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Tianshan Zha

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Natural Resource Management
Plant Science
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I took a professor position in the Faculty of Soil and Water Conservation in Beijing Forestry University since 2010 as outstanding research scientist. Over the past 10 years, I have been involved in the Canadian Carbon Program, Fluxnet Canada Program, Drought Effects on Canadian Prairie Grassland and Forest Ecosystems, Forest Ecosystem and Functioning in Finland etc. My research focused on carbon and water cycle of boreal forest ecosystems in relation to environmental factors, disturbance, and climate change. A series strategies about boreal forest acclimation and adaptation to climate change were proposed.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
PhD, Vegetation Ecology and Management, University of Joensuu, 2003
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Tianshan Zha, Alan G Barr, Garth V D Kamp, T Andy Black, J Harry McCaughey, Lawrence B Flanagan. 2010. Interannual variation of evapotranspiration from forest and grassland ecosystems in western Canada in relation to drought. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150, 1476–1484 _x000D_
2. Tianshan Zha, Alan G Barr, T Andy Black, J Harry McCaughey, J Bhatti, I Hawthorne, Praveena Krishnan, J Kidston, N Saigusa, A Shashkov, Z Nesic. 2009. Carbon Sequestration in Boreal Jack Pine Stands Following Harvesting. Global Change Biology, 15, 1475-1487. _x000D_
3.Tianshan Zha, Niinistö, S, Xing, Z., Wang, K.-Y, Kellomaki, S., Barr, A.G. 2007. Total and component carbon fluxes of a Scots pine ecosystem from chamber measurements and eddy covariance. Annals of Botany 99: 345-353_x000D_
4. Tianshan,Zha, Kellomäki, S., Wang, K.Y. and Ryyppö, A. 2005. Respiratory responses of Scots pine stems to five years of exposure to elevated CO2 concentration and temperature. Tree Physiology 25: 49-56. _x000D_
5. Tianshan Zha, Kellomäki S., Wang, K.-Y. and Rouvinen, I.. 2004. Carbon sequestration and ecosystem respiration over 4 years in a Scots pine forest. Global Change Biology :1492-1503
Other activities
1. Reviewer for Geophys. Res. Letters, Global Change Biology, J. Geophys. Res., J. Appl. Met., Agric. For. Met., J. Hydrology, Atmosphere Ocean, Can. J. Soil Sci., Can. J. Forest Research, Hydrological Processes and Solar Energy
1. Adjunct Research Scientist in Environment Canada
Organisation name
Beijing Forestry University
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35 Qinghua East Road , Haidian District
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