Published Papers:


Guo Zheng, Shuqiang Li, Pengfeng Wu, Shengjie Liu, Roger L. Kitching and Xiaodong Yang*. 2017. Diversity and assemblage sructure of bark-dwelling spiders in tropical rainforest and plantations under different management intensities in Xishuangbanna, China Insect. Conservation and Diversity(online)

Abeysinghe, K. S, X-D. Yang, E. Goodale, C. W. N. Anderson, K. Bishop, A. Cao, X. Feng, S. Liu, C. Mammides, B. Meng, R-C. Quan, J. Sun and G. Qiu. 2016. Total and methylmercury concentrations over a gradient of contamination in earthworms living in rice paddy soil. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 1202–1210, 2017. doi: 10.1002/etc.3643


Yang CY, Schaefer DA, Liu WJ, Popescu VD, Yang CX, Wang XY, Wu CY, Yu DW.  2016. Higher fungal diversity reduces CO2 emissions from dead wood in a natural forest. Scientific Reports 6: 31066. doi: 10.1038/srep31066

Ling-Zeng Meng,Xiao-Dong Yang,Konrad Martin,Jian-Min Gan,Yan-Hong Liu,Wei-Chang Gong. 2016. Movement patterns of selected insect groups between natural forest, open land and rubber plantation in a tropical landscape (southern Yunnan, SW China). Journal of Insect Conservation. 20:363–371

Shengjie Liu, Jin Chen, Wenjin Gan, Shenglei Fu, Douglas Schaefer, Jianmin Gan, Xiaodong Yang. 2016. Cascading effects of spiders on a forest-floor food web in the face of environmental change. Basic and Applied Ecology. 17: 527–534

Shengjie Liu, Jocelyn E. Behm, Jin Chen, Shenglei Fu, Xinxing He, Jing Hu, Doug A. Schaefer, Jianmin Gan, Xiaodong Yang. 2016. Functional redundancy dampens the trophic cascade effect of a web-building spider in a tropical forest floor . Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 98: 22-29

Na Qiao, Xingliang Xu, Yuehua Hu, Evgenia Blagodatskaya, Yongwen Liu, Douglas A. Schaefer*, Yakov Kuzyakov. 2016. Carbon and nitrogen additions have distinct priming effects along an organic-matter decay continuum. Scientific Reports. 6: 19865

Zheng Zheng,* Shubin Zhang, Carol Baskin, Jerry Baskin, Doug A. Schaefer, Xiaodong Yang, Lianyan Yang. 2016. Hollows in living trees develop slowly but considerably influence the estimate of forest biomass. Functional Ecology. 30, 830–838. (Q1, IF=4.828)






Zheng Zheng,* Shubin Zhang, Carol Baskin, Jerry Baskin, Doug Schaefer, Xiaodong Yang and Lianyan Yang. 2015. Hollows in living trees develop slowly but considerably influence the estimate of forest biomass. Functional Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12566 (online).

Shengjie Liu . Zhipeng Li . Yi Sui . Douglas A. Schaefer . Peter O. Alele . Jin Chen . Xiaodong Yang* 2015. Spider foraging strategies dominate pest suppression in organic tea plantations. BioControl. DOI 1.1007/s10526-015-9691-2

Shengjie Liu, Jin Chen, Wenjin Gan, Douglas Schaefer, Jianmin Gan & Xiaodong Yang*. 2015. Spider foraging strategy affects trophic cascades under natural and drought conditions. Scientific Reports | 5:12396 | DOI: 10.1038/srep12396

Zhou W-J, Sha L-Q, Zhang Y-P Schaefer DA, Song Q-H, Tan Z-H, Deng Y, Deng X-B, Guan H-L. 2015. Direct effects of litter decomposition on soil dissolved organic carbon and soil dissolved nitrogen in a tropical rainforest, southwest China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 81: 255-258.



Shengjie Liu, Jin Chen, Xingxing He, Jing Hu, Xiaodong Yang *.2014. Trophic cascade of a web-building spider decreases litter decomposition in a tropical forest floor. European Journal of Soil Biology. 65: 79-86.

Wang Y, Hu C, Ming H, Oenema O, Schaefer DA, Dong W, Zhang Y, Li X. 2014. Methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide fluxes in soil profile under a winter wheat-summer maize rotation in the North China Plain. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98445.

Qiao N, Xu XL, Schaefer D. 2014. Decomposition of terrestrial carbon depends on chemical resources available to microorganisms. Geophysical Research Abstracts 16: EGU2014-11573.

Qiao N, Schaefer D, Blagodatskaya E, Zou X, Xu X, Kuzyakov Y. 2014. Labile carbon retention in forest soils compensates for CO2 released by priming. Global Change Biology 20: 1943–1954.

Xiao HF, Tian YH, Zhou HP, Ai XS,Yang XD, Schaefer DA, 2014. Intensive rubber cultivation degrades soil nematode communities in Xishuangbanna, southwest China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 76: 161–169.

Xiao HF, Feng YL, Schaefer DA, Yang XD. 2014. Soil fungi rather than bacteria were modified by invasive plants, and that benefited invasive plant growth. Plant and Soil 378: 253–264.

Xiao HF, Li Gen, Li Daming, Hu Feng, Li Huixin. 2014. Effect of different bacterial-feeding nematode species on soil bacterial numbers, activity and community composition. Pedosphere 24: 116-124.



Liu W, Schaefer D, Qiao L, Liu X. 2013. What controls the variability of wood-decay rates? Forest Ecology and Management 310: 623–631.

Meng LZ, Martin, K, Weigel, A, Yang XD. 2013. Tree diversity mediates the distribution of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in a Changing tropical landscape (Southern Yunnan, SW China). Plos One 8: e75481

Xiao HF, Schaefer D, Lei YB, Zhen YL, Li YP, Yang XD, Feng YL. 2013. Native and invasive plants have different nematode communities under simulated CO2 enrichment. European Journal of Soil Biology 58: 91-97.

Qiao L, Schaefer DA, Zou XM. 2013. Variations in net litter nutrient input associated with tree species influence on soil nutrient contents in a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest. Chinese Science Bulletin 58: 1-7.

Zhang M, Schaefer D, Chan O, Zou X. 2013. Decomposition differences of labile carbon from litter to soil in a tropical rain forest and rubber plantation of Xishuangbanna, southwest China. European Journal of Soil Biology 55: 55–61.

Jocelyn E. Behm*, Xiaodong Yang, Jin Chen.2013. Slipping through the Cracks: Rubber Plantation Is Unsuitable Breeding Habitat for Frogs in Xishuangbanna,China.Plos ONE. 8: e73688


Xiaodong Yang*, Zhao Yang, Matthew W. Warren, Jin Chen. 2012. Mechanical fragmentation   enhances the contribution of Collembola to leaf litter decomposition. European Journal of Soil Biology, 53: 23–31.

Meng, L. Z., Martin K., Liu, J. X., Chen, J. 2012. Young leaf protection in the shrub Leea glabra in south-west China: the role of extrafloral nectaries and ants. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 6, 59-65. DOI:10.1007/s11829-011-9151-6.

Meng, L. Z., Martin K., Weigel A., Liu, J. X. 2012. Impact of rubber plantation on carabid beetle communities and species distribution in a changing tropical landscape (southern Yunnan, China). Journal of Insect Conservation, 16,423-432. DOI: 10.1007/ s10841- 9428-1.

Meng, L. Z., Martin K., Liu, J. X., Burger F., Chen, J. 2012. Contrasting responses of hoverflies and wild bees to habitat structure and land use change in a tropical landscape (southern Yunnan, SW China). Insect Science, 19,666-676. DOI: 10.1111 /j.1744 – 7917 .2011 .01481 x.

Meng, L. Z., Gao, X. X., Chen, J., Martin K. 2012. Spatial and temporal effects on seed dispersal and seed predation of Musa acuminata in southern Yunnan, China. Integrative Zoology, 7,30-40. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-4877.2011.00275.x.

Meng, L. Z. 2012. Animal-plant-interactions at different scales in changing tropical land-scapes of southern Yunnan, China. Ph.D Dissertation 13.02.2012, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Hohenheim (Prof. Dr. Konrad Martin, University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Claus Zebitz, University of Hohenheim). the Germany. 119pp.

Weigel A., Meng, L. Z., Lin, M.Y. 2012. Contribution to the Fauna of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the Naban River Watershed National Nature Reserve (China: Yunnan, Xishuangbanna).Book.



方丽娜,杨效东*,杜杰,2011,土地利用方式对西双版纳热带森林土壤微生物生物量碳的影响. 应用生态学报, 22(4):837-844

杨赵,杨效东*,2011,哀牢山不同类型亚热带森林地表凋落物及土壤节肢动物群落特征. 应用生态学报,22(11):3011-3020



Haifeng Xiao, Bryan Griffiths, Xiaoyun Chen, Manqiang Liu, Jiaguo Jiao, Feng Hu, Huixin Li. 2010. Influence of bacterial-feeding nematodes on nitrification and the ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) community composition. Applied Soil Ecology, 45:131-137

肖海峰,李大明,陈小云,刘满强,郑金伟,焦加国,胡锋,李辉信. CARD-FISH研究不同取食密度条件下食细菌线虫对氨氧化细菌(AOB)数量的影响. 生态学报, 2010, 30(19): 5413-5421

肖海峰,焦加国,胡锋,李辉信. 食细菌线虫对微生物取食的偏好性. 生态学报 2010, 30(24):7101-7105



Xiaodong,Yang*. and Jin Chen, 2009. Plant litter quality influences the contribution of soil fauna to litter decomposition in humid tropical forests, southwestern China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 41(5): 910-918.

Yujuan Li, Xiaodong Yang, Xiaoming Zou, Jihua Wu,* 2009. Response of soil nematode communities to tree girdling in a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest of southwest China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 41(5): 877-882.

Zhang, J. L., Meng, L. Z., Cao, K. F. (2009). Sustained diurnal photosynthetic depression in uppermost-canopy leaves of four dipterocarp species in the rainy and dry seasons: does photorespiration play a role in photoprotection? Tree Physiology, 29,217-228.

吴艺雪,杨效东*,余广斌. 2009. 两种热带雨林土壤微生物生物量碳季节动态影响因素. 生态环境学报,18:658-663(with English abstract)