Assistant Professor Mi Zhang

Areas of interest​

Assistant Professor Mi Zhang engages in the researches about terrestrial ecosystem carbon and water cycle and its environmental control mechanisms, greenhouse gases emission in lake. Her teaching is about urban ecology, air pollution meteorology, etc. She has published over 10 relative scientific papers.

Education Background

2006.09 – 2011.06, PHD degree in Ecology, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2003.09 – 2006.06, Master degree in Ecology, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Science.

1998.09 – 2002.06, Bachelor degree in Water and Soil Conservation and Desertification Combating, Northwest Agriculture and Forest University.

Work experience

2011- present: Assistant Professor, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China.

2009.09 – 2010.09: Visitor Scholar, University of Tennessee, USA.

Representative publications

Zhang M., Lee X.H., Yu G.R., Han S.J., Wang H.M., Yan J.H., Zhang Y.P., LI Y.D., Ohta T., Hirano T., Kim J., Yoshifuji N., Wang W. Response of surface air temperature to small-scale land clearing across latitudes,Environmental Research Letters, 2014, 9: 1-7.

Zhang M., Yu G.R., Zhuang J., Randy G., Fu Y. L., Sun X. M., Zhang L. M., Wen X. F., Wang Q.F., Han S. J., Yan J. H., Zhang Y. P., Wang Y. F., Li Y. N. Effects of Cloudiness change on Net Ecosystem Exchange, Light Use Efficiency, and Water Use Efficiency in Typical Ecosystems of China,Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2011, 151(7): 803-816. 

Zhang M., Yu G.R., Zhang L.M., Sun X. M., Wen X. F., Han S. J., Yan J. H. Impact of cloudiness on net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide in different types of forest ecosystems in China,Biogeosciences, 2010, 7(2): 711-722.

Xiao W., Liu S.D., Li H.C., Xiao Q.T., Wang W., Hu Z.H., Hu C., Gao Y.Q., Shen J., Zhao X.Y., Zhang M., Lee X.H. A flux-gradient system for simultaneous measurement of the CH4, CO2 and H2O fluxes at a lake-air interface,Environmental Science and Technology, 2014, 48(24): 14490-14498. 

Lee X.H., Liu S.D., Xiao W., Wang W., Gao Z.Q., Cao C., Hu C., Hu Z.H., Shen S.H., Wang Y.W., Wen X.F., Xiao Q.T., Xu J.P., Yang J.B., Zhang M. The Taihu eddy flux network: an observational program on energy, water, and greenhouse gas fluxes of a large freshwater lake, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2014, 95(10): 1583-1594. 


The Youth Foundation of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2013-2015, Effects of Changes in Aerosol Loading and Cloudiness on Forest Ecosystem Net Carbon Uptake, project leader.

The Ph.D. Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China, 2013-2015, Multi-temporal Scales Analysis of Environmental Controls on Carbon Budget in Forest Ecosystem, project leader.