Ensheng Weng

Education:

8/2007~ 5/2011: PhD, University of Oklahoma

8/2001~2/2005: PhD, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

8/1998~ 7/2001: Master of Science, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

9/1993-7/1997: Bachelor of Science, Department of Biology, ShaanxiNormal University

Professional Experience:

6/2011 ~     : Post-doctoral research associate, Princeton University, USA

7/2006~8/2007: Post-doctoral research associate, University of Oklahoma, USA

1/2006~5/2006: Short-term visiting scholar, University of Oklahoma, USA

3/2005~12/2007: Post doctoral research fellow, FudanUniversity, Shanghai, China

9/2001~2/2005: Graduate Research assistant, Institute of Botany, ChineseAcademy of Sciences

7/1999~8/2001: Graduate Research assistant, Kunming Institute of Botany, ChineseAcademy of Sciences

Publications:

  1. Weng, E. S., Malyshev, S., Lichstein, J. W., Farrior, C. E., Zhang, T., Shevliakova, E., Pacala, S. W., 2015. Scaling from individual trees to forests in an Earth system modeling framework using a mathematically tractable model of height-structured competition. Biogeosciences, 12: 2655–2694, doi:10.5194/bg-12-2655-2015.
  2. Medlyn, B. E., S. Zaehle, M. G. De Kauwe1, A. P. Walker, M. C. Dietze, P. J. Hanson, T. Hickler, A. K. Jain, Y. Luo, W. Parton, I. C. Prentice, P. E. Thornton, S. Wang, Y.-P. Wang, E. S. Weng, C. M. Iversen, H. R. McCarthy, J. M. Warren, R. Oren and R. J. Norby, 2015. Using ecosystem experiments to improve vegetation models. Nature – Climate Change, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2621
  3. Xia, J., S. Niu, P. Ciais, I. Janssens, J. Chen, C. Ammann, A. Arain, P. D. Blanken, A. Cescatti, D. Bonal, N. Buchmann, P .S. Curtis, S. Chen, J. Dong, L. B. Flanagan, C. Frankenberg, T. Georgiadis, C.M. Gough, D. Hui, G. Kiely, J. Li, M. Lund, V. Magliulo, B. Marcolla, L. Merbold, L. Montagnani, E. Moors, J.E. Olesen, S. Piao, A. Raschi, O. Roupsard, A. E. Suyker, M. Urbaniak, F. P. Vaccari, A. Varlagin, T. Vesala, M. Wilkinson, E. S. Weng, G. Wohlfahrt, L. Yan, Y. Luo, 2015. Joint control of terrestrial gross primary productivity by plant phenology and physiology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2788–2793, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1413090112.
  4. Shi Z, Yang Y, Luo Y, Zhou X, Weng E.S., Finzi A.. 2015. Inverse analysis of coupled carbon-nitrogen cycles against multiple datasets at ambient and elevated CO2. Journal of Plant Ecology, doi:10.1093/jpe/rtv059.
  5. De Kauwe, M. G., B. E. Medlyn, S. Zaehle, A. P. Walker, M. C. Dietze, Y.-P. Wang, Y. Luo, A.  K. Jain, B. El-Masri, T. Hickler, D. Wårlind, E.S. Weng, W. J. Parton, P. E. Thornton, S. Wang, I. C. Prentice, S. Asao, B. Smith, H. R. McCarthy, C. M. Iversen, P. J. Hanson, J. M. Warren, R. Oren, R. J. Norby, 2014. Where does the carbon go? A model-data intercomparison of vegetation carbon allocation and turnover processes at two temperate forest free-air CO2 enrichment sites. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.12847.
  6. Walker, A. P. , P. J. Hanson, M. G. De Kauwe, B. E. Medlyn, S. Zaehle, S. Asao, M. Dietze, T. Hickler, C. Huntingford, C M. Iversen, A. Jain, M. Lomas, Y. Luo, H. McCarthy, W. J. Parton, I. C. Prentice, P. E. Thornton, S. Wang, Y.-P. Wang, D. Warlind, E.S. Weng, J. M. Warren, F. I. Woodward, R. Oren, R. J. Norby, 2014. Comprehensive ecosystem model-experiment synthesis using multiple datasets at two temperate forest free-air CO2 enrichment experiments: model performance and compensating biases. Journal of Geophysical Research, DOI: 10.1002/2013JG002553.
  7. Zaehle S, Medlyn BE, De Kauwe MG, Walker AP, Dietze MC, Hickler T, Luo YQ, Wang YP, El-Masri B, Thornton P, Jain A, Wang SS, Warlind D, Weng ES, Parton W, Iversen CM, Gallet-Budynek A, McCarthy H, Finzi A, Hanson PJ, Prentice IC, Oren R, Norby RJ. 2014. Evaluation of eleven terrestrial carbon-nitrogen cycle models against observations from two temperate Free-Air CO2 Enrichment Studies. New Phytologist, DOI: 10.1111/nph.12697.
  8. Stoy PC, M Dietze, AD Richardson, R Vargas, AG Barr, RS Anderson, MA Arain, IT Baker, TA Black, JM Chen, RB Cook, CM Gough, RF Grant, DY Hollinger, C Izaurralde, CJ Kucharik, P Lafleur, BE Law, S Liu, E Lokupitiya, Y Luo, JW Munger, C Peng, B Poulter, DT Price, DM Ricciuto, WJ Riley, AK Sahoo, K Schaefer, CR Schwalm, H Tian, H Verbeeck, and ES Weng. 2013. Evaluating the agreement between measurements and models of net ecosystem exchange at different times and time scales using wavelet coherence: An example using data from the North American Carbon Program Site-Level Interim Synthesis. Biogeosciences, 10, 6893-6909.
  9. De Kauwe MG, BE Medlyn, S Zaehle, M Dietze, T Hickler, A Jain, YQ Luo, W Parton, C Prentice, P Thornton, A Walker, SS Wang, YP Wang, D Warlind, ES Weng, K Crous, D Ellsworth, P Hanson, HS Kim, J Warren, R Oren, R Norby, 2013. Canopy water use and water use efficiency at elevated CO2: a model-data intercomparison at two contrasting temperate forest FACE sites. Global Change Biology, 19: 1759-1779.
  10. Weng, E.S, Y.Q. Luo, W.L. Wang, H. Wang, D.J. Hayes, A. D. McGuire, A. Hastings, D. S. Schimel, 2012. Ecosystem carbon storage capacity as affected by disturbance regimes: a general theoretical model. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, G03014, doi:10.1029/ 2012JG002040.
  11. Yuan, W. P., S.L. Liang, S.G. Liu , E.S. Weng, Y.Q. Luo , D. Hollinger, H.C. Zhang, 2012. Improving model parameter estimation using coupling relationships between vegetation production and ecosystem respiration. Ecological Modelling, 240, 29-40.
  12. Xia, J. Y., Luo, Y. Q., Wang, Y.-P., Weng, E. S., and Hararuk, O., 2012. A semi-analytical solution to accelerate spin-up of a coupled carbon and nitrogen land model to steady state, Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 1259-1271, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1259-2012.
  13. Schaefer, K. M., et al. 2012. A model-data comparison of gross primary productivity: Results from the North American Carbon Program site synthesis. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, doi:10.1029/2012JG001960.
  14. Leite, M.C.A., N.P. Petrov, E.S. Weng, 2012. Stationary distributions of semistochastic processes with disturbances at random times and with random severity. Nonlinear Analysis, 13: 497-512.
  15. Sulman B.N., A.R. Desai, N.M. Schroeder, D. Ricciuto, A. Barr, A.D. Richardson, L.B. Flanagan, P.M. Lafleur, H.Q. Tian, G.S. Chen, R.F. Grant, B. Poulter, H. Verbeeck, P. Ciais, B. Ringeval, I.T. Baker, K. Schaefer, Y.Q. Luo, and E.S. Weng. 2012. Impact of hydrological variations on modeling of peatland CO2 fluxes: results from the North American Carbon Program site synthesis. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 117, G01031, doi:10.1029/2011JG001862.
  16. Niu, S., et al. (Ensheng Weng is one of the 69 coauthors) 2012. Thermal optimality of net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide and underlying mechanisms. New Phytologist, 194: 775-783
  17. Dietze, M., Vargas, R., Richardson, A., Stoy, R., Barr, A., Anderson, R., Arain, M., Baker, I., Black, T., Chen, J., Ciais, P., Flanagan, L., Gough, C., Grant, R., Hollinger, D., Izaurralde, R., Kucharik, C., Lafleur, P., Liu, S., Lokupitiya, E., Luo Y., Munger, J., Peng, C., Poulter, B., Price, D., Ricciuto, D., Riley, W., Sahoo, A., Schaefer, K., Suyker, A., Tian, H., Tonitto, C., Verbeeck, H., Verma, S., Wang, W., Weng, E.S. 2011. Characterizing the performance of ecosystem models across time scales: A spectral analysis of the North American Carbon Program site-level synthesis. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116: G04029, doi:10.1029/2011JG001661.
  18. Luo Y.Q., E.S. Weng and Y.H. Yang. 2011. Ecosystem ecology. In Sourcebook in Theoretical Ecology edited by Alan Hastings and Louis Gross. The University of California Press.
  19. Weng, E.S., Y.Q. Luo, C. Gao, R. Oren, 2011. Uncertainty Analysis of Forest carbon sink forecast with varying measurement errors: A Data Assimilation Approach. Journal of Plant Ecology, 4: 178-191.
  20. Luo, Y.Q., Weng, E.S., 2011. Dynamic disequilibrium of land carbon cycle under global change. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26:96-104.
  21. Weng, E.S., and Y. Luo, 2011. Relative Information Contributions of Model vs. Data to Constraints of Short- and Long-Term Forecasts of Forest Carbon Dynamics. Ecological Applications 21:1490–1505.
  22. Gao, C., H. Wang, E.S. Weng, S. Lakshmivarahan, Y. Zhang, and Y. Luo, 2011. Assimilation of Multiple Data Sets with Ensemble Kalman Filter for Parameter Estimation and Forecasts of Forest Carbon Dynamics. Ecological Applications 21:1461–1473.
  23. Jesse, E. B., E.S. Weng, and Y. Luo, 2010. Ecohydrological Responses to Multifactor Global Change in a Tallgrass Prairie: A Modeling Analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosience, doi:10.1029/2009JG001120.
  24. Cheng, X., Y. Luo, B. Su, X. Zhou, S. Niu, R. Sherry, E.S. Weng, and Q. Zhang, 2010. Experimental warming and clipping altered litter carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a tallgrass prairie. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 138: 206–213.
  25. Luo, Y. Q., E.S. Weng, X. W. Wu, C. Gao, X. H. Zhou, and L. Zhang. 2009. Parameter identifiability, constraint, and equifinality in data assimilation with ecosystem models. Ecological Applications 19: 571-574.
  26. Wu, X., Y. Luo, E.S. Weng, L. White, Y. Ma, and X. Zhou. 2009. Conditional inversion to estimate parameters from eddy-flux observations. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2: 55–68.
  27. Weng, E.S., and Y. Luo, 2008. Soil hydrological properties regulate grassland ecosystem responses to multifactor global change: a modeling analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, G03003, doi:10.1029/2007JG000539.
  28. Zhou, X., E.S. Weng, and Y. Luo, 2008. Modeling Patterns of nonlinearity in ecosystem responses to temperature, CO2, and precipitation changes. Ecological Applications 18: 453-466.
  29. Sherry, R. A., E.S. Weng, J. A. Arnone III, D. Johnson, D. S. Schimel, P. S. Verburg, L. L .Wallace and Y. Q. Luo. 2008. Lagged effects of experimental warming and doubled precipitation on annual and seasonal aboveground biomass production in a tallgrass prairie. Global Change Biology 14:2923-2936.
  30. Gerten, D., Y. Q. Luo, G. le Maire, W. J. Parton, C. Keough, E.S. Weng, C. Beier, P. Ciais, W. Cramer, J. S. Dukes, B. Emmett, P. J. Hanson, A. Knapp, S. Linder, D. Nepstad, and L. Rustad. 2008. Modelled Effects of Precipitation on Ecosystem Carbon and Water Dynamics in Different Climatic Zones. Global Change Biology 14:2365-2379.
  31. Luo, Y. Q., D. Gerten, G. le Maire, W. J. Parton, E. Weng, X. H. Zhou, C. Keough, C. Beier, P. Ciais, W. Cramer, J. S. Dukes, B. Emmett, P. J. Hanson, A. Knapp, S. Linder, D. Nepstad, and L. Rustad. 2008. Modelled Interactive Effects of Precipitation, Temperature, and CO2 on Ecosystem Carbon and Water Dynamics in Different Climatic Zones. Global Change Biology 14:1986–1999.
  32. Knapp, A. K., C. Beier, D. D. Briske, A. T. Classen, Y. Q. Luo, M. Reichstein, M. D. Smith, S. D. Smith, J. E. Bell, P. A. Fay, J. L. Heisler, S. W. Leavitt, R. A. Sherry, B. Smith and E.S. Weng. 2008. Consequences of more extreme precipitation regimes for terrestrial ecosystems. BioSciences 58, 811-821.
  33. Jia, B., G. Zhou, F. Wang, Y. Wang, E.S. Weng, 2007. Effects of grazing on soil respiration of Leymus chinensis steppe. Climatic Change, 82: 211–223.
  34. Weng, E.S., G. Zhou, 2006. Modeling Distribution Changes of Vegetation in China under Future Climate Change. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 11: 45–58.
  35. Lu, J., E.S. Weng, E. Weber, X. Wu, and B. Li, 2006. Potential distribution of Solidago canadensis in China. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica, 45: 670–674.
  36. Weng, E.S., and G. Zhou, 2005. Defining Plant Functional Types in China for Studies on Global Change. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 29: 81–97.
  37. Cao, M., G. Zhou, E.S. Weng, 2005. Application and comparison of Generalized Models and Classification and Regression Tree in predicting species distribution. Acta Ecologia Sinica, 25: 2031–2040.
  38. Weng, E.S., G. Zhou, 2004. Studies on the climate–vegetation relationships and classification of plant functional types of China based on BIOME1. In: the Conference Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Meeting of Chinese Meteorological Society (I): 378–391. (in Chinese with English abstract)
  39. Weng, E.S., H. Hu, S. Li, J. Huang, 2002. Differentiation of flower bud of Cypripedium flavum. Acta Botanica Yunnanica, 24: 222–228. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Presentations at conferences

Weng, E.S., Malyshev, S., Lichstein, J. W., Farrior, C. E., Zhang, T., Shevliakova, E., Pacala, S. W., 2014. LM3-PPA: scaling from individual trees to forests in an Earth system modeling framework. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2014. San Francisco, CA, December, 2014.

Ensheng Weng, Stephen W. Pacala, 2013. Can recent increases in forest biomass be translated into long-term carbon storage? American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2013. San Francisco, CA, December, 2013.

Weng, E.S, Y.Q. Luo, W.L. Wang, H. Wang, D.J. Hayes, A. D. McGuire, A. Hastings, D. S. Schimel, 2012. Ecosystem carbon storage capacity as affected by disturbance regimes: a general theoretical model. Ecological Society of America meeting 2012. Pittsburgh, PA. August, 2012.

Ensheng Weng, Jeremy Lichstein, Sergey Malyshev, Elena Shevliakova, Stephen W Pacala, 2011. Simulating plant competition in a dynamic global vegetation model: A plant traits based approach. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2013. San Francisco, CA, December, 2013

Ensheng Weng, Y. Luo, N. Petrov, W. Wang, H. Wang, 2010. Ecosystem Carbon Storage Capacity under Varying Disturbance Regimes. Ecological Society of America meeting 2010. Pittsburgh, PA. August, 2010.

Ensheng Weng, Yiqi Luo, and Site-Synthesis participants, 2009. Intra- and Inter- Model Uncertainties. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2009. San Francisco, CA, December, 2009.

Ensheng Weng, Chao Gao, Yiqi Luo, 2008. Uncertainty Analysis on Forest Carbon Sink Forecast with Varying Measurement Errors: A Data Assimilation Analysis. Ecological Society of America meeting 2008. Milwaukee, WI, August, 2008.

Ensheng Weng, Yiqi. Luo, 2007.  Soil water holding capacity regulates ecosystem responses to multifactor global change: a modeling analysis. Ecological Society of America meeting 2007. San Jose, CA. August, 2007.

Ensheng Weng, Yiqi Luo, 2007. Uncertainty Analysis with Data-Model Assimilation at Duke FACE. “Workshop on Data-Model Assimilation in Ecology”, Norman, USA. October, 2007.

Ensheng Weng, Y. Luo, X. Zhou, R. A. Sherry, 2006. Responses of grassland to multiple global change factors: A modeling analysis. “EPRECOT workshop”, Denmark May 22-25, 2006 (supported by EU and TERACC).

Ensheng Weng, Yiqi Luo, Lindsey Rustad, 2006. Ecosystem responses to multiple global change factors: A modeling approach. Ecological Society of America meeting 2006. Memphis, TN. August, 2006.

Professional Activities

Workshop attended/invited:

RCN Forecasts Of Resource and Environmental Changes: data Assimilation Science and Technology (FORECAST) workshop, July 12-15, 2010. Boulder, Colorado80301

NACP Interim Synthesis Workshop, November 9-11, 2009. Oak Ridge, TN.

NCEAS workshop: Benchmarking ecosystem response models with experimental data from long-term CO2 Enrichment Experiments. May 04-09, 2009. Santa Barbara, CA

NACP Interim Synthesis Workshop, January 7-9, 2009. Oak Ridge, TN.

Workshop for the Synthesis on the Impacts of Disturbance on the North American Carbon Budget. 28~30 October 2009. Reston, VA

Workshop on data-model assimilation in ecology funded by NSF in Norman, OK October 22~24, 2007.

Workshop on Effects of precipitation change on terrestrial ecosystems (EPRECOT), supported by EU and TERACC, May 22~26, 2006, Denmark

Journal reviewer

Applied Vegetation Science; Biogeoscience; Biotropica; Climatic Change; Ecological Applications; Ecological Modelling; Ecological Research; Functional Ecology; Geophysical Research Letters; Global Change Biology; Global Ecology & Geography; Journal of Geophysical Research; New Phytologist; PLoS One; et al..