Hou, Enqing

Member Profile

Enqing Hou
Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss)
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5620
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Room 107, Science Lab Facility Building (#17)
Phone: (928) 523-5057
E-mail: enqing.hou@nau.edu
Researchgate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Enqing_Hou
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=TV2o9IwAAAAJ&hl=en

2011/01 - 2012/01 Joint Training PhD student, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Australia; (supervisor: Professor Chengrong Chen)
Research topic: Nutrient limitation in subtropical forest ecosystems

2008/08 - 2012/07 PhD, Environmental Ecology Group, South China Botanical Garden, China Academy of Sciences; (supervisor: Professor Dazhi Wen)
Thesis topic: Characteristics of nutrient limitation and phosphorous mineralization of forest ecosystems at Dinghushan

2007/09-2008/07 Theoretical study of Ecology and Soil Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences;

2003/09 - 2007/07 BSc, Biotechnology, Life Science College, Northeast Forestry University, China.

Work Experience
2018/07 – present Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss), Northern Arizona University, USA

2017/08 – 2018/6 Visiting Scholar, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss), Northern Arizona University, USA

2017/03 – 2017/8 Visiting Scholar, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, USA

2013/05 – 2018/06 Assistant Research Fellow, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

2015/08 – 2015/09 Visiting Research Fellow, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Australia;

2012/08 – 2013/03 Visiting Research Fellow, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Australia.

Peer-reviewed publications ( # co-first-author, * corresponding author)
1. Enqing Hou*, Chengrong Chen, Yiqi Luo, Guoyi Zhou, Yuanwen Kuang, Yuguang Zhang, Marijke Heenan, Xiankai Lu, Dazhi Wen*. Effects of climate on soil phosphorus cycle and availability in natural terrestrial ecosystems, 2018, Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14093.
2. Enqing Hou*, Dazhi Wen, Yuanwen Kuang, Jing Cong, Chengrong Chen, Xianjin He, Marijke Heenan, Hui Lu, Yuguang Zhang*. Soil pH predominantly controls the composition of organic phosphorus in topsoils under natural broadleaved forests along a 2500 km latitudinal gradient, 2018, Geoderma, 315, 65-74.
3. Enqing Hou*, Songbo Tang, Chengrong Chen, Yuanwen Kuang, Xiankai Lu, Marijke Heenan, Dazhi Wen*. Solubility of phosphorus in subtropical forest soils as influenced by low-molecular organic acids and key edaphic properties, 2018, Geoderma, 313, 172-180.
4. Enqing Hou, Xiang Tan, Marijke Heenan, Dazhi Wen. A global dataset of plant available and unavailable phosphorus in natural soils derived by Hedley method, 2018, Scientific Data, (Accepted).
5. Enqing Hou, Chengrong Chen, Yuanwen Kuang, Yuguang Zhang, Marijke, Heenan, Dazhi Wen*. A structural equation model analysis of phosphorus transformations in global unfertilized and uncultivated soils. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2016, 30: 1300-1309.
6. Xianjin He#, Enqing Hou#, Yang Liu, Dazhi Wen*. Altitudinal patterns and controls of plant and soil nutrient concentrations and stoichiometry in subtropical China. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6:24261.
7. Enqing Hou, Chengrong Chen*, Dazhi Wen*, Xian Liu. Phosphatase activity in relation to key litter and soil properties in mature subtropical forests in China. Science of the Total Environment, 2015, 515-516: 83-91.
8. Enqing Hou, Chengrong Chen*, Dazhi Wen*, Yuanwen Kuang, Fangfang Sun. Plant and soil δ13C and δ15N are linked to community biomass, litter production and litter turnover rate in mature subtropical forests. Plant Ecology, 2015, 216: 859-872.
9. Enqing Hou, Huimin Xiang, Jianli Li, Jiong Li, Dazhi Wen*. Soil acidification and heavy metals in urban parks in a humid subtropical environment: A case study from the Pearl River Delta. Pedosphere, 2015, 25: 82-92.
10. Enqing Hou, Chengrong Chen, Dazhi Wen, Xian Liu. Relationships of phosphorus fractions to organic carbon content in surface soils in mature subtropical forests in Dinghushan, China. Soil Research, 2014, 52(1): 55-63.
11. Enqing Hou#, Huimin Xiang#, Jianli Li, Jiong Li, Dazhi Wen*. Heavy metal contamination in soils of remnant natural and plantation forests in an urbanized region of the Pearl River Delta, China. Forests, 2014, 5(5), 885-900.
12. Enqing Hou, Chengrong Chen*, Megan E McGroddy, Dazhi Wen*. Nutrient limitation on ecosystem productivity and processes of mature and old-growth forests in subtropical China. PLOS One, 2012, 7(12): e52071.
13. Enqing Hou, Dazhi Wen*, Jianli Li, Weidong Zuo, Lingling Zhang, Yuanwen Kuang and Jiong Li. Soil acidity and exchangeable base cations in contrasting remnant native and plantation forests in the urbanized Pearl River Delta, China. Soil Research, 2012, 50(3), 207-215.
14. Enqing Hou. Soil phosphorus fractions in global natural terrestrial ecosystems. PANGAEA, 2017, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.883611. (Database)
15. Enqing Hou, Chengrong Chen, Jianli Li, Weidong Zuo, Wang Yu, Wang Xuejin and Dazhi Wen*. Soil inorganic phosphorus fractions of remnant native and plantation forests in Foshan region. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 2012, 20(6): 546-554. (in English published on a Chinese journal)
16. Enqing Hou, Jiade Tan, Jianli Li, Lingling Zhang, Yaodong Lu, Dazhi Wen *. Allocation and acuumulation of pollutants in 8 tree species grown in ceramic industry polluted area. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 2011, 19(5): 438-445. (in Chinese with English abstract)
17. Enqing Hou, Min Wu, Fangfang Sun, Yuanwen Kuang, Dazhi Wen*. Elemental concentrations in 42 garden plant species grown at the Xia Pu Wei industrial area of Guangzhou. Guangdong Forestry and Technology, 2011, 27(1): 47-53. (in Chinese with English abstract)
18. Jianli Li, Enqing Hou*, Weidong Zuo. Sulphur accumulation of 41 plants nearby the ceramic industry area. Ecological Science, 2011, 30(5): 512-517. (in Chinese with English abstract)
19. Yang Liu, Xianjin He, Enqing Hou*. Changes in microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen in forest floor litters and mineral soils along forest succession and altitude gradients in subtropical China. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 2017, 36(2): 287-294. (in Chinese with English abstract)
20. Xiankai Lu, Peter M. Vitousek, Qinggong Mao, Frank S. Gilliam, Yiqi Luo, Guoyi Zhou, Xiaoming Zou, Edith Bai, Todd M. Scanlon, Enqing Hou, Jiangming Mo. Plant acclimation to long-term high nitrogen deposition in an N-rich tropical forest. 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1720777115.
21. Kaijun Zhou, Xiankai Lu, Taiki Mori, Qinggong Mao, Cong Wang, Mianhai Zheng, Hui Mo, Enqing Hou, Jiangming Mo. Effects of long-term nitrogen deposition on phosphorus leaching dynamics in a mature tropical forest. Biogeochemistry, 2018, 10.1007/s10533-018-0442-1
22. George TS, Giles CD, Menezes-Blackburn D, Condron LM, Gama-Rodrigues AC, Jaisi D, Lang F, ..., Hou EQ, ..., Wang L, Wasaki J, Haygarth PM. Organic phosphorus in the terrestrial environment: a perspective on the state of the art and future priorities. Plant and Soil, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s11104-017-3391-x
23. Yuanwen Kuang, Yimin Xu, Lingling Zhang, Enqing Hou, Weijun Shen*. Dominant trees in a subtropical forest respond to drought mainly via adjusting tissue soluble sugar and proline content. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2017, 8, 802. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00802
24. Jianfeng Chen, Enqing Hou, Lingling Zhang, Jiaqian Chen, Jiong Li, Dazhi Wen. Characteristics of foliar nutrient concentrations of Pinus massoniana and Cunninghamia lanceolata in Fujian province. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 2016, 24(6): 595-602. (in Chinese with English abstract)
25. Chengrong Chen*, Enqing Hou, Leo M. Condron, Gary Bacon, Maryam Esfandbod, J. Olley, Benjamin L. Turner. Soil phosphorus fractionation and nutrient dynamics along the Cooloola coastal dune chronosequence, southern Queensland, Australia. Geoderma, 2015, 257-258: 4-13.
26. Yuanwen Kuang, Jiong Li, Enqing Hou. Lipid-content-normalized polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the xylem of conifers can indicate historical changes in regional airbone PAHs. Environmental Pollution, 2015, 196: 53-59.
27. Xian Liu, Chengrong Chen*, Weijin Wang, Jane M. Hughes, Tome Lewis, Enqing Hou, Jupei Shen. Vertical distribution of soil denitrifying communities in a wet sclerophyll forest under long-term repeated burning. Microbial Ecology, 2015, 70: 993-1003.
28. Xian Liu, Chengrong Chen*, Weijin Wang, Jane M. Hughes, Tom Lewis, Enqing Hou, Jupei Shen. Soil environmental factors rather than denitrification gene abundance control N2O fluxes in a wet sclerrophyll forest with different burning frequency. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2013, 57: 292-300.
29. Yuanwen Kuang*, Dazhi Wen, Jiong Li, Fangfang Sun, Enqing Hou, Guoyi Zhou, Deqiang Zhang, Long-bin Huang. Homogeneity of δ15N in needles of Masson pine (Pinus massoniana L.) was altered by air pollution. Environmental Pollution, 2010, 158: 1963-1967.
30. Fangfang Sun, Yuanwen Kuang, Dazhi Wen*, Zhihong Xu, Jianli Li, Weidong Zuo, Enqing Hou. Long-term tree growth rate, water use efficiency, and tree ring nitrogen isotope composition of Pinus massoniana L. in response to global climate change and local nitrogen deposition in Southern China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 2010, 10: 1453-1465.

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