Xueyun Yang

  Professor: Xueyun Yang

  Head of “National Monitoring Base of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Efficiency on Loess Soil”


  Email"xueyunyang@nwsuaf.edu.cn <mailto:xueyunyang@nwsuaf.edu.cn>; xueyunyang@hotmail.com <mailto:xueyunyang@hotmail.com>


  AddressCollege of Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, P.R.China, 712100

  Research Interests

  My group investigates soil fertility evolution, and soil functions support plant health and productivity including cycling of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. We also work on interactions between the winter wheat varieties and soil fertility gradients, soil carbon sequestration in farm-land and soil water management in rain fed agriculture. The three 24 -year long-term field experiments managed by “National Monitoring Base of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Efficiency on Loess Soil” provide an invaluable resource for these kinds of researches.


  1.Features of soil fertility of arable land in Northwestern region of China and the demonstration of integrated techniques of soil fertility improvement. Financially supported by the Special Fund for Agro-Scientific Research in the Public Interest of China (201203030).

  2.Monitoring soil fertility evolution and fertilizer efficiency on Loess soil and construction of the soil fertility database and information system. Financially supported by the National Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Effects Long-term Monitoring Network.

  Publications: (Since 2006)

  1.Yang X, B.H Sun, S.L Zhang. 2014. Trends of yield and soil fertility in a long tern wheat maize system. Journal of Integrated Agriculture. 13(2): 402-414.

  2.Shen Pu, M G Xu, H M Zhang, X Y Yang, S M Huang, S X Zhang, X H He. 2014. Long tren response of soil Olsen P and organic C to the depletion or addition of chemical and organic fertilizers. Catena. 118: 20-27.

  3.Jiang Guiying, Minggang Xu, Xinhua He, Wenju Zhang, Shaomin Huang, Xueyun Yang, Hua Liu, Chang Peng, Yasuhito Shirato, Toshichika Iizumi, Jinzhou Wang, and Daniel V. Murphy. 2014. Soil organic carbon sequestration in upland soils of northern China under variable fertilizer management and climate change scenarios. Global Biogechemical Cycles. 28:319-333.

  4.Wang X. J., M. G. Xu, J. P. Wang, W. J. Zhang, X. Y. Yang, S. M. Huang, H. Liu. 2014. Fertilization enhancing carbon sequestration as carbonate in arid cropland: assessments of long-term experiments in northern China. Plant and Soil. 380 (1-2):89-100.

  5.Duan YH, M.G Xu, SD Gao, X Yang, SM Huang, HB Liu, BR Wang. 2014. Nitrogen use efficiency in a wheat-corn cropping system from 15years of manure and fertilizer applications. Field Crop Research.

  6.Bai ZH, HG Li, XY Yang, BK Zhou, XJ Shi, BR Wang, DC Li JB Shen, Q Chen, W Qin, O Oenema, FS Zhang. 2013. The critical soil P levels for crop yield, soil fertility and environmental safety in different soil types. Plant and Soil. 372: 27-37

  7.Liang B, W Zhao, X Yang, J Zhou. 2013. Fate of nitrogen-15 as influenced by soil and nutrient management history in a 19-year wheat-maize experiment. Field Crops Research, 144: 126-134.

  8.Liang B, X Yang, D V Murphy, X He, J Zhou?. 2013. Fate of 15N-labeled fertilizer in soils under dryland agriculture after 19 years of different fertilizations. Biol Fertil Soils, 49:977-986.

  9.Xueyun Yang, Weidong Ren, Benhua Sun, Shulan Zhan. 2012. Effects of contrasting soil management regimes on total and labile soil organic carbon fractions in a loess soil in China. Geoderma, 177-178: 49-56.

  10.Bin Liang, Xueyun Yang , Xinhua He, Daniel V. Murphy, Jianbin Zhou. 2012. Long-term combined application of manure and NPK fertilizers influenced nitrogen retention and stabilization of organic C in Loess soil. Plant and Soil, 353:249-260.

  11.Yinghua Duan, Minggang Xu , Bairen Wang, Xueyun Yang, Shaomin Huang, Suduan Gao. 2011. Long-term evaluation of manure application on maize yield and nitrogen use efficiency in China. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:1562-1573.

  12.Xueyun Yang, Pingru Li, Shulan Zhang, Benhua Sun, Chen Xinping. 2011. Long-term-fertilization effects on soil organic carbon, physical properties, and wheat yield of a loess soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition Soil Science, 174: 775-784.

  13.Huimin Zhang, Xueyun Yang, Xinhua He, Minggang Xu?,Shaomin Huang, Hua Liu, Boren Wang. 2011. Effect of long-term potassium fertilization on crop yield and potassium efficiency and balance under wheat-maize rotation in China. Pedosphere, 21(2): 154-163.

  14.Bin Liang, Xueyun Yang, Xinhua He, Jianbin Zhou. 2011. Effects of 17-year fertilization on soil microbial biomass C and N and soluble organic C and N in loessial soil during maize growth. Biol Fertil Soils, 47:121-128.

  15.Shulan Zhang, Pingru Li, Xueyun Yang, Zhaohui Wang, Xinping Chen. 2011. Effects of tillage and plastic mulch on soil water, growth and yield of spring-sown maize. Soil & Tillage Research, 112:92-97.

  16.Xueyun Yang*, S.S Zhou, B.H. Sun, B.Q. Wang, S.L. Zhang, Q.Z. Gu. 2010. Microbial properties of a Loess soil as affected by various nutrient management practices in the Loess Plateau of China. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 41:956-967.

  17.Macdonald C., X.Y. Yang, I. M. Clark, F.J Zhao, P.R. Hirsch, S. P. McGrath. 2010. Relative impact of soil, metal source and metal concentration on bacterial community structure and community tolerance.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 42(9):1408-1417.

  18.Jie Liu, Hua Liu, Shaomin Huang, Xueyun Yang, Boren Wang, Xiuying Li, Yibing Ma. 2010. Nitrogen efficiency in long-term wheat-maize cropping systems under diverse field sites in China. Field Crops Research,118:145-151.

  19.Bing-qiang Zhao, Xiu-ying Li, Xiao-ping Li, Xiao-jun Shi, Shao-min Huang, Bo-ren Wang, Ping Zhu, Xue-yun Yang, Hua Liu, Yi Chen, Paul Poulton, David Powlson, Alan Todd, and Roger Payne. 2010. Long-Term Fertilizer Experiment Network in China: Crop Yields and Soil Nutrient Trends. Agron. J. 102:216-230.

  20.Yu H. Su, Xueyun. Yang*. Interactions between selected PAHs and the microbial community in rhizosphere of a paddy soil. Science of Total Environment 2009, 407 (3): 1027-1034.

  21.Shulan Zhang, Lars Lo¨vdahl, Harald Grip, Yanan Tong, Xueyun Yang*, Quanjiu Wang. 2009. Effects of mulching and catch cropping on soil temperature, soil moisture and wheat yield on the Loess Plateau of China. Soil & Tillage Research, 102 (1):78-86.

  22.Yu H. Su, Xueyun. Yang, Cary T. CHIOU. 2008. Effect of rhizosphere on soil microbial community and in-situ pyrene biodegradation. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China <http://www.springerlink.com/content/120540/?p=8274c69e84d647d596cecd473c044272&pi=0>. Vol 2(4 <http://www.springerlink.com/content/j487v5x93882/?p=8274c69e84d647d596cecd473c044272&pi=0>):468-474.

  23.Shulan Zhang, Xueyun Yang, Martin Wiss, Harald Grip, Lars Lovdahl. 2006, Changes in physical properties of a loess soil in China following two long-tern fertilization regimes.Geoderma, 136:579-587.


  ? 2004 PhD in Plant Nutrition (Northwest A&F Universuty)

  ? 1989 BSc in Soil Science and Agro Chemistry (Northwest Agriculture University)