Wenju Liang, PhD, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor
Institute of Applied Ecology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
72 Wenhua Road, Shenhe District
Shenyang 110016
Tel.: +86-24-83970359
Fax: +86-24-83970300

Research Areas

Soil ecology
Soil biodiversity
Global change ecology


1998.3~1999.4: Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan
                          University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel (Supervisor: Prof. Yosef 
1992.8~1995.9: Ph. D., Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of 
                          Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China (Supervisors: Prof. 
                          Shanmin Shen, Prof. Dazhong Wen)
1986.9~1989.7: M. S., Department of Agronomy, Shenyang Agricultural 
                          University, Shenyang 110161, China (Supervisor: Prof. Hengli 
1982.9~1986.7: B. S., Department of Agronomy, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural 
                          University, Mishan 158308, China


2009. 12 ~ present: Director, Key Laboratory of Liaoning Soil Environmental 
                  Quality and Agro-product Safety
2002. 06 ~ 2005.01: Director, Shenyang Experimental Station of Ecology, 
                  Chinese Academy of Sciences
2002. 05 ~ present: Doctoral Supervisor
1999. 11~ 2002.5: Director, National Fixed Inspection Center for Green Food 
1999.09 ~ present: Research Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese 
                  Academy of Sciences
1999.04 ~ 2002.05: Head, Division of Research & Development, Institute of 
                  Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1996.09 ~ 1999.09: Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese 
                  Academy of Sciences
1995.02 ~ 1995.08: Visiting Scholar, Department of Entomology, 
                  The Pennsylvania State University, University park, PA 16802, USA
1989.07 ~ 1992.08: Assistant Engineer, Engineer, Divison of Agricultural 
                  Regional Planning, Liaoning Provincial Planning Commission

Honors & Distinctions

1. Editorial Board, Pedosphere (2011- present)
2. Editorial Board, ISRN Ecology (2011- present)
3. Editorial Board, Research Journal of Biotechnology (2010- 2012)
4. Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology (2001- present)
5. Editorial Board, Soils (2008- present)
6. Guest Editor, Frontiers of Biology in China (2008- 2009)
7. Member of the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL)
8. Member of the Society of Nematologists (USA)
9. Member of Chinese Society of Ecology
10. Member of Chinese Society of Soil Science


1. Shen CC, Xiong JB, Zhang HY, Feng YZ, Lin XG, Li XY, Liang WJ, Chu HY*. 2013. Soil pH drives the spatial distribution of bacterial communities along elevation on Changbai Mountain. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 57: 204-211
2. Zhang M, Ahad S, Baniyamuddin M, Liang WJ, Ahmad W*. 2012. A new and three known species of the genus Tylencholaimellus Cobb in M.V. Cobb, 1915 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) from Changbai Mountain, China. Zootaxa, 3499: 46-62
3. Wei CZ, Zheng HF, Li Q, Lü XT, Yu Q, Zhang HY, Cheng QS, He NP, Kardol P, Liang WJ, Han XG*. 2012. Nitrogen addition regulates soil nematode community composition through ammonium suppression. PLoS ONE, 7(8): e43384
4. Zhang M, Liang WJ, Zhang XK*. 2012. Soil nematode abundance and diversity in different forest types at Changbai Mountain, China. Zoological Studies, 51(5): 619-626
5. Wang W, Kravchenko AN*, Smucker AJM, Liang W, Rivers ML. 2012. Intra-aggregate pore characteristics: X-ray computed microtomography analysis. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 76(4): 1159-1171
6. Zhang SX, Li Q, Zhang XP, Wei K, Chen LJ, Liang WJ*. 2012. Effects of conservation tillage on soil aggregation and aggregate binding agents in black soil of Northeast China. Soil & Tillage Research, 124: 196-202
7. Wang JJ, Li XY, Zhu AN, Zhang XK, Zhang HW*, Liang WJ. 2012. Effects of tillage and residue management on soil microbial communities in North China. Plant, Soil and Environment, 58(1): 28-33
8. Li Q, Bao XL, Lu CY, Zhang XK, Zhu JG, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*. 2012. Soil microbial food web responses to free-air ozone enrichment can depend on the ozone-tolerance of wheat cultivars. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 47: 27-35
9. Zhang XK, Li Q, Zhu AN, Liang WJ*, Zhang JB, Steinberger Y. 2012. Effects of tillage and residue management on soil nematode communities in North China. Ecological Indicators, 13(1): 75-81
10. Lou YL, Wang JK, Liang WJ*. 2011. Impacts of 22-year organic and inorganic N managements on soil organic C fractions in a maize field, Northeast China. Catena, 87(3): 386-390
11. Zhang M, Zhang XK, Liang WJ, Jiang Y*, Dai GH, Wang XG, Han SJ. 2011. Distribution of soil organic carbon fractions along the altitudinal gradient in Changbai Mountain, China. Pedosphere, 21(5): 615-620
12. Lou YL, Liang WJ*, Xu MG, He XH, Wang YD, Zhao K. 2011. Straw coverage alleviates seasonal variability of the topsoil microbial biomass and activity. Catena, 86(2):117-120
13. Li Q, Zhong S, Li FP, Lou YL, Liang WJ*. 2011. Nematode community structure as bioindicator of soil heavy metal pollution along an urban-rural gradient in southern Shenyang, China. International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 45(4): 297-309
14. Zhang JN, Li Q*, Liang WJ. 2010. Effect of acetochlor and carbofuran on soil nematode communities in a Chinese soybean field. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 5(20): 2787-2794
15. Liang WJ. 2010. Effect of tillage systems on glomalin-related soil protein in an aquic brown soil. Research Journal of Biotechnology, 5(3): 10-13
16. Li Q, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*, Lou YL, Zhang EP, Liang CH. 2010. Long-term effect of fertility management on the soil nematode community in vegetable production under greenhouse conditions. Applied Soil Ecology, 46(1): 111-118
17. Hao W, Li Q*, Zhang JN, Jiang Y, Liang WJ. 2010. Utility of nematode Acrobeloides nanus for assessing subacute toxicity of heavy metals. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 164(1-4): 273-278
18. Zhang XK, Dong XW, Liang WJ*. 2010. Spatial distribution of soil nematode communities in stable and active sand dunes of Horqin Sandy Land. Arid Land Research and Management, 24(1): 68-80
19. Li Q, Liang WJ*, Lou YL, Zhang JN. 2009. Effect of long-term fertilization on soil nematode communities under greenhouse condition. Journal of Nematology, 41(4): 348
20. Tomar VVS, Zhang XK, Li Q, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*. 2009. Distribution of soil nematode communities along a section of Shen-Ha Highway. Helminthologia, 46(4): 241-246
21. Jiang Y*, Zhang YG, Zhou D, Qin Y, Liang WJ. 2009. Profile distribution of micronutrients in an aquic brown soil as affected by land use. Plant, Soil and Environment, 55(11): 468-476.
22. Li Q, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*, Wang H, Jiang SW. 2009. Nematode diversity in phaeozem agroecosystems of Northeast China. Pedosphere, 19(5): 597-605
23. Zhong S, Liang WJ*, Lou YL, Li Q, Zhu JG. 2009. Four years of free-air CO2 enrichment enhance soil C concentrations in a Chinese wheat field. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 21(9): 1221-1224
24. Li Q, Xu CG, Liang WJ*, Zhong S, Zheng XH, Zhu JG. 2009. Residue incorporation and N fertilization affect the response of soil nematodes to the elevated CO2 in a Chinese wheat field. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41(7): 1497-1503
25. Liang WJ*, Lou YL, Li Q, Zhong S, Zhang XK, Wang JK. 2009. Nematode faunal response to long-term application of nitrogen fertilizer and organic manure in Northeast China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41(5): 883-890
26. Han DC, Zhang XK, Tomar VVS, Li Q, Wen DZ, Liang WJ*. 2009. Effects of heavy metal pollution of highway origin on soil nematode guilds in North Shenyang, China. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 21(2): 193-198
27. Wang SB, Li Q, Liang WJ*, Jiang Y, Jiang SW. 2008. PCR-DGGE analysis of soil nematode diversity in Cu-contaminated soil. Pedosphere, 18(5): 621-627
28. Liu XM, Li Q, Liang WJ*, Jiang Y. 2008. Distribution of soil enzyme activities and microbial biomass along a latitudinal gradient in farmlands of Songliao Plain, Northeast China. Pedosphere, 18(4): 431-440
29. Cao CY, Jiang DM, Teng XH, Jiang Y, Liang WJ, Cui ZB. 2008. Soil chemical and microbiological properties along a chronosequence of Caragana microphylla Lam. plantations in the Horqin sandy land of Northeast China. Applied Soil Ecology, 40(1): 78-85
30. Zhang XK, Liang WJ*, Jiang DM, Liu ZM, Jiang SW. 2007. Soil nematode community structure in a Chinese sand dune system. Helminthologia, 44(4): 204-209
31. Liang WJ*, Zhong S, Hua JF, Cao CY, Jiang Y. 2007. Nematode faunal response to grassland degradation in Horqin Sandy Land. Pedosphere, 17(5): 611-618
32. Zhang WD, Wang XF, Li Q, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*. 2007. Soil nematode responses to heavy metal stress. Helminthologia, 44(2): 87-91
33. Li Q, Liang WJ*, Jiang Y, Shi Y, Zhu JG, Neher DA. 2007. Effect of elevated CO2 and N fertilisation on soil nematode abundance and diversity in a wheat field. Applied Soil Ecology, 36(1): 63-69
34. Jiang DM, Li Q, Liu FM, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*. 2007. Vertical distribution of soil nematodes in an age sequence of Caragana microphylla plantations in the Horqin Sandy Land, Northeast China. Ecological Research, 22(1): 49-56
35. Liang WJ*, Li FP, Li Q, Zhang WD. 2007. Temporal dynamics of soil nematode community structure under invasive Ambrosia trifida and native Chenopodium serotinum. Helminthologia, 44(1): 29-33
36. Hua JF, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*. 2006. Response of nematodes in a Hapli-Udic Argosol to urea amended with urease and nitrification inhibitors. Pedosphere, 16(4): 428-434
37. Zhang XK, Li Q, Wang SB, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*. 2006. Effect of zinc addition in soil on nematode community structure. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 76(4): 589-594
38. Li Q, Jiang Y, Liang WJ*. 2006. The effect of heavy metals on soil nematode communities in the vicinity of a metallurgical factory. Journal of Environmental Sciences-China, 18(2): 323-328
39. Liang WJ*, Zhang XK, Li Q, Jiang Y, Ou W, Neher DA. 2005. Vertical distribution of bacterivorous nematodes under different land uses. Journal of Nematology, 37(3): 254-258
40. Kong CH*, Hu F, Xu XH, Zhang MX, Liang WJ. 2005. Volatile allelochemicals in the Ageratum conyzoides intercropped citrus orchard and their effects on mites Amblyseius newsami and Panonychus citri. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 31(9): 2193-2203
41. Liang WJ*, Jiang Y, Li Q, Liu YJ, Wen DZ. 2005. Spatial distribution of bacterivorous nematodes in a Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN) site. Ecological Research, 20(4): 481-486
42. Jiang Y, Zhang YG, Liang WJ*, Li Q. 2005. Pedogenic and anthropogenic influence on calcium and magnesium behaviors in Stagnic Anthrosolsx. Pedosphere, 15(3): 341-346
43. Jiao XG, Liang WJ*, Chen LJ, Zhang HJ, Li Q, Wang P, Wen DZ. 2005. Effect of slow-release urea fertilizers on urease activity, microbial biomass, and nematode communities in an aquic brown soil. Science in China Series C, 48(Supp. I): 26-32
44. Jiang Y*, Liang WJ, Wen DZ, Zhang YG, Chen WB. 2005. Spatial heterogeneity of DTPA-extractable zinc in cultivated soils induced by city pollution and land use. Science in China Series C, 48(Supp. I): 82-91
45. Liang WJ*, Li Q, Jiang Y, Neher DA. 2005. Nematode faunal analysis in an aquic brown soil fertilised with slow-release urea, Northeast China. Applied Soil Ecology, 29(2): 185-192
46. Ou W, Liang WJ*, Jiang Y, Li Q, Wen DZ. 2005. Vertical distribution of soil nematodes under different land use types in an aquic brown soil. Pedobiologia, 49(2): 139-148
47. Liang WJ, Lavian I, Pen-Mouratov S, Steinberger Y*. 2005. Diversity and dynamics of soil free-living nematode population in a Mediterranean agroecosystem. Pedosphere, 15(2): 204-215
48. Wang P, Liang WJ, Kong CH*, Jiang Y. 2005. Allelopathic potentials of volatile allelochemicals of Ambrosia trifida L. on other plants. Allelopathy Journal, 15(1): 131-136
49. Li YZ, Liang WJ*, Zhu XH, Zhang XK, Liu FM. 2005. Allelopathic activity of root saponins of alfalfa on wheat, corn and barnyardgrass. Allelopathy Journal, 15(1): 119-124
50. Zhao H, Li HB, Kong CH*, Xu XH, Liang WJ. 2005. Chemical response of allelopathic rice seedlings under varying environmental conditions. Allelopathy Journal, 15(1): 105-110
51. Li Q, Liang WJ*, Jiang Y, Zhu JG, Kong CH. 2005. Effect of free-air CO2 enrichment on nematode communities in a Chinese farmland ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 17(1): 72-75
52. Kong CH*, Liang WJ, Hu F, Xu XH, Wang P, Jiang Y, Xing B. 2004. Allelochemicals and their transformations in Ageratum conyzoides intercropped Citrus Orchard soils. Plant and Soil, 264(1-2): 149-157
53. Kong CH*, Liang WJ, Xu XH, Hu F, Wang P, Jiang Y. 2004. Release and activity of allelochemicals from allelopathic rice seedlings. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 52(10): 2861-2865
54. Wang XY, Xie HT, Liang WJ*, Wen DZ. 2004. Rice yield and water use as affected by soil management practices. Pedosphere, 14(3): 331-337
55. Kong CH*, Liang WJ, Yang X, ZHang MX, Hu F. 2004. Mechanism of Aulacophora femoralis chinensis Weise feeding behavior and chemical response of host Cucumis sativus L. Chinese Science Bulletin, 49 (14): 1485-1489
56. Kong CH*, Hu F, Liang WJ, Wang P, Jiang Y. 2004. Allelopathic potential of Ageratum conyzoides at various growth stages in different habitats. Allelopathy Journal, 14(2): 233-240
57. Kong CH*, Hu F, Xu XH, Liang WJ, Zhang CX. 2004. Allelopathic plants. XV. Ageratum conyzoides L. Allelopathy Journal, 14(1): 1-12
58. Chen LJ, Li Q, Liang WJ*. 2003. Effect of agrochemicals on nematode community structure in a soybean field. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 71(4): 755-760
59. Liang WJ*, Li Q, Jiang Y, Chen WB, Wen DZ. 2003. The effect of cultivation on the spatial distribution of nematode trophic groups in black soil. Pedosphere, 13(2): 97-102
60. Liang WJ, Steinberger Y*. 2002. Seasonal variation on the nematode communities associated with two halophytes in a desert ecosystem. Pedobiologia, 46(1): 63-74
61. Liang WJ, Lavian I, Steinberger Y*. 2001. Effect of agricultural management on nematode communities in a Mediterranean agroecosystem. Journal of Nematology, 33(4): 208-213
62. Steinberger Y*, Liang WJ. 2001. Nematode community composition associated with a topoclimatic transect. European Journal of Soil Biology, 37 (4): 315-320
63. Liang WJ, Steinberger Y*. 2001. Temporal changes in nematode community structure in a desert ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments, 48(3): 267-280
64. Liang WJ, Pinhasi-Adiv Y, Shtultz H, Steinberger Y*. 2000. Nematode population dynamics under the canopy of desert halophytes. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation, 14(2): 183-192
65. Liang WJ, Lavian I, Steinberger Y*. 1999. Dynamics of nematode community composition in a potato field. Pedobiologia, 43(5): 459-469

Research Interests

Soil nematode abundance and diversity
Soil biotic responses to global change
Agroecosystem management


Institue of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008,China
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130012, China
Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
College of Plant Protection, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang 110161, China
Institute of Biodiversity, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan 701, China
Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel
Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh- 202 002, India



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