Agronomy Crop Physiology

Soil-Plant Water Relations

Dong, X. 2016. How to put plant root uptake into a soil water flow model. F1000Research. 5:43 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7686.1)

Dong, X., B. Patton. 2015. Predicting soil water retention curves based on particle-size distribution data using MINITAB macro. Afr. J. Soil Sci. 3(1): 079-085.

Dong, X., D. Leskovar, K. Crosby and T. Marek. 2014. Quantifying crop water use in arid and semi-arid regions: Opportunities based on soil-plant water relations. J. Arid Land Studies. 24-1: 141-144.

Zhang, Z. -S., Y. -L Chen, B. -X. Xu, L. Huang, H. -J. Tan and X. -J Dong. 2014. Topographic differentiations of biological soil crusts and hydraulic properties in fixed sand dunes, Tengger Desert. J. Arid Land 7(2):      205-215. doi: 10.1007/s40333-014-0048-y

Wang, W. -H., J. Chen, T.-W. Liu, J. Chen, A.-D. Han, M. Simon, X.-J. Dong, J.-X. He and H.-L. Zheng. 2014. Regulation of the calcium-sensing receptor in both stomatal movement and photosynthetic electron transport is crucial for water use efficiency and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 65(1): 223-234.

Dong, X., B. Patton, P. Nyren, R. Lymb, L. Cihacek, D. Kirby and E. Deckard. 2011. Leaf-water relations of a native and an introduced grass species in the mixed-grass prairie under cattle grazing. Appl. Ecol. Environ. Res. 9(4): 311-331.

Dong, X., B. Patton, A. Nyren, P. Nyren, L. Prunty. 2010. Quantifying root water extraction by rangeland plants through soil water modeling. Plant Soil. 335(1-2): 181-198.

Plant/Crop Eco-physiology

X. Liu, X. Dong and D. I. Leskovar. 2016. Ground penetrating radar for underground sensing in agriculture: a review. Int. Agrophys. 30(4): 533-543.

D. Leskovar, Y. Othman, and X. Dong. 2016. Strip tillage improves soil biological activity, fruit yield and sugar content of triploid watermelon. Soil Tillage Res. 163: 266-273.

Dong, X., W. Xu, Y. Zhang, D. Leskovar. 2016. Effect of irrigation timing on root zone soil temperature, root growth and grain yield and chemical composition in corn. Agronomy 6, 34. (doi: 10.3390/agronomy6020034)

Dong, X., J. Patton, L. Gu, J-Z. Wang, and B. Patton. 2014. Leaf photosynthesis and plant competitive success in a mixed-grass prairie: With reference to exotic grasses invasion. J. Ecosys. Ecograph. 4: 152. doi:10.4172/2157-7625.1000152.

Sun, Y., L. Gu, R.E. Dickinson, S.G. Pallardy, J. Baker, Y. Cao, F.M. DaMatta, X. Dong, D. Ellsworth, D. Van Goethem, A.M. Jensen, B.E. Law, R. Loos, S.C.V. Martins, R.J. Norby, J. Warren, D. Weston and K. Winter. 2014.. Asymmetrical effects of mesophyll conductance on fundamental photosynthetic parameters and their relationships estimated from leaf gas exchange measurements. Plant Cell Environ. 37(4):978-994.

Dong, X., J. Patton, G. Wang, P. Nyren and Peterson. 2014. Effect of drought on biomass allocation in two invasive and two native grasses dominating the mixed-grass prairie. Grass Forage Sci. 69(1): 160-166. doi: 10.1111/gfs.12020.

Chen, J., W.-H. Wang, F.-H. Wu, C.-Y. You, T.-W. Liu, X.-J. Dong, J.-X. He, H.-L. Zheng. 2013. Hydrogen sulfide alleviates aluminum toxicity in barley seedlings. Plant Soil. 362(1-2): 301-318.

Dong, X., F.-C. Cheng, D.-J. Wang, G.-J. Wang, B.D. Patton and P.E. Nyren. 2013. Mixed-grass prairie rhizome biomass is influenced by cattle grazing intensity. Grass Forage Sci. 68(1): 199-204.

W.-H. Wang, X.-Q. Yi, F.-H. Wu, A.-D. Han, X.-J. Dong, J.-X. He, Z.-M. Pei and H.-L. Zheng. 2012. Calcium sensing receptor regulates stomatal closure through hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide in response to extracellular calcium in Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 63(1): 177-190.

Chen, J., F.-H. Wu, W.-H. Wang, C.-J. Zheng, G.-H. Lin, X.-J. Dong, J.-Xian He, Z.-M. Pei and H.-L. Zheng. 2011. Hydrogen sulphide enhances photosynthesis through promoting chloroplast biogenesis, photosynthetic enzyme expressions, and thiol redox modification in Spinacia oleraxea seedlings. J. Exp. Bot. 62(13): 4481-4493.

T.-W. Liu, F.-H. Wu, W.-H. ang, J. Chen, Z.-J. Li, X.-J. Dong, J. Patton, Z.-M. Pei and H.-L. Zheng. 2011. Effects of calcium on seed germination, seedling growth and photosynthesis of six forest tree species under simulated acid rain. Tree Physiol. 31(4): 402-413.

Ecosystem Carbon dynamics & Greenhouse Gas Flux

Zhang, Z.-S., Y. Zhao, X.-J. Dong, Y.-F. Shi, Y.-L. Chen, Y.-G. Hu. 2016. Evolution of soil respiration depends on biological soil crusts across a 50-year chronosequence of desert revegetation. Soil Sci. Plant Nutrit. 62(2): 140-149. doi:10.1080/00380768.2016.1165597

Zhang, Z.-S., X.-J. Dong, B.-X. Xu, Y. -L. Chen, Y. Zhao, Y.-H. Gao, Y.-G. Hu and L. Huang. 2015. Soil respiration sensitivities to water and tempeture in a revegetated desert. JGR- Biogeosciences. Accepted, Mar. 15, 2015.

Dong, X., B. Patton and P. Nyren. 2013. Responses of plant root respiration and soil microbial respiration to seasonal rain events in a mixed-grass prairie under different grazing intensities. International Symposium on Adaptation of Terrestrial Ecosystems to Climate Change and Future Earth, Organized by Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hubei Hotel- Beijing, China. June 29-July 1, 2013. Pages 148-158.

Liebig, M.A., S.L. Kronberg, J.R. Hendrickson, X. Dong and J.R. Gross. 2013. Carbon dioxide efflux from long-term grazing management systems in a semiarid region. Agricult. Ecosyst. Environ. 164: 137-144.

Liebig, M., X. Dong, J. McLain and C. Dell. 2012. Greenhouse gas flux from managed grasslands in the U.S. In: M.A. Liebig, A.J. Franzluebbers and R.F. Follett (Eds): Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gasses: Coordinated Agricultural Research Through GRACEnet to Address Our Changing Climate. Elsevier. San Diego, CA. pages 183-202.

Zhang, Z.S., X.-J. Dong, Y.-B. Liu, X.-R. Li, R.-L. Jia, Y.-G. Hu, M.-Z. He and L. Huang. 2012. Soil oxidases recovered faster than hydrolases in a 50-year chronosequence of desert revegetation. Plant Soil. 358(1-2): 275-287.

Chen, J., F.-H. Wu, T.-W. Liu, L. Chen, Q. Xiao, X.-J. Dong, Z.-M. Pei and H.-L. Zheng. 2012. Emissions of nitric oxide from 79 plant species in response to simulated nitrogen deposition. Environ. Pollut. 160(1): 192-200.

Chen, J., F-H. Wu, Q. Xiao, Z.-H. Yang, S.-K. Huang, J. Wang, Y-G. Wu, X.-J. Dong, Z.-M. Pei and H.-L. Zheng. 2010. Diurnal variation of nitric oxide emission flux from a mangrove wetland in Zhangjiang River Estuary, China. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 90(4): 212-220.



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