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理学博士,研究员,博士生导师,国家“杰出青年”基金获得者,中组部“青年千人计划”入选者。2004年于中国科学院植物研究所获生态学博士,2005-2008年于中国科学院植物研究所从事生态系统响应全球变化的控制实验研究,2008-2012年于美国俄克拉荷马大学从事区域和全球生态数据挖掘。目前担任Ecology Letters、Functional Ecology、Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences等国际期刊编委。 在Nature、PNAS、Ecology Letters、Global Change Biology、New Phytologists 等生态学和植物学主流刊物发表 SCI索引论文100余篇。

研究领域和研究方向

1. 区域及全球生态学:利用数据挖掘对陆地生态系统联网观测和联网实验数据进行整合分析,揭示陆地生态系统关键地表过程的大尺度格局及其环境调控因子和机制。

2. 生态系统结构和功能对全球变化的响应和适应-控制实验研究:利用全球变化野外控制实验研究生态系统结构和功能,尤其是生态系统碳、氮、水循环及其耦合对气候变化和人类干扰的响应和适应。

代表性学术论文

2019

133. Quan Q., Tian DS, Zhang FY., Ma FF., Song B., Chen H, T. Crowther, S. Niu*. 2019. Water scaling on net ecosystem exchange in response to warming. Science Advances. 5: eaav1131.

132. Fu Z., P. Stoy, B. Poulter, … S. Niu*. 2019. Maximum carbon uptake rate dominates interannual variability of net ecosystem exchange. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14731.

131. Zhang FY, Quan Q., Ma FF, Song B, S.Niu*. 2019. When does extreme drought elicit extreme ecological responses? Journal of Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13226.

130. Li. Z., Tian D., Wang J. Wang B., S. Niu*. Microbes drive global soil nitrogen mineralization and availability. Global Change Biology. DOI:10.1111/gcb.14557.

129. Zhang FY, Quan Q., Ma FF., Song B., S. Niu*. 2019. Differential responses of ecosystem carbon flux components to experimental precipitation gradient in an alpine meadow. Functional Ecology. 33:889–900.

128.Wang, J., Song B, Ma F, Tian D, Li Y., Yan T., Quan Q., Zhang F., Li Z., Wang B., Gao Q., Chen W., S. Niu*. 2019. Nitrogen addition reduces soil respiration but increases the relative contribution of heterotrophic component in an alpine meadow. Functional Ecology. 33:889–900.

127. Chen WN., Zhang F, Wang B, Wang J, Tian D, Han G, Wen X, Yu G, S. Niu*. The diel and seasonal variation of methane in an alpine meadow. Journal of Geophysical Rsearch-Biogeosciencs. DOI: 10.1029/2019JG005011.

126. Meng C., D. Tian, H. Zeng, T. Yi.,S. Niu*. 2019. Soil acidification impacts on belowground processes: a meta-analysis. Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab239c.

125. Li. Z., Cui, J., Mi, Z.R., Tian, D.S., Wang, J.S., Ma, Z.L., Wang, B.X., Chen, H.Y.H., S. Niu*. 2019. Responses of soil enzymatic activities to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops - A global meta-analysis. Science of the Total Environment. 654: 1218-1224.

124. Tang, S.M., Wang, K., Xiang, Y.Z., Tian, D.S.*, Wang, J.S., S. Niu* (2019). Heavy grazing reduces grassland soil greenhouse gas fluxes: A global meta-analysis. Science of the Total Environment, 651: 1830-1838.

123. Zhang, J.J., H. Yang, Y. Li, D. Tian, N. He, S. Niu*. 2019. Soil and climate determine differential responses of soil respiration to nitrogen and acid deposition along a forest transect. European Journal of Soil Biology. 93 (2019) 103097.

122. Shen Y.,D Tian, L Jiang, J Wang, X Chen, Y Li, B Wang, Z Li, Y Fu, J Hou, S. Niu. Different responses and links of N:P ratio among ecosystem components under nutrient addition in a temperate forest. Journal of Geophysical Research:Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JG005080.

121. Cui E., K. Huang, …S. Niu…J. Xia. 2019. Vegetation functional properties determine uncertainty of simulated ecosystem productivity: a traceability analysis in the East Asian monsoon region. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. DOI: 10.1029/2018GB005909.

120.Mengtian Huang, Shilong Piao, Philippe Ciais, Josep Penuelas, Xuhui Wang, Trevor F Keenan, Shushi Peng, Joseph A Berry, Kai Wang, Jiafu Mao, Ramdane Alkama, Alessandro Cescatti, Matthias Cuntz, Hannes De Deurwaerder, Mengdi Gao, Yue He, Yongwen Liu, Yiqi Luo, Ranga B Myneni, Shuli Niu, Xiaoying Shi, Wenping Yuan, Hans Verbeeck, Tao Wang, Jin Wu, Ivan A Janssens. 2019. Air temperature optima of vegetation productivity across global biomes. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3: 772-779.

119. Chang Gyo Jung, Xia Xu,Shuli Niu, Junyi Liang, Xuecheng Chen, Zheng Shi, Lifen Jiang, Yiqi Luo. 2019. Experimental warming amplified opposite impacts of drought vs. wet extremes on ecosystem carbon cycle in a tallgrass prairie. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 276-277: 107635.

118. Nianpeng He, Congcong Liu, Shilong Piao, Lawren Sack, Li Xu, Yiqi Luo, Jinsheng He, Xingguo Han, Guangsheng Zhou, Xuhui Zhou, Yi Lin, Qiang Yu, Shirong Liu, Wei Sun, Shuli Niu, Shenggong Li, Jiahui Zhang, and Guirui Yu. Ecosystem Traits Linking Functional Traits to Macroecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.11.004.

2018

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

116. Tian, D., P. Reich, Y. Xiang, H. Chen, Y. Luo, Y. Shen, C. Meng., W. Han, S. Niu*. 2018. Global changes alter plant stoichiometry of nine elements. New Phytologists. doi: 10.1111/nph.15428

115. Wang, J., Tian D., Wang, B., Li, Z., Chen W., Chen H., S. Niu*. 2018. Vegetation type determines global root turn over rate. Global Ecology and Biogeograph. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12866

114. Tian, D., Y. Xiang, B. Wang, M. Li, Y. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Li, S. Niu*. 2018. Cropland abandonment enhances soil inorganic nitrogen retention and carbon stock in china: a meta-analysis'. Land Degradation & Development. doi:10.1002/ldr.3137

113. 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.

112. Ma, F., Song, B., Zhang, F., Quan, Q., Zhou, Q., & S. Niu*. 2018. Ecosystem carbon use efficiency is insensitive to nitrogen addition gradient in an alpine meadow.Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123. Doi:10.1029/2018JG004530

110. Zhu K, J. Zhang, S. Niu, C. Chu, Y. Luo. 2018. Limits to growth: forest biomass carbon sink under climate change. Nature Communications. (2018) 9:2709.

109. Liu S., J. Cheng, C.Wang, J. Chen, Y.Jin, Z.Zou, S. Li, S.Niu, J. Zou. 2018. Climatic role of terrestrial ecosystem under elevated CO2: A bottom-up greenhouse gases budget. Ecology Letters. 21: 1108–1118.

108. Chen J. Y. Luo, P. García-Palacios, J. Cao, M. Dacal, X. Zhou, J. Li, J. Xia, S. Niu, H. Yang, S. Shelton, W. Guo and K. van Groenigen. 2018. Differential responses of carbon-degrading enzymes activities to warming: implications for soil respiration. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14394.

107. Chen J, Y Luo, J Xia, X Zhou, S Niu, S Shelton, W Guo, S Liu, W Dai. 2018. Divergent responses of ecosystem respiration components to livestock exclusion on the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau. Land Degradation & Development 29 (6), 1726-1737

106. 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.32 (4), 1117-1127

105. 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.

104. 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.

103. 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.

102. 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. Pe?uelas, I. K. Schmidt, P. H. Templer, G. Kr?el-Dulay, S. Frey, M. A. Bradford. 2018. Crowther et al. reply to N. van Gestel et al. Nature 554, Nature. doi:10.1038/nature25746.

101. Liu Y., X. Wen, Y. Zhang, J. Tian, Y.Gao, N. Ostle, S.Niu, S. Chen, X. Sun, N. He. 2018. Widespread asymmetric response of soil heterotrophic respiration to warming and cooling. Science of The Total Environment. 635:423-431

100. Chen H, D. Li, W. Feng, S. Niu, A. Plante, Y.Luo, K. Wang. 2018. Different responses of soil organic carbon fractions to additions of nitrogen. European Journal of Soil Sciences. 2018. DOI:10.1111/ejss.12716.

2017

99. 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

98. 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.

97. 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. 615, 1535-1546

96. 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

95. 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.

94. 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

93. 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.

92. 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.

91. 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

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

89. 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.

88. 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

87. 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

86. 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

85. Nyckowiak J., Le?ny 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.

84. 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

2016

83. 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. 19:697-709.

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

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

80. Song, B., Niu, S. *, 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.

79. 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

78. 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

77. 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.

76. 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

75. 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.

74. 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.

73. 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

72. 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.

71. 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.

70. 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., Kr?el-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., Pe?uelas, 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.

2015

69. 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. 68. 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. 112:2788-2793 (*equal contributors and corresponding authors), 112 (9) 2788-2793.

67. 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.

66. 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

65. 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

64. 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.

63. 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.

62. 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.

61. 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.

60. 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.

2014

59. 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

58. 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.

57. 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

56. 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

55. Ny?kowiak J., J.Le?ny, 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.

54. 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

2013

53. Niu, S., R. Sherry, X, Zhou, Y. Luo. 2013. Ecosystem carbon fluxes in response to warming and clipping in a tallgrass prairie. Ecosystems. 16:948-961

52. Niu, S., Y. Fu, L, Gu, Y. Luo. 2013. 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

51. Xu X, RA Sherry, S Niu, D Li, Y Luo. 2013. 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.

50. Wang, L., S. Niu, S.P. Godd, K. Soderberg, M.F. McCabe, R.A. Sherry, Y. Luo, X. Zhou, J. Xia, K.K. Caylor. 2013. The effect of warming on grassland evapotranspiration partitioning using laser-based isotope monitoring techniques. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 111:28-38

49. 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.

48. 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.

2012

47. 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

46. 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

45. 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

44. 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

43. 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

42. 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

41. 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.

2011

40. 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.

39. 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.

38. 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.

2010

37. 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.

36. 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.

35. 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.

34. 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.

33. 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.

32. 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

2009

31. 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.

30. 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.

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

2008

28. 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.

27. 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.

26. 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.

25. 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.

24. 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.

2007

23. 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. (In Chinese with English abstract).

22. 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

21. 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.

20. 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

2006

19. 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.

18. 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.

17. 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.

16. 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.

2005

15. 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.

14. 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.

13. 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.

12. 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.

2004

11. 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.

10. 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.

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

8. 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.

7. 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.

2003

6. 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.

5. 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.

4. 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.

3. 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.

2. 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

1. 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.