• Title: Associate Professor
  • Department: botany
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  1. Wang, X.T., Nielsen U. N., Yang, X.L., Zhang,L.M., Zhou, X.H., Du, G.Z., Li, G.X., Chen S.Y. and Xiao. S. Grazing induces direct and indirect shrub effects on soil nematode communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2018, 121: 193-201.
  2. Jiang, X.P., Richard, M., Chen, S.Y., Zhao, L., Wang, X.T., Wang, C.Y., An, L.Z and Xiao, S. Phenotypic effects of the nurse Thylacospermum caespitosum on dependent plant species along regional climate stress gradients. Oikos. 2018, 127:252-263.
  3. Wang, X.T., Richard, M., Chen, S.Y., Zhao, L., An, L.Z., Du, G.Z., Zhang X.C., Jiang, X.P. and Xiao, S. Contrasting understorey species responses to the canopy and root effects of a dominant shrub drive community composition. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2017, 28:1118-1127.
  4. Pal, R.W., Chen, S.Y., Nagy, D.U., and Callaway R.M. Impacts of Solidago gigantea on other species at home and away. Biological Invasions. 2015, 17:3317-3325.
  5. Richard, M., Chen, S.Y., An L.Z., Wang X.T., Wang Y.X., Guo, P., Ding, C.C. and Xiao, S. Communities: are they groups of hidden interactions? Journal of Vegetation Science. 2015, 26:207-218.
  6. Ding, C.C., Chen T., Yang Y., Liu S., Yan K., Yue X.l., Zhang H., Xiang Y., An L.Z. and Chen S.Y.* Molecular cloning and characterization of an S-adenosylmethionine synthetase gene from Chorispora bungeanaGene. 2015, 193:79-99
  7. Aschehoug E.T., Callaway R.M., Newcombe G., Tharayil N., Chen S.Y. Fungal endophyte increases the allelopathic effects of an invasive forb. Oecologia. 2014, 175:285-91.
  8. Yang Y., Sun Z.L., Ding C.C., Ge L.N., Sun L.K., Bai M.Q., Song Y., Chen S.Y. * and An L.Z. A DEAD‑box RNA helicase produces two forms of transcript that differentially respond to cold stress in a cryophyte (Chorispora bungeana). Planta. 2014, 240:369–380.
  9. Chen, S.Y., Chen, Z.L., Guo, P., Ding, C.C., Wang, Y. X., Wang, X.T., Zhang, J.L., Jia, P., Wang, G. and Xiao, S.* The Roles of Spatial Pattern and Size Variation in Shaping Height Inequality of Plant Population. Bulletin of mathematical biology. 2014, 76:476-485.
  10. Shah M.A., Callaway R.M., Shah T., Houseman G.R., Pal R.W., Xiao S., Luo W.B., Rosche C., Reshi Z. A., Khasa D.P. and Chen, S.Y. Conyza canadensis suppresses plant diversity in its nonnative ranges but not at home: a transcontinental comparison. New Phytologist. 2014, 202:1286-1296
  11. Xiao, S., Zhao, L., Zhang, J.L., Wang, X.T. and Chen, S.Y.* Comparing neutral and trade-off community model in shaping "productivity-diversity" relationship under different disturbance levels. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 2013, 75:213-222.
  12. Xiao, S., Zhao, L., Zhang, J.L., Wang, X.T. and Chen, S.Y.* The integration of facilitation into the neutral theory of community. Ecological Modeling. 2013, 251:127-134.
  13. Chen, S.Y., Xiao, S. and Callaway, R.M. Light intensity alters the allelopathic effects of an exotic invader. Plant Ecology and Diversity. 2012, 5:521-526.
  14. Wang H.Y., Gongbao D.Z., Li Y.Y., Yan K., An L.Z., and Chen S.Y.* Physiological responses of Nostoc flagelliforme suspension cells under low temperature stress. Journal of Lanzhou University. 2011, 47:77-82. (in Chinese)
  15. Chen, S.Y., Zhang J.L., Peng, J., Jin, X., Gang, W. and Xiao, Sa. Effects of size variation and spatial structure on plastic response of plant height to light competition. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2010, 55: 1135–1141.
  16. Li J.H., Li Y.H., Chen S.Y. and An L.Z. Involvement of brassinosteroid signals in the floral-induction network of Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2010, 61:4221–4230.
  17. Chen, S.Y., Xu, Jin., Maestre, F.T., Chu, C.J., Wang, G. and Xiao, S. Beyond dual-lattice models: incorporating plant strategies when modeling the interplay between facilitation and competition along environmental severity gradients. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 2009, 258:266–273.
  18. Xiao, S., Michalet, R., Wang, G. and Chen, S.Y. * The interplay between species’ positive and negative interactions shapes the “community biomass-species richness” relationship. Oikos. 2009, 118:1343–1348.
  19. An L.Z., Chen S.Y. *, Lian Y.S. A new species of Meconopsis (Papaveraceae) from China. Novon. 2009, 19:286–288.
  20. Chen S.Y., Zhang J.L., Jia P., Xu J., Wang G., Xiao S. Impact of neighborhood effects on adaptive plasticity of plant height under light competition environment. Journal of Lanzhou University. 2009, 6:76-81. (in Chinese)
  21. Chen S.Y., Xu J., Wang G., Zhang J.L., Xiao S. Relationship of interspecific facilitation and competition to the attributes of the interacting species. Journal of Lanzhou University. 2009, 2:48-54. (in Chinese)
  22. Wu J.M., Qu T., Chen S.Y., Zhao Z.G., and An L.Z. Molecular cloning and characterization of a γ-glutamylcysteine synthetase gene from Chorispora bungeanaProtoplasma. 2009, 235:27–36
  23. Xiao, S., Chen S.Y. and Wang, G. Does the ESS height of plant population still exist with the inclusion of spatial structure? — an individual-based model research. Ecological Modeling. 2007, 204:23–218.
  24. Xiao, S., Chen S.Y. and Wang, G. An ESS for the height of a plant population, or an optimal height for an individual?—Rethinking game-theoretic models for plant height. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 2006, 68:957–967.
  25. Xiao, S., Chen S.Y., Zhao L.Q. and Wang, G. Density effects on plant height growth and inequality in sunflower populations. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 2006, 48:513–519.
  26. Chen, S.Y., Xiao, S., Zhang, M.X., Chen T., Wang H.C., and An, L.Z. Antisense and RNAi expression for a chloroplastic superoxide dismutase gene in transgenic plants. Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica. 2005, 46:175-182.
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