Liu Lab

Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, CAS

(+Equal contribution   *Corresponding author)




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, Online. doi:10.1007/s11104-019-04389-z.




Qi S, Liu Y, Dai Z, Wan L, Du D, Ju R, Wan J, Bonser S (2019) Allelopathy confers higher resistance in an invasive Wedelia to generalist herbivore and pathogen enemies compared to its native congener. Oecologia, Accepted.


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,


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.




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.


Liu Y+*, Liu M§, Xu X*, Tian Y, Zhang Z & van Kleunen M (2018) The effects of water availability and nitrogen enrichment on alien plant invasion into a stand of a native grassland species. Oecologia, 188: 441-450.


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.




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.


Liu YZ, Miao R, Chen A, Miao Y,Liu Y, 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.


Liu Y+, Oduor AMO+, Zhang Z+, Manea A, Tooth IM, Leishman MR, 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. Faculty of 1000 recommended.




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.


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.


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.


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. (In Chinese)




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.




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.




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. (In Chinese)


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.

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