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 work involves mathematical 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

 Heavy rainfall drives a third of nitrogen runoff
Heavy rains challenge N load management
Behind the Award: NSF CAREER Project

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


Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu

Office: 241 Bessey Hall
Phone: (515) 294-7443
Fax: (515) 294-1337
E-mail: clu@iastate.edu