Curriculum Vitae

Mar.2022 - . Postdoctoral Fellow in Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Jul.2021 - Feb. 2022.  Research Assistant in Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sep. 2016 - Jun. 2021. Ph.D. in Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sep. 2012 - Jun. 2016. B.S. in School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University

Main Focus:

As a modeler of both terrestrial biosphere model (QUINCY) and 3-D chemical transport model (GEOS-Chem), my studies aimed to better understand the interactions among atmospheric chemistry, biosphere and climate. Particularly, I am focusing on the following three perspectives:

1. How global nitrogen cycles influences terrestrial carbon sinks, atmospheric compounds and climate?

I'm interested in the budgets of all N-related gases (e.g. NH3, NOx, N2O), including emissions from anthropogenic activities, soil and biomass burning; atmospheric transport and chemical reactions; as well as how they influence terrestrial carbon sinks and climate. As one of the members in the NMIP2 project (led by Prof. Hanqin Tian in Boston College), I'm now working on exploring the net climate effects of anthropogenic reactive nitrogen. 

2. How air pollution influence terrestrial carbon sinks?

Air pollutants could perturbate terrestrial carbon sinks through N deposition, aerosol radiative diffusion and ozone (O3) damaging.  I'm now working to develop an emission-driven method to better quantify the total impacts of air pollutants on terrestrial carbon sinks. 

3.How extreme climate events influencing air quality through atmosphere-biosphere interaction?

Followed by my Ph.D. work, vegetation could influence O3 concentrations through changing BVOCs emissions and dry deposition. These two processes could dramatically response to extreme climate events, such as heat wave and drought, by coupling to biosphere disturbances. My work aim to better understand such interactions and try to quantify impacts on regional air quality. 

At the same time, I'm also involved in a model development project, ESM2025, to couple C-N-P fully-coupled terrestrial biosphere model (QUINCY) into next generation earth system model ICON (QUINCY-ICON-Land), to better understand how N dynamic feedback to the whole earth system. 

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

Gong, C., Kou-Giesbrecht, S. & Zaehle, S. Anthropogenic-driven perturbations on nitrogen cycles and interactions with climate changes. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 46, 100897, doi: (2024)

Gong, C., Wang, Y., Liao, H., Wang, P., Jin, J., and Han, Z: Future co-occurrences of hot days and ozone-polluted days over China under scenarios of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways predicted through a machine-learning approach. Earth's Future, 10, e2022EF002671., 2022

Gong, C., Liao, H., Yue, X., Ma, Y., und Lei, Y.: Impacts of Ozone-Vegetation Interactions on Ozone Pollution Episodes in North China and the Yangtze River Delta, Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL093814,, 2021.

Gong, C., X. Yue, H. Liao, and Y. Ma, A humidity-based exposure index representing ozone damage effects on vegetation, Environmental Research Letters, 16, 4, 10.1088/1748-9326/abecbb, 2021.

Gong C., H. Liao, L. Zhang, X. Yue, R. Dang, and Y. Yang, Persistent ozone pollution episodes in North China exacerbated by regional transport, Environmental Pollution, 265, 115056, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115056, 2020.

Gong C., Y. Lei, Y. Ma, X. Yue, and H. Liao, Ozone-vegetation feedback through dry deposition and isoprene emissions in a global chemistry-carbon-climate model, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 3841-3857, doi:10.5194/acp-20-3841-2020, 2020. 

Gong C., and H. Liao, A typical weather pattern for the ozone pollution events in North China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 13725-13740, doi:10.5194/acp-19-13725-2019, 2019. 

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