Holy Tree on QuShui, Tibet - Photo by Yongjiu Dai

Zhang, Qian

Research Assistant Professor

Land-Atmosphere Interaction Research Group, Beijing Normal University.
No. 19 Xinjiekouwai St., Haidian District, Beijing 100875, P.R. China

Email: qian.zhang@bnu.edu.cn

2002-2006: B.S., Physics Department, Beijing Normal University, China
10/2010-03/2012: Joint Ph.D.,CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia
2006-2012: Ph.D.,College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University, China
11/2012-12/2012: Visiting Scholar, Climate Change Research Center, University of New South Wales, Australia

Research Interests:
Global vegetation model
terrestrial biogeochemical cycles
land use change modeling
carbon-climate interactions in the Earth System Model

Scholarship and Awards:
Scientific Research Paper Awards for graduate students, Beijing Normal University, 2012
State Scholarship for Ph.D. student international studies, China Scholarship Council, 10/2010-03/2012
Excellent Volunteer, Beijing Olympic Organization Committee, 2008
Excellent Advances for Undergraduates, School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, 2005

  • Zhang, Q., Y. P. Wang, A. J. Pitman, and Y. J. Dai, 2011: Limitations of nitrogen and phosphorous on the terrestrial carbon uptake in the 20th century, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L22701,doi:10.1029/2011GL049244.
  • Zhang, Q., A. J. Pitman, Y. P. Wang, Y. Dai, and P. J. Lawrence, 2013: The impact of nitrogen and phosphorous limitation on the estimated terrestrial carbon balance and warming of land use change over the last 156 yr, Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss, 4, 507-539, doi:10.5194/esdd-4-507-2013.
  • Exbrayat, J.-F., A. J. Pitman, Q. Zhang, G. Abramowitz, and Y.-P. Wang, 2013: Examining soil carbon uncertainty in a global model: response of microbial decomposition to temperature, moisture and nutrient limitation, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 10229-10269, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-10229-2013.