Yuning Shi

  • Assistant Research Professor
206 Forest Resources Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Land-Atmosphere Water and Carbon Dioxide Fluxes Modeling
  • Meteorology
  • Model-Data Assimilation


  • Ph.D., Meteorology, 2012, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, 2007, Peking University

Yuning Shi focuses on modeling water and nutrient cycling in the river-groundwater-soil-plant-atmosphere system. He is a major developer of the coupled PIHM-Cycles-BiomeBGC modeling system. 


Signatures of Hydrologic Function Across the Critical Zone Observatory Network
Water Resources Research, Wlostowski, Adam N., Molotch, Noah, Anderson, Suzanne P., Brantley, Susan L., Chorover, Jon, Dralle, David, Kumar, Praveen, Li, Li, Lohse, Kathleen A., Mallard, John M., McIntosh, Jennifer C., Murphy, Sheila F., Parrish, Eric, Safeeq, Mohammad, Seyfried, Mark, Shi, Yuning, Harman, Ciaran, 2021

Observing and Simulating Spatial Variations of Forest Carbon Stocks in Complex Terrain
Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, Smeglin, Yuting H., Davis, Kenneth J., Shi, Yuning, Eissenstat, David M., Kaye, Jason P., Kaye, Margot W., 2020

Empowering Agroecosystem Modeling with HTC Scientific Workflows, Silva, Rafael Ferreira Da, Mayani, Rajiv, Shi, Yuning, Kemanian, Armen R., Rynge, Mats, Deelman, Ewa, 2019

Streamflow generation from catchments of contrasting lithologies: The role of soil properties, topography, and catchment size
Water Resources Research, Xiao, Dacheng, Shi, Yuning, Brantley, Susan L., Forsythe, Brandon, DiBiase, Roman, Davis, Kenneth, Li, Li, 2019

Soil carbon saturation, productivity, and carbon and nitrogen cycling in crop-pasture rotations
Agricultural Systems, Pravia, M. Virginia, Kemanian, Armen Ricardo, Terra, José A., Shi, Yuning, Macedo, Ignacio, Goslee, Sarah, 2019

Exploring the effect of aspect to inform future Earthcasts of climatedriven changes in wWeathering of shale
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Sullivan, P. L., Goddéris, Y., Shi, Yuning, Gu, X., Schott, J., Hasenmueller, E. A., Kaye, Jason Philip, Duffy, C., Jin, L., Brantley, Susan Louise, 2019

Ideas and perspectives: Proposed best practices for collaboration at cross-disciplinary observatories
Biogeosciences, Kaye, J, Brantley, S, Williams, Jennifer, Eissenstat, D, Davis, K, Li, L, Russo, T, DiBiase, R, Lin, Henry, Kaye, M, Shi, Yuning, Guo, L, Hasenmueller, Elizabeth, Brubaker, Kristen, Adams, T, Bao, Chen, Del Vecchio, Joanmarie, None, Gu, Xin, He, Yuting, Hoagland, Elizabeth, Reed, W, Szink, Ismaiel, Weitzman, Julie, Xiao, Dacheng, Forsythe, B, Dillner, Benjamin, Hodges, Caitlin, Marcon, Virginia, Primka, Edward, Silverhart, Perri, Tang, Qicheng, 2019

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Root-Zone Soil Moisture Acquired from Hydrologic Modeling and AirMOSS P-Band Radar
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Crow, Wade T., Milak, Sushil, Moghaddam, Mahta, Tabatabaeenejad, Alireza, Jaruwatanadilok, Sermsak, Yu, Xuan, Shi, Yuning, Reichle, Rolf H., Hagimoto, Yutaka, Cuenca, Richard H., 2018

Susquehanna shale hills critical zone observatory: Shale hills in the context of shaver’s creek watershed
Vadose Zone Journal, Brantley, Susan Louise, White, Timothy Stapler, West, Nicole, Williams, Jennifer Zan, Forsythe, Brandon Robert, Shapich, Danny, Kaye, Jason Philip, Lin, Hangsheng, Shi, Yuning, Kaye, Margot Wilkinson, Herndon, Elizabeth, Davis, Kenneth James, He, Yuting, Eissenstat, David, Weitzman, Julie, Dibiase, Roman Alexander, Li, Li, Reed, Warren, Brubaker, Kristen, Gu, Xin, 2018

Understanding watershed hydrogeochemistry: 2. Synchronized hydrological and geochemical processes drive stream chemostatic behavior
Water Resources Research, Li, Li, Bao, Chen, Sullivan, Pamela L., Brantley, Susan, Shi, Yuning, Duffy, Christopher, 2017

Understanding watershed hydrogeochemistry: 1. Development of RT-Flux-PIHM
Water Resources Research, Bao, Chen, Li, Li, Shi, Yuning, Duffy, Christopher, 2017

Virtual Experiments Guide Calibration Strategies for a Real-World Watershed Application of Coupled Surface-Subsurface Modeling
Journal of Hydrologic Engineering - ASCE, Yu, Xuan, Duffy, Christopher, Zhang, Yu, Bhatt, Gopal, Shi, Yuning, 2016

Watershed model calibration to the base flow recession curve with and without evapotranspiration effects
Water Resources Research, Jepsen, S. M., Harmon, T. C., Shi, Yuning, 2016

Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone
Earth Surface Dynamics, Brantley, Susan Louise, Dibiase, Roman Alexander, Russo, Tess Alethea, Shi, Yuning, Lin, Hangsheng, Davis, Kenneth James, Kaye, Margot Wilkinson, Hill, Lillian, Kaye, Jason Philip, Eissenstat, David, Hoagland, Beth, Dere, Ashlee L., Neal, Andrew L., Brubaker, Kristen M., Arthur, Dan K., 2016

Simulating high-resolution soil moisture patterns in the Shale Hills watershed using a land surface hydrologic model
Hydrological Processes, Shi, Yuning, Baldwin, Douglas C., Davis, Kenneth James, Yu, Xuan, Duffy, Christopher J., Lin, Hangsheng, 2015

Parameter estimation of a physically-based land surface hydrologic model using an ensemble Kalman filter
Advances in Water Resources, Shi, Yuning, Davis, Kenneth James, Zhang, Fuqing, Duffy, Christopher J., Yu, Xuan, 2015

Watershed reanalysis of water and carbon cycle models at a Critical Zone Observatory, Yu, Xuan, Duffy, C, Kaye, J, Bhatt, G, Shi, Yuning, 2015

Watershed Reanalysis of Water and Carbon Cycle Models at a Critical Zone Observatory, Yu, Xuan, Duffy, Christopher, Kaye, Jason, Crow, Wade, Bhatt, Gopal, Shi, Yuning, 2014

Evaluation of the parameter sensitivities of a coupled land surface hydrologic model at a critical zone observatory
Journal of Hydrometeorology, Shi, Yuning, Davis, Kenneth J., Zhang, Fuqing, Duffy, Christopher J., 2014

Designing a Suite of Models to Explore Critical Zone Function
Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, Christopher Duffy, Yuning Shi, Ken Davis, Rudy Slingerland,, None, Li Li, Pamela L Sullivan, Yves Godd\'eris, Susan, None, Brantley, L, 2014

Parameter estimation of a physically based land surface hydrologic model using the ensemble Kalman filter
Water Resources Research, Shi, Yuning, Davis, Kenneth J., Zhang, Fuqing, Duffy, Christopher J., Yu, Xuan, 2014

Development of a coupled land surface hydrologic model and evaluation at a critical zone observatory
Journal of Hydrometeorology, Shi, Yuning, Davis, Kenneth J., Duffy, Christopher J., Yu, Xuan, 2013

Parameterization for distributed watershed modeling using national data and evolutionary algorithm
Computers and Geosciences, Yu, Xuan, Bhatt, Gopal, Duffy, Christopher J., Shi, Yuning, 2013