Cropland Use History
in the U.S.
Lu's Study Published
in Nature

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Our Research: We use a systems modeling approach to understand, quantify, and predict ecosystem processes and patterns in response to climate change, land use, land management, and atmospheric composition at multiple scales from watershed, landscape to regional, national, and global. Our research aims at exploring the underlying mechanisms controlling integrated biogeochemical and hydrological cycles in a coupled human-natural system, and mimicking them through process-based ecosystem modeling. Our work involves mathematic modeling, large-scale data development, data-model integration, geospatial and statistical analysis. Overall, it can serve as a powerful tool for assessing the provision of ecosystem goods and service, and identifying better management practices and mitigation options for a sustainable earth. 


Department of EEOB
2200 Osborn Dr.
Room 251 Bessey
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1020 USA


Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu

Office: 143 Bessey Hall
Phone: (515) 294-7443
Fax: (515) 294-1337