Xie,Zhongkui Ph.D 

Professor in Northwest Institute of Eco-environment and Resources,Chinese Academy of Sciences. Lanzhou 730000,China.

Research Areas

Agro-Ecology in Cold and Arid Regions



PhD, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)


Master's Degree in Crop Cultivation and Tillage, Gansu Agricultural University


Bachelor's Degree, Department of Agronomy, Gansu Agricultural University


​June 2016 - Present  Professor

Northwest Institute of Eco-environment and Resources,Chinese Academy of Sciences 

October 2006 - June 2016  Professor

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

July 2000 - October 2006  Associate Professor

Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

July 1997 - July 2000 Associate Professor

Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

July 1986 - July 1997, Assistant Professor 

Crop Institute of Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences


(1) Characterization of LhSorP5CS, a gene catalyzing proline synthesis in Oriental hybrid lily Sorbonne: molecular modeling and expression analysis, Botanical studies, 2017, Correspondence author
(2) Purification and immuno-gold labeling of lily mottle virus from lily leaves, Journal of Virological Methods, 2016, Correspondence author
(3) Long-term effects of gravel―sand mulch on soil organic carbon and nitrogen in the Loess Plateau of northwestern China, Journal of Arid Land,   2015,  Correspondence author
(4) Identification of autotoxins from root exudates of Lanzhou lily (Lilium davidii var. unicolor ), Allelopathy Journal, 2015, Correspondence author
(5) Response of Oriental Hybrid Lily (Lilium oriental cv. Sorbonne) Flowersto Exogenous Fluridone and Abscisic Acid Application and Responses ofEndogenous Abscisic Acid and Gibberellic Acid 3, Hortscience, 2015, Correspondence author
(6) Chlorophyll Content, Leaf Gas Exchange and Growth of Oriental Lily as Affected by Shading, Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, 2015, Correspondence author
(7) Influence of gravel mulch stratum thickness and gravel grain size on evaporation resistance Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Hydrology, 2014, Correspondence author
(8) Gravel-sand mulch thickness effects on soil temperature, evaporation, water use efficiency and yield of watermelon in semi-arid Loess Plateau, China, Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2014, Correspondence author
(9) Single and Mixed Viral Infection Reduced Growth and Photosynthetic Pigment Content, Damaged Chloroplast Ultrastructure and Enhanced Virus Accumulation in Oriental Lily (Lilium auratum cv. Sorbonne), The Philippine Agricultural Scientist, 2014, Correspondence author
(10) Photosynthetic Pigment Content, Phenol and Flavonoid Concentration, and Defense Enzyme Activity of Oriental Lily (Lilium auratum L. cv. Sorbonne) Infected with Lily Mottle Virus, The Philippine Agricultural Scientist, 2014, Correspondence author
(11) Long-term gravel-sand mulch affects soil physicochemical properties, microbial biomass and enzyme activities in the semi-arid Loess Plateau of North-western China, Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B-Soil and Plant Science, 2014, Co-author
(13) First Report of Lily Blight and Wilt Caused by Fusarium tricinctum in China, Plant Disease, 2013, Co-author
(14) The impact of land use change on soil organic carbon and labile organic carbon stocks in the Longzhong region of Loess Plateau, Journal of Arid Land, 2012, Co-author
(15) Changes in Carbohydrate Metabolism and Bulb Growth as Induced by LowTemperature Release of Dormancy in Lily Bulbs , PHILIPP AGRIC SCIENTIST , 2011, Correspondence author
(16) Effect of Water Stress on Leaf Photosynthesis, Chlorophyll Content, and Growth of Oriental Lily, Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, 2011,  Co-author
(17) Light Intensity Affects Dry Matter, Photosynthesis and Chlorophyll Fluorescence of Oriental Lily , PHILIPP AGRIC SCIENTIST , 2011, Correspondence author
(18) Particle-size effects on soil temperature, evaporation, water use ef?ciency and watermelon yield in ?elds mulched with gravel and sand in semi-arid Loess Plateau of northwest China, Agricultural Water Management , 2010, First author
(19) Effects of rainfall harvesting and mulching technologies on water use ef?ciency and crop yield in the semi-arid Loess Plateau, China, agricultural water management, 2009, Co-author
(20) A new combination of RNA-mediated DNA ligation and on-chip elongation for detecting viral RNA, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 2008, Co-author
(21)Impact of Gravel sand Mulch with  Different Size Grain and Supplenmental Drip Irrigation on Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)Root Distribution,2006,Co-author
(22) Evaporation and evapotranspiration in a watermelon field mulched with gravel of different sizes in northwest China, Agricultural Water Management, 2006, First author
(23)  Impacts of a gravel–sand mulch and supplemental drip irrigation on watermelon root distribution and yield, Soil and Tillage Research, 2006, First author
(24) Effect of plastic mulching on soil water use and spring wheat yield in arid region of northwest China, Agricultural Water Management, 2005, First author
(25) The effect of supplemental irrigation on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) production in gravel and sand mulched fields in the Loess Plateau of northwest China, Agricultural Water Management , 2004, Co-author
(26) Runoff characteristics of artificial catchment materials for rainwater harvesting in the semiarid regions of China, Agricultural Water Management, 2004, Co-author
(27) Effect of rainwater harvesting on supplementary irrigation of watermelon (Citrullus lansatus) in gravel and plastic-mulched fields in Gansu, Journal of Experimental Botany, 2003, First author


Zhang, Yubao. Master's degree in Ecology  

Wang, Zhili. Master's degree in Ecology 

Wang, Jinniu. Master's degree in Ecology   

Zhang, Yajuan. Ph.D in Ecology

Zhang, Yubao. Ph.D in Ecology

Li, Yeyan. Master's degree in Ecology

An, Liping. Ph.D in Ecology

Qiu, Yang. Ph.D in Ecology

Wu, Zhijiang. Ph.D in Ecology

Yang, Liu. Ph.D in Ecology

Wang, Le. Ph.D in Ecology

Han, Yanan. Doctoral candidate in Ecology

Li, Wenmei. Doctoral candidate in Ecology  

Jiao, Dan. Doctoral candidate in Ecology

Zhang, Tao. Doctoral candidate in Ecology  

Lv, Wencong. Master's degree candidate in Bioengineering