Talent details

Name:Yongwen Liu
Title & Affiliation:Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201804/t20180403_4990629.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Ph.D. in Natural Geography, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2014
B. S. in Geographical Information System, School of Resources and Environment, Henan Polytechnic University, China, 2008
Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2022-present
Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018-2021
Post-Doctoral Fellow, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, 2014-2018

Research Interest

Research Interests:
Terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycle and global change: My research interests cover mainly the responses of the terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling to global change, such as rising atmospheric CO2 concentration, climate warming, nitrogen deposition change, and human activities, based on model-data analysis and in situ field investigations.
Research Field:
Terrestrial ecosystem carbon-nitrogen cycle, Alpine plant-soil process, Carbon cycle-climate feedbacks

Selected Publications

First-authored or corresponding-authored publication: 

1.He Y, Liu YW*, Lei LJ, Terrer C, Huntingford C, Penuelas J, Xu H, Piao SL*. 2023. CO2 fertilization contributed more than half of the observed forest biomass increase in northern extra-tropical land. Global Change Biology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16806 

2.Liu YW, Ding JZ*, Li PL, Zhang RR, Zhao JX, Dorji T. 2023. Decreasing elevational gradient in peak photosynthesis timing on the Tibetan Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 339:109558.

3.Liu YW, Piao SL*, Makowski D, Ciais P, Gasser T, Song J, Wan SQ, Penuelas J, Janssens IA. 2022. Data-driven quantification of nitrogen enrichment impact on Northern Hemisphere plant biomass. Environmental Research Letters, 17:074032.

4.Liu YW*, Wei D, Tenzintarchen, Zhao JX, Geng XD, Dai DX, Xu-Ri*. 2021. Nitrogen addition alters C-N cycling in alpine rangelands: Evidence from a 4-year in situ field experiment. Catena, 203:105366.

5.Liu Y.W.*, Geng X.D., Tenzintarchen, Wei D., Dai D.X., Xu-Ri*, 2020. Divergence in ecosystem carbon fluxes and soil nitrogen characteristics across alpine steppe, alpine meadow and alpine swamp ecosystems in a biome transition zone. Science of the Total Environment, 748, 142453. 

6.Liu Y.W.*, Tenzintarchen, Geng X.D., Wei D., Dai D.X., Xu-Ri*, 2020. Grazing exclusion enhanced net ecosystem carbon uptake but decreased plant nutrient content in an alpine steppe. Catena, 195, 104799. 

7.Liu Y.W.*, 2020. Optimum temperature for photosynthesis: from leaf- to ecosystem-scale. Science Bulletin, 65, 601-604. 

8.Liu Y.W., Piao S.L.*, Gasser T., Ciais P., Yang H., Wang H., Keenan T.F., Huang M.T., Wan S.Q., Song J., Wang K., Janssens I.A., Penuelas J., Huntingford C., Wang X.H., Arain M.A., Fang Y.Y., Fisher J.B., Huang M.Y., Huntzinger D.N., Ito A., Jain A.K., Mao J.F., Michalak A.M., Peng C.H., Poulter B., Schwalm C., Shi X.Y., Tian H.Q., Wei Y.X., Zeng N., Zhu Q.A., Wang T., 2019. Field-experiment constraints on the enhancement of the terrestrial carbon sink by CO2 fertilization. Nature Geoscience, 12, 809-814. 

9.Liu Y.W., Piao S.L.*, Lian X., Ciais P., Smith W.K., 2017. Seasonal responses of terrestrial carbon cycle to climate variations in CMIP5 models: Evaluation and projection. Journal of Climate, 30, 6481-6503. 

10.Liu Y.W., Wang T., Huang M.T., Yao Y.T., Ciais P., Piao S.L.* 2016. Changes in interannual climate sensitivities of terrestrial carbon fluxes during the 21st century predicted by CMIP5 Earth System Models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 121, 903-918. 

11.Liu Y.W., Xu-Ri*, Wang Y.S., Pan Y.P., Piao S.L., 2015. Wet deposition of atmospheric inorganic nitrogen at five remote sites in the Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 11683-11700. 

12.Liu Y.W., Xu-Ri*, Xu X.L., Wei D., Wang Y.H., Wang Y.S., 2013. Plant and soil responses of an alpine steppe on the Tibetan Plateau to multi-level nitrogen addition. Plant and Soil, 373, 515-529.

Co-authored publications: 

1.Wang K, Piao SL*, He Y, Liu YW, He HL. 2023. Spatial variations and mechanisms for the stability of terrestrial carbon sink in China. Science China-Earth Sciences, 66:227-236.

2.Zhao H.F., Fu Y.H., Wang X.H.*, Zhang Y., Liu Y.W., Janssens I.A., 2021. Diverging models introduce large uncertainty in future climate warming impact on spring phenology of temperate deciduous trees. Science of the Total Environment, 757, 143903. 

3.He Y., Peng S.S.*, Liu Y.W., Li X.Y., Wang K., Ciais P., Arain M.A., Fang Y.Y., Fisher J.B., Goll D., Hayes D., Huntzinger D.N., Ito A., Jain A.K., Janssens I.A., Mao J.F., Matteo C., Michalak A.M., Peng C.H., Penuelas J., Poulter B., Qin D.H., Ricciuto D.M., Schaefer K., Schwalm C.R., Shi X.Y., Tian H.Q., Vicca S., Wei Y.X., Zeng N., Zhu Q.A., 2020. Global vegetation biomass production efficiency constrained by models and observations. Global Change Biology, 26, 1474-1484. 

4.Ding J.Z., Wang T.*, Piao S.L., Smith P., Zhang G.L., Yan Z.J., Ren S., Liu D., Wang S.P., Chen S.Y., Dai F.Q., He J.S., Li Y.N., Liu Y.W., Mao J.F., Arain A., Tian H.Q., Shi X.Y., Yang Y.H., Zeng N., Zhao L., 2019. The paleoclimatic footprint in the soil carbon stock of the Tibetan permafrost region. Nature Communications, 10, 4195. 

5.Huang M.T., Piao S.L.*, Ciais P., Penuelas J., Wang X.H., Keenan T.F., Peng S.S., Berry J.A., Wang K., Mao J.F., Alkama R., Cescatti A., Cuntz M., De Deurwaerder H., Gao M.D., He Y., Liu Y.W., Luo Y.Q., Myneni R.B., Niu S.L., Shi X.Y., Yuan W.P., Verbeeck H., Wang T., Wu J., Janssens I.A., 2019. Air temperature optima of vegetation productivity across global biomes. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3, 772-779. 

6.Liu D., Wang T.*, Yang T., Yan Z.J., Liu Y.W., Zhao Y.T., Piao S.L., 2019. Deciphering impacts of climate extremes on Tibetan grasslands in the last fifteen years. Science Bulletin, 64, 446-454. 

7.Song J., Wan S.Q.*, Piao S.L., Hui D.F., Hovenden M.J., Ciais P., Liu Y.W., Liu Y.Z., Zhong M.X., Zheng M.M., Ma G.G., Zhou Z.X., Ru J.Y., 2019. Elevated CO2 does not stimulate carbon sink in a semi-arid grassland. Ecology Letters, 22, 458-468. 

8.Xu-Ri*, Wang Y.S., Wang Y.H., Niu H.S., Liu Y.W., Zhuang Q.L., 2019. Estimating N2O emissions from soils under natural vegetation in China. Plant and Soil, 434, 271-287. 

9.Zhang W.X., Chen Y.Q., Shi L.L., Wang X.L., Liu Y.W., Mao R., Rao X.Q., Lin Y.B., Shao Y.H., Li X.B., Zhao C.C., Liu S.J., Piao S.L., Zhu W.X., Zou X.M.*, Fu S.L.* 2019. An alternative approach to reduce algorithm-derived biases in monitoring soil organic carbon changes. Ecology and Evolution, 9, 7586-7596. 

10.Hong S.B., Piao S.L.*, Chen A.P.*, Liu Y.W., Liu L.L., Peng S.S., Sardans J., Sun Y., Penuelas J., Zeng H*., 2018. Afforestation neutralizes soil pH. Nature Communications, 9, 520. 

11.Liu Q., Fu Y.S.H., Liu Y.W., Janssens I.A., Piao S.L.* 2018. Simulating the onset of spring vegetation growth across the Northern Hemisphere. Global Change Biology, 24, 1342-1356. 

12.Piao S.*, Huang M., Liu Z., Wang X.H., Ciais P., Canadell J.G., Wang K., Bastos A., Friedlingstein P., Houghton R.A., Le Quere C., Liu Y.W., Myneni R.B., Peng S.S., Pongratz J., Sitch S., Yan T., Wang Y.L., Zhu Z.C., Wu D.H., Wang T., 2018. Lower land-use emissions responsible for increased net land carbon sink during the slow warming period. Nature Geoscience, 11, 739-743  

13.Wang T.*, Liu D., Piao S.L., Wang Y.L., Wang X.Y., Guo H., Lian X., Burkhart J.F., Ciais P., Huang M.T., Janssens I., Li Y., Liu Y.W., Penuelas J., Peng S.S., Yang H., Yao Y.T., Yin Y., Zhao Y.T., 2018. Emerging negative impact of warming on summer carbon uptake in northern ecosystems. Nature Communications, 9, 5391. 

14.Wu D.H.*, Ciais P., Viovy N., Knapp A.K., Wilcox K., Bahn M., Smith M.D., Vicca S., Fatichi S., Zscheischler J., He Y., Li X.Y., Ito A., Arneth A., Harper A., Ukkola A., Paschalis A., Poulter B., Peng C.H., Ricciuto D., Reinthaler D., Chen G.S., Tian H.Q., Genet H., Mao J.F., Ingrisch J., Nabel J.E.S.M., Pongratz J., Boysen L.R., Kautz M., Schmitt M., Meir P., Zhu Q.A., Hasibeder R., Sippel S., Dangal S.R.S., Sitch S., Shi X.Y., Wang Y.P., Luo Y.Q., Liu Y.W., Piao S.L., 2018. Asymmetric responses of primary productivity to altered precipitation simulated by ecosystem models across three long-term grassland sites. Biogeosciences, 15, 3421-3437. 

15.Wu D.H., Piao S.L.*, Liu Y.W., Ciais P., Yao Y.T., 2018. Evaluation of CMIP5 Earth System Models for the spatial patterns of biomass and soil carbon turnover times and their linkage with climate. Journal of Climate, 31, 5947-5960. 

16.Peng S.S.*, Piao S.L., Yu J.S., Liu Y.W., Wang T., Zhu G.F., Dong J.W., Miao C.Y., 2018. A review of geographical system models. Progress in Geography, 37, 109-120 (in Chinese with English abstract). 

17.Zhu Z.C.*, Liu Y.W., Liu Z., Piao S.L., 2018. Projection of changes in terrestrial ecosystem net primary productivity under future global warming scenarios based on CMIP5 models. Climate Change Research, 31-39 (in Chinese with English abstract). 

18.Geng X.D., Xu-Ri*, Liu Y.W., 2018. Responses of ecosystem carbon exchange to multi-level water addition in an alpine meadow in Namtso of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 42, 397-405 (in Chinese with English abstract). 

19.Pan Y.P.*, Liu Y.W., Wentworth G.R., Zhang L., Zhao Y.H., Li Y., Liu X.J., Du E.Z., Fang Y.T., Xiao H.W., Ma H.Y., Wang Y.S., 2017. Letter to the editor: Critical assessments of the current state of scientific knowledge, terminology, and research needs concerning the ecological effects of elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition in China. Atmospheric Environment, 153, 109-116. 

20.Zhang Y., Yao Y.T., Wang X.H., Liu Y.W., Piao S.L.* 2017. Mapping spatial distribution of forest age in China. Earth and Space Science, 4, 108-116. 

21.Zhao C., Piao S.L.*, Wang X.H., Huang Y., Ciais P., Elliott J., Huang M.T., Janssens I.A., Li T., Lian X., Liu Y.W., Muller C., Peng S.S., Wang T., Zeng Z.Z., Penuelas J., 2017. Plausible rice yield losses under future climate warming. Nature Plants, 3, 16202. 

22.Liu Q., Fu Y.S.H., Zhu Z.C., Liu Y.W., Liu Z., Huang M.T., Janssens I.A., Piao S.L.* 2016. Delayed autumn phenology in the Northern Hemisphere is related to change in both climate and spring phenology. Global Change Biology, 22, 3702-3711. 

23.Qiao N.#, Xu X.L.#, Hu Y.H., Blagodatskaya E., Liu Y.W., Schaefer D.*, Kuzyakov Y., 2016. Carbon and nitrogen additions induce distinct priming effects along an organic-matter decay continuum. Scientific Reports, 6, 19865. 

24.Wang T.*, Lin X., Liu Y.W., Dantec-Nedelec S., Ottle C., 2016. Causes of uncertainty in China's net primary production over the 21st century projected by the CMIP5 Earth system models. International Journal of Climatology, 36, 2323-2334. 

25.Yao Y.T., Wang X.H., Zeng Z.Z., Liu Y.W., Peng S.S., Zhu Z.C., Piao S.L.* 2016. The effect of afforestation on soil moisture content in northeastern China. Plos One, 11, e0160776. 

26.Zhang Y., Zhu Z.C., Liu Z., Zeng Z.Z., Ciais P., Huang M.T., Liu Y.W., Piao S.L.* 2016. Seasonal and interannual changes in vegetation activity of tropical forests in Southeast Asia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 224, 1-10. 

27. Zhu Z.C., Piao S.L.*, Myneni R.B., Huang M.T., Zeng Z.Z., Canadell J.G., Ciais P., Sitch S., Friedlingstein P., Arneth A., Cao C.X., Cheng L., Kato E., Koven C., Li Y., Lian X., Liu Y.W., Liu R.G., Mao J.F., Pan Y.Z., Peng S.S., Penuelas J., Poulter B., Pugh T.A.M., Stocker B.D., Viovy N., Wang X.H., Wang Y.P., Xiao Z.Q., Yang H., Zaehle S., Zeng N., 2016. Greening of the Earth and its drivers. Nature Climate Change, 6, 791-795. 

28.Peng S.S.*, Ciais P., Chevallier F., Peylin P., Cadule P., Sitch S., Piao S.L., Ahlstrom A., Huntingford C., Levy P., Li X.R., Liu Y.W., Lomas M., Poulter B., Viovy N., Wang T., Wang X.H., Zaehle S., Zeng N., Zhao F., Zhao H.F., 2015. Benchmarking the seasonal cycle of CO2 fluxes simulated by terrestrial ecosystem models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, 46-64. 

29.Wei D., Xu-Ri*, Liu Y.W., Wang Y.H., Wang Y.S., 2014. Three-year study of CO2 efflux and CH4/N2O fluxes at an alpine steppe site on the central Tibetan Plateau and their responses to simulated N deposition. Geoderma, 232, 88-96. 

30.Tenzin-tarchen, Xu-Ri*, Wei X.H., Wei D., Liu Y.W., Wang Y.H., 2014. Research on key greenhouse gas fluxes across alpine steppe, alpine meadow and swamp meadow in Nam Co, Tibetan Plateau. Acta Agrestia Sinica, 5, 493-501 (in Chinese with English abstract). 

31.Liu B., Kang S.C., Sun J.M., Zhang Y.L., Xu-Ri., Wang Y.J., Liu Y.W., Cong Z.Y.* 2013. Wet precipitation chemistry at a high-altitude site (3,326 m a.s.l.) in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20, 5013-5027. 

32.Wei D., Xu-Ri*, Wang Y.H., Wang Y.S., Liu Y.W., Yao T.D., 2012. Responses of CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes to livestock exclosure in an alpine steppe on the Tibetan Plateau, China. Plant and Soil, 359, 45-55.