Carbon and nutrient cycling in the forest ecosystem; Mechanisms of carbon and nutrient accumulation in forest soil; Management of plantation soils
Yang, Kai, Zhu, Jiaojun*, Gu, Jiacun, Xu, Shuang, Yu, Lizhong, Wang, Zhengquan. 2017. Effects of continuous nitrogen addition on microbial properties and soil organic matter in a Larix gmelinii plantation in China. Journal of Forestry Research (DOI 10.1007/s11676-017-0430-7.
Yan, Tao, Zhu, Jiaojun*, Yang, Kai*, Yu, Lizhong, Zhang, Jinxin. 2017. Nutrient removal under different harvesting scenarios for larch plantations in northeast China: Implications for nutrient conservation and management. Forest Ecology and Management, 400: 150-158.
Zhang, Weiwei, Lu, Zhitang, Yang, Kai, Zhu, Jiaojun*. 2017. Impacts of conversion from secondary forests to larch plantations on the structure and function of microbial communities. Applied Soil Ecology, 111: 73-83.
Yan, Tao, Lü, Xiaotao, Yang, Kai, Zhu, Jiaojun*. 2016. Leafnutrient dynamics and nutrient resorption: a comparison between larchplantations and adjacent secondary forests in Northeast China. Journal of Plant Ecology, 9: 165-173.
Yang, Kai, Zhu, Jiaojun*. 2015. The effects of N and P additions on soil microbial properties in paired stands of temperate secondary forests and adjacent larch plantations in Northeast China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 90: 80-86.
Yang, Kai, Zhu, Jiaojun*, Gu Jiacun, Yu Lizhong, Wang Zhengquan. 2015. Changes in soil phosphorus fractions after 9 years of continuous nitrogen addition in a Larix gmelinii plantation. Annals of Forest Science, 72: 435-442.
Yang, Kai, Zhu, Jiaojun*, Xu, Shuang. 2014. Influences of various forms of nitrogen additions on carbon mineralization in natural secondary forests and adjacent larch plantations in Northeast China. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 44: 441-448.
Yang, Kai, Shi, Wei, Zhu, Jiaojun*. 2013. The impact of secondary forests conversion into larch plantations on soil chemical and microbiological properties. Plant Soil, 318: 535-546.
Yang, Kai, Guan, Lianzhu, Zhu, Jiaojun*, Yan, Li. 2013. Effects of exogenous humic acids on forms of organic phosphorus in three contrasting types of soil. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 44: 2095-2106.
Yang Kai, Zhu Jiaojun*, Yan Qiaoling, Zhang Jinxin. 2012. Soil enzyme activities as potential indicators of soluble organic nitrogen pools in forest ecosystems of Northeast China. Annals of Forest Science, 69: 795-803.
Yang Kai, Zhu Jiaojun*, Yan Qiaoling, Sun Jianxin. 2010. Changes in soil P chemistry as affected by conversion of natural secondary forests to larch plantations. Forest Ecology and Management, 260: 422-428.
Yang Kai, Zhu Jiaojun*, Zhang Min, Yan Qiaoling, Sun Jianxin. 2010. Soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen in forest ecosystems of Northeast China: a comparison between natural secondary forest and larch plantation. Journal of Plant Ecology, 3: 209-217.
Zhu, Jiaojun*, Yang, Kai, Yan, Qiaoling, Liu, Zugen, Yu, Lizhong, Wang, Hexin. 2010. Feasibility of implementing thinning in even-aged Larix olgensis plantations to develop uneven-aged larch-broadleaved mixed forests. Journal of Forest Research, 15: 71-80.
Zhu, Jiaojun, Yan, Qiaoling*, Fan, A’nan, Yang, Kai, Hu, Zhibin. 2009. The role of environmental, root and microbial biomass characteristics in soil respiration in temperate secondary forests of Northeast China. Trees Structure and Function, 23: 189-196.
2016, CAS Science and Technology Promotion and Development Prize: Research and demonstration on the technologies for conservation of forest resources and utilization of non-wood resources in montane regions of Liaoning Province, China (No. 5)
2013, Liaoning Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award: The theory, technology and application of second forest in Northeast China (No. 4)