Jinshu Chi

Jinshu Chi
  • PhD Student
  • Washington State University
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering


Shelley Pressley

Thesis or Dissertation Citation: 

Chi, J. 2016. Assessing carbon and water dynamics in multiple agricultural ecosystems in the inland Pacific Northwest using the eddy covariance method and the CropSyst-Microbasin model. Washington State University PhD Dissertation.

Research Focus: 

Assessments of carbon and water dynamics in agriculture using eddy covariance.

Research Abstract: 

Global food demand is predicted to increase 100% by 2050, thereby increasing demands from ecosystem services including agricultural production and natural resources. Future climate projections for the region of inland Pacific Northwest (iPNW) show a likely increase in temperature and significant reductions in precipitation that will affect carbon and water dynamics. This new scenario requires a comprehensive understanding of impacts of climate and management practices on carbon and water dynamics in agricultural ecosystems. My research mainly focuses on measurements of carbon and water fluxes using eddy covariance methods in the iPNW region, in order to determine the best management practices for sustainable agriculture for the iPNW region in the future.

Publications and Presentations: 

Chi, J., Waldo, S., Pressley, S., O'Keeffe, P., Huggins, D., Stockle, C., Pan, W., Brooks, E. Lamb, B. 2016. Assessing carbon and water dynamics of no-till and conventional tillage cropping systems in the inland Pacific Northwest US using the eddy covariance method. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 218-219:37-49.
Chi, J., Maureira, F., Waldo, S., O'Keefee, P., Pressley, S., Stockle, C., Lamb, B. Assessments of Carbon and Water Cycling in Multiple Agricultural Ecosystems in the Inland Pacific Northwest Using Eddy Covariance Flux Measurement and Integrated Basin-Crop Model Simulation. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Dec. 15-19, 2014, San Francisco, CA.