Talent details

Name:Gengxin Zhang
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/200911/t20091104_2647633.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China

Education and Appointments


Ph.D. in Geology, Miami University, USA, 2006. 

M. S. Organic Geochemistry, Lanzhou Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2001. 

B. S. in Geology, Xi’an Engineering University, China,1997. 


2009.09-present, Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China 

2007.08-2009.08, Research Associate, Environmental Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA  

2006.05-2007.07, Research Associate, Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA 

2002.01-2006.05, Research Associate, Geology, Miami University, USA 

1997.07-1998.08, Assistant Engineer, Xinjiang Bureau of Geology and mineral resources, China 

Research Interest

Research Interests: Microbial mediated soil carbon cycle; Geomicrobiology 

Research Fields: microbial ecology, Geomicrobiology 

Selected Publications

Publications in the recent 5 years (2016-2020) (* corresponding author; # joint first authors; Including books and book chapters)
Part 1: 5 representative publications
1. Ang, H., Wang, J. J., Sun, H., Niu, B., Si, G. C., Wang, J., Chih-FuYeh, Zhu, X. X., Lu, X. C., Zhou, J. Z., Yang, Y. P., Ren, M. L., Hu, Y. L., Dong, H. L., & Zhang, G*. (2020). Mountain biodiversity and ecosystem functions: interplay between geology and contemporary environments. The ISME Journal, 14(4):1-14. 
2. Chen, Q.Y., Niu, B., Hu, Y.L., Luo, T.X., Zhang, G*. (2020).Warming and increased precipitation indirectly affect the composition and turnover of labile-fraction soil organic matter by directly affecting vegetation and microorganisms. Science of the Total Environment, 714(Apr.20):136787.1-136787.9.
3. Chen, Q.Y., Niu, B., Hu, Y.L., Wang, J., Lei, T.Z., Xu-Ri., Zhou, J.Z., Xi, C.W., Zhang, G*. (2020). Multi-level nitrogen additions alter chemical composition and turnover of the labile fraction soil organic matter via affecting vegetation and microorganisms. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 125(4) e2019JG005316.
4. Chen, Q.Y., Lei, T.Z., Wu, Y.Q., Si, G.C., Xi, C.W., & Zhang, G*., (2019). Comparison of soil organic matter transformation processes in different alpine ecosystems in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 124:33-45.
5. Hu, A., Nie, Y.X., Yu, G.R., Han, C.H., He, J.H., He, N.P., Liu, S.R., Deng, J., Shen, W.H., & Zhang, G*. (2019). Diurnal temperature variation and plants drive latitudinal patterns in seasonal dynamics of soil microbial community. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10:14. 
Part 2: all other publications (exclude part 1)
1. Xie,Y.Y., Li, Y. H., Liu, L., Zhang, G., He, L., Guo, W.Q., Hong, H. (2020). Potashchelins, a suite of lipid siderophores bearing both L-threo and L- erythro beta-hydroxyaspartic acids, acquired from the potash-salt-ore- derived extremophile Halomonas sp. MG34. Frontiers in Chemistry, 8:197.
2. Chen, Q.Y.,Yuan, Y.L.,Hu,Y.L.,  Wang, J., Si, G.C., Xu-Ri., Zhou, J.Z., Xi, C.W., and Zhang, G*. (2020). Excessive nitrogen addition accelerates N assimilation and P utilization by enhancing organic carbon decomposition in a Tibetan alpine steppe. Science of the Total Environnent, 142848. 
3. Huang, W.C., Hu,Y.L., Zhang, G*., Li. W. (2020). Comparative genomic analysis reveals metabolic diversity of different Paenibacillus groups. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 104(23):1-11.
4. Hu, Y., Wang, S., Niu, B., Chen, Q.,Wang J., Zhao J.X., Luo T.X., Zhang, G*. (2020). Effect of increasing precipitation and warming on microbial community in tibetan alpine steppe. Environmental Research, 189:109917. 
5. Liang, J., Russell, J.M., Xie, H., Lupien, R.L., Si, G., Wang, J., Hou, J., and Zhang, G*. (2018). Vegetation effects on temperature calibrations of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether (brGDGTs) in soils. Organic Geochemistry, 127:1-11.
6. Han, C., Wang, Z., Si, G., Lei, T., Yuan, Y., & Zhang, G*. (2017). Increased precipitation accelerates soil organic matter turnover associated with microbial community composition in topsoil of the alpine grassland on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 63(10):811-821.
7. Lei, T., Si, G., Wang, J., & Zhang, G*. (2017). Microbial communities and associated enzyme activities in alpine wetlands with increasing altitude on the Tibetan Plateau. Wetlands, 37(3):401-412. 
8. Cong, N., Shen, M., Yang, W., Yang, Z., Zhang, G, and Piao, S. (2017). Varying responses of vegetation activity to climate changes on the Tibetan Plateau grassland. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61(8):1433-44. 
9. Manandhar, P., Zhang, G*, Lama, A., Liu, F. and Hu, Y. (2017). Sphingomonas montana sp nov., isolated from a soil sample from the Tanggula Mountain in the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 110(12):1659-68.
10. Manandhar, P., Zhang, G*., Hu, Y., Lama, A., Gao, F., & Gu, Z. (2016). Sphingomonas prati sp. nov., isolated from alpine meadow soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66(10):4269-4275. 
11. Manandhar, P., Zhang, G*., Hu, Y., Lama, A., Gao, F., & Gu, Z. (2016). Pedobacter psychrotolerans sp. nov., isolated from soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66 (11):4560–4566.
12. Si, G., Lei,T., Xia,Y., Zhang, G*. (2016). Microbial nonlinear response to a precipitation gradient in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geomiobiology Journal, 33(2):85-97.