Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Qing Zhu

Qing Zhu

Qing Zhu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Climate Sciences Department



Phone: 510-486-6546

Fax: 510-486-5686


Biographical Summary

I am a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. William Riley and Dr. Jeffrey Chambers at the Climate Science Department. My researches primarily focus on tropical forests from different perspectives including carbon and nitrogen cycles, dynamic vegetation, climate feedback, tree mortality using Community Earth System Model, The research goal aims to quantify the past and current fates of the tropical rain-forest and well as to evaluate the future risk of the rain-forest, which is a huge reservoir of land surface vegetation biomass with diverse plant species.


  • Ph.D., 2014 - Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University
  • B.S., 2009 - Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University

Professional Experience

  • 2014-present: Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2009-2014: Ecosystems & Biogeochemical Dynamics Laboratory
  • 2008-2009: Education Ministry Key Laboratory of Meso-scale Severe Weather

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Bilsland Dissertation fellowship
  • 2010 Purdue graduate school incentive grant
  • 2008 A first prize of Scientific and technological innovation Scholarship
  • 2007 A third prize of People scholarship


  • Zhu, Q. 2012, Parameterization of TEM by using adjoint technique, Guest Lecture, EAS 59230, November 6th, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Zhu, Q. 2012, Modeling the carbon and nitrogen cycles of boreal ecosystems, Guest Lecture, EAS 59230, September 6th, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.