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48. *Wen, J., Joshua B. Fisher, Nicholas C. Parazoo, Leiqiu Hu, Marcy E. Litvak, #Y. Sun, Resolve the continuous diurnal cycle of high-resolution ECOSTRESS Evapotranspiration and Land Surface Temperature. Water Resour. Res. 

47. Gu, L., B. Grodzinski, +J. Han, T. Marie, A. Pocar-Castell, X. Yin, Y. Zhang, Y. Song, Y. 
, Granal thylakoid structure and function: explaining an enduring mystery of higher 
plants. New Phytol.

46. Doughty,R., T. Kurosu, N. Parazoo, P. Köhler, Y. Wang, Y. Sun, and C. Frankenberg. Global GOSAT, OCO-2 and OCO-3 Solar Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence Datasets. Earth System Science Data.

45. Constenla-Villoslada, S., Y. Liu, *J. Wen, Y. Sun, S. Chonabayashi, Satellite imagery reveals large-scale land restoration program improved drought resilience in Ethiopia's degraded watersheds. Nature Sustainability.

44. +Han, J., +Chang, C.Y., L. Gu, Zhang, Y., Walker, A.P., *Wen, J., +Kira, O., McNaull, S., #Y. Sun, The physiological basis for estimating photosynthesis from Chla fluorescence. New Phytol.

43. +Han, J., L. Gu, *Wen, J., #Y. Sun, Inferring photosynthetic capacity parameters from Solar-Induced chlorophyll Fluorescence: Key role of the redox state of PSII reaction centers. Plant. Cell Environ. 

42. *Lai, J., Y. Li, J. Chen, G-Y. Niu, P. Lin, Q. Li, L. Wang, *J. Han, *Z. Luo, #Y. Sun, Massive crop expansion threatens agriculture and water sustainability in Northwestern China. Environ. Res. Lett.


41. +Chang, C.Y., J. Wen, J. Han, O. Kira, J. LeVonne, J. Melkonian, S. J. Riha, J. Skovira, S. Ng, L. Gu, J.D. Wood., P. Näthe, U. Rascher, #Y. Sun (2021). Unpacking the drivers of diurnal dynamics of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF): Canopy structure, plant physiology, instrument configuration and retrieval methods. Remote Sens. Environ.

40. Browne, C.; D.S. Matteson; L. Mcbride; L. Hu; Y. Liu; Y. Sun; *J. Wen; C.B. Barrett (2021). Multivariate random forest prediction of poverty and malnutrition prevalence. PLOS One

39. L. McBride, C.B. Barrett, C. Browne, L. Hu, Y. Liu, D. S. Matteson, Y. Sun, and *J. Wen (2021). Predicting poverty and malnutrition for targeting, mapping, monitoring, and early warning. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

38. Jain, P., W. Liu, S. Zhu, +C.Y.Chang, J. Melkonian, F.E. Rockwell, D. Pauli, Y. Sun, W.R.Zipfel, N.M. Holbrook, S.J. Riha, M.Gore, A.D. Stroock (2021). A minimally disruptive method for measuring water potential in-planta using hydrogel nanoreporters. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A.

37. Zhang, Y., W. Yang, Y. Sun, +C.Y. Chang, J. Yu, W. Zhang (2021). Fusion of Multispectral Aerial Imagery and Vegetation Indices for Machine Learning-Based Ground Classification. Remote Sens.

36. +Kira, O., Chang, C.Y., L. Gu, J. Wen, Z. Hong, and #Y. Sun (2021). Partitioning net ecosystem exchange of CO2 using Solar-Induced chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF), Geophys. Res. Lett.


35. +Chang, C.Y., R. Zhou, O. Kira, S. Marri, J. Skovira, L. Gu, and #Y. Sun (2020), An Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for concurrent measurements of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and hyperspectral reflectance toward improving crop monitoring, Agr. Forest. Meteorol.

34. He, L., J. D. Wood, Y. Sun, T.S. Magney, D. Dutta, P. Köhler, Y. Zhang, Y. Yin, C. Frankenberg (2020), Tracking seasonal and interannual variability in photosynthetic downregulation in response to water stress at a temperate deciduous forest, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences, 125, e2018JG005002.

33. Joiner, J., Y. Yoshida, P. Köhler, P.K. Campbell, C. Frankenberg, C. van der Tol, P. Yang, N.C. Parazoo, L. Guanter, Y. Sun (2020), Systematic Orbital Geometry-Dependent Variations in Satellite Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF) Retrievals, Remote Sens. 12(15), 2346,

32. Peng, B., K. Guan, W. Zhou, C. Jiang, L. He, C. Frankenberg, Y. Sun, P. Köhler (2020), Assessing the benefit of satellite-based Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence in crop yield prediction, Int. J. Appl. Earth Obs. Geoinf.

31. +Chang, C.Y., L. Guanter, C. Frankenberg, P. Köhler, L. Gu, and #Y. Sun (2020), Systematic assessment of retrieval methods for ground solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) using high-frequency automated field spectroscopy, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005533. (TopDownloadedArticle in JGR)

30. +Kira, O., and #Y. Sun (2020), Extraction of sub-pixel C3/C4 emissions of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) using artificial neural network, ISPRS J PHOTOGRAMM.

29. *Wen, J., P. Köhler, G. Duveiller, N.C. Parazoo, *L. Yu, +C. Y. Chang, and #Y. Sun (2020), A Framework for Harmonizing Multiple Satellite Instruments to Generate a Long-Term Global High Spatial-Resolution Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF), Remote Sens. Environ.




28. Knauer, J., S. Zaehle, M. De Kauwe, V. Haverd, M. Reichstein, Y. Sun (2019), Mesophyll conductance in land surface models: effects on photosynthesis and transpiration, Plant J.

27. Parazoo, N., C. Frankenberg, P. Köhler, J. Joiner, Y. Yoshida, T. Magney, Y. Sun, V. Yadav, (2019), Towards a harmonized long-term spaceborne record of far-red solar-induced fluorescence, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences.

26. Gonsamoa, A., J.M. Chen, L.He, C.Rogers, J. Liu, Y. Sun, Dara Entekhabi (2019), Exploring SMAP and OCO-2 observations to monitor soil moisture control on photosynthetic activity of global drylands and croplands, Remote Sens. Environ.

25. Peng, Y., O. Kira, A. Gitelson, A. Nguy-Robertson, T. Arkebauer, Y. Sun, A. Suyker (2019), Gross Primary Production Estimation in Crops Using Solely Remotely Sensed Data, Agronomy J.

24. Magney, T.S., C. Frankenberg, P. Köhler, G. North, T.S. Davis, C. Dold, D. Dutta, J. B. Fisher, K. Grossmann, A. Harrington, J. Hatfield, J. Stutz, Y. Sun, A. Porcar-Castell (2019), Disentangling changes in the spectral shape of chlorophyll fluorescence: Implications for remote sensing of photosynthesis, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences.

23. *Wang, C., J. Beringer, L.B. Hutley, J. Cleverly, J. Li, Q. Liu, #Y. Sun (2019), Phenology Dynamics of Dryland Ecosystems Along North Australian Tropical Transect (NATT) Revealed by Satellite Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF), Geophys. Res. Lett.

22. Gu, L., J. Han, J.D. Wood, C.Y. Chang, Y. Sun (2019), Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence and its importance for modeling photosynthesis from the side of light reactions, New Phytol.

21. Dutta, D., D.S. Schimel, Y. Sun, C. van der Tol, C. Frankenberg (2019), Optimal Inverse Estimation of Ecosystem Parameters from Observations of Carbon and Energy Fluxes (2019), Biogeoscences.

20. *Yu, L., *J. Wen, +C.Y., Chang, C. Frankenberg, #Y. Sun (2019), High Resolution Global Contiguous Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF) of Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), Geophys. Res. Lett. (TopDownloadedArticle in GRL; Editor Featured as a Research Spotlight in EOS:


19. Liu, J., K.W. Bowman, D. Schimel, N. C. Parazoo, Z. Jiang, M. Lee, A. A. Bloom, D. Wunch, C. Frankenberg, Y. Sun, C. W. O’Dell, K. R. Gurney, D. Menemenlis, M. Girerach, D. Crisp, and A. Eldering (2017), Response to Comment on “Contrasting carbon cycle responses of the tropical continents to the 2015-2016 El Nino”, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1211

18. Gu, L., J.D. Wood, C.Y. Chang, Y. Sun (2018), Advancing Terrestrial Ecosystem Science with a Novel Automated Measurement System for Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence for Integration with Eddy Covariance Flux Networks, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences.

17. #Sun, Y., C. Frankenberg, M. Jung, J. Joiner, L. Guanter, P. Köhler, T. Magney (2018), Overview of Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2: Retrieval, cross-mission comparison, and global monitoring for GPP, Remote Sens. Environ., 209, 808-823.

16. Zhang, Y., X. Xiao, Y. Zhang, S. Wolf, S. Zhou, U. Joiner, L. Guanter, M. Verma, Y. Sun, X. Yang, E. Paul-Limoges, C. Gough, G. Wohlfahrt, B. Gioli, C. van der Tol, N. Yann, M. Lund, A. Grandcourt (2018), On the relationship between sub-daily instantaneous and daily total gross primary production: Implications for interpreting satellite-based SIF retrievals. Remote Sens. Environ., 205, 276-289.


15. #Sun, Y., C. Frankenberg, J. W. Wood, D. S. Schimel, M. Jung, L. Guanter, D.T. Drewry, M. Verma, A. Porcar-Castell, T. J. Griffs, L. Gu, T. S. Magney, P. Köhler, B. Evans, K. Yuen (2017), OCO-2 advances photosynthesis observation from space via solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5747

14. Liu, J., K.W. Bowman, D. Schimel, N. C. Parazoo, Z. Jiang, M. Lee, A. A. Bloom, D. Wunch, C. Frankenberg, Y. Sun, C. W. O’Dell, K. R. Gurney, D. Menemenlis, M. Girerach, D. Crisp, and A. Eldering (2017), Contrasting carbon cycle responses of the tropical continents to the 2015-2016 El Nino, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5690

13. Eldering, A., P.O., Wennberg, D. Crisp, D. S. Schimel, M. R. Gunson, A. Chatterjee, J. Liu, F. M., Schwandner, Y. Sun, C. W. D’Dell, C. Frankenberg, T. Taylor, B. Fisher, G. B. Osterman, D. Wunch, J. Hakkarainen, J. Tamminen, B. Weir (2017), The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 early science investigations of regional carbon dioxide fluxes, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5745

12. Wright, J. S., R. Fu, J. Worden, S. Chakraborty, N. Clinton, Camille Risi, Y. Sun, and L. Yin (2017), A Wright, J. S., R. Fu, J. Worden, S. Chakraborty, N. Clinton, Camille Risi, Y. Sun, and L. Yin (2017), A rainforest-initiated wet season onset over the southern Amazon, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1621516114.

11. Keeling, R.F., H.D. Graven, L. R. Welp, L. Resplandy, J. Bi, S.C. Piper, Y. Sun, A. Bollenbacher, and H.A.J.Meijer (2017), Atmospheric evidence for a global secular increase in carbon isotopic discrimination of land photosynthesis, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A,

10. Magney, T.S., C. Frankenberg, J.B. Fisher, Y. Sun, G.B. North, T.S. Davis, and A. Kornfeld (2017), Connecting active to passive fluorescence with photosynthesis: a method for evaluating remote sensing measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence, New Phytol.

Prior to Cornell/before 2016

9. Sun, Y., R. Fu, R. E. Dickinson, J. Joiner, C. Frankenberg, L. Gu, Y. Xia, and N. Fernando (2015), Drought onset mechanisms revealed by satellite solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Insights from two contrasting extreme events, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences. (featured as a Research Spotlight on EOS)

8. Gu, L., S. G. Pallardy, H. Kevin, and Y. Sun (2015), Impacts of precipitation variability on plant species and community water stress in a temperate deciduous forest in the central US, Agric. For. Meteorol.

7. Gu, L., S. G. Pallardy, K. P. Hosman, and Y. Sun (2015), Drought-influenced mortality of tree species with different predawn leaf water dynamics in a decade-long study of a central US forest, Biogeosciences,

6. Sun, Y., L. Gu, R. E. Dickinson, R. J. Norby, S. G. Pallardy, and F. M. Hoffman (2014), Impact of mesophyll diffusion on estimated global land CO2 fertilization, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A.,

5. Sun, Y. et al. (2014), Asymmetrical effects of mesophyll conductance on fundamental photosynthetic parameters and their relationships estimated from leaf gas exchange measurements, Plant. Cell Environ., 37(4), 978–94, (featured on journal cover)

4. Gu, L., and Y. Sun (2014), Artefactual responses of mesophyll conductance to CO2 and irradiance estimated with the variable J and online isotope discrimination methods., Plant. Cell Environ., 37(5), 1231–1249,

3. Oleson, K. et al. (2013), Technical Description of version 4.5 of the Community Land Model (CLM), NCAR/TN–503+STR.

2. Sun, Y., L. Gu, and R. E. Dickinson (2012), A numerical issue in calculating the coupled carbon and water fluxes in a climate model, J. Geophys. Res. Atmosphere, 117, D22103.

1. Sun, Y., L. Gu, R. E. Dickinson, and B. Zhou (2012), Forest greenness after the massive 2008 Chinese ice storm: integrated effects of natural processes and human intervention, Environ. Res. Lett., 7(3), 035702, 10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/035702