• Title: Professor
  • Department: Institute of Arid Agroecology, School of Life Scie
  • Address: 310B Yifu Biology Building
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2011.05-present   Lanzhou University, School of Life Sciences



Academic Appointments

2005.09-2010.06   Lanzhou University, Ecology, Ph.D.

2001.09-2005.06   Shaoxing University, Biology, B.S.


Administrative Appointments

1. Reviewer of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Climate Dynamics, Climatic Change etc.

2. Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Fellowship Programme

3. One of the leader authors of Global Altas of Desertification (3rd edition)


Honors & Awards



National Science Foundation of China-31200373, Principal Inverstigator: “How Resilient are Grass and Shrub Ecosystem of the Loess Plateau to Climate Change? An Analysis Using Mechanistic Model”




National Science Foundation of China-31200373, Principal Inverstigator: “Exprimental and modeling study on the response of semiarid grassland ecosystem to precipitation changes on the Loess Plateau”



Ye, J.-S., Bradford, M. A., Dacal, M., Maestre, F. T., García-Palacios, P. (2019). Increasing microbial carbon use efficiency with warming predicts soil heterotrophic respiration globally. Global Change Biology,

Ye, J.-S., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Soliveres, S., Maestre, F. T. (2019). Multifunctionality debt in global drylands linked to past biome and climate. Global Change Biology, 25(6), 2152-2161. 

Zheng, K., Wei, J.-Z., Pei, J.-Y., Cheng, H., Zhang, X.-L., Huang, F.-Q., Li, F.-M.*,  Ye, J.-S.* (2019). Impacts of climate change and human activities on grassland vegetation variation in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Science of The Total Environment, 660, 236-244. 

Zheng, K., Ye, J.-S.*, Jin, B.-C., Zhang, F., Wei, J.-Z. & Li, F.-M.* (2019). Effects of agriculture, climate, and policy on NDVI change in a semi-arid river basin of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Arid Land Research and Management, 1-18. 10.1080/15324982.2018.1555562

Ye, J.-S, Gong, Y.-H., Zhang, F., Ren, J., Bai, X.-K. & Zheng, Y. (2018). Which Temperature and Precipitation Extremes Best Explain the Variation of Warm versus Cold Years and Wet versus Dry Years? Journal of Climate, 31, 45-59. 10.1175/jcli-d-17-0377.1

Ye, J.-S, Pei, J.-Y. & Fang, C. (2018). Under which climate and soil conditions the plant productivity–precipitation relationship is linear or nonlinear? Science of The Total Environment, 616-617, 1174-1180.

Yu, Y.-Y., Turner, N. C., Gong, Y.-H., Li, F.-M., Fang, C., Ge, L.-J. & Ye, J.-S.* (2018). Benefits and limitations to straw- and plastic-film mulch on maize yield and water use efficiency: A meta-analysis across hydrothermal gradients. European Journal of Agronomy, 99, 138-147.

Fang, C., Li, F., Pei, J., Ren, J., Gong, Y., Yuan, Z., Ke W.B., Zheng Y., Bai X.K., Ye, J.-S.* (2018). Impacts of warming and nitrogen addition on soil autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration in a semi-arid environment. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 248, 449-457.

Fang, C., Ye, J.-S.*, Gong, Y., Pei, J., Yuan, Z., Xie, C., Zhu Y., Yu, Y. (2017). Seasonal responses of soil respiration to warming and nitrogen addition in a semi-arid alfalfa-pasture of the Loess Plateau, China. Science of The Total Environment, 590–591, 729-738.

Ye, J.-S, Reynolds, J. F., Maestre, F. T. & Li, F.-M. (2016). Hydrological and ecological responses of ecosystems to extreme precipitation regimes: A test of empirical-based hypotheses with an ecosystem model. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 22, 36-46.

Ye, J.-S. (2014). Trend and variability of China's summer precipitation during 1955–2008. International Journal of Climatology, 34, 559-566. 10.1002/joc.3705

Ye, J.-S., Reynolds, J. F. & Li, F.-M. (2014). A mechanistic-bioclimatic modeling analysis of the potential impact of climate change on biomes of the Tibetan Plateau. Ecology, 95, 2109–2120. 10.1890/13-1014.1

Ye, J.-S., Li, W., Li, L. & Zhang, F. (2013). "North drying and south wetting" summer precipitation trend over China and its potential linkage with aerosol loading. Atmospheric Research, 125, 12-19. 10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.01.007

Ye, J.-S., Reynolds, J. F., Sun, G. J. & Li, F. M. (2013). Impacts of increased variability in precipitation and air temperature on net primary productivity of the Tibetan Plateau: a modeling analysis. Climatic Change, 119, 321-332. 10.1007/s10584-013-0719-2

Ye, J.-S. & Liu, C. (2012). Suitability of Mulch and Ridge-furrow Techniques for Maize across the Precipitation Gradient on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Journal of Agricultural Science, 4, 182-190. 10.5539/jas.v4n10p182

Ye, J.-S., Li, F., Sun, G., Chen, Y. & Mou, Y. (2010). A multi-criteria evaluation approach to access agricultural land use potential on the Loess Plateau of China. Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, 16, 891-901

Ye, J.-S., Li, F., Sun, G. & Guo, A. (2010). Solar dimming and its impact on estimating solar radiation from diurnal temperature range in China, 1961-2007. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 101, 137-142. 10.1007/s00704-009-0213-y

Ye, J.-S., Guo, A. & Sun, G. (2009). Statistical Analysis of Reference Evapotranspiration on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering-Asce, 135, 134-140. 10.1061/(asce)0733-9437(2009)135:2(134)

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