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Curriculum Vitae:

Mingjie Shi

  • Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, TX (2013)
  • Masterof Science, Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Meteorology, Department of Applied Meteorology, College of Resources & Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China (2005)

Research Interests
  • Climate Modeling, Land-Surface Modeling,
  • Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions,
  • Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle, Vegetation Dynamics, Terrestrial Hydrology, Remote Sensing

Professional Experience
  • Assistant Researcher, JIFRESSE, UCLA/Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2017-present)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (2015–2017)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, JIFRESSE, UCLA, Los Angeles/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (2014–2015)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2008­–2013)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (2005–2008)

Selected Awards
  • Brundrett Endowed Presidential Scholarship (2010–2011)
  • DeFord Field Scholarship (2010)
  • China Agricultural University Excellent Student Second Prize Scholarship (2002–2004)
  • Sinochem First Class Scholarship of Excellence (2003)
  • China Agricultural University Outstanding Student (2003)

Selected Publications
  1. Lawrence D. M., et al. inc. Shi, M., 2019, The Community Land Model version 5: Description of new features, benchmarking, and impact of forcing uncertainty, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, (in press).
  2. Fisher F. A., Wieder, W. R., Koven, C. D., Oleson, K. W., Fisher, J. B., Xu, C., Sanderson, B. M., Shi, M., Lawrence, D. M., 2019, Parametric controls on vegetation responses to biogeochemical forcing in the CLM5, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11,
  3. Shi, M., Liu, J., Worden, J. R., Bloom, A. A., Sun, W., Fu, R., 2019, The 2005 Amazon drought legacy effect delayed the 2006 wet season onset, Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 9082–9090.
  4. Shi, M., Fisher, J. B., Phillips, R. R., Brzostek, E. R., 2019, Neglecting plant-microbe symbioses leads to underestimation of modeled climate impacts, Biogeosciences, 16, 457–465.
  5. Lawrence D. M., et al. inc. Shi, M., 2018, Technical Description of version 0 of the Community Land Model (CLM), Technical Note National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO,
  6. Shi, M., Liu, J., Zhao, M., Yu, Y., Saatchi, S., 2017, Mechanistic processes controlling persistent changes of forest canopy structure after 2005 Amazon drought, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences, 122, 3378–3390 (Eos Editors’ Highlights).
  7. Anisimov, A., Tao, W., Stenchikov, G. L., Kalenderski, S., Prakash, J., Yang, Z.-L., Shi, M., 2017, Quantifying local-scale dust emission from the Arabian Red Sea coastal plain, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 993–1015.
  8. Shi, M., Fisher. J. B., Brzostek, E. R., Phillips R. P., 2016, Carbon cost of plant nitrogen acquisition: global carbon cycle impact from an improved plant nitrogen cycle in the Community Land Model, Global Change Biology, 22, 1299–1314.
  9. Shi, M., Yang, Z.-L., Stenchikov, G. L., Parajuli, S. P., Tao, W., Kalenderski, S., 2016, Quantifying the impacts of landscape heterogeneity and model resolution on dust emissions in the Arabian Peninsula, Environmental Modeling and Software, 78, 106–11
  10. Christoffersen, B. O. et al. inc. Shi, M., 2014, Mechanisms of water supply and vegetation demand govern the seasonality and magnitude of evapotranspiration in Amazonia and cerrado, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 191, 33–50.
  11. Shi, M., Yang, Z.-L., Lawrence, D. M., Dickinson, R. E., Subin, Z. M., 2013, Spin-up processes in the Community Land Model version 4 with explicit carbon and nitrogen components, Ecological Modelling, 263, 308–325.
  12. Shi, M., Yang, Z.-L., Landerer, F. W., 2013, Representing and evaluating the landscape freeze/thaw properties and their impacts on soil impermeability–hydrological processes in the Community Land Model version 4, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 75427557.
  13. de Goncalves, L. G. G. et al. inc. Shi, M., 2013, Overview of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazônia Data Model Intercomparison Project (LBA-DMIP), Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 182183, 111127.
  14. von Randow, C. et al. inc. Shi, M., 2013, Inter-annual variability of carbon and water fluxes in Amazonian forest Cerrado and pasture sites, as simulated by terrestrial biosphere models, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 182183, 145155.
  15. Shi, M., Yan, X., Jia, G., 2008, Advances in researching biogenic volatile organic compounds emissions, Advances in Earth Science, 23(8), 866–873.

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