1. High-spatiotemporal-resolution mapping of global urban change from 1985 to 2015
    Liu, X., Huang, Y., Xu, X., Li, X., Li, X.*, Ciais, P., Lin, P., Gong, K., Ziegler, A. D., Chen, A., Gong, P., Chen, J., Hu, G., Chen, Y., Wang, S., Wu, Q., Huang, K., Estes, L. & Zeng, Z.*
    Nature Sustainability

  2. Riverine flooding and landfalling tropical cyclones over China
    Yang, L., Villarini, G., Zeng, Z., Smith, J., Liu, M., Li, X., Wang, L. & Hou, A.
    Geophysical Research Letters

  3. Summer soil drying exacerbated by earlier spring greening of northern vegetation
    Lian, X., Piao, S., Li, L., Li, Y., Huntingford, C., Ciais, P., Cescatti, A., Janssens, A., Penuelas, J., Buermann, W., Chen, A., Li, X., Myneni, R., Wang, X., Wang, Y., Yang, Y., Zeng, Z., Zhang, Y. & McVicar T.
    Science Advance

  4. Global Estimates of Reach‐Level Bankfull River Width Leveraging Big Data Geospatial Analysis
    Lin, P., Pan, M., Allen, G., Frasson, R. P. M., Zeng, Z., Yamazaki, D. & Wood, E. F.
    Geophysical Research Letters


  1. A reversal in global terrestrial stilling and its implications for wind energy production
    Zeng, Z.*, Ziegler, A. D., Searchinger, T., Yang, L., Chen, A., Ju, K., Piao, S., Li, L., Ciais, P., Chen, D., Liu, J., Azorin-Molina, C., Chappell, A., Medvigy, D. & Wood, E. F.
    Nature Climate Change

  2. Improving representation of deforestation effects on evapotranspiration in the E3SM land model
    Cai, X., Riley, W., Zhu, Q., Tang, J., Zeng, Z., Bisht, G. & Randerson, J.
    Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

  3. Determinants for the ratio of actual to potential evapotranspiration
    Peng, L., Zeng, Z., Wei, Z., Chen, A., Wood, E. F. & Sheffield, J.
    Global Change Biology


  1. Highland cropland expansion and forest loss in Southeast Asia in the twenty-first century
    Zeng, Z.*, Estes, L., Ziegler, A. D., Chen, A., Searchinger, T., Hua, F., Guan, K., Jintrawet, A. & Wood, E. F.
    Nature Geoscience

  2. Accelerating forest loss in Southeast Asian Massif in the 21st century: a case study in Nan Province
    Zeng, Z.*, Gower, B. & Wood, E. F.
    Global Change Biology

  3. Comment on “Satellites reveal contrasting responses of regional climate to the widespread greening of Earth
    Li, Y., Zeng, Z.*, Huang, L., Lian, X. & Piao, S.

  4. Response of terrestrial evapotranspiration to Earth’s greening
    Zeng, Z., Peng, L., & Piao, S.
    Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

  5. Impact of Earth greening on the terrestrial water cycle
    Zeng, Z., Piao, S., Li, L., Wang, T., Ciais, P., Lian, X., Yang, Y., Mao, J., Shi, X. & Myneni, R.
    Journal of Climate

  6. Global terrestrial stilling: does Earth’s greening play a role?
    Zeng, Z., Piao, S., Li, L., Ciais, P., Li, Y., Cai, X., Yang, L., Liu, M. & Wood, E. F.
    Environmental Research Letters

  7. Partitioning global land evapotranspiration using CMIP5 models constrained by field observations
    Lian, X., Piao, S., Huntingford, C., Li, Y., Zeng, Z., Wang, X., Ciais, P., McVicar, T., Peng, S., Ottle, C., Yang, H., Yang, Y., Zhang, Y. & Wang, T. Nature Climate Change

  8. Spatiotemporal pattern of terrestrial evapotranspiration in China during the past thirty years
    Li, X., He, Y., Zeng, Z., Lian, X., Wang, X., Du, M., Jia, G., Li, Y., Ma, Y., Tang, Y., Wang, W., Wu, Z., Yan, J., Yao, Y., Ciais, P., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhou, G. & Piao, S.
    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

  9. Divergent hydrological response to large scale afforestation and vegetation greening in China
    Li, Y., Piao, S., Li, L., Huang, L., Ciais, P., He, Y., Li, X., Lian, X., Peng, S., Zeng, Z., Wang, K., Wang, X. & Zhou, L.
    Science Advance

  10. Using MODIS-Landsat fused data and ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 to map paddy rice and estimate crop yields for Thai Binh Province in Viet Nam
    Guan, K., Li, Z., Rao, N., Gao, F., Xie, D., Hien, N. & Zeng, Z.
    IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing


  1. Climate mitigation from vegetation biophysical feedbacks during the past three decades
    Zeng, Z., Piao, S., Li, L., Zhou, L., Ciais, P., Wang, T., Li, Y., Lian, X., Wood, E. F., Friedlingstein, P., Mao, J., Estes, L., Myneni, R., Peng, S., Shi, X., Seneviratne, S. & Wang, Y.
    Nature Climate Change

  2. Regional patterns of future runoff changes from Earth system models constrained by observation
    Yang, H., Piao, S., Zhou, F., Huang, M., Ciais, P., Peng., S. & Zeng, Z.
    Geophysical Research Letters

  3. Spatiotemporal variations in the difference between satellite-observed daily maximum land surface temperature and station-based daily maximum near-surface air temperature
    Lian, X., Zeng, Z., Yao, Y., Peng, S., Wang, K. & Piao, S.
    Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres

  4. Responses of land evapotranspiration to Earth’s greening in CMIP5 Earth System Models
    Zeng, Z., Zhu, Z., Lian, X., Li, L., Chen, A., He, X. & Piao, S.
    Environmental Research Letter


  1. Revegetation in China’s Loess Plateau is approaching sustainable water resource limits
    Feng, X., Fu, B., Piao, S., Wang, S., Ciais, P., Zeng, Z., Lu, Y., Zeng, Y., Li, Y., Jiang, X. & Wu, B.
    Nature Climate Change

  2. The contribution of China’s emissions to global climate forcing
    Li, B., Gasser, T., Ciais, P., Zhou, F., Balkanski, Y., Boisier, J., Hauglustaine, D., Li, L., Li, Y., Liu, H., Liu, J., Peng, S., Piao, S., Shen, Z., Sun, Z., Wang, R, Wang, T., Yin, G., Yin, Y., Zeng, Z. & Tao S.

  3. Evaluating biases in simulated land surface albedo from CMIP5 earth system models
    Yue, L., Wang, T., Zeng, Z., Peng, P., Lian, X. & Piao, S.
    Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres

  4. Greening of the Earth and its drivers
    Zhu, Z., Piao, S., Myneni, R., Huang, M., Zeng, Z., Canadell, J., Ciais, P., Sitch, S., Friedlingstein, P., Arneth, A., Cao, C., Cheng, L., Kato, E., Koven, C., Li, Y., Lian, X., Liu, Y., Liu, R., Mao, J., Pan, Y., Peng, S., Penuelas, J., Poulter, B., Pugh, T., Stocker, B., Viovy, N., Wang, X., Wang, Y., Xiao, Z., Yang, H., Zaehle, S. & Zeng, N.
    Nature Climate Change

  5. Seasonal and interannual changes in photosynthetic activity of tropical forests in Southeast Asia
    Zhang, Y., Zhu, Z., Liu, Z., Zeng, Z., Ciais, P., Huang, M, Liu, Y & Piao, S.
    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

  6. Long-term linear trends mask phenological shifts
    Fu, Y., Piao, S., Ciais, P., Huang, M., Menzel, A., Peaucelle, M., Peng, S., Song, Y., Vitasse, Y., Zeng, Z., Zhao, H., Zhou, G., Penuelas, J. & Jassens, I.
    International Journal of Biometeorology

  7. Plausible rice yield losses under future climate warming
    Zhao, C., Piao, S., Wang, X., Huang, Y., Ciais, P., Elliott, J., Huang, M., Janssens, I., Li, T., Lian, X., Liu, Y., Müller, C., Peng, S., Wang, T., Zeng, Z. & Peñuelas, J.
    Nature Plants

  8. The effect of afforestation on soil moisture content in Northeastern China
    Yao, Y., Wang, X., Zeng, Z., Liu, Y., Peng S., Zhu, Z. & Piao, S.

  9. Global patterns and climate drivers of terrestrial ecosystem water-use efficiency deduced from satellite-based datasets and carbon cycle models
    Sun, Y., Piao, S., Huang, M., Ciais, P., Zeng, Z., Cheng, L., Li, X., Zhang, X., Mao, J., Peng S., Poulter, B., Shi, X., Wang, Y. & Zeng, H. Global Ecology and Biogeography

  10. Field warming experiments shed light on the wheat yield response to temperature in China
    Zhao, C., Piao, S., Huang, Y., Wang, X., Ciais, P., Huang, M., Zeng, Z. & Peng, S.
    Nature Communications


  1. Regional air pollution brightening reverses the greenhouse gases induced warming-elevation relationship
    Zeng, Z., Chen, A., Ciais, P., Li, Y., Li, L., Vautard, R., Yang, H., Zhou, L. & Piao, S.
    Geophysical Research Letters

  2. Spatial patterns of climatological temperature lapse rate in mainland China
    Li, Y., Zeng, Z., Zhao, L. & Piao, S.
    Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres

  3. Declining global warming effects on the phenology of spring leaf unfolding
    Fu, Y., Zhao, H., Piao, S., Peaucelle, M., Peng, S., Zhou, G., Ciais, P., Huang, M., Menzel, A., Penuelas, J., Song, Y., Vitasse, Y., Zeng, Z. & Jassens, I.

  4. Multi-criteria evaluation of discharge simulation in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models
    Yang, H., Piao, S., Zeng, Z., Ciais, P., Yin, Y., Friedlingstein, P., Sitch, S., Anders, A., Guimberteau M., Huntingford, C., Levis, S., Levy, P., Li, Y., Lomas, M., Peylin, P., Poulter, B., Viovy, N., Zaehle, S., Zeng, N. & Zhao, Fang.
    Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres

  5. MODIS based estimation of forest above ground biomass in China
    Yin, G., Zhang, Y., Sun, Y., Wang, T., Zeng, Z. & Piao, S.

  6. New model for capturing the variations of fertilizer-induced emission factors of N2O
    Zhou, F., Shang, Z., Zeng, Z., Piao, S., Ciais, P., Raymond, P., Wang, X., Wang, R., Chen, M., Yang, C., Tao, S., Zhao, Y., Meng, Q., Gao, S. & Mao Q.
    Global Biogeochemical Cycles

  7. Evaporative cooling over the Tibetan Plateau induced by vegetation growth
    Shen, M., Piao, S., Jeong, S., Zhou, L., Zeng, Z., Ciais, P., Chen, D., Jin, C., Li, L., Myneni, R., Yang, K., Zhang, G., Zhang, Y. & Yao, T.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  8. Seasonal responses of terrestrial ecosystem water-use efficiency to climate change
    Huang, M., Piao, S., Zeng, Z.., Peng, S., Ciais, P., Cheng, L., Mao, J., Poulter, B., Shi, X., Yang, H. & Wang, Y.
    Global Change Biology

  9. Change in terrestrial ecosystem water use efficiency over the last three decades
    Huang, M., Piao, S., Sun, Y., Ciais, P., Cheng, L., Mao, J., Poulter, B., Shi, X., Zeng, Z. & Wang, Y.
    Global Change Biology

  10. Disentangling climatic and anthropogenic controls on global terrestrial evapotranspiration trends
    Mao, J., Fu, W., Shi, X., Ricciuto, D., Fisher, J. B., Dickinson, R. E., Wei, Y., Shem, W., Piao, S., Wang, K., Schwalm, C. R., Tian, H., Mu, M., Arain, A., Ciais, P., Cook, R., Dai, Y., Hayes, D., Hoffman, R. M., Huang, M., Huang, S., Huntzinger, D. H., Ito, A., Jain, A., King, A. W., Lei, H., Lu, C., Michalak A. M., Parazoo, N., Peng, C., Poulter, B., Schaefer, K., Jafarov, E., Thornton, P. E., Wang, W., Zeng, N., Zeng, Z., Zhao, F., Zhu, Q. & Zhu, Z. Environmental Research Letters

  11. Temperature, precipitation, and insolation effects on autumn vegetation phenology in temperate China
    Liu, Q., Fu, Y., Zeng, Z., Huang, M., Li, X. & Piao, S.
    Global Change Biology

  12. Timing of rice maturity in China is affected more by transplanting date than by climate change
    Zhao, H., Fu, Y., Wang, X., Zhao, C., Zeng, Z., Piao, S.
    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

  13. Leaf onset in the northern hemisphere triggered by daytime temperature
    Piao, S., Tan, J., Chen, A., Fu, Y., Ciais, P., Liu, Q., Janssens, I., Vicca, S., Zeng, Z., Jeong, S., Li, Y., Myneni, R., Peng, S., Shen, M. & Penuelas, J. Nature Communications

  14. Detection and attribution of vegetation greening trend in China over the last 30 years
    Piao, S., Yin, G., Tan, J., Cheng, L., Huang, M., Li, Y., Liu, R., Mao, J., Myneni, R., Peng, S., Poulter, B., Shi, X., Xiao, Z., Zeng, N., Zeng, Z. & Wang, Y.
    Global Change Biology


  1. Environmental determinants of tropical forest and savanna distribution: a quantitative model evaluation and its implication
    Zeng, Z., Chen, A., Piao, S., Rabin, S. & Shen, Z.
    Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences

  2. A worldwide analysis of spatiotemporal changes in water balance based evapotranspiration from 1982 to 2009
    Zeng, Z., Wang, T., Zhou, F., Ciais, P., Mao, J., Shi, X. & Piao, S.
    Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres

  3. Afforestation in China cools local land surface temperature
    Peng, S., Piao, S., Zeng, Z., Ciais, P., Zhou, L., Li, L.Z.X., Myneni, R.B., Yin, Y. & Zeng, H.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  4. Evidence for a weakening relationship between interannual temperature variability and northern vegetation activity
    Piao, S., Nan, H., Huntingford, C., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Sitch, S., Peng, S., Ahlström, A., Canadell, J., Cong, N., Levis, S., Levy, P., Liu, L., Lomas, M., Mao, J., Myneni, R., Peylin, P., Poulter, B., Shi, X., Yin, G., Viovy, N., Wang, T., Wang, X., Zaehle, S., Zeng, N., Zeng, Z. & Chen, A.
    Nature Communications

  5. Seasonally different response of photosynthetic activity to daytime and night-time warming in the Northern Hemisphere
    Tan, J., Piao, S., Chen, A., Zeng, Z.., Ciais, P., Janssens, I., Mao, J., Myneni, R., Peng, S., Peñuelas, J., Shi, X. & Vicca, S.
    Global Change Biology

  6. A new high-resolution N2O emission inventory for China in 2008
    Zhou, F., Shang, Z., Ciais, P., Tao, S., Piao, S., Raymond, P., He, C., Li, B., Wang, R., Wang, X., Peng, S., Zeng, Z., Chen, H., Ying, N., Hou, X. & Xu, P.
    Environmental Science & Technology


  1. Committed changes in tropical tree cover under the projected 21st century climate change
    Zeng, Z., Piao, S., Chen, A., Lin, X., Nan, H., Li, J. & Ciais, P.
    Scientific Report


  1. Global evapotranspiration over the past three decades: estimation based on the water balance equation combined with empirical models
    Zeng, Z., Piao, S., Lin, X., Yin, G., Peng, S., Ciais, P. & Myneni, R.
    Environmental Research Letters