Zhaogui Yan

晏召贵    博士、特聘教授









Associate Editor, Plant Ecology

Associate Editor, Ecology and Evolution


1985-1990     澳大利亚费林德斯大学生物学院博士

1978-1982     华中农学院园林系林学本科


2016-          现在华中农业大学园艺林学学院林学系

2002-2016  澳大利亚生物资源有限公司董事、经理

1993-2002  西澳大利亚农业部研究员

1990-1993  新英格兰大学博士后







2017-202      三峡库区消落带植被动态研究,科技部国家重点研发子课题,经费49万;

2017-2021    马尾松林健康经营技术研究,科技部国家重点研发子课题,经费90万;

2020-2022    林下植物生物多样性研究,中央高校研究基金,经费10万;

Prof. Zhaogui Yan

Department of Forestry  

College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences

Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070 China

Email:gyan@mail.hzau.edu.cn tel. +86 13659824533

Other position hold

Adjunct Professor    Department of Ecosystem Management, The University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

Associate Editor      Plant Ecology

Associate Editor      Ecology and Evolution


I am a Professor in Department of Forestry at Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU). I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate units in ecology and resource management. I have worked in basic and applied ecology in Chinese and Australian institutions for over 30 years. My research interests broadly span the science and management of agricultural–forest ecosystems. Currently my research focuses on 1) plant-soil nutrient cycle and 2) forest fire ecology (spatial and temporal patterns of forest fire, effects of forest fire on nutrient dynamics, plant re-generation, and biodiversity).

I am looking for postgraduate students, both at the Masters and at PhD levels, who are interested in either of the two areas. I have also had postdoctoral vacancies in ecology.

Education & Qualifications

Huazhong Agricultural University, Department of Forestry, B. For, 1982

Flinders University, School of Biological Sciences, Ph.D. 1990

Employment History

2016.06 to present        Department of Forestry, Huazhong Agricultural University

2002.07 to 2016.03       Managing Director, Biological and Resource Technology Pty Ltd (Australia)

2000.03 to 2011.03       Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Biology, Curtin University

1993.09 to 2002.06       Research Scientist, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia

1990.09 to 1993.08       Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecosystem Management, The University of New England

Current Research Projects (Chief Investigator only)

2017-2021 Plant population changes of the inundation zones of the Three-Gorge Reservoir. China National Research Program, Ministry of Science and Technology, ¥490,000.

2017-2021 Productivity ofPinus massonianaforests under different management regimes. China National Research Program, Ministry of Science and Technology, ¥900,000.

2020-2022 Factors contributing to biodiversity of second growth forests. ¥100,000.

Publications of Zhaogui Yan(since 2017)

(*designates corresponding author)

1.Yan Z, Zhang Q, Zhang N, et al.(2020).Repellency of forty-one aromatic plant species to the Asian citrus psyllid, vector of the bacterium associated with huanglongbing. Ecol Evol. 2020;00:1–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6876.

2.He, W., Lei, L., Ma, Z., Teng, M., Wang, P.,Yan, Z., . . . Xiao, W. (2020). Nonadditive effects of decomposing mixed foliar litter on the release of several metallic elements in a Pinus massoniana Lamb. forest. Annals of Forest Science, 77(2). doi: 10.1007/s13595-020-00955-z.

3.He, W., Xu, X., Zhang, C., Ma, Z., Xu, J., Ten, M., . . . Wang, P. (2020). Understory vegetation removal reduces the incidence of non-additive mass loss during leaf litter decomposition in a subtropical Pinus massoniana plantation. Plant and Soil, 446(1-2), 529-541. doi: 10.1007/s11104-019-04378-2.

4.Teng, M., Zeng, L., Hu, W., Wang, P.,Yan, Z., He, W., . . . Xiao, W. (2020). The impacts of climate changes and human activities on net primary productivity vary across an ecotone zone in Northwest China. Science of the Total Environment, 714. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136691.

5.Xiao, Z. a., Zhang, Y., Liu, M., Zhan, C., Yang, X., Nvsvrot, T., . . . Wang, N. (2020). Coexpression analysis of a large-scale transcriptome identified a calmodulin-like protein regulating the development of adventitious roots in poplar. Tree Physiology, 40(10), 1405-1419. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpaa078

6.Zeng, Y., Zhou,Z., Yan, Z., Teng, M., & Huang, C. (2019). Climate Change and Its Attribution in Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China. Sustainability, 11(24). doi: 10.3390/su11247206.

7.Yan Z, Zhou Q, Teng M, Ji H, Zhang J, He, W, ... & Wang, P (2019). High planting density and leaf area index of masson pine forest reduce crown transmittance of photosynthetically active radiation. Global Ecology and Conservation,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00759.

8.Ali, A., Ahmad, A., Akhtar, K., Teng, M., Zeng, W.,Yan, Z., & Zhou*, Z. (2019). Patterns of Biomass, Carbon, and Soil Properties in Masson pine (Pinus massonianaLamb) Plantations with Different Stand Ages and Management Practices. Forests, 10(8), 645.

9.Ali, A., Dai, D., Akhtar, K., Teng, M.,Yan, Z., Urbina-Cardona, N., . . . Zhou, Z. (2019). Response of understory vegetation, tree regeneration, and soil quality to manipulated stand density in a Pinus massoniana plantation. Global Ecology and Conservation, 20. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00775.

10.Zhou Q, Huang G, Chen J, Wang P, andZ Yan* (2019). Relationship between soil seed bank, leaf litter and species composition of forest understory. Hubei Forestry Science and Technology, 48(3), 1-6 (in Chinese).

11.YanZ., S. Liu, J. Zhang, G. Huang, L. Duan, Y. Ye* (2019). Optimizing hairy root production from explants of Phyllanthus hainanensis, a shrub used for traditional herbal medicine. Front. Agr. Sci. Eng.https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019272.

12.Yue, H., Nie, X.,Yan, Z., & Weining*, S.(2019). N6‐methyladenosine regulatory machinery in plants: composition, function and evolution. Plant biotechnology journal. doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13149.

13.He, W., Ma, Z., Pei, J., Teng, M., Zeng, L.,Yan, Z., ... & Xiao, W. (2019). Effects of Predominant Tree Species Mixing on Lignin and Cellulose Degradation during Leaf Litter Decomposition in the Three Gorges Reservoir, China.Forests, 10(4), 360.

14.ZhangH., Y. Fu, H. Guo, L. Zhang, C. Wang, W. Song,Z. Yan, Y. Wang and W. Ji. (2019). Transcriptome and Proteome-Based Network Analysis Reveals a Model of Gene Activation in Wheat Resistance to Stripe Rust. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1106; doi:10.3390/ijms20051106.

15.Bian, J., P. Deng, H. Zhan, X. Wu, Mutthanthirige D. L. C. Nishantha,Z. Yan, X. Du, X. Nie, and W. Song. (2019). Transcriptional Dynamics of Grain Development in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 962; doi:10.3390/ijms20040962.

16.Feng, K., Cui, L., Wang, L., Shan, D., Tong, W., Deng, P., . . . Song, W. (2020). The improved assembly of 7DL chromosome provides insight into the structure and evolution of bread wheat. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 18(3), 732-742. doi: 10.1111/pbi.13240.

17.Lamont, B. He, T. &Z. Yan*(2019). Fire as a pre-emptive evolutionary trigger among seed plants.Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics,DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2018.12.001.

18.Lamont, B. He, T. &Z. Yan* 2018. Evolutionary history of fire-stimulated resprouting, flowering, seed release and germination. Biological Reviews, DOI:10.1111/brv.12483.

19.Yan, Z., M. Teng, W. He, A. Liu, Y. Li, P. Wang (2018). Impervious surface area is a key predictor for urban plant diversity in a city undergone rapid urbanization. Science of the Total Environment, 650,335-342.

20.Yan, Z., M. Teng, W. He, Y. Wang, J. Yang, P. Wang (2018). Improving conservation effectiveness of nature reserve for golden snub-nosed monkey, a niche-based approach. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4447.

21.Wang, P., M. Teng, W. He, C. Tang, J. Yang,Z. Yan*(2018). Using habitat selection index for reserve planning and management for snub-nosed golden monkeys at landscape scale. Ecological Indicators,93, 838-846.

22.Zeng L., W. He, M. Teng, X. Luo,Z.Yan,Z. Huang, Z. Zhou, P. Wang, W. Xiao. (2018). Effects of mixed leaf litter from predominant afforestation tree species on decomposition rates in the Three Gorges Reservoir, China. Science of the Total Environment, 639, 679-686.

23.王鹏程、杨敬元、滕明君、晏召贵、朱兆泉、汪正祥、周志翔、何伟、王永健、穆俊明、杨万吉. 2018.神农架川金丝猴退化生境诊断技术规程.湖北省地方标准.

24.王鹏程、杨敬元、汪正祥、朱兆泉、滕明君、何伟、张瑜、晏召贵、穆俊明、周志翔、余辉亮. 2018.神农架川金丝猴退化生境恢复技术规程.湖北省地方标准. 2018.


26.王鹏程、杨敬元、汪正祥、朱兆泉、滕明君、何伟、张瑜、周志翔、晏召贵、王丽、姚辉、杨万吉. 2018.神农架川金丝猴生境廊道规划与建造技术规程.湖北省地方标准.

27.Ei-Amhir, S., B. Lamont, T. He*,G. Yan*. (2017). Small-seeded Hakea species tolerate cotyledon loss better than large-seeded congeners.Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep41520.

28.Teng M., Zeng L., Xiao W., Huang Z., Zhou Z.,Yan Z., Wang P. (2017). Spatial variability of soil organic carbon in Three Gorges Reservoir area, China.Science of Total the Environment,599, 1308–1316.

29.Xu, Y., Jia, Q., Zhou, G., Zhang, X. Q., Angessa, T., Broughton, S,Yan Z. & C. Li* (2017). Characterization of the sdw1 semi-dwarf gene in barley.BMC Plant Biology,17(1), 11.

30.王鹏程,滕明君,穆俊明,胡文杰,杨敬元,晏召贵(*)(2017).神农架自然保护区川金丝猴退化生境特征及恢复技术.华中农业大学学报,36, 1-9.