• Title: Professor
  • Department: Institute of Microbiology
  • Address: 210 Tianyan Building
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2015.05-Present        Professor,  School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University,P.R. China

2007.05-2015.05       Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University,P.R. China

1998.05-2007.05       Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University,P.R. China

1993.07-1998.05       Assistant, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University,P.R. China

2006.10-2007.10       Visiting scholar, University of Helsinki Finland 

2006.10-2009.11       Postdoctor, Cold and Arid Regions Environment and Engineering Research Institute,Chinese Academy of Science.

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(* Corresponding author)

  • B. Chen, S. Jiao, S. Luo, B. Ma, W. Qi, C. Cao, Z Zhao, G Du, X Ma*,. High soil pH enhances the network interactions among bacterial and archaeal microbiota in alpine grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau,. Environmental Microbiology 23(1): 464-477, 2021.

  • K. Yang, S. Luo, L. Hu, B. Chen, Z. Xie, B. Ma, W. Ma, G. Du, X. Ma*, X. Le Roux,.Responses of soil ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea diversity to N, P and NP fertilization: relationships with soil environmental variables and plant community diversity.,Soil Biology and Biochemistry., 145 (2020).

  • Ma, B., X. Zhou, Q. Zhang, M. Qin, L. Hu, K. Yang, Z. Xie, W. Ma, B. Chen, H. Feng, Y. Liu, G. Du*X. Ma* and X. Le Roux (2019). "How do soil micro-organisms respond to N, P and NP additions? Application of the ecological framework of (co-)limitation by multiple resources." Journal of Ecology 107(5): 2329-2345. (Impact factor: 5.68)

  • Ma WB, Jiang SJ, Féline A, Qin MS, Ma BB, Xie Z, Liu YJ, Feng HY, Du GZ, Ma XJ * ,  Xavier L R (2016) Response of microbial functional groups involved in soil N cycle to N, P and NP fertilization in Tibetan alpine meadows. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 101: 195–206 (5-Year IF = 5.041)

  • Liu YJ, Johnson NC, Mao L, Shi GX, Jiang SJ, Ma XJ, Du GZ, An LZ, Feng HY (2015) Phylogenetic structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal community shifts in response to increasing soil fertility. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 89: 196-205 (5-Year IF = 4.953)

  • Liu YJ, Mao L, Li JY, Shi GX, Jiang SJ, Ma XJ, An LZ, Du GZ, Feng HY (2015) Resource availability differentially drives community assemblages of plants and their root-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Plant and Soil, 386: 341-355 (5-Year IF = 3.528)

  • Niu FJ, He JX, Zhang GS, Liu XM, Liu W, Dong MX, Wu FS, Liu YJ, Ma XJ, An LZ, Feng HY (2014) Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on the diversity and activity of soil microorganism of alpine meadow ecosystem in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Ecotoxicology, 23: 1833-1841 (5-Year IF = 2.943)

  • Hu WG, Jiao ZF, Wu FS, Liu YJ, Dong MX, Ma XJ, Fan TL, An LZ, Feng HY (2014) Long-term effects of fertilizer on soil enzymatic activity of wheat field soil in Loess Plateau, China. Ecotoxicology, 23: 2069-2080 (5-Year IF = 2.943)

  • Xiao R, Chen BZ, Liu YJ, Wang CP, Gu JD, Feng HY, Du GZ, Ma XJ (2014) Higher abundance of ammonia oxidizing archaea than ammonia oxidizing bacteria and their communities in Tibetan alpine meadow soils under long-term nitrogen fertilization. Geomicrobiology Journal, 31: 597-604 (5-Year IF = 1.962)

  • Xie Z, Roux XL, Wang CP, Gu ZK, An M, Nan HY, Chen BZ, Li F, Liu YJ, Du GZ, Feng HY, Ma XJ (2014) Identifying response groups of soil nitrifiers and denitrifiers to grazing and associated soil environmental drivers in Tibetan alpine meadows. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 77: 89–99 (5-Year IF = 4.953)

  • Liu, Y., Shi, G., Mao, L., Cheng, G., Jiang, S., Ma, X., An, L., Du, G., Collins Johnson, N. and Feng, H., (2012) Direct and indirect influences of 8 yr of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization on Glomeromycota in an alpine meadow ecosystem. New Phytologist. 194: 523-535 (5-Year IF = 7.837)

  • Yan P, Hou S, Chen T, Ma X, Zhang S. (2012) Culturable bacteria isolated from snow cores along the 1300 km traverse from Zhongshan Station to Dome A, East Antarctica. Extremophiles. 16(2):345-354  (5-Year IF = 2.46).

  • Liu Y, Mao L, He X, Cheng G, Ma X, An L, Feng H. (2012) Rapid change of AM fungal community in a rain-fed wheat field with short-term plastic film mulching practice. Mycorrhiza. 22(1):31-9  (5-Year IF = 3.241)

  • Fasi Wu, Maoxing Dong, Yongjun Liu, Xiaojun Ma  Lizhe An, J. Peter W. Young, Huyuan Feng.(2012) Effects of long-term fertilization on AM fungal community structure and Glomalin-related soil protein in the Loess Plateau of China, Plant Soil, 2010, 342:233-247 (5-Year IF = 3.528)

  • Wanfu Wang, Xu Ma, Yantian Ma, Lin Mao, Fasi Wu, Xiaojun Ma, Lizhe An, Huyuan Feng, (2010) Seasonal dynamics of airborne fungi in different caves of the Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, China, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 64,461-466

  • Wanfu Wang, Yantian Ma, Xu Ma, Fasi Wu, Xiaojun Ma, Lizhe An, Huyuan Feng, (2010) Seasonal variations of airborne bacteria in the Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, China International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 64,309-315

  • Xiaojun Zhang, Xiaojun Ma, Ninglian Wang, Tandong Yao, (2009) Newsubgroup of Bacteroidetesand diversemicroorganisms in Tibetan plateau glacial ice provide a biological record of environmental conditions. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 67:21–29 (5-Year IF = 4.087)

  • Gaosen Zhang, Xiaojun Ma, Fujun Niu, Maoxing Dong, Huyuan Feng, Lizhe An and Guodong Cheng, (2007) Diversity and distribution of alkaliphilic psychrotolerant bacteria in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau permafrost region. Extremophiles,11:415-424. (5-Year IF = 2.46)

  • Zhang, G., Niu, F., Xiaojun Ma,Wei Liu, Lizhe An and Guodong Cheng, (2007) Phylogenetic diversity of bacteria isolates from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau permafrost region. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 53:1000-1010.

  • Gaosen Zhang, Busse, H.J., Xiaojun Ma, Wei Liu, Maoxing Dong, Lizhe An and Guodong Cheng,(2008) Hymenobacter psychrotolerans sp. nov., isolated from permafrost region. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.,58:1215-1220.

  • Shuhong. Zhang, Shugui. Hou, Xiaojun Ma,Dahe Qin, (2007) Culturable bacteria in Himalayan glacial ice in response to atmospheric circulation ,Biogeosciences,4(1),1-9.

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