Subject:Soil Biochemistry
Address:Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.No. 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, Liaoning, China, 110016


2005-       Associate Professor, The Key Laboratory of Terrestrial Ecological Process, CAS

1995-2002   Assistant Professor, Shenyang Ligong University


2002-2005 Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS, Shenyang, China. Ph.D in Soil Science

1992-1995 Naikai University, Tianjin, China. Master in Chemistry

1988-1992 Naikai University, Tianjin, China. B.S. in Chemistry

  • The dynamics of soil amino sugars amended with available substrates

    The transformation from fertilizer nitrogen to soil amino acids in agricultural eco-system

    The dynamics of soil organic matter in response to increasing nitrogen deposition

    The dynamics of soil organic matter in response to changing climate

  • Journal Articles
    1.        Shao S., Zhao Y. , Zhang W., Hu, G.Q., Xie, H.T., Yan J.H., Han S.J., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D. 2017. Linkage of microbial residue dynamics with soil organic carbon accumulation during subtropical forest succession. Soil Biology & Biochemistry,114:114-120.
    2.        Zhang, W., Liang, C., Kao-Kniffin, J., He, H.B., Xie, H.T., Zhang, X.D. 2017. Effects of drying and wetting cycles on the transformations of extraneous inorganic N to soil microbial residues. Scientific Reports.
    3.        Hu, G.Q., He, H.B., Zhang, W., Zhao, J.S., Cui, J.H., Li, B., Zhang, X.D. 2016. The transformation and renewal of soil amino acids induced by the availability of extraneous C and N. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 96: 86-96.
    4.        Zhang, W., Cui, Y.H., Lu, X.K., Bai, E., He, H.B., Xie, H.T., Liang, C., Zhang, X.D. 2016. High nitrogen deposition decreases the contribution of fungal residues to soil carbon pools in a tropical forest ecosystem. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 97: 211-214.
    5.        Liu, X., Hu, G.Q., He, H.B., Liang, C., Zhang, W., Bai, Z., Wu, Y.Y., Lin, G.F., Zhang,X.D. 2016. Linking microbial immobilization of fertilizer nitrogen to in situ turnover of soil microbial residues in an agro-ecosystem. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 229: 40-47.
    6.        Tian, Q.X., He, H.B., Cheng, W.X., Bai, Z., Wang, Y., Zhang, X.D. 2016. Factors controlling soil organic carbon stability along a temperate forest altitudinal gradient. Scientific Report, 6: 18783.
    7.        Hu, G.Q., Liu, X., He,H.B., Zhang,W., Xie,H.T., Wu, Y.Y., Cui, J.H., Sun, C., Zhang,X.D. 2015. Multi-seasonal nitrogen recoveries from crop residue in soil and crop in a temperate agro-ecosystem. PLoS ONE, 10: e0133437.
    8.        Li, N., Xu, Y.Z., Han, X.Z., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D., Zhang,B.2015. Fungi contribute more than bacteria to soil organic matter through necromass accumulation under different agricultural practices during the early pedogenesis of a Mollisol. European Journal of Soil Biology, 67:51-58.
    9.        Xie, H.T., Li, J.W., Zhang, B., Wang, L.F., Wang, J.K., He, H.B, Zhang, X.D. 2015. Long-term manure amendments reduced soil aggregate stability via redistribution of the glomalin-related soil protein in macroaggregates. Scientific Reports, 5: 14687.
    10.        Zhang, W., Liang, C., Kao-Kniffin, J., He, H.B., Xie, H.T., Zhang, H., Zhang, X.D. 2015. Differentiating the mineralization dynamics of the originally present and newly synthesized amino acids in soil amended with available carbon and nitrogen substrates. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 85:162-169.
    11.        Tian, Q.X., He, H.B., Cheng, W.X., Zhang, X.D.2014. Pulse-dynamic and monotonic decline patterns of soil respiration in long term laboratory microcosms. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 68: 329-336.
    12.        Zhang, W., He, H.B., Li, Q., Lu, C.Y., Zhang, X.D., Zhu, J.G.2014. Soil microbial residue dynamics after 3-year elevated O3 exposure are plant species-specific. Plant and Soil, 376: 139-149.
    13.        Lü, H.J., He, H.B., Zhao, J.S., Zhang, W., Xie, H.T., Hu, G.Q., Liu, X., Wu, Y.Y., Zhang, X.D.2013.Dynamics of fertilizer-derived organic nitrogen fractions in an arable soil during a growing season. Plant and Soil, 373(01): 595-607.
    14.        Zhang, B., Liang, C., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D.2013. Variations in Soil Microbial Communities andResidues Along an Altitude Gradient on the Northern Slope of Changbai Mountain, China. PLos One, 8(6):1-7.
    15.        Bai, Z., Xu, H.J., He, H.B., Zheng, L.C., Zhang, X.D.2013.Alterations of microbial populationsand composition in the rhizosphere and bulk soil as affected by residual acetochlor. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20(01):369-379.
    16.        Tian, Q.X., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D. 2013. Study on engineering-material properties and influences of incubated temperatures on soil carbon decomposition. Advanced Materials Research, 675: 280-283.
    17.        Zhang, B., Yang, X.M., Drury, C.F., Reynolds, W.D., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D. 2012.Effects of 49 years of fertilization on the distribution and accumulation of soil carbon under corn cultivation. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 92: 835-839.
    18.        Yan, Y., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D., Chen, Y., Xie, H.T., Bai, Z., Zhu, P., Ren, J., Wang, L.C.2012.Long-term fertilization effects on carbon and nitrogen in particle-size fractions of a Chinese Mollisol. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 92:509-519.
    19.        Zhang, B., He, H.B., Ding, X.L., Zhang, X.D., Zhang, X.P., Yang, X.M., Filley, T.R.2012.Soil microbial community dynamics over a maize (Zea mays L.) growing season under conventional-andno-tillage practices in a rainfed agroecosystem. Soil and Tillage Research, 124:153-160.
    20.        Lü, H.J., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D.2012.Seasonal dynamics of fertilizer-derived hydrolysable NH3 in an arable soil of Northeast China. Advanced Materials Research, 496: 502-506.
    21.        He, H.B., Li, X.B., Zhang, W., Zhang, X.D. 2011. Differentiating the dynamics of native and newly immobilized amino sugars in soil frequently amended with inorganic nitrogen and glucose. European Journal of Soil Science, 62: 144-151.
    22.        Guan, T.X., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D., Bai, Z. 2011. Cu fractions, mobility and bioavailability in soil-wheat system after Cu-enriched livestock manure applications. Chemosphere, 82: 215-222.
    23.        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 & Biochemistry, 43: 1155-1161.
    24.        He, H.B., Lü, H.J., Zhang, W., Hou, S.M., Zhang, X.D. 2011. A liquid chromatographic/mass spectrometric method to evaluate 13C and 15N incorporation into soil amino acids. Journal of Soils and Sediments 11: 731-740.
    25.        Ding, X.L., He, H.B., Zhang, B., Zhang, X.D. 2011. Plant-N incorporation into microbial amino sugars as affected by inorganic N addition: A microcosm study of 15N-labeled maize residue decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43: 1968-1974.
    26.        Liang, C., Zhang, X.D., Wei, L.P., He, H.B., Higbee, A.J., Balser, T.C. 2011. Investigation of the molecular ion structure for aldononitrile acetate derivatized muramic acid. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 86: 224-230.
    27.        Liu, N., He, H.B., Xie, H.T., Bai, Z., Zhang, X.D., Peng, C., Zhu, P., Ren, J., Wang, L.C. 2010. Impacts of long-term inorganic and organic fertilization on lignin in a Mollisol. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10: 1466-1474.
    28.        Chen, Y., Zhang, X.D., He, H.B., Xie, H.T., Yan, Y., Zhu, P., Ren, J., Wang, L.C. 2010. Carbon and nitrogen pools in different aggregates of a Chinese Mollisol as influenced by long-term fertilization. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10: 1018-1026.
    29.        Ding, X.L., Zhang, X.D., He, H.B., Xie, H.T. 2010. Dynamics of soil amino sugar pools during decomposition processes of corn residues as affected by inorganic N addition. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10: 758-766.
    30.        Hou, S.M., He, H.B., Zhang, W., Xie, H.T. Zhang, X.D. 2009. Determination of soil amino acids by high performance liquid chromatography-electro spray ionization-mass spectrometry derivatized with 6-aminoquinolyl-N-hydroxysuccinimidyl carbamate. Talanta, 80: 440-447.
    31.        Zhang, X.D., He, H.B., Amelung, W. 2007. A GC/MS method for the assessment of 15N and 13C incorporation into soil amino acid enantiomers. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 39: 2785-2796.
    32.        Zhang, W., He, H.B., Zhang, X.D. 2007. Determination of neutral sugars in soil by capillary gas chromatography after derivatization to aldononitrile acetates. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 39: 2665-2669.
    33.        He, H.B., Xie, H.T., Zhang, X.D. 2006. A novel GC/MS technique to assess 15N and 13C incorporation into soil amino sugars. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 38: 1083-1091.
    34.        He, H.B., Xie, H.T., Zhang, X.D., Wang, Y.H., Wu, Y.Y. 2005. A gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric method for tracing the microbial conversion of glucose into amino sugars in soil. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, 19: 1993-1998.