Zhen-Xi Shen

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The distribution characteristics of soil N/P ratio in alpine grassland ecosystem of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau were surveyed by field investigation and laboratory analysis. Horizontally, soil N/ P ratio was generally higher in west and lower in east in a manner of staggered patch distribution, with higher N/P ratios mainly centralized in the hinterland of(More)
Uncertainties about the response of plant photosynthesis and growth to elevated temperature make it difficult to predict how plant production will vary under future climatic warming in alpine regions. Here, we used a meta-analysis approach to synthesize 272 observations from 27 studies on the Tibetan Plateau. Warming significantly increased aboveground(More)
Although alpine meadows of Tibet are expected to be strongly affected by climatic warming, it remains unclear how soil organic C (SOC), total N (TN), ammonium N (NH4 (+)-N) , nitrate N (NO3 (+)-N), and dissolved organic C (DOC) and N (DON) respond to warming. This study aims to investigate the responses of these C and N pools to short-term experimental(More)
To identify the general effects of nitrogen addition on alpine plants, we used a meta-analysis approach to synthesize 599 observations from 51 studies on the Tibetan Plateau. Nitrogen addition significantly increased plant height by 19.0 %, plant biomass by 29.7 %, graminoid aboveground biomass by 89.8 %, and sedge aboveground biomass by 75.6 % but(More)
Highland barley is an important dominant crop in the Tibet and the croplands of the Tibet are experiencing obvious climatic warming. However, information about how soil respiration will respond to climatic warming in the highland barley system is still lacking. A field warming experiment using infrared heaters with two warming magnitudes was conducted in a(More)
Uncertainties about the response of plant physiology and growth to enhanced UV-B radiation cause uncertainty to predict how plant production will vary under future radiation change on the Tibetan Plateau. Here, we used a meta-analysis approach to test the influence of UV-B radiation on plant physiology and growth. This hypothesis was tested by investigating(More)
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