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Wen-Yi Dong, Xin-Yu Zhang, Xiao-Qin Dai, Xiao-Li Fu, Feng-Ting Yang, Xi-Yu Liu, Xiao-Min Sun, Xue-Fa Wen, and Sean Schaeffer. 2014. Changes in soil microbial community composition in response to fertilization of paddy soils in subtropical China. Applied Soil Ecology 84: 140–147


Phil Jardine, Ming-An Shao, and Randall Gentry, Eds. 2013. Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Hydrological Processes in China, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering Special Issue 18(4). This special issue is the outcome of a series of China-US collaborative research projects in hydrology and land use within the framework of the China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change.

Yan-Fen Yang, Quan-Jiu Wang, and Jie Zhuang. 2013. Estimating hydraulic parameters of stony soils on the basis of one-dimensional water absorption properties. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B - Soil and Plant Science (doi:10.1080/09064710.2012.762424)

Tai-Long Guo, Quan-Jiu Wang, Wen-Juan Bai, and Jie Zhuang. 2013. Effect of land use on scouring flow hydraulics and transport of soil solute in erosion. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 18(4): 465-473 (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000611)

March 2013—Terry Hazen (UT/ORNL) has published an Opinion Paper, The SuperChip for microbial community structure, and function from all environments.

January 2013—Read Neal Stewart's excellent book, Research Ethics for Scientists: A Companion for Students. It is available online.


Bin Zhang, Hongbo He, Xueli Ding, Xudong Zhang, Xiaoping Zhang, Xueming Yang, and Timothy R. Filley. 2012. Soil microbial community dynamics over a maize (Zea mays L.) growing season under conventional- and no-tillage practices in a rainfed agroecosystem. Soil & Tillage Research 124: 153–160.


JRCEEC researchers have articles featured in a special issue of Plant Science, Bioenergy Plants in the United States and China. [See Plant Science 181(6): 621-716 (December 2011).]

The China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change Five Year Report (2006-2011)

Mi Zhang, Gui-Rui Yu, Jie Zhuang, Randall W. Gentry, Yu-Ling Fu, Xiao-Min Sun, Lei-Ming Zhang, Xue-Fa Wen, Qiu-Feng Wang, Shi-Jie Han, Jun-Hua Yan, Yi-Ping Zhang, Yan-Fen Wang, Ying-Nian Li . 2011. Effects of cloudiness change on net ecosystem exchange, light use efficiency, and water use efficiency in typical ecosystems of China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151(7): 803-816 (doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.01.011).

Hong-Bo He, Wei Zhang, Xu-Dong Zhang, Hong-Tu Xie, Jie Zhuang. 2011. Temporal responses of soil microorganisms to substrate addition as indicated by amino sugar differentiation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1155-1161 (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.02.002 ).


Xiaorong Wei, Minan Shao, Jie Zhuang, and Robert Horton. 2010. Soil iron fractionation and availability at selected landscape positions in a loessial gully region of northwestern China. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 56(4): 617-626 (doi:10.1111/j.1747-0765.2010.00497.x).

Gui-rui Yu, Ze-mei Zheng, Qiu-feng Wang, Yu-ling Fu, Jie Zhuang, Xiao-ming Sun, and Yue-si Wang. 2010. Spatiotemporal pattern of soil respiration of terrestrial ecosystems in China: The development of a geostatistical model and its simulation. Environmental Science and Technology 44(16): 6074-6080 (doi:10.1021/es100979s).

A summary (PDF) of JRCEEC's topical workshop on "Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources," held January 6-7, 2010 in Shenyang, China, appeared in the March 16, 2010 edition of EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 91(11): 103.

Tai-long Guo, Quan-jiu Wang, Ding-qiang Li, and Jie Zhuang. 2010. Effect of surface stone cover on sediment and solute transport on the slope of fallow land in the semi-arid loess region of northwestern China. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10(6): 1200-1208 (doi:10.1007/s11368-010-0257-8).

Neal Stewart, Lee Shugart, Gong-she Liu, Jie Zhuang, Yong-qing Ma, Gerald A. Tuskan, Richard Meilan, Randall W. Gentry, and Gary S. Sayler. 2010. China-US workshop on biotechnology of bioenergy plants. Ecotoxicology 19: 1-3 (doi:10.1007/s10646-009-0448-5).

Jie Zhuang, Randall Gentry, Gui-Rui Yu, Gary Sayler, and John Bickham. 2010. Bioenergy sustainability in China: Potential and impacts. Environmental Management 46(4): 525-530 (doi:10.1007/s00267-010-9555-6).

Randall Gentry, Gary Sayler, Jie Zhuang. 2010. Towards sustainable cellulosic bioenergy. Journal of Resources and Ecology 1(2): 117-122 (doi:10.3969/ j.issn.1674-764x.2010.02.003).


Read the Mid-term Report and Impact Statement - June 2009 (PDF: ~5MB)