Chuixiang Yi

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Chuixiang Yi received all of his academic degrees prior to immigrating to the United States of America (USA). He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Liaoning Normal University (Dalian, China), Master of Science in Theoretical Physics from Northeast Normal University (Changchun, China), and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from Nanjing University (Nanjing, China). Before he moved to the USA, Dr. Yi served as an Associate Professor at Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China). He has accumulated ten years of post-doc research experience in the USA across many campuses, including University of California, Berkeley, University of Minnesota, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Colorado. He is now a Professor at Queens College, City University of New York. Dr. Yi is a micrometeorologist and theoretical modeler studying how climate change affects the carbon cycle, and ultimately how these changes to the carbon cycle may alter our environment and further alter our climate in the future. Dr. Yi, along with 150 coauthors, won the World Meteorological Organization’s Norbert-Gerbier-MUMM International Award 2012 for best publication for the paper titled Climate control of terrestrial carbon exchange across biomes and continents (Yi et al., 2010, ERL).



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Chuixiang Yi, PhD


Queens College
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Department: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


  • Climate change
  • Micrometeorology
  • Boundary Meteorology
  • Ecology


Research Title

Carbon-Climate Dynamics

Key words for my research: Tree mortality and climate change, Forest  resilience and tipping point, Extreme weather and global warming, Climate change and carbon cycling, Regional dendroclimatic reconstruction, FLUXNET data analysis, Tree-ring data analysis

Xu, X., C. Yi, L. Montagnani, E. Kutter, Numerical Study of the interplay between thermo-topographic slope flow and synoptic flow on canopy transport processes, Agric. Forest Meteorol., doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.03.004. (2017). 

Xu, X., C. Yi, and E. Kutter, Stably stratified canopy flow in complex terrain, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7457-7470, doi:10.5194/acp-15-7457-2015, 2015.

Xu, X., C. Yi, the influence of geometry on recirculation and co2 transport over forested hills, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s00703-012-0224-6 .