Journal Articles

Publication: 122 (as of 12/2020)
Citation: 12471 (Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher)
H-index: 50
Six in Science (three first author) and three papers in Nature (one first author)

Updated publication list can be found at ResearcherID/publons

Carbon Cycle and Climate, Earth System Dynamics

Vegetation-Land-Atmosphere Interaction and Hydrological Cycle Climate Dynamics and Climate Variability Astrophysics

In the News, Education and Outreach

Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed by Elizabeth Kolbert, 2021: "Driving across Iceland to visit my carbon emissions "
CNN: Opinion by Jonah Bader, 2021: "Plant trees, sure. But to save the climate, we should also cut them down "
National Academy Report on Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration, 2019: "(WHS)could be viable approaches to increasing carbon removal. "
Seminar on carbon sequestration via wood harvest and storage (WHS) at the Eni Foundation, July 2016 FEEM website [pdf]
Ning Zeng named 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate/Web of Science
Green Revolution Changes Breathing of the Biosphere and the Global Carbon Cycle  
    Nature commentary by MacBean and Peylin
    National Science Foundation News
    Climate Central
    UMD Right Now
    Christian Science Monitor
    Video of a talk given by Ning Zeng at 2013 NCAR Advanced Study Program summer colloquim CARBON-CLIMATE CONNECTIONS IN THE EARTH SYSTEM (~60min)
The Polar Times, 2011, "Antarctic Peninsula Journal"
Nature Reports Climate Change, September 2009, "Expanding Sands"
LICOR, 2010, "Antarctic Research Examines Ancient Organic Carbon Deposits"
PBS Newshour The News, 2009, "El Nino and Its Impact on the World"
Discovery News, August 2009, "Deserts Expand Faster as Earth Brightens"
New Scientist, May 2008, "Burying biomass to fight climate change" pdf
The New Republic, "Burying Trees: Brilliant or Crazy? ", "How To Curb Forests’ CO2 Emissions"
Science News, May 2008, "Down with Carbon"
The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 2008, "Leaves of gas"
ABC, 1999, "
North African drought may have natural cause
SciDev Net/ENN, 2008, "Aid needed to help China make carbon cuts"


Book Chapters

Zeng, N., J. D. Neelin, C. Chou, J. W.-B. Lin and H. Su, 2000: Climate and variability in a quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model. In General circulation Modeling: Past, Present, and Future . D. A. Randall, ed., Academic Press, San Diego, 416pp. Abstract

Carter, T. R. and others including N. Zeng, 2001: Developing and Applying Scenarios, chapter 3 in Climate Change 2001: Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Third Assessment Report of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). J. J. McCarthy (Ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2001. [download the chapter from IPCC]

Book Review   Zeng, N.,  March 2009: Review of “CO2 Rising: The World's Greatest Environmental Challenge” by Tyler Volk, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91(3),387-389. 


Support from various sources are gratefully acknowledged including:
The National Science Foundation 2000-present (current NSF grant ATM0739677)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1997-present (current NOAA grants NA04OAR4310091 and NA04OAR4310114)
NASA 2006-present (current grant 407191AG7)

Department of Energy 2007-present
The Alexander von Humbolt Foundation, and the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, 2000 and 2008
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, and Italian National Agency for Energy and Environment (ENEA), Casaccia, 1999-
The K.-C. Wong Fellowship and Visitor's Program of the Chinese Academy and Sciences, 2007-2008
The Wilderness Research Foundation, New York