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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Quantifying biological processes producing nitrous oxide in soil using a mechanistic model. Baoxuan Chang, Zhifeng Yan, Xiaotang Ju, Xiaotong Song, Yawei Li, Siliang Li, Pingqing Fu, Xia Zhu-Barker+. 2022. Biogeochemistry: 1-14.

Mengyang You, Xia Zhu-Barker*+, Timothy Doane, William Horwath. Decomposition of Carbon Adsorbed on Iron (III)-Treated Clays and Their Effect on the Stability of Soil Organic Carbon and External Carbon Inputs. 2022. Biogeochemistry.157(2): 259-270.

Cristina Lazcano, Xia Zhu-Barker, Charlotte Decock. Effects of Organic Fertilizers on the Soil Microorganisms Responsible for N2O Emissions: A Review. 2021. Microorganisms, 9(5).

Mengyang You, Xia Zhu-Barker, Xiang-Xiang Hao, Lu-Jun Li. Profile distribution of soil organic carbon and its isotopic value following long term land-use changes. 2021. Catena.207.

Xiaoyun Zhan, Jun Zhao, Xia Zhu‐Barker, Junfeng Shui, Baoyuan Liu, Minghang Guo. An instrument with constant volume approach for in‐situ measurement of surface runoff and suspended sediment concentration. Water Resources Research. e2020WR028210. 2021

Ruoya Ma, Jianwen Zou, Zhaoqiang Han, Kai Yu, Shuang Wu, Zhaofu Li, Shuwei Liu, Shuli Niu, William R Horwath, Xia Zhu‐Barker+. Global soil‐derived ammonia emissions from agricultural nitrogen fertilizer application: a refinement based on regional and crop‐specific emission factors. Global Change Biology, 2021.

BJL Pitton, RY Evans, X Zhu-Barker+, LR Oki. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Global Warming Potential from a Woody Ornamental Production System Using a Soilless Growing Substrate. ACS Agricultural Science & Technology, 2021.

Xu Chen; Xiaozeng Han; Jun Yan; XinChun Lu; Xiangxiang Hao; Wei Wang; Asim Biswas; Xia Zhu-Barker+, Wenxiu Zhou. Land use and mineral fertilization influence soil microbial biomass and residues: A case study of a Chinese Mollisol. European Journal of Soil Biology, 2020, 103216

Zheng, Yajing; Jin, Yaguo; Ma, Ruoya; Kong, Delei; Zhu-Barker, Xia; Horwath, William; Niu, shuli; Wang, Hong;Xiao, Xin; Liu,Shuwei; Zou, Jianwen. Drought shrinks the terrestrial upland resilience to climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2020, 00: 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/geb.13160

R Ma, W Zhao, Y Zhao, Z Wang, X Zhu-Barker+, AL Wright, X Jiang. Land use pattern effects after 30 years of shifting cropland to fallow land on soil ammonia-oxidizer community. Applied Soil Ecology, 2020, 156, 103707

Xia Zhu-Barker*, Mark Easter, Amy Swan, Mary Carlson, Lucas Thompson, William R Horwath, Keith Paustian, Kerri L Steenwerth. Soil Management Practices to Mitigate Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Inform Emission Factors in Arid Irrigated Specialty Crop Systems. Soil Systems, 2019, 3, 76; doi:10.3390/soilsystems3040076

Lu-Jun Li, Rongzhong Ye, Xia Zhu-Barker, William R Horwath. Soil Microbial Biomass Size and Nitrogen Availability Regulate the Incorporation of Residue Carbon into Dissolved Organic Pool and Microbial Biomass. Soil Science Society of America Journal.2019, doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.11.0446.

Shuling Wang, Sarwee J. Faeflen, Alan L. Wright, Xia Zhu-Barker+, Xianjun Jiang. Redox-driven shifts in soil microbial community structure in the drawdown zone after construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Soil Ecology Letters, 2019, 1-12

Zhihui Wang, Yanqiang Cao,Xia Zhu-Barker+, Graeme W Nicol, Alan L Wright, Zhongjun Jia, Xianjun Jiang. Comammox Nitrospira clade B contributes to nitrification in soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry.2019, 135, 392-395.

Sequoia Williams, Xia Zhu-Barker*#, Benjamin James Croze, Kenna R Fallan,Stephanie Lew, William R. Horwath. Impact of Composting Food Waste with Green Waste on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Compost Windrows. Compost Science & Utilization, 2019, 1-11

Zhihui Wang, Yao Meng, Xia Zhu-Barker+, Xinhua He, William R Horwath, Hongyan Luo, Yongpeng Zhao, Xianjun Jiang. Responses of nitrification and ammonia oxidizers to a range of background and adjusted pH in purple soils. Geoderma. 2019, 334, 9-14.

Xueru Huang, Jun Zhao, Jing Su, Zhongjun Jia, Xiuli Shi, Alan L Wright, Xia Zhu-Barker+, Xianjun Jiang. Neutrophilic bacteria are responsible for autotrophic ammonia oxidation in an acidic forest soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2018,119,83-89.

Lu-Jun Li, Xia Zhu-Barker*, Rongzhong Ye, Timothy A. Doane, William R. Horwath. Soil microbial biomass size and soil carbon influence the priming effect from carbon inputs depending on nitrogen availability. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2018, 119, 41-49.

Xiu-Zhen Shi, Hang-Wei Hu, Xia Zhu-Barker+, Helen Hayden, Jun-Tao Wang, Helen Suter, Deli Chen, Ji-Zheng He. Nitrifier-induced denitrification is an important source of soil nitrous oxide and can be inhibited by a nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP). Environmental Microbiology. 2017, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13872.

Shan-Shan Dai, Lu-Jun Li, Rongzhong Ye, Xia Zhu-Barker+, William R. Horwath. The temperature sensitivity of organic carbon mineralization is affected by exogenous carbon inputs and soil organic carbon content. European Journal of Soil Biology. 2017, 81, 69-75.

Geng Sun, Xia Zhu-Barker, Dongming Chen, Lin Liu, Nannan Zhang, Changguang Shi, Liping He, Yanbao Lei. Responses of root exudation and nutrient cycling to grazing intensities and recovery practices. Plant and Soil. 2017, 1-11.

Xia Zhu-Barker*,Shannon Bailey, Kyaw Tha Paw U, Martin Burger, William R Horwath. Greenhouse gas emissions from compost pile. Waste Management.2017, 59, 70-79.

Xueru Huang, Xia Zhu-Barker+,William R. Horwath, Sarwee J. Faeflen, Hongyan Luo, Xiaoping Xin,Xianjun Jiang. Effect of iron oxide on nitrification in two agricultural soils with different pH. Biogeosciences. 2016,13, 5609-5617.

Lucas C.R. Silva, Sun Geng, Xia Zhu-Barker, William R. Horwath. Tree growth acceleration and expansion of alpine forests: the synergistic effect of atmospheric and edaphic change. Science Advances. 2016, 2(8):e1501302-e1501302

Miao, S., R. Ye, X. Zhu-Barker, Y. Qiao, T. A. Doane, and W.R. Horwath. The solubility of carbon inputs affects the priming of soil organic matter. Plant and Soil.2016,doi:10.1007/s11104-016-2991-1

Geng Sun, Zhiyuan Wang, Xia Zhu-Barker, Nannan Zhang, Ning Wu, Lin Liu, Yanbao Lei. Biotic and abiotic controls in determining exceedingly variable responses of ecosystem functions to extreme seasonal precipitation in a mesophytic alpine grassland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2016 (228):180-190.

F Wang, S Chen, K Zhang, S Shen, X Zhu-Barker. Impact of nitrogen fertilizer source on nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from three different agricultural soils during freezing conditions. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry. 2016, 98 (5-6), 551-560.

Xia Zhu-Barker*, Martin Burger, William R. Horwath, Peter G. Green. Direct green waste land application: How to reduce its impacts on greenhouse gas and volatile organic compound emissions? Waste Management. 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2016.03.024.

Xia Zhu-Barker, Amanda R. Cavazos, Nathaniel E. Ostrom, William R. Horwath, Jennifer B. Glass. The importance of abiotic reactions for nitrous oxide production. Biogeochemistry.2015, 126(3): 251-267. DOI 10.1007/s10533-015-0166-4

Xia Zhu-Barker*,William R. Horwath, Martin Burger. Knife-injected anhydrous ammonia increases yield-scaled N2O emissions compared to broadcast or band-applied ammonium sulfate in wheat. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2015, 212: 148-157.

Xia Zhu-Barker*,Timthy A Doane, William R Horwath. The role of green waste compost on N2O production pathways in agricultural soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2015, 83, 57-65.

Yunfa Qiao, Shujie Miao, Xia Zhu*, et al. The effect of N fertilizer practices on N balance and global warming potential of maize-soybean-wheat rotation system as affected by long-term fertilization in Northeast of China. Field Crops Research. 2014, 161: 98-106. doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2014.03.005.

Xia Zhu*, Martin Burger, Timthy A Doane, William R Horwath. Ammonia oxidation pathways and nitrifier denitrification are significant sources of N2O and NO under low oxygen availability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2013, 110 (16): 6328-6333.doi: 10.1073/pnas.1219993110.

Xia Zhu*, Timthy A Doane, Lucas C. R. Silva, William R Horwath. Iron: The Forgotten Driver of Nitrous Oxide Production in Soil. PLoS One. 2013, 8(3): e60146. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060146.

Xia Zhu*,Lucas C. R. Silva, Timthy A Doane, Ning Wu, William R Horwath. Quantifying the effects of compost application, water content and nitrogen fertilization on N2O emissions in ten agricultural soils. Journal of Environmental Quality.2013, 42(3):912-918.doi: 10.2134/jeq2012.0445.

Liu Lin, Xia Zhu, Geng Sun, Peng Luo. Effects of simulated warming and fertilization on activities of soil enzymes in alpine meadow. Pratacultural Science. 2011, 28 (8):1405-1410.

Xia Zhu, Han Xiaozeng, Wang Fengju. The Characteristics of Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Soil Nitrogen supplying after Long-term Fertilization in Black Soil. System Sciences and Comprehensive Studies in Agriculture, 2010, 26(5).

Xia Zhu, Han Xiaozeng, Qiao Yunfa. Influence of Soluble Carbon and Nitrogen on N2O Emission from Different Thermal Zones Soil. Journal of Agro-environment Science, 2009, 28(6): 2637-2644.

Han Xiaozeng, Xia Zhu, Qiao Yunfa. Influence of Long-term Fertilization on Nitrogen Supply Capacity in Different Thermal Zones Soil. Acta Agriculture Boreali-Sinica, 2009, 24(5):1-5.

Xia Zhu, Han Xiaozeng, Qiao Yunfa. Influence of Soluble Carbon and Nitrogen on Ammonia Volatilization from Different Thermal Zones Soil. Environmental Science, 2009, 30 (12): 25-30.

Xia Zhu, Han Xiaozeng. Effects of Land Use on Nitrogen Content in Black Soil. Jiangsu Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2008, 24(6):843-847.

Book Chapters

Xia Zhu-Barker, Kerri Steenwerth. Nitrous Oxide Production from Soils in the Future: Processes, Controls and Responses to Climate Change. In Kuzyakov, Y., W.R. Horwath. Developments in Soil Science. 2018, 35, 131-183.Invited.

Xia Zhu-Barker, Mark Easter, Amy Swam, William R. Horwath, Keith Paustian, Kerri Steenwerth. Identifying Greenhouse Gas Emission Sources and Mitigation Potential in California Specialty Cropping Systems. USDA greenhouse gas inventory book “Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory” addendum. 2017.Published by U. S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Chief Economist. Washington, DC 20250

Published Reports & Articles

Xia Zhu-Barker, Rod Venterea, Martin Burger, William R. Horwath. Addressing gaps in estimates of NOx from California agricultural land. Science Advances, 2018, eLetters.

Martin Burger, Xia Zhu, Peter G. Green. Research to Evaluate Environmental Impacts of Direct Land Application of Uncomposted Green and Woody Wastes on Air and Water Quality. 2015, Calrecycle, DRRR-2015-01531.

William R. Horwath, Xia Zhu-Barker, Shannon K. Bailey, Martin Burger, Eric R. Kent, Kyaw ThaPaw U. Research to Evaluate Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions from Compost in Supporting of AB 32 Scoping Plan Composting Measure. 2015, Calrecycle, DRRR-2015-01544.

Xia Zhu. Nothing Is Impossible. Crop Science Society of America News. April 29, 2014. Invited.