A headshot of Jingfeng Xiao, a research associate professor in the Earth Systems Research Center.

Jingfeng Xiao

Research Professor
Phone: (603) 862-1873
Office: Earth Systems Research Center, Morse Hall Rm 477, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Remote Sensing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S., Beijing University
  • B.S., Lanzhou University

Selected Publications

  • Liu, X., Chu, B., Tang, R., Liu, Y., Qiu, B., Gao, M., . . . Wang, H. (2024). Air quality improvements can strengthen China's food security.. Nat Food, 5(2), 158-170. doi:10.1038/s43016-023-00882-y

  • Qu, L. -P., Chen, J., Xiao, J., De Boeck, H. J., Dong, G., Jiang, S. -C., . . . Shao, C. -L. (2024). The complexity of heatwaves impact on terrestrial ecosystem carbon fluxes: Factors, mechanisms and a multi-stage analytical approach.. Environ Res, 240(Pt 1), 117495. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2023.117495

  • Zhang, Y., Desai, A. R., Xiao, J., & Hartemink, A. E. (2023). Deeper topsoils enhance ecosystem productivity and climate resilience in arid regions, but not in humid regions.. Glob Chang Biol, 29(23), 6794-6811. doi:10.1111/gcb.16944

  • Miller, D. L., Wolf, S., Fisher, J. B., Zaitchik, B. F., Xiao, J., & Keenan, T. F. (2023). Increased photosynthesis during spring drought in energy-limited ecosystems.. Nat Commun, 14(1), 7828. doi:10.1038/s41467-023-43430-9

  • He, L., Wang, J., Ciais, P., Ballantyne, A., Yu, K., Zhang, W., . . . Ye, J. -S. (2023). Non-symmetric responses of leaf onset date to natural warming and cooling in northern ecosystems.. PNAS Nexus, 2(9), pgad308. doi:10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad308

  • Zhou, D., Xiao, J., Bonafoni, S., Berger, C., Deilami, K., Zhou, Y., . . . Sobrino, J. A. (2019). Satellite Remote Sensing of Surface Urban Heat Islands: Progress, Challenges, and Perspectives. REMOTE SENSING, 11(1). doi:10.3390/rs11010048

  • Heffernan, J. B., Soranno, P. A., Jr, A. M. J., Buckley, L. B., Gruner, D. S., Keitt, T. H., . . . Weathers, K. C. (2014). Macrosystems ecology: understanding ecological patterns and processes at continental scales. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 12(1), 5-14. doi:10.1890/130017

  • Richardson, A. D., Anderson, R. S., Arain, M. A., Barr, A. G., Bohrer, G., Chen, G., . . . Xue, Y. (2012). Terrestrial biosphere models need better representation of vegetation phenology: Results from the North American Carbon Program Site Synthesis. Global Change Biology, 18(2), 566-584. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02562.x

  • Amiro, B. D., Barr, A. G., Barr, J. G., Black, T. A., Bracho, R., Brown, M., . . . Xiao, J. (2010). Ecosystem carbon dioxide fluxes after disturbance in forests of North America. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES, 115. doi:10.1029/2010JG001390

  • Xiao, J., & Moody, A. (2005). A comparison of methods for estimating fractional green vegetation cover within a desert-to-upland transition zone in central New Mexico, USA. Remote Sensing of Environment, 98(2-3), 237-250. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.07.011

  • Most Cited Publications