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Han, Xingguo Curriculum Vitae


Since 2008: Professor & Director, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

2006-2008: Professor, Institute of Botany, CAS

1998-2006: Professor & Director, Institute of Botany, CAS

1997-1998: Professor & Vice Director, Xishuangbana Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS

1992-1996: Associate Professor, Institute of Botany, CAS

1990-1992: Postdoc, Rutgers University, USA

1989-1990: Postdoc, University of Arkansas, USA



1989 Ph.D., Ecology, The Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, US

1982 BSc. in Agronomy from Shandong Agricultural University, China



2012 First-class National Award of Science &Technology Progression

2012 Distinguished Supervisor Award from Chinese Academy of Sciences



2014 - 18 Natural Science Foundation of China, The response of grassland ecosystems to climate extremes at local to regional scales: Comparing grassland networks between China and USA.Co PI:Alan Knapp, $500,000

2011 - 14Natural Science Foundation of China, The effects of nitrogen deposition on community structure and ecosystem functioning of temperate steppe. PI, $100,000

2009- 13Chinese Academy of Sciences, The coupling of carbon, nitrogen, and water cycling in typical ecosystems of northeast China. PI, $1,000,000

2007 - 10 Ministry of Science and Technology, The scientific basis for ecosystem sustainability and adaptive management of grassland in northern China. PI, $4,000,000

2006-11US-National Science Foundation (NSF), Testing biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships in an ecological stoichiometry framework: the Inner Mongolia grassland removal experiment (IMGRE) .Co-PI: Jianguo Wu, ShahidNaeem, James Elser, $850,000

2006 - 08 Natural Science Foundation of China, Global change ecology of temperate steppe in northern China. PI, $600,000

2004 - 10 DeutscheForschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Matter fluxes in grasslands of Inner Mongolia as influenced by stocking rate (MAGIM). Co-PI: Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, $5,000,000

2004 – 07 Natural Science Foundation of China, The coupling and stoichiometric relationships among major elements in grassland ecosystems. PI, $200,000

1998 – 00 Natural Science Foundation of China, Carbon storage and its temporal patterns in tropical China. PI, $30, 000




Journal Articles

Over 130 peer-reviewed papers have been published in international journals, with total citation over 1800 and H-index of 22.


1.         Wei CZ, Yu Q, Bai E, Lü XT, Li Q, Xia JY, Kardol P, Liang WJ, Wang ZW, Han XG. 2013. Nitrogendepositionweakensplant-microbeinteractions in grasslandecosystems. Global Change Biology.DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12348

2.       Lü XT, Reed S, Yu Q, He NP, Han XG. 2013. Convergent responses of nitrogen and phosphorus resorption to nitrogen inputs in a semi-arid grassland. Global Change Biology. 19: 2775-2784.

3.       Wang ZP, Han XG, Chang SX, Wang B, Yu Q, Hou LY, Li LH. 2013. Soil organic and inorganic carbon contents under various land uses across a transect of continental steppes in Inner Mongolia. CATENA. 109: 110-117.

4.       Giese M, Brueck H, Gao YZ, Lin S, Steffens M, Kögel-Knabner I, Glindemann T, Susenbeth A, Taube F, Butterbach-Bahl K, Zheng X, Hoffmann C, Bai YF, Han XG. 2013. Nitrogen balance and cycling of Inner Mongolia typical steppe – a comprehensive case study of grazing effects. Ecological Monographs, 83:195-219.

5.       Zhang YH, He NP, Zhang GM, Huang JH, Wang QB, Pan QM, Han XG. 2013. Ammonia emissions from soil under sheep grazing in Inner Mongolia grasslands of China. Journal of Arid Land, 5: 155-165.

6.       Chen WW, Wolf B, Zheng XH, Yao ZS, Butterbach-Bahl K, Bruggemann N, Hans SH, Liu CY, Han XG. 2013. Carbon dioxide emission from temperate semiarid steppe during the non-growing season. Atmosphere Environment, 64: 141-149.

7.       Zhang HY, Wu HH, Yu Q, Wang ZW, Wei CZ, Han XG. 2013. Sampling Date, Leaf Age and Root Size: Implications for the Study of Plant C:N:P Stoichiometry. PLoS ONE, 8(4): e60360.

8.       Bai YF, Wu JG, Clark CM, Pan QM, Zhang LX, Chen SP, Wang QB, Han XG. 2012. Grazing alters ecosystem functioning and C:N:P stoichiometry of grasslands along a regional precipitation gradient. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49:1204-1215.

9.       Yu Q, Wu HH, He NP, Lü XT, Wang ZP, Elser JJ, Wu JG, Han XG. 2012. Testing the growth-rate hypothesis in vascular plants with above- and below-ground biomass. PLoS ONE, 7(3): e32162.

10.    Wei C, Zheng H, Li Q, Lü X, Yu Q, Chen QS, Liang WJ, Han XG. 2012. Nitrogen Addition Regulates Soil Nematode Community Composition through Ammonium Suppression. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43384.

11.    Lü XT, Lu FM, Zhou LS, Han X, Han XG. 2012. Stoichiometric responses of dominant grasses to fire and mowing in a semiarid grassland. Journal of Arid Environments, 78: 154-160.

12.    Lü XT, Kong DL, Pan QM, Simmons M, Han XG. 2012. Nitrogen and water availability interact to affect leaf stoichiometry in a semi-arid grassland. Oecologia, 168: 301-310.

13.    Lü XT, Freschet GT, Flynn DFB, Han XG. 2012. Plasticity in leaf and stem nutrient resorption proficiency potentially reinforces plant–soil feedbacks and microscale heterogeneity in a semi-arid grassland. Journal of Ecology. 100: 144-150.

14.    Wu HH, Wiesmeier M, Yu Q, Steffens M, Han XG, Kögel-Knabner H. 2012. Labile organic C and N mineralization of soil aggregate size classes in semiarid grasslands as affected by grazing management. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 48:305-313.

15.    He NP, Chen QS, Han XG, Yu GR, Li LH. 2012. Warming and increased precipitation individually influence soil carbon sequestration of Inner Mongolian grasslands, China. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 158: 184-191.

16.    Liu J, Wu JG, Liu FQ, Han XG. 2012. Quantitative assessment of bioenergy from crop stalk resources in Inner Mongolia, China. Applied Energy, 93: 305-318.

17.    Wang HJ, Xia JY, Mu YJ, Nie L, Han XG, Wan SQ. 2012. BVOCs emission in a semi-arid grassland under climate warming and nitrogen deposition. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12: 3809-3819.

18.    Xu ZW, Wan SQ, Ren HY, Han XG, Jiang Y. 2012. Influences of land use history and short-term nitrogen addition on community structure in temperate grasslands. Journal of Arid Environments 87: 103-109.

19.    Zhang XM, Han XG. 2012. Nitrogen deposition alters soil chemical properties and bacterial communities in the Inner Mongolia grassland. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 24: 1483-1491.

20.    He NP, Zhang YH, Dai JZ, Han XG, Yu GR. 2012. Losses in carbon and nitrogen stocks in soil particle-size fractions along cultivation chronosequences in Inner Mongolian grasslands. Journal of Environmental Quality, 41: 1507-1516.

21.    Liu YS, Pan QM, Zheng SX, Bai YF, Han XG. 2012. Intra-seasonal precipitation amount and pattern differentially affect primary production of two dominant species of Inner Mongolia grassland. Acta Oecologica, 44: 2-10.

22.    Tian DS, Pan QM, Simmons M, Chaolu H, Du BH, Bai YF, Wang H, Han XG. 2012. Hierarchical reproductive allocation and allometry within a perennial bunchgrass after 11 years of nutrient addition. PLoS ONE, 7: e42833.

23.    Zhang P, Chen SP, Zhang WL, Miao HX, Chen JQ, Han XG, Lin GH. 2012. Biophysical regulations of NEE light response in a steppe and a cropland in Inner Mongolia. Journal of Plant Ecology, 5: 238-248.

24.    Wang ZP*, Xie ZQ, Zhang BC, Hou LY, Zhou YH, Li LH, Han XG. 2011. Aerobic and anaerobic nonmicrobial methane emissions from plant material. Environmental Science &Technology, 45: 9531-47

25.    Zhang X, Bai W, Gilliam FS, Wang Q,Han X, Li L. 2011. Effects of in situ freezing on soil net nitrogen mineralization and net nitrification in fertilized grassland of northern China. Grass and Forage Science, 66: 391-401

26.    Jiang LL,Han XG*, Dong N,Wang YF, Kardol P. 2011. Plant species effects on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a temperate steppe of northern China. Plant and Soil, 346: 331-347

27.    Kong DL, Wu HF, Zeng H, LüXT, Simmons M, Wang M, Sun XF,Han XG. 2011. Plant functional group removal alters root biomass and nutrient cycling in a typical steppe in Inner Mongolia, China. Plant and Soil, 346: 133-144

28.    Chen WW, Wolf B,Zheng XH*, Yao ZS, Butterbach-Bahl K,Bruggemann N, Liu CY, Han SH,Han XG. 2011. Annual methane uptake by temperate semiarid steppes as regulated by stocking rates, aboveground plant biomass and topsoil air permeability. Global Change Biology, 17: 2803-2816

29.    Yu Q, Elser JJ, He NP, Wu HH, Chen QS, Zhang GM,Han XG. 2011. Stoichiometric homeostasis of vascular plants in the InnerMongolia grassland. Oecologia, 166: 1-10

30.    Zhang GM, Han XG,Elser JJ. 2011. Rapid top–down regulation of plant C:N:P stoichiometry by grasshoppers in an Inner Mongolia grassland ecosystem. Oecologia, 166: 253-264

31.    Liu YS, Pan QM*, Liu HD, Bai YF, Simmons M, Dittert K,Han XG.2011. Plant responses following grazing removal at different stocking rates in an Inner Mongolia grassland ecosystem. Plant and Soil, 340: 199-213

32.    Yang H, Auerswald K, Bai YF*, Han XG.2011. Complementarity in water sources among dominant species in typical steppe ecosystems of Inner Mongolia, China. Plant and Soil, 340: 303-313

33.    Wang CH, Butterbach-Bahl K, Han Y, Wang QB, Zhang LH, Han XG, Xing XR*. 2011. The effects of biomass removal and N additions on microbial N transformations and biomass at different vegetation types in an old-field ecosystem in northern China. Plant and Soil, 340: 397-411

34.    Lü XT, Cui Q, Wang QB, Han XG*. 2011. Nutrient resorption response to fire and nitrogen addition in a semi-arid grassland. Ecological Engineering, 37: 534-538

35.    Butterbach-Bahl K*, Kögel-Knabner I,Han XG. 2011. Steppe ecosystems and climate and land-use changes—vulnerability, feedbacks and possibilities for adaptation. Plant and Soil, 340: 1-6

36.    Wu HH, Dannenmann M, Fanselow N, Wolf B, Yao ZS, Wu X, Brüggemann N, Zheng XH, Han XG,Dittert K. 2011. Feedback of grazing on gross rates of N mineralization and inorganic N partitioning in steppe soils of Inner Mongolia. Plant and Soil , 340: 127-139

37.    Lü FM, Lü XT, Liu W, Han X, Zhang GM, Kong DL,, Han XG. 2011. Carbon and nitrogen storage in plant and soil as related to nitrogen and water amendment in a temperate steppe of northern China. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 47: 187-196

38.    Ren HY, Xu ZW, Huang JH, Clark C, Chen SP, Han XG. 2011. Nitrogen and water addition reduce leaf longevity of steppe species. Annals of Botany, 107: 145-155

39.    Zhang XM, Liu W,Bai YF, Zhang GM,Han XG. 2011. Nitrogen deposition mediates the effects and importance of chance in changing biodiversity. Molecular Ecology, 20: 429-438

40.    Yu Q, Chen Q, Elser JJ, He N, Wu H, Zhang G, Wu J, Bai Y, Han XG.2010. Linking stoichiometric homoeostasis with ecosystem structure, functioning and stability. Ecology Letters 13:1390-1399

41.    Wang J, Huang J, Wu J, Han X, Lin G.2010. Ecological consequences of the Three Gorges Dam: insularization affects foraging behavior and dynamics of rodent populations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8:13-19

42.    Chen QS, Wang QB, Han XG, Wan SQ, Li LH.2010. Temporal and spatial variability and controls of soil respiration in a temperate steppe in northern China. Global Biogeochemical Cycles: doi:10.1029/2009GB003538

43.    Cui Q, LüXT, Wang QB, Han XG.2010. Nitrogen fertilization and fire act independently on foliar stoichiometry in a temperate steppe. Plant and Soil,334:209-219

44.    Jiang LL, Han XG, Zhang GM,Kardol P.2010. The role of plant–soil feedbacks and land-use legacies in restoration of a temperate steppe in northern China. Ecological Research, 25:1101-1111

45.    Kong DL, Wu H, Wang M, Simmons M, Lü X,Yu Q, Han X.2010. Structural and chemical differences between shoot- and root-derived roots of three perennial grasses in a typical steppe in Inner Mongolia China. Plant and Soil, 336: 209-217

46.    Lü XT,XG Han.2010. Nutrient resorption responses to water and nitrogen amendment in semi-arid grassland of Inner Mongolia, China. Plant and Soil, 327:481-491

47.    Lü XT, Wei CZ, Cui Q, ZhangYH,Han XG.2010. Interactive effects of soil nitrogen and water availability on leaf mass loss in a temperate steppe. Plant and Soil, 331:497-504

48.    Liu P, Huang J,Sun O, Han X.2010. Litter decomposition and nutrient release as affected by soil nitrogen availability and litter quality in a semiarid grassland ecosystem. Oecologia, 162:771-780

49.    Miao BH, HanXG, Zhang WH.2010. The ameliorative effect of silicon on soybean seedlings grown in potassium-deficient medium. Annals of Botany, 105:967-973

50.    Wang C, Han XG, Xing X.2010. Effects of grazing exclusion on soil net nitrogen mineralization and nitrogen availability in a temperate steppe in northern China. Journal of Arid Environments, 74: 1287-1293

51.    Xu ZW, Wan SQ, Zhu GL, Ren HY,Han XG.2010. The Influence of Historical Land Use and Water Availability on Grassland Restoration. Restoration Ecology, 18: 217-225

52.    Zhang GM,Han XG.2010. N:P stoichiometry in Ficusracemosa and its mutualistic pollinator. Journal of Plant Ecology-Uk, 3: 123-130

53.    Wilske B, Lu N, Wei L, Chen SP, Zha TG, Liu CF, Xu WT, Noormets A, Huang JH, Wei YF, Chen J, Zhang ZQ, Ni J, Sun G,Guo K, McNulty S, Ranjeet J,Han XG, Lin GH, Chen JQ.2009. Poplar plantation has the potential to alter the water balance in semiarid Inner Mongolia. Journal of Environmental Management. 90: 2762-2770

54.    Chen SP, Chen JQ, Lin GH, Zhang WL, Miao HX, Wei L, Huang JH,Han XG.2009. Energy balance and partition in Inner Mongolia steppe ecosystems with different land use types. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 149:1800-1809

55.    He NP, Wu L, Wang YS, Han XG.2009. Changes in carbon and nitrogen in soil particle-size fractions along a grassland restoration chronosequence in northern China. Geoderma. 150:302-308

56.    Li CP, Sun JX, Xiao CW Han XG.2009. Differences in Net Primary Productivity Among Contrasting Habitats in Artemisia ordosica Rangeland of Northern China. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 62:345-350

57.    Wang QB, Zhang L, Li LH, Bai YF, Cao JR, Han XG.2009. Changes in carbon and nitrogen of Chernozem soil along a cultivation chronosequence in a semi-arid grassland.European.EuropeanJournal of Soil Science. 60: 916-923

58.    Zhao W, Chen SP, Han XG, Lin GH*.2009. Effects of long-term grazing on the morphological and functional traits of Leymuschinensis in the semiarid grassland of Inner Mongolia, China. Ecological Research. 24: 99-108

59.    Zhou LS ,Huang JH, Lv FM, Han XG*.2009. Effects of prescribed burning and seasonal and interannual climate variation on nitrogen mineralization in a typical steppe in Inner Mongolia. Soil Biology &Biochemistry, 41: 796-803

60.    Bai YF*, Wu JG, Xing Q, Pan QM, Huang JH, Yang DL, Han XG.2008. Primary production and rain use efficiency across a precipitation gradient on the mongolia plateau. Ecology, 89:2140-2153

61.    Biswas DK, Xu H, Li YG*, Sun JZ, Wang XZ, Han XG, Jiang GM.2008. Genotypic differences in leaf biochemical, physiological and growth responses to ozone in 20 winter wheat cultivars released over the past 60 years. Global Change Biology. 14: 46-59

62.    He NP, Yu Q, Wu L, Wang YS, Han XG.2008. Carbon and nitrogen store and storage potential as affected by land-use in a Leymuschinensis grassland of northern China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 40(12):2952-2959

63.    Ranjeet J*, Chen JQ, Lu N, Guo K, Liang CZ, Wei YF, Noormets A, Ma KP, Han XG.2008.Predicting plant diversity based on remote sensing products in the semi-arid region of Inner Mongolia. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112(5):2018-2032

64.    Sun SF, Huang JH*, Han XG, Lin GH. 2008. Comparisons in water relations of plants between newly formed riparian and non-riparian habitats along the bank of Three Gorges Reservoir, China.Trees-Structure and Function.22(5):717-728

65.    Wang ZP*, Han XG, Wang G, Song Y, Gulledge A.2008.Aerobic methane emission from plants in the Inner Mongolia steppe.Environmental.Environmental Science & Technology. 42: 62-68.

66.    Wang ZP*, Han XG, Li LH.2008. Effects of grasslands conversion to croplands on soil organic carbon in the temperate Inner Mongolia. Journal of Environmental Management. 86: 529-534

67.    Zhang JF, Han XG*.2008. N2O Emission from the Semi-arid Ecosystem under Mineral Fertilizer (urea and superphosphate) and Increased Precipitation in Northern China. Atmospheric Environment. 42(2): 291-302

68.    Zhang XL, Wang QB*, Li LH, Han XG.2008. Seasonal variations in nitrogen mineralization under three land use types in a grassland landscape. Acta oecologia. 34(3): 322-330

69.    Bai Y, Wu J, Pan Q, Huang J, Wang Q, Li F, Buyantuyev A, Han X*.2007. Positive linear relationship between productivity and diversity: evidence from the Eurasian Steppe. Journal of Applied Ecology. 44(5): 1023-1034

70.    Chen S,Bai Y, Lin G, Huang J, Han X*.2007. Variations in 13C values among major plant community types in the Xilin River Basin, Inner Mongolia, China. Australian Journal of Botany. 55(1): 48-54

71.    Chen S, Bai Y, Lin G, Huang J,Han X*.2007. Isotopic carbon composition and related characters of dominant species along an environmental gradient in Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Arid Environments. 71(1): 12-28

72.    Gao Y, Wang S*, Han X, Chen Q, Zhou Z, Patton BD.2007. Defoliation, nitrogen, and competition: effects on plant growth and resource allocation of Cleistogenessquarrosa and Artemisia frigida. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 170(1): 115-122

73.    Holst J, Liu C, Bruggemann N*, Butterbach-Bahl K, Zheng X, Wang Y, Han S, Yao Z,Yue J, Han X.2007. Microbial N Turnover and N-Oxide (N2O/NO/NO2) Fluxes in Semi-arid Grassland of Inner Mongolia. Ecosystems. 10(4): 623-634

74.    Kang L*, Han X, Zhang Z, Sun J.2007. Grassland ecosystems in China: review of current knowledge and research advancement. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences. 362(1482): 997-1008

75.    Li G, Jiang G, Li Y, Liu M, Peng Y, Li L, X. Han*.2007. A new approach to the fight against desertification in Inner Mongolia. Environmental Conservation. 34(2): 95-97

76.    Liu C, Holst J, Bruggemann N, Butterbach-Bahl K, Yao Z, Yue J, Han S, Han X,Krummelbein J, Horn R, Zheng X*.2007. Winter-grazing reduces methane uptake by soils of a typical semi-arid steppe in Inner Mongolia, China. Atmospheric Environment. 41: 5948-5958

77.    Liu P, Sun OJ, Huang J*, Li L, Han X*.2007. Nonadditive effects of litter mixtures on decomposition and correlation with initial litter N and P concentrations in grassland plant species of northern China. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 44(1): 211-216

78.      Wang ZP*, Li LH, Han XG, Li ZQ, Chen QS. 2007. Dynamics and allocation of recently photo-assimilated carbon in an Inner Mongolia temperate steppe. Environmental and Experimental Botany 59, 1-10. 

79.      Zhang WL,Chen SP, Chen J, Wei L, HanXG,.Lin GH*.2007. Biophysical regulations of carbon fluxes of a steppe and a cultivated cropland in semiarid Inner Mongolia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 146(3-4): 216-229

80.      Zhou Z, Sun OJ*, Huang J, Li L, Liu P, Han X.2007. Soil carbon and nitrogen stores and storage potential as affected by land-use in an agro-pastoral ecotone of northern China. Biogeochemistry. 82(2): 127-138

81.      Jiang G*, Han X, Wu J.2006. Restoration and management of the Inner Mongolia Grassland requires a sustainable strategy. AMBIO. 35(5): 269-270

82.      Li H*, Han X, Wu J.2006. Variant scaling relationship for mass-density across tree-dominated communities. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 48:268-277

83.      Liu HS,Li LH*,Han XG, Huang JH, Sun JX, Wang HY.2006. Respiratory substrate availability plays a crucial role in the response of soil respiration to environmental factors. Applied Soil Ecology. 32(3): 284-292

84.      Liu P, Huang J, Han X, Sun OJ*, Zhou Z.2006. Differential responses of litter decomposition to increased soil nutrients and water between two contrasting grassland plant species of Inner Mongolia, China. Applied Soil Ecology. 34:266-275

85.      Wang ZP*, Han XG, Li LH.2006. Methane emission patches in riparian marshes of the Inner Mongolia. Atmospheric Environment. 40: 5528-5532

86.      Wang CH, Wan SQ, Xing XR, Zhang L, Han XG*.2006. Temperature and soil moisture interactively affected soil net N mineralization in temperate grassland in Northern China. Soil Biology &Biochemistry. 38: 1101-1110

87.      Yuan Z, Li L*, Han X, Wan S, Huang J.2006. Nitrogen response efficiency increased monotonically with decreasing soil resource availability: a case study from a semiarid grassland in northern China.Oecologia, 148: 564-572

88.      Zhou Z, Sun OJ, Huang J, Gao Y,Han X*.2006. Land-use affects the relationship    between species diversity and productivity at the local scale in a semi-arid steppe ecosystem. Functional Ecology. 20: 753-762

89.      Chen SP*,Bai YF, Lin GH, Liang Y, Han XG.2005. Effects of grazing on photosynthetic characteristics of major steppe species in the Xilin River Basin, Inner Mongolia, China. Photosynthetica, 43: 559-565

90.      ChenSP, Bai YF, Lin GH, Han XG*.2005. Variations in life-form composition and foliar carbon isotope discrimination among eight plant communities under different soil moisture conditions in the Xilin River Basin, Inner Mongolia, China. Ecological Research. 20:167-176

91.      Chen SP, Bai YF,Zhang LX, Han XG*.2005. Comparing physiological responses of two dominant grass species to N addition in Xillin River Basin of China. Experimental and Environmental Botany. 53: 65-75

92.      Gao YZ, Wang SP*, Han XG, Patton BD,Nyren PE.2005. Competition between Artemisia frigidaand Cleistogenessquarrosa under different clipping intensities in replacement series mixtures at different nitrogen levels. Grass and Forage Science. 60: 119-127

93.      He NP, Han XG*,Pan QM.2005. Variations in the volatile organic compound emission potential of plant functional groups in the temperate grassland vegetation of Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 47(1): 13-19

94.      Wang ZP*, Han XG.2005. Diurnal variation in methane emissions in relation to plants and environmental variables in the Inner Mongolia marshes. Atmospheric Environment. 39: 6295-6305

95.      WangZP*, Han XG, Li LH, Chen QS, Duan Y, Cheng WX.2005. MetHane emission from small wetlands and implications for semi-arid region budget. Journal of Geophysical Research.110, D13304, doi:10.1029/2004JD005548

96.      Wu JG, Bai YF, Han XG, Li LH, Chen ZZ.2005. Ecosystem stability in Inner Mongolia (reply). Nature. 435:E6-E7

97.      Yuan Z, Li L, Huang J, Han X*, Wan S.2005. Effect of nitrogen supply on the nitrogen use efficiency of an annual herb, Helianthus annuus L. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 47: 539-548

98.      Yuan Z, Li L*, Han X, Huang J, Jiang G, Wan S, Zhang W, Chen Q.2005. Soil characteristics and nitrogen resorption in Stipakryloviinative to northern China. Plant and Soil 273: 257-268

99.      Yuan Z, Li L, Han X*, Huang J, Jiang G, Wan S, Zhang W, Chen Q.2005. Nitrogen resorption from senescing leaves in 28 plant species in a semi-arid region of northern China. Journal of Arid Environments 63: 191-202

100. Yuan Z, Li L, Han X*, Wan S, Zhang W.2005. Variation in nitrogen economy of two Stipa species in the semiarid region of northern China. Journal of Arid Environments 61: 13-25

101. Yuan ZY, Li LH, Han XG*, Huang JH, Wan SQ.2005. Foliar nitrogen dynamics and nitrogen resorption of a sandy shrub Salix gordejevii in northern China. Plant and soil, 278: 183-193

102. Bai YF, Han XG*, Wu JG, Chen ZZ, Li LH.2004. Ecosystem stability and compensatory effects in the Inner Mongolia grassland. Nature. 431(9): 181-184

103. He NP, Han XG*, Sun W, Pan QM.2004. Biogenic VOCs emission inventory development of temperate grassland vegetation in Xilin River Basin, Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 16(6): 1024-1032

104. Li GC, Han XG*, Huang JH.2004. N Mineralization and nitrification in a primary Lithocarpusxylocarpusforest and degraded vegetation in the Ailao Mountain, Yunnan Province. Acta BotanicaSinica. 46(2): 194-201

105. Wang JZ, Lin GH*, Huang JH, Han XG.2004. Applications of stable isotopes to study plant-animal relationships in terrestrial ecosystems. Chinese Science Bulletin. 49(22): 2339-2347

106. Wang ZW*, Li LH, Han XG.2004. Do rhizome severing and shoot defoliation affect clonal growth of Leymuschinensis at ramet population level? Acta Oecologica. 26: 255-260

107. Wang ZP*, Duan Y, Yang JR, Li LH, Han XG.2004. Plateau marsh methane oxidation as affected by inorganic N.Pedosphere. 14(2): 195-204.

108. Wu JG*, Huang JH, Han XG, Gao XM, He FL, Jiang MX, Jiang ZG, Primack RB, Shen ZH.2004. The Three Gorges Dam: an ecological perspective. Frontiersin Ecology and Environment. 2(5): 241-248

109. Yang JC, Huang JH,Pan QM, Tang JW, Han XG*.2004. Long-term impacts of land-use change on dynamics of tropical soil carbon and nitrogen pools. Journal of Environmental Science. 16(2): 256-261

110. Yuan ZYLi LH, Han XG*.2004. Effect of plant size on the nitrogen use strategy in an annual herb, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower). Acta BotanicaSinica. 46(8): 889-895

111. Yuan ZYLi LH, Han XG*.2004. Effects of simulating grazing pattern and nitrogen supply on plant growth in a semiarid region of northern china. Acta BotanicaSinica. 46: 1032-1039

112. Zhang LX, Bai YF, Han XG*.2004. Differential Responses of N: P Stoichiometry of Leymuschinensis and CarexKorshinskyi to N Additions in a Steppe Ecosystem in Nei Mongol. Acta BotanicaSinica. 46(3): 259-270

113. Chen SP, Bai YF, Han XG*.2003. Variations in Composition and Water Use Efficiency of Plant Functional Groups Based on Their Water Ecological Groups in the Xilin River Basin. Acta BotanicaSinica. 45(10)1251-1260

114. Wu JG*, Huang JH, Han XG, Xie ZQ, Gao XM.2003. Three-Gorges Dam-Experiment in Habitat Fragmentation. Science. 300(23): 1239-1240

115. Wu JG*, Huang JH, Han XG.2003. Three-Gorges Dam: risk to ancient fish. Science. 32(14): 1149-1150

116. Zhang LX, Bai YF, Han XG*.2003. Application of N:P stoichiometry to ecology studies. Acta BotanicaSinica. 45(9): 1009-1018

117. Chen SP,Bai YF, Han XG*.2002. Variation of Water-Use Efficiency of Leymuschinensis and Cleistogenessquarrosa in Different Plant Communities in Xilin River Basin,Nei Mongol. Acta BotanicaSinica. 44(12)1484-1490

118. Huang H, Han X, Kang L, Raven P, Jackson PW, Chen Y.2002. Conserving native plants in china. Science. 297:935-936

119. Li LH, Han XG*, Wang QB, Chen QS, Zhang Y,Yang J, Yan ZD, Li X, Bai WM, Song SH.2002. Soil carbon balance in a native temperate grassland in the Xilin River Basin of Inner Mongolia. Acta BotanicaSinica. 44(6)740-742

120. Li LH, Han XG*, Wang QB, Bai WM, Bai YF, Yan ZD, Chen QS, Zhang Y, Yang J, Li X, Song SH.2002. Correlations between plant biomass and soil respiration in a Leymuschinensis Community in the Xilin River Basin of Inner Mongolia. Acta BotanicaSinica. 44(5)593-597

121. Su B, Han XG*, Qu CM, Huang JH.2002. Effects of species composition and species diversity on soil properties in warm temperate forest ecosystems of Dongling mountainous region,Beijing.Ekológia. 21(2):119-128

122. Ehrenfeld JG, Parsons WFJ, Han XG, Parmelee RW, Zhu W. 1998. Live and dead roots in forest horizons: contrasting effects on nitrogen dynamics. Ecology. 78: 348-365.

123. Han XG.1996. Effect of citric acid, glucose and organic matter on plant P uptake and soil P fractionations in a highly weathered Ultisol. Acta PhytoecologicaSinica. 20: 97-112.

124. Han XG, Wolf DC. 1996. Phosphorous availability in two soils amended with poultry litter. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 84 (4): 484-491.

125. Zhu W, Ehrenfeld JG, Parmelee PW, Parsons WFJ, Han XG.1996. The effects of live and dead roots on soil fungi in spodolic soils of the New Jersey Pinelands. Biol. Fertil. Soils. 21: 215-226.

126. Ehrenfeld JG, Han XG, Parsons WFJ, Zhu W.1996. On the nature of environmental gradients: temporal and spatial variability of soils and vegetation in New Jersey Pinelands. Journal of Ecology. 85: 785-798.

127. Han XG.1995. Effects of organic matter on plant growth and phosphotase activity in a highly weathered Ultisol. Chinese Journal of Botany. 7: 65-74.

128. Han XG.1995. Mobilization of phosphorous by naturally occurring organic acids in Oxisols and Ultisols.Pedosphere. 5: 289-303.

129. Parmelee RW, Ehrenfeld JG, Han XG, Zhu W.1995. Effects of dead pine root inputs on soil fauna and the decomposition of dead roots in a spodosol soil from the New Jersey pinelands.Acta ZoologicaFennica. 196: 27-32.

130. Potter RL, Guedes RM, Batmanian GJ, Han XG.1991. Assessment of a phosphorus fraction method for soils: Problems for further investigation. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 34: 453-463.

131. Lee D, Han XG, Jordan CF.1990. Soil phosphorus fractions, aluminum, and water retention as affected by microbial activity in an Ultisol. Plant and Soil. 121: 125-136.


Contributions to Books

2001 Jianguo WU, Xingguo Han, Jianhui Huang. Modern Ecology Series (II): Basic Research and Environmental Problems. Science and Technology Press. (In Chinese)

1999 Xingguo Han, Linghao Li, Jianhui Huang.Introduction to Biogeochemistry.Higher Education Press. (In Chinese)

1997 Zhigang Jiang, Xingguo Han, Keping Ma. Conservation Biology. Zhejiang Science & Technology Press. (In Chinese)



Other Publications

Over 100 peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals in Chinese


Teaching(Past 8 years)

2002-2009 Ecosystem Ecology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences




Public Lecture or Forum Participation

2013 Sino-Germany Joint Symposium (Erguna, Inner Mongolia)

2012 Sino-US Joint Symposium: Land Use, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development (Shenyang)

2011 Ecology Forum of Northeast Asia (Shenyang)

2010 Ecology Forum of Northeast Asia (Shenyang)

2010 XXIII International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress (Seoul, Korea)

2010 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, WSL

2009 Ecology Forum of Northeast Asia (Shenyang)



Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

2013 With Xiaotao Lu. “Convergent responses of N and P resorption to N deposition in semiarid grassland”.Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

2012 With Xiaotao Lu.“Nutrient resorption of dominant plants in temperate steppe”.Ecological Society of ChinaAnnual Meeting


Memberships or Activities in Professional Associations

1999-2003Ecological Society of China, Vice president

1998-2006, Botanical Society of China, President

1995-present, Ecological Society of China member

1988-present, Ecological Society of America member


Editorial Services

2012–present, Ecological Processes, Editor–in-Chief

2009 – present, Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, Editor-in-Chief

2002 – 2006, Acta BotanicaSinica, Editor-in-Chief

1999 – 2003, Biodiversity, Editor-in-Chief


Review/Referee Grants and Publications

2006-2009 Natural Science Foundation of China, Ecology Grant Review Panel

1996–present, Natural Science Foundation of China Ad-hoc reviewer. Review 6-10 proposals annually

Reviewer for more than 20 journals:

Nature, Science, PNAS, Ecology Letters, Ecology, Ecological Monographs, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, Oecologia, Oikos, Global Change Biology, Bioscience, Plant and Soil, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Journal of Ecology, Functional Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management



Major advisor

Haiyang Zhang (IAE, current)

Min Long (IAE, current)

Mengzhou Liu (IAE, current)

Xiaoguang Wang (IAE, current)

Cunzheng Wei (IBCAS, 2013)

Honghui Wu (IBCAS, 2012)

Ximei Zhang (IBCAS, 2010)

Deliang Kong (IBCAS, 2010)

Lishi Zhou (IBCAS, 2009)

Qiang Yu (IBCAS, 2009)

Guangming Zhang (IBCAS, 2007)

Yingzhi Gao (IBCAS, 2005)

Zhiyou Yuan (IBCAS, 2004)

Quansheng Chen (IBCAS, 2002)

XuerongXing (IBCAS, 2000)

Bo Su (IBCAS, 1999)


Postdoctoral fellows

Caifeng Yan (current)

Chan Zhou (current)

Xiangjian Zhao (2013)

Hongxiang Zhang (2011)

Huajie Liu (2007)

Xiaoli Bi (2007)

Zhengwen Wang (2004)

Zhiping Wang (2004)

YajingBao (2004)

Qingmin Pan (2002)

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