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Yi Yin

  • Ph.D., Department of Ecology, Peking University, China (2012)
  • Exchange student, Institute of Geobotany, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany (2007– 2009)
  • B.S., School of Geography and Remote Sensing, Beijing Normal University, China (2006)

Research Interests
  • Atmospheric inversion of greenhouse gas emissions and associated processes in response to climate change
  • Terrestrial ecosystem dynamics and its climate feedbacks

Professional Experience
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (2016-present)
  • Postdoc researcher, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE-IPSL), France (2013-2016)
  • Visiting scholar, Macquarie University, Australia (2013)
  • Research assistant, Peking University, China (2012-2013)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship (2016-)
  • International Palynological Conference Travel Grant (2012)
  • Best student presentation at Annual Ecology Forum, Peking University (2010)
  • Chinese National Scholarship Council Awards (2007-2009)
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship, Beijing Normal University (2003-2005)
  • Undergraduate Research Award, Beijing Normal University (2004)

Selected Publications
  1. Yin, Y., Chevallier F., Ciais P., Broquet G., Cozic A., Szopa S., and Wang Y. (2017), On biases in atmospheric CO inversions assimilating MOPITT satellite retrievals, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 1-33, doi:10.5194/acp-2017-166.
  2. Yue, C., Ciais, P., Bastos, A., Chevallier, F., Yin, Y.,Rödenbeck, C. (2017), Abrupt seasonal transitions in land carbon uptake in 2015, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion, 1–21, doi:10.5194/acp-2016-1167.
  3. Lin, X., Ciais, P., Bousquet, P., Ramonet, M., Yin, Y., Balkanski, Y., Cozic, A., Delmotte, M., Evangeliou, N., Indira, N. K., Locatelli, R., Peng, S., Piao, S., Saunois, M., Swathi, P. S., Wang, R., Yver-Kwok, C., Tiwari, Y. K. and Zhou, L. (2017), Simulating CH4 and CO2 over South and East Asia using the zoomed chemistry transport model LMDzINCA, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 1-51, doi:10.5194/acp-2016-1056.
  4. Wang, Y., Broquet, G., Ciais, P., Chevallier, F., Vogel, F., Kadygrov, N., Wu, L., Yin, Y., Wang, R. and Tao, S. (2017), Estimation of observation errors for large-scale atmospheric inversion of CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion, Tellus B Chem. Phys. Meteorol., 69(1), 1325723, doi:10.1080/16000889.2017.1325723, 2017.
  5. Sun, Y., Peng, S., Goll, D. S., Ciais, P., Guenet, B., Guimberteau, M., Hinsinger, P., Janssens, I. A., Peñuelas, J., Piao, S., Poulter, B., Violette, A., Yang, X., Yin, Y. and Zeng, H. (2017), Diagnosing phosphorus limitations in natural terrestrial ecosystems in carbon cycle models, Earth's Futur., doi:10.1002/2016EF000472, 2017.
  6. Yin Y., Ciais P., Chevallier F., Van der Werf G., Fanin T., Broquet G., Boesch H., Cozic A., Hauglustaine D., Szopa S., Wang Y. (2016), Variability of fire carbon emissions in Equatorial Asia and its non-linear sensitivity to El Niño. Geophysical Research Letters 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL070971.
  7. Li B., Gasser T., Ciais P., Piao S., Tao S., Yves B., Hauglustaine D., Boisier J., Chen Z., Huang M., Li L., Li Y., Liu H., Liu J., Peng S., Shen Z., Sun Z., Wang R., Wang T., Yin G., Yin Y., Zeng H., Zeng Z., Zhou F. (2016), The contribution of China’s emissions to global climate forcing, Nature, 531(7594), 357–361.
  8. Xu C., Liu H., Williams P., Yin Y., Wu X. (2016), Trends toward an earlier peak of the growing season in Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes. Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.13224.
  9. Ostler A., Sussmann R., Patra P., Houweling S., de Bruine M., Stiller G., Haenel F., Plieninger J., Bousquet P., Yin Y., Saunois M., Walker, K. A., Deutscher, N. M., Griffith, D. W. T., Blumenstock, T., Hase, F., Warneke, T., Wang, Z., Kivi, R., Robinson, J. (2016), Model-TCCON comparisons of column-averaged methane with a focus on the stratosphere, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, doi:10.5194/amt-9-4843-2016.
  10. Yin Y., Chevallier F., Ciais P., Broquet G., Fortems-Cheiney A., Pison I., Saunois M. (2015), Decadal trends in global CO emissions as seen by MOPITT. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15(23), doi:10.5194/acp-15-13433-2015.
  11. Yin Y., Liu H., Hao Q. (2015), The role of fire in the late Holocene forest decline in semi-arid North China. The Holocene, doi: 10.1177/0959683615596820.
  12. Liu H., Yin Y., Wang Q., He S. (2015),Climatic effects on plant species distribution within the forest-steppe ecotone in northern China. Applied Vegetation Science 18, 43-49.
  13. Hu G., Liu H., Yin Y., Song Z. (2015), The role of legumes in plant community succession of degraded grasslands in northern China. Land Degradation & Development, doi:10.1002/ldr.2382.
  14. Yang H., Piao S., Zeng Z., Ciais P., Yin Y., Friedlingstein P., Sitch, S., Ahlström, A., Guimberteau, M., Huntingford, C., Levis, S., Levy, P. E., Huang, M., Li, Y., Li, X., Lomas, M. R., Peylin, P., Poulter, B., Viovy, N., Zaehle, S., Zeng, N., Zhao, F., Wang, L. (2014), Multi-criteria evaluation of discharge simulation in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi:10.1002/2015JD023129.
  15. Liu H., Yin Y., Hao Q., Liu G. (2014), Sensitivity of temperate vegetation to Holocene development of East Asian monsoon. Quaternaty Science Reviews 98, 126-134.
  16. Hao Q., Liu H., Yin Y., Wang H., Feng M. (2014), Varied responses of forest at its distribution margin to Holocene monsoon development in northern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 409, 239-248.
  17. Peng S., Piao S., Zeng Z., Ciais P., Zhou L., Li L., Myneni R., Yin Y., Zeng H. (2014), Afforestation in China cools local land surface temperature. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 2915-2919.
  18. Liu H.*, Yin Y.*, Piao S., Zhao, F., Engels, M., Ciais, P. (2013), Disappearing lakes in semi-aird northern China: drivers and environmental impacts. Environmental Science & Technology 47, 12107-12114.
  19. Liu G.,Liu H., Yin Y. (2013),Global patterns of NDVI-indicated vegetation extremes and their sensitivity to climate extremes. Environmental Research Letters 8, 025009.
  20. Liu G., Yin Y., Liu H., Hao Q. (2013), Quantifying regional vegetation cover variability in North China during the Holocene: implications for climate feedback. Plos one 8, e71891.
  21. Liu H. and Yin Y. (2013),Response of forest distribution to past climate change: An insight into future predictions. Chinese Science Bulletin, 1-11.
  22. Liu H., Williams A.P., Allen C.D., Guo D., Wu X., Anenkhonov O.A., Liang E., Sandanov D.V., Yin Y., Qi Z., Badmaeva N.K. (2013), Rapid warming accelerates tree growth decline in semi‐arid forests of Inner Asia. Global Change Biology 19, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12217.
  23. Yin Y., Liu H., Liu G., Hao Q., Wang H. (2012), Vegetation responses to mid-Holocene extreme drought events and subsequent long-term drought on the southeastern Inner Mongolian Plateau, China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.10.005.
  24. Song Z., Liu H., Si Y., Yin Y. (2012), The production of phytoliths in china's grasslands: implications to the biogeochemical sequestration of atmospheric CO2. Global Change Biology, 3647–3653.
  25. Yin Y., Liu H., He S., Zhao F., Wang H., Liu G., Wu X. (2011), Patterns of local and regional grain size distribution and their application to Holocene climate reconstruction in semi-arid Inner Mongolia, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 307, 168-176.
  26. Zhao F., Liu H., Yin Y., Hu G., Wu X. (2011), Vegetation succession prevents dry lake beds from becoming dust sources in the semi-arid steppe region of China. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36, 864-871.
  27. Wang H., Liu H., Zhao F., Yin Y., Zhu J., Snowball I. (2011), Early-and mid-Holocene palaeo environments as revealed by mineral magnetic, geochemical and palynological data of sediments from Bai Nuur and Ulan Nuur, southeastern inner Mongolia Plateau, China. Quaternary International 250, 100-118.
  28. Liu H., Yin Y., Zhu J., Zhao F., Wang H. (2010), How did the forest respond to Holocene climate drying at the forest-steppe ecotone in northern China? Quaternary International 227, 46-52.
  29. Wang H., Liu H., Zhu J., Yin Y. (2009), Holocene environmental changes as recorded by mineral magnetism of sediments from Anguli-nuur Lake, southeastern Inner Mongolia Plateau, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 285, 30-49.
  30. Liu H., Yin Y., Ren J., Tian Y., Wang H. (2008), Climatic and anthropogenic controls of topsoil features in the semi-arid East Asian steppe. Geophysical Research Letters 35, L04401, doi:10.1029/2007GL032980.
  31. Ren J., Liu H., Yin Y., He S. (2007), Drivers of greening trend across vertically distributed biomes in temperate arid Asia. Geophysical Research Letters 34, L07707, doi:10.1029/2007GL029435.

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