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Name: HE Nianpeng, Professor

Dr. Nianpeng He, is a  professor of Key Laboratory of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, China, and is also a professor of Graduate University, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Academic Qualifications

2005 Ph.D. Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2002 M.S. Institute of Grassland Research, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

1999 B.S. Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

Current and Previous Appointments

01/2017-present, Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

01/2011-12/2016,  Associate Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

01/2009-12/2010, Senior Engineer & Executing Director of Inner Mongolia Grassland Ecosystem Research Station, the Chinese Academy of Science

07/2005-12/2008, Engineer & Executing Director of Inner Mongolia Grassland Ecosystem Research Station, the Chinese Academy of Science

Grants Awarded

2018-2021, PI: National Natural Science Foundation of China (31770655): Vertical variation in temperature sensitivity of SOM decomposition in forest soils along the North-South Transect of Eastern China: network research.

2015-2018, PI: National Natural Science Foundation of China (31470506): Effect of warming scenarios on the composition and stability of SOC in alpine meadow of Tibetan Plateau.

2013-2017, Participator: National Natural Science Foundation of China (31290221): Integrative investigation of vegetation, soil, and microbe along the north-south transect of eastern China (NSTEC).

2013-2016, PI: National Natural Science Foundation of China (31290221): Effect of simulated nitrogen deposition on the carbon sequestration and its stability of Inner Mongolian grasslands.

2011-2013, PI: National Natural Science Foundation of China (31070431): Impact of land-use change on carbon sequestration and evaluating its stability by some key factors in temperate grassland of Inner Mongolia.

2009-2011, PI: National Natural Science Foundation of China (40803024): Impact of land use types on the storage and stability of soil organic carbon in temperate grassland of northern China.

Research

 Ecosystem trait and functioning

 Ecological stoichiometry

 Carbon storage and sequestration

 Atmospheric N and P deposition

Selected Awards

 Second Class Prizes of the Scientific and Technological Progress Award in Jilin Province (2008)

 “Kezhen’’ Excellent Talents in Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources

Research, CAS, Fellowship (2013)

Selected Relevant Publications (*Correspondent author ; # equal contributuion )

1.  He NP*, Wen D, Zhu JX, Tang XL, Xu L, Hu HF, Zhang L, Huang M, Yu GR. 2017. Vegetation carbon sequestration in Chinese forests from 2010 to 2050. Global Change Biology, 23: 1575-1584.

2.  He NP, Tian M#, Liu CC, Li ML, Yu GR, Guo DL, Yu Q, Smith MD, Hou JH. 2017. Variation in leaf anatomical traits from tropical to cold-temperate forests and linkage to ecosystem functions. Functional Ecology, 31: 10.1111/1365-2435.12934.

3.  Li CL, Cao ZY, Chang JJ, Zhang Y, Zhu GL, Zong N, He YT, Zhang JJ, He NP*. 2017. Elevational gradient affect functional fractions of soil organic carbon and aggregates stability in a Tibetan alpine meadow. Catena, 156: 139-148.

4.  Li J, He NP*, Xu L, Chai H, Liu Y, Wang DL, Wang L, Wei XH, Xue JY, Wen XF, Sun XM. 2017. Asymmetric responses of soil heterotrophic respiration to rising and decreasing temperatures. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 106: 18-27.

5.  Liu CC, He NP*, Zhang JH, Li Y, Wang QF, Sack L, Yu GR. 2017. Variation of stomatal traits from cold-temperate to tropical forests and association with water use efficiency. Functional Ecology, 31:10.1111/1365-2435.12973.

6.  Liu Y, He NP*, Xu L, Niu SL, Yu GR, Sun XM, Wen XF. 2017. Regional variation in the temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition in China’s forests and grasslands. Global Change Biology, 23: doi: 10.1111/gcb.13613.

7.  Liu Y, Wang CH, He NP*, Wen XF, Gao Y, Li SG, Niu SL, Butterbach-Bahl B, Luo YQ, Yu GR. 2017. A global synthesis of the rate and temperature sensitivity of soil nitrogen mineralization: Spatial patterns and mechanisms. Global Change Biology, 23: 455-464.

8.  Ma AN, He NP*, Xu L, Wang QF, Li ML, Yu GR. 2017. Grassland restoration in northern China is far from being achieved – Evidence from carbon variation in the last three decades. Ecosphere, 8: 10.1002/ecs2.1750.

9.  Song JS, Sun J, Xia JY, He NP, Li ML, Niu SL. 2017. Soil and vegetation carbon turnover times from tropical to boreal forests. Functional Ecology, 31: doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12914.

10.  Tian J, He NP#, Hale L, Niu SL, Yu GR, Liu Y, Blagodatskava E, Kuzyakov Y, Zhou JZ. 2017. Soil organic matter availability and climate drive latitudinal patterns in bacterial diversity from tropical to cold-temperate forests. Functional Ecology, 31: 10.1111/1365-2435.12952.

11.  Wang RL, Yu GR*, Wang QF, Zhao N, Xu ZW, He NP*. 2017. Phylogenetic determinants of absorptive root traits along a 3700-km transect from boreal to subtropical forests. Functional Ecology, 31: 10.1111/1365-2435.12938.

12.  Xu ZW, Yu GR, Zhang XY, He NP, Wang QF, Wang SZ, Wang RL, Zhao N, Jia CC, Wang CY. 2017. Soil enzyme activity and stoichiometry in forest ecosystems along the North-South Transect in eastern China (NSTEC). Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 104: 152-163.

13.  Yu HL, He NP#, Wang QF*, Zhu JX, Gao Y, Zhang YH, Jia YL, Yu GR. 2017. Atmospheric acid deposition in China from 1990s to 2010s: A synthesis analysis. Environmental Pollution, 231: 182-190.

14.  Zhang JH, Zhao N, Yu GR, Li ML, Gao Y, Liu CC, Yu Q*, He NP*. 2017. C:N:P stoichiometry in China’s forests: from organs to ecosystems. Functional Ecology, 31: In press.

15.  Zhang YH, Loreau M, He NP*, Zhang GM, Han XG*. 2017. Mowing exacerbates the loss of ecosystem stability under nitrogen enrichment in a temperate grassland. Functional Ecology, 31: 1637-1646.

16.  Zhang YH, Loreau M, He NP*, Zhang GM, Han XG. 2017. Mowing exacerbates the loss of ecosystem stability under nitrogen enrichment in a temperate grassland. Functional Ecology, 31: 10.1111/1365-2435.12850.

17.  Zhao N, Liu HM, Wang QF, Wang RL, Xu ZW, Jiao CC, Zhu JX, Yu GR, He NP*. 2017. Root element composition in Chinese forests: implications for biogeochemical niche specialization. Functional Ecology, 31: 10/1111/1365-2435.12938.1111/110.11118

18.  Gao Y, Yu GR, Yang TT, Jia YL, He NP, Zhuang J. 2016. New insight into global blue carbon estimation under human activity in land-sea interaction area: A case study of China. Earth Science Reviews, 159: 36-45.

19.  He NP, Yu GR. 2016. Stoichiometrical regulation of soil organic matter decomposition and its temperature sensitivity. Ecology and Evolution, 6: 620-627.

20.  Hu ZM, Li SG, Guo Q, Niu SL, He NP, Li LH, Zhang WH, Yu GR. 2016. A synthesis of the effect of grazing exclusion on carbon dynamics in grasslands in China. Global Change Biology, 22: 1385-1393.

21.  Li NL, He NP*, Yu GR, Wang QF, Sun J. 2016. Non-structural carbohydrates of leaves regulated by growth forms and climate: Evidence from tropical to cold-temperate forest transect. Ecological Indictors, 62: 22-31.

22.  Liu Y, He NP*, Wen XF, Yu GR, Gao Y, Jia YL. 2016. Patterns and regulating mechanisms of soil nitrogen mineralization and temperature sensitivity in Chinese terrestrial ecosystems. Agriculture Ecosystem & Environment, 215: 40-46.

23.  Ma AN, He NP*, Yu GR, Wen D, Peng SL. 2016. Carbon storage in Chinese grassland ecosystems: Comparison of different integrative methods. Scientific Reports, 6: 21378.

24.  Peng SL, Wen D, He NP*, Yu GR, Wang QF, Ma AN. 2016. Carbon storage in Chinese forest based on different integrative methods. Ecology and Evolution, 6: doi: 10.1002/ece3.2114.

25.  Wang Q, He NP*, Liu Y, Li ML, Xu L. 2016. Stronger pulse effects of small precipitation event on soil microbial respiration in temperate forests. Geoderma, 275: 67-73.

26.  Wang Q, He NP*, Yu GR, Gao Y, Wen XF, Wang RF, Koerner SE, Yu Q. 2016. Soil microbial respiration rate and temperature sensitivity along a north-south forest transect in eastern China: Patterns and influencing factors. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 121: 399-410.

27.  Wang RL, Yu GR, He NP*, Wang QF, Zhao N, Xu ZW, Ge JP. 2016. Latitudinal variation of leaf morphological traits from species to community along the North-South Transect of Eastern China. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 26(1): 15-26.

28.  Wen D, He NP*. 2016. Spatial patterns and control mechanisms of carbon storage in forest ecosystem: evidence from the north-south transect of eastern China. Ecological Indicator, 61: 960-967.

29.  Xu L, He NP*, Yu GR. 2016. Methods of evaluating soil bulk density: Impact on estimating large-scale soil organic carbon storage. Catena, 144: 94-101.

30.  Yu HL, He NP*, Wang QF, Zhu JX, Xu L, Zhu ZL, Yu GR. 2016. Acid deposition in precipitation of Chinese natural ecosystems: Evidences from national-scale network monitoring. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 121: 10995-11005.

31.  Zhang YH, Loreau M, Lü XT, He NP, Zhang GM, Han XG. 2016. Nitrogen enrichment weakens ecosystem stability through decreased species asynchrony and population stability in a temperate grassland. Global Change Biology, 22: 1445-1455.

32.  Zhang YH, Stevens CJ, Lu XT, He NP, Huang JH, Han XG. 2016. Fewer new species colonize at low frequency N addition in a temperate grassland. Functional Ecology, 30: 1247-1256.

33.  Zhao N, Yu GR, He NP*, Wang QF, Zhang XY, Wang RL, Xu ZW, Jiao CC, Li NN, Jia YL. 2016. Coordinated pattern of multi-element variability in the leaves and roots across Chinese forest biomes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25: 359-367.

34.  Zhu JX, Wang QF, He NP*, Smith MD, Elser JJ, Du JQ, Yuan GF, Yu GR, Yu Q*. 2016. Imbalanced atmospheric nitrogen and phosphorus depositions in China: Implications for nutrient limitation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeoscience, 121: 1605-1616.

35.  Zhu JX, Wang QF, Yu HL, Li ML, He NP*. 2016. Heavy metals deposition through rainfall in Chinese natural terrestrial ecosystems: Evidences from national-scale network monitoring. Chemsphere, 164: 128-133.

36.  He NP*, Zhu JX, Wang QF. 2015. Uncertainty and perspectives in studies of atmospheric nitrogen deposition in China: A response to Liu et al. 2015. Sciences of Total Environment, 520: 302-304.

37.  Quan Q, He NP*, Zhang Z, Zhang YH, Gao Yang. 2015. Nitrogen enrichment and grazing accelerate vegetation restoration in degraded grassland patches. Ecological Engineering, 75: 172-177.

38.  Wang RL, Yu GR, He NP*, Wang QF, Zhao N, Xu ZW, Ge JP. 2015. Latitudinal variation of leaf stomatal traits from species to community level in forests: linkage with ecosystem productivity. Scientific Reports, 5: 14454.

39.  Xu L, He NP*, Yu GR, Wen D, Gao Y, He HL. 2015. Differences in pedotransfer functions of bulk density lead to high uncertainty in soil organic carbon estimation at regional scales: evidence from Chinese terrestrial ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience, 120: 1567-1575.

40.  Zhan X, Yu G, He N, Jia B, Zhou M, Wang C, Zhao J, Zhao G, Wang S, Liu Y, Yan J. 2015. Inorganic nitrogen wet deposition: Evidence from the North-South Transect of Eastern China. Environmental Pollution, 204: 1-8.

41.  Zhu JX, He NP*, Wang QF, Yuan GF, Wen D, Jia YL, Yu GR. 2015. The composition, spatial patterns, and influencing factors of atmospheric nitrogen deposition in Chinese terrestrial ecosystems. Sciences of Total Environment, 511: 777-785.

42.  Gao Y, He NP*, Zhang XY. 2014. Effect of reactive nitrogen deposition on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Ecological Engineering, 70: 312-318.

43.  Gao Y, He NP, Yu GR, Chen WL, Wang QF. 2014. Long-term effects of different land use types on C, N, and P stoichiometry and storage in subtropical ecosystems: A case study in China. Ecological Engineering, 67: 171-181.

44.  Gao Y, Zhu B, He NP, Yu GR, Wang T, Chen WL, Tian J. 2014. Phosphorus and carbon competitive sorption-desorption and associated non-point loss respond to natural rainfall events. Journal of Hydrology, 517: 447-457.

45.  Gao Y, Zhu XJ, Yu GR, He NP, Wang QF, Tian J. 2014. Water use efficiency threshold for terrestrial ecosystem carbon sequestration in China under afforestation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 195: 32-37.

46.  He NP, Wang RM, Zhang YH, Chen QS. 2014. Carbon and nitrogen storage in Inner Mongolian grasslands: relationship with climate and soil texture. Pedosphere, 24(3), 391-398.

47.  Quan Q, Wang CH, He NP*, Zhang Z, Wen XF, Su HX, Wang Q, Xue JY. 2014. Forest type affects the coupled relationships of soil C and N mineralization in the temperate forests of northern China. Scientific Reports, 4: 6584

48.  Zhang, YH, Lü XT, Isbell F, Stevens C, Han X, He NP, Zhang GM, Yu Q, Huang JH, Han XG. 2014. Rapid plant species loss at high rates and at low frequency of N addition in temperate steppe. Global Change Biology, 20: 3520-3529.

49.  He NP, Wang RM, Dai JZ, Gao Y, Wen XF, Yu GR. 2013. Changes in the temperature sensitivity of SOM decomposition with grassland succession: Implications for soil C sequestration. Ecology and Evolution, 3: 5045-5054.

50.  He NP, Yu Q, Wang RM, Zhang YH, Gao Y, Yu GR. 2013. Enhancement of carbon sequestration in soil in the temperature grasslands of northern China by addition of nitrogen and phosphorus. PlosOne, 8(10): e77241.

51.  Gao Y,He NP*, Wang QF, Miao CY. 2013. Increase of external nutrient input impact on carbon sinks in Chinese coastal seas. Environmental Science & Technology, 47: 13215-13216.

52.  Lü XTReed SYu QHe NPWang ZWHan XG. 2013. Convergent responses of nitrogen and phosphorus resorption to nitrogen inputs in a semi-arid grassland. Global Change Biology, 19: 2775-2784.

53.  Gao Y, Yu GR, He NP. 2013. Equilibration of the terrestrial water, nitrogen, and carbon cycles: Advocating a health threshold for carbon storage. Ecological Engineering, 57: 366-374.

54.  Gao Y, Yu GR, He NP, He HL, Wang QF, Fang HJ. 2012. Is there an existing healthy threshold for carbon storage in the ecosystem? Environmental Science & Technology 46: 4687-4688.

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

56.  He NP, Zhang YH, Dai JZ, Han XG, Baoyin TGT, Yu GR. 2012b. Land-use impact on soil carbon and nitrogen sequestration in typical steppe ecosystems, Inner Mongolia. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 22: 859-873.

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

58.  He NP, Han XG, Yu GR, Chen QS. 2011. Divergent changes in plant community composition under 3-decade grazing exclusion in continental steppe. PlosOne, 6(11): e26506.

59.  He NP, Zhang YH, Yu Q, Chen QS, Pan QM, Zhang GM, Han XG. 2011. Grazing intensity impacts soil carbon and nitrogen storage of continental steppe. Ecosphere, 2011, 2(1): art8.

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

61.  Yu Q, Chen QS, Elser JJ, He NP, Wu HH, Zhang GM, Wu JG, Bai YF, Han XG. 2010. Linking stoichiometric homoeostasis with ecosystem structure, functioning and stability. Ecology letters, 11: 1390-1399.

62.  Jiang SC, He NP*, Wu L, Zhou DW. 2010. Vegetation restoration of secondary bare saline-alkali patches in the Songnen plain, China. Applied Vegetation Sciences, 13: 47-55.

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

64.  He NP, Wu L, Wang YS, Han XG. 2008. Carbon and nitrogen store and storage potential as affected by land-use in a Leymus chinensis grassland of northern China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 40: 2952-2959.

65.  Wu L, He NP*, Wang YS, Han XG. 2008. Storage and dynamics of carbon and nitrogen in soil after grazing exclusion in Leymus chinensis grasslands of northern China. Journal of Environmental Quality, 37: 663-668.

66.  He NP, Han XG, Pan QM. 2005. Variations in VOCs emission potential of plant functional groups in the temperate grassland vegetation of Inner Mongolia, China. Acta Botanica Sinica, 47: 13-19.

67.  He NP, Han XG, Sun W, Pan QM. 2004. Biogenic VOCs emission inventory development of temperate grassland vegetation in Xilin river basin, Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Environmental Science, 16: 1024-1032.

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