Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Science, Peking University (2011)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Improving the accuracy of satellite-based high-resolution yield estimation: a test of multiple scalable approaches Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Jin, Z., Azzari, G., Lobell, D. B. 2017; 247: 207-220
  • Increasing drought and diminishing benefits of elevated carbon dioxide for soybean yields across the US Midwest Global Change Biology Jin, Z., Ainsworth, E. A., Leakey, A. D., Lobell, D. B. 2017

    View details for DOI 10.1111/gcb.13946

  • Mapping and explaining smallholder yield heterogeneity in Eastern Africa Remote Sensing Jin, Z., Azzari, G., Burke, M., Aston, S., Lobell, D. B. 2017; 9

    View details for DOI 10.3390/rs9090931

  • The combined and separate impacts of climate extremes on the current and future US rainfed maize and soybean production under elevated CO2 Global Change Biology Jin, Z., Zhuang, Q., Wang, J., Archontoulis, S. V., Zobel, Z., Kotamarthi, V. R. 2017

    View details for DOI 10.1111/gcb.13617

  • Temporal variability in the thermal requirements for vegetation phenology on the Tibetan Plateau and its implications for carbon dynamics CLIMATIC CHANGE Jin, Z., Zhuang, Q., Dukes, J. S., He, J., Sokolov, A., Chen, M., Zhang, T., Luo, T. 2016; 138 (3): 617-632
  • Crop model- and satellite imagery-based recommendation tool for variable rate N fertilizer application for the US Corn system Precision Agriculture Jin, Z., Prasad, R., Shriver, J., Zhuang, Q. 2016
  • Do maize models capture the impacts of heat and drought stresses on yield? Using algorithm ensembles to identify successful approaches GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY Jin, Z., Zhuang, Q., Tan, Z., Dukes, J. S., Zheng, B., Mellilo, J. M. 2016; 22 (9): 3112–3126

    View details for DOI 10.1111/gcb.13376

  • Quantifying microbial ecophysiological effects on the carbon fluxes of forest ecosystems over the conterminous United States CLIMATIC CHANGE Hao, G., Zhuang, Q., Zhu, Q., He, Y., Jin, Z., Shen, W. 2015; 133 (4): 695-708
  • Methane emissions from an alpine wetland on the Tibetan Plateau: Neglected but vital contribution of the nongrowing season JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES Song, W., Wang, H., Wang, G., Chen, L., Jin, Z., Zhuang, Q., He, J. 2015; 120 (8): 1475-1490
  • Net exchanges of methane and carbon dioxide on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from 1979 to 2100 ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS Jin, Z., Zhuang, Q., He, J., Zhu, X., Song, W. 2015; 10 (8)
  • Soil temperature trends from 1948 to 2008 in contiguous United States: an analysis with a process-based soil physical model and AmeriFlux data CLIMATIC CHANGE Hao, G., Zhuang, Q., Pan, J., Jin, Z., Zhu, X., Liu, S. 2014; 126 (1)
  • Phenology shift from 1989 to 2008 on the Tibetan Plateau: an analysis with a process-based soil physical model and remote sensing data CLIMATIC CHANGE Jin, Z., Zhuang, Q., He, J., Luo, T., Shi, Y. 2013; 119 (2): 435-449