北京市海淀区双清路18号 100085

Yuan Ge, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Soil Environmental Science
Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian, Beijing 100085, China


Research Areas

Mechanisms underlying the structural and functional evolution of microbial communities in response to disturbance;

Microbial transformation and degradation of soil pollutants.


Dr. Yuan Ge is a Professor at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES, CAS). He received his Ph.D. degree from the RCEES, CAS in 2009. Then he was appointed as an Assistant Specialist and Associate Specialist at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 2009 to 2015. He was appointed as a Professor at the RCEES, CAS, and was funded by the CAS One Hundred Talents Program in 2015. Dr. Ge’s research has been published in many esteemed journals including PNAS, ISME Journal, Environmental Science & Technology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, etc.

Teaching Experience

2016-, Frontiers in Soil Biology, for graduate students
2015-, Soil Biology, for graduate students


Selected Publications

[1]Ge, Y;  Shen, C; et al. Carbonaceous nanomaterials have higher effects on soybean rhizosphere prokaryotic communities during the reproductive growth phase than during vegetative growth. Environ Sci & Technol, 2018, 52(11): 6636-6646.

[2]Ge, Y; Priester, JH; et al.Long-term effects of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and graphene on microbial communities in dry soil. Environ Sci & Technol, 2016, 50(7): 3965-3974.

[3]Ge, Y; Horst, AM; et al.Toxicity  of Manufactured Nanomaterials to Microorganisms. Invited Book Chapter  in Engineered Nanoparticles and the Environment: Biophysicochemical  Processes and Biotoxicity; Xing, B; Vecitis, CD; Senesi, N; Eds. Wiley:  2016, Vol. 4.

[4]Ge, Y; Priester, JH; et al. Soybean plants modify metal oxide nanoparticle effects on soil bacterial communities. Environ Sci & Technol, 2014, 48(22): 13489-13496.

[5]Ge, Y; Priester, JH; et al. Potential mechanisms and environmental controls of TiO2nanoparticle effects on soil bacterial communities. Environ Sci & Technol, 2013, 47 (24): 14411-14417.

[6]Ge, Y; Schimel, JP; et al. Identification of soil bacteria susceptible to TiO2and ZnO nanoparticles. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2012, 78(18): 6749-6758.

[7]Priester, JH; Ge, Y; et al. Soybean susceptibility to manufactured nanomaterials with evidence for food quality and soil fertility interruption. PNAS, 2012, 109(37): 14734-14735 & E2451-E2456.

[8]Ge, Y; Schimel, JP; et al. Evidence for negative effects of TiO2and ZnO nanoparticles on soil bacterial communities. Environ Sci & Technol, 2011, 45(4): 1659-1664.

[9]Ge, Y; Chen, C; et al. The spatial factor, rather than elevated CO2, controls the soil bacterial community in a temperate forest ecosystem. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2010, 76(22): 7426-7436.

[10]Ge, Y; He, JZ; et al. Differences in soil bacterial diversity: driven by contemporary disturbances or historical contingencies? ISME Journal, 2008, 2(3): 254-264.