Prof. Yunting Fang

Institute of Applied Ecology

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China






2006  Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

2002  M.Sc., Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

1999  B.Sc., Jiangxi Agricultural University, China



  1. Fang, Y., K. Koba, A. Makabe, C. Takahashi, W. Zhu, T. Hayashi, A. A. Hokari, R. Urakawa, E. Bai, B. Z. Houlton, D. Xi, S. Zhang, K. Matsushita, Y. Tu, D. Liu, F. Zhu, Z. Wang, G. Zhou, D. Chen, T. Makita, H. Toda, X. Liu, Q. Chen, D. Zhang, Y. Li and M. Yoh (2015). Microbial denitrification dominates nitrate losses from forest ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(5): 1470-1474.
  2. Zhang, S., Y. Fang and D. Xi (2015). Adaptation of micro-diffusion method for the analysis of 15N natural abundance of ammonium in samples with small volume. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 29(14): 1297-1306.
  3. Ren, H. Y., Z. W. Xu, J. H. Huang, X. T. Lu, D. H. Zeng, Z. Y. Yuan, X. G. Han and Y. T. Fang* (2015). Increased precipitation induces a positive plant-soil feedback in a semi-arid grassland. Plant and Soil 389(1-2): 211-223.
  4. Liu, D. W., Y. T. Fang, Y. Tu and Y. P. Pan (2014). Chemical Method for Nitrogen Isotopic Analysis of Ammonium at Natural Abundance. Analytical Chemistry 86(8): 3787-3792.
  5. Wang, C., X. B. Wang, D. W. Liu, H. H. Wu, X. T. Lu, Y. T. Fang, W. X. Cheng, W. T. Luo, P. Jiang, J. S. Shi, H. Q. Yin, J. Z. Zhou, X. G. Han and E. Bai (2014). Aridity threshold in controlling ecosystem nitrogen cycling in arid and semi-arid grasslands. Nature Communications 5.
  6. Zhang, W., K. Y. Wang, Y. Q. Luo, Y. T. Fang, J. H. Yan, T. Zhang, X. M. Zhu, H. Chen, W. T. Wang and J. M. Mo (2014). Methane uptake in forest soils along an urban-to-rural gradient in Pearl River Delta, South China. Scientific Reports 4.
  7. Wang A, Fang YT, Chen DX, Koba K, Makabe A, Li YD, Luo TS, and Yoh M (2014). Variations in 15N natural abundance of plant and soil systems in four remote tropical rainforests, southern China. Oecologia: 174:567–580.
  8. Fang, Y. T., X. M. Wang, F. F. Zhu, Z. Y. Wu, J. Li, L. J. Zhong, D. H. Chen and M. Yoh (2013). Three-decade changes in chemical composition of precipitation in Guangzhou city, southern China: has precipitation recovered from acidification following sulphur dioxide emission control? Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 65, 20213.
  9. Fang, Y. T., K. Koba, M. Yoh, A. Makabe and X. Y. Liu (2013). Patterns of foliar δ15N and their control in Eastern Asian forests. Ecological Research 28(5): 735-748.
  10. Liu, X. Y., K. Koba, Y. Takebayashi, C. Q. Liu, Y. T. Fang and M. Yoh (2013). Dual N and O isotopes of nitrate in natural plants: first insights into individual variability and organ-specific patterns. Biogeochemistry 114(1-3): 399-411.
  11. Wang, X. M., Z. Y. Wu, M. Shao, Y. T. Fang, L. M. Zhang, F. Chen, P. W. Chan, Q. Fan, Q. Wang, S. J. Zhu and R. Y. Bao (2013). Atmospheric nitrogen deposition to forest and estuary environments in the Pearl River Delta region, southern China. Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 65, 20480.
  12. Zhao, L., Y. L. Hu, G. G. Lin, Y. C. Gao, Y. T. Fang and D. H. Zeng (2013). Mixing effects of understory plant litter on decomposition and nutrient release of tree litter in two plantations in northeast China. Plos One 8(10), e76334.
  13. Fang YT, Koba K, Makabe A, Zhu FF, Fan SY, Liu XY, Yoh M. 2012. Low δ18O values of nitrate produced from nitrification in temperate forest soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(16): 8723-8730.
  14. Koba K, Fang YT, Mo JM, Zhang W, Lu XK, Liu L, Zhang T, Takebayashi Y, Toyoda S, Yoshida N, Suzuki K, Yoh M, Senoo K. 2012. The N-15 natural abundance of the N lost from an N-saturated subtropical forest in southern China. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117. DOI: 10.1029/2010JG001615
  15. Li J, Fang YT*, Yoh M, Wang XM, Wu ZY, Kuang YW. 2012. Organic nitrogen deposition in precipitation in metropolitanGuangzhou city of southern China. Atmospheric Research, 113: 57-67.
  16. Isobe K, Koba K, Suwa Y, Ikutani J, Kuroiwa M, Fang YT, Yoh M, Mo JM, Otsuka S, Senoo K. 2012. Nitrite transformations in an N-saturated forest soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 52: 61-63.
  17. Lu XK, Mo JM, Gilliam FS, Fang H, Zhu FF, Fang YT, Zhang W, Huang J. 2012. Nitrogen Addition Shapes Soil Phosphorus Availability in Two Reforested Tropical Forests in Southern China. Biotropica, 44(3): 302-311.
  18. Isobe K, Koba K, Suwa Y, Ikutani J, Fang YT, Yoh M, Mo JM, Otsuka S, Senoo K. 2012. High abundance of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in acidified subtropical forest soils in southern China after long-term N deposition. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 80(1): 193-203.
  19. Liu XY, Koba K, Takebayashi Y, Liu CQ, Fang YT, Yoh M. 2012. Preliminary insights into delta N-15 and delta O-18 of nitrate in natural mosses: A new application of the denitrifier method. Environmental Pollution, 162: 48-55.
  20. Lu XK, Mo JM, Gilliam FS, Yu GR, Zhang W, Fang YT, Huang J. 2011. Effects of experimental nitrogen additions on plant diversity in tropical forests of contrasting disturbance regimes in southern China. Environmental Pollution, 159(10): 2228-2235.
  21. Fang YT*, Gundersen P, Vogt RD, Koba K, Chen FS, Chen XY, Yoh M. 2011. Atmospheric deposition and leaching of nitrogen in Chinese forest ecosystems. Journal of Forest Research, 16(5): 341-350.
  22. Hu XF, Chen FS, Nagle G, Fang YT, Yu MQ. 2011. Soil phosphorus fractions and tree phosphorus resorption in pine forests along an urban-to-rural gradient in Nanchang, China. Plant and Soil, 346(1-2): 97-106.
  23. Fang YT, Yoh M, Koba K, Zhu WX, Takebayashi Y, Xiao YH, Lei CY, Mo JM, Zhang W, Lu XK. 2011. Nitrogen deposition and forest nitrogen cycling along an urban-rural transect in southern China. Global Change Biology, 17(2): 872-885.
  24. Fang YT*, Koba K, Wang XM, Wen DZ, Li J, Takebayashi Y, Liu XY, Yoh, M. 2011. Anthropogenic imprints on nitrogen and oxygen isotopic composition of precipitation nitrate in a nitrogen-polluted city in southern China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11(3): 1313-1325.