Xu, Xia

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Xia Xu
101 David L. Boren Blvd. Norman, OK, 73019, USA
Tel.: 1-405-325-8578
Email: xuxia.1982@yahoo.com; xuxia.1982@outlook.com

Education
4. 08/2008—05/2012 PhD, Research Assistant, Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 73019, USA;
Advisor: Dr. Yiqi Luo (Tel.: 1-405-325-1651; yluo@ou.edu);
Lab webpage: http://ecolab.ou.edu/;
Dissertation: Responses of belowground carbon dynamics to warming in southern Great Plains.
3. 08/2005—06/008 Master in Ecology, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China;
Advisor: Dr. Honghua Ruan (Tel.: 86-25-8542-7312; hhruan@njfu.edu.cn);
Thesis: “Variations of soil labile organic carbon along an elevation gradient in the Wuyi Mountains, China”.
2. 08/2001—06/2005 Bachelor in Landscape Architecture, Nanjing Forestry University & Jinling Institute of Technology (joint), Nanjing, China;
Paper: “Preliminary study on the tissue culture of Prunus humilis”.
1. 08/1998—06/2001 Tianyi High School of Jiangsu Province, Wuxi, China.

Professional experiences
3. 06/2012—present Post-doc Research Associate, Ecolab of Dr. Yiqi Luo, Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 73019, USA.
2. 08/2008—05/2012 Graduate Research Assistant, Ecolab of Dr. Yiqi Luo, Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 73019, USA.
1. 08/2005—06/2008, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Forest Resources and Environment al Sciences, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210037, China.

Research interests
Climate change, biogeochemical cycles, soil ecology, ecological planning

Publications
15. Xu X, Luo Y, Shi Z, ZhouX, Li D (2014) Consistent proportional increments in responses of belowground net primary productivity to long-term warming and clipping at various soil depths in a tall-grass prairie. Oecologia, 174, 1045-1054, doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2828-z.
14. Xu X, Sherry RA, Niu S, Li D, Luo Y (2013) Net primary productivity and rain use efficiency as affected by warming, altered precipitation, and clipping in a mixed grass prairie. Global Change Biology, 19, 2753-2764, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12248.
13. Wang G, Zhou Y, Xu X, Ruan H, Wang J (2013) Temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon mineralization along an elevation gradient in the Wuyi Mountains, China. PLoS One, 8(1), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053914.
12. Xu X, Sherry RA, Niu S, Zhou J, Luo Y (2012) Long-term experimental warming decreased labile soil organic carbon in a tallgrass prairie. Plant Soil, 361, 307-315, doi: 10.1007/s11104-012-1265-9.
11. Xu X, Luo Y, Zhou J (2012) Carbon quality and the temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon decomposition in a tallgrass prairie. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 50, 142-148, doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.03.007.
10. Xu X, Niu S, Sherry RA, Zhou X, Zhou J, Luo Y (2012) Interannual variability in responses of belowground NPP and NPP partitioning to long-term warming and clipping in a tallgrass prairie. Global Change Biology, 18, 1648-1656, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02651.x.
9. Cheng X, Luo Y, Xu X, Sherry RA, Zhang Q (2011) Soil organic matter dynamics in a North America tallgrass prairie after 9 yr of experimental warming. Biogeosciences, 8, 1487-1498.
8. Xu X, Cheng X, Zhou Y, Luo Y, Ruan H, Wang J (2010) Variation of soil labile organic carbon pools along an elevational gradient in the Wuyi Mountains, China. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 1, 368-374.
7. Xu X, Zhou Y, Ruan H, Luo Y, Wang J (2010) Temperature sensitivity increases with soil organic carbon recalcitrance along an elevational gradient in the Wuyi Mountains, China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42, 1811-1815.
6. Xu X, Quan W, Wang J, Fang Y, Ruan H, Ye J (2009) Seasonal variation of soil microbial available carbon in four plant communities along the altitude gradient in Wuyi Mountain. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University, 33(3), 55-59. (in Chinese with English abstract)
5. Xu X, Wang F, Luan Y, Wang J, Fang Y, Ruan H (2008) Soil readily oxidizable carbon along an elevation gradient of Wuyi Mountais in southeastern China. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 27(7), 1115-1121. (in Chinese with English abstract)
4. Quan W, Xu X, Wang F, Wang J, Fang Y, Ruan H, Yu S (2008) Fine root biomass and its morphological characteristics of different vegetations along an elevation gradient of Wuyi Mountains in southeastern China. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 27(7), 1095-1103. (in Chinese with English abstract)
3. Xu X, Chen Y, Wang J, Fang Y, Quan W, Ruan H, Xu Z (2008) Variation of soil labile organic carbon along an altitude gradient in Wuyi Mountain. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 19(3), 539-544. (in Chinese with English abstract)
2. Ruan H, Ye J, Xu X (2008) Restoration of Plant Community in Degradation Riparian Zoneof Jinshan Lake in Zhenjiang City in Southeastern of China. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University, 32(1), 107-110. (in Chinese with English abstract)
1. Chen Y, Xu X, Ruan H, Wang G, Luan Y (2007) The soil labile carbon in a secondary oak forest and loblolly pine plantation in Xiashu forest experimental site, southeastern China. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 26 (12), 2028-2034. (in Chinese with English abstract)