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Shuang Ma

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 233-300

Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone:

818-354-2113

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Water & Ecosystems

Postdoctoral Researcher

Biography

Terrestrial ecosystems absorb roughly 30% of anthropogenic carbon emission. However, it is the least constrained component in the global carbon cycle budget. My general interest is to resolve ecosystem carbon cycle responses to the changing climate using modeling, remote sensing products, in-situ measurements, and data-model fusion. My current research seeks to (1) advance global estimates of wetland methane emissions and understand their underlying process controls by jointly using process-based models, satellite observations of methane emission, and eddy covariance data; (2) quantify the broader impact of wetland methane emissions on the global carbon cycle and global carbon-climate feedbacks.

Education

  • Ph.D. Biological Sciences, 2019, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA.
  • M.S. Plant Physiological Ecology, 2015, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
  • B.S. Biological Sciences, 2012. Sichuan Agricultural University, China.

Professional Experience

  • 2020 - Present: JPL Postdoctoral Scholar
  • 2017 - 2019: Research Assistant (Dr. Yiqi Luo), Northern Arizona University
  • 2018 Spring: Teaching Assistant (Dr. Emma Lou Benenati, BIO 182), Northern Arizona University
  • 2018 Fall: Research Assistant (Dr. Yiqi Luo), Northern Arizona University
  • 2015 - 2017: Research Assistant (Dr. Yiqi Luo), University of Oklahoma

Community Service

  • 2020-2022 Global Change Biology Editorial Advisory Board

Research Interests

  • Terrestrial carbon cycle
  • Representation of natural wetland methane emission in land system models
  • Using remote sensing and eddy flux data with data-model fusion to advance global estimates of wetland methane emissions
  • Regional and global budget of natural sources of methane

Selected Publications

  1. Shuang Ma, John R Worden, A. Anthony Bloom, Yuzhong Zhang, Benjamin Poulter, Daniel H. Cusworth, Yi Yin, Sudhanshu Pandey, Joannes D. Maasakkers, Xiao Lu, Lu Shen, Jianxiong Sheng, Christian Frankenberg, Charles E. Miller, Daniel J. Jacob, “Satellite constraints on the latitudinal distribution and temperature sensitivity of wetland methane emissions”, 2021, AGU Advances, accepted.
  2. Ma, S., Bloom A., Worden, J., Miller, C., Euskirchen E., Zona, D., etc., “Resolving the carbon-climate feedback potential of high latitude wetland CO2 and CH4 exchanges”, 2021, In prep.
  3. Ma, S., Wilson, R., Chanton, J., Niu, S., Brigham, S., Ricciuto, D., Hanson, J., Luo, Y. et al. “The fate of peatland carbon in northern peatland forest under a temperature gradient”. 2021, In prep.
  4. Ma, S., Luo Y., Hoffman F., Ricciuto D., Sierra, C., etc., “Chapter 26: Application of data assimilation to a peatland methane study”, 2021, Book chapter for ‘New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling’, with editor.
  5. Ma, S., Luo Y., Hoffman F., Ricciuto D., Sierra, C., etc., “Chapter 28: Practice 7 – Data Assimilation at the SPRUCE site”, 2021, Book chapter for ‘New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling’, with editor.
  6. Ma, S., Wilson, R., Chanton, J., Niu, S., Brigham, S., Iversen, C., Malhotra, A., Jiang, J., Lu, X., Keller, J., Xu, X., Ricciuto, D., Hanson, J., Luo, Y. “Climate warming stimulates methane emission by increasing methane production and reducing methane oxidation: Results from data-model fusion”. 2021, in revision.
  7. Ma, S., Jiang, J., Huang, Y., Shi, Z., Wilson, R.M., Ricciuto, D., Sebestyen, S.D., Hanson, P.J. and Luo, Y., 2017. Data‐constrained projections of methane fluxes in a northern Minnesota peatland in response to elevated CO2 and warming. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(11), pp.2841-2861.
  8. Ma, S., Zhu, X., Zhang, J., Zhang, L., Che, R., Wang, F., Liu, H., Niu, H., Wang, S. and Cui, X., 2015. Warming decreased and grazing increased plant uptake of amino acids in an alpine meadow. Ecology and Evolution, 5(18), pp.3995-4005.
  9. Ma, S., Han, C. and Wang, J., 2011. The Complementary DNA Segment Cloning and Bioinformatics Analysis of INTS2 Gene in Goose. In International Conference on Computer Technology and Development, 3rd (ICCTD 2011). ASME Press.