US-China Carbon Consortium (USCCC)

About the USCCC

In 2004, scientists from the US and China met in Beijing to discuss how the two countries could combine their limited resources to better understand climate change impacts on the carbon and water cycles. Initial support was provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Toledo, Beijing Forestry University, Chinese Academy of Forestry, and Fudan University.

group photo 2014Since then, the USCCC has grown into a multi-institutional research group with a primary focus on measuring and modeling carbon and water resources. Today, USCCC members maintain over 100 eddy flux sites that represent natural and managed ecosystems ranging from coastal wetlands to steppes, and from tropical mangroves to boreal conifer forests. Scientists use specially equipped towers located across China and the eastern U.S. to study these ecosystem changes.

Executive Committee Members (alphabetical list by family names)

Chen, Jiquan, Chief Scientist (2003 – present), Michigan State University;
Chen, Tiexi, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology,;
Chen, Shiping, Institute of Botany, CAS,
Dong, Gang, Shanxi University,
Hao, Lu, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology,
Jiang, Sicheng, Northeast Normal University,
Li, Fei, Grassland Research Institute, CAAS,
Li, Xianglan, Beijing Normal University,
Li, Xin, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research,  CAS,
Liang, Naishen, National Institute for Environmental Studies,
Lin, Guanghui Co-Chair (2012-2014), Tsinghua University,
Liu, Heping, Washington State University,
Liu, Huizhi, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS,
Liu, Yuanbo, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS,
Lu, Weizhi, Central South University of Forestry and Technology,
Ma, Mingguo (deceased), Co-Chair (2014-2016), Southwest University,
McNulty, Steve, Co-Chair (2004 -2009), USDA Forest Service,
Noormets, Asko, Co-Chair (2019-2021), Texas A&M University,
Qi, Jiaguo, MSU and Nanjing Agricultural University,
Shao, Changliang, Co-Chair (2021-2025), Institute of Agricultural Res & Reg Planning, CAAS,
Sun, Ge, Co-Chair (2010-2012, 2021-2025), USDA Forest Service,
Tang, Jim (deceased). Co-Chair (2012-2014), Marine Biological Lab (MBL),
Tang, Xuguang, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou,
Wang, Dan (deceased), Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology,
Wang, Shaoqiang, Wuhan University,
Xiao, Jingfeng, Co-Chair (2014-2016), University of New Hampshire,<
Xiao, Wei, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology,
Zha, Tianshan, Beijing Forestry University,
Zhang, Fangmin, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology,
Zhang, Xudong, Co-Chair (2010-2012), Chinese Academy of Forest Science,
Zhang, Yinsheng, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS,
Zhang, Zhiqiang, Co-Chair (2007-2009), Beijing Forestry University,
Zhao, Bin, Co-Chair (2019-2021), Fudan University,
Zhou, Guangsheng, China Meteorological Administration,
Zhu, Xudong, Xiamen University,

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