• title: professor
  • department: institute of arid agroecology, school of life scie
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2011.05-present   lanzhou university, school of life sciences



academic appointments

2005.09-2010.06   lanzhou university, ecology, ph.d.

2001.09-2005.06   shaoxing university, biology, b.s.


administrative appointments

1. reviewer of agricultural and forest meteorology, climate dynamics, climatic change etc.

2. global environment outlook (geo-5), united nations environment programme (unep), fellowship programme

3. one of the leader authors of global altas of desertification (3rd edition)


honors & awards



national science foundation of china-31200373, principal inverstigator: “how resilient are grass and shrub ecosystem of the loess plateau to climate change? an analysis using mechanistic model”




national science foundation of china-31200373, principal inverstigator: “exprimental and modeling study on the response of semiarid grassland ecosystem to precipitation changes on the loess plateau”



ye, j.-s., bradford, m. a., dacal, m., maestre, f. t., garcía-palacios, p. (2019). increasing microbial carbon use efficiency with warming predicts soil heterotrophic respiration globally. global change biology, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14738.

ye, j.-s., delgado-baquerizo, m., soliveres, s., maestre, f. t. (2019). multifunctionality debt in global drylands linked to past biome and climate. global change biology, 25(6), 2152-2161. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14631. 

zheng, k., wei, j.-z., pei, j.-y., cheng, h., zhang, x.-l., huang, f.-q., li, f.-m.*,  ye, j.-s.* (2019). impacts of climate change and human activities on grassland vegetation variation in the chinese loess plateau. science of the total environment, 660, 236-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.022 

zheng, k., ye, j.-s.*, jin, b.-c., zhang, f., wei, j.-z. & li, f.-m.* (2019). effects of agriculture, climate, and policy on ndvi change in a semi-arid river basin of the chinese loess plateau. arid land research and management, 1-18. 10.1080/15324982.2018.1555562

ye, j.-s, gong, y.-h., zhang, f., ren, j., bai, x.-k. & zheng, y. (2018). which temperature and precipitation extremes best explain the variation of warm versus cold years and wet versus dry years? journal of climate, 31, 45-59. 10.1175/jcli-d-17-0377.1

ye, j.-s, pei, j.-y. & fang, c. (2018). under which climate and soil conditions the plant productivity–precipitation relationship is linear or nonlinear? science of the total environment, 616-617, 1174-1180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.203

yu, y.-y., turner, n. c., gong, y.-h., li, f.-m., fang, c., ge, l.-j. & ye, j.-s.* (2018). benefits and limitations to straw- and plastic-film mulch on maize yield and water use efficiency: a meta-analysis across hydrothermal gradients. european journal of agronomy, 99, 138-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2018.07.005

fang, c., li, f., pei, j., ren, j., gong, y., yuan, z., ke w.b., zheng y., bai x.k., ye, j.-s.* (2018). impacts of warming and nitrogen addition on soil autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration in a semi-arid environment. agricultural and forest meteorology, 248, 449-457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.10.032

fang, c., ye, j.-s.*, gong, y., pei, j., yuan, z., xie, c., zhu y., yu, y. (2017). seasonal responses of soil respiration to warming and nitrogen addition in a semi-arid alfalfa-pasture of the loess plateau, china. science of the total environment, 590–591, 729-738. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.034

ye, j.-s, reynolds, j. f., maestre, f. t. & li, f.-m. (2016). hydrological and ecological responses of ecosystems to extreme precipitation regimes: a test of empirical-based hypotheses with an ecosystem model. perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics, 22, 36-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2016.08.001

ye, j.-s. (2014). trend and variability of china's summer precipitation during 1955–2008. international journal of climatology, 34, 559-566. 10.1002/joc.3705

ye, j.-s., reynolds, j. f. & li, f.-m. (2014). a mechanistic-bioclimatic modeling analysis of the potential impact of climate change on biomes of the tibetan plateau. ecology, 95, 2109–2120. 10.1890/13-1014.1

ye, j.-s., li, w., li, l. & zhang, f. (2013). "north drying and south wetting" summer precipitation trend over china and its potential linkage with aerosol loading. atmospheric research, 125, 12-19. 10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.01.007

ye, j.-s., reynolds, j. f., sun, g. j. & li, f. m. (2013). impacts of increased variability in precipitation and air temperature on net primary productivity of the tibetan plateau: a modeling analysis. climatic change, 119, 321-332. 10.1007/s10584-013-0719-2

ye, j.-s. & liu, c. (2012). suitability of mulch and ridge-furrow techniques for maize across the precipitation gradient on the chinese loess plateau. journal of agricultural science, 4, 182-190. 10.5539/jas.v4n10p182

ye, j.-s., li, f., sun, g., chen, y. & mou, y. (2010). a multi-criteria evaluation approach to access agricultural land use potential on the loess plateau of china. intelligent automation and soft computing, 16, 891-901

ye, j.-s., li, f., sun, g. & guo, a. (2010). solar dimming and its impact on estimating solar radiation from diurnal temperature range in china, 1961-2007. theoretical and applied climatology, 101, 137-142. 10.1007/s00704-009-0213-y

ye, j.-s., guo, a. & sun, g. (2009). statistical analysis of reference evapotranspiration on the tibetan plateau. journal of irrigation and drainage engineering-asce, 135, 134-140. 10.1061/(asce)0733-9437(2009)135:2(134)

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