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 Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems: People
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 233-300
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Curriculum Vitae:

Shuang Ma

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.

  • 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.

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

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

Selected Publications
  1. Ma, S., Wilson, R., Chanton, J., Niu, S., Brigham, S., Ricciuto, D., Hanson, J., Luo, Y. et al. "Linear thermal acclimation in photosynthesis, respirations, and methane production in a northern peatland after 4 years of warming treatments." In prep.
  2. 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." Under review.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Tao, F., Zhou, Z., Huang, Y., Li, Q., Lu, X., Ma, S., Huang, H., Liang, Y., Hugelius, G., Jiang, L., Doughty, R., Ren, Z., and Luo, Y. Deep learning optimizes data-driven representation of soil organic carbon in Earth system model over the conterminous United States. Under review.
  6. Stuble, K.L., Ma, S., Liang, J., Luo, Y., Classen, A.T. and Souza, L., 2019. Long-term impacts of warming drive decomposition and accelerate the turnover of labile, not recalcitrant, carbon. Ecosphere, 10(5), p.e02715.
  7. Liang, J., Xia, J., Shi, Z., Jiang, L., Ma, S., Lu, X., Mauritz, M., Natali, S.M., Pegoraro, E., Penton, C.R. and Plaza, C., 2018. Biotic responses buffer warming-induced soil organic carbon loss in Arctic tundra. Global change biology, 24(10), pp.4946-4959.
  8. Huang, Y., Stacy, M., Jiang, J., Sundi, N., Ma, S., Saruta, V., Jung, C.G., Shi, Z., Xia, J., Hanson, P.J. and Ricciuto, D., 2019. Realized ecological forecast through an interactive Ecological Platform for Assimilating Data (EcoPAD, v1. 0) into models. Geoscientific Model Development (Online), 12(3).
  9. Jiang, J., Huang, Y., Ma, S., Stacy, M., Shi, Z., Ricciuto, D.M., Hanson, P.J. and Luo, Y., 2018. Forecasting responses of a northern peatland carbon cycle to elevated CO2 and a gradient of experimental warming. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(3), pp.1057-1071.

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