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JIA Gensuo

Director and Professor

Global Change Research Center for East Asia (START TEA)

Institute of Atmospheric Physics | Chinese Academy of Sciences

40 Huayanli, Beijing 100029, China

Phone: +8610 82995314


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Research Areas

Multiple academic background in ecology, environment, and climate sciences. Dedicated to understanding interactive changes of climate and ecosystems through the use of field experiments, satellite remote sensing, and synthesis. Focus on spatial patterns, regional heterogeneity, variability, and scales of climate change issues, particularly issues relevant to the East Asia. Also strive to serve society by directing observation and synthesis to science-policy interface in support of sustainable development.

Honors & Services

Coordinating lead author (CLA) | IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL)

CLA | UNEP Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6)

Committee Member | the International Science Council (ISC) regional committee for Asia-Pacific

Deputy Co-chair | Group on Earth Observation (GEO) climate change working group

Scoping expert | The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)


For full list of publications, see:

Xu, X., X. Zhang, W.J. Riley, Y. Xue, C.A. Nobre, T.E. Lovejoy, G. Jia*, 2022: Deforestation triggering irreversible transition in Amazon hydrological cycle, Environmental Research Letters, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac4c1d.

Zhao, H., G. Jia*, X. Xu, A. Zhang, 2022: Contrasting responses of vegetation production to rainfall anomalies across the Northeast China Transect, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 127, e2022JG006842, doi: 10.1029/2022JG006842.

Zhao, H., X. Xu, G. Jia*, A. Zhang, H. Wang, 2022: Antecedent water condition determines carbon exchange response to extreme precipitation events across global drylands, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 149, 1705-1715, doi: 10.1007/s00704-022-04134-0.

Bao, T., G. Jia, X. Xu, 2022: Warming enhances dominance of vascular plants over cryptogams across northern wetlands, Global Change Biology, 28(13): 4097-4109. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16182.

Zheng, J., G. Jia, X. Xu, 2022: Earlier snowmelt predominates advanced spring vegetation greenup in Alaska, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 315, 108828. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2022.108828.

Huang, A., R. Shen, G. Jia, X. Xu, 2022: Reforestation enhanced landscape connectivity for climate buffering in China, Environmental Research Letters, 17, 014056, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac3fda.

Igun, E., X. Xu, Y. Hu, G. Jia*, 2022: Strong heat waves with widespread urban related hotspots over Africa in 2019, Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett. 15(5): 100195, doi: 10.1016/j.aosl.2022.100195.

Li, H., Y. Zhou, G. Jia, K. Zhao, J. Dong, 2022: Quantifying the response of surface urban heat island to urbanization using the annual temperature cycle model, Geoscience Frontiers, 13(1): 101141, doi: 10.1016/j.gsf.2021.101141.

Wang, Y., Y. Zhou, K.J. Franz, X. Zhang, J. Qi, G. Jia, Y. Yang, 2022: Irrigation plays significantly different roles in influencing hydrological processes in two breadbasket regions, Science of the Total Environment, 844, 157253, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157253.

Huang, A., X. Xu, G. Jia, R. Shen, 2022: Asymmetrical cooling effects of Amazonian protected areas across spatiotemporal scales, Environmental Research Letters, 17(5): 054038, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac6a6d.

Zhu, X., X. Xu, G. Jia*, 2021: Asymmetrical trends in wildfire burned areas across Siberia, Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL096095, doi: 10.1029/2021GL096095.

Shi, Z., X. Xu, G. Jia*, 2021: Urbanization magnified nighttime heat waves in China, Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL093603. doi: 10.1029/2021GL093603.

Mtewele, Z.F., X. Xu, G. Jia*, 2021: Heterogeneous trends of precipitation extremes in recent two decades over East Africa, Journal of Meteorological Research, 35(6): 1057-1073, doi: 10.1007/s13351-021-1028-8.

Xu, X., G. Jia, X. Zhang, W.J. Riley, Y. Xue, 2021: Scale matters in understanding complex drivers of Amazonian fire: A response to the Editor, Global Change Biology 27: e2-e4, doi: 10.1111/gcb.15459. 

Zhang, A., G. Jia*, S. Ustin, 2021: Water availability surpasses warmth in controlling global vegetation trends in recent decade: Revealed by satellite time series, Environmental Research Letters, 16(7): 074028, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac0b68.

Bao, T., X. Xu, G. Jia, D.P. Billesbach, R.C. Sullivan, 2021: Much stronger tundra methane emissions during autumn-freeze than spring-thaw, Global Change Biology, 27(2): 376-387, doi: 10.1111/gcb.15421.

Hu, Y., Y. Zhang, L. Yan, X. Li, C. Dou, G. Jia, Y. Si, L. Zhang, 2021: Evaluation of the radiometric calibration of FY4A-AGRI thermal infrared data using Lake Qinghai, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 59(9): 8040-8050, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2020.3037828.

Shi, Z., G. Jia, Y. Zhou, X. Xu, Y. Jiang, 2021: Amplified intensity and duration of heatwaves by concurrent droughts in China, Atmospheric Research, 261: 105743, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2021.105743.

Bao, T., G. Jia, X. Xu, 2021: Wetland heterogeneity determines methane emissions: A pan-Arctic synthesis, Environmental Science & Technology, 55(14): 10152-10163, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.1c01616.

Wang, Y., Y. Zhou, K. Franz, X. Zhang, K. Ding, G. Jia, X. Yuan, 2021: An agent-based framework for high-resolution modeling of domestic water use, Resources, Conservation & Recycling 169: 105520, doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105520.

Hu, Y., G. Jia, J. Ai, Y. Zhang, M. Hou, Y. Li, 2021: Urban heat island estimation from improved selection of urban and rural stations by DTW algorithm, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 146: 443-455, doi: 10.1007/s00704-021-03749-z.

Xu, X., G. Jia, X. Zhang, W.J. Riley, Y. Xue, 2020: Climate regime shift and forest loss amplify fire in Amazonian forests, Global Change Biology, 26(12): 5874-5885, doi:10.1111/gcb.15279.

Xu, X., W.J. Riley, C.D. Koven, G. Jia, X. Zhang, 2020: Earlier leaf-out warms air in the north, Nature Climate Change, 10: 370-375, doi: 10.1038/s41558-020-0713-4.

Jia, G., 2020: The role of big Earth data in understanding climate change, Big Earth Data, 4(2): 91-93. doi: 10.1080/20964471.2020.1778870.

Gao, H., G. Jia, Y. Fu, 2020: Identifying and Quantifying Pixel-level Uncertainty among Major Satellite Derived Global Land Cover Products, Journal of Meteorological Research, 34: 806–821. doi: 10.1007/s13351-020-9183-x.

Zhang, A., G. Jia*, 2020: ENSO-driven reverse coupling in interannual variability of pantropical water availability and global atmospheric CO2 growth rate, Environmental Research Letters 15(3): 034006, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab66cc.

Zheng J, Xu X, Jia G*, Wu W. 2020: Understanding the spring phenology of Arctic tundra using multiple satellite data products and ground observations. Science China Earth Sciences, 63: 1599–1612,

Gen-Suo JIA, 2020: New understanding of land-climate interactions from IPCC special report on climate change and land. Climate Change Research, 16(1): 9-16, doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2019.216.

Ai, J., S. Xiao, H. Feng, H. Wang, G. Jia*, Y. Hu, 2020: A global terrestrial ecosystem respiration dataset (2001-2010) estimated with MODIS land surface temperature and vegetation indices, Big Earth Data, 4(2): 142-152, doi: 10.1080/20964471.2020.1768001.

Meng, L., J. Mao, Y. Zhou, A.D. Richardson, X. Lee, P.E. Thornton, D.M. Ricciuto, X. Li, Y. Dai, X. Shi, and G. Jia, 2020: Urban warming advances spring phenology but reduces temperature response of plants in the conterminous United States, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(8): 4228-4233, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1911117117.

Zhang, X., X. Xu, G. Jia, B. Poulter, Z. Zhang, 2020: Hiatus of wetland methane emissions associated with recent La Niña episodes in Asian Monsoon region. Climate Dynamics, 54: 4095–4107. doi: 10.1007/s00382-020-05219-0.

Wang, H., G. Jia, H.E. Epstein, H. Zhao, A. Zhang, 2020: Integrating a PhenoCam-derived vegetation index into a light use efficiency model to estimate daily GPP in a semi-arid grassland, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 288-289: 107982. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.107983.

Zhang, A., G. Jia*, 2020: Satellite observed reversal in trends of tropical and subtropical water availability, International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation 86: 102015, doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2019.102015.

Jia, G., E. Shevliakova, P. Artaxo, N. De Noblet-Ducoudré, R. Houghton, J. House, K. Kitajima, C. Lennard, A. Popp, A. Sirin, R. Sukumar, L. Verchot, 2019: Land–climate interactions. In J. Skea, et al. (eds). IPCC Special report on climate change and land (SRCCL). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Geneva.

Ilyas S, Xu X, Jia G and Zhang A, 2019: Interannual Variability of Global Wetlands in Response to El Niño Southern Oscillations (ENSO) and Land-Use. Front. Earth Sci. 7:289. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00289.

Jia, G., L. Zhang, X. Xu, L. Zhu, R. Xu, D. Liang, T. Bao, H. Guo, 2019: Digital Earth for climate change research. In H. Guo et al. (eds.), Manuel of digital Earth, Springer, Berlin. doi: 10.1007/978-981-32-9915-3_14.

Xu, X., W. Riley, C. Koven, G. Jia, 2019: Heterogeneous spring phenology shifts affected by climate: supportive evidence from two remotely sensed vegetation indices, Environmental Research Communications, 1(9): 091004, doi: 10.1088/2515-7620/ab3d79.

Hu, Y., G. Jia*, M. Hou, C. Zhao, X. Zhen, Y. Xu, 2019: Comparison of surface and canopy urban heat island in mega-cities of eastern China, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 156: 160-168, doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.08.012.

Shi, Z., G. Jia*, Y. Hu, Y. Zhou, 2019: The contribution of intensified urbanization effects on surface warming trend in China, Theoretical and Applied Climatology 138:1125–1137, doi: 10.1007/s00704-019-02892-y.

Zhao, H., G. Jia*, H. Wang, A. Zhang, X. Xu, 2019. Seasonal and interannual variations in carbon fluxes in East Asia semi-arid grasslands, Science of Total Environment 668: 1128-1138. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.378.

Li, X., Y. Zhou, S. Yu, G. Jia, H. Li, W. Li, 2019. Urban heat island impacts on building energy consumption: A review of approaches and findings, Energy 174: 407-419, doi: 10.1016/

Zhang, A., G. Jia*, H. Wang, 2019: Improving meteorological drought monitoring capability over tropical and subtropical water limited ecosystems: Evaluation and ensemble of the Microwave Integrated Drought Index. Environmental Research Letters 14(4): 044025. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab005e.

Qin, F., G. Jia*, J. Yang, 2019: Decadal decline of summer precipitation fraction observed in the field and from TRMM satellite data across the Mongolian Plateau, Theoretical and Applied Climatology 137(1): 1105-1115, doi: 10.1007/s00704-018-2655-6.

Ai, J., G. Jia*, H. Epstein, H. Wang, A. Zhang, Y. Hu, 2018: MODIS-based estimates of global terrestrial ecosystem respiration, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 123: 326-352, doi: 10.1002/2017JG004107. 

Qin, F., G. Jia*, J. Yang, M. Hou, 2018: Spatiotemporal variability of precipitation during 1961-2014 across the Mongolian Plateau, Journal of Mountain Sciences, 15(5): 992-1005, doi: 10.1007/s11629-018-4837-1.

Sarmah, S., G. Jia*, A. Zhang, M. Singha, 2018: Assessing seasonal vegetation trends and variability from GIMMS NDVI3g, MODIS NDVI and EVI over South Asia, Remote Sensing Letters, 9(12): 1195-1204, doi: 10.1080/2150704X.2018.1519270.

Sarmah, S., G. Jia*, A. Zhang, 2018: Satellite view of seasonal greenness trends and controls in South Asia, Environmental Research Letters 13: 034026, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaa866.

Xu, X., W.J. Riley, C.D. Koven, G. Jia, 2018: Observed and simulated sensitivities of spring greenup to preseason climate, Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 123: 60-78, doi: 10.1002/2017JG004117.

Terry, J.P., G. Jia, R. Boldi, S. Khan, 2018: the Delhi ‘gas chamber’: smog, air pollution and the health emergency of November 2017, Weather, 73(11): 348-352, doi: 10.1002/wea.3242.

Wilson, S.D., D.R. Schlaepfer, J.B. Bradford, W.K. Lauenroth, M.C. Duniway, S.A. Hall, K. Jamiyansharav, G. Jia, A. Lkhagva, S.M. Munson, D.A. Pyke and B. Tietjen, 2018: Functional group, biomass, and climate change effects on drought in semiarid grasslands, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 123: 1072-1085, doi: 10.1002/2017JG004173.

Zhang S., G. Huang, Y. Qi, G. Jia 2018: Impact of urbanization on summer rainfall in Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei metropolis under different climate backgrounds. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 133: 1093–1106. doi: 10.1007/s00704-017-2225-3.

Liu, D., Y. Li, T. Wang, P. Peylin, N. MacBean, P. Ciais, G. Jia, M. Ma, Y. Ma, M. Shen, X. Zhang, S. Piao, 2018: Contrasting responses of grassland water and carbon exchanges to climate change between Tibetan Plateau and Inner Mongolia, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 249: 163-175, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.11.034.

Zhang, A., G. Jia*, H. Epstein, J. Xia, 2017: ENSO elicits opposing responses of semi-arid vegetation between Hemispheres, Scientific Reports 7, 42281, doi:10.1038/srep42281.

Ma, W., G. Jia*, A. Zhang, 2017: Multiple satellite-based analysis reveals complex climate effects of temperate forests and related energy budget, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 122(7): 3806-3820, doi: 10.1002/2016/JD026278.

Jiang, Y., X. Xu, H. Liu, X. Dong, W. Wang, G. Jia, 2017: The underestimated magnitude and decline trend in near-surface wind over China, Atmos. Sci. Let. 18: 475–483. doi: 10.1002/asl.791.

Schlaepfer, D.R., J.B. Bradford, W.K. Lauenroth, S.M. Munson, B. Tietjen, S.A. Hall, S.D.Wilson, M.C. Duniway, G. Jia, D.A. Pyke, A. Lkhagva, K. Jamiyansharav, 2017: Climate change reduces extent of temperate drylands and intensifies drought in deep soils, Nature Communications 8: 14196. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14196.

Bradford, J.B., D.R. Schlaepfer, W.K. Lauenroth, C.B. Yackulic, M.C. Duniway, G. Jia, K. Jamiyansharav, S.M. Munson, B. Tietjen, S.D. Wilson, 2017: Future soil moisture and temperature extremes imply expanding suitability for rainfed agriculture in temperate drylands, Scientific Reports 7: 12923, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13165-x.

Zhang, X., Y. Hu, G. Jia, M. Hou, Y. Fan, Z. Sun, Y. Zhu, 2017: Land surface temperature shaped by urban fractions in megacity region, Theoretical and Applied Climatology 127(3): 965-975, doi: 10.1007/s00704-015-1683-8.

Tietjen, B., D.R. Schlaepfer, J.B. Bradford, W.K Lauenroth, S.A. Hall, M.C. Duniway, T. Hochstrasser, G. Jia, S.M. Munson, D.A. Pyke, S.D. Wilson, 2017: Climate change-induced vegetation shifts lead to more ecological droughts despite projected rainfall increases in many global temperate drylands, Global Change Biology 23(7): 2743–2754, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13598.

Wang, H., G. Jia, A. Zhang, C. Miao, 2016: Assessment of spatial representativeness of eddy covariance flux data from flux tower to regional grid, Remote Sensing 8(9): 742, doi:10.3390/rs8090742.

Zhou, Y., G. Jia*, 2016: Precipitation as a control of vegetation phenology for temperate steppes in China, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters 9(3): 162-168, doi: 10.1080/16742834.2016.1165594.

Hu, Y., G. Jia*, J. van Genderen, X. Zhang, C. Pohl, 2016: Assessing Surface Albedo Change and its Induced Radiation Budget under Rapid Urbanization with Landsat and GLASS Data, Theoretical and Applied Climatology 123(3): 711-722, doi: 10.1007/s00704-015-1385-2.

Jia, G., R. Xu, Y. Hu, Y. He, 2015: Multi-scale remote sensing estimates of urban fractions and road widths for regional models, Climatic Change 129 (3-4): 543-554, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1114-3.

Hu, Y., G. Jia*, M. Hou, X. Zhang, F. Zheng, Y. Liu, 2015: The cumulative effects of urban expansion on land surface temperatures in metropolitan Jing-Jin-Tang, China. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 120: 9932–9943, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023653.

Zhou, T., P. Shi, G. Jia, Y. Dai, X. Zhao, W. Shangguan, L. Du, H. Wu, Y. Luo, 2015: Age-dependent forest carbon sink: Estimation via inverse modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 120: 2473-2492, doi: 10.1002/2015JG002943.

Hu, Y., G. Jia, C. Pohl, Q. Feng, Y. He, H. Gao, R. Xu, J. van Genderen, J. Feng, 2015: Improved monitoring of urbanization processes in China for regional climate impact assessment, Environmental Earth Sciences 73: 8387–8404, doi: 10.1007/s12665-014-4000-4.

Hu, Y., M. Hou, G. Jia*, X. Zhang, R. Xu, Y. He, 2015: Comparison of three different methods to identify fractional urban signals for improving climate modeling, International Journal of Remote Sensing 36(12): 3274-3292, doi: 10.1080/01431161.2015.1042593.

Xia JJ, Yan ZW, Jia GS, Zeng HQ, Jones PD, Zhou W, Zhang AZ 2015: Projections of the Advance in the Start of the Growing Season During the 21st Century Based on CMIP5 Simulations. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 32(6): 831-838, doi: 10.1007/s00376-014-4125-0.

Zhang, S., G. Huang, J. Wang, Y. Liu, G. Jia, G. Ren. 2015. Impact of Urbanization on Summer Rainfall in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Area [J]. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences (in Chinese). 39 (5): 911-925. doi:  10.3878/j.issn.1006-9895.1411.14199.

Gao, H., G. Jia*, 2014: Assessing MODIS Land Cover Products over China with Probability of Interannual Change, Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett. 7(6): 564-570. doi: 10.3878/AOSL20140059.

Chen, H., G. Jia*, J. Feng, Y. Dong, 2014: Increased browning of woody vegetation due to continuous seasonal droughts in Yunnan, China, Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett. 7(2): 120-125. doi: 10.3878/j.issn.1674-2834.13.0070.

Hou, J. G. Jia*, T. Zhao, H. Wang, B. Tang, 2014: Satellite based estimation of daily average net radiation under clear sky conditions, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 31(3): 705-720, doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-3047-6.

Zhang, L., H. Guo, G. Jia, B. Wylie, T. Gilmanov, et al. 2014: Net ecosystem productivity of temperate grasslands in northern China: an upscaling study, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 184: 71-81, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.09.004.

Chen, H., G. Jia*, J. Feng, Y. Dong. 2014: Remote Sensing Estimates of Key Land Surface Vegetation Variables Used in Climate Model: A Review. Advances in Earth Science, 29(1): 56-67.

Gao, H., G. Jia*, 2013: Assessing disagreement and tolerance of misclassification of satellite- derived land cover products used in WRF model applications. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 30(1): 125-141doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2037-4.

He, Y., G. Jia*, Y. Hu, Z. Zhou, 2013: Detecting urban warming signals in climate records, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 30(4): 1143-1153, doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2135-3.

Lu, W., G. Jia*, 2013: Fluctuation of farming-pastoral ecotone in association with changing East Asia monsoon climate, Climatic Change, 119(3): 747-760, doi: 10.1007/s10584-013-0761-0.

Wang, H., G. Jia*, 2013: Regional estimates of evapotranspiration over northern China with a remotely sensed triangle interpolation method, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 30(5): 1479-1490. doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-2294-x.

Zhou, T., P. Shi, G. Jia, Y. Luo, 2013: Nonsteady-State Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems of China Estimated by Data Assimilation, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 118: 1369–1384, doi: 10.1002/jgrg.20114.

Zeng, H., G. Jia*, B. Forbes, 2013: Response of Arctic phenological shifts to climate and anthropogenic factors as detected from multi-satellite data. Environmental Research Letters 8: 035036. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035036.

Zeng, H., G. Jia*, 2013: Impacts of snow cover on vegetation phenology in the Arctic from satellite view. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 30(5): 1421-1432. doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2173-x.

Zhang, A., G. Jia*, 2013: Monitoring meteorological drought in semiarid region using multi-sensor microwave remote sensing data, Remote Sensing of Environment 134: 12-23, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.02.023.

Jia, G., C. Fu, Y. Zhou, X. Li, 2012: Towards a Sustainable Asia: Environment and Climate Change, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 116 p. ISBN: 978-3-642-16671-6.

Gao, H., G. Jia*, 2012: Spatial and quantitative comparison of satellite-derived land cover products over China. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett. 5(5): 426-434. doi: 10.1080/16742834.2012.11447026.

He, Y., G. Jia*, 2012: A dynamic way to quantify natural warming in urban area. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett. 5(5): 408-413. doi: 10.1080/16742834.2012.11447029.

Wang, H., G. Jia*, 2012: Satellite based monitoring of decadal soil salinization and climate effects in semi-arid China, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 29(5): 1089-1099. doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-1150-8.

Wang, J., J. Feng, Z. Yan, Y. Hu, G. Jia, 2012: Nested high-resolution modeling of the impact of urbanization on regional climate in three vast urban agglomerations in China, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D21103, doi: 10.1029/2012JD018226.

Zhao, J., X. Yan, J. Guo, G. Jia, 2012: Evaluating Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of Net Primary Productivity of Different Forest Types in Northeastern China Based on Improved FORCCHN, PLoS ONE 7(11): e48131. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.004813.

Gao, L., G. Jia, R. Zhang, H. Che, C. Fu, T. Wang, 2011: Visibility trends in the Yangtze River Delta of China during 1981-2005, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association 61: 843849. doi: 10.3155/1047-3289.61.8.843.

Goetz, S.J., H.E. Epstein, U.S. Bhatt, G.J. Jia, et al., 2011: Recent Changes in Arctic Vegetation: Satellite Observations and Simulation Model Predictions, In: Eurasia Arctic land cover and land use in a changing climate, Springer. 9-36. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9118-5_2.

Walker, D.A., U.S. Bhatt, T.V. Callaghan, J.C. Comiso, H.E. Epstein, B.C. Forbes, M. Gill, W.A. Gould, G.H.R. Henry, G.J. Jia, et al, 2011: Arctic land, [in: State of the Climate in 2010”], Bulletin American Meteorological Society 92(6): 150-152.

Walker, D.A., B.C. Forbes, M.O. Leibman, H.E. Epstein, U.S. Bhatt, J.C. Comiso, D.S. Drozdov, A.A. Gubarkov, G.J. Jia, E. Kaarlejarvi, 2011: Cumulative effects of rapid land-cover and land-use changes on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia. In: Eurasia Arctic land cover and land use in a changing climate, Springer. 207-236. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9118-5_9.

Zeng, H., G. Jia*, H. Epstein, 2011: Recent changes in phenology over the northern high-latitudes detected from multi-satellite data, Environmental Research Letters 6(4): 045508. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045508.

Zhang, A.-Z., G.-S. Jia*, H.-S. Wang, et al., 2011: Validation of land surface temperature derived from 37-GHz AMSR-E over northern China, Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 4(5): 257-263. 

Zhang, A.-Z., G.-S. Jia*, H.-S. Wang, et al., 2011: Evaluation of AMSR-EDerived soil moisture over northern China, Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 4(4): 223-228. 

Bhatt, U.S., D.A. Walker, M.K. Raynolds, J.C. Comiso, H.E. Epstein, G.Jia, R. Gens, J.E. Pinzon, C.J. Tucker, C.E. Tweedie, and P.J. Webber, 2010: Circumpolar Arctic tundra vegetation change is linked to sea-ice decline, Earth Interactions 14(8): 1-20. doi: 10.1175/2010EI315.1.

Hu, Y., G. Jia, 2010: Influence of land use change on urban heat island derived from multi-sensor data, International Journal of Climatology 30: 1382-1395.  doi: 10.1002/joc.1984.

Tàbara, J.D., X. Dai, G. Jia, D. McEvoy, A. Serra, S. Werners & J.J. West, 2010: The climate learning ladder. A pragmatic procedure to support climate adaptation, Environmental Policy and Governance 20(1): 1-11. doi: 10.1002/eet.530.

Zhou T, Shi P J, Jia G S, et al. 2010: Spatial patterns of ecosystem carbon residence time in Chinese forests. Sci China Earth Sci, 53: 1229–1240, doi: 10.1007/s11430-010-3061-9. 

Walker, D.A., U.S. Bhatt, J.C. Comiso, H.E. Epstein, W.A. Gould, G.H.R. Henry, G.J. Jia, et al. 2010: Arctic land. [in: State of the Climate in 2009”], Bulletin American Meteorological Society 91: S90-S92.

Wang, H., G. Jia*, C. Fu, J. Feng, T. Zhao, Z. Ma, 2010: deriving maximal light use efficiency from coordinated flux measurements and satellite data for regional gross primary production modeling, Remote Sensing of Environment 114: 2248-2258. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.05.001.

Wang, H., G. Jia*, J. Fang, T. Zhao, Z. Ma, 2010: Modeling gross primary production by integrating satellite data and coordinated flux measurements in arid and semi-arid China, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters 3(1): 7-13.

Hu, Y., G. Jia*, H. Guo, 2009: Linking primary production, climate, and landuse along urban-wildland transect: A satellite view, Environmental Research Letters 4(4): 044009. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/4/044009.

Jia, G.J., H.E. Epstein and D.A. Walker, 2009: Vegetation greening in the Canadian Arctic related to decadal warming, Journal of Environmental Monitoring 11: 2231-2238. doi: 10.1039/B911677J.

Walker, D.A., U.S. Bhatt, M.K. Raynolds, J.E. Comiso, H.E. Epstein, and G.J. Jia. 2009: Arctic land. [in: State of the Climate in 2008”], Bulletin American Meteorological Society 90:S104-S108.

Walker, D.A., M.O. Leibman, H.E. Epstein, B.C. Forbes, U.S. Bhatt, M.K. Raynolds, J.C. Comiso, A. A. Gubarkov, A.V. Khomutov, G.J. Jia, et al., 2009: Tundra greening on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia: Spatial and temporal patterns of NDVI and the roles of rapid permafrost thawing and landslides, Environmental Research Letters 4 (4): 045004. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/4/045004.

Epstein, H.E., D.A. Walker, M.K. Raynolds, G.J. Jia, A.M. Kelley, 2008, Phytomass patterns across the full temperature gradient of the arctic tundra, Journal of Geophysical Research 113, G03S02, doi:10.1029/2007JG000555.

Romanovsky, V., R. Armstrong, A. Shiklomanov, D. Walker, G. Jia, 2008: Arctic land. [In: State of the Climate in 2007”], Bulletin American Meteorological Society 89(7): S91-94. 

Jia, G.J., H.E. Epstein, D.A. Walker, 2006: Spatial heterogeneity of tundra vegetation response to recent temperature changes, Global Change Biology 12: 42-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.01079.x.

Jia, G.J., I.C. Burke, A.F.H. Goetz, M.R. Kaufmann, B.C. Kindel, 2006.:Assessing spatial patterns of forest fuel using AVIRIS data, Remote Sensing of Environment 102: 318-327. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2006.02.025.

Jia, G.J., I.C. Burke, M.R. Kaufmann, A.F.H. Goetz, B.C. Kindel, Y. Pu, 2006: Estimates of forest canopy fuel attributes using hyperspectral data. Forest Ecology and Management 229 (1): 27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.03.021.

Zeng, W., Z. Yang, G. Jia, 2006: integrated management of water resources in river basins in China, Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 9(3): 327-336.

Chapin III, F.S., M. Sturm, M.C. Serreze, J.P. McFadden, J.R. Key, A.H. Lloyd, A.D. McGuire, T.S. Rupp, A.H. Lynch, J.P. Schimel, J. Beringer, W.L. Chapman, H.E. Epstein, E.S. Euskirchen, L.D. Hinzman, G. Jia, C.-L. Ping, K.D. Tape, C.D.C. Thompson, D.A. Walker, & J.M. Welker, 2005: Role of Terrestrial Ecosystem Changes in Arctic Summer Warming. Science 310: 657-660doi: 10.1126/science.1117368.

Hinzman, L.D., N. Bettez, W.R. Bolton, F.S. Chapin, M. Dyurgerov, C. Fastie, B. Griffith, R.D. Hollister, A. Hope, H.P. Huntington, A. Jensen, G.J. Jia, et al., 2005: Evidence and implications of recent climate change in northern Alaska and other Arctic regions, Climatic Change 72(3): 251-298. doi: 10.1007/s10584-005-5352-2.

Jia, G. J., H. E. Epstein, D. A. Walker, 2004: Controls over intra-seasonal dynamics of AVHRR-NDVI for the Arctic tundra in northern Alaska. International Journal of Remote Sensing 25(9): 1547-1564. doi: 10.1080/0143116021000023925.

Stow, D., A. Hope, D. McGuire, D. Verbyla, J. Gamon, F. Huemmrich, S. Houston, C. Racine, M. Sturm, K. Tape, L. Hinzman, K. Yoshikawa, C. Tweedie, B. Noyle, C. Silapaswan, D. Douglas, B. Griffith, G. Jia, et al., 2004: Remote sensing of vegetation and land-cover change in Arctic tundra ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment 89: 281-308. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2003.10.018.

Jia, G. J., H. E. Epstein, D. A. Walker, 2003: Greening of Arctic Alaska, 1981-2001. Geophysical Research Letters 30 (20): 2067, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018268.

Walker, D. A., G. J. Jia, H. E. Epstein, F. S. Chapin III, C. Copass, L. D. Hinzman, H. Maier, G. J. Michaelson, F. Nelson, C. L. Ping, M. K. Raynolds, V. E. Romanovsky, N. Shiklomanov & Y. Shur, 2003: Vegetation-Soil-Thaw-Depth Relationships along a Low Arctic Bioclimate Gradient, Alaska: Synthesis of Information from the ATLAS Studies. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 14: 103-123. doi: 10.1002/ppp.452.

Walker, D. A., H. E. Epstein, G. J. Jia, A. Balsar, C. Copass, E. J. Edwards, W. A. Gould, J. Hollingsworth, J. Knudson, H. Meier, A. Moody, and M. K. Raynolds, 2003: Phytomass, LAI, and NDVI in northern Alaska: relationships to summer warmth, soil pH, plant functional types and extrapolation to the circumpolar Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research Vol. 108, No. D2, 8169, doi: 10.1029/2001D000986.

Jia, G. J., H. E. Epstein, D. A. Walker, 2002: Spatial characteristics of AVHRR-NDVI along latitudinal transects in northern Alaska. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 315-326. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2002.tb02056.x.

McGuire, A.D, M. Apps, J. Beringer, J. Clein, H. Epstein, D.W. Kicklighter, C. Wirth, J. Bhatti, F.S. Chapin III, B. de Groot, D. Efremov, W.Eugster, M Fukuda, T. Gower, L. Hinzman, B. Huntley, G.J. Jia, et al., 2002: Environmental variation, vegetation distribution, carbon dynamics, and water/energy exchange in high latitudes. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 301-314. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2002.tb02055.x.

Epstein, H.E., R.A. Gill, J.M. Paruelo, G.J. Jia, W.K. Lauenroth and I.C. Burke, 2002: The relative aboundance of plant functional types in temperate grasslands and shrublands of North and South America: Effects of projected climate change. Journal of Biogeography 29: 875-888. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2699.2002.00701.x.

Research Interests

Broad research interests in terrestrial ecology and atmospheric sciences, including:

Multi-scale remote sensing of land surface processes

Ecosystem-climate interactions

Climate extremes and natural disasters

Climate change impacts and adaptation