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Name:Liang Wei

Title: Professor  Ph.D. advisor 


Graduate College:University of Idaho


Academic degree:Ph.D.

On-the-job information:Incumbency


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Mail box:liangwei@lzu.edu.cn

Learning Experience

>> Ph.D. Natural Resources, 2013 Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA.  Advisor: John D. Marshall 
>> M.S. Ecology, 2006,  Lanzhou University, China.
>> B.S.  Ecology, 2003, Lanzhou University, China.

Research Direction

Forest Ecophysiology, vegetation modeling, plant stable isotopes, tree-ring, ecohydrology

Work Experience

2016-2019, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Lab, USA
2015- 2016, Postdoctoral fellow. Department of Forestry, University of Missouri,USA
2013 – 2015, Postdoctoral fellow. Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho, USA


Spring 2019, Lanzhou University, Ecology and Terrestrial Ecosystems

Research Findings

1)	Using forest models to simulate stable carbon isotopes in plant tissues and using observed tree-ring stable isotopes as restraints of model parameterization
2)	Connections between woody plants’ functional traits and their shade/drought adaptations
3)	Simulating historical changes in streamflow after western white pine die-back
4)	Changes in forest productivity with elevations in a Northern Idaho watershed where cold air drainage prevails
5)	Simulations of Ponderosa pine plantations in Northern California
6)	Streamflow contributions from subwatersheds with varied level of urbanization (Columbia, Missouri, USA)

In-progress Projects

1)	Simulating drought-induced mortality with E3SM-FATES based on Barro Colorado Island, Panama
2)	Plant functional traits and plants’ survival strategies
3)	Connecting tree-ring measurements with forest modeling

Publishing Works

>>14. Chonggang Xu*, Nate G. McDowell, Rosie A. Fisher, Liang Wei, Sanna Sevanto,Bradley O. Christoffersen, Ensheng Weng, Richard Middleton (2019) Increasing impacts of extreme droughts on vegetation production under future climate change. Nature Climate Change 9(12): 948-953.
>>13. Charlotte Grossiord*, Bradley Christoffersen, Aura M. Alonso-Rodríguez , Kristina Anderson-Teixeira, Heidi Asbjornsen, Luiza Maria T. Aparecido, Z. Carter Berry, Christopher Baraloto, Damien Bonal, Isaac Borrego, Benoit Burban, Jeffrey Q. Chambers, Danielle S. Christianson, Matteo Detto , Boris Faybishenko, Clarissa G. Fontes, Claire Fortunel, Bruno O. Gimenez, Kolby J. Jardine, Lara Kueppers, Gretchen R. Miller, Georgianne W. Moore, Robinson Negron-Juarez, Clément Stahl, Nathan G. Swenson, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, Charu Varadharajan, Jeffrey M. Warren, Brett T. Wolfe, Liang Wei, Tana E. Wood, Chonggang Xu, Nate G. McDowell (2019) Precipitation mediates sap flux sensitivity to evaporative demand in the neotropics. Oecologia 191(3): 519-530.
>>12. Elias C. Massoud, Chonggang Xu*, Rosie Fisher, Ryan Knox, Anthony Walker, Shawn Serbin7, Bradley Christoffersen, Jennifer Holm, Lara Kueppers, Daniel M. Ricciuto, Liang Wei, Daniel Johnson, Jeff Chambers, Charlie Koven, Nate McDowell,  Jasper Vrugt ( 2019) Identification of key parameters controlling demographically structured vegetation dynamics in a Land Surface Model [CLM4.5(ED)]; Geoscientific Model Development;  12(9):4133-4164
>>11. Liang Wei*, Chonggang Xu, Hang Zhou, Bradley O. Christoffersen, Steven Jansen, William T. Pockman, Richard S. Middleton, Nate G. McDowell. (2019) Woody plants’ contrasting drought survival strategies: desiccation tolerance and avoidance. Tree Physiology 39(5): 767-781.
>>10. Liang Wei, Hang Zhou, Timothy E. Link, Kathleen L. Kavanagh, Jason A. Hubbart, Enhao Du, Andrew T. Hudak, John D. Marshall*. (2018) Forest productivity varies with soil moisture more than temperature in a small montane watershed. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 259: 211-221 .
>>09. Liang Wei*, Jason Hubbart, Hang Zhou. (2018) Variable streamflow contributions in nested subwatersheds of a US Midwestern urban watershed. Water Resources Management 32(1): 213-228.
>>08. Liang Wei*, Timothy E. Link, Andrew T. Hudak, John D. Marshall, Kathleen L. Kavanagh, John T. Abatzoglou, Hang Zhou, Robert E. Pangle, Gerald N. Flerchinger. (2016) Simulated Water Budget of a Small Forested Watershed in the Continental/Maritime Hydroclimatic Region of the United States. Hydrological Processes, 30: 2000-2013.
>>07. Enhao Du*, Timothy E. Link, Liang Wei, John D. Marshall. (2016) Evaluating hydrologic effects of spatial and temporal patterns of forest canopy change using numerical modeling. Hydrological Processes, 30: 217-231.
>>06. William J. Elliot, Liang Wei, John Imhoff, Randy B. Foltz, Victoria E. Nystrom. (2015) Impacts of road design on sediment generation. In 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, p. 1. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, New Orleans, LA. DOI: 10.13031/aim.20152181402
>>05. Liang Wei*, John D. Marshall, Jianwei Zhang, Hang Zhou, Robert F. Powers. (2014) 3-PG simulations of young ponderosa pine plantations under varied management intensity: why do they grow so differently? Forest Ecology and Management, 313: 69-82 (Accepted without revision).
>>04. Liang Wei*, John D. Marshall, Timothy E. Link, Kathleen L. Kavanagh, Enhao Du, Robert E. Pangle, Peter J. Gag, Nerea Ubierna. (2014) Constraining 3-PG with a new δ13C sub-model: a test using the δ13C of tree ring. Plant, Cell, &Environment, 37(1): 82-100.
>>03. Elizabeth M. Powers*, John D. Marshall, Jianwei Zhang, Liang Wei. (2013) Post-fire management regimes affect carbon sequestration and storage in a Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 291, 268-277.
>>02. Jing Liu, Gen-Xuan Wang*, Liang Wei, Chun-Ming Wang. (2008). Reproductive allocation patterns in different density populations of spring wheat. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 50(2): 141–146.
>>01. Jing Liu, Liang Wei, Chun-Ming Wang, Gen-Xuan Wang*, Xiao-Ping Wei. (2006). Effect of water deficit on self-thinning line in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) populations. J Integrat Plant Biol 48(4): 415-419.