1. Zhang Z*, Eddy WC*, Stuchiner ER, DeLucia EH, Yang WH. A new conceptual framework explaining spatial variation in soil nitrous oxide emissions.*co-first author. In Revision, Communications Earth & Environment

2. Seyfried GS, Edwards JD, Dalling JW, Kent AD, Yang WH. Interactions between fungal communities and localized conservative N cycling in mixed mycorrhizal tropical forests.  Revision in Review, Plant and Soil

3. Edwards JD, Dalling D, Fraterrigo J, Eddy WC, Yang WH. Resource economics and ecosystem response vary among broadleaf ectomycorrhizal trees. In Revision, Functional Ecology

4. Stuchiner ER, Xu J, Eddy WC, DeLucia EH, Yang WH. Hot or not? An evaluation of methods for identifying hot moments of nitrous oxide emissions from soils. In Revision, JGR-Biogeosciences

5. Kim N, Jang C, Yang WH, Guan K, DeLucia EH, Lee DK. Spatial variability of agricultural soil carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide fluxes: characterization and recommendations from spatially high-resolution, multi-year dataset. In Review, Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment

6. Krichels AH, Sanford RA, Chee-Sanford JC, Connor L, Van Allen R, Kent AD, Yang WH. Distinct N-cycling microbial communities contribute to microtopographic variation in soil N2O emissions. In Review, Soil Biology & Biochemistry

7. Byun E, Müller C, Parisse B, Napoli R, Zhang J, Rezanezhad F, van Cappellen P, Moser G, Jansen-Willems AB, Yang WH, Urakawa R, Ignacio Arroyo J, Neri U, Elrys AS, Nardi P. A global dataset of gross nitrogen transformation rates across terrestrial ecosystems. In Review, Nature Scientific Data

8. Gomez-Casanovas N, Blanc-Betes E, Bernacchi C, Boughton E, Yang WH, Moore C, Pederson T, Saha A, DeLucia E. Impact of sugarcane cultivation on C cycling in Southeastern United States following conversion from grazed pastures. In Revision, Global Change Biology Bioenergy

9. Ye L, Liu L, Yang Y, Li Z, Zhou W, Peng B, Xu S, Kumar V, Yang WH, Tang J, Jin Z, Guan K. Knowledge-guided machine learning reveals key mechanistic pathways for better capturing growing season N2O hot-spots and hot-moments in the U.S. Midwest. In Review, Global Change Biology

10. Sanford R, Chee-Sanford J, Yang WH. Diurnal temperature variation in surface soils: an underappreciated control on microbial processes. In Review, Frontiers in Microbiology



67. Jang C, Lee JW, Namoi N, Kim J, Lee M, Crozier D, Yang WH, Rooney W, Lee DK (2024) Optimizing bioenergy sorghum productivity and nutrient removal in Illinois: Impact of nitrogen fertilization under diverse marginal conditions. Accepted, Field Crops Research

66. Hu Y, Yu Z, Yang WH, Margenot A, Gentry L, Wander M, Mulvaney R, Mitchell C, Guacho C (2024) Deciphering the isotopic imprint of nitrate to reveal nitrogen source and transport mechanisms in a tile-drained agroecosystem. Accepted, JGR-Biogeosciences

65. Stuchiner E, Jernigan W, Zhang Z, Eddy WC, DeLucia EH, Yang WH (2024) Particulate organic matter predicts spatial variation in denitrification potential at the field scale. Geoderma, 116943

64. Hu M , Yu Z , Griffis TJ, Yang WH, Mohn J, Millet DB, Baker JM , Wang D (2024) Hydrologic connectivity regulates riverine N2O sources and dynamics. Environmental Science & Technology, 58, 9701–9713.

63. Namoi N, Jang C, Behnke G, Yang WH, Lee DK (2024) Nitrogen fertilization effects on aged Miscanthus x giganteus stands: Exploring biomass yield, yield components, and biomass prediction using in-season morphological traits. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 16, e13139.

62. Berardi DM, Hartman MD, Brzostek ER, Bernacchi CJ, DeLucia EH, von Haden AC, Kantola I, Moore CE, Yang WH, Hudiburg TW, Parton WJ (2024) Microbial-explicit processes and refined perennial plant traits improve modeled ecosystem carbon dynamics. Geoderma, 443, 116851.

61. Liang D, Ji N, Kent AD, Yang WH (2024) Distinct mechanisms drive plant-nitrifier interactions in topsoil and subsoil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 192, 109370.

60. von Haden AC, Eddy WC, Burnham MB, Brzostek ER, Yang WH, DeLucia EH (2024) Root exudation links belowground plant traits to soil functioning in agroecosystems. Plant and Soil,

59. Edwards JD, Krichels AH, Seyfried GS, Dalling J, Kent AD, Yang WH (2024) Soil microbial community response to ectomycorrhizal dominance in diverse neotropical montane forests. Mycorrhiza,

58. Yu Z, Hu Y, Gentry L, Yang WH, Margenot A, Guan K, Mitchell C, Hu M (2023) Linking water age, nitrate export regime, and nitrate isotope biogeochemistry in a tile-drained agricultural field. Water Resources Research, 59, e2023WR034948.

57. Guan K, Jin Z, Peng B, Tang J, DeLucia E, West P,  Jiang C, Wang S, Kim T, Zhou W, Griffis T, Liu L, Yang WH, Qin Z, Yang Q, Margenot A, Stuchiner ER, Kumar V, Bernacchi C, Coppess J, Novick KA, Gerber J, Jahn M, Khanna M, Lee DK, Chen Z, Yang SJ (2023) A scalable framework for quantifying field-level agricultural carbon outcomes. Earth-Science Reviews, 243, 104462.

56. Seyfried G, Midgley M, Phillips R, Yang WH (2023) Refining the role of nitrogen mineralization in mycorrhizal nutrient syndromes. Biogeochemistry, 164, 473–487.

55. Blanc-Betes E, Gomez-Casanovas N, Yang WH, Chandrasoma J, Clark T, Kent A, Pett-Ridge J, Rabinowitz J, Raglin S, Schwender J, Shen Y, Van Allen R, von Haden A (2023) Accelerating the development of a sustainable bioenergy portfolio through stable isotopes. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy, 15, 840-866.

54. Edwards JD, Cook AM, Yannarell AC, Yang WH (2022) Accelerated gross nitrogen cycling following garlic mustard invasion is linked with abiotic and biotic changes to soils. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 5, 1050542.

53. Lau J, Hammond MD, Schmidt JE, Weese DJ, Yang WH, Heath KD (2022) Contemporary evolution rivals the effects of rhizobium presence on community and ecosystem properties in experimental mesocosms. Oecologia, 200, 133–143.

52. Seyfried G, Corrales Osorio A, Kent A, Dalling J, Yang WH (2022) Watershed-scale variation in potential fungal community contributions to ectomycorrhizal biogeochemical syndromes. Ecosystems, 26, 724–739.

51. Hartman M, Burnham M, Parton W, Finzi A, DeLucia EH, Yang WH (2022) In silico evaluation of plant nitrification suppression effects on agroecosystem nitrogen loss. Ecosphere, 13, e4292.

50. Li Z, Guan K, Zhou W, Peng B, Jin Z, Tang J, Grant RF, Nafziger E, Margenot AJ, Gentry LE, DeLucia EH, Yang WH, Cai Y, Qin Z, Archontoulis S, Fernández FG, Yu Z, Lee DK, Yang Y (2022) Assessing the impacts of pre-growing-season weather conditions on soil nitrogen dynamics and crop productivity in the U.S. Midwest. Field Crops Research, 284, 108563.

49. Egenriether S, Sanford R, Yang WH, Kent AD (2022) Nitrogen cycling microbial diversity and operational taxonomic unit clustering: when to prioritize accuracy over speed. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13, 730340.

48. Eddy WC and Yang WH (2022) Improvements in soil health and soil carbon sequestration by an agroforestry for food production system. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, 333, 107945.

47. Edwards J, Yang WH, Yannarell A (2022) Soil microbial communities are not altered by garlic mustard in recently invaded central Illinois forests. Ecosphere, 13, e3967.

46. Burnham M, Simon S, Lee DK, Kent A, DeLucia E, Yang WH (2022) Intra- and inter-annual variability of nitrification in the rhizosphere of field-grown bioenergy sorghum. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy, 14, 393–410. 

45. York L, Trusiak A, Cumming J, Bonito G, von Haden A, Kalluri U, Tiemann L, Andeer P, Blanc-Betes E, Diab J, Favela A, Germon A, Gomez-Casanovas N, Hyde C, Kent A, Ko DK, Lamb A, Missaoui A, Northen T, Pu Y, Ragauskas A, Raglin S, Scheller H, Ware A, Washington L, Yang W (2022) Bioenergy Belowground: challenges and opportunities for phenotyping roots and the microbiome for sustainable bioenergy crop production. The Plant Phenome Journal, 5, e20028.

44. Seyfried GS, Canham CD, Dalling JW, Yang WH (2021) The effects of tree-mycorrhizal type on soil organic matter properties from neighborhood to watershed scales. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 161, Article 108385.

43. von Haden AC, Burnham MB, Yang WH, DeLucia EH (2021) Comparative establishment and yield of bioenergy sorghum and maize following pre-emergence waterloggingAgronomy Journal,113, 5602–5611.

42. Seyfried GS, Dalling JW, Yang WH (2021) Effects of mycorrhizal type on leaf litter decomposition depend on litter quality and environmental context. Biogeochemistry, 155, 21-38.

41. Shan J, Sanford RA, Chee-Sanford J, Ooi S, Löffler FE, Konstantinidis KT, Yang WH (2021) Beyond denitrification: the role of microbial diversity in controlling nitrous oxide reduction and soil nitrous oxide emissions. Global Change Biology, 27, 2669–2683.

40. McNicol G, Yu Z, Berry C, Emery N, Soper FM, Yang WH (2021) Tracing plant-environment interactions from organismal to planetary scales using stable isotopes. A mini review. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, Article ETLS20200277

39. Yadav P, Antony-Babu S, Hayes E , Healy OM , Pan D , Yang WH, Silver WL, Anderson CL , Voshall A, Fernando SC , Moriyama EN, Herr JR , Weber KA (2021) Complete high-quality genome of Geobacter sp. strain FeAm09, a moderately acidophilic soil bacterium. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 10, e00979-20.

38. Moore CE, von Haden AC, Burnham MB, Kantola I, Gibson CD, Blakely BJ, Dracup EC, Masters MD, Yang WH, DeLucia EH, Bernacchi CJ (2020) Ecosystem-scale biogeochemical fluxes from three bioenergy crop candidates: how energy sorghum compares to maize and miscanthus. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy, 13, 445-458.

37. Dove NC, Arogyaswamy K, Billings SA, Bothoff JK, Carey CJ, Cisco C, DeForest JL, Fairbanks D, Fierer N, Kaye JP, Lohse KA, Maltz MR, Mayora E, Pett-Ridge J, Yang WH, Hart SC, Aronson EL (2020) Continental-scale patterns of extracellular enzyme activity in the subsoil: an overlooked reservoir of microbial activity. Environmental Research Letters, 15, 1040a1.

36. Moore CE, Berardi D, Betes-Blanc E, DeLucia EH, Dracup EC, Egenriether S, Gomez-Casanovas N, Hartman M, Hudiburg T, Kantola I, Masters M, Parton W, Van Allen R, von Haden A, Yang WH, Bernacchi CJ (2020) The carbon and nitrogen cycle impacts of reverting perennial switchgrass to an annual maize crop rotation. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy, 12, 941-954.

35. Zeri M, Yang WH, Cunha-Zeri G, Gibson C, Bernacchi C (2020) Nitrous oxide fluxes over establishing biofuel crops: characterization of temporal variability using cross-wavelet analysisGlobal Change Biology-Bioenergy, 12, 756-770.

34. Paul RF, Cai Y, Peng B, Yang WH, Guan K, DeLucia EH (2020) Spatiotemporal derivation of intermittent ponding in a maize-soybean landscape from Planet Labs CubeSat images. Remote Sensing, 12, Article 1942.

33. von Haden AC, Yang WH, DeLucia EH (2020) Soils’ dirty little secret: Depth-based comparisons can be inadequate for quantifying changes in soil organic carbon and other mineral soil properties. Global Change Biology, 26, 3759–3770.

32. Chee-Sanford JC, Connor L, Krichels A, Yang WH, Sanford RA (2020) Hierarchical detection of diverse Clade II (atypical) nosZ genes using new primer sets for classical- and multiplex PCR array applications. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 172, Article 105908.

31. Heath KD, Podowski JC, Heniff S, Klinger CR, Burke PV, Weese DJ, Yang WH, Lau JA (2020) Light availability and rhizobium variation interactively mediate the outcomes of legume-rhizobium symbiosis. American Journal of Botany, 107, 229-238.

30. Almaraz M, Wong M, Yang WH (2020) Looking back to look ahead: A vision for soil denitrification research. Ecology, 101, Article e02917.

29. Krichels AH and Yang WH (2019) Dynamic controls on field-scale soil nitrous oxide hot spots and hot moments across a microtopographic gradient. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 124, 3618-3634.

28. Krichels AH, Sipic E, Yang WH (2019) Iron redox reactions can drive microtopographic variation in upland soil carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions. Soil Systems, 3, 60;

27. Krichels AH, DeLucia EH, Sanford R, Chee-Sanford J, Yang WH (2019) Historical soil drainage mediates the response of soil greenhouse gas emissions to intense precipitation events. Biogeochemistry, 142, 425-442.

26. Suriyavirun N, Krichels AH, Kent AD, Yang WH. (2019) Microtopographic differences in soil properties and microbial community composition at the field scale. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 131, 71-80.

25. Portier EF, Silver WL, Yang WH (2019) Effects of an invasive perennial forb on gross soil nitrogen cycling and nitrous oxide fluxes depend on phenology. Ecology, 100, e02716.

24. Cannon J, Sanford R, Connor L, Yang WH, Chee-Sanford J (2019) Sequence alignments and validation of PCR primers used to detect phylogenetically diverse nrfA genes associated with dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA). Data in Brief, 25, Article 104016.

23. Cannon J, Sanford R, Connor L, Yang WH, Chee-Sanford J (2019) Optimization of PCR primers to detect phylogenetically diverse nrfA genes associated with nitrite ammonification. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 160, 49-59.

22. Orellana LH, Hatt JK, Chourey K, Hettich RL, Yang WH, Chee-Sanford JC, Sanford RA, Loffler FE, and Konstantinidis KT (2019) Comparing DNA, RNA and protein levels for measuring microbial dynamics in soil microcosms amended with nitrogen fertilizer. Scientific Reports, 9, 17630.

21. Brewer T, Aronson EL, Arogyaswamy K, Billings SA, Botthoff JK, Campbell AN, Dove NC, Fairbanks D, Gallery RE, Hart SC, Kaye JP, King GM, Lohse KA, Maltz MR, Mayorga E, O’Neill C, Owens SM, Packman AI, Pett-Ridge J, Plante AF, Richter DD, Silver WL, Yang WH, Fierer N (2019) Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons. mBio, 10, e01318-19.

20. Shan J, Chen S, Chee-Sanford JC, Yang WH, Sanford RA, Chen J, Yan X (2019) Impact of triclosan and triclocarban on denitrification and N2O emissions in paddy soil. Science of the Total Environment, 695, Article 133782.

19. Hanisch PE, Drager K, Yang WH, Tubaro P, Suarez AV (2019) Intra- and inter-specific variation in trophic ecology of “predatory” ants in the subfamily Ponerinae. Ecological Entomology, 45, 444-455.

18. Edwards J, Pittelkow C, Kent A, Yang WH. (2018) Dynamic biochar effects on soil nitrous oxide emissions and underlying microbial processes during the maize growing seasonSoil Biology & Biochemistry, 122, 81-90.

17. Wolz, K, Lovell ST, Branham, B, Eddy, WC, Keeley, K, Revord, R, Wander, W, Yang, WH, DeLucia, E. (2018) Frontiers in alley cropping: transformative solutions for temperate agriculture. Global Change Biology, 24, 883-894.

16. Yang, WH, McNicol, G, Teh, YA, Estera-Molina, K, Wood, TE, Silver, WL. (2017) Evaluating the classical versus an emerging conceptual model of peatland methane dynamics. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31, 1435–1453.

15. Yang, WH, Ryals, RA, Cusack, DF, Silver, WL. (2017) Cross-biome assessment of gross soil nitrogen cycling in California ecosystems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 107, 144-155.

14. Yang, WH, Silver, WL. (2016) Net soil-atmosphere fluxes mask patterns in gross production and consumption of nitrous oxide and methane in a managed ecosystem. Biogeosciences, 13, 1705-1715.

13. Yang, WH, Silver, WL. (2016) Gross nitrous oxide production drives net nitrous oxide fluxes across a salt marsh landscape. Global Change Biology, 22, 2228-2237.

12. Yang, WH, Liptzin, D (2015) High potential for iron reduction in upland soils. Ecology, 96, 2015-2020.

11. Yang, WH, Traut, BH, Silver, WL (2015) Microbially mediated nitrogen retention and loss in a salt marsh soil. Ecosphere, 6, Article 7.

10. Yang, WH, McDowell, AC, Brooks, PD, Silver, WL (2014) New high precision approach for measuring 15N-N2 gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 69, 234-241.

9. Yang, WH, Teh YA, Silver, WL (2013) Measuring gross N2O production in soil: a reply to Well and Butterbach-Bahl. Global Change Biology, 19, 985-987.

8. Yang, WH, Weber, KA, Silver, WL (2012) Nitrogen loss from soil through anaerobic ammonium oxidation coupled to iron reduction. Nature Geoscience, 5, 538-541.

7. Yang, WH, Silver, WL (2012) Application of the N2/Ar technique to measuring soil-atmosphere N2 fluxes. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26, 1-11.

6. Yang, WH, Herman, DJ, Liptzin, D, Silver, WL (2012) A new approach for removing iron interference from soil nitrate analysis. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 46, 123-128.

5. Yang, WH, Teh, YA, Silver, WL (2011) A test of a field-based 15N-nitrous oxide pool dilution technique to measure gross N2O production in soil. Global Change Biology, 17, 3577–3588.

4. Burgin, AM, Yang, WH, Silver, WL, Hamilton, S (2011) Beyond C and N: How the microbial energy economy couples elemental cycles in diverse ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9, 44-52.

3. Cusack, DF, Chou, WW, Yang, WH, Harmon, ME, Silver, WL, the LIDET Team (2009) Controls on long-term root and leaf litter decomposition in neotropical forests. Global Change Biology, 15, 1339-1355.

2. Sack, L, Melcher, P, Liu, WH, Middleton, E, Pardee, T (2006) How strong is intra-canopy leaf plasticity in temperate deciduous trees? American Journal of Botany, 93, 829-839.

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