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Name:Xuanlong Ma

Title: Professor 


Graduate College:UCAS/UTS


Academic degree:Ecology

On-the-job information:Incumbency

Unit:Institute of RS and GIS

Initiation time:2019

Office location:Qilian Bld. 223

Mail box:xlma@lzu.edu.cn

Learning Experience

2009 - 2014, Ph.D., University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Supervisor: Prof. Qiang Yu and Alfredo Huete)
2011 - 2012, Visiting Ph.D., University of Technology Sydney, Australia (Supervisor: Prof. Alfredo Huete)

Research Direction

I am an ecologist and a remote sensing researcher. My areas of expertise are ecosystem function remote sensing and terrestrial ecology, and my main research interest is in using remote sensing to study and analyse broad-scale vegetation dynamics and terrestrial carbon cycling, with particular emphasis on vegetation phenological and functional responses to hydroclimatic impacts.

Work Experience

2019 - present, Professor, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University, China
2017 - 2019, PostDoc, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
2015 - 2017, PostDoc, Remote Sensing Research Group, Climate Change Cluster, University of Technology Sydney, Australia


[Autumn] Ecological Remote Sensing
[Spring]   Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing
[Spring]   Professional English and Academic Writing

Part-time Academic Job

- Editorial Board Member, Remote Sensing

Achievement Of Honor

[2021] Outstanding Supervisor Award of the University GIS Skill Competition, Lanzhou University 
[2021] Kamide Lecture Award, Asia-Oceania Geoscience Society (AOGS)
[2016] Early Career Research Award, University of Technology Sydney (AUD$21,450)
[2010] Joint Ph.D. Scholarship, Chinese Scholarship Council, Ministry of Education, China & UTS, Australia (AUD$43,800)
[2019] Full Ph.D. Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (CNY¥96,000)
[2006] National Scholarship for Graduate Student, Ministry of Education, China (Tuition fee waiver, research support, 3 years of stipend)

In-progress Projects

[2022] "High-resolution mapping of ecosystem types in upper reachers of the Yellow River based on intelligent interpretation method", Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science, Ministry of Education, China, ¥50K (US$8K), 2022-2023, CI
[2022] "Quantitative evaluation of the angular effect correction towards developing consistent VIs product based on multi-sensors data integration", State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, ¥80K (US$12K), 2022-2023, CI
[2022] "Developing a biodiversity monitoring and decision-making system based on SDG Big-Data platform towards achieving SDG15.1.2", International Research Centre of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals, ¥200K (US$30K), 2022-2023, CI  
[2021] "Trend in satellite-observed vegetation and its drivers across northwestern China and central Asia from 2000-2020", Chinese Academy of Sciences, ¥80K (US$12K), 2021, CI 
[2021] "Monitoring Ecological Change in Gansu Province from 2015 to 2020 using Remote Sensing", Investigation Project, Gansu Provisional Department of Ecology and Environment,  ¥190K (US$28K), 2021-2022, CI
[2021] "Trend in satellite-observed vegetation and water bodies over Gannan Plateau, the upper reaches of the Yellow River, 2000-2020", Gansu Provisional Natural Science Foundation, Ecological Monitoring for Gannan Plateau,  ¥60K (US$9K), 2021-2023, CI
[2021] "Study and correction of sun-angle effect in remote sensing of vegetation dynamics", National Natural Science Foundation of China,  ¥0.57M (US$85K). 2022-2025, CI
[2019] "Startup funding for establishing the Vegetation and Ecological Remote Sensing Group". Lanzhou University, ¥1.00Million (US$0.15M), 2019-2024 (Chief Investigator, CI)


- 2022
[44] Luo, Y., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Richardson, A.D., Seyednasrollah, B., Perez-Priego, O., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Pilar Martin, M., Moreno, G., Nair, R., Wutzler, T., Bucher, S.F., Cararra, A., Cremonese, E., El-Madany, T.S.,  Fillipa, G., Galvagno, M., Hammer, T., Ma, X., Martini, D., Zhang, Q., Reichstein, M., Menzel, A., Römermann, C., Migliavacca, M. (2022) Evergreen broadleaf greenness and its relationship with leaf flushing, aging, and water fluxes. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 323, 109060.
[43] Zhang, Z., Lu, L., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Ma, X. * (2022) Recent advances in using Chinese Earth observation satellites for remote sensing of vegetation. ESSOAr. DOI: 10.1002/essoar.10510984.1.
[42] Beringer, J., Moore, C.E., Cleverly, J., Campbell, D.I., Cleugh, H., De Kauwe, M.G., Kirschbaum, M.U., Griebel, A., Grover, S., Huete, A., Hutley, L.B., Laubach, J., Van Niel, T., Arndt, S.K., Bennett, A.C., Cernusak, L.A., Eamus, D., Ewenz, C.M., Goodrich, J.P., Jiang, M., Hinko-Najera, N., Issac, P., Hobeich, S., Knauer, J., Koerber, G.R., Liddell, M., Ma, X., Macfarlane, C., McHugh, I.D., Medlyn, B.E., Meyer, W.S., Norton, A.J., Owens, J., Pitman, A., Pendall, E., Prober, S.M., Ray, R.L., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Rifai, S.W., Rowlings, D., Schipper, L., Silberstein, R.P., Teckentrup, L., Thompson, S.E., Ukkola, A.M., Wall, A., Wang, Y-P., Wardlay, T.J., Woodgate, W. (2022) Bridge to the future: Important lessons from 20 years of ecosystem observations made by the OzFlux network. Global Change Biology, 00:1-26.
[41] Xie, Q.*, Cleverly, J., Moore, C.E., Ding, Y.*, Hall, C.C., Ma, X., Brown, L.A., Wang, C., Beringer, J., Prober, S.M., Macfarlane, C., Meyer, W.S., Yin, G., Huete, A.* (2022) Land Surface phenology retrievals for arid and semi-arid ecosystems. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 185, 129-145.  

- 2021 - 
[40] Pacheco-Labrador, J.*, Weber, U., Ma, X., Mahecha, M.D., Carvalhais, N., Wirth, C., Huth, A., Bohn, F.J., Kraemer, G., Heiden, U., FDEMembers, Migliavacca, M. (2021) Evaluating the potential of DESIS to infer plant taxonomical and functional diversities in European forests. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science, XLVI-1/W1-2021, 49-55. 
[39] 王敏钰, 罗毅, 张正阳, 谢巧云, 吴小丹, 马轩龙*. (2021) 植被物候参数遥感提取与验证方法研究进展. 遥感学报, DOI:10.11834/jrs.20211601   
[38] Migliavacca, M., Musavi, T., Mahecha, M.D., Nelson, J.A., Knauer, J., Baldocchi, D.D., ....., Ma, X., .... Zaehle, S., Reichstein, M. (2021) The three major axes of terrestrial ecosystem function. Nature, 598, 468-472.  
[37] Wang H., Liu, H., Huang, N., Bi, J., Ma, X., Ma, Z., Shangguan, Z., Zhao, H., Feng, Q., Liang, T., Cao, G., Schimid, B., He, J-S. (2021) Satellite-derived NDVI underestimates the advancement of alpine vegetation growth over the past three decades. Ecology, e03518. 
[36] Ma, X., Tran, N.N., Leng, S., Xie, Q., Huete, A. (2021) Monitoring savanna vegetation phenology using Advanced Himawari Imager. 2021 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 1579-1599. 
[35] Li, W., Liu, C., Su, W., Ma, X., Zhou, H., Wang, W., Zhu, G. (2021) Spatiotemporal evaluation of alpine pastoral ecosystem health by using the Basic-Pressure-State-Response Framework: A case study of the Gannan region, northwest China. Ecological Indicators, 129, 10800. 
[34] Ma, D., Wu, X., Ma, X., Wang, J., Lin, X., Mu, C. (2021) Spatial, phenological, and inter-annual variations of gross primary productivity in the Arctic from 2001 to 2019. Remote Sensing, 13, 2875. 

- 2020 - 
[33] Zhuang, W., Shi, H., Ma, X., Cleverly, J., Beringer, J., Zhang, Y., He, J., Eamus, D., Yu, Q. (2020) Improving estimation of seasonal evapotranspiration in Australian tropical savannas using a Flexible Drought Index. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 295, 108203. 
[32] Liu, J., Ma, X., Duan, Z., Jiang, J., Reichstein, M., Jung, M. (2020) Impact of temporal precipitation variability on ecosystem productivity. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. (一区top)
[31] Shi, Y., Jing, N., Ma, X., Wu, B., He, Q., Yue, C., Yu, Q.* (2020) Attribution of climate and human activities to vegetation change in China using machine learning techniques. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 294, 108146. 
[30] Luo, Y.*, El-Madany, T., Ma, X., Nair, R., Jung, M., Weber, U., Filippa, G., Bucher, S.F., Moreno, G., Cremonese, E., Carrara, A., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Escudero, Y.C., Galvagno, M., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Martin, M.P., Perez-Priego, O., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A.D., Menzel, A., Römermann, C., Migliavacca.* (2020) Nutrients and water availability constrain the seasonality of vegetation activity in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15138 
[29] Tran, N.N., Huete, A., Nguyen, H., Grant, I., Miura, T., Ma, X., Lyapustin, A., Wang, Y., Ebert, E. (2020) Seasonal comparisons of Himawari-8 AHI and MODIS vegetation indices over latitudinal Australian grassland sites. Remote Sensing, 12, 2494.
[28] Ma, X.*, Huete, A., Moore, C.E., Cleverly, J., Hutley, L.B., Beringer, J., Leng, S., Xie, Z., Yu, Q., Eamus, D. (2020) Spatiotemporal partitioning of savanna plant functional type productivity along NATT. Remote Sensing of Environment, 246, 111855. 
[27] Ma, X.*, Huete, A., Tran, N.N., Bi, J., Gao, S., Zeng, Y. (2020) Sun-angle effects on remote sensing phenology observed and modelled using Himawari-8. Remote Sensing, 12(8), 1339. (二区)
[26] Ma, X.*, Migliavacca, M., Wirth, C., Bohn, F.J., Huth, A., Richter, R., Mahecha, M.D. (2020) Monitoring plant functional diversity using the reflectance and echo from space. Remote Sensing, 12(8), 1248. 
[25] Shen, J.*, Huete, A., Ma, X., Tran, N., Joiner, J., Beringer, J., Eamus, D., Yu, Q. The spatial pattern and temporal dynamics of photosynthesis activity across Australian rainfed croplands. (2019) Ecological Indicators, 108, 105669.

- 2019 - 
[24] Ma, X.*, Mahecha, M.D., Migliavacca, M., van der Plas, F., Benavides, R., Ratcliffe, S., Kattge, J., Richter, R., Musavi, T., Baeten, L., Barnoaiea, I., Bohn, F., Bouriaud, O., Bussotti, F., Coppi, A., Domisch, T., Huth, A., Jaroszewicz, B., Joswig, J., Pabon-Moreno, D.E., Papale, D., Selvi, F., Vaglio Laurin, G., Valladares, F., Reichstein, M., Wirth, C. (2019) Inferring plant functional diversity from space: the potentials of Sentinel-2. Remote Sensing of Environment, 233, 111368. 
[23] Ma, X.*, Huete, A., Tran, N. (2019) Interactions of seasonal sun-angle and savanna phenology observed and modelled using MODIS. Remote Sensing, 􏲚11(12), 1398. 
[22] Jin, J.*, Ma, X., Chen, H., Wang, H., Kang, X., Wang, X., Wang, Y., Yong, B., Guo, F. (2019). Grassland production in response to changes in biological metrics over Tibetan Plateau. Science of the Total Environment, 666, 641-651. 

- 2018 -
[21] Luo, Y., El-Madany, T., Filippa, G., Ma, X., Ahrens, B., Carrara, A., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Cremonese, E., Galvagno, M., Hammer, T., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Martin, P., Moreno, G., Perez- Priego, O., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A., Romermann, C., Migliavacca, M.* (2018). Using near- infrared-enabled digital repeat photography to track structural and physiological phenology in Mediterranean tree-grass ecosystems. Remote Sensing, 10, 1293. 
[20] Sippel, S.*, Reichstein, M.*, Ma, X., Mahecha, M., Lange, H., Flach, M., Frank, D. (2018). Drought, heat, and the carbon cycle: a review. Current Climate Change Reports, 4(3), 266-286.
[19] Shen, J., Huete, A., Tran, N., Devadas, R., Ma, X., Eamus, D., Yu, Q.* (2018). Diverse sensitivity of winter crops over the growing season to climate and land surface temperature across the rainfed cropland-belt of eastern Australia. Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment, 254, 99-110. 
[18] Zhang, X., Wang, N.*, Xie, Z., Ma, X., Huete, A. (2018). Water loss due to increasing planted vegetation over the Badain Jaran Desert, China. Remote Sensing, 10(1), 134. 

- 2017 -
[17] Maeda, E.*, Ma, X., Wagner, F., Kim, H., Oki, T., Eamus, D., Huete, A. (2017). Evapotranspi- ration seasonality across the Amazon basin. Earth System Dynamics, 8, 439-454. 

- 2016 - 
[16] Ma, X.*, Huete, A., Cleverly, J., Eamus, D., Chevallier, F., Joiner, J., Poulter, B., Zhang, Y., Guanter, L., Meyer, W., Xie, Z., Ponce-Campos, G. (2016). Drought rapidly disseminates the 2011 large carbon uptake in semi-arid Australia. Scientific Reports, 6. 
[15] Xie, Z., Huete, A.*, Ma, X., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Devadas, R., Clark, K., Lewis, M. (2016). Landsat and GRACE observations of arid wetland dynamics in a dryland river system under multi-decadal hydroclimatic extremes. Journal of Hydrology, 543B, 818-831. 
[14] Eamus, D., Huete, A., Cleverly, J., Nolan, R., Ma, X., Tarin, T., Santini, N. (2016). Mulga, a major tropical dry open forest of Australia: recent insights to carbon and water fluxes. Environ- mental Research Letters, 11, 125011.
[13] Xie, Z., Huete, A.*, Restrepo-Coupe, N., Ma, X., Devadas, R., Graziella, C. (2016). Spatial partitioning and temporal evolution of Australia’s total water storage under extreme hydroclimatic impacts. Remote Sensing of Environment. 183, 43-52. 
[12] Cleverly, J.*, Eamus, D., Luo, Q., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Kljun, N., Ma, X., Ewenz, C., Li, L., Yu, Q., Huete, A. (2016). The importance of interacting climate modes on global carbon cycle extremes. Scientific Reports, 6, 23113. 

- 2015 -
[11] Ma, X.*, Huete, A., Moran, M.S., Ponce-Campos, G., Eamus, D. (2015). Abrupt shifts in phenol- ogy and vegetation productivity under climate extremes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120(10), 2036-2052. 
[10] Broich, M.*, Huete, A., Paget, M., Ma, X., Tulbure, M., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Evans, B., Beringer, J., Devadas, R., Davies, K., Held, A. (2015). A spatially explicit land surface phenology data product for science, monitoring and natural resources management applications. Environmental Modelling & Software, 64, 191-204.

- 2014 -
[9] Ma, X., Huete, A.*, Yu, Q., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Beringer, J., Hutley, L. B., Kanniah, K. D., Cleverly, J., Eamus, D. (2014). Parameterization of an ecosystem light-use-efficiency model for predicting savanna GPP using MODIS EVI. Remote Sensing of Environment, 154, 253-271. 
[8] Broich, M., Huete, A.*, Tulbure, M. G., Ma, X., Xin, Q., Paget, M., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Davies, K., Devadas, R., Held, A. (2014). Land surface phenological response to decadal climate variability across Australia using satellite remote sensing. Biogeosciences, 11, 5181-5198. 

- 2013 - 
[7] Ma, X., Huete, A.*, Yu, Q., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Davies, K., Broich, M., Ratana, P., Beringer, J., Hutley, L. B., Cleverly, J., Boulain, N., Eamus, D. (2013). Spatial patterns and temporal dynamics in savanna vegetation phenology across the North Australian Tropical Transect. Remote Sensing of Environment, 139, 97-115. 

- 2012 - 
[6] 李文娟, 九次力, 谭忠厚, 马轩龙,陈全功*. (2012) 青海省草地生产力及草畜平衡状况研究. 资源科学, 34(2), 367-372. (中文核心)

[5] 李文娟, 马轩龙, 陈全功*. (2009) 青海省海东、海北地区草地资源产量与草畜平衡现状研究. 草业学报, 18(5), 270-276. (中文核心)
[4] 谭忠厚, 马轩龙, 陈全功*. (2009) 基于 “3S” 技术与地面调查相结合的草原监测——以青海省黄南和海南地区为例. 草业科学, 26(11), 25-31. (中文核心)
[3] 马轩龙, 李文娟, 陈全功*. (2009) 基于GIS与草原综合顺序分类法对甘肃省草地类型的划分初探. 草业科学, 26(5), 7-13.(中文核心)

[2] 马轩龙, 李春娥, 陈全功*. (2008) 基于GIS的气象要素空间插值方法研究. 草业科学, 25(11), 13-19.(中文核心)
[1] 李春娥, 马轩龙, 严建武, 陈全功*. (2008) 网络版《中国草业开发与生态建设》数据库的更新. 草业学报, 17(1), 100-106.(中文核心)

Publishing Works

- 2015 -
- Huete, A., Ponce-Campos, G., Zhang, Y., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Ma, X., Moran, M. S. (2015). Monitoring photosynthesis from space. Vol. II. Land Resources: Monitoring, Modelling, and Mapping, in Remote Sensing Handbook edited by Prasad S. Thenkabail., Taylor and Francis. 3-22.