U.S.-China Ecopartnership for Environmental Sustainability - USCEES

Collaborative Journal Papers

To date, four special issues of scientific journals have been published or are in the process of publishing. These include:

Zhuang, J., Yu, H.Q., Henry, T., and Sayler, G. Eds. (2015). Fate and Toxic Effects of Environmental Stressors, Ecotoxicology Special Issue (to be online published in June 2015). This special issue is the outcome of the 2014 annual symposium, held in Hefei, China.

Jardine, P., Shao, M.A., and Gentry, R. Eds. (2013). Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Hydrological Processes in China, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.

Special Issue 18(4). This special issue is the outcome of a series of China-US collaborative research projects in hydrology and land use within the framework of the China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change.

Lei, T-W., Zhuang, J., Yu, X-X. Eds. (2015). Special Issue of Catena “Understanding of Hydrological and Erosion Processes under Climate Change” (12 papers have been accepted and will be published online in June). This special issue is a result of research collaboration of Chinese and the U.S. scientists based on the academic activities organized by the USCEES.

Zhuang, J. Ed. (2013). Special Feature of Environmental Management “Sustainability of Bioenergy Systems: Cradle to Grave” (2013, Vol.51, Issue 2). This is a result of a series of research visits of scientists from two nations within the framework of USCEES.

In addition to the special issues of journals produced from the annual meetings a number of peer-reviewed papers and editorials have been jointly published from these collaborative exchange visits and projects. These include:

Gibson, C., Berry, T.D., Wang, R., Spencer, J.A., Johnston, C.T., Jiang, Y., Bird, J.A., Filley, T.R. (2016) Weathering of pyrogenic organic matter induces fungal oxidative enzyme response in single culture inoculation experiments. Organic Geochemistry, 32-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.12.003.

Filley, T.R., Li, M.L., Zhuang, J., Yu, G.R.,;Sayler, G., Ouyang, Z.Y., Han, X.G., Zhang, X.D., Jiang, G.B., Zhou, C.H., Wang, F.,; Bickham, JW. (2015) Bi-national research and education cooperation in the US-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 7, Issue: 4 Article Number: 041512.

Wu, N., Filley, T.R., Bai, E., Han, S.J., Jiang P. (2015) Incipient changes of lignin and substituted fatty acids under N addition in a Chinese forest soil. Organic Geochemistry 79, 14-20.

Filley T.R., Hsieh, S.T., Gomez, E., Mahajan, D. (2015) The US-China EcoPartnership: How subnational organizations can help solve global environmental challenges. Mandarin Environment, Vol 1, Issue 1. Page 20. http://issuu.com/mandarinenvironment/docs/me_first_issue_2015__feb_17__update_504468cfe8c56e/1.

Wang, R.Z, Dorodnikov, M. ,Yang, S., Zhang, Y., Filley, T.R., Turco, R.F., Zhang, Y., Xu, Z., Li, H., Jiang, Y. (2015) Responses of enzymatic activities within soil aggregates to 9-year nitrogen and water addition in a semi-arid grassland. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 81. 159e167.

Dong, W.Y., Zhang, X.Y., X.D., Fu, X.L., Yang, F.T., Liu, X.Y., Sun, X.M., Wen, X.F., and Schaeffer, S. (2014). Changes in soil microbial community composition in response to fertilization of paddy soils in subtropical China. Applied Soil Ecology 84: 140–147.

Wang R.Z., Filley, T.R., Xu, Z.W., Wang, X., Li, M.H., Zhang, Y.G., Luo, W. and Jiang. Y. (2014). Coupled response of soil carbon and microbial activity to nitrogen and water addition in a semi-arid grassland. Plant and Soil. 381, Issue: 1-2, 323-336.

Yang, Y.F.,Wang,Q.J., and Zhuang, J. (2013). Estimating hydraulic parameters of stony soils on the basis of one-dimensional water absorption properties. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B - Soil and Plant Science (doi:10.1080/09064710.2012.762424).

Guo, T.l., Wang, Q.j., Bai, W.J., and Zhuang, J. (2013). Effect of land use on scouring flow hydraulics and transport of soil solute in erosion. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 18(4): 465-473 (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000611).

Zhang, B., He, H.B., Ding, X.L., Zhang, X.D., Zhang, X.P., Yang, X.M., and Filley, T.R. (2012). Soil microbial community dynamics over a maize (Zea mays L.) growing season under conventional- and no-tillage practices in a rainfed agroecosystem. Soil & Tillage Research 124: 153–160.

Zhang, M., Yu,G.R., Zhuang, J., Gentry, R.W., Fu, Y.L., Sun, X.M., Zhang, L.M., Wen, X.F., Wang, Q.F., Han, S.J., Yan, J.H., Zhang, Y.P., Wang, Y.F., Li, Y.N. (2011). Effects of cloudiness change on net ecosystem exchange, light use efficiency, and water use efficiency in typical ecosystems of China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151(7): 803-816 (doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.01.011).

He, H.B., Zhang, W., Zhang, X.D., Xie, H.T., Zhuang, J. (2011). Temporal responses of soil microorganisms to substrate addition as indicated by amino sugar differentiation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1155-1161 (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.02.002).