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Name: NIU Shuli, Professor, PhD, Synthesis Research Center of Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, Key Laboratory of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Address: 11A Da Tun Road, An Wai, Beijing 100101, China 

Phone: 86-10-6488-8062 

Fax: 86-10-6488-9399 

E-mail: sniu@igsnrr.ac.cn  


Ph.D. in Plant Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). 2001-2004 

MS. in Agronomy, Henan Agriculture University, China. 1998-2001 

B.S. Agronomy, Henan Agriculture University, China. 1994-1998 

Academic appointments 

2013.1- Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

2012.2- 2012.12 Research Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma 

2008.9-2012.1 Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oklahoma 

2004.7.7-2008.8 Assistant and Associate Professor, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Research Interests 

Global Ecology 

Ecosystem Ecology 

Global Change and Biogeochemistry 



Niu, S*., A.T. Classen, Y.Luo. 2018. Functional traits along a transect. Functional Ecology 32 (1), 4-9.

Quan Q., F. Zhang, D. Tian, Q. Zhou, S. Niu*. 2018. Transpiration dominates ecosystem water use efficiency in response to warming in an alpine meadow. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeoscience. DOI:10.1002/2017JG004362.

Du Y., H. Han,Y. Wangn, M. Zhong, D. Hui, S. Niu, S. Wan. 2018. Plant functional groups regulate soil respiration responses to nitrogen addition and mowing over a decade. Functional Ecology. 10.1111/1365-2435.13045.

Tian J, He NP, Hale L, S. Niu, Yu GR, Liu Y, Blagodatskava E, Kuzyakov Y, Zhou JZ. 2018. Soil organic matter availability and climate drive latitudinal patterns in bacterial diversity from tropical to cold-temperate forests. Functional Ecology, 32:61-70.

Wang CH, Wang NN, Zhu JX, Liu Y, Xu XF, S. Niu, Yu GR, Han XG, He NP. 2018. Soil gross N ammonification and nitrification from tropical to temperate forests in eastern China. Functional Ecology, 32: 83-94.

Xu L., G Yu., N. He, S. Niu, J. Ge. 2018. Carbon storage in China’s terrestrial ecosystems: A synthesis. Scientific Reports 8(1). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20764-9.

Crowther T. W., M. B. Machmuller, J. C. Carey, S. D. Allison, J. M. Blair, S. D. Bridgham, A. J. Burton, F. A. Dijkstra, B. Elberling, M. Estiarte, K. S. Larsen, H. Laudon, M. Lupascu, S. Marhan, J. Mohan, S. Niu, J. J. Peñuelas, I. K. Schmidt, P. H. Templer, G. Kröel-Dulay, S. Frey, M. A. Bradford. 2018. Crowther et al. reply to N. van Gestel et al. Nature 554, Nature. doi:10.1038/nature25746. 


Niu S*, F. Zheng Fu, Y. Luo, PC. Stoy, TF. Keenan, B. Poulter, L. Zhang, S. Piao, X. Zhou, H Zheng, J. Han, Q. Wang, G. Yu. 2017. Interannual variability of ecosystem carbon exchange: From observation to prediction. Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12633.

Zhang FY., Q. Quan, B. Song, J. Sun, Y. Chen, Q. Zhou, S.Niu*. 2017. Net primary productivity and its partitioning in response to precipitation gradient in an alpine meadow. Scientific Reports. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-15580-6.

Li, Y., J. Sun, D. Tian, J. Wang, D. Ha, Y. Qu, G. Jing, S. Niu*. 2017. Soil acid cations induced reduction in soil respiration under nitrogen enrichment and soil acidification. Science of the Total Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.131.

Wang, J., J. Sun, N. He, S. Niu*. 2017. Vegetation and soil carbon turn over time from tropical to boreal forests. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12914.

Li, Y., D. Tian, H. Yang, S. Niu*. 2017. Size-dependent nutrient limitation from subtropical to cold temperate forest. Functional Ecology. DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.12975.

Song B., J. Sun, Q. Zhou, N Zong, L. Li, S. Niu*. 2017. Initial shifts in nitrogen impact on ecosystem carbon fluxes in an alpine meadow: patterns and causes. Biogeoscience. DOI: 10.5194/bg-2016-436.

Fu, Z, J. Dong, Y. Zhou, P. Stoy, S. Niu*. Long term trend and interannual variability of land carbon uptake-the attribution and processes. Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5685.

Fu, Z, P. Stoy, Y. Luo, J. Chen, J. Sun, et al. S. Niu*. 2017. Climate controls over the net carbon uptake period and amplitude of net ecosystem production in temperate and boreal ecosystems. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.05.009.

Fu, Z., D. Li, O. Hararuk, C, Schwalm, Y.Luo, L.Yan, S.Niu*. 2017. Recovery time and state change of terrestrial carbon cycle after disturbance. Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa8a5c.

Luo, Y., L. Jiang, S. Niu, X. Zhou. 2017. Nonlinear responses of land ecosystems to variation in precipitation. New Phytologist. 2017. 214: 5–7.

Liu, Y., N. He, J. Zhu, L. Xu, G. Yu, S. Niu, X. Sun, X. Wen. 2017. Regional variation in the temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition in China's forests and grasslands. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13613.

Luo, Y., Shi, Z., Lv X, Xia J., Liang J., Wang Y., Smith, MJ, Jiang, L., Ahlstrom, A., Chen, B., Hararuk, O., Hstings, A., Hoffman, F.M., Medlyn, B., Niu, S., Rasmussen, M, Todd-Brown, K., Wang, Y. 2017. Transient Dynamics of Terrestrial Carbon Storage: Mathematical foundation and Numeric Examples. Biogeoscience. 14(1):145-161.

Zhang, X., Y. Yang, C. Zhang, S. Niu, H. Yang, G. Yu, H.Wang, Xi. Sun, E. 2017. Blagodatskaya, Y. Kuzyakov, D. Tian, Y. Tang, S. Liu, X. Wen. 2017. Contrasting responses of phosphatase kinetic parameters to nitrogen and phosphorus additions in forest soils. Functional Ecology. DOI. 10.1111/1365-2435.12975.

Tian, J., N. He, L. Hale, S. Niu, G. Yu, Y. Liu, E. Blagodatskaya, Y. Kuzyakov, Q. Gao, J. Zhou. 2017. Soil organic matter availability and climate drive latitudinal patterns in bacterial diversity from tropical to cold-temperate forests. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12952

Nyckowiak J., Leśny J.,  Olejnik, J., Merbold L., Niu S. 2017. Regional carbon uptake of croplands in Poland between 1960 and 2009. Meterology Hydrology and Water Management. DOI:10.26491/mhwm/80505.

Yu G., Chen Z., Zhang L., Peng C., Chen J., Piao S., Zhang Y., Niu S., Wang Q., Luo Y., Ciais P., Baldocchi D. 2017. Recognizing the Scientific Mission of Flux Tower Observation Networks—Lay the Solid Scientific Data Foundation for Solving Ecological Issues Related to Global Change. Journal of Resources and Ecology. DOI:10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2017.02.001.


Niu, S*; A. Classen, J. Dukes,  P. Kardol,  L. Liu, Y. Luo,  L. Rustad, J. Sun, J. Tang, P. Templer, Q.  Thomas, D. Tian, S. Vicca, Y. Wang, J. Xia, S. Zaehle. 2016. Global patterns and substrate-based mechanisms of the terrestrial nitrogen cycle. Ecology Letters. Doi: 10.1111/ele.12591.

Li, Y., S Niu, *, G Yu,. 2016. Aggravated phosphorus limitation on biomass production under increasing N loading: A meta-analysis. Global Change Biology. 22: 934–943.

Tian, D., H. Wang, S. Niu*. 2016. Global evidence on nitrogen saturation of terrestrial ecosystem net primary productivity. Environmental Research Letters. Doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024012

Song, B., S. Niu*, Wan, S. 2016. Precipitation regulates plant gas exchange and its long-term response to climate change in a temperate grassland. Journal of Plant Ecology. Doi:10.1093/jpe/rtw010.

Xu, X., Shi, Z., Chen, X., Lin, Y., Niu, S., Jiang, L., Luo, R., Luo, Y. 2016. Unchanged carbon balance driven by equivalent responses of production and respiration to climate change in a mixed grass prairie. Global Change Biology 22(5): DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13192

Liu Y, Wang C. He N., Wen X., Gao Y., Li S., Niu S., K Butterbach-Bahl, Y. Luo, G. Yu. 2016. A global synthesis of the rate and temperature sensitivity of soil nitrogen mineralization: Latitudinal patterns and mechanisms. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13372

Chen, J., Luo, Y., Li, J., Zhou, X., Cao, J., Wang, R., Wang, Y., Shelton, S., Zhao, J., Walker, L.M., Feng, Z., Niu, S., Feng, W., Jian, S., Zhou, L. 2016. Co-stimulation of soil glycosidase activity and soil respiration by nitrogen addition. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13402.

Chen J., Y. Luo, J. Xia, R. Wang, Niu, S.. Et al. 2016. Warming effects on ecosystem carbon fluxes are modulated by plant functional types. Ecosystems. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.3538.8406

Chen, J., Y. Luo, J.Xia, Z.Shi, L.Jiang, Niu, S., X.Zhou, J.Cao. 2016. Differential responses of ecosystem respiration components to experimental warming in a meadow grassland on the Tibetan Plateau. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 220: 21-29.

Li, G., Han, H., Du, Y., Hui D, Xia J, Niu S, Li X., Wan S. 2016. Effects of warming and increased precipitation on net ecosystem productivity: A long-term manipulative experiment in a semiarid grassland. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. DOI:10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.09.004.

Ziemblińska K.,Urbaniak M.,Chojnicki B.H.,Black T.A., Niu S.,Olejnik J. . 2016. Net ecosystem productivity and its environmental controls in a mature Scots pine stand in north-western Poland. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. DOI:10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.05.022

Andresen, L.C., Muller C., De Dato G.D., Dukes, J.S., Emmett B.A., Estiarte, M., Jentsch A., Kroel-Dulay, G., Andreas L, Niu, S., Penuelas J., Reich P.B., Reinsch, S., Ogaya, R., Schmidt, I.K., Schneider M.K., Sternberg M., Tietema, A., Zhu, K., Bilton M.C. 2016. Shifting Impacts of Climate Change: Long-Term Patterns of Plant Response to Elevated CO2, Drought, and Warming Across Ecosystems. Advances in Ecological Research. DOI:10.1016/bs.aecr.2016.07.

Shao J., X. Zhou, Y.Luo, B. Li, M. Aurela, D. Billesbach, PD, Blanken, R. Bracho, JQ, Chen, M. Fischer, Y.Fu, L. Gu, S. Han, Y. He, T., Kolb, Y. Li, Z. Nagy, Niu, S, W, Oechel, K. Pinter, P. Shi, A. Suyker, M. Torn, A. Varlagin, H. Wang, J. Yan, G. Yu, J. Zhang. 2016. Direct and indirect effects of climatic variations on the interannual variability in net ecosystem exchange across terrestrial ecosystems. Tellus B. DOI: 10.3402/tellusb.v68.30575.

Crowther, T.W., Todd-Brown, K.E.O., Rowe, C.W., Wieder, W.R., Carey, J.C., Machmuller, M.B., Snoek, L.B.,  Fang, S., Zhou, G., Allison, S.D., Blair, J.M., Bridgham, S.D., Burton, A.J., Carrillo, Y., Reich, P.B., Clark, J.S., Classen, A.T., Dijkstra, F.A., Elberling, B., Emmett, B., Estiarte, M., Frey, S.D., Guo, J., Harte, J.,  Jiang, L., Johnson, B.R., Kröel-Dulay, G., Larsen, K.S., Laudon, H., Lavallee, J.M., Luo, Y., Lupascu, M., Ma, L.N., Marhan, S., Michelsen, A., Mohan, J., Niu, S., Pendall, E., Peñuelas, J., Pfeifer-Meister, L., Poll, C., Reinsch, S., Reynolds, L.L., Schmidt, I.K., Sistla, S.,  Sokol, N.W., Templer, P.H., Treseder, K.K., Welker, J.M., & Bradford, M.A. 2016. Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. Nature 540, 104–108.


Xia, J.*, S. Niu*, P.Ciais, I. Janssens, J. Chen, C. Ammann, A. Arain, P.D. Blanken, A. Cescatti, D. Bonal, N. Buchmann, P.S. Curtis, S. Chen, J. Dong, L.B. Flanagan, C. Frankenberg, T. Georgiadis, C.M. Gough, D. Hui, G. Kiely, J. Li, M. Lund, V. Magliulo, B. Marcolla, L. Merbold, L. Montagnani, E. Moors, J.E. Olesen, S. Piao, A. Raschi, O. Roupsard, A.E. Suyker, M. Urbaniak, F.P. Vaccari, A. Varlagin, T. Vesala, M. Wilkinson, E. Weng, G. Wohlfahrt, L. Yan, Y. Luo*. 2015. Joint control of terrestrial gross primary productivity by plant phenology and physiology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Doi:10.1073/pnas.1413090112. (*equal contributors and corresponding authors) 

Tian, D., S. Niu *. 2015. A global synthesis of soil acidification caused by nitrogen addition. Environmental Research Letters. Doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/2/024019. 

Fu, Z., S. Niu*, J.S. Dukes. 2015. What have we learned from global  change manipulative experiments in China? A meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. 5:12344 | DOi: 10.1038/srep12344  

Tian, D., S. Niu, Q. Pan, T, Ren, S. Chen, Y. Bai, X. Han. 2015. Nonlinear responses of ecosystem carbon fluxes and water use efficiency to nitrogen addition in Inner Mongolia grassland. Functional Ecology. DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.12513  

Hu. Z., S.Li, Q.Guo, S.Niu, N. He, L. Li, G.Yu. 2015. A synthesis of the effect of grazing exclusion on carbon dynamics in grasslands in China. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13133. 

Xu, X., Z.Shi, X. Chen, Y. Lin, S.Niu, L. Jiang, R. Luo, Y. Luo. 2015. Unchanged carbon balance driven by equivalent responses of production and respiration to climate change in a mixed grass prairie. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13192.  

Chen, Z., G. Yu, X. Zhu, Q. Wang, S. Niu, Z. Hu. 2015. Covariation between gross primary production and ecosystem respiration across space and the underlying mechanisms: A global synthesis. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 203: 180–190. 

Shao, J., X. Zhou, Y. Luo, B. Li, M. Aurela, D. Billesbach, P.D. Blanken, R. Bracho, J. Chen, M. Fischer, F. Fu, L. Gu, S. Han, Y. He, T. Kolb, Y. Li, Z. Nagy, S. Niu, W.C. Oechel, K. Pinter, P. Shi, A. Suyker, M. Torn, A. Varlagin, H. Wang, J. Yan, G. Yu, J. Zhang. 2015. Biotic and climatic controls on interannual variability in carbon fluxes across terrestrial ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 205:11-22.    

Zhang, T., Y. Zhang, M.Xu, J. Zhu, Mi. C. Wimberly, G. Yu, S.Niu, Y. Xi, X.Zhang, J. Wang. Light-intensity grazing improves alpine meadow productivity and adaption to climate change on the Tibetan Plateau. Scientific Reports. 5:15949 | DOi: 10.1038/srep15949.  

Sun, J., X. Wang, G. Cheng, J. Wu, J. Hong, S. Niu. 2014. Effects of grazing regimes on plant traits and soil nutrients in an alpine steppe, Northern Tibetan. PLoS ONE 9(9): e108821. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108821. 


Niu, S., Y. Luo, M. Dieze, T. Keenan, J. Li, Z. Shi, T. Chapin III. The role of data assimilation in predictive Ecology. Ecosphere. 5:1-16 

Niu, S., Y. Luo, D. Li, S.Cao, J. Xia, J. Li, M. Smith. 2014. Plant growth and mortality under climate extremes-an overview. Enviromental and Experimental Botany. 98:13-19. 

Song, B., S. Niu*, L. Li · L. Zhang · G. Yu. 2014. Soil carbon fractions in grasslands respond differently to various levels of nitrogen enrichments. Plant and Soil. 384:401–412 

Song, B., S. Niu*, Y. Luo, R. Luo, .J. Chen, G. Yu., J. Olejnik, G. Wohlfahrt, G. Kiely, A. Noormets, L. Montagnani, A. Cescatti, V. Magliulo, B. E. Law, M. Lund, A. Varlagin, A. Raschi, M. Peichl, M. B Nilsson, L. Merbold. 2014. Divergent Apparent Temperature Sensitivity of Terrestrial Ecosystem Respiration. Journal of Plant Ecology. 5:419-428 

Nyćkowiak J., J.Leśny, L.Merbold, S.Niu, E.Haas, R.Kiese, K. Butterbach-Bahl, J. Olejnik. 2014. Direct N2O emission from agricultural soils in Poland between 1960-2009. Regional Environmental Change. 14:1073-1082. 

Fang, H., S. Cheng, E. Lin, G. Yu, S.Niu, Y.Wang, M.Xu, X.Dang, L.Li, L.Wang. 2014. Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration stimulates soil microbial activity and impacts water-extractable organic carbon in an agricultural soil. Biogeochemistry. 122:253-267.  


Niu, S., R. Sherry, X, Zhou, Y. Luo. 2013. Ecosystem carbon fluxes in response to warming and clipping in a tallgrass prairie. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-013-9661-4   

Niu, S., Y. Fu, L, Gu, Y. Luo. Temperatrue sensitivity of canopy photosynthesis phenology in Northern ecosystems. Chapter 27 in M.D. Schwartz (ed.), Phenology: An Integrative Environmental Science, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6925  

Xu X, RA Sherry, S Niu, D Li, Y Luo. Net primary productivity and rain use efficiency as affected by warming, altered precipitation, and clipping in a mixed grass prairie. Global Change Biology. 19(9):2753-64.  

Wang, L., S. Niu, S.P. Godd, K. Soderberg, M.F. McCabe, R.A. Sherry, Y. Luo, X. Zhou, J. Xia, K.K. Caylor. The effect of warming on grassland evapotranspiration partitioning using laser-based isotope monitoring techniques. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2012.12.047.   

Luo R, Y. Dong, M. Gan, D. Li, S. Niu, A. Oliver , K. Wang, Y. Luo. 2013. Global Analysis of Explanatory Forces of Fire Activity: the Non-continuous Relationships between Vegetation and Fire. Life Science Journal, 10:15-24.   

Nyćkowiak J., J.Leśny, L.Merbold, S.Niu, E.Haas, R.Kiese, K. Butterbach-Bahl, J. Olejnik. 2013. Direct N2O emission from agricultural soils in Poland between 1960-2009. Regional Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-013-0543-2  

Xia J, Niu S, Wang X, Piao S, Yan L, and Wan S. 2013. Ecosystem carbon cycle under changing atmosphere, climate, and land use in Dryland East Asia. In Dryland East Asia: Land Dynamics amid Social and Climate Change (ed. by J. Chen , S. Wan, G. Henebry, J. Qi, G. Gutman, G. Sun, M. Kappas). Higher Education Press and De Gruyter Publishers.   


Niu, S., Y. Luo, S.Fei,w.Yuan, D. Schimel. BE. Law, C. Ammann, M. A.Arain, A. Arneth, M. Aubinet, A. Barr, J. Beringer, C. Bernhofer, T. A. Black, N. Buchmann, A. Cescatti, J. Chen, K.J. Davis, E. Dellwik, A. R. Desai, S. Etzold, L. Francois, D. Gianelle, B. Gielen, A. Goldstein, M.Groenendijk, L. Gu, N. Hanan, C. Helfter, T. Hirano, D. Y. Hollinger, M. B. Jones, G.Kiely, T. E Kolb, W. L. Kutsch, P.Lafleur, D. M. Lawrence, L. Li, A. Lindroth, M. Litvak, D.Loustau, M. Lund, M.Marek, T. A. Martin, G. Matteucci, M. Migliavacca, L.Montagnani, E. Moors, J. W. Munger, A. Noormets, W. Oechel, J. Olejnik, K. Tha Paw U, K. Pilegaard, S. Rambal, A. Raschi, R. L. Scott, G.Seufert, D. Spano, P.Stoy, M. A. Sutton, A.Varlagin, T. Vesala, E.Weng, G. Wohlfahrt, B. Yang, Z. Zhang, X. Zhou. 2012. Thermal optimality of net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide and underlying mechanisms. New Phytologist. 194: 775–783 

Xu, X., S. Niu, R. Sherry, X. Zhou., Y. Luo. 2012. Belowground net primary production and biomass partitioning in response to climate warming and clipping. Global Change Biology. 18:1648-1656 

Li, D., S. Niu, Y. Luo. 2012. Global patterns of dynamics of soil carbon ntirogen stocks following afforestation: a meta-analysis. New Phytologist. 195(1):172-81 

Song, B., S. Niu, Z. Zhang, H. Yang, L. Li, S. Wan. 2012. Light and heavy fractions of soil organic matter in response to climate warming and increased precipitation in a temperate steppe. PlosONE. 7(3):e33217 

Luo, Y., J.Randerson, G.Abramowitz, G.C. Bacour, E.M. Blyth, N. Carvalhais, P. Ciais, D. Dalmonech, J.B. Fisher, R.A. Fisher, P. Friedlingstein, K. Hibbard , F. Hoffman, D.N. Huntzinger, C.D. Jones, D. Lawrence, D. Li, M. Mahecha, S. Niu,  R. Norby, S. Piao, X. Qi, P.Peylin, C.Prentice, W.J. Riley, M. Reichstein, Y.P. Wang, J. Xia, S.Zaehle, X. Zhou. 2012. A Framework of Benchmarking Land Models. Biogeosciences 9: 3857-3874 

Xu, X, R. Sherry, S. Niu, Y. Luo. 2012. Long-term experimental warming decreased labile soil organic carbon in a tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 361:307-315 

Zhang, L., D. Guo, S. Niu, C. Wang, C. Shao, L. Li. 2012. Effects of mowing on methane uptake in a semiarid grassland in northern China. PlosONE. 7(4): e35952. 


Niu, S., Y. Luo, S. Fei, L. Montagnani, G. Bohrer, I.A. Janssens, B. Gielen, S. RambalL, E. Moors, G. Matteucci. 2011. Seasonal hysteresis of net ecosystem exchange in response to temperature change: patterns and causes. Global Change Biology, 17, 3102–3114. 

Niu, S., Z. Zhang, J. Xia, X. Zhou, B. Song, L. Li and S. Wan. 2011. Water use efficiency in response to climate change -from leaf to ecosystem in a temperate steppe. Global Change Biology. 17: 1073-1082. 

Yuan, W., Y. Luo, S. Liang, G. Yu, S. Niu, P. Stoy, J. Chen, A. R. Desai, A. Lindroth, C. M. Gough, R. Ceulemans, A. Arain, C. Bernhofer, B. Cook, D. R. Cook, D. Dragoni, B. Gielen, I. Janssens, B. Longdoz, H. Liu, M. Lund, G. Matteucci, E. Moors, R. L. Scott, G. Seufert, and R. Varner. 2011. Thermal adaptation of net ecosystem exchange. Biogeosciences, 8, 1–11. 


Niu, S., R. Sherry, X. Zhou, S. Wan, Y. Luo. 2010. Nitrogen regulation of the climate-carbon feedback: evidence from a long-term global change experiment. Ecology. 91: 3261:3273. 

Niu, S., M. Wu, Y. Han, J. Xia, Z. Zhang, H. Yang, and S. Wan. 2010. Nitrogen effects on net ecosystem carbon exchange in a temperate steppe. Global Change Biology 16: 144-155. 

Luo, Y., J. Melillo, S. Niu, C. Beier, J.S. Clark, A.T. Classen, E. Davidson, J.S. Dukes, R. D. Evans, C.B. Field, C.I. Czimczik, M. Keller, B.A. Kimball, L.M. Kueppers, R. J. Norby, S.L. Pelini, E. Pendall, E. Rastetter, J. Six, M. Smith, M.Tjoelker, M. S. Torn. 2010. Coordinated Approaches to quantify long-term ecosystem dynamics in response to global change. Global Change Biology, 17:843-854. 

Bai, W., S. Wan, S. Niu, W. Liu, Q. Chen, Q. Wang, W. Zhang, X. Han, and L. Li. 2010. Increased temperature and precipitation interact to affect root production, mortality, and turnover in a temperate steppe: Implications for ecosystem C cycling. Global Change Biology DOI: 16, 1306–1316. 

Wu, M., S. Niu, S. Wan. 2010. Contrasting effects of clipping and nutrient addition on reproductive traits of Heteropappus altaicus at the individual and population levels. Ecological Research. 25: 867-874. 

Cheng, X., Y. Luo, B. Su, X. Zhou, S. Niu, R. Sherry, E. Weng, Q. Zhang. 2010. Experimental warming and clipping altered litter carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a tallgrass prairie. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 138 (3-4), 206-213 


Niu, S., H. Yang, Z. Zhang, M. Wu, Q. Lu, L. Li, X. Han, S. Wan. 2009. Non-additive effects of water and nitrogen addition on ecosystem carbon exchange in a temperate steppe. Ecosystems 12: 915-926. 

Xia, J., S. Niu, and S. Wan. 2009. Response of ecosystem carbon exchange to warming and nitrogen addition during two hydrologically contrasting growing seasons in a temperate steppe. Global Change Biology 15: 1544-1556. 

Wan, S., J. Xia, W. Liu, and S. Niu. 2009. Photosynthetic over-compensation under nocturnal warming enhances grassland carbon sequestration. Ecology 90: 2700-2710 


Niu, S., M. Wu, Y. Han, J. Xia, L. Li, S. Wan. 2008. Water-mediated responses of ecosystem C fluxes to climatic change in a temperate steppe. New Phytologist 177: 209-219. 

Niu, S., W. Liu, and S. Wan. 2008. Different growth responses of C3 and C4 grasses to seasonal water and nitrogen regimes and competition in a pot experiment. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 1431-1439. 

Niu, S. and S. Wan. 2008. Warming changes species competitive hierarchy in a temperate steppe of northern China. Journal of Plant Ecology 1: 103-110. 

Niu, S., Z. Li, J. Xia, Y. Han, M. Wu, and S. Wan. 2008. Climatic warming changes plant photosynthesis and its temperature dependence in a temperate steppe of northern China. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 63: 91-101. 

Zhang, Y., S. Niu, W. Xu, Y. Han. 2008. Species-specific response of photosynthesis to burning and nitrogen fertilization. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 50: 565-574. 


Niu, S., H. Guo, K. Ma, S. Wan. 2007. Field Facilities in global warming and terrestrial ecosystem research. Journal of Plant Ecology 31: 262-271. 

Yuan, Z., W. Liu, S. Niu, and S. Wan. 2007. Plant nitrogen dynamics and nitrogen-use strategies under altered nitrogen seasonality and competition. Annals of Botany 100: 821-830 

Peng, Y. G. Jiang, X. Liu, S. Niu, M. Liu, D.K. Biswas. 2007. Photosynthesis, transpiration and water use efficiency of four plant species with grazing intensities in Hunshandak Sandland, China. Journal of Arid Environments 70 (2), 304-315. 

Li, Y., G. Jiang, M. Liu, S. Niu, L.Gao, X. Cao. 2007. Photosynthetic response to precipitation/rainfall in predominant tree (Ulmus pumila) seedlings in Hunshandak Sandland, China. Photosynthetica 45 (1), 133-138 


Niu, S., Y. Zhang, Z. Yuan, W. Liu, J. Huang, and S. Wan. 2006. Effects of interspecific competition and nitrogen seasonality on the photosynthetic characteristics of C3 and C4 grasses. Environmental and Experimental Botany 57: 270-277. 

Niu, S., G. Jiang, S. Wan, Y. Li, L. Gao, M. Liu. 2006. A sand-fixing pioneer C3 species in sandland displays characteristics of C4 metabolism. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 57: 123-130. 

Cui, H., G. Jiang, S. Niu, C. Jiang, M. Liu, S. Yu, L. Gao. 2006. Ecophysiological Response of Plants to Combined Pollution from Heavy‐duty Vehicles and Industrial Emissions in Higher Humidity. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 48 (12), 1391-1400. 

Ding, L., K. Wang, G. Jiang, Y. Li, C. Jiang, M. Liu, S. Liu, Y. Peng. 2006. Diurnal variation of gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence, and xanthophyll cycle components of maize hybrids released in different years. Photosynthetica 44 (1), 26-31. 


Niu, S., Z.Yuan, W. Liu, Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, J. Huang, S.Wan. 2005. Photosynthetic responses of C3 and C4 species to seasonal water variability and competition. Journal of Experimental Botany 56: 2867-2876. 

Niu, S., G. Jiang, S. Wan, M. Liu, Y. Li, L. Gao. 2005. Ecophysiological acclimation to different soil moistures in plants from a semi arid sandland. Journal of Arid Environment. 63(2): 353-365. 

Ding, L., K. Wang, G. Jiang, M. Liu, S. Niu, L. Gao. 2005. Post-anthesis changes in photosynthetic traits of maize hybrids released in different years. Field crops research 93 (1), 108-115. 

Peng, Y., G. Jiang, M. Liu, S. Niu, S. Yu, D.K. Biswas, Q. Zhang, X. Shi, Q. Yang. 2005. Potentials for combating desertification in Hunshandak Sandland through nature reserve. Environmental management 35 (4), 453-460 


Niu, S., G. Jiang, L. Gao, Y. Li, M. Liu. 2004. Gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence response to simulated rainfall in Hedysarum fruticosum. Photosynthetica. 42(1):1-6. 

Niu, S., G. Jiang, L. Gao, Y. Li, H. Cui, Y. Peng. 2004. Comparison of ecophysiological responses to simulated precipitation between a typical shrub and grass coexisted in sanddune of Hunshandak Sandland. Journal of Integrative Biology 46 (10) 1170-1177. 

Liu, M., G. Jiang, Y. Li, L. Gao, S. Niu. 2004 . C ontrol of sandstorms in Inner Mongolia, China . Environmental Conservation , 31 : 269-273 

Cui, H., G. Jiang, S. Niu, Y. Li, C. Jiang, M. Liu, L. Gao. 2004. Gas exchanges of an endangered species Syringa pinnatifolia and a widespread congener S. oblata. Photosynthetica 42 (4), 529-534. 1 

Li, Y. L. Li, G. Jiang, S. Niu, M. Liu, L. Gao, Y. Peng, C. Jiang. 2004.Traits of chlorophyll fluorescence in 99 plant species from the sparse-elm grassland in Hunshandak Sandland. Photosynthetica 42 (2), 243-249 


Niu, S., G. Jiang, Y. Li, L. Gao, M. Liu, Y. Peng, L.Ding. 2003. Comparison of photosynthetic traits between two typical shrubs: legume and non-legume in Hunshandak Sandland. Photosynthetica. 41 (1): 111-116. 

Niu, S., G. Jiang, Y. Li, L. Gao, M. Liu. 2003. Diurnal gas exchange and superior resources use efficiency of typical C4 species in Hunshandak Sandland, China. Photosynthetica. 41(2):221-226. 

Liu, M., G. Jiang, Y. Li, S. Niu, L. Gao. 2003. Leaf osmotic potentials of 104 plant species in relationship to habitats and plant functional types (PFTs) in Hunshandak Sandland, Inner Mongolia , China . Trees , 17(6): 554 -560 

Liu, M., G. Jiang, S. Niu, Y. Li, L. Gao, L. Ding, Y. Peng. 2003. Photosynthetic response to soil water contents of an annual pioneer C4 grass ( Agriophyllum squarrosum ) in Hunshandak Sandland , China . Photosynthetica.41 (2), 293-296. 

Liu, M., G. Jiang, Y. Li, S. Niu, L. Gao, H. Cui, L. Ding. 2003. Gas exchange, photochemical efficiency and leaf water potential in three Salix species. Photosynthetica , 41(3): 393-398 

Li, Y., G. Jiang, S. Niu, M. Liu, Y. Peng, S. Yu, L. Gao. 2003.  Gas exchange and water use efficiency of three native tree species in Hunshandak Sandland of China . Photosynthetica 41(2): 227-296. 

Professional Activities 

Co-organizer of an open conference for RCN FORECAST project (Woods Hole, 2012 October) 

Organizer & moderator  

Co-organizer of an organized oral session for 2010 AGU (American Geophysical Union) fall meeting (San Francisco, CA): “B22 - Data Assimilation to Improve Biogeochemical Models Across Multiple Scales” 

Co-organizer of a workshop “RCN: Forecasts Of Resource and Environmental Changes: data Assimilation Science and Technology (FORECAST)” (Boulder, CO, July12-15, 2010) 

Editorial Board Member  

Scientific Report 

Ecosphere (special Feature) 

Journal reviewer 

 Nature-Scientific Report, Global Change Biology, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, New Phytologist, Annals of Botany, Ecological Applications, Ecosystems, Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Arid Environment, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Plant Ecology, Oecologia, Plant Cell & Environment, Rangeland Ecology & Management, Environmental Management 

Workshop/conferences attended  

1. Oral presentation at 2012 AGU fall meeting: “Theoretical Analysis of the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle” (On behalf of Dr.Yiqi Luo, San Francisco, California, December 9-13, 2012). 

2. Poster presentation at 2012 AGU fall meeting: “Recovery of Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Cycling from Disturbance” (San Francisco, California, December 9-13, 2012). 

3. Oral presentation at 97th ESA (Ecological Society of American) meeting: “Evapotranspiration in response to warming and clipping in a tallgrass prairie” (Portland, Oregon, Aug 5-10, 2012) 

4. Oral presentation at Poznan University of Life Science: “Climate warming and terrestrial ecosystem carbon sequestration” (Pozman, Poland, April 30, 2012) 

5. Poster presentation at 2012 EGU meeting: “State changes in terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling after recovering from disturbance” (Vienna, Austria, April 23-27, 2012) 

6. Oral presentation at DOE workshop "Threshold responses of belowground carbon processes in response to precipitation change" (DC, March 13-15, 2012) 

7. Poster presentation at Climate Carbon-NIMBioS Investigative Workshop "State changes in terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling after recovering from disturbance" (Knoxville, Tennessee, February 13-15, 2012) 

8. Oral presentation at 96th ESA (Ecological Society of American) meeting: “C3 & C4 species composition determines ecosystem response to climate warming” (Austin, Aug 8-12, 2011) 

9. Poster presentation at RCN: INTERFACE workshop: “Thermal optimality of net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide” (Captiva Island, Florida, February 28- March2, 2011). 

10. Poster presentation at AmeriFlux Science Meeting & 3rd NACP conference: “Temperature acclimation and adaptation of net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide” (New Orleans, LA, January 31-February 4, 2011). 

11. Oral presentation at 95th ESA meeting: “C3-C4 composition regulates the response of grassland carbon and water fluxes to climate warming” (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aug 1-6, 2010). 

12. Poster presentation at 2009 AGU fall meeting: “Nitrogen regulation of the climate –carbon feedback-evidence from a long term global change experiment” (San Francisco, California, December 13-17, 2009). 

13. Oral presentation at 92th ESA meeting: “Day and night warming differentially affect ecosystem carbon and water fluxes in a temperate steppe” (San Jose, California, Aug 3-8, 2007). 

14. Oral presentation at 92th ESA meeting: “Global response patterns of terrestrial plant species to nitrogen addition: A meta-analysis” (San Jose, California, Aug 3-8, 2007). 

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Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shuli_Niu2/contributions?ev=prf_act

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