Curriculum vitae

ZHANG, Chi-Simplified CV


Current Affiliation: Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS, China



Research Professor, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS, China

Research Associate, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, AZ, USA

Research Associate, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, AL, USA


Ph.D. , Forest Ecology, Auburn University, AL, USA (2008)

MSc., Ecology, Wuhan Institute of Botany, CAS, China (1999)

BSc., Microbiology, Wuhan University, China (1996)

Five Key Research Projects

PI: Future climate change pattern and its effect on the potential distribution of Haloxylon ammodendron and Haloxylon persicum in the inland Asia ($151,000; funded by National Natural Scientific Foundation of China, #U1503301)

PI: The dynamics and protection strategies of the dryland ecosystem in the Eurasia inland in the context of climate change ($667,000; funded by National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), #2014CB954204)

PI: A modelling study on the ecosystem carbon dynamics in response to global change in Central Asia ($151,000; funded by the International Technology Cooperation Project of China, #2010DFA92720-10)

PI: The carbon dynamics of the inner Eurasia dryland to global changes – an integrated analysis ($409,000; funded by Chinese Academy of Sciences)

PI: The ecological services and control mechanisms of the urban ecosystems – a comparison study on the spatial patterns and environmental responses of two dryland cities ($100,000; funded by National Natural Scientific Foundation of China, #31170347)

Five Key Publications

Zhang, C., Lu, D., Chen, X., Zhang, Y., Maisupova, B., Tao, Y. (2016) The spatiotemporal patterns of vegetation coverage and biomass of the temperate deserts in Central Asia and their relationships with climate controls. Remote Sensing of Environment 175:271-281

Hu, Z., Hu, Q., Zhang, C., Chen, X. Li, Q. (2016) Evaluation of reanalysis, of spatially interpolated and satellite remotely sensed precipitation data sets in central Asia, J. Geophysics. Research - Atmosphere 121: 5648–5663, doi:10.1002/2016JD024781

Li, C., Zhang, C., Luo, G., Chen, X., Maisupova, B., Madaminov, A.A., Han, Q, Djenbaev, B.M. (2015) Carbon stock and its responses to climate change in Central Asia. Global Change Biology 21(5):1951-1967, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12846

Hu, Z., Zhang, C., Hu, Q., Tian, H. (2014) Temperature Changes in Central Asia from 1979 to 2011 Based on Multiple Datasets. Journal of Climate 27(3): 1143-1167

Zhang, C., Li, C., Luo, G., Chen, X. (2013) Modeling Plant Structure and Its Impacts on Carbon and Water Cycles of the Central Asian Arid Ecosystem in the Context of Climate Change. Ecological Modelling 267: 158-179

Updated on September 15, 2016