Zhang, Wei

Member Profile

Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
University of Oklahoma
101 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73019-5300, USA
Lab Phone: (405) 325-6519
E-mail: Zhangw@isa.ac.cn


Research areas
I am interested in understanding the effects of human disturbance and land-use change on carbon sequestration and cycling of nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems, particularly karst ecosystems in Southwest China. Currently, my particular interest is to investigate the effects of land use change on soil organic carbon and nitrogen mineralization and greenhouse gas emission, and to understand the interactions between vegetation and soil-rock environments.


Education
Ph.D. in Ecology, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China. 2009-2012

M.Sc. in Ecology, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China. 2003-2006

B.S. in Geographic science, Hebei Normal university, Shijiazhuang, China. 1999-2003


Academic appointments
2013-present, Associate Professor, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, CAS, Changsha, China.
2006-2009, Research assistant Professor, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, CAS, Changsha, China.


Fundings
2015-2019: Temporal and spatial patterns of key elements of soil and water and its main driving factors in Guizhou and Guangxi karst mountain area. Subproject of “Coupling feature of key elements of soil and water and its ecological effects in Guizhou and Guangxi karst mountain area” (2015CB452703).National Key Basic Research Program (Program of 973). Role: Project leader.

2013-2016: The mechanism of rapid loss of soil nutrients under anthropogenic disturbance in Karst peak-cluster depression region. National Natural Science Foundation of China (31270555). Role: project leader.

2013-2015: Soil organic carbon and nitrogen losses from slope lands of Karst landscape and its response to anthropogenic disturbance. The “Western Light” Program of Talent Cultivation of the CAS. Role: project leader.

2009-2011: The heterogeneity and its driving mechanism of soil nutrients in the peak-cluster depression landscape of karst region. National Natural Science Foundation of China (30800162). Role: project leader.

2008-2011: The heterogeneity of Karst landscape and its impact on the ecosystem functions in a typical small watershed in northwest Guangxi. The Knowledge Innovation Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Role: project leader.


Publications
1. Zhang W, Zhao J, Pan F J, et al. Changes in nitrogen and phosphorous limitation along a karst ecosystem succession gradient in Southwest China. Plant and Soil, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11104-015-2406-8.

2. Fujing Pan, Wei Zhang (Co-first author), Shujuan Liu, Dejun Li, Kelin Wang. Leaf N:P stoichiometry across plant functional groups in the karst region of southwestern China. TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, 2015, 10.1007/s00468-015-1170-y.

3. Shujuan Liua, Wei Zhanga (Co-first author), Kelin Wanga, Fujing Pana, Shan Yang, Shiyan Shu. Factors controlling accumulation of soil organic carbon along vegetation succession in a typical karst region in Southwest China. Science of The Total Environment, 2015, 521–522: 52-58.

4. Zhao J, Zhang W (Co-first author), Wang K L, et al. Responses of the soil nematode community to management of hybrid napiergrass: The trade-off between positive and negative effects. Applied Soil Ecology, 2014, 75:134-144.

5. Zhang W, Wang K L, Chen H S, et al. Ancillary information improves kriging on soil organic carbon data for a typical karst peak-cluster depression landscape. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2012, 92(5): 1094-1102.

6. Chen H S, Zhang W, Wang K L, et al. Soil organic carbon and total nitrogen as affected by land use types in karst and non-karst areas of northwest Guangxi, China. Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 2012, 92(5): 1086-1093.

7. Zhang W, Chen H S, Wang K L, et al. The heterogeneity and its influencing factors of soil nutrients in peak-cluster depression areas of karst region. Agricultural Sciences in China, 2007, 6(3): 101-108.

8. Chen H S, Zhang W, Wang K L, et al. Soil moisture dynamics under different land uses on karst hillslope in northwest Guangxi, China. Environmental Earth Science, 2010, 61(6):1105-1111.

9. He X Y, Wang K L, Zhang W, et al. Positive correlation between soil bacterial metabolic and pant species diversity and bacterial and fungal diversity in a vegetation succession on Karst. Plant and Soil, 2008 307: 123-134.

10. Zhang W, Chen H S, Su Y R, et al. Effect of reclamation and fertilization on calcareous soil fertility in the initial period of cultivation. Chinese Journal of Soil Science, 2013, 44(4): 925-930. (in Chinese with English abstract)

11. Zhang W, Wang K L, Liu S J, et al. Soil nutrient accumulation and its affecting factors during vegetation succession in karst peak-cluster depressions of South China. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2013, 24(7): 1801-1808. (in Chinese with English abstract)

12. Zhang W, Liu S J, Ye Y Y, et al. Spatial variability of soil nutrients and influencing factors in typical karst virgin forest. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2013, 29(1): 93-101. (in Chinese with English abstract)

13. Fu T G, Zhang W*, Chen H S, et al. Spatial variability characteristics of soil integrated fertility and its influencing factors in karst peak-cluster depression area. Chinese Journal of Soil Science, 2013, 44(1): 385-391. (in Chinese with English abstract)

14. Zhang W, Wang K L, Chen H S, et al. Use of satellite information and GIS to predict distribution of soil organic carbon in depressions amid clusters of karst peaks. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 2012, 49(3): 202-207. (in Chinese with English abstract)

15. Pan F J, Zhang W*, Wang K L, et al. Litter C:N:P ecological stoichiometry character of plant communities in typical Karst Peak-Cluster Depression. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2011, 31(1): 0335-0343. (in Chinese with English abstract)

16. Zhang W, Chen H S, Wang K L, et al. Spatial variability of soil nutrients on hillslope in typical karst peak-cluster depression areas. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2008, 24(1): 68-73. (in Chinese with English abstract)

17. Zhang W, Chen H S, Wang K L, et al. Spatial variability of soil organic carbon and available

18. phosphorus in a typical Karst depression, northwest of Guangxi. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2007, 27(12): 5168-5175. (in Chinese with English abstract)

19. Zhang W, Chen H S, Wang K L, et al. Effects of planting pattern and bare rock ratio on spatial distribution of soil nutrients in Karst depression area. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2007, 18 (07): 1459-1463. (in Chinese with English abstract)

20. Zhang W, Chen H S, Wang K L, et al. Spatial variability of surface soil water in typical depressions between hills in karst region in dry season. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 2006, 46(4): 554-562. (in Chinese with English abstract)

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