughty, R., Moore, B., 2019, Improved estimates of forest cover and loss in the Brazilian Amazon in 2000–2017 , Nature Sustainability, [pdf]
  23. Zhou, Y., Dong, J., Liu, J., Metternicht, G., Shen, W., You, N., Zhao, G., Xiao, X., 2019, Are There Sufficient Landsat Observations for Retrospective and Continuous Monitoring of Land Cover Changes in China? , Remote Sensing, [pdf]
  24. Ma, J., Xiao, X., Miao, R., Li, Y., Chen, B., Zhang, Y., Zhao, B., 2019, Trends and controls of terrestrial gross primary productivity of China during 2000–2016 , Environmental Research Letters, [pdf]
  25. Zhong, Q., Ma, J., Zhao, B., Wang, X., Zong, J., Xiao, X., 2019, Assessing spatial-temporal dynamics of urban expansion, vegetation greenness and photosynthesis in megacity Shanghai, China during 2000–2016 , Remote Sensing of Environment, [pdf]
  26. Yang, J., Dong, J., Xiao, X., Dai, J., Wu, C., Xia, J., Zhao, G., Zhao, M., Li, Z., Zhang, Y., Ge, Q., 2019, Divergent shifts in peak photosynthesis timing of temperate and alpine grasslands in China , Remote Sensing of Environment, 233 [pdf]
  27. Zhang, Y., Zhou, S., Gentine, P., Xiao, X., 2019, Can vegetation optical depth reflect changes in leaf water potential during soil moisture dry-down events? , Remote Sensing of Environment, 234 [pdf]
  28. Ma, J., Xiao, X., Li, R., Zhao, B., Myint, S., 2019, Enhanced spring phenological temperature sensitivity explains the extension of carbon uptake period in temperate forest protected areas , Forest Ecology and Management, 455:117679, [pdf]
  29. Doughty, R., Köhler, P., Frankenberg, C., Magney, T., Xiao, X., Qin, Y., Wu, X., Moore, B., 2019, TROPOMI reveals dry-season increase of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence in the Amazon forest , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [pdf]
  30. Zhou, H., Xu F., Dong, J., Yang, Z., Zhao, G., Zhai, J., Qin, Y., Xiao, X., Tracking Reforestation in the Loess Plateau, China after the “Grain for Green” Project through Integrating PALSAR and Landsat Imagery , Remote Sensing, 11(22):2685, [pdf]
  31. Niraula, R., Saleh, A., Bhattarai, N., Bajgain, R., Kannan, R., Osei, E., Gowda, P., Neel, J., Xiao, X., Basara, J., 2019, Understanding the effects of pasture type and stocking rate on the hydrology of the Southern Great Plains , Science of The Total Environment, [pdf]
  32. Wang, P., Gan, X., Zhang, Q., Bu, G., Li, L., Xu, X., Li, Y., Liu, Z., Xiao, X., 2019, Analysis of Parameters for the Accurate and Fast Estimation of Tree Diameter at Breast Height Based on Simulated Point Cloud , Remote Sensing, 11(22):2707, [pdf]
  33. Xin, F., Xiao, X., Dong, J., Zhang, G., Zhang, Y., Wu, X., Li, X., Zou, Z., Ma, J., Du, Guoming., Doughty, R., Zhao, B., Li, B., 2019, Large increases of paddy rice area, gross primary production, and grain production in Northeast China during 2000–2017 , Science of The Total Environment, [pdf]


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