Xue, Xian

Member Profile

Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
University of Oklahoma
101 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73019-5300, USA
Lab Phone: (405) 325-8578
E-mail: xianxue@lzb.ac.cn


Research and Education History
2016.08 - Visiting Scholar, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, USA

2009.10 - 2016.8, Research Professor, CAREERI, CAS

2007.09 - 2009.09, Visiting Scholar, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, USA

2002.10 - 2009.10, Associate Research Professor, CAREERI, CAS

1997.09 - 2002.06, PhD, Physical Geography, CAREERI, China

1991.09 - 1995.07, B.Sc. Physical Geography, Shanxi Normal University, China


Research Interests
My special fields of interest are cold and arid environment, land degradation and climate change. For the past 20 years, my research has focused on aeolian desertification and its rehabilitation in Northern China. In recent years, one of my works is leading a warming and grazing experiment in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to explore the impact of global warming and human activity on the alpine ecosystem and land degradation. The other work is researching the restoration of degraded oasis ecosystem using multi-aspect integrated approach including water management, sustainable agriculture and ecological techniques.


Research Projects
1. In charge of an Open Research Project of Shapotou Desert Research Station, “Preliminary Study of Initiation and Development of Network Dunes on Southeast Tennger Desert ” (2001)

2. In charge of a Institution Innovation Project, “The Modern Desertification Process of Maduo” (2002)

3. In charge of a National Research Project, “The sandy desertification process and its control in Yellow River source Area”(2005-2008)

4. In Charge of the CAS " Western Light " Project of “Combating desertification by saline water irrigation and in Minqin”(2008-2009)
5. In charge of Sino-Italy International cooperation project "Improving the yield and quality of crop using saline water irrigation in northwest China" (2005-2013).

6. In charge of One Hundred Talents Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences "Response of alpine ecosystem to experimental warming and grazing in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau" (2010-2013)

7. In charge of National Basic Research Program of China "Forecast the channel change of the up reach of the Yellow River" (2011-2015)
8. In charge of Sino-Italy International cooperation project " Reclamation of saline lands with halophytes in Arid Oases, Northwest China " (2014-2016)

9. In charge of Lanzhou Branch of CAS-Gansu and Government cooperation project "Desertification and its rehabilitation in Heihe River Catchment" (2015-2016)


Selected Publications
1. Xue Xain*, Zhang Weimin, Wang Tao. 2000, Wind Tunnel Experiments on the Effects of Ggravel Protection and Problems of Field Surveys, Acta Geographica Sinica, 55(3): 375-383.
2. Xue Xian*, Wang Tao. An Approach for Desertification and Sustainable Development Basing on the System Theory, Journal of Desert Research, 20(4), 404-408.
3. Xue Xian*, Wang Tao, Sun Qingwei and Zhang Weimin. 2002, Field and Wind Tunnel Studies of Aerodynamic Roughness, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, V.104 (1):151-163.
4. XUE Xian*, et al., Development and Cause of Desertification in Agro-pastoral Region of North China. 2005, Journal of Desert Research, Vol. 25 (3)
5. Xue, Xian*,Sun, Qingwei,Wang, Tao,2004 Desertification in Sunite Steppe of Inner Mongolia, China,Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management, Proceedings of the 2004,p 85-101.
6. Xue Xian*, Wang Tao, Sun Qingwei, The Status, Development and Trend of Desertification in North China, 8th international conference on development of drylands: human and nature – working together for sustainable, 2007, 125-130.
7. Xue X*., Guo J., Han B S., Sun Q W., Liu L C. 2009. The effect of climate warming and permafrost thaw on desertification in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Geomorphology, 108 (3–4): 182–190.
8. Wang Tao, Xue Xian, 2010, Aims, Principles and Measures for combating Desertification in Northeast Asia. Global Environmental Research,14(1):11-16.
9. Xian Xue*, YQ Luo , XH Zhou , R Sherry and XH Jia, 2011, Climate warming increases soil erosion, carbon and nitrogen loss with biofuel feedstock harvest in tallgrass prairie, GCB Bioenergy, 3:198-207,doi: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2010.01071.x
10. Tao Wang, Xian Xue*, Lihua Zhou, Jian Guo, 2015, Combating Aeolian Desertification in Northern China, Land Degradation and Development. 26: 118–132.
11. Xian Xue*, Manhou Xu, Quangang You, and Fei Peng, Influence of Experimental Warming on Heat and Water Fluxes of Alpine Meadows in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 2014, 46(2): 441-458 doi: 10.1657/1938-4246-46.2.441
12. QuanGang You, Xian Xue*, Fei Peng, Manhou Xu, Hanchen Duan, Siyang Dong,2014, Comparison of ecosystem characteristics between degraded and intact alpine meadow in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China, Ecological Engineering 71,133–143.
13. F. Peng, Y. Quangang, X. Xue*, J. Guo, and T. Wang. Effects of rodent-induced land degradation on ecosystem carbon fluxes in alpine meadow in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, China, Solid Earth,2015, 6, 303-310.
14. Fei Peng*, Quangang You, Manhou Xu, Jian Guo, Tao Wang, Xian Xue*, Effects of Warming and Clipping on Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes across Two Hydrologically Contrasting Years in an Alpine Meadow of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, PLOS ONE, 2014, 9(10):109319.
15. Fei Peng, Quangang You, Manhou Xu, Xuhui ZHou, Tao Wang, Jian Guo, Xian Xue*, Effects of experimental warming on soil respiration and its components in an alpine meadow in the permafrost region of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, European Journal of Soil Science, doi: 10.1111/ejss.12187
16. Manhou Xu, Fei Peng, Quangang You, Jian Guo, Xiafei Tian, Min Liu, Xian Xue*, Effects of warming and clipping on plant and soil properties of an alpine meadow in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. J Arid Land, doi: 10.1007/s40333-014-0010-z
17. Manhou Xu, Fei Peng, Quangang You, Jian Guo, Xiafei Tian, Min Liu, Xian Xue*, Initial effects of experimental warming on temperature, moisture, and vegetation characteristics in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, Polish Journal of Ecology. (2014) 62:
18. Manhou Xu, Fei Peng, Quangang You, Jian Guo, Xiafei Tian, Xian Xue*, Min Liu, 2015,Year-round warming and autumnal clipping lead to downward transport of root biomass, carbon and total nitrogen in soil of an alpine meadow,Environmental and Experimental Botany 109, 54-62. 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2014.07.012.
19. Tao Wang, Xian Xue*, Lihua Zhou, Jian Guo, 2015, Combating Aeolian Desertification in Northern China, Land Degradation and Development.26:118-132.
20. Xian Xue*, Jie Liao, Youtian Hsing, Cuihua Huang, Famin Liu, 2015, Policies, Land Use, and Water Resource Management in an Arid Oasis Ecosystem. Environmental Management. 55(5):1036-1051.
21. Peng Fei, Xu Manhou, You Quangang, Zhou Xuhui, Wang Tao, Xue Xian*, Different responses of soil respiration and its components to experimental warming with contrasting soil water content. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research 05/2015; 47(2):359-368.
22. Xian Xue*, Fei Peng, Quangang You, Manhou Xu, Siyang Dong, 2015, Belowground carbon response to experimental warming regulated by soil moisture change in an alpine ecosystem of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Ecology and Evolution, 5(18): 4063–4078 doi: 10.1002/ece3.1685
23. Quangang You, Xian Xue∗, Fei Penga, Siyang Dong, Yanhong Gao. 2017, Surface water and heat exchange comparison between alpinemeadow and bare land in a permafrost region of the Tibetan Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 232: 48–65.
24. Zu, RP , Xue, X, Qiang, MR, Yang, B, Qu, JJ, Zhang, K, 2008, Characteristics of near-surface wind regimes in the Taklimakan Desert, China, GEOMORPHOLOGY, 96 (1-2): 39-47.
25. Wang, XM, Xia, DS, Wang, T, Xue, X, Li, JC, 2008, Dust sources in and semiarid China and southern Mongolia: Impacts of geomorphologic setting and surface materials, GEOMORPHOLOGY, 97 (3-4): 583-600 .
26. Liu, SL, Wang, T, Chen, GT, Guo, J, Xue, X, Ma, SX, 2008, Field investigation of surface sand and dust movement over different sandy grasslands in the Otindag Sandy Land, China, ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, 53 (6): 1225-1233.
27. A Tedeschi, M Menenti, X Xue, C H Huang. Field and laboratory studies towards better use of saline irrigation water in NW China. Irrigation in Mediterranean Agriculture: challenges and innovation for the next decades, 2008(84):285-296.
28. Guo Jian, Wang Tao, Xue Xian, et al. 2010. Monitoring aeolian desertification process in Hulunbir grassland during 1975–2006, Northern China,Environl Monit Assess.vol. 166(1-4):563-571.
29. F Zhang, T Wang, X Xue, B Han, F Peng, The response of soil CO 2 efflux to desertification on alpine meadow in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, Environmental Earth Sciences, 2010,60(2), 349-358, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-009-0421-x.
30. Zong Li, Ding Lu-Ming, Xue Xian, Wang Tao. Regeneration of green plants from seed-derived callus cultures of Poa. African Journal of biotechnology,2010,9 (21): 3091-3098.
31. Huang Cuihua, Xue Xian, Wang Tao, Peng Fei, You Quangang. Changes of water resources and their impact on ecological environment in Minqin Basin. The 10th International Dryland Development Conference, 2010, Egypt.
32. Zong Li, Xue Xian, Effect of different irrigation water salinities on some yield and quality components of two field-grown Cucurbit species. 2011, Turk J Agric For. 35, 297-307.
33. Hanchen Duan; Tao Wang; Xing Wen; Xian Xue; Jian Guo, Spatial-temporal variations of NDVI and their relationship with different land use types in Hexi region from 1999 to 2009. 2011 Int. Conf. Remote Sens., Environ. Transp. Eng., RSETE – Proc., 1590-1593
34. Liao Jie, Wang Tao, Xue Xian, Wen Xing, Evolution of the Heihe River Basin Oasis in the last 35 Years, 2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering. 4027-4030.
35. Huang Cui-hua, Xue Xian, Peng Fei, You Quan-gang. Effects of saline water irrigation on soil physical properties and yield in Minqin basin. The 2011 International Conference on Ecological Protection of Lakes-Wetlands-Watershed and Application of 3S Technology (EPLWW3S 2011), 2011, China. ISBN:978-988-19116-8-1
36. C.H. Huang, L. Zong, M. Buonannob, X. Xue, T. Wang, A. Tedeschib, 2012, Impact of saline water irrigation on yield and quality of melon (Cucumis melo cv. Huanghemi) in northwest China, European Journal of Agronomy , 43,68– 76.
37. Huang Cuihua, Liao Jie, Xue Xian, Wang Tao, Peng Fei. Water Resources Changes and Its Effects on Salinization Land in Minqin Basin. 2013 International Conference on Earth and Environmental Science (ICEES 2013) ISBN: 978-1-60595 -140-9.
38. Huang Cuihua; Xue Xian; Zong Li; You Quangang;Wang Tao; Tedeschi Anna. Effects of irrigation frequency on yield and quality of melon under open field conditions in Minqin oasis.11th international conference on development of drylands (11th ICDD),2013, China.
39. Fei Peng, Xian Xue, Quangang You, Xuhui Zhou, Tao Wang, 2014, Warming effects on carbon release in a permafrost area of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Environ Earth Sci, DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-3394-3.
40. Jinbo Xiong, Huaibo Sun, Fei Peng, Huayong Zhang, Xian Xue, Sean M. Gibbons, Jack A. Gilbert, Haiyan Chu, 2014, Characterizing changes in soil bacterial community structure in response to short-term warming, FEMS Microbiol Ecol, DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12289
41. Jinbo Xiong, Fei Peng, Huaibo Sun, Xian Xue, Haiyan Chu, 2014, Divergent Responses of Soil Fungi Functional Groups to Short-term Warming, Environmental Microbiology, DOI 10.1007/s00248-014-0385-6.
42. Heqiang Du, Xian Xue, Tao Wang, 2014, Estimation of saltation emission in the Kubuqi Desert, North China, Science of the Total Environment, 479–480, 77–92.
43. Heqiang Du, Xian Xue, Tao Wang, 2014, Estimation of the quantity of aeolian saltation sediments blown into the Yellow River from the Ulanbuh Desert, China, Journal of Arid Land, 6(2): 205–218.
44. Duan Hanchen, Wang Tao, Xue Xian, Liu Shulin, Guo Jian, 2014, Dynamics of aeolian desertification and its driving forces in the Horqin Sandy Land, Northern China, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-3841-3.
45. Du Heqiang, Xue Xian, Wang Tao. Mapping of the risk of soil erosion by water in the watershed of the Ningxia-Inner Mongolia reach of the Yellow River, China. Journal of Mountain Science, 2015, 12(1): 70-84.
46. Du Heqiang, Xue Xian, Wang Tao, Deng Xiaohong. Assessment of wind-erosion risk in the watershed of the Ningxia-Inner Mongolia Reach of the Yellow River, north China. Aeolian Research, 2015, 17, 193-204.
47. Peng Fei, You Quangang, Xue Xian, Guo Jian, Wang Tao. Evapotranspiration and its source components change under experimental warming in alpine meadow ecosystem on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Ecological Engineering, 2015, 84, 653-659

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