Education 2013 Ph.D. (Soil Science) Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Thesis title: Soil Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Dynamics in Response to Warming and Grazing in Alpine Meadow Ecosystems of the Tibet Plateau
2012 Ph.D. (Microbial Ecology) University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Thesis title: Effects of Warming and Grazing on Soil Nitrogen Transformation and the Associated Functional Microorganisms in an Alpine Meadow of the Tibet Plateau
2006 B.Sc. (Biological Sciences) Nankai University, Tianjin, China
2022 - Department of Agronomy, Purdue University Position: Assistant Professor in Agroecology
2020 - ResearchDepartment, Rodale Institute, USA Position: Research Director, Farming Systems Trial
2019-2020ResearchDepartment, Rodale Institute, USA Position: Soil Scientist
2019 - Delaware Valley University, USA Position: Adjunct Professor
2017-2019Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Position: Assistant Scientist
2013-2017 School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia, Australia Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Publications Refereed Journal Articles
Cai A, Han T, Ren T, Sanderman J, Rui Y, Wang B, ... and Xu M (2022). Declines in soil carbon storage under no tillage can be alleviated in the long run. Geoderma, 425, 116028.
Sanford GR, Jackson RD, Rui Y and Kucharik CJ (2022). Land use-land cover gradient demonstrates the importance of perennial grasslands with intact soils for building soil carbon in the fertile Mollisols of the North Central US. Geoderma, 418, 115854.
Rui Y, Jackson RD, Cotrufo MF, Sanford GR, Spiesman BJ, Deiss L, Culman SW, Liang C and Ruark MD (2022). Persistent soil carbon enhanced in Mollisols by well-managed grasslands but not annual grain or dairy forage cropping systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(7). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2118931119.
Zhong L, Li G, Qing J, Li J, Xue J, Yan B, ... and Rui Y* (2022). Biochar can reduce N2O production potential from rhizosphere of fertilized agricultural soils by suppressing bacterial denitrification. European Journal of Soil Biology, 109, 103391. (* Corresponding author)
Pearsons KA, Omondi EC, Heins BJ, Zinati G, Smith A and Rui Y* (2022). Reducing tillage affects long-term yields but not grain quality of maize, soybeans, oats, and wheat produced in three contrasting farming systems. Sustainability, 14(2), 631. (* Corresponding author)
Tian Y, Wang Q, Gao W, Luo Y, Rui Y and Zhang W (2022). Organic amendments facilitate soil carbon sequestration via organic carbon accumulation and mitigation of inorganic carbon loss. Land Degradation & Development. (DOI: 10.1002/ldr.4248).
Prescott CE, Rui Y, Cotrufo MF and Grayston SJ (2021). Managing plant surplus carbon to generate soil organic matter in regenerative agriculture. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 76(6), 99A-104A.
Chen X, Hu Y, Xia Y, Zheng S, Ma C, Rui Y and Su Y (2021). Contrasting pathways of carbon sequestration in paddy and upland soils. Global Change Biology, 27(11), 2478-2490.
Sanderman J, Savage K, Dangal SR, Duran G, Rivard C, Cavigelli MA, Rui Y and Stewart C (2021). Can agricultural management induced changes in soil organic carbon be detected using mid-infrared spectroscopy? Remote Sensing, 13(12), 2265.
Gao W, Reed SC, Munson SM, Rui Y, Fan W, Zheng Z, ... and Hao Y (2021). Responses of soil extracellular enzyme activities and bacterial community composition to seasonal stages of drought in a semiarid grassland. Geoderma, 401, 115327.
Xia Y, Chen X, Zheng S, Gunina A, Ning Z, Hu Y, Rui Y, ... and Su Y (2021). Manure application accumulates more nitrogen in paddy soils than rice straw but less from fungal necromass. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 319, 107575.
Song Y, Li J, Zhong L, Xue J, Li G, Qing J, Rui Y... and Li FY (2021). Short-term grazing rather than mowing stimulates N2O production potential through enhancing the bacterial pathway in semiarid grasslands. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 1-11.
Zheng S, Xia Y, Hu Y, Chen X, Rui Y, Gunina A, ... and Kuzyakov Y (2021). Stoichiometry of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in soil: Effects of agricultural land use and climate at a continental scale. Soil and Tillage Research, 209, 104903.
Jiang L, Wang S, Pang Z, Wang C, Meng F, Lan Z, ... Rui Y and Wang Y (2021). Abiotic and biotic controls of soil dissolved organic nitrogen along a precipitation gradient on the Tibetan plateau. Plant and Soil, 459(1), 65-78.
Ye Y, Rui Y, Zeng Z, He X, Wang K and Zhao J (2020) Responses of soil nematode community to monoculture or mixed culture of a grass and a legume forage species in China. Pedosphere, 30(6), 791-800.
Rui Y, Sanford GR, Hedtcke JL and Ruark MD (2020) Legacy effects of liquid dairy manure in grain production systems. Agricultural Systems, 181, 102825.
Xu H, Liu K, Zhang W, Rui Y, Zhang J, Wu L, Colinet G, Huang Q, Chen X and Xu M (2020) Long-term fertilization and intensive cropping enhance carbon and nitrogen accumulated in soil clay-sized particles of red soil in South China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 20(4), 1824-1833.
Chen X, Xia Y, Rui Y, Ning Z, Hu Y, Tang H, He H, Li H, Kuzyakov Y, Ge T, Wu J and Su Y (2020) Microbial carbon use efficiency, biomass turnover, and necromass accumulation in paddy soil depending on fertilization. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 292, 106816.
Jiang L, Wang S, Pang Z, Wang C, Meng F, Lan Z, Zhou X, Li Y, Zhang Z, Luo C, Jones DL, Rui Y and Wang Y (2020) Abiotic and biotic controls of soil dissolved organic nitrogen along a precipitation gradient on the Tibetan plateau. Plant and Soil, 1-14.
West JR, Cates AM, Ruark MD, Deiss L, Whitman T and Rui Y (2020) Winter rye does not increase microbial necromass contributions to soil organic carbon in continuous corn silage in North Central US. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 107899.
Rui Y, Ruark MD, Andraski TW and Bundy LG (2019) Polymer-coated UREA use for corn on irrigated sandy soil. Crops and Soils, 52(5), 4-8.
Che R, Wang S, Wang Y, Xu Z, Wang W, Rui Y and Cui X (2019) Total and active soil fungal community profiles were significantly altered by six years of warming but not by grazing. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 139, 107611.
Che R, Wang Y, Li K, Xu Z, Hu J, Wang F, Rui Y, Li L and Pang Z (2019) Degraded patch formation significantly changed microbial community composition in alpine meadow soils. Soil and Tillage Research, 195, 104426.
Tang L, Zhong L, Xue K, Wang S, Xu Z, Lin Q, Luo C, Rui Y, Li X, Li M and Liu WT (2019) Warming counteracts grazing effects on the functional structure of the soil microbial community in a Tibetan grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
Pang Z, Jiang L, Wang S, Xu X, Rui Y, Zhang Z, Luo C and Wang Y (2019) Differential response to warming of the uptake of nitrogen by plant species in non-degraded and degraded alpine grasslands. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 1-10. [pdf]
Rui Y, Ruark MD, Andraski TW and Bundy LG (2018) Assessing the benefit of polymer-coated urea for corn production on irrigated sandy soils. Agronomy Journal, 111: 1-9. [pdf]
Jiang L, Wang S, Pang Z, Xu X, Kardol P, Li Y, Zhang L, Wang Y, Zhong L, Lan Z, Hill PW, Zhang Z, Luo C, Rui Y, Ning D and Jones DL (2018) Plant organic N uptake maintains species dominance under long-term warming. Plant and Soil, 433: 243-255. [pdf]
Cai A, Liang G, Zhang X, Zhang W, Li L, Rui Y, Xu M and Luo Y (2018). Long-term straw decomposition in agro-ecosystems described by a unified three-exponentiation equation with thermal time. Science of the Total Environment, 636: 699-708. [pdf]
Chen X, Rui Y, Ge T and Su Y (2018). Lignin and cellulose dynamics with straw incorporation in two contrasting cropping soils. Scientific Reports, 8: 1633. [pdf]
Wang D*, Rui Y*, Ding K, Cui X, Hao Y, Tang L and Wang Y (2018). Precipitation drives the biogeographic distribution of soil fungal community in Inner Mongolian temperate grasslands. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 18:222-228. (*equal contribution) [pdf]
Che R, Deng Y, Wang W, Rui Y, Zhang J, Tahmasbian I, Tang L, Wang S, Wang Y and Xu Z (2017). Long-term warming rather than grazing significantly changed total and active soil procaryotic community structures. Geoderma, 316:1-10. [pdf]
Rui Y, Gleeson DB, Murphy DV and Hoyle FC (2017). Responses of microbial biomass and CO2-C loss to different wetting patterns are temperature dependent in a semi-arid soil. Scientific Reports, 7: 13032. [pdf]
Che R, Wang F, Zhang J, Zhao X, Rui Y, Xu Z, Wang Y, Hao Y and Cui X (2017). Increase in ammonia-oxidizing microbe abundance during degradation of alpine meadows may lead to greater soil nitrogen loss. Biogeochemistry, 136: 341–352. [pdf]
Zhong L, Zhou X, Wang Y, Li FY, Zhou S, Bai Y and Rui Y* (2017). Mixed grazing and clipping is beneficial to ecosystem recovery but may increase potential N2O emissions in a semi-arid grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 114: 42-51. (* Corresponding author) [pdf]
Rui Y, Murphy DV, Wang X and Hoyle FC (2016). Microbial respiration, but not biomass, responded linearly to increasing light fraction organic matter input: Consequences for carbon sequestration. Scientific Reports, 6: 35496. [pdf]
Bao X, Zhu X, Chang X, Wang S, Xu B, Luo C, Zhang Z, Wang Q, Rui Y, and Cui X (2016). Effects of soil temperature and moisture on soil respiration on the Tibetan Plateau. PloS ONE, 11: e0165212. [pdf]
Creamer CA, Jones DL, Baldock JA, Rui Y, Murphy DV, Hoyle FC, Farrell M (2016). Is the fate of glucose-derived carbon more strongly driven by nutrient availability, soil texture, or microbial biomass size? Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 103: 201-212. [pdf]
Jiang L, Wang S, Pang Z, Wang C, Kardol P, Zhou X, Rui Y, Chun Lan Z, Wang Y, Xu X (2016). Grazing modifies inorganic and organic nitrogen uptake by coexisting plant species in alpine grassland. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 52: 211-221. [pdf]
Chen J*, Rui Y*, Zhou X, Ye W, Liu W (2016). Determinants of the biodiversity patterns of ammonia-oxidizing archaea community in two contrasting forest stands. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 16: 878-888. (*equal contribution) [pdf]
Ding K, Zhong L, Xin X, Xu Z, Kang X, Liu J, Rui Y, Jiang L, Tang L and Wang Y (2015). Effect of grazing on the abundance of functional genes associated with N cycling in three types of grassland in Inner Mongolia. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 15: 683-693. [pdf]
Kang X, Wang Y, Chen H, Tian J, Cui X, Rui Y, Zhong L, Kardol P, Hao Y and Xiao X (2014). Modeling carbon fluxes using multi-temporal MODIS imagery and CO2 eddy flux tower data in Zoige alpine wetland, south-west China. Wetlands, 34: 603-618. [pdf]
Zhong L, Du R, Ding K, Kang X, Li FY, Bowatte S, Hoogendoorn CJ, Wang Y, Rui Y, Jiang L and Wang S (2014). Effects of grazing on N2O production potential and abundance of nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities in meadow-steppe grassland in northern China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 69:1-10. [pdf]
Yang W, Zheng Y, Gao C, He X, Ding Q, Kim Y, Rui Y, Wang S and Guo L (2013). The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community response to warming and grazing differs between soil and roots on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. PloS ONE, 8: e76447. [pdf]
Rui Y, Wang Y, Chen C, Zhou X, Wang S, Xu Z, Duan J, Kang X, Lu S and Luo C (2012). Warming and grazing increased mineralization of organic P in an alpine meadow of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. Plant and Soil, 357:73-87. [pdf]
Wang S, Duan J, Xu G, Wang Y, Zhang Z, Rui Y, Luo C and Zhao X (2012). Effects of warming and grazing on soil N availability, species composition and ANPP in alpine meadow. Ecology, 93:2365-2376. [pdf]
Li M, Jiang L, Sun Z, Wang J, Rui Y, Zhong L, Wang Y and Kardol P (2012). Effects of flue gas desulfurization gypsum by-products on microbial biomass and community structure in alkaline–saline soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 12:1040-1053. [pdf]
Lu S, Chen C, Zhou X, Xu Z, Bacon G, Rui Y and Guo X (2012). Responses of soil dissolved organic matter to long-term plantations of three coniferous tree species. Geoderma, 170: 136-143. [pdf]
Zheng Y, Yang W, Sun X, Wang S, Rui Y, Luo C and Guo L (2012). Methanotrophic community structure and activity under warming and grazing of alpine meadow on the Tibetan Plateau. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 93:2193-2203. [pdf]
Zhou X, Chen C, Lu S, Rui Y, Wu H and Xu Z (2012). The short-term cover crops increase soil labile organic carbon in southeastern Australia. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 48: 239-244. [pdf]
Lu S, Guo X, Rui Y, Zhou X, Chen C, Xu Z and Niu D. (2012) Utilization of carbon sources by the soil microbial communities of different forest types in subtropical Australia. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 32: 2819-2826.
Rui Y, Wang S, Xu Z, Wang Y, Chen C, Zhou X, Kang X, Lu S, Hu Y, Lin Q and Luo C (2011). Warming and grazing affect soil labile carbon and nitrogen pools differently in an alpine meadow of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau in China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11:903-914. [pdf]
Kang X, Hao Y, Li C, Cui X, Wang J, Rui Y, Niu H and Wang Y (2011). Modeling impacts of climate change on carbon dynamics in a steppe ecosystem in Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11: 562-576. [pdf]
Lu S, Zhou X, Rui Y, Chen C, Xu Z and Guo X. (2011) Effects of forest type on soil organic matter, microbial biomass, and enzyme activities. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 22: 2567-2573.
Zhou X, Liu X, Rui Y, Chen C, Wu H and Xu Z (2011). Symbiotic nitrogen fixation and soil N availability under legume crops in an arid environment. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11: 762-770. [pdf]