In review

  • Zhang C., Liu L., Su Y., et al. Vertical Gradients of Aerodynamic Resistances between Canopy and Soil Layers Differentiate the Biophysical Effects of Forest Cover on Temperatures. Forest Ecosystems, In revision.



  • Su, Y.*, Wu, J., Zhang, C., Wu, X., Li, Q., Liu, L., Bi, C., Zhang, H., Lafortezza, R., Chen, X. (2022). Estimating the cooling effect magnitude of urban vegetation in different climate zones using multi-source remote sensing. Urban Climate. …more
  • Gong, F., Chen, X.*, Yuan, W., Su, Y., Yang, X., Liu, L., Sun, Q., Wu, J., Dai, Y., Shang, J. Partitioning of three phenology rhythms in American tropical and subtropical forests using remotely sensed solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and field litterfall observations. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. …more


  • Yang, X., Wu, J., Chen, X.*, Ciais, P., Maignan, F., Yuan, W., Piao, S., Yang, S., Gong, F., Su, Y.*, Dai, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, H., Bonal, D., Liu, H., Chen, G., Lu, H., Wu, S., Fan, L., Gentine, P., Wright, S. J. (2021). A comprehensive framework for seasonal controls of leaf abscission and productivity in evergreen, broadleaved tropical and subtropical forests. The Innovation. …more
  • Liu, L., Chen, X.* Ciais, P., Yuan, W., Maignan, F., Wu, J., Piao, S., Wang, Y., Wigneron, J., Fan, L., Gentine, P., Yang, X., Gong, F., Liu, H., Wang, C., Tang, X., Yang, H., Ye, Q., He, B., Shang, J. and Su, Y. Tropical tall forests are more sensitive and vulnerable to drought than short forests. Global Change Biology. …more
  • Chen, X.*, Ciais, P., Maignan, F., Zhang, Y., Bastos, A., Liu, L., Bacour, C., Fan, L., Gentine, P., Goll, D., Green, J., Kim, H., Li, L., Liu, Y., Peng, S., Tang, H., Viovy, N., Wigneron, J., Wu, J., Yuan, W., Zhang, H. (2021). Vapor pressure deficit and sunlight explain seasonality of leaf phenology and photosynthesis across Amazonian evergreen broadleaved forest. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 35, e2020GB006893. …more
  • Chen, X., Liu, L., Su, Y.*, Yuan, W., Liu, X., Liu, Z., Zhou, G. (2021). Quantitative association between the water yield impacts of forest cover changes and the biophysical effects of forest cover on temperatures. Journal of Hydrology. 600. 126529. …more
  • Su, Y., Zhang, C., Chen, X.*, Liu, L., Ciais, P., Peng, J., Wu, S., Wu, J., Shang, J., Wang, Y., Yuan, W., Yang, Y., Wu, Z., Lafortezza, R. (2021). Aerodynamic resistance and Bowen ratio explain the biophysical effects of forest cover on understory air and soil temperatures at the global scale. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 308, 108615. …more
  • Wu, J., Su, Y., Chen, X., Liu, L., Yang, X., Gong, F., Zhang, H., Xiong, X., Zhang, D. (2021). Leaf shedding of pan-Asian tropical evergreen forests depends on the synchrony of seasonal variations of rainfall and incoming solar radiation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology311, 108691. …more
  • Li, Q.Chen, X.*, Yuan, W., Lu, H., Shen, R., Wu, S., Gong, F., Dai, Y., Liu, L., Sun, Q., Zhang, C., Su, Y. (2021). Remote sensing of seasonal climatic constraints on leaf phenology across pantropical evergreen forest biome. Earth’s Future, 9, e2021EF002160 …more
  • Liu, L., Gong, F., Chen, X.*, Su, Y., Fan, L., Wu, S., Yang, X., Zhang, J., Yuan, W., Ciais, P., Zhou, C. (2021). Bidirectional drought-related canopy dynamics across pantropical forests: a satellite-based statistical analysis. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation…more
  • Liu, L., Yang, X., Gong, F., Su, Y., Huang, G., Chen, X.* (2021). The Novel Microwave Temperature Vegetation Drought Index (MTVDI) Captures Canopy Seasonality across Amazonian Tropical Evergreen Forests. Remote Sensing. 13(3):339. …more
  • Dai, Y., Gong, F., Yang, X., Chen, X., Su, Y., Liu, L., Wu, J., Liu, X., Sun, Q. (2021). Litterfall seasonality and adaptive strategies of tropical and subtropical evergreen forests in China. Journal of Plant Ecology. …more
  • Li, Q., Wu, J.#, Su, Y.*, Zhang, C., Wu, X., Wen, X., Huang, G., Deng, Y., Lafortezza, R., Chen, X. (2022). Estimating ecological sustainability in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, China: Retrospective analysis and prospective trajectories. Journal of Environmental Management, 303, 114167. …more


  • Su, Y., Liu, L., Liao, J., Wu, J., Ciais, P., Liao, J., He, X., Liu, X., Chen,X.*, Yuan, W., Zhou, G., Lafortezza, R. (2020). Phenology acts as a primary control of urban vegetation cooling and warming: A synthetic analysis of global site observations. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 280, 107765. …more
  • Chen, X.*, Maignan, F., Viovy, N., Bastos, A., Goll, D., Wu, J., Liu, L., Yue, C., Peng, S., Conceição, A., O’Sullivan, M., Ciais, P. (2020), Novel representation of leaf phenology improves simulation of Amazonian evergreen forest photosynthesis in a land surface model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12(1), e2018MS001565. …more
  • Su, Y.*, Wang, Y., Zheng, B., Ciais, P., Wu, J., Chen, X., Wang, Y., Wang, C., Ye, Y., Li, Q., Zhang, C., Zhang, H., Huang, H., Huang, N., Lafortezza, R. (2020), Retrospect driving forces and forecasting reduction potentials of energy-related industrial carbon emissions from China’s manufacturing at city level. Environmental Research Letters, 15(7), 074020 (12pp). …more


  • Wu, J., Liu, L., Sun, C., Su, Y.*, Wang, C., Yang, J., Liao, J., He, X., Li, Q., Zhang, C., Zhang, H. (2019). Estimating Rainfall Interception of Vegetation Canopy from MODIS Imageries in Southern China. Remote Sensing11(21), 2468. …more
  • Su, Y., Liu, L., Wu, J., Chen, X*., Shang, J., Ciais, P., Zhou, G., Lafortezza, R., Wang, Y., Yuan, W., Wang, Y., Zhang, H., Huang, G., Huang, N. (2019). Quantifying the biophysical effects of forests on local air temperature using a novel three-layered land surface energy balance model. Environmental international, 105080. …more
  • Zhou, G., Xu, S., Ciais, P., Manzoni, S., Fang, J., Yu, G., Tang, X., Zhou, P., Wang, W., Yan, J., Wang, G., Ma, K., Li, S., Du, S., Han, S., Ma, Y., Zhang, D., Liu, J., Liu, S., Chu, G., Zhang, Q., Li, Y., Huang, W., Ren, H., Lu, X., Chen, X. (2019). Climate and litter C/N ratio constrain soil organic carbon accumulation. National Science Review. …more
  • Wu, J., Su, Y.*, Chen, X., Liu, L., Sun, C., Zhang, H., Li, Y., Ye, Y., Zhou, X., Yang, J., Wang, C., Zhou, G., Huang, N. (2019). Redistribution characteristics of atmospheric precipitation in different spatial levels of Guangzhou urban typical forests in southern China. Atmospheric Pollution Research. …more


  • Zhou, P., Li, Q., Zhou, G., Wei, X., Zhang, M., Liu, Z., Chen, X., Liu, X., Xiao., Y., Sun, G., F. Scott, D. Zhou, S., Han, L., Su, Y. (2018). Reply to’Flawed assumptions compromise water yield assessment’. Nature communications, 9(1), 4788. …more


  • Liu, L., Liao, J., Chen, X.*, Zhou, G., Su, Y., Xiang, Z., Wang, Z., Liu, X., Li, Y., Wu, J., Xiong, X., Shao., H. (2017). The Microwave Temperature Vegetation Drought Index (MTVDI) based on AMSR-E brightness temperatures for long-term drought assessment across China (2003–2010). Remote Sensing of Environment, 199, 302-320. …more
  • Su, Y., Chen, X.*, Su, H., Liu, L., & Liao, J. (2017). Digitizing the thermal and hydrological parameters of land surface in subtropical China using AMSR-E brightness temperatures. International Journal of Digital Earth, 10(7), 687-700. …more
  • Chen, X., Liu, X. , Liu, Z., Zhou, P., Zhou, G.*, Liao, J., Liu, L., (2017). Spatial clusters and temporal trends of seasonal surface soil moisture across china in responses to regional climate and land cover changes. Ecohydrology. …more


  • Chen, X., Wei, X., Sun, G., Zhou, P., Zhou, G*. (2016). Correspondence: Reply to ‘Space-time asymmetry undermines water yield assessment’. Nature communications, 7, 11604. …more
  • Chen, X., Su, Y., Liao, J., Shang, J., Dong, T., Wang, C., Liu,W., Zhou, G.*,Liu, L. (2016). Detecting significant decreasing trends of land surface soil moisture in eastern China during the past three decades (1979–2010). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(10), 5177-5192. …more
  • Su, Y., Chen, X.*, Liao, J., Zhang, H., Wang, C., Ye, Y., Wang, Y. (2016). Modeling the optimal ecological security pattern for guiding the urban constructed land expansions. Urban forestry & urban greening, 19, 35-46. …more
  • Wu, J., Liang, G., Hui, D., Deng, Q., Xiong, X., Qiu, Q., Liu, J., Chu, G., Zhou, G., Zhang, D. (2016). Prolonged acid rain facilitates soil organic carbon accumulation in a mature forest in Southern China. Science of the Total Environment, 544, 94-102. …more


  • Zhou, G.*, Wei, X.#, Chen, X.#, Zhou, P., Liu, X., Xiao, Y., Sun, G., F. Scott, D., Zhou, S., Han, L., Su, Y. (2015). Global pattern for the effect of climate and land cover on water yield. Nature communications, 6, 5918. …more
  • Chen, X., Liu, X., Zhou, G*., Han, L., Liu, W., Liao, J. (2015). 50-year evapotranspiration declining and potential causations in subtropical Guangdong province, southern China. Catena, 128, 185-194. …more
  • Su, Y., Chen, X.*, Wang, C., Zhang, H., Liao, J., Ye, Y., Wang, C. (2015). A new method for extracting built-up urban areas using DMSP-OLS nighttime stable lights: A case study in the Pearl River Delta, southern China. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 52(2), 218-238. …more

Before 2015

  • Su, Y., Chen, X.*, Li, Y., Liao, J., Ye, Y., Zhang, H., Huang, N., Kuang, Y. (2014). China׳ s 19-year city-level carbon emissions of energy consumptions, driving forces and regionalized mitigation guidelines. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 35, 231-243. …more
  • Chen, X.*, Li, Y., Su, Y., Han, L., Liao, J., Yang, S. (2014). Mapping global surface roughness using AMSR-E passive microwave remote sensing. Geoderma, 235, 308-315. …more
  • Chen, X.*, Su, Y., Li, Y., Han, L., Liao, J., Yang, S. (2014). Retrieving China’s surface soil moisture and land surface temperature using AMSR-E brightness temperatures. Remote sensing letters, 5(7), 662-671. …more
  • Chen, X., Chen, S., Zhong, R.*, Su, Y., Liao, J., Li, D., Han, L., Li, Y., Li, X. (2012). A semi-empirical inversion model for assessing surface soil moisture using AMSR-E brightness temperatures. Journal of hydrology, 456, 1-11. …more
  • Chen, X., Su, Y., Li, D., Huang, G., Chen, W., Chen, S.* (2012). Study on the cooling effects of urban parks on surrounding environments using Landsat TM data: a case study in Guangzhou, southern China. International journal of remote sensing, 33(18), 5889-5914. …more