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Self Introduction

Prof. Fang’s research has made significant contributions in the areas of ecosystem carbon cycling, biodiversity, remote sensing of vegetation, and plant stoichiometry.

In the area of carbon cycling research, he has developed methodology for estimating biomass and soil carbon stocks for forests, grasslands, and croplands in China, and quantified their changes over the past several decades (Fang et al. 2001, 2018; Piao et al. 2009). He and his colleagues have also conducted “the most up-to-date and thorough study” for carbon budget of global forests (Pan et al. 2011; Reich 2011). Recently, he led a research team to make a great contribution to the carbon budged study in China and published their works in a special feature in PNAS entitled “Carbon sequestration in China” (vol. 115, 2018, pages 4015-4056).

In the study of biodiversity, he has spent about 20 years to perform a systematic survey on plant species diversity across China’s mountains. Some of the achievements have been collectively published in a special issue of "patterns and causes of diversity in China" in Ecography (vol. 35, 2012, pages 1057-1184). He has also established the largest and most comprehensive database for China’s woody plants (Fang et al. 2011), which documents information on distribution, life form and environment for all the 11,405 woody plants across China. This work has been evaluated as “… the best collation of present knowledge” and “Definitive guide to China’s woody plants” (Eichhorn, 2011).

In the study of satellite-based vegetation and lake changes, he has carried out comprehensive analyses on vegetation dynamics, vegetation productivity, phenology, and desertification in China over the past decades (see a review by Zhao et al. 2012). Focusing on the changes of lakes across China, they found that most lakes in the Yangtze region had degraded significantly over the past half-century as a result of long-term impoldering (Fang et al. 2005, Zhao et al. 2005) and that surprisingly 34% of numbers of lakes in Inner Mongolia have been disappeared during the last 25 years due primarily to coal mining and irrigation activity (Tao et al. 2015). One of these works (Fang et al. 2005) has been used as a chapter of a US ecological handbook (Ebert-May & Hodder 2008).

Last but not the least, in the study of plant stoichiometry, he has explored large-scale patterns of plant nutrient elements, and proposed a plant nutrient balance hypothesis –"Stability of Limiting Elements Hypothesis”, which “…stimulate further empirical and theoretical studies of the patterns of multiple-element stoichiometry” (Yu & Elser, 2011).

To date, Prof. Fang has published over 420 peer-reviewed papers, including 17 papers in Science, Nature and PNAS, with a total of >27500 citations and h-index of 77. He has also made a number of invited presentations nationally and internationally, including a 45-min Plenary Lecture in the XIX International Botanical Congress (IBC2017) in Shenzhen, with more than 8000 participants.

He has served as editor, associate editor, or member of editorial board for 12 international scientific journals, and as director or member of various national and international organizations and committees. Due to his outstanding contributions in science and education, Prof. Fang has been recognized nationally and internationally through various awards. He was elected as the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005, the member of Academy of Sciences for the Developing World in 2008, and the member of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences in 2012.Prof. Fang has also been instrumental in the creations of a set key ecology laboratories and research groups across China, and in the establishment of the Department of Ecology in Peking University, one of the best Universities in China. In addition, Prof. Fang has made great efforts on consulting activities for Chinese governments and international organizations. As a member of the IPCC Review Committee, he participated in an independent evaluation on the IPCC Reports in 2010, which played an important role in the reform of the IPCC (Shapiro et al. 2010).

Education and experience

B.Sc. in Forest Science, Anhui Agriculture College (Hefei, China), July 1982

B.A. in Ecology, Shinshu University (Nagano, Japan), March 1986

Ph.D. in Biology, Osaka City University (Osaka, Japan), March 1989

Work Experience

Professor, Department of Ecology, Peking University (1997-)

Chair, Department of Ecology, Peking University (1997-2017)

Vice Dean, Faculty of Science, Peking University (2016-)

Academic Director, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2016-)

Director, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (2010-2016)

Research Scientist, Institute of Ecology and Environment, CAS (1989-1996)


Full List of Publications

(1) Books

Fang JY, Zhu JL, Yue Chao, Wang XP, Zheng Tianli. 2018. Carbon emissions from China and world. Science Press, Beijing.

Fang JY,Wang ZH, Tang ZY. 2011. Atlas of WoodyPlants in China: Distribution and Climate. Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2volumes with 1972 pages and 11219 illustrations; Jointly published with HigherEducation Press, Beijing)

Fang JY,Zhao SQ, Tang ZY. 2006. Ecological basisfor regional biodiversity conservation of wetlands in the central Yangtze.Beijing: Higher Education Press, pp. 278.

Fang JY (ed.). 2000. Global Ecology. Beijing-Heidelberg:Higher Education Press–Springer, pp. 385.

Dai JH, Ding M, Fang JY. 2001. Greenhouse Gases. Beijing: China Environmental Science Press, pp.206.

Fang JY.1997. China’s biodiversity and protection.Beijing: China Environmental Science Press.

Kong XN, Fang JY. 1996. A Journey tothe North Pole. Beijing: China Industry-Business United Press, pp. 252.

(2) Peer-reviewed papers


Cai, Q, Welk E., Ji CJ, Fang WJ, Sabatini F.M., Zhu JX, Zhu JL, Tang ZY, Attorre, F., Campos, J.A., Čarni, A., Chytrý, M., Çoban, S., Dengler, J., Dolezal, J., Field, R., Frink, J.P., Gholizadeh, H., Indreica, A., Jandt, U., Karger, D.N., Lenoir, J., Peet, R.K., Pielech, R., De Sanctis, M., Schrodt, F., Svenning, J.-C., Tang, C.Q., Tsiripidis, I., Willner, W., Yasuhiro, K. , Fang JY, Bruelheide, H. 2021. The relationship between niche breadth and range size of beech (Fagus) species worldwide. J. Biogeogr., 48: 1240-1253.

Chen GP, Cai Q, Fang WJ, Feng YH, Zhu JL, Ji CJ, Yang ZY, Fang JY*. 2021. The structural characteristics and climatic and human impacts of deciduous oak forests in China. Journal of Plant Ecology.

Feng YH, Su HJ, Tang ZY, Wang SP, Zhao X, Zhang H, Ji CJ, Zhu JL, Xie P, Fang JY*. 2021. Reduced resilience of terrestrial ecosystems locally is not reflected on a global scale. Commun Earth Environ 2, 88.

Feng YH, Wang YP, S HJ, Pan JM, Sun YF, Zhu JL, Fang, JY, Tang, ZY. 2021. Assessing the effectiveness of global protected areas based on the difference in differences model. Ecological Indicators, 130, 108078.

Ma SH, Chen GP, Tang WG, Xing AJ, Chen X, Xiao W, Zhou LH, Zhu JL, Li YD, Zhu B, Fang, JY*. 2021. Inconsistent responses of soil microbial community structure and enzyme activity to nitrogen and phosphorus additions in two tropical forests. Plant and Soil, 460, 453–468.

Ma SH, Chen GP, Du EZ, Tian D, Xing AJ, Shen HH., Ji CJ, Zheng CY, Zhu JX, Zhu JL, Huang HY,He HB, Zhu B, Fang, JY*. 2021. Effects of nitrogen addition on microbial residues and their contribution to soil organic carbon in China’s forests from tropical to boreal zone. Environmental Pollution, 268, 115941.

Su HJ, Pan, JM, Feng YH, Yu J, Liu JR, Wang L, Li Y, Chen J, Wu ZX, Ma SH, Fang JY, Xie P. 2021. Stocking alien carp leads to regime shifts in native fish populations: Evidence from long-term observation and ecological modeling of a Chinese reservoir. Ecological Indicators, 1470-1160.

Sun YF, Feng YH, Wang YP, Zhao X, Yang YH, Tang ZY, Wang SP, Su HJ, Zhu JL, Chang JF, Fang JY*.  2021. Field‐based Estimation of Net Primary Productivity and Its Above‐ and Belowground Partitioning in Global Grasslands. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

Sun, YF, Wang YP, Yan ZB, He LS, Ma SH, Feng YH, Ji CY, Shen HH, Fang JY*. 2021. Above- and belowground biomass allocation and its regulation by plant density in six common grassland species in China. Journal of Plant Research, 1-13.

Wang YP, Fei SL, Tang ZY, Sun YF, Chen GP, Wang XP, Wang SP, Fang JY*. 2021. Alien woody plant invasions in natural forests across China. Journal of Plant Ecology, 14(5), 749-756.

Xing AJ, Du EZ, Shen HH, Xu LC, de Vries W, Zhao MY, Liu XY, Fang JY*. 2021. Nonlinear responses of ecosystem carbon fluxes to nitrogen deposition in an old-growth boreal forest. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.13906.

Xiong XY, Zhu JL, Li S, Fan F, Cai Q, Ma SH, Su HJ, Ji CJ, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2021. Aboveground biomass and its biotic and abiotic modulators of a main food bamboo of the giant panda in a subalpine spruce-fir forest in southwestern China. Journal of Plant Ecology.

Zhao X, Shen HH, Geng XQ, Fang JY*. 2021. Three-decadal destabilization of vegetation activity on the Mongolian Plateau. Environmental research letters, 16, 034049, doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326


Akinyemi, D.S., Zhu, Y., Zhao, M., Zhang, P., Shen, H. & Fang, J. (2020). Response of soil extracellular enzyme activity to experimental precipitation in a shrub-encroached grassland in Inner Mongolia. Global Ecology and Conservation, 23, e01175

Cai, Q., Ji, C., Zhou, X., Bruelheide, H., Fang, W. , Zheng, T. Zhu, J., Shi, L. Li, H., Zhu, J. & Fang, J. (2020). Changes in carbon storages of Fagus forest ecosystems along an elevational gradient on Mt. Fanjingshan in Southwest China. Journal of Plant Ecology, 13, 139-149.

Chen, G., Ma, S., Tian, D., Xiao, W., Jiang, L., Xing, A., Zou, A., Zhou, L., Shen, H., Zheng, C., Ji, C., He, H., Zhu, B., Liu, L. & Fang, J.* (2020). Patterns and determinants of soil microbial residues from tropical to boreal forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 151.

Chen, J., Ji, C., Fang, J., He, H. & Zhu, B. (2020). Dynamics of microbial residues control the responses of mineral-associated soil organic carbon to N addition in two temperate forests. Science of the Total Environment, 748, 141318.

Fang, J.*, Shi Y., Zhao,X. (2020). Greener in China. Aspenia, 89-90: 203-210.

Gheyret, G., Guo, Y., Fang, J. & Tang, Z. (2020). Latitudinal and elevational patterns of phylogenetic structure in forest communities in China's mountains. Sci China Life Sci.

Jing, X., Chen, X., Fang, J., Ji, C., Shen, H., Zheng, C. & Zhu, B. (2020). Soil microbial carbon and nutrient constraints are driven more by climate and soil physicochemical properties than by nutrient addition in forest ecosystems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 141, 107657.

Kou, D., Yang, G., Li, F., Feng, X., Zhang, D., Mao, C., Zhang, Q., Peng, Y., Ji, C., Zhu, Q., Fang, Y., Liu, X., Xu, R., Li, S., Deng, J., Zheng, X., Fang, J. & Yang, Y. (2020). Progressive nitrogen limitation across the Tibetan alpine permafrost region. Nature Communications, 11, 3331.

Liu, S., Zhou, L., Li, H., Zhao, X., Yang, Y., Zhu, Y., Hu, H., Chen, L., Zhang, P., Shen, H., & Fang, J.*(2020). Shrub encroachment decreases soil inorganic carbon stocks in Mongolian grasslands. Journal of Ecology, 108, 678-686.

Ma, S., Chen, G., Du, E., Tian, D., Xing, A., Shen, H., Ji, C., Zheng, C., Zhu, J., Zhu, J., Huang, H., He, H., Zhu, B. & Fang, J.* (2020). Effects of nitrogen addition on microbial residues and their contribution to soil organic carbon in China's forests from tropical to boreal zone. Environmental Pollution, 115941.

Ma, S., Eziz, A., Tian, D., Yan, Z., Cai, Q., Jiang, M., Ji, C. & Fang, J. (2020). Size- and age-dependent increases in tree stem carbon concentration: implications for forest carbon stock estimations. Journal of Plant Ecology, 13, 233-240.

Ma, S., Chen. G.P., Tian, D., Du, E., Xiao,W., Jiang, L., Zhou, Z., Zhu, J., He, H., Zhu, B. & Fang, J. (2020). Effects of seven-year nitrogen and phosphorus additions on soil microbial community structures and residues in a tropical forest in Hainan Island, China. Geoderma, 361, 114034.

Su, H., Wang, R., Feng, Y., Li, Y., Li, Y., Chen, J., Xu, C., Wang, S., Fang, J. & Xie, P. (2020) Long‐term empirical evidence, early warning signals, and multiple drivers of regime shifts in a lake ecosystem. Journal of Ecology.

Su, Y., Hu, T., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Dai, J., Liu, H., Jin, S., Ma, Q., Wu, J., Liu, L., Fang, J. & Guo, Q. (2020). Large‐Scale Geographical Variations and Climatic Controls on Crown Architecture Traits. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125.

Tao, S., Fang, J.*, Ma, S., Cai, Q., Xiong, X., Tian, D., Zhao, X., Fang, L., Zhang, H., Zhu, J. & Zhao, S. (2020). Changes in China's lakes: Climate and human impacts. National Science Review, 132-140.

Tao, S., Zhang, H., Feng, Y., Zhu, J., Cai, Q., Xiong, X., Ma, S., Fang, L., Fang, W., Tian, D., Zhao, X. & Fang, J.*(2020). Changes in China's water resources in the early 21st century. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18, 188-193.

Yu, Z., Zhao, H., Liu, S., Zhou, G., Fang, J., Yu, G., Tang, X., Wang, W., Yan, J., Wang, G., Ma, K., Li, S., Du, S., Han, S., Ma, Y., Zhang, D., Liu, J., Liu, S., Chu, G., Zhang, Q. & Li, Y. (2020). Mapping forest type and age in China's plantations. Science of the Total Environment, 744.

Zhao, M., Luo, Y., Chen, Y., Shen, H., Zhao, X., Fang, J. & Hu, H. (2021). Varied nitrogen versus phosphorus scaling exponents among shrub organs across eastern China. Ecological Indicators, 121.

Zhou, L., Liu, S., Shen, H., Zhao, M., Xu, L., Xing, A. &Fang, J.* (2020). Soil extracellular enzyme activity and stoichiometry in China's forests. Functional Ecology, 34, 1461-1471.

Zhu, J., Wang, C., Zhou, Z., Zhou, G., Hu, X., Jiang, L., Li, Y., Liu, G., Ji, C., Zhao, S., Li, P., Zhu, J., Tang, Z., Zheng, C., Birdsey, R.A., Pan, Y. & Fang, J.* (2020). Increasing soil carbon stocks in eight permanent forest plots in China. Biogeosciences, 17, 715-726.

Sun YF, ..., Fang JY*. 2020. Global patterns and climatic drivers of above- and belowground net primary productivity in grasslands. Science China Life Science, 63: https://doi: 10.1007/s11427-020-1837-9


Altanzagas, B., Luo, Y., Altansukh, B., Dorjsuren, C., Fang, J., & Hu, H. (2019). Allometric Equations for Estimating the Above-Ground Biomass of Five Forest Tree Species in Khangai, Mongolia. Forests, 10(8).

Hu, Z., Zhao, Z., Zhang, Y., Jing, H., Gao, S., & Fang, J. (2019). Does 'Forage-Livestock Balance' policy impact ecological efficiency of grasslands in China? Journal of Cleaner Production, 207, 343-349.

Hua, Z., Guo, K., Kong, X., Lin, S., Wu, Z., Wang, L., et al. (2019). PPCP degradation and DBP formation in the solar/free chlorine system: Effects of pH and dissolved oxygen. Water Research, 150, 77-85.

Hua, Z., Kong, X., Hou, S., Zou, S., Xu, X., Huang, H., et al. (2019). DBP alteration from NOM and model compounds after UV/persulfate treatment with post chlorination. Water Research, 158, 237-245.

Li, H., Shen, H., Zhou, L., Zhu, Y., Chen, L., Hu, H., et al. (2019). Shrub encroachment increases soil carbon and nitrogen stocks in temperate grasslands in China. Land Degradation & Development, 30(7), 756-767.

Li, P., Shen, C., Jiang, L., Feng, Z., & Fang, J. (2019). Difference in soil bacterial community composition depends on forest type rather than nitrogen and phosphorus additions in tropical montane rainforests. Biology and  

     Fertility of Soils, 55(3), 313-323.

Liu, S., Shen, H., Chen, S., Zhao, X., Biswas, A., Jia, X., et al. (2019). Estimating forest soil organic carbon content using vis-NIR spectroscopy: Implications for large-scale soil carbon spectroscopic assessment. Geoderma,

348, 37-44.

Liu, Shangshi, , H. S., , S. C., , X. Z., , A. B., , X. J., et al. (2019). Estimating forest soil organic carbon content using vis-NIR spectroscopy: Implications for large-scale soil carbon spectroscopic assessment. Geoderma, 348, 37-


Liu, S., Shen, H., Zhao, X., Zhou, L., Li, H., Xu, L., et al. (2019). Estimation of plot-level soil carbon stocks in China's forests using intensive soil sampling. Geoderma, 348, 107-114.

Liu, S., Zhou, L., Li, H., Zhao, X., Yang, Y., Zhu, Y., et al. (2019). Shrub encroachment decreases soil inorganic carbon stocks in Mongolian grasslands. Journal of Ecology.

Luo, Y., Hu, H., Zhao, M., Li, H., Liu, S., & Fang, J. (2019). Latitudinal pattern and the driving factors of leaf functional traits in 185 shrub species across eastern China. Journal of Plant Ecology, 12(1), 67-77.

Su, H., Chen, J., Wu, Y., Chen, J., Guo, X., Yan, Z., et al. (2019). Morphological traits of submerged macrophytes reveal specific positive feedbacks to water clarity in freshwater ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment,

684, 578-586.

Su, H., Wu, Y., Xia, W., Yang, L., Chen, J., Han, W., et al. (2019). Stoichiometric mechanisms of regime shifts in freshwater ecosystem. Water Research, 149, 302-310.

Sun, J., Chen, Y., Xiang, Y., Ling, L., Fang, J., & Shang, C. (2019). Oxidative debromination of 2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1,3-propanediol by UV/persulfate process and corresponding formation of brominated by-products.

Chemosphere, 228, 735-743.

Sun, J., Kong, D., Aghdam, E., Fang, J., Wu, Q., Liu, J., et al. (2019). The influence of the UV/chlorine advanced oxidation of natural organic matter for micropollutant degradation on the formation of DBPs and toxicity during

post-chlorination. Chemical Engineering Journal, 373, 870-879.

Tian, D., Kattge, J., Chen, Y., Han, W., Luo, Y., He, J., et al. (2019). A global database of paired leaf nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations of terrestrial plants. Ecology, 100(9).

Tian, D., Yan, Z., Ma, S., Ding, Y., Luo, Y., Chen, Y., et al. (2019). Family-level leaf nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry of global terrestrial plants. Science China-Life Sciences, 62(8), 1047-1057.

Wang, L., Fang, J., Zhang, X., Xu, X., Kong, X., Wu, Z., et al. (2019). Feasibility of the solar/chlorine treatment for lipid regulator degradation in simulated and real waters: The oxidation chemistry and affecting factors.

Chemosphere, 226, 123-131.

Wu, Z., Chen, C., Zhu, B.-Z., Huang, C.-H., An, T., Meng, F., et al. (2019). Reactive Nitrogen Species Are Also Involved in the Transformation of Micropollutants by the UV/Monochloramine Process. Environmental Science &

     Technology, 53(19), 11142-11152.

Xiao, J., Eziz, A., Zhang, H., Wang, Z., Tang, Z., & Fang, J. (2019). Responses of four dominant dryland plant species to climate change in the Junggar Basin, northwest China. Ecology and Evolution.

Xing, A., Xu, L., Shen, H., Du, E., Liu, X., & Fang, J. (2019). Long term effect of nitrogen addition on understory community in a Chinese boreal forest. Science of the Total Environment, 646, 989-995.

Xu, Y., Li, C., Sun, Z., Jiang, L., & Fang, J. (2019). Tree height explains stand volume of closed-canopy stands: Evidence from forest inventory data of China. Forest Ecology and Management, 438, 51-56.

Yan, Z., Eziz, A., Tian, D., Li, X., Hou, X., Peng, H., et al. (2019). Biomass Allocation in Response to Nitrogen and Phosphorus Availability: Insight From Experimental Manipulations of Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant

    Science, 10.

Yan, Z., Hou, X., Han, W., Ma, S., Shen, H., Guo, Y., et al. (2019). Effects of nitrogen and phosphorus supply on stoichiometry of six elements in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana. Annals of Botany, 123(3), 441-450.

Zhang, H., Eziz, A., Xiao, J., Tao, S., Wang, S., Tang, Z., et al. (2019). High-Resolution Vegetation Mapping Using eXtreme Gradient Boosting Based on Extensive Features. Remote Sensing, 11(12).

Zhao, X., Yang, Y., Shen, H., Geng, X., & Fang, J. (2019). Global soil-climate-biome diagram: linking surface soil properties to climate and biota. Biogeosciences, 16(14), 2857-2871.

Zhou, G., Xu, S., Ciais, P., Manzoni, S., Fang, J., Yu, G., et al. (2019). Climate and litter C/N ratio constrain soil organic carbon accumulation. National Science Review, 6(4), 746-757.

Zhou, L., Shen, H., Chen, L., Li, H., Zhang, P., Zhao, X., et al. (2019). Ecological consequences of shrub encroachment in the grasslands of northern China. Landscape Ecology, 34(1), 119-130.

Zhou, L., Shen, H., Chen, L., Li, H., Zhang, P., Zhao, X., et al. (2019). Species richness and composition of shrub-encroached grasslands in relation to environmental factors in northern China. Journal of Plant Ecology, 12(1),


Zhou, L., Shen, H., Xu, Y., Li, H., Chen, L., Wang, Y., et al. (2019). Soil organic carbon components in inner Mongolian shrub-encroached grasslands. Plant and Soil, 442(1-2), 199-213.


FangJY, Yu GR, Liu LL, Hu SJ,Chapin FS. 2018. Climate change, human impacts, and carbon sequestration inChina. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115,4015-4020.

Tang XL, Zhao X, Bai YF, Tang ZY, Wang WT,Zhao YC, Wan HW, Xie ZQ, Shi XZ, Wu BF, Wang GX, Yan JH, Ma KP, Du S, Li SG,Han SJ, Ma YX, Hu HF, He NP, Yang YH, Han WX, He HL, Yu GR, Fang JY, Zhou GY. 2018. Carbon pools inChina’s terrestrial ecosystems: New estimates based on an intensive fieldsurvey. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115.页码??

Lu F, Hu HF, Sun WJ, Zhu JJ, Liu GB, ZhouWM, Zhang QF, Shi PL, Liu XP, Wu X, Zhang L, Wei XH, Dai LM, Zhang KR, Sun YR,Xue S, Zhang WJ, Xiong DP, Deng L, Liu BJ, Zhou L, Zhang C, Zheng X, Cao JS,Huang Y, He NP, Zhou GY, Bai YF, Xie ZQ, Tang ZY, Wu BF, Fang JY, Liu GH, Yu GR. 2018. Effects of national ecologicalrestoration projects on carbon sequestration in China from 2001 to 2010. Proceedingsof the National Academy of Sciences, 115.页码??

Tang ZY, Xu WT, Zhou GY, Bai YF, Li JX,Tang XL, Chen DM, Liu Q, Ma WH, Xiong GM, He HL, He NP, Guo YP, Guo Q, Zhu JL,Han WX, Hu HF, Fang JY, Xie ZQ.2018. Patterns of plant carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus concentration inrelation to productivity in China’s terrestrial ecosystems. Proceedingsof the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 4033-4038.

Huang YY,Chen YX, Castro-Izaguirre N, Baruffol M, Brezzi M, Lang A, Li Y, Härdtle W, vonOheimb G, Yang XF, Liu XJ, Pei KQ, Both S, Yang B, Eichenberg D, Assmann T,Bauhus J, Behrens T, Buscot F, Chen XY, Chesters D, Ding BY, Durka W, ErfmeierA, Fang JY, Fischer M, Guo LD, GuoDL, LM Gutknecht J, He JS, He CL, Hector A, Hönig L, Hu RY, Klein AM, Kühn P,Liang Y, Li S, Michalski S, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmidt K, Scholten T, SchuldtA, Shi XZ, Tan MZ, Tang ZY, Trogisch S, Wang ZW, Welk E, Wirth C, Wubet T,Xiang WH, Yu MJ, Yu XD, Zhang JY, Zhang SR, Zhang NL, Zhou HZ, Zhu CD, Zhu L,Bruelheide H, Ma KP, Niklaus P.A., Schmid B. 2018. Impacts ofspecies richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forestexperiment. Science 362 (6410), 80-83

Liu SS, Yang YH, Shen HH, Hu HF, Zhao X, LiH, Liu TY, Fang JY. 2018. Nosignificant changes in topsoil carbon in the grasslands of northern Chinabetween the 1980s and 2000s. Science of the Total Environment,624, 1478-1487.

Tang WG, Chen DX, Phillips OL, Liu X, ZhouZ, Li YD, Xi D, Zhu FF, Fang JY,Zhang LM, Lin MX, Wu JH, Fang YT. 2018. Effects of long-term increased Ndeposition on tropical montane forest soil N2 and N2O emissions. SoilBiology and Biochemistry, 126, 194-203.

Tian D, Du EZ, Jiang L, Ma SH, Zeng WJ, ZouAL, Feng CY, Xu LC, Xing AJ, Wang W, Zheng CY, Ji CJ, Shen HH, Fang JY. 2018. Responses of forestecosystems to increasing N deposition in China: A critical review. EnvironmentalPollution, 243, 75-86

Jiang L, Tian D, Ma SH, Zhou XL, Xu LC, ZhuJX, Jing X, Zheng CY, Shen HH, Zhou Z, Li YD, Zhu B, Fang JY. 2018. The response of tree growth to nitrogen andphosphorus additions in a tropical montane rainforest. Science of the Total Environment,618, 1064-1070.

Kou D, Ma WH, Ding JZ, Zhang BB, Fang K, HuHF, Yu JC, Wang T, Qin SQ, Zhao X, FangJY, Yang YH. 2018. Dryland soils in northern China sequester carbon duringthe early 2000s warming hiatus period. Functional Ecology, 32, 1620-1630.

Yan ZB, Li XP, Tian D, Han WX, Hou XH, ShenHH Guo YL, Fang JY.2018. Nutrientaddition affects scaling relationship of leaf nitrogen to phosphorus in Arabidopsis thaliana. FunctionalEcology, doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13219

Xiang XJ, Gibbons SM, Li H, Shen HH, Fang JY, Chu HY. 2018. Shrubencroachment is associated with changes in soil bacterial community compositionin a temperate grassland ecosystem. Plant and Soil, 425, 539-551.

Zhao SQ, Liu SG, Xu CX, Yuan WP, Sun Y, YanWD, Zhao MF, Henebry GM, Fang JY.2018. Contemporary Evolution and Scaling of 32 Major Cities in China. EcologicalApplications, 28, 1655-1668.

Ma SH, He F, Tian D, Zou DT, Yan ZB, YangYL, Zhou TC, Huang KY, Shen HH, Fang JY.2018. Variations and determinants of carbon content in plants: a globalsynthesis. Biogeosciences, 15, 693-702.

Zhou LH, Li H, Shen HH, Xu YP, Wang YH,Xing AJ, Zhu YK, Zhou SZ, Fang JY.2018. Effects of shrub encroachment on vertical changes in soil organic carbonin Mongolian grasslands: using a multi-biomarker approach. Plant and Soil, 431,217-230.

Fang JY, Zhu JL, Shi Y. 2018. Theresponses of ecosystems to global warming. Chinese Science Bulletin, 63:136-140.

Fang JY, Jing HC, Zhang WH, Gao SQ, Duan ZY, WangHS, Zhong J, Pan QM, Zhao K, Bai WM, Li LH, Bai YF, Jiang GM, Huang JH, HuangZY. 2018. The concept of “Grass-based Livestock Husbandry” and its practice inHulun Buir, Inner Mongolia. Chinese Science Bulletin, 63:1619–1631

FangJY, Geng XQ, Zhao X, ShenHH, Hu HF. 2018. How many areas of grasslands are there in China? ChineseScience Bulletin, 63: 1731–1739

Tian D, Yan ZB, Fang JY. 2018. Plant stoichiometry: a research frontier in ecology. ChineseJournal of Nature, 40: 235-241

Zhou XL, Cai Q, Xiong XY, Fang WJ, Zhu JX, ZhuJL, Fang JY, Ji CJ. 2018. Ecosystemcarbon stock and its distribution in successional Fagus lucida forests on Mt.Yueliangshan, Guizhou province. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology.


Li H, Zhang JH, Hu HF, Chen LY, Zhu YK,Shen HH, Fang JY. 2017. Shift in soil microbial communities with shrubencroachment in Inner Mongolia grasslands, China. European Journal ofSoil Biology, 79, 40-47.

Tian D, Jiang L, Ma SH, Fang WJ,Schmid B, Xu LC, Zhu JX, Li P, Losapio G, Jing X, Zheng CY, Shen HH, Xu XN, ZhuB, Fang JY. 2017. Effectsof nitrogen deposition on soil microbial communities in temperate andsubtropical forests in China. Science of The Total Environment,607, 1367-1375.

Tian D, Li P, Fang WJ, Xu J, LuoY, Yan ZB, Zhu B, Wang J, Xu X, Fang JY. 2017. Growth responses of trees and understory plants tonitrogen fertilization in a subtropical forest in China. Biogeosciences,14, 3461.

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Luo YK, Fang JY, Hu HF. 2017.Biomass estimation models and allocation patterns of 14 shrub species inMountain Luya,Shanxi,China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology,41: 115-125.

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Hu XK, Liu LL, Zhu B, Du EZ, Hu XY, Li P,Zhou Z, Ji CJ, Zhu JL, Shen HH, Fang JY. 2016. Asynchronous responses ofsoil carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide emissions and net nitrogen mineralization toenhanced fine root input. Soil Biology & Biochemistry,92:67-78

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Hu HF, Yang YH, Fang JY. 2016.Toward accurate accounting of ecosystem carbon stock in China’s forests. Sci.Bull. DOI 10.1007/s11434-016-1213-9.

Fang JY, Bai YF, Li LH, JiangGM, Huang JH, Huang ZY, Zhang WH, Gao SQ. 2016. Scientific basis and practical ways for sustainabledevelopment of China’s pasture regions. Chinese Science Bulletin,61: 155–164

Fang JY. 2016. An animal-husbandry development modelis calling for China’s pasturing areas (in Chinese). Chinese ScienceBulletin, 61:137–138

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Zhou DJ, Zhao X, Hu HF, Shen HH, Fang JY.2015. Long-term vegetation changes in the four mega-sandy lands in InnerMongolia, China. Landscape Ecology, 30: 1613-1626.

Chen LY, Li H, Zhang PJ, Zhao X, Zhou LH,Liu TY, Hu HF, Bai YF, Shen HH, Fang JY. 2015. Climate and nativegrassland vegetation as drivers of the community structures of shrub-encroachedgrasslands in Inner Mongolia, China. LandscapeEcology, 30: 1627-1641.

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Wu X, Wang XP, Tang ZY, Shen ZH, Zheng CY,Xia XL, Fang JY. 2015. The relationship between species richness andbiomass changes from boreal to subtropical forests in China. Ecography 38:602-613.

Fang JY, Huang Y, Zhu JL, Sun WJ, Hu HF. 2015. Carbon Budgetof Forest Ecosystems and Its Driving Forces. China Basic Science,17:20-25.


Fang JY, Kato T, Guo ZD, Yang YH, Hu HF, Shen HH, Zhao X,Kishimoto AW, Tang YH, Houghtonf RA. 2014. Evidence for environmentallyenhanced forest growth. PNAS, 111: 9527-9532

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Chi XL, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2014.Patterns of phylogenetic beta diversity in China’s grasslands in relation togeographic and environmental distances. Basic and Applied Ecology,15: 416-425.

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Du EZ, Fang JY, 2014. Linkingbelowground and aboveground phenology in two boreal forests in Northeast China. Oecologia, 176: 883-892.

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Shi Y, Wang Y, Ma Y, Ma W, Liang CZ, FlynnDFB, Schmid B, Fang JY, He JS. 2014. Field-based observations of regional-scale,temporal variation in net primary production in Tibetan alpine grasslands. Biogeosciences,11: 2003–2016.

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Xu B, Yang YH, Li P, Shen HH, Fang JY.2014. Global patterns of ecosystem carbon flux in forests: A biometricdata-based synthesis. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28: 962–973.

Yang YH, Fang JY, Ji CJ, A. Datta,Li P, Ma WH, Mohammat A, Shen HH, Hu HF, Knapp BO, Smith P. 2014.Stoichiometric shifts in surface soils over broad geographical scales:evidencefrom China’s grasslands. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 947-955.

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Du EZ,Zhou Z, Li P,Jiang L, Hu XY, Fang JY.2013. Winter Soil Respiration during Soil Freezing Process in a Boreal Forestin Northeast China. Journal of Plantecology, doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtt012

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Li LP;Wang ZH; Zerbe S, Abdusalih N, Tang ZY, Ma M, Yin LK, Mohammat A, Han WX, FangJY. 2013. Species richness patterns and water-energy dynamics in thedrylands of Northwest China. PloS ONE,8: e66450, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066450

Xu XT,Wang ZH, Rahbek C, Lessard JP, Fang JY. 2013. Evolutionary historyinfluences the effects of water-energy dynamics on oak diversity in Asia. Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/jbi.12149

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Shi Y,Ma YL, Ma WH, Liang CZ, Zhao XQ, Fang JY, He, J-S. 2013. Large scalepatterns of forage yield and quality across Chinese grasslands. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58: 1187-1199.

WangSP, Chen AP, Fang JY, Pacala SW. 2013. Speciation rates decline throughtime in individual-based models of speciation and extinction. The American Naturalist, 182:E83-E93.

Chen YH, Han WX, Tang LY, TangZY, Fang JY. 2013. Leaf nitrogen andphosphorus concentrations of woody plants differ in responses to climate, soiland plant growth form. Ecography, 36: 178–184.

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Zhu JL, Zheng TL, FangJY. Carbon Emissions and Socio-economic Development. Science andSociety, 2013, 2: 1-13.

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Fei SL, Liang L, Paillet FL, Steiner KC, Fang JY, Shen ZH, Wang ZH, Hebard FV.2012. Modelling chestnut biogeography for American chestnut restoration. Diversityand Distributions, 18: 754-768

Geng Y, Wang ZH, Liang CZ, Fang JY, Baumann F, Kuhn P, Scholten T,He J-S. 2012. Effect of geographical range size on plant functional traits andthe relationships between plant, soil and climate in Chinese grasslands. GlobalEcology and Biogeography, 21: 416-427

Yang YH, Fang JY, Ji CJ, Ma WH, Mohammat A, Wang SF, Wang SP, Datta A,Robinson D, Smith P. 2012. Widespread decreases in topsoil inorganic carbonstocks across China`s grasslands during 1980s-2000s. Global Change Biology,18, 3672–3680

Fang JY, Shen ZH,Tang ZY, Wang XP, Wang ZH, Feng JM, Liu YN, Qiao XJ, Wu XP, Zheng CY. 2012.Forest community survey and the structural characteristics of forests in China. Ecography, 35:1059–1071

Fang JY, Wang XP,Liu YN, Tang ZY, White S P., Sanders NJ. 2012. Multi-scale patterns of foreststructure and species composition in relation to climate in northeast China. Ecography 35: 1072–1082

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Qiao XJ, Tang ZY, Wang SP, Liu YN, Fang JY. 2012b. Effects of communitystructure on the species–area relationship in China’s forests. Ecography,35: 1117–1123.

Tang ZY, Fang JY, Chi XL, Feng JM, Liu YN, Shen ZH, Wang XP, Wang ZH, Wu XP,Zheng CY, Gaston KJ. 2012a. Patterns of plant beta-diversity along elevationaland latitudinal gradients in mountain forests of China. Ecography, 35: 1083–1091.

Tang ZY, Fang JY, Chi XL, Yang YH, Ma WH, Mohhamot A, Guo ZD, Liu YN, GastonKJ. 2012b. Geography, environment, and spatial turnover of species in China’sgrasslands. Ecography, 35: 1103–1109.

Wang XP, Fang JY. 2012a. Constraining null models with environmentalgradients: a new method for evaluating the effects of environmental factors andgeometric constraints on geographic diversity patterns. Ecography, 35: 1147–1159.

Wang ZH, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Shi L. 2012a. Geographical patterns in the betadiversity of China`s woody plants: the influence of space, environment andrange size. Ecography, 35: 1092–1102.

Wang ZH, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Lin X. 2012b. Relative role of contemporary environment versushistory in shaping diversity patterns of China`s woody plants. Ecography,35: 1124–1133.

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Piao SL, Tan K, Nan HJ, Ciais P, Fang JY, Wang T, Vuichard N, Zhu B. 2012,Impacts of climate and CO2changes on the vegetation growth and carbon balance of Qinghai-Tibetangrasslands over the past five decades. Global and Planetary Change. 98-99,73-80

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Li LP, Wang XP, Zerbe S, Zhang LY, Fang JY. 2011. Altitudinal patterns ofstand structure and herb layer diversity of Picea schrenkiana forests in thecentral Tianshan Mountains, Northwest China. Journal of Arid Land, 3:254-260

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Xu WX, Gu S, Zhao XQ, Xiao JS, Tang YH, Fang JY, Zhang J, Jiang S. 2011. Highpositive correlation between soil temperature and NDVI from 1982 to 2006 inalpine meadow of the Three-River Source Region on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation,3: 528-535

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Han WX, Fang JY, Reich PB, Woodward FI, Wang ZH. 2011. Biogeography andvariability of eleven mineral elements in plant leaves across gradients ofclimate, soil and plant functional type in China. Ecology Letters, 14:788-796

Pan Y, Birdsey B, Fang JY, Houghton R, Kauppi PE, Kurz WA, Phillips OL, Shvidenko A,Lewis SL, Canadell JG, Ciais P, Jackson RB, Pacala SW, McGurie AD, Piao SL,Rautiaine A, Sitch S, Hayes D. 2011. A large and persistent carbon sink in theworld’s forests. Science, 333: 988-993

Wang ZH, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Lin X. 2011. Patterns, determinants and models ofwoody plant diversity in China. Proceeding of the Royal Society B,278: 2122–2132

Zhao X, Tan K, Fang JY. 2011. ND VI-based Interannual and Seasona lVariationsofVegetation Activity in Xinjiang during the Period of 1982- 2006.AridZone Research, 28(1): 10-16

Li lP, Liu YN, Tang ZY, Guo ZD, Fang JY. 2011. Comnunity Structure andIts Affecting Factors of Mountain Coniferous Forests in Xinjiang, China. AridZone Research, 28(1): 31-39

Qiao XJ, Tang ZY, Anwar Mohammat, Fang JY. 2011. Study on Species-areaRelationships in the Southern and Northern Slopes of the Tianshan Mountains, AridZone Research, 28(1): 54-59

Li LP , Hai Y, Anwar Mohammat ,Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2011. Community Structure andConservation of Wild Fruit Forests in the Hi Valley, Xinjiang. AridZone Research, 28(1): 60-66


Piao SL, Ciais P,Huang Y, Shen ZH, Peng SH, Li JS, Zhou LP, Liu HY, Ma YC, Ding YH,Friedlingstein P, Liu CZ, Tan K, Yu YQ, Zhang TY, Fang JY. 2010. Theimpacts of climate change on water resources and agriculture in China. Nature, 467: 43-51

Yang YH, FangJY, Fay PA, Bell JE, Ji CJ. 2010. Rain use efficiencyacross a precipitation gradient on the Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 37: L15702.

Ma WH, He JS,Yang YH, Wang XP, Liang CZ, Anwar M, Zeng H, FangJY, Schmid B. 2010. Environmental factors covary with plantdiversity-productivity relationships among Chinese grassland sites. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 19:233-243

Yang YH, FangJY, Ma WH, Guo DL, Mohammat A. 2010. Large-scale pattern of biomass partitioning acrossChina`s grasslands. GlobalEcology and Biogeography, 19: 268-277

Wang W, Peng SS, FangJY. 2010. Root respiration and its relation to nutrientcontents in soil and root and EVI among 8 ecosystems, northern China. Plant and Soil, 333: 391-401

Piao SL,Luyssaert S, Ciais P, Janssens IA, Chen AP, Cao C, FangJY, Friedlingstein P, Luo YQ, Wang SP. 2010. Forest annual carbon cost: aglobal-scale analysis of autotrophic respiration. Ecology, 91: 652-661.

Tan K, Ciais P,Piao SL, Wu XP, Tang YH, Vuichard N, Liang S, FangJY. 2010. Application of the ORCHIDEE global vegetation modelto evaluate biomass and soil carbon stocks of Qinghai-Tibetan grasslands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24:GB1013

Yang YH, FangJY, Guo DL et al. 2010. Vertical patterns of soil carbon, nitrogen and carbon:nitrogenstoichiometry in Tibetan grasslands. BiogeosciencesDiscuss, 7: 1-24

Yang YH, FangJY, Ma WH et al. 2010. Soil inorganic carbon stock in the Tibetan alpinegrasslands. Global BiogeochemicalCycles, 24, GB4022, doi:10.1029/2010GB003804

Yang YH, FangJY, Ma WH et al. 2010. Soil carbon stock and its changes in northernChina`s grasslands from 1980s to 2000s. GlobalChange Biology, 16: 3036-3047

Peng SS, Piao SH,Ciais P, Fang JY, Wang XH, 2010. Change in winter snow depth and itsimpacts on vegetation in China. GlobalChange Biology, 16: 3004–3013

Guo ZD, FangJY, Pan YD, Birdsey R. 2010. Inventory-based estimates of forest biomass carbonstocks in China: A comparison of three methods. Forest Ecology and Management, 259:1225-1231

Wang W, Peng SS,Wang T, FangJY. 2010. Winter soil CO2 efflux and its contribution to annualsoil respiration in different ecosystems of a forest-steppe ecotone, northChina. Soil Biology &Biochemistry, 42: 451-458

Wang SP, Wang ZH,Piao SL, FangJY. 2010. Regionaldifferences in the timing of recent air warming during the past four decades inChina. Chinese Science Bulletin,55: 1968-1973.`

Ma WH, Liu ZL,Wang ZH, Wang W, Liang CZ, Tang YH, He JS and Fang JY, 2010, Climatechange alters interannual variation of grassland aboveground productivity:evidence from a 22-year measurement series in the Inner Mongolian grassland, Journal of Plant Research, 123:509-517

Zhu B, Wang XP, FangJY, et al., 2010, Altitudinal changes in carbon storage of temperateforests on Mt Changbai, Northeast China, Journalof Plant Research, 123: 439-452

He JS, Wang XP ,Schmid B., Flynn B, Li XF, Reich PB and Fang JY, 2010, Taxonomicidentity, phylogeny, climate and soil fertility as drivers of leaf traitsacross Chinese grassland biomes, Journalof Plant Research, 123: 551-561

Muraoka H, SonYW, Fang JY, 2010, The ecological process of carbon cycling interrestrial ecosystems n East Asia, Journalof Plant Research, 123: 391-392

Fang JY, Tang Y H, Son Y. Why areEast Asian ecosystems important for carbon cycle research. Sci China Life Sci, 2010, 53:753–756

Xu B, Guo Z D,Piao S L, FangJY. Biomass carbon stocks in China’s forests between 2000and 2050: a prediction based on forest biomass-age relationships. Sci China Life Sci, 2010,53: 776—783

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Fang JY,Yang Y H, Ma W H, et al. Ecosystem carbon stocks and their changes in China’sgrasslands. Sci China Life Sci,2010, 53: 757—765

Zhu JL, Yue C, Wang SP, Fang JY. Carbon Emissions in China andMajor Countries from 1850 to 2008 (Carbon Emissions and Social Development,I). Acta Scientiarum Naturalium UniversitatisPekinensis, 2010, 46:497-504

Wang SP, Zhu JL, Yue C, Fang JY. Carbon Emissions andSocio-economic Development (Carbon Emissions and Social Development,II). Acta Scientiarum NaturaliumUniversitatis Pekinensis, 2010, 46: 505-509

Yue C, Hu XY, He CF, Zhu JL, Wang SP, Fang JY. Provincial Carbon Emissions and Carbon Intensity in China from1995 to 2007 (Carbon Emissions and Social Development, III). Acta Scientiarum Naturalium UniversitatisPekinensis, 2010, 46: 510-516

Yue C, Wang SP, Zhu JL, Fang JY. 2050 Carbon EmissionsProjection for China (Carbon Emissions and Social Development,IV). Acta Scientiarum NaturaliumUniversitatis Pekinensis, 2010, 46: 517-524

Piao SL, Fang JY, Huang Y. 2010, The CarbonBalance of Terrestrial Ecosystems in China. China Basic Science,12:20-23


Piao SL, Fang JY, CiaisP, Peylin P, Huang Y., Sitch S, Wang T. 2009. The carbon balance of terrestrialecosystems in China. Nature, 458: 1009-1013.

Wang ZH, Brown J, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2009. Temperature Dependence, Spatial Scale, and Tree Species Diversity inEastern Asia and North America. Proceedings of the National Academy ofSciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 106: 13388–13392.

He JS, Wang XP, Flynn DFB, Wang L, Schmid B, Fang JY.2009. Taxonomic, phylogeneticand environmental tradeoffs between leaf productivity and persistence. Ecology 90: 2779-2791

Yang YH, Fang JY, Ma WH, et al. 2009. Changes in topsoil carbonstock in the Tibetan grasslands between the 1980s and 2004. Global Change Biology, 15: 2723-2729

Yang YH, Fang JY, Ji CJ, Han WX.2009. Above- and belowground biomass allocation in Tibetan grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science 20:177–184.

Wang XP, Fang JY, Sanders JN, White PS, Tang ZY, 2008, Relative importanceof climate vs local factors in shaping the regional patterns of forest plantrichness across northeast China. Ecography,32: 133-142.

Peng CH, Zhou XL, Zhao SQ, Wang XP, Zhu B,Piao LP, Fang JY. 2009. Quantifying the response of forest carbon balance to futureclimate change in Northeastern China: Model validation and prediction. Global and Planetary Change 66:179–194.

Fang JY, Wang XP, Tang ZY, Shen ZH, Zheng CY. 2009. Exploringpatterns of plant diversity in China`s mountains. In: Eva M Spehn &Christian Korner (eds), Data mining for global trends in mountainbiodiversity. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton.

FangJY. 2009. Community ecology comes to a new era. Biodiversity Science 17:531-532.

FangJY, Xiangping Wang, Zehao Shen, Zhiyao Tang, Jinsheng He, Dan Yu, YuanJiang, Zhiheng Wang, Chengyang Zheng, Jiangling Zhu, Zhaodi Guo.2009. Methodsand protocols for plant community inventory Biodiversity Science.17: 533-548

FangJY, Xiangping Wang, Zhiyao Tang.2009. Local and regionalprocesses control species richness of plant communities: the species poolhypothesis. Biodiversity Science. 17: 605-612

ZhiyaoTang,Xiujuan Qiao, Fang JY, 2009. Species-area relationship in biologicalcommunities. Biodiversity Science. 17: 549-559.

Xiangping Wang, Fang JY, Zhiyao Tang.2009.The mid-domain effect hypothesis: models, evidence and limitations. Biodiversity Science. 17: 568-578

ZhihengWang,Zhiyao Tang, Fang JY, 2009, The species-energy hypothesis as a mechanism for species richnesspatterns. Biodiversity Science .17: 613-62

ZhihengWang,Zhiyao Tang, Fang JY, 2009, Metabolic theory of ecology: an explanation for species richness patternsbased on the metabolic processes of organisms. Biodiversity Science, 17: 625-634

ZhihengWang,Zhiyao Tang, Fang JY. 2009.Historicalhypothesis in explaining spatial patterns of species richness. Biodiversity Science, 17:635-643

Xin Lin, ZhihengWang,Zhiyao Tang,Shuqing Zhao, Fang JY, 2009, Geographic patterns andenvironmental correlates of terrestrial mammal species richness in China. Biodiversity Science.17:652-663

Yahan Chen, ZhiyaoTang, Fang JY, 2009. Distributionof nature reserves and status of biodiversity protection in China. Biodiversity Science, 17: 664-674

Kechang Niu, Yining Liu, Zehao Shen,Fangliang He, Fang JY, 2009, Communityassembly: the relative importance of neutral theory and niche theory. Biodiversity Science,17: 579-593


Yang YH, Fang JY, Ma WH, Wang W. 2008. Relationship between variability inaboveground net primary production and precipitation in global grasslands. GeophysicalResearch Letters, 35, L23710, doi:10.1029/2008GL035408

Yang YH, Fang JY, Tang YH, Zhu B. 2008. Storage,patterns and controls of soil organic carbon in the Tibetan grasslands, Global Change Biology 14,1592–1599.

Piao SL, Ciais P, Friedlingstein P, PeylinP, Reichstein M, Luyssaert S, Margolis H, Fang JY, Barr L, Chen AP,Grelle A, Hollinger D, Laurila T, Lindroth A, Richardson AD, Vesala T, 2008.Net carbon dioxide losses of northern ecosystems in response to autumn warming. Nature 451: 49-52.

Smith Pete, Gert-Jan Nabuurs,Ivan A. Janssens, Stefan Reis, Gregg Marland, Jean-François Soussana, Torben R.Christensen, Linda Heath, Mike Apps, Vlady Alexeyev, Fang JY,Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Juan Pablo, Guerschman, Huang Y, Esteban Jobbagy, DanielMurdiyarso, Ni J, Antonio Nobre, Peng CH, Adrian Walcroft, Wang SQ, Pan Y, ZhouGS, 2008. Sectoral approaches to improve regional carbon budgets. ClimaticChange, 88:209–249.

Wang XP, Fang JY, Zhu B, 2008, Forest biomass and root-shoot allocation innortheast China, Forest Ecology and Management, 255: 4007-4020

Yang YH, Fang JY, Pan YD, Ji CJ, 2008, Aboveground biomass in Tibetangrasslands, Journal of Arid Environments, 73: 91-95.

He JS, Wang L, Flynn DFB, WangX, Ma WH, Fang JY. 2008. Leaf nitrogen: phosphorus stoichiometryacross Chinese grassland biomes. Oecologia, 155: 301-310

Ma WH, Yang YH, He JS, Zeng H, Fang JY. 2008. Patterns in abovegroundand belowground biomass along environmental gradients in temperate grasslands,Inner Mongolia. Science in China (Series C) 51: 263-270

Han Wen-Xuan, Fang JY.2008, Review onthe mechanism models of allometric scaling laws: 3/4 vs.2/3 power ,Journalof Plant Ecology,32(4):951-960

Han Wen-Xuan, Fang JY.2008. Self-ThinningLaw in Plant Populations:-3/2 vs -4/3 .ActaScientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis,44(4)661-668.

Zhang Xin-Ping, Wang Xiang-Ping; Zhou Bao,Zong Zhan-Jiang, Peng Chang-Hui, Fang JY,2008.Litter fall production in relation to environmental factors in northeastChina’s forests. Journal of plant ecology.32(50):1031-1040

Wang Wei,Peng Shushi ,Fang JY.2008. Biomassdistribution of natural grasslands and It response to climate change in NorthChina. Arid zone research 25(1):90-97.


Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Fang JY, 2007.Altitudinal patterns of seed plant richness in the Gaoligong Mountains,south-east Tibet, China. Diversityand Distributions, 13: 845–854.

Piao SL, Fang JY, Zhou LM, Tan K,2007. Biomass carbon accumulation by China’s grasslands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21, GB2002,doi:10.1029/2005GB002634.

Yang YH, Mohammat A, Feng JM, Zhou R, Fang JY, 2007. Storage, patterns andenvironmental controls of soil organic carbon in China. Biogeochemistry, 84:131-141

Yang YH, Ma WH, Mohammat A, Fang JY. 2007. Storage, patterns andcontrols of soil nitrogen in China. Pedosphere, 17: 776-785.

Tan K, Piao SL, Peng C, Fang JY 2007, Satellite-based estimation of biomass carbon stocks for northeast China’sforests between 1982 and 1999, ForestEcol. Manage. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2006.12.018

FangJY, Liu GH, Zhu B, Wang X,Liu SH, 2007. Carbon budgets of three temperate forest ecosystems inDongling Mt., Beijing, China. Science in China (D), 50(1):92-101.

Fang JY, Guo ZD, Piao SL, Chen AP. 2007. Terrestrialvegetation carbon sinks in China, 1981-2000. Science in China (D-EarthScience), 50: 1341-1350

Zhou Rui ,YangYuanhe , Fang JY,2007.Responses of vegetation activity toprecipitation variation on the Tibetan Plateau, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis , 43 (6):771-775

Wang Wei , Wang Tao , Peng ShuShi , Fang JY.2007.Review of winter CO2 efflux from soils : a key process of CO2exchange between soil and atmosphere. Journal of Plant Ecology, 31 (3)394-402

Fang JY ,Wang Wei 2007,Soil respiration as a key belowgroundprocess: issues and perspectives .Journal of Plant Ecology ,31 (3) 345~347.

Fang JY, Guo ZD. 2007, Looking for Missing Carbon Sinks fromTerrestrial Ecosystems.ChineseJournal of Nature 29(1):1-6.


Tang ZY, Fang JY, 2006. Temperaturevariation along the northern and southern slopes of Mt. Taibai, China, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology,139: 200–207.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Peng CH ,Tang ZY,2006. The relationships between terrestrial vertebrate species richness inChina’s Nature Reserves and environmental variables, Canadian Journal of Zoology, 84: 1368-1374.

Fang JY, Brown S, Tang YH, Naruurs G.J, Wang XP, 2006.Overestimated biomass carbon pools of the northern mid- and high latitudeforests. Climatic Change, 74: 355–368.

Fang JY, Lechowicz ML, 2006. Climatic limits for the presentdistribution of beech (Fagus L.) species in the world. Journal of Biogeography, 33,1804-1819.

PiaoSL, Fang JY, Zhou LM, Ciais P, Zhu B. 2006. Variations insatellite-derived phenology in China’s temperate vegetation. GlobalChange Biology, 12, 672–685.

Piao SL, Fang JY, He JS. 2006.Variations in vegetation net primary production in the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau,China, from 1982 to 1999. Climatic Change, 74: 253–267.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Peng CH, Tang ZY, 2006.Relationships between species richness of vascular plants and terrestrialvertebrates in China: analyses based on data of nature reserves, Diversity and Distribution 12, 189–194.

Fang JY, Wang ZH,Zhao S, Li YK, Yu D et al. Biodiversity changes in the lakes of the Central Yangtze. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 4: 369-377.

PiaoSL, Mohammat A, Fang JY, Cai Q, Feng JM, 2006. NDVI-based increase in growthof temperate grasslands and its responses to climate changes in China. GlobalEnvironmental Change,16: 340–348.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Peng CH, Tang ZY, Piao SL,2006. Patterns of fish speciesrichness in China’s Lakes. Global Ecology andBiogeography, 15, 386–394.

Tang ZY, Wang ZH, Zheng CY, Fang JY,2006. Biodiversity in China’s mountains. Frontiersin Ecology and the Environment, 4: 347-352.

Fang JY, Kiang CS, 2006. China’s environment: challenges andsolutions. Frontiers in Ecology andthe Environment, 4: 346.

He JS, Wang ZH, Wang XP, Schmid B, Zuo W,Zhou M, Zheng CY, Wang J, Fang JY, 2006. A test of the generality ofleaf trait relationships on the Tibetan Plateau. New Phytologist, 170: 835-848 2006.

He JS, Fang JY, Wang ZH, Guo DL,Flynn DFB, Geng Z, 2006. Stoichiometry and large- scale patterns of leaf carbonand nitrogen in the grassland biomes of China. Oecologia, 149: 115–122.

Zhao SQ, Da L, TangZY, Fang JY. 2006. Rapidurban expansion and its ecological consequences in Shanghai, China. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,4: 341-346.

Fang JY, Liu GH, Zhu B, Wang X, Liu SH, 2006. Carbon cyclesof three temperate forest ecosystems in mountains of Beijing, China. Science in China (D), 36:533-543.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY. 2006. Patterns of species richness for vascularplants in China’s nature reserves. Diversity andDistributions, 12, 364–372.

Wang XP, Tang ZY, Fang JY, 2006. Climatic control on forests and tree species distribution inthe forest region of northeast China. Journalof Integrative Plant Biology. 48: 778−789.

Tao S, Yang Y, CaoHY, Liu WX, Coveney RM, Xu FL, Cao J, Li BG, Hu JY, Fang JY, 2006. Modeling the dynamic changes inconcentrations of gamma- hexachlorocy-clohexane (gamma- HCH) in Tianjin regionfrom 1953 to 2020. Environmental Pollution, 139: 183-193.


Piao SL, Fang JY, Zhu B,Tan K. 2005. Forest biomasscarbon stocks in China over the past 2 decades: Estimation based on integratedinventory and satellite data. Journalof Geophysical Research, 110, G01006, doi:10.1029/2005JG00001.

Fang JY, Rao S., Zhao SQ. 2005. Human-induced long-term changes in thelakes of Jianghan Plain, Central Yangtze, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 3(4):186-192.

FangJY, Oikawa T., Kato T., MoWH., Wang ZH., 2005. Biomass carbon accumulation by Japan’s forests from 1947to 1995, Global Biogeochemical Cycles,19(2),GB2004.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Maio S, Gu B, Peng CH, Tang ZY. 2005.Seven-decade degradation of a large freshwater lake in Central Yangtze River,China, Environmental Science & Technology, 39, 431-436.

PiaoSL, Fang JY, Zhou LM,Zhu B. 2005.Changes in vegetation net primary productivity from 1982 to 1999 in China, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19, GB2004

PiaoSL, Fang JY, Liu HY, Zhu B, 2005.NDVI-indicated decline in desertification in China in the past two decades, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L06402, doi:10.1029/2004GL021764

Tao S, Xu FL, Wang X.J, Liu WX, Gong ZM., Fang JY, Zhu LZ, Luo YM, 2005.Organochlorine pesticides in agricultural soil and vegetables from Tianjin,China. Environmental Science &Technology, 39(8): 2494-2499.

HeJS, Flynn D., Wolfe-Bellin K., Fang JY, Bazzaz F.A., 2005. CO2 and nitrogen, butnot population density, alter size and C/N ratio of Phytolacca americana seeds. FunctionalEcology, 19 (in press)


Fang JY, Piao SL, He JS , Ma WH, 2004. Increasing terrestrialvegetation activity in China, 1982-199. Sciencein China (Series C, Life Science), 47: 229-240.

Piao SL, Fang JY, Ji W, Ke J, Tao S.2004. Variations in satellite-based vegetation index in relation to climate inChina. Journal of Vegetation Science 15:219-226.

He JS, Wang ZQ, Fang JY, 2004.Issues and prospects of belowground ecology with special reference to globalclimate change. Chinese ScienceBulletin, 49(16): 1-9.

Raupach M., J. G.Canadell, D. Bakker, P. Ciais, M. José Sanz, Fang JY, J. Melillo, P. R.Lankao, J. Sathaye, D. Schulze, P. Smith, J. Tschirley. 2004. Interactionsbetween CO2 stabilization pathways and requirements for a sustainable earthsystem. In: C. Field and M. Raupach (eds), Toward CO2 Stabilization: Issues,Strategies, and Consequences. IslandPress, Washington, DC, pp 131-162.

Zhao SQ, FangJY. 2004. Impact of Impoldering and Lake Restoration on Land Cover Changesin Dongting Lake Area, Central Yangtze. Ambio, 33(6): 311-315.

ZhouLM, R. E. Dickinson, Tian YH, Fang JY,Li QX, R. K. Kaufmann, C. J. Tucker, Ranga B. Myneni, 2004. Evidence for asignificant urbanization effect on climate in China. PNAS, 101(26): 9540-9544.

Zhuang YH, Zhang HX, Wang XK, Fang JY,2004. Evolution of sustainable carbon cycling processes in China. Chinese Journal of Population Resourcesand Environment. 2(2): 4-10.

Tao S, Liu WX, Chen YJ, Xu FL, Dawson RW,Li BG, Cao J, Wang XJ, Hu JY, Fang JY,2004. Evaluation of factors influencing root-induced changes of copperfractionation in rhizosphere of a calcareous soil. Environmental Pollution, 129: 5-12.

Liu HY, He JS, Fang JY. 2004. Global Ecology. In: Review and prospects of Ecology(editor in chief: Li WH), pp. 402-429. Beijing: China Meteorological Press

Wang ZH, Chen AP, Fang JY. 2004. Richnessof seed plants in relation with topography in Hunan Province. ActaGeographica Sinica. 59: 889-994

Zhang L, Fang JY. 2004. Changes in soilbanks and biodiversity along an altitude gradient in Taibai Mt. ActaGeographica Sinica. 59: 880-888

Wang XP, Zhang L, Fang JY. 2004.Geographical differences in alpine timeberline and its climatic interpretationin China. Acta Geographica Sinica. 59: 871-879.

FangJY. 2004. Exploring altitudinal patterns of plant diversity of China’smountains. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 1-4.

FangJY, Li YD, Zhu B, Liu GH,Zhou GY. 2004. Community structures and species richness in the montane rainforest of Jianfengling , Hainan Island , China. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 29-43

Fang JY, Kanzaki M, Wang XP, Yoda K, SunSZ, Shimota K. 2004. Community structure of alpine sparse vegetation andeffects of microtopography in Pushila, Everest-Choyu region, Tibet, China. BiodiversityScience. 12(1): 190-199.

FangJY, Sheng ZH, Cui HT.2004. Ecological characteristics of mountains and research issues of mountainecology. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 10-19.

FangJY, Sheng ZH, Tang ZY,Wang ZH. The protocol for the survey plan for plant species diversity ofChina’s Mountains. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 5-9.

He JS, Wang ZQ, Fang JY. 2004. Issues andprospects of belowground ecology with special reference to global climatechange. Chinese Science Bulletin. 49: 707-715.)

Piao SL, Fang JY, He JS, Xiao Y. 2004.Spatial distribution of grassland biomass in China. Acta Phytoecological Sinica.28: 491-498.

Liu ZL, Zheng CY, Fang JY. 2004. Changes inplant species diversity along an elevation gradient on Mt. Xiaowutai, Hebei,China. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 137-145.

Liu ZL, Zheng CY, Fang JY. 2004.Relationship between the vegetation type and topography in Mt. Xiaowutai, HebeiProvince: a remote sensing analysis. Biodiversity Science. 12(1):146-154.

Sheng ZH, Hu HF, Zhou Y, Fang JY. 2004.Altitudinal patterns of plant species diversity on the southern slope of Mt.Shennongjia, Hubei, China. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 99-109.

Tang ZY, Fang JY, Zhang L. 2004. Patternsof woody plant species diversity along environmental gradients on Mt. Taibai ,Qinl ing Mountains. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 115-122.

Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2004. A review on theelevational patterns of plant species diversity. Biodiversity Science.12(1): 20-28.

Wang XP, Wang ZH, Fang JY. 2004. Mountainranges and peaks in China. Biodiversity Science. 12(1):206-212.

Wang ZH, Cheng AP, Piao SL, Fang JY. 2004.Pattern of species richness along an altitudinal gradient on GaoligongMountains, Southwest China. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 81-88.

Wu XP, Wang ZH, Cui HT, Fang JY. 2004.Community structures and species composition of oak forests in mountainous areaof Beijing. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 155-163.

Wu XP, Zhu B, Zhao SQ, Piao SL, Fang JY.2004. Comparison of community structure and species diversity of mixed forestof deciduous broad-leaved tree and Korean pine in Northeast China. BiodiversityScience. 12(1): 174-181.

Yang YH, Rao S, Hui HF, Cheng AP, Ji CJ,Zhu B, Zuo WY, Li XR, Sheng HH, Wang ZH, Tang YH, Fang JY. 2004. Plant speciesrichness of alpine grasslands in relation to environment factors and biomass onthe Tibetan Plateau. Biodiversity Science. 12(1):200-205.

Zhang L, Fang JY. 2004. Reserves andspecies diversity of soil banks in four types of forest on Mt. Taibai, QinlingMountains. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 131-136.

Zhang L, Fang JY. 2004. Composition anddominant species of soil seed bank along an altitudinal gradient in Mt. Taibai,Qinling Mountain. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 123-130.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Piao SL, Zong ZJ, Wu XP,Gu T. 2004. Structure and species diversity of boreal forest in Mt. Baikalu,Huzhong area, Daxingan Mountains, Northeast China. Biodiversity Science. 12(1):182-189.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Zong ZJ, Zhu B, Sheng HH.2004. Composition, structure and species diversity of plant communities alongan altitudinal gradient on the northern slope of Mt. Changbai, Northeast China. BiodiversityScience. 12(1): 164-173.

Zheng CY, Fang JY, He JY. 2004. Effects oftopographical factors on distribution of Phyllostachyspubscens in Wuyishan nature reserve, Fujian province, China. BiodiversityScience. 12(1): 75-81.

Zheng CY, Liu ZL, Fang JY. 2004. Treespecies diversity along altitudinal gradient on southeastern and northwesternslopes of Mt. Huanggang, Wuyi Mountains, Fujian, China. Biodiversity Science.12(1): 63-74.

Zheng CY, Fang JY. 2004. Changes in airtemperature variables along altitudinal gradient in Mt. Huanggang, China. ActaMeteorologica Sinica. 62: 251-255.

Zhu B, Chen AP, Liu ZL, Fang JY. 2004.Plant community composition and tree species diversity on eastern and westernNanling Mountains, China. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 75-81.

Zhu B, Chen AP, Liu ZL, Li GZ, Fang JY.2004. Changes in floristic composition, community structure, and tree speciesdiversity of plant communities along altitudinal gradients on Mao’er, Guangxi,China. Biodiversity Science. 12(1): 44-52.

Li XW, Fang JY, Piao SL. 2004. The evolvingprocess and related spatial mechanism of urban landuse in Shanghai region. Journal of Natural Resources. 19:438-446.

Li Y, Zhao K,Fang JY, Xie P. 2004. Land use change in urban lake watershed-a case study atDonghu lake, Wuhan. Resources and Environment in the YangtzeBasin. 13(3): 229-233.


Fang JY, Piao SL, C. Field, Pan Y, Guo QH, Peng CH, Tao S.2003. Increasing net primary production in China from 1982 to 1999. Frontiers in Ecology and theEnvironment. 1(6): 293-297.

Piao SL, FangJY, Zhou L, Guo QH, M. Henderson, Ji W, Li Y, Tao S, 2003. Interannualchanges in monthly and seasonal NDVI in China from 1982 to 1999. Journalof Geophysical Research – Atmosphere, 108, D14, doi:10.1029/2002JD002848.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Tang Z. 2003, Lake restoration from impoldering: a remotesensing analysis on the impact of land conversion on riparian landscape inHonghu Lake area, Central Yangtze, Agriculture, Ecosystems andEnvironment 95: 111-118.

Piao SL, FangJY, Chen AP. 2003. Seasonal dynamics of terrestrial net primary productionin response to climate changes in China. ActaBotanica Sinica, 45(3): 269-275.

FangJY, Piao SL, He JS, Ma WH. 2003. 33: 554-565. Increasing terrestrial vegetationactivity in China, 1982-1999. Sciencein China Ser. C Life Sciences. Vol.47 No.3 229—240.

Han WX, Fang JY, 2003,Allometry and its application in ecological scaling. Acta ScientiarumNaturalium

UniversitatisPekinensis ,39:583-593.

Li XW, Fang JY,Piao SL, 2003. The intensityand modes of urban landuse growth in Shanghai, Journal of Natural Resources,18: 412-422.

Piao SL, Fang JY, 2003. Seasonal changes invegetation activity in response to climate changes in China between 1982 and1999. Acta Geographica Sinica. 58: 119-125

Li XW, Fang JY. 2003. Dynamics and trendsin cultivated land in lower Yangtze Valley in the past decade. Journalof natural resources, 18: 563-567

Ke JH, Piao SL, Fang JY. 2003. NPP and itsreatio-temporal patterns in the Yangtze River watershed. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica,27: 764-770

He JS, Fang JY, Ma KP, Huang JH. 2003.Biodiversity and ecosystem productivity: why is there a discrepancy in therelationship between experimental and natural ecosystems? Acta Phytoecologica Sinica,27: 835-843

Ji CJ, Aniwar M, Fang JY. 2003. Currentstatus on female gametophyte and fertilization in Ginkgo biloba. ActaBot Boreal-Occident Sin, 23: 158-163

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Chen AP, Lei G. 2003.Dynamics of waterfowl habitats in the Eastern Dongting Lake nature reservebetween 1989 and 1998. Journal of Natural Resources, 18:726-733

Ji CJ, Fang JY, Xie CF. 2003. Wood anatomyof five Abies species in South China. Acto Bot Boreal-Occident Sin, 23:1202-1208

Li XW, Fang JY, Piao SL, 2003. Landusechanges and its implication to the ecological consequences in LowerYangtzeregion. Acta Geographica Sinica, 58: 659-667.

Li XW, Fang JY, Piao SL, 2003. Thecomparison of spatial characteristics in urban landuse growth among the centraland sub-cities in Shanghai region, Geographical Research, 22: 769-781.


FangJY, Chen AP, Zhao SQ, CiLJ. 2002. Calculating forest biomass changes in China-Response. Science,296: 1359.

Li XW, Zhang L, FangJY. 2002. Indicator, umbrella and flagship species: The concepts and theirapplications in conservation biology. BiodiversityScience, 10: 72-79.

Ji CH, Aniwar M, FangJY. 2002. Anatomical studies on the development of jacket cells in Ginkgo biloba. Acta Botanica Boreali-Occidentalla Sinica,22: 780-785.

Fang JY, Song YC, Liu HY, Piao SL, 2002. Vegetation-climate relationship and itsapplication in the division of vegetation zone in China. ActaBotanic Sinica, 44: 1105-1122.

FangJY, Li Y. 2002. Climatic Factors forLimiting Northward Distribution of Eight Temperate Tree Species in EasternNorth America. Acta Botanic Sinica, 44: 199-203.

Wang XL, Tao S, Xu FL, Dawson RW, Cao J, LiBG, Fang JY. 2002. Modeling the fateof benzo[a] pyrene in the wastewater-irrigated areas of Tianjin with a fugacitymodel. Journal of EnvironmentalQuality, 31: 896-903.

Ji CJ, Shen HH, Fang JY, Xie CF, Fan YJ. 2002. RAPD analyses of Fagus species in China. ActaScientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 38: 817-822.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Chen AP, Cui HT. 2002. Land use/cover changes in DongtingLake area between 1955-1998. Resources and Environment in the YangtzeBasin, 11: 536-542.

Liu ZL, Fang JY. 2002. Geographical distribution of species in Genera Abies, Picea and Larix in China. ActaGeographica Sinica, 57: 577-586.

Chen Y, Chen AP, Fang JY. 2003. Geographical distribution patterns of endangeredfishes, amphibians, reptiles and mammals and their hotspots in China: A studybased on “China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals”. Biodiversity Science, 10:359-368.

Rao S, FangJY, Cui HT. 2002. Spatio-temporal changes in patterns of land use in PoyangLake during the last decade. Resources and Environment in the YangtzeBasin, 11: 421-436.

Piao SL, Fang JY. 2002. Terrestrial net primary production and itsspatio-temporal patterns in Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, China during 1982-1999. Journalof Natural Resources, 17: 373-380.

FangJY , Chen AP, Zhao SQ, CiLJ. 2002. Estimating biomass carbon of China’s forest: Supplementrary notes onreport published in Science (291:2320-2322) by Fang et al.(2001). Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 26:243-249.

FangJY. 2002. Seeking for themissing carbon sinks. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 26: 255-256.


FangJY, Chen AP, Peng CH, ZhaoSQ, Ci LJ. 2001. Changes in forest biomass carbon storage in China between 1949and 1998. Science, 292: 2320-2322.

FangJY, Piao SL, Tang ZY, PengCH ,Ji W. 2001. Interannual variability in net primary production andprecipitation. Science, 293: 1723a.

FangJY, Wang ZM. 2001. Forestbiomass estimation at regional and global levels, with special reference toChina’s forest biomass. Ecological Research,16: 587-592.

FangJY. 2001. Re-discussionabout the forest vegetation zonation in Eastern China. ActaBotanica Sinica, 43: 522-533.

FangJY. Chen AP. Dynamicforest biomass carbon pools in china and their significance. Acta Botanica Sinica,43: 967-973.

FangJY, Ke JH, Tang ZY, Chen AP. 2001. Implications and estimations offour treestrial productivity parameters. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica,25: 414-419.

FangJY, Piao SL, Zhao SQ.2001. The carbon sink: The role of the middle and high latitudes terrestrialecosystems in the Northern Hemisphere. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica,25: 594-602.

Piao SL, Fang JY, Guo QH. 2001. Applicationof CASA model to the estimation of Chinese terrestrial net primary productivity. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 25: 603-608.

Piao SL, Fang JY. 2001. Dynamicvegetation cover change over the last 18 years in China. Quatermary Sciences, 21: 294-302.

Piao SL, Fang JY, Guo QH. 2001. TerrestrialNet Primary Production and Its Spatio-temporal Patterns in China during1982-1999. Acta Scientiarum NaturaliumUniversitatis Pekinensis, 37: 563-569.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY. 2001. Theoreticalbasis for species conservation: From the theory of island biogeography tometapopulation dynamic theory. ActaEcologica Sinica, 21: 1171-1179.

Zhao SQ, Fang JY.2001.Spatio-temporal patterns of land use and land coverchanges in Honghu Lake Region, Hubei Province, China. ChineseJournal of Applied Ecology, 12: 721-725.

Shen ZH, Fang JY, Liu ZL, Wu J. 2001. Patterns of biodiversity along thevertical vegetation spectrum of the east aspect of Gongga Mountain. ActaPhytoecologica Sinica, 25: 721-732.

Shen ZH, Fang JY, Liu ZL, Wu J. 2001. Structure and dynamics of Abies fabric population near the alpinetimberline in Hailuo Clough of Gongga Mountain. Acta Botanica Sinica,43: 1288-1293.

Shen ZH, Fang JY. 2001. Niche comparison of two Fagus species based on the topographic patterns of theirpopulations. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 25: 392-398.

Liu GH, FangJY. 2001. Spatial patternsof chestnut (Castanea millissima) andits species geographical distribution in China. Acta Ecological Sinica, 21: 164-170.


Fang JY, FeiSL, Fan YJ, Cui KM. 2000. Ecologicalpatterns in Anatomic characters of Leaves and woods of Fagus lucida and theirclimatic control in Mountain Fanjingshan, Guizhou, China. Acta Botanica Sinica, 42:636-642.

FangJY. 2000. Chemical elementbackground and its distribution in arctic soils. Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae.19: 677-681.

FangJY, Fei SL, Zhao K, FanYJ, Zhuang DH, Wu MX. 2000. Anatomical characteristics of Beech (Fagus L.) species in Zhejiang and theirtaxonomic significance. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium UniversitatisPekinensis 36: 509-516.

FangJY. 2000. Forestproductivity in China and its responses to global climate change. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 24:513-517.

Zhang ZP, FangJY. 2000. Effects of competition on growth rate and probability of death ofplant individuals: A study based on nursery experiments of Larix leptolepis populations. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 24:340-345.

Zhao SQ, FangJY, 2000, Global 200: An approach to setting large-scalebiodiversity conservation priorities. Chinesebiodiversity, 8: 220-225.

Fang JY. 2000. Forest biomass carbon pool of middle and highlatitudes in the north hemisphere is probably much smaller than presentestimates. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 24: 635-638.

Liu GH, Fu BJ, Fang JY. 2000. Carbon dynamics of Chinese forests and itscontribution to global carbon balance. ActaEcologica Sinica. 20: 733-740.


FangJY, Tang YH. 1999.Evidence of wintertime CO2 emission from snow–covered grounds inhigh latitudes. Science in China Series D,42: 378–382.

Fang JY, Guo QH, Liu GH. 1999. Distribution patterns ofChinese beech (Fagus L.) species in relation to topography. Acta Botanica Sinica, 41: 766-774.

FangJY. 1999, Contents anddistribution of chemical elements in arctic ice. Acta Scientia Circumstantiae,19: 677-681.

Fang JY. 1999. An approach to estimating respiration offorest community and its application. ActaBotanica Sinica, 41: 88-94.

Fang JY. 1999. Climatic niche andthree-dimensional distribution of plant species: A case study of beech (Fagus L.) species. Journal of Mountain Science, 17: 34-39.

Yin XJ, FangJY, 1999, A preliminary study on chemical constitutents in Arctic snow. Acta Scientia Circumstantiae, 19:682-686.

Fei SL, Fang JY, Fan YJ, Zhao K, LiuXJ, Cui KM. 1999. Anatomical characteristics of leaves and woods of Faguslucida and their relationship to ecological factors in MountainFanjingshan, Guizhou, China. Acta Botanica Sinica, 41: 1002-1009.

Fang JY, Tang ZY, Zhang Y, Zhao K, Jiang ZY. 1999. The value of the World’s ecosystem servicesand natural capital. World Environment, 2: 5-8.


FangJY, Wang G, Liu GH, Xu SL.1998. Forest biomass of China: an estimate based on the biomass-volumerelationship. Ecological Applications, 8: 1084-1091.

Fang JY, Liu SH, Zhao K. 1998. Factors affecting soilrespiration in reference with temperature’s role in the global scale. ChineseGeographical Science, 8: 246-255.

Fang JY, Fei SL. 1998. Carbon cycle in the Arctic terrestrialecosystems in relation to the global warming. Chinese Journal of Polar Science,9: 92-100.

Chu SG, Fang JY, He Y, Fu S, Xu XB. 1998.Chlorinated hydrocarbons in animal tissue samples from the Arctic Area. ChineseJournal of Polar science, 9: 75–78.

Chen LT, Tong YQ, Fang JY. 1998. A survey of SO2,NO2 and NH3 concentrations in atmosphere at highlatitudes and I Arctic. Chinese Journal of Polar Science, 9:71–74.

Fang JY, Tang YH, Koizumi H, Bekku Y. 1999. Evidence ofwintertime CO2 emission from snow-covered gounds in high latitudes. Science in China Series D, 42:378-382.

FangJY. 1998. Carbon cycle inthe arctic terrestrial ecosystems in relation to the global warming. ActaScientia Circumstantiae, 18:113–121.

Liu SH, Fang JY. 1998. Soil respiration of mountainous temperature forests inBeijing, China. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 22: 119–126.

Li YD, Wu ZM, Zeng QB, Zhou GY, Chen BF, Fang JY. 1998. Estimation of communityproductivity and net CO2 accumulation of a tropical mountain rain forestin Jianfengling, Hainan Island, China. ActaPhytoecologica Sinica, 22:127-134.

Li YD, Wu ZM, Zeng QB, Zhou GY, Chen BF, Fang JY. 1998. Carbon pool and carbondioxide dynamics of tropical mountain rain forest ecosystem at Jianfengling,Hainan Island. ActaEcologica Sinica, 18:371-177.

FangJY, Liu GH. 1998. Thedistribution of plant ecology: historical review and recent developments.Science Foundation of China, 12: 48-53.


Chen LT, Tong YQ, Fang JY. 1997. A survey of SO2, NO2 AND NH3 concentrationsin atmosphere at high latitudes and arctic. Acta Scientia Circumstantiae,17: 248-251.

An FC, Yang KW, FangJY.1997. Distribution of persistent organochlorine pesticides in samples fromCanadian Arctic. Chinese Science Bulletin, 42: 1496-1497.

Liu SH, Fang JY. 1997. Effect factors of soil respiration and the temperature’seffects on soil respiration in the global scale. Acta Ecologica Sinica,17: 469-476.

Li YD, Wu ZM, Zeng QB, Zhou GY, Chen BF, Fang JY. 1997. Measurement for Respiration of Tropical Mountain Rain Forest inJianfengling, Hainan Island. Forest Research, 10: 348-355.

Chu SG, Fang JY, He Y, Xu XB. 1997. Determination of organic contaminantsin animal samples from Arctic area. Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae, 17:244-247.


FangJY, Ohsawa M, Kira T.1996. Vertical vegetation zones along 30°N latitude in humid east Asia. Vegetatio, 126: 135-149.

FangJY, Liu GH, Xu SL. 1996.Soil carbon pool in China and its global significance. Journal of Environmental Science, 8: 249-254.

Kiyoda M, Fang JY, Zhou GY, 1996. CO2 balance in subtropicalmountain forest in Jianfengling, Hainan Island, China. Japanese Journal of Environmental Science, 8: 1-4.

FangJY, Liu GH, Xu SL.1996.Biomass and net production of forest vegetation in China. Acta Ecologica Sinica,16: 497-508.


FangJY, Wang XK. 1995.Measurement of respiration amount of White birch population in mountainousregion of Beijing, China. Journalof Environmental Science, 7:391-398.

Fang JY, Wang XK, Liu GH, Kang DM. 1995. Measurement ofrespiration amount of trees in QuercusLiaotungensis community. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 15: 235-244.

Fang JY. 1995. An empirical model describing natural thinningprocess of plant population. Scientia Silvae Sinicae, 31:247-253.

FangJY. 1995. Three-dimensiondistribution of forest zones in East Asia. Acta Geographica Sinica, 50:160-167.

FangJY. 1995. Kira Tatsuo and the development of ecology. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 14: 70-75.

Xu SL, FangJY, Liu GH. 1995. The influence of Yellow River system on the carbondistribution of the river basin. Acta Ecologica Sinica. 15: 287-295.


FangJY. 1994. Arrangement of East-Asian vegetation-climate types oncoordinates of temperature and precipitation. Acta Ecologica Sinica.14:290-295.

Fang JY. 1994. The isozyme analysis and itsapplication to a study of species differentiation. Journal of basic science andengineering. Z1: 124-131.

FangJY, Liu GH, Zhang SH. 1993. Growth characteristics of Pinus Tabulaeformis populations in thewestern limit of its distribution. Acta Phytoecologica of Geobotanica Sinica,17: 305-316.

Xu SL, Tang F, Fang JY.1993. Modelling techniques for the influence of terrestrialvegetation systems on the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Researchof Environmental Sciences. 6: 7-11.

FangJY et al., 1993,Relationship between tree height and diameter and its biological significancein a woody plant population. Chinese Journal of Botany, 5: 77-82.

FangJY. 1992. Studies ongeographical distriibution of the altitudinal lapse rate of temperature inChina. Chinese Science Bulletin, 37: 1979-1983.

FangJY. 1992. Study on thegeographic elements affecting temperature distribution in China. ActaEcologica Sinica. 12: 97-104.

FangJY.1992. Self-thinningrule in plant population. Rural Eco-Environment. 11: 7-12.

FangJY, Yoda K. 1991. Effectsof climate factors on the upper limit of distribution of evergreen broadleafforest (Climate and vegetation of China, V). Ecological Research, 6:113-125.

FangJY. 1991.Ecoclimatological analysis of the forest zones in China. Acta Ecologica Sinica.11: 377-387.

FangJY. 1991. Relationships between population growth and populationdensity in monocultures of LarixLeptolepis. Acta Botanica Sinica. 33: 949-957.

FangJY,Yoda, K., 1990,Distribution of tree species along the thermal gradient (Climate and vegetationof China, IV). Ecological Research, 5: 291-302.

FangJY, Yoda K. 1990. Waterbalance and distribution of vegetation (Climate and vegetation of China, III). Ecological Research, 5: 9-23.

FangJY, Yoda K. 1989.Distribution of main vegetation types and thermal climate (Climate andvegetation of China, II). Ecological Research, 4: 71-83.

FangJY, Yoda K. 1988. Changein the altitudinal lapse rate of temperature and distribution of sealeveltemperature (Climate and vegetation in China, I). EcologicalResearch, 3: 37-51.

FangJY, Kan M. 1988.Relationship between variance and mean of individual dry weight in experimentalpopulations of Larix leptolepis. Japanese Journal of Ecology,38: 211-215.