Yinglong Chen  PhD, Professor 


Phone: (+86) 187 9283 3596

Research Center of Soil and Water Conservation and Eco­environment 

Chinese Academy of Sciences, & Misnistry of Education

(Formerly known as: Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, 

Chinese Academy of Sciences & Ministry of Water Resources)


Research Areas

  • ​Rhizosphere interactions
  • Crop growth and physiology in stressed environments
  • Plant root development, structure and functions
  • Modelling simulations of root architecture and functions
  • Diversity and functions of microbes in ecosystems
  • Mycorrhizal technologies and applications


Scholarly books:

Liu RJ, Chen YL (2007) Mycorrhizology. China Science Press, Beijing, pp 447. ISBN: 978-7-03-017290-7 [Chinese] [Widely used reference book in Chinese community. Contains 14 chapters and 741 cited references. Invited by the Science Press, No. 1 academic publisher in China]

Gong MQ, Chen YL, Zhong CL (1997) Mycorrhizal Research and Application. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, pp 221. ISBN: 7-5038-1841-7. [Chinese] [My first comprehensive reference book for Chinese community including 7 chapters and 548 cited references]

Gong MQ, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL (1999) Song Rong (Tricholoma matsutake). Yunnan Science and Technology Press, Kunming, pp 129. ISBN 7-5416-1349-5

Gong MQ, Xu DP, Zhong CL, Chen YLBrundrett B, Dell B (2000) Mycorrhizal Fungi Diversity and Applications of Inoculation Technology. Proceedings of ACIAR International Workshop on Mycorrhiza. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, pp196. ISBN: 7-5038-2529 [Chinese and English. I organised the workshop and played a leading role in editing the proceedings]

Translated book:

Chen Y [Translator]. Translated English book into Chinese: Working with Mycorrhizas in Agriculture and Forestry, by Brundrett M, Bougher N, Dell B, Grove T, Malajczuk N (ACIAR, Canberra). China Science Press, Beijing, ISBN 978-7-03-061021-8.

Scholarly book chapters:

Chen YL, Djalovic I, Siddique KHM (2018) Advances in understanding grain legume physiology: understanding root architecture, nutrient uptake and response to abiotic stress. In: Sivasankar S, Bergvinson D, Gaur P, Kumar S, Beebe S, Tamò M (eds.) Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Grain Legumes. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. Cambridge

Chen YL, Djalovic I, Rengel Z (2015) Phenotyping for root traits. In: Kumar J, Pratap A, Kumar S (eds.) Phenomics of crop plants: trends, options and limitations. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 102−128. Doi: 10.1007/978-81-322-2226-2_8

Chen YL, Liu RJ, Bi YL, Feng G (2014) Use of mycorrhizal fungi for forest plantations and minesite rehabilitation. In: Solaiman ZM, Abbott LK, Varma A (eds) Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration. Soil Biology 41, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 325−355. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4_21

Chen YL, Li JX, Guo LP, He XH, Huang LQ (2014) Application of AM fungi to improve the value of medicinal plants. In: Solaiman ZM, Abbott LK, Varma A (eds) Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration. Soil Biology 41, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 171−187. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4_10

Wang Y, Chen YL (2014) Recent advances in cultivation of edible mycorrhizal mushrooms. In: Solaiman ZM, Abbott LK, Varma A (eds) Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration. Soil Biology 41, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 375−397. Doi 10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4_23

Chen YL (2004) Song rong (Tricholoma matsutake), a valuable mushroom from China: consumption, development and sustainability (Chapter 5). In: Kusters K and Belcher B (eds.) Forest Products, Livelihoods and Conservation: Case Studies of NTFP Systems. CIFOR Publication, Bogor, pp. 56−71

Chen YL (2004) Song rong mushroom: good fortune and fertility from a fungus. In: López C and Shanley P (eds) Riches From the Forest: Food, Spices, Crafts and Resins of Asia. CIFOR Publication, Bogor, pp. 25−28

Referred journal articles:

Zhang S, Yang C, Chen M, Chen J, Pan Y, Chen Y, Rahman SU, Fan J, Zhang Y* (2019) Influence of nitrogen availability on Cd accumulation and acclimation strategy of Populus leaves under Cd exposure. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 180: 439–448 

Zhao W, Dong H, Zahoor R, Zhou Z*, Snider J, Chen Y, Siddique K. Ameliorative effects of potassium on drought-induced decreases in fiber length of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) are associated with osmolyte dynamics during fiber development. The Crop Journal (accepted 23 May 2019)

Djanaguiraman M, Prasad PV*, Kumari J, Sehgal SK, Friebe B, Dalovic IG, Chen Y, Siddique KHM, Bill BS (2019) Alien chromosome segment from Aegilops speltoides or Dasypyrum villosum increases drought tolerance in wheat via profuse and deep root system. BMC Plant Biology (accepted on 15 May 2019)

Rehman M, Gang D, Liu Q, Chen Y, Wang B, Peng D, Liu L* (2019). Ramie, a multipurpose crop: potential applications, constraints and improvement strategies. Industrial Crops & Products 137: 300–307

Moshfeghi N, Heidari M, Asghari H, Abadi M, Abbott l, Chen Y (2019) Foliar application of Zn and mycorrhizal inoculation enhanced grain yield and bioavailability of Zn in barley (Hordeum vulgare) in the field. Italian Journal of Agronomy (accepted on 15/03/2019). 

Hussain HA, Men S, Hussain S*, Chen Y, Ali S, Zhang S, Zhang K, Li Y, Xu Q, Liao C, Wang L (2019) Interactive effects of drought and heat stresses on morpho-physiological attributes, yield, nutrient uptake and oxidative status in maize hybrids. Scientific Reports 9: 3890  

Chen W, Wang L, Siddique KHM, Deng X*, Chen Y* (2019) Nitrogen vertical distribution differed in foliar and nonfoliar organs of dryland wheat during grain filling. Agronomy Journal 3(3): 1–11  

Tabssum F, Zaman Q, Chen Y, Riaz U, Ashraf W, Aslam A, Ehsan N, Nawaz R, Aziz H, Shah SS (2019) Exogenous application of proline improved salt tolerance in rice through modulation of antioxidant activities. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research 32: 140–15 

Shi G, Ma H, Chen Y, Liu H, Song G, Cai Q, Lou L, Rengel Z (2019) Low arsenate influx rate and high phosphorus concentration in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): A mechanism for arsenate tolerance in wheat plants. Chemosphere 214: 94–102 

Zhu Y, Wang S, Liu Y, Chen Y, Kariman K, Liang J, Wen Y, Zhou D, Chen Z, Zhang M, Yi X (2019) Effect of decomposition agent dosage, moisture content, and initial c/n ratio on decomposition of rice straw. Ecology and Environmental Sciences 28(3): 601−611

Xie Y, Xu L, Wang Y, Fan L, Chen Y, Tang M, Luo X, Liu L (2018) Comparative proteomic analysis insight into molecular regulatory network of taproot formation in radish (Raphanus sativus L) Horticulture Research 5: 51 Doi: 10.1038/s41438-018-0057-7

Qiao S, Fang Y, Wu A, Xu B, Zhang S, Deng X, Djalovic I, Siddique KHM, Chen Y (2018) Dissecting root trait variability in maize genotypes using the semi-hydroponic phenotyping platform. Plant and Soil (Accepted 26/08/2018) Doi: 10.1007/s11104-018-3803-6

Zhu Y, Chen Y, Gong X, Peng Y, Wang Z, Jia B (2018) Plastic film mulching improved rhizosphere microbes and yield of rainfed spring wheat. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 263: 130–136

Abbas G, Chen Y, Khan F, Feng F, Palta JA, Siddique KHM (2018) Salinity and low phosphorus differentially affect shoot and root traits in two wheat cultivars with contrasting tolerance to salt. Agronomy 8(8): 155 Doi:10.3390/agronomy8080155

Figueroa-Bustos V, Palta JA, Chen Y, Siddique KHM (2018) Characterization of root and shoot traits in wheat cultivars with putative differences in root system size. Agronomy 8(7): 109 Doi:10.3390/agronomy8070109

Wang Z, Xu W, Chen Z, Jia Z, Huang J, Wen Z, Chen Y, Xu B (2018) Soil moisture availability at early growth stages strongly affected root growth of Bothriochloa ischaemum when mixed with Lespedeza davurica. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1050

Zheng J, Chen T, Wu Q, Yu J, Chen W, Chen Y, Siddique KHM, Meng W, Chi D, Xia G (2018) Effects of zeolite applications on phenology, grain yield and grain quality in rice under water stress. Agricultural Water Management 206: 241–251

Wang X, Ren Y, Chen Y, Zhang S (2018) Competitive interaction between mixed-planting maize cultivars enhanced yield and water-use efficiency in a semi-arid region. Turkish Journal of Field Crops 23: 1–11

Li Q, Li H, Zhang L, Zhang S, Chen Y (2018) Mulching improves yield and water-use eciency of potato cropping in China: A meta-analysis. Field Crops Research 221: 50–60

Xu B, Xu W, Wang Z, Chen Z, Palta JA, Chen Y (2018) Accumulation of N and P in the legume Lespedeza davurica in controlled mixtures with the grass Bothriochloa ischaemum under varying water and fertilization conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science  9: 165

Wang L, Palta JA, Chen W, Chen Y, Deng X (2018) Nitrogen fertilization improved water-use efficiency of winter wheat through increasing water use during vegetative rather than grain filling. Agricultural Water Management 197: 41–53

Wang H, Fang Y, Liu RJ, Chen YL* (2018) Recent advances in the studies of nutrient transportation, metabolism, utilization and regulation in arbuscular mycorrhizas. Plant Physiology Journal 5(11): 1645−1658 

Chen Y, Ghanem ME, Siddique KHM (2017) Characterising root trait variability in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm. Journal of Experimental Botany 68: 1987–1999

Fang Y, Du Y, Wang J, Wu A, Qiao S, Xu B, Zhang S, Siddique KHM, Chen Y (2017) Moderate drought stress affected root growth and grain yield in old, modern and newly-released cultivars of winter wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 672

Ren YY, Wang XL, Zhang SQ, Palta JA, Chen YL (2017) Influence of spatial arrangement in maize-soybean intercropping on root growth and water use efficiency. Plant and Soil 415: 131–144

Xu L, Wang Y, Zhang F, Tang M, Chen Y, Wang J, Karana BK, Luo X, Zhang W, Liu L (2017) Dissecting the Root Proteome Changes Reveals New Insight into Cadmium Stress Response in Radish (Raphanus sativus L.) Plant and Cell Physiology 58: 1901–1913

Lu J, Yang F, Wang S, Ma H, Liang J, Chen Y (2017) Co-existence of rhizobia and diverse non-rhizobial bacteria in the rhizosphere and nodules of Dalbergia odorifera seedlings inoculated with Bradyrhizobium elkanii, Rhizobium multihospitium-like and Burkholderia pyrrocinia-like strains. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 2255

Shi ZY, Zhang XL, Xu SX, Lan ZJ, Li K, Wang YM, Wang FY, Chen YL (2017) Mycorrhizal relationship in lupines: A review. Legume Research 40: 967−973

Wang X, Chen Y, Zhang S (2017) Cultivar mixture improved yield and water use efficiency via optimization of root properties and biomass distribution in maize (Zea mays l.). Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 29(4): 264−273

Wang Y, Liu W, Xu L, Wang Y, Chen Y, Luo X, Tang M, Liu L (2017) Development of SNP markers based on transcriptome sequences and their application in germplasm identification in radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Molecular Breeding 37: 26

Wang X, Ren Y, Zhang S, Chen Y, Wang N (2017) Applications of organic manure increased maize (Zea mays L.) yield and water productivity in a semi-arid region. Agricultural Water Management 187: 88−98

Zhu Y, Lv GC, Chen YL, Gong XF, Peng YN, Wang ZY, Ren ZT, Xiong YC (2017) Inoculation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with plastic mulching in rainfed wheat: A promising farming strategy. Field Crops Research 204: 229241

Liu YX, Wang JY, Cheng ZG, Batool A, Zhu Y, Chen YL, Wang J, Xiong YC (2017) Growth plasticity and yield formation in dryland wheat (Triticum aesticum) under artificial selection. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 28: 3805−3814

Liu RJ, Tang M, Chen YL (2017) Recent advances in the study of mycorrhizal fungi and stress resistance of Plants. Journal of Fungal Research 15: 71−86

Chen Y, Shan F, Nelson MN, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2016) Root trait diversity, molecular marker diversity and trait-marker associations in a core collection of Lupinus angustifoliusJournal of Experimental Botany 67: 3683–3697

Chen L, Mu X, Yuan Z, Deng Q, Chen Y, Yuan LY, Ryan LT, Kallenbach RL (2016) Soil nutrients and water affect the age-related fine root biomass but not production in two plantation forests on the Loess Plateau, China. Journal of Arid Environments 135: 173180

Wu YN, Feng YL, Paré PW, Chen YL, Wu S, Wang SM, Zhao Q, Zhang JL, Li HR, Xu R, YQ Wang, Wang Q (2016) Beneficial soil microbe promotes seed germination, plant growth and photosynthesis in Codonopsis pilosulaCrop & Pasture Science 67: 91−98

Xu B, Gao Z, Wang J, Xu W, Palta JA, Chen Y (2016) N:P ratio of the grass Bothriochloa ischaemum mixed with the legume Lespedeza davurica under varying water and fertilizer supplies. Plant and Soil 400: 67−79

Li C, Wang Y, Xu L, Nie S, Chen Y, Liang D, Sun X, Karanja BK, Luo X, Liu L (2016) Genome-wide characterization of the MADS-box gene family in radish (Raphanus sativus L.) and assessment of its roles in flowering and floral organogenesis. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1390

Dalovic I, Chen Y, Rengel Z, Prijic Z, Adamovic D (2016) Characterization of the root system of plants by using modern methods of phenotyping. Zbornik Radova 21(23): 33−40

Zhu Y, Liu YX, Gong XF, Chen YL, Ren AT, Liu RJ, Jin L, Xiong YC (2016) Symbiosis between three arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and three host plants. Microbiology China 43: 527−533

Zhu YJ, Lu JK, Chen YL, Wang SK, Sui XH, Kang LH (2015) Mesorhizobium acaciae sp. nov., isolated from root nodules of Acacia melanoxylon R. Br.. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 65: 3558−3563

Liu RJ, Sheng PP, Hui HB, Lin Q, Chen YL (2015) Integrating irrigation management for improved grain yield of winter wheat and rhizosphere AM fungal diversity in a semi-arid cropping system. Agricultural Systems 132: 167–173

Liu W, Xu L, Wang Y, Shen H, Zhu X, Zhang K, Chen Y, Yu R, Limera C, Liu L (2015) Transcriptome-wide analysis of chromium-stress responsive microRNAs to explore miRNA-mediated regulatory networks in radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Scientific Reports 5: 14024

Djalovic I, Dorde J, Chen Y, Bekavac G, Seremesic S, Jacimovic G, Brdar-Jokanović M (2015) Maize nutrient uptake affected by genotype and fertilization. Genetika 47: 941−950

Gao HJ, Yang HY, Bai JP, Liang XY, Lou Y, Zhang J, Wang D, Zhang JL, Niu SQ, Chen YL (2015) Ultrastructural and physiological responses of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) plantlets to gradient saline stress. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 787

Shi Z, Mickan B, Geng G, Chen Y (2015) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improved plant growth and nutrient acquisition of desert ephemeral Plantago minuta under variable soil water conditions. Journal of Arid Land 7: 414–420

Chen YL, Palta J, Clements J, Buirchell B, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2014) Root architecture alteration of narrow-leafed lupin and wheat in response to soil compaction. Field Crops Research 165: 61–70

Zhai L, Xu L, Wang Y, Cheng H, Chen Y, Gong Y, Liu L (2014) Novel and useful genic-SSR markers from de novo transcriptome sequencing of radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Molecular Breeding 33(3): 611–624

Shi Z, Wang F, Zhang K, Chen Y (2014) Diversity and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi along altitudinal gradients in Mt. Taibai of the Qinling Mountains. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 60: 811–818

Sun Y, Wang W, Wang N, Chen Y, Zhang S (2014) Changes in the yield and associated photosynthetic traits of dry-land winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) from the 1940s to the 2010s in Shaanxi Province of China. Field Crops Research 167: 1–10

Wu S, Mo F, Zhou H, Batool A, Zhao H, Deng HL, Chen YL, Xiong YC, Zhang HJ (2014) Research progress of soil-water dynamics model applied in SPAC system. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas 32: 100−109

Dunbabin VM, Postma J, Schnepf A, Pagès L, Javaux M, Wu L, Leitner D, Chen YL, Rengel Z, Diggle AJ (2013) Modelling root–soil interactions using three–dimensional models of root growth, architecture and function. Plant and Soil 372: 93–124

Chen YL, Dunbabin VM, Postma JA, Diggle AJ, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2013) Modelling root plasticity and response of narrow-leafed lupin to heterogeneous phosphorus supply. Plant and Soil 372: 319–337

Shi Z, Chen Y, Hou X, Gao S, Wang F (2013) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with tree peony in three geographic locations of China. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 37: 726–733

Chen YL, Dunbabin VM, Diggle AJ, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2013) Phosphorus starvation boosts carboxylate secretion in P-deficient genotypes of Lupinus angustifolius with contrasting root structureCrop & Pasture Science 64: 588–599

Cheng D, Zhang F, Liu L, Xu L, Chen Y, Wang X, Limera C, Yu R, Gong Y (2013) TRAP markers generated with resistant gene analog sequences and their application to genetic diversity analysis of radish germplasm. Scientia Horticulturae 161: 153-159

Xu Y, Zhu X, Chen Y, Gong Y, Liu L (2013) Expression profiling of genes involved in ascorbate biosynthesis and recycling during fleshy root development in radish. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 70: 269277

Shi Z, Hou X, Chen Y, Wang F, Miao Y (2013) Foliar stoichiometry under different mycorrhizal types in relation to temperature and precipitation in grassland. Journal of Plant Ecology 6: 270–276

Wang Y, Xu L, Chen Y, Shen H, Gong Y, Nimera C, Liu L (2013) Transcriptome profiling of radish (Raphanus sativus L.) root and identification of genes involved in response to lead (Pb) stress with next generation sequencing. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66539

Mo F, Zhou H, Wang J, Zhao H, Zhang H, Wu S, Chen Y, Yang T, Deng H, Batool A, Wang R, Nguluu SN, Li F, Xiong Y (2013) Development and application of micro-field rain-harvesting technologies. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering 29(8): 1−17

Tian M, Chen YL, Li M, Liu RJ (2013) Structure and function of arbuscular mycorrhiza: A review. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 24: 23692376

Chen YL, Dunbabin VM, Diggle AJ, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2012) Assessing variability in root parameters of wild Lupinus angustifolius germplasm: basis for modelling root system structure. Plant and Soil 354: 141155

Sun X, Wang Y, Chen Y, Xu L, Jiang L, Gong Y, Wang L, Liu L (2013) Differential gene expression profiling of Ogura CMS line and its maintainer in radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 35(12): 34133425

Li Y, Chen YL, Li M, Lin XG, Liu RJ (2012) Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities on soil quality and growth of cucumber seedlings in a greenhouse soil continuously planted to cucumber in North China. Pedosphere 22: 7987

Shi Z, Liu Y, Wang F, Chen Y (2012) Influence of mycorrhizal strategy on the foliar traits of the plants on the Tibetan Plateau in response to precipitation and temperature. Turkish Journal of Botany 36: 392400

Zhang T, Shi N, Bai D, Chen Y, Feng G (2012) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi promote the growth of Ceratocarpus arenarius (Chenopodiaceae) with no enhancement of phosphorus nutrition. PLoS ONE 7(9): e41151

Li SM, Chen YL, Lin XG, Liu RJ (2012) Mycorrhizology in the 21st Century. Journal of Fungal Research 10: 182−189

He XH, Duan YH, Chen YL, Xu MG (2012). A 60-year journey of mycorrhizal research in China: Past, present and future directions. Scientia Sinica Vitae 42: 431454 [Chinese; English version: Science China Life Science 53: 1374–1398]

Chen YL, Dunbabin VM, Diggle AJ, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2011) Development of a novel semi-hydroponic phenotyping system for studying root architecture. Functional Plant Biology 38: 355363

Chen YL, Dunbabin VM, Postma J, Diggle AJ, Palta JA, Lynch JP, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2011) Phenotypic variability and modelling of root structure of wild Lupinus angustifolius genotypes. Plant and Soil 348: 345364

Jiao H, Chen YL, Lin XG, Liu RJ (2011) Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal in greenhouse soils continuously planted to watermelon in North China. Mycorrhiza 21: 681688

Tang C, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2011) Advances in studies of edible mycorrhizal fungi. Mycosystema 30: 367−378

He XH, Duan YH, Chen YL, Xu MG (2010) A 60-year journey of mycorrhizal research in China: past, present and future directions. Science China-Life Science 53: 13741398

Tibbett M, Ryan M, Barker S, Chen YL, Denton M, Edmonds-Tibbett T, Walker C (2008) The diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizas of selected Australian Fabaceae. Plant Biosystems 142: 420427

Chen YL, Liu S, Dell B (2007) Mycorrhizal status of Eucalyptus plantations in south China and implications for management. Mycorrhiza 17: 527535

Shi ZY, Wang FY, Chen YL (2007) Diversity of AM fungi associated with the common tropical tree species in Wuzhi Mountain of Hainan Island, China. Shengtai Xuebao/Acta Ecologica Sinica 27: 2896−2903

Shi ZY, Wang FY, Wei YL, Chen YL (2007) Observations of arbuscular mycorrhizas on Dipterocarpaceae grown in tropical rainforest in China. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences 2: 247254

Jiang YG, Kang LH, Ma HB, Chen YL (2007) Study on the introduction and early adaptability of adaptable afforestation tree provenances in Hot and Arid Valley, Jinshajiang River. Forest Research 20: 423−424

Shi ZY, Chen YL, Feng G, Liu RJ, Christie P, Li XL (2006) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Meliaceae in Hainan Island, south China. Mycorrhiza 16: 81−87

Chen YL, Dell B, Malajczuk N (2006) Effect of Scleroderma spore density and age on mycorrhiza formation and growth of containerized Eucalyptus globulus and E urophylla seedlings. New Forests 31: 453−467

Chen YL, Kang LH, Dell B (2006) Inoculation of Eucalyptus urophylla with spores of Scleroderma in a nursery in south China: comparison of field soil and potting mix. Forest Ecology and Management 222: 439−449

Chen YL, Kang LH, Malajczuk N, Dell B (2006) Selecting ectomycorrhizal fungi for inoculating plantations in south China: effect of Scleroderma on colonization and growth of exotic Eucalyptus globulusE urophyllaPinus elliottii and P radiate. Mycorrhiza 16: 251−259

Gange AC, Gane DRJ, Chen YL, Gong MQ (2005) Dual colonization of Eucalyptus urophylla S T Blake by arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi affects levels of insect herbivore attack. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 7: 253−263

Shi ZY, Meng XX, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2005) Effects of Dipterocarpaceae on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 16: 341−344

Chen YL, Kang LH, Dell B (2004) Some useful macrofungi from Liuxihe National Forest Park, Guangzhou, China. Chinese Forestry Science and Technology 3: 35−42

Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2004) A new record species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in China. Mycosystema23: 312−313

Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2003) Preliminary survey on arbuscular mycorrhizas of Dipterocarpaceae. Mycosystema 22: 82−87

Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2003) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Dipterocarpaceae in Jianfengling Mountain, Hainan Province. Mycosystema 22: 211−215

Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2003) Mycorrhizal diversity and its significance in plant growth and development. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology. 14: 1565−1568

Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ, Wang WH (2003) Preliminary research on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Dipterocarpaceae in Xishuangbanna, Southern Yunnan. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica 27: 360−365

Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2003) Research advances on Dipterocarpaceae mycorrhizas. Forest Research 16: 104−109

Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2003) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Dipterocarpaceae in Xishuangbanna, southern Yunnan. Mycosystema 22: 402−409

Chen YL (2002) Conservation and development of forest mushrooms: a case study on Song rong (Tricholoma matsutake) from China. Chinese Forestry Science and Technology 1(2): 6−16

Chen YL (2002) Cultivation techniques for European truffles (Tuber spp.). Edible Fungi of China 21(1): 7−9

Chen YL (2002) Mycorrhizal formation of Tuber melanosporumEdible Fungi of China 21(5): 15−17

Chen YL (2001) Ecological studies on truffles (Tuber spp.). Edible Fungi of China 20(5): 28−30

Chen YL, Gong MQ (2001) Mycorrhizal formation and morphological studies on truffles (Tuber spp.). Edible Fungi of China 20(3): 20−21.

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y (2001). Effects of inoculation with 11 ectomycorrhizal fungal isolates on growth and photosynthesis of Castanopsis hystrix saplings. Forest Research 14: 515−522

Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Chen YL (2001) Mycorrhizal formation and morphological study on six Pinus species associated with Tricholoma matsutake strains. Forest Research 14: 356−361

Zhong CL, Gong MQ, Xu DP, Chen YL, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Malajczuk N, Grove T, Brundrett M, Dell B (2001) Different effects in different places, ectomycorrhizal fungi inoculation on Eucalyptus urophylla. Forestry Science and Technology of Guangdong Province 17: 32−37

Chen YL, Brundrett MC, Dell B (2000) Effects of ectomycorrhizas and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizas, alone or in competition, on root colonization and growth of Eucalyptus globulus and E. urophylla. New Phytologist 146(3): 545−556 [Commentary: Lodge DJ (2000) Ecto- or arbuscular mycorrhizas - which are best?  New Phytologist 146 (3): 353−354 ]

Chen YL, Gong MQ (2000) Truffles (Tuber spp.): biodiversity and geographic distribution. Edible Fungi of China 19(5):6−7, 19(6): 25−26

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Zhang MQ, Chen Y (2000) Diversity and colonization of putative mycorrhizal fungi in Eucalyptus plantations in southern China. Forestry Studies in China 2(2): 34−42

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Xu DP, Zhong CL, Wang FZ, Chen Y (2000). Screening and inoculant efficacy of Australian ectomycorrhizal fungi on Eucalyptus urophylla in the field. Forest Research 13: 569−576

Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL, Gong MQ (2000) Studies on culture conditions of Tricholoma matsutakeForest Research 13: 410−415

Gong MQ, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL (2000) Mycorrhizal dependency and inoculation effects on the growth of Betula alnoides seedlings. Forest Research 13: 8−14

Gong MQ, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL, Cao JX, Su LJ (2000) Protecting the eco-environment for Tricholoma matsutake and improving its sustainable development. Forest Research 13: 562−567

Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Chen YL (2000). Promoted cultivation technique in Tricholoma matsutake and its applications. China Forestry Science and Technology 14: 34−36 

Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Chen YL (2000) Mycorrhizal dependency and inoculation effects on the growth of Betula alnoides seedlings. Forest Research 13: 8−14

Chen YL, Brundrett M, Dell B, Gong MQ, Malajczuk N (1999). Bioassay measurements of mycorrhizal inoculum in soils from eucalypt plantations of varying ages in Western Australia. Forestry Studies in China 1(2): 26−32

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Dell B (1999) Use of molecular biological techniques to study mycorrhiza: advance and perspectives. Soil Environmental Science 8: 230−234

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Brundrett M, Dell B (1999) Studies on dual mycorrhizas of Eucalyptus globulus and E. urophylla I. Fungal colonization and interactions. Forest Research 12: 452-460

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Brundrett M, Dell B (1999) Studies on dual mycorrhizas of Eucalyptus globulus and E. urophylla II. Inoculant effects on the growth of seedlings. Forest Research 12: 591-598

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Dell B (1999) Effect on nutrient acquisition of Eucalyptus urophylla inoculated with Glomus and / or PisolithusForest Research 12: 262−267

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Dell B (1999) Mycorrhizal succession and inoculant efficiency of dual inoculation on Eucalyptus urophyllaForestry Studies in China 1(1): 16−21

Gong MQ, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL (1999) Inhibitory effect of ectomycorrhizal fungi on bacteria wilt of Eucalyptus. Forest Research 12: 339-345

Gong MQ, Cao JX, Su LJ, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Chen YL (1999) Relationship between the yield of Tricholoma baka-matsutake and ecological environment in Baoshan Prefecture, western Yunnan Province. Forest Research 12: 31−36

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y (1998) Effect of ECM and VAM fungi combined inoculation on the growth of Eucalyptus urophyllaForest Research 11: 481−487

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y (1998) Study on mycorrhizal physiology of Eucalyptus urophylla inoculated with dual ECM and VAM fungi. Forest Research 11: 237−242

Gong MQ, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL (1998) Advances in mycorrhizal research in international tropical forests. Tropical Forest 26: 1−11

Chen YL, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y (1997) Inoculum production of VA mycorrhizal fungi and testing methods of its potentiality for inoculation. Tropical and Subtropical Soil Science 6(2): 113−120

Collaborations (with joint publications)

CSIRO, Australia

Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, Australia

Murdoch University, AustraliaThe University of Tasmania, Australia

The University of Western Australia, Australia

University of Tasmania, Australia

North Dakota State University, USA

Pennsylvania State University, USA

University of  Missouri, USA

Kensas State Universtiy, USA

Texas Tech University, USA

Queen's University Belfast, UK

Rothamsted Research, UK

Royal Botanic Gardens, UK

Royal Holloway University of London, UK

International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Morocco

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France

Catholic University of Louvain, France

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Serbia

University of Novi Sad, Serbia

China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China

China Agricultural University, China

China University of Mining and Technology, China

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Chinese Academy of Forestry, China

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Hebei University, China

Henan University of Science and Technology, China

Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Lanzhou University, China

Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Nanjing University, China

Northwest A&F University, China

Peking University, China

Qingdao Agricultural University, China

Shandong Academy of Sciences, China

Shenyang Agricultural University, China

Sun Yat­sen University, China

Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Science, China

Yunnan Institute for Tropical Crop Research, China

Yunnan Normal University, China