Liu Lab

Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, CAS

(#Equal contribution   *Corresponding author)



Submitted / In review / In revision


53. Liu Y*, Heinen R (202x) Plant invasions under artificial light at night. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, In Revision.


52. Oduor A, Yu H, Liu Y* (202x) Facilitative interactions between invasive plant species in low-nutrient conditionsEcology, Reject with Resubmission Allowed.


51. Hou M, Liu Y* (202x) Plant invasion under nutrient enrichment: Niche dimension of soil resources, specific nutrient effects, and light competition.


50. Fu Y, Oduor A, Jiang M*Liu Y* (202x) Live soil ameliorated the negative effects of biodegradable but not non-biodegradable microplastics on the growth of plant communities. Journal of Applied Ecology, In Revision.


49. Chang C, Jin H, Liu Y* (202x) Soil microorganism weaken the positive legacy effect of nutrient fluctuation on growth of alien plantsEcology, Reject with Resubmission Allowed.


48. Wang S, Wang Z, Xiao L, Zhang HLiu Y* (202x) Artificial light at night advances reproductive phenology and reduces reproductive capacity of a wild plant. BioRxiv (. Annals of Botany, Reject with Resubmission Allowed.


47. Fu Y, van Kleunen MMa KLiu Y* (202x) The more synthetic polymer types pollute the soil, the stronger the growth suppression of invasive alien and native plants. BioRxiv (Journal of Ecology, In Revision.


46. Wang L, Oduor ALiu Y* (202x) A native herbaceous community exerts a stronger allelopathic effect on the woody range-expander Betula fruticosaJournal of Plant Ecology, In Review.


45. Oduor A, van Kleunen MLiu Y* (202x) A test of drivers of the negative diversity-invasibility relationship: nutrient, allelopathy, soil biota and soil-legacy effects. Oikos, In Review.

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44. Ma K, Fu Y*, Liu Y* (2023) The effects of microplastics on crop vary depending on the polymer types and their interaction with soil nutrient availability and weed competition. Plant Biology, Accepted.


43. Liu X, Huang W, Liu Y, Zhan A* (2023) Perspectives of invasive alien species management in ChinaEcological Applications, e2926.


42. Shan L, Oduor A, Liu Y* (2023) Herbivory and elevated levels of CO2 and nutrients separately, rather than synergistically, impacted biomass production and allocation in invasive and native plant speciesGlobal Change Biology, 29: 6741-6755.


41. Zhang X, Zhang T, Liu Y* (2023) Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on plant invasion success driven by nitrogen fluctuations. Journal of Applied Ecology, 60: 2425-2436.


40. Zeng J, Liu Y*, van Kleunen M (2023) Widely naturalized species are not more promiscuous in the use of different nitrogen forms, but benefit more from inorganic nitrogen. Biological Invasions, 25: 3917-3930.


39. Zhang X, van Kleunen M, Chang C, Liu Y* (2023) Soil microbes mediate the effects of environmental variability on plant invasion. Ecology, 104e4154.


38. Zaixing Ma, Lu Xiao*Yanjie Liu* (2023) Effects of light, phosphorus, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their interactions on above and below ground traits of Trifolium repens Linn. Plant Science Journal, doi: 10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.23051. [马再兴, 肖路*, 刘艳杰* (2023) 光照、磷和AMF及其交互作用对白车轴草(Trifolium repens Linn.)地上地下性状的影响. 植物科学学报, 2095-0837. 23051.]




37. Zhang X#, Oduor A#, Liu Y* (2022) Invasive plants have greater growth than co-occurring natives in live soil subjected to a drought-rewetting treatment. Functional Ecology,


36. Liu Y, Huang W, Yang Q, Zheng Y, Li S, Wu H, Ju R, Sun Y, Ding J* (2022) Research advances of plant invasion ecology over the past 10 years. Biodiversity Science, 30: 22438. [刘艳杰,黄伟,杨强,郑玉龙,黎绍鹏,吴昊,鞠瑞亭,孙燕,丁建清* (2022) 近10年植物入侵生态学重要研究进展. 生物多样性, 30: 22438.]


35. Zhang Z, Liu Y*, Hardrath A, Jin H, van Kleunen M (2022) Increases in multiple resources promote competitive ability of naturalized non-native plants. Communications Biology, 5: 1150.


34. Zhang Z#, Pan M#, Zhang X#, Liu Y* (2022) Responses of invasive and native plants to different forms and availability of phosphorus. American Journal of Botany, 109: 1560-1567.


33. Shan L, Oduor A, Huang W, Liu Y* (2022) Nutrient enrichment promotes invasion success of alien plants via increased growth and suppression of chemical defensesEcological Applications,


32. Jin H#, Chang L#, van Kleunen M, Liu Y* (2022) Soil fauna may buffer the negative effects of drought on alien plant invasion. Journal of Ecology, 110: 2332-2342.


31. Yan Y, Xiao L*, Liu Y* (2022) Soil leagcy effects of proceeding crops on the growth of wild soybean (Glycine soja) and clultiviated soybean (Glycine max). Soils and Crops, 11: 209-216. [晏益民, 肖路*,  刘艳杰* (2022) 前茬作物土壤遗留效应对野生大豆(Glycine soja) 和栽培大豆(Glycine max)生长的影响. 土壤与作物, 11: 209-216.]


30. Yan Y#, Oduor A#, Li F, Xie Y, Liu Y* (2022) Opposite effects of nutrient enrichment and an invasive snail on the growth of invasive and native macrophytes. Ecological Applications,


29. Liu Y*, Speißer B, Knop E, van Kleunen M (2022) The Matthew effect: common species become more common and rare ones become more rare in response to artificial light at night. Global Change Biology, 28: 3674-3682.


28. Li Y, Gao Y, van Kleunen M, Liu Y* (2022) Herbivory may mediate the effects of nutrients on the dominance of alien plants. Functional Ecology, 36: 1292-1302.


27. Wang L, Li Y*, Liu Y (2022) Invasive herbaceous respond more negatively to elevated ozone concentration than native species. Diversity and Distributions, 28: 189-196.




  1. 26. Qin W, Tao Z, Wang Y, Liu Y, Huang W* (2021) Research progress and prospect on the impacts of resource pulses on alien plant invasion. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 6: 573-582. [秦文超, 陶至彬, 王永健, 刘艳杰, 黄伟* (2021) 资源脉冲对外来植物入侵影响的研究进展和展望. 植物生态学报, 6: 573-582.]
  3. 25. Lu Z#, Zhang X#, Zhang H*, Liu Y (2021) Native woody legumes respond more negatively to extreme drought than invasive ones. Journal of Plant Ecology15: 485-493..
  5. 24. Liu Y, Oduor A, Dai Z, Gao F, Li J, Zhang X, Yu F* (2021) Suppression of a plant hormone gibberellin reduces growth of invasive plants more than native plants. Oikos, 130: 781-789.
  7. 23. Speisser B#, Liu Y#*, van Kleunen M (2021) Biomass responses of widely and less-widely naturalized alien plants to artificial light at night. Journal of Ecology, 109: 1819-1827.

22. Zhang Z, Liu Y*, Yuan L, Ewald W, van Kleunen M (2021) Effect of allelopathy on plant performance: a meta‐analysis. Ecology Letters, 24: 348-362.




21. Zhang Z, Liu Y*, Brunel C, van Kleunen M (2020) Evidence for Elton's diversity‐invasibility hypothesis from belowground. Ecology, 101: e03187.

20. Zhang Z, Liu Y*, Brunel C, van Kleunen M (2020) Soil-microorganism-mediated invasional meltdown in plants. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4: 1612-1621.


19. Liu M, Li H, Song J, Song M, Qiao N, Tian Y, Liu Y, Niu H (2020) Interactions between intercropped Avena sativa and Agropyron cristatum for nitrogen uptake. Plant and Soil, 447: 611-621.


18. Qi S, Liu Y, Dai Z, Wan L, Du D, Ju R, Wan J, Bonser S (2020) Allelopathy confers higher resistance in an invasive Wedelia to generalist herbivore and pathogen enemies compared to its native congener. Oecologia, 192: 415-423.




  1. 17. Zhang X#, Dai Z#, Gao F, Du D, Liu Y* (2019) The role of long-distance dispersal and mycorrhizas on plant colonisation within mainland Germany. Flora, 258: 151443.
  3. 16. Liu Y*, van Kleunen M (2019) Nitrogen acquisition of Central European herbaceous plants that differ in their global naturalization success. Functional Ecology, 33: 566-575.


Before 2019


  1. 15. Liu Y#*, Zhang X#, van Kleunen M* (2018) Increases and fluctuations in nutrient availability do not promote dominance of alien plants in synthetic communities of common natives. Functional Ecology, 32: 2594-2604.
  3. 14. Liu Y#*, Liu M#, Xu X*, Tian Y, Zhang Z, van Kleunen M (2018) The effects of changes in water and nitrogen availability on alien plant invasion into a stand of a native grassland species. Oecologia, 188: 441-450.
  5. 13. Zhang Z*, Deng L, Wang L, Liu J, Li D, Liu Y* (2018) Effects of Phragmites australis extracts on the growth of invasive plant Alternanthera philoxeroides. Allelopathy Journal, 45: 55-64.


  1. 12. Liu Y*, van Kleunen M (2017) Responses of common and rare aliens and natives to nutrient availability and fluctuations. Journal of Ecology, 105: 1111-1122.
  3. 11. Liu YZ, Miao R, Chen A, Miao Y, Liu YJ, Wu X (2017) Effects of nitrogen addition and mowing on reproductive phenology of three early-flowering forb species in a Tibetan alpine meadow. Ecological Engineering, 99: 119-125.
  5. 10. Liu Y#, Oduor O#, Zhang Z#, Manea A, Tooth I, Leishman M, Xu X*, van Kleunen M (2017) Do invasive alien plants benefit more from global environmental change than native plants? Global Change Biology, 23: 3363-3370.


  1. 9. Jia J, Dai Z, Li F, Liu Y* (2016) How will global environmental changes affect the growth of alien plants? Frontiers in Plant Science, 7: 1623.
  3. 8. Liu Y*, Dawson W, Prati D, Haeuser E, Feng Y, van Kleunen M (2016) Does greater specific-leaf-area plasticity help plants to maintain a high performance when shaded? Annals of Botany, 118: 1329-1336.
  5. 7. Liu Y, Zhang L, Xu X, Niu H* (2016) Understanding the wide geographic range of a clonal perennial grass: plasticity versus local adaptation. AoB Plants, 8: plv141.
  7. 6. Liu Y, Xu N, Niu H* (2016) Response patterns of foliar δ13C and δ15N to environmental factors for the dominant plants in Inner Mongolia steppe, China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 36: 235-243. [刘艳杰, 许宁, 牛海山* (2016) 内蒙古草原常见植物叶片 δ13C 和 δ15N 对环境因子的响应. 生态学报, 30: 334-338.]


  1. 5. Liu Y, Li Y, Zhang L, Xu X, Niu H* (2015) Effects of sampling method on foliar δ13C of Leymus chinensis at different scales. Ecology and Evolution, 5: 1068-1075.


  1. 4. Liu Y, Zhang L, Niu H*, Sun Y, Xu X (2014) Habitat-specific differences in plasticity of foliar δ13C in temperate steppe grasses. Ecology and Evolution, 4: 648-655.


  1. 3. Liu Y, Zhang L, Niu H*, Zhong Y, Xu X, Zhang C (2013) Effects of precipitations on water use efficiency of Stipa grandis. Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 30: 334-338. [刘艳杰, 张立荣, 牛海山*, 仲延凯, 徐兴良, 张翠芳 (2013) 降雨量对大针茅水分利用效率的影响. 中国科学院大学学报, 36: 235-243.]
  3. 2. Liu Y, Niu H*, Xu X (2013) Foliar δ13C response patterns along a moisture gradient arising from genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity in grassland species of Inner Mongolia. Ecology and Evolution, 3: 262-267.


1. Qi W*, Niu H, Wang S, Liu Y, Zhang L (2012) Simulation of effects of warming on carbon budget in alpine meadow ecosystem on the Tibetan Plateau. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 32: 1713-1722. [亓伟伟*; 牛海山; 汪诗平; 刘艳杰; 张立荣 (2012) 增温对青藏高原高寒草甸生态系统固碳通量影响的模拟研究. 生态学报, 32: 1713-1722. ]




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