Dr. SHEN Wei-jun
Research Center for Ecological and Environmental Sciences,
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
723 Xingke Rd. Tianhe District
Guangzhou, 510650, China
Phone: 86-20-37252950 (Off.)
My current research focuses on how soil ecological processes and soil microbial communities respond to global environmental changes such as precipitation regime changes and elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition. I am particularly interested in the mechanisms of how soil microbes adapt and feedback to climate changes, the interactions between microbial community structure and function under global environmental changes, the mechanisms of how soil microbes regulate soil C, N and P cycling, and the modeling of microbe-mediated soil processes such as greenhouse gas emission, soil organic matter decomposition, and nitrogen mineralization. I tend to focus on the subtropical regions of China, where the evergreen boradleaved forests and diverse plantation forests form the largest forest area of the country. Besides using experimental approaches, I also develope theoretical and process-based models to extrapolate site empirical knowledge to ecosystem, landscape and regional scales.
2004-Present: Research Professor, Research Center for Ecological and Environmental Sciences, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2002-2004: Associate Research Professor, Ecological Research Center, South China Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1997-2002: Assistant Research Professor, Ecological Research Center, South China Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2005-2007: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Ecosystem Analysis and Modeling Lab, Nicholas School of Environmental and Earth Sciences, & Department of Biology, Duke University.
2002-2004: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Landscape Ecology and Modeling Lab, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University.
9/2014-10/2014: Visiting Scholar, The Semiarid Ecology and Global Change Lab, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain.
9/2010-12/2010: Visiting Scholar, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California-Riverside, CA, USA.
3/2000 – 2/2001: Visiting Scholar, Landscape Ecology and Modeling Laboratory, Department of Life Sciences, Arizona State University - West Campus, AZ, USA.
1999-2002: Ph. D., Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Science and South China Institute of Botany, CAS.
1994-1997: M.S., Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, China.
1990-1994: B.S., Department of Environmental Sciences, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, China.
2010, Scopus Young Researcher First Class Award for Climate Change Science. http://china.elsevier.com/ElsevierDNN/
2002, The Director’s Awards of Guangzhou Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000, Second Award of Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China.
1997, Top Ten Graduate Student Award" of Forestry Universities in China.
The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (NSFC-31425005), Soil Ecology. PI, 4,000,000 RMB, 01/2015-12/2019.
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-31290222), Regulatory mechanisms of soil microbes on the coupled cycling of carbon, water and nitrogen in forest ecosystems. PI, 4,900,000 RMB, 01/2013-12/2017.
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-31130011) and jointly by Key Projects of Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (S2012020011084), Response of soil processes to precipitation seasonality changes in subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. PI. 3,300,000 RMB. 01/2012-12/2016.
Major State Basic Research Development Program (973 Planning Program 2011CB403206), Scenario analysis on the carbon sequestration in natural forest and grassland ecosystem in China. Co-PI, 500,000 RMB. 01/2011-12/2015.
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-31070562), Influence of spatial composition and configuration on nutrient transfer in agro-forestry ecosystems. PI, 400,000 RMB. 01/2011~12/2012.
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-30870443), Modeling heterotrophic soil respiration based on microbial growth kinetics. PI, 410,000 RMB, 01/2009-12/2011.
Pilot Program of the CAS’s Knowledge Innovation Project (KSCX2-YW-Z-1024-03). “Responses of dominant plant species and soil microbial functional groups to changes in temperature and precipitation pattern in subtropical China”. PI, 300,000 RMB. 01/2010-12/2011.
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-30570274). Interactions between key ecosystem processes in heterogeneous landscapes. PI, 280,000 RMB. 01/2006-12/2008.
Fellowship for Young International Scientists Sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Variation of soil respiration along an existing urban to rural gradient research sites centered on Guangzhou. Co-PI with Dr. G. Darrel Jenerette at University of California-Riverside, 265,000 RMB. 10/2011-10/2013.
Guangdong Sci-Tech Program (2005B33302012), Restoration techniques for degraded island ecosystems and health evaluation”, PI, 180,000 RMB. 01/2006-12/2008.
Publications in English
1. Dan He#, Weijun Shen*, Jennifer Ebweine, Qian Zhao, Lijuan Ren, Qinglong L. Wu, 2017. Diversity and co-occurrence network of soil fungi are more responsive than those of bacteria to shifts in precipitation seasonality in a subtropical forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 115: 499-510.
2. Hui Wei#, Bertrand Guenet, Sara Vicca, Naoise Nunan, Han Asard, Hamada AbdElgawad, Weijun Shen* and Ivan A. Janssens. 2014. High clay content accelerates the decomposition of fresh organic matter in artificial soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 77: 100-108.
3. Hui Wei#, Bertrand Guenet, Sara Vicca, Naoise Nunan, Hamada AbdElgawad, Valérie Pouteau, Weijun Shen* and Ivan A. Janssens. 2014. Thermal acclimation of organic matter decomposition in an artificial forest soil is related to shifts in microbial community structure. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 71: 1-12.
4. Xiaoge Han#, Weijun Shen*, Jintong Zhang, Muller Christoph, 2018. Microbial adaptation to long-term N supply prevents large responses in N dynamics and N losses of a subtropical forest. Science of the Total Environment, 626: 1175-1187. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.132.
5. Jinhong He#, Leho Tedersoo, Ang Hu, Conghai Han, Dan He, Hui Wei, Min Jiao, Sten Anslan, Yanxia Nie,Yongxia Jia, Gengxing Zhang, Guirui Yu, Shirong Liu, Weijun Shen*, 2017. Greater diversity of soil fungal communities and distinguishable seasonal variation in the temperate deciduous forests compared with subtropical evergreen forests. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2017, 93, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix069.
6. Weijun Shen*, G. Darrel Jenerette, Dafeng Hui, Russell L. Scott, 2016. Precipitation legacy effects on dryland ecosystem carbon fluxes: direction, magnitude and biogeochemical carryovers. Biogeosciences, 13: 425-439, doi: 10.5194/bg-13-425-2016.
7. Weijun Shen*, Yongbiao Lin, G. Darrel Jenerette, Jianguo Wu, 2011. Blowing litter across a landscape: effects on ecosystem nutrient flux and implications for landscape management. Landscape Ecology, 26: 629-644.
8. Weijun Shen*, James F. Reynolds, Dafeng Hui, 2009. Responses of dryland soil respiration and soil carbon pool size to abrupt versus gradual and individual versus combined changes in soil temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric [CO2]: a simulation analysis. Global Change Biology, 15：2274-2294.
9. Weijun Shen*, Jianguo Wu, Nancy Grimm, Diana Hope, 2008. Effects of urbanization-induced environmental changes on ecosystem functioning in the Phoenix metropolitan region, USA. Ecosystems, 11:138-155.
10. Weijun Shen, G. Darrel Jenerette, Jianguo Wu*, and Robert H Gardner, 2004. Evaluating empirical scaling relations of pattern metrics with simulated landscapes, Ecography, 27：459-469.
11. Yanxia Nie#, Mengchen Wang, Wei Zhang, Zhuang Ni, Yasuyuki Hashidoko, Weijun Shen*, 2018. Ammonium nitrogen content is a dominant predictor of bacterial community composition in an acidic forest soil with exogenous nitrogen enrichment. Science of the Total Environment, 624: 407-415.
12. Dafeng Hui, Chih-Li Yu, Qi Deng, E. Kudjo Dzantor, Suping Zhou, Sam Dennis, Roger Sauve, Terrance L. Johnson, Philip A Fay, Weijun Shen, Yiqi Luo, 2018. Effects of precipitation changes on switchgrass photosynthesis, growth, and biomass: a mesocosm experiment. PLoS ONE, in press.
13. Jie Chen#, Guoliang Xiao#, Yakov Kuzyakov, Darrel Jenerette, Ying Ma, Wei Liu, Zhengfeng Wang, Weijun Shen*, 2017. Soil nitrogen transformation responses to seasonal precipitation changes are regulated by changes in functional microbial abundance in a subtropical forest. Biogeosciences, 14, 2513-2525, doi:10.5194/bg-14-2513-2017.
14. Qian Zhao#, Shuguang Jian, Naoise Nunan, Fernando T. Maestre, Leho Tedersoo, Jinhong He, Hui Wei, Xiangping Tan, and Weijun Shen *, 2017. Altered precipitation seasonality impacts the dominant fungal but rare bacterial taxa in subtropical forest soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 53(2): 231-245.
15. Weiping Zhou#, Weijun Shen*, Yue Li, Dafeng Hui, 2017. Interactive effects of temperature and moisture on soil microbial community composition. European Journal of Soil Science, 25Oct2017, doi: 10.1111/ejss.12488.
16. Yanting Hu#, Ping Zhao, Weijun Shen, Liwei Zhu, Guangyan Ni, Xiuhua Zhao, Zhenzhen Zhang, Xingquan Rao, Lei Ouyang, Xiaomin Zeng, Dan Sun, Yongbiao Lin, 2017. Responses of tree transpiration and growth to seasonal rainfall redistribution in a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest. Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s10021-017-0185-1.
17. Xiangping Tan#, Ziqaun Wang, Guannan Lu, Wenxiang He, Gehong Wei, Feng Huang, Xinlan Xu, Weijun Shen, 2017. Kinetics of soil dehydrogenase in response to exogenous Cd toxicity. Journal of Hazardous Materials, doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.01.055.
18. Xiangping Tan#, Megan B. Machmuller, Ziquan Wang, Xudong Li, Wenxiang He*, M. Francesca Cotrufo, Weijun Shen*. Temperature enhances the affinity of soil alkaline phosphatase to Cd. Chemosphere, in press.
19. Hui Wei#, Xiaomei Chen, Jinhong He, Jiaen Zhang, Weijun Shen*, 2017. Exogenous nitrogen addition reduces temperature sensitivity of soil microbial respiration without altering microbial community composition. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 2382, 1-13, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02382.
20. Jie Chen#, Yanxia Nie, Wei Liu, Zhengfeng Wang, Weijun Shen*, 2017. Ammonia-oxidizing archaea are more resistant than denitrifiers to seasonal precipitation changes in an acidic subtropical forest soil. Frontiers in Microbiology, 24July2017, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01384.
21. Yuanwen Kuang, Yimin Xu, Lingling Zhang, Enqing Hou, Weijun Shen*, 2017. Dominant trees in a subtropical forest respond to drought mainly via adjusting tissue soluble sugar or proline content. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8 (May 15), doi: 10. 3389/fpls.2017.00802.
22. Jianguo Gao, Ping Zhao, Weijun Shen, Xingquan Rao, Yanting Hu, 2017. Physiological homeostasis and morphological plasticity of two tree species subjected to precipitation seasonal distribution changes. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 25: 1-19.
23. Jennifer Eberwein#, Weijun Shen and Darrel Jenerette, 2017. Michaelis-Menten kinetics of soil respiration feedbacks to nitrogen deposition and climate change in subtropical forests. Scientific Reports, 7: 1752, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01941-8.
24. Weiping Zhou#, Jinhong He, Dafeng Hui, and Weijun Shen*, 2017. Quantifying the short-term dynamics of soil organic carbon decomposition using a power function model. Ecological Processes, 6, 10, DOI: 10.1186/s13717-017-0077-5.
25. Yanting Hu#, Jianguo Gao, Ping Zhao*, Weijun Shen, Peiqiang Zhao, Liwei Zhu, Guangyan Ni, Junfeng Niu, Lei Ouyang, 2017. Water transport of native and exotic tree species in relation to xylem anatomical characteristics in low subtropical China. Journal of Plant Ecology, (Feb 2017), doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtx010.
26. Qi Deng#, Sadiye Aras#, Chih-Li Yu, E. Kudjo Dzantor, Philip A. Fay, Yiqi Luo, Weijun Shen, and Dafeng Hui*, 2017. Effects of precipitation changes on aboveground net primary production and soil respiration in a switchgrass field. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 248: 29-37.
27. Chih-Li Yu, Dafeng Hui*, Qi Deng, E. Kudjo Dzantor, Philip A Fay, Weijun Shen, and Yiqi Luo, 2017. Responses of switchgrass soil respiration and its components to precipitation gradient in a mesocosm study. Plant and Soil, doi: 10.1007/s11104-017-3370-2.
28. Hui Liu, Bo Hu, Yuesi Wang, Guangren Liu, Liqin Tang, Dongshen Ji, Yongfei Bai, Weikai Bao, Xin Chen, Yunming Chen, Weixin Ding, Xiaozeng Han, Fei He, Hui Huang, Zhenying Huang, Xinrong Li, Yan Li, Wenzhao Liu, Luxiang Lin, Zhu Ouyang, Zhu Ouyang, Boqiang Qin, Weijun Shen, Yanjun Shen, Hongxin Su, Changchun Song, Bo Sun, Song Sun, Anzhi Wang, Genxu Wang, Huimin Wang, Silong Wang, Wenxue Wei, Ping Xie, Zongqiang Xie, Xiaoyuan Yan, Fanjiang Zeng, Fawei Zhang, Yangjian Zhang, Chengyi Zhao, Wenzhi Zhao, Xueyong Zhao, Guoyi Zhou, Bo Zhu. 2017. Two ultraviolet radiation datasets that cover China. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 34(7): 805-815.
29. Jianguo Gao, Ping Zhao, Weijun Shen, Junfeng Niu, Liwei Zhu, Guangyan Ni, 2015. Biophysical limits to responses of water flux to vapor pressure deficit in seven tree species with contrasting land use regimes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200: 258-269.
30. Guangcun Hao#, Qianlai Zhuang, Qing Zhu, Yujie He, Zhenong Jin, Weijun Shen, 2015. Quantifying microbial ecophysiological effects on the carbon fluxes of forest ecosystems over the conterminous United States. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-015-1490-3.
31. Hui Wei#, Guoliang Xiao, Bertrand Guenet, Ivan A. Janssens and Weijun Shen*, 2015a. Soil microbial community composition does not predominantly determine the variance of heterotrophic soil respiration across four subtropical forests. Scientific Reports, 5, Doi: 10.1038/srep07854.
32. Hui Wei#, Xiaomei Chen, Guoliang Xiao, Bertrand Guenet, Sara Vicca, and Weijun Shen*, 2015b. Are variations in heterotrophic soil respiration related to changes in substrate availability and microbial biomass carbon in the subtropical forests? Scientific Reports, 5: 18370, doi: 10.1038/srep18370.
33. Jie Chen#, Hui Zhang, Wei Liu, Juyu Lian, Wanhui Ye, Weijun Shen*, 2015. Spatial distribution patterns of ammonia-oxidizing archaea abundance in subtropical forests at early and late successional stages. Scientific Reports, 5, 16587, doi:10.1038/srep16587.
34. Wei Zhang#, Weijun Shen#(Co-first author), Shidan Zhu, Shiqiang Wan, Junhua Yan, Keya Wang, Huitang Dai, Peixue Li, Keyuan Dai, Weixin Zhang, Zhanfeng Liu, Faming Wang, Yuanwen Kuang, Zhian Li, Yongbiao Lin, Xingquan Rao, Jiong Li, Bi Zou, Xian Cai, Jiangming Mo, Ping Zhao, Qing Ye, Jianguo Huang, Shenglei Fu, 2015. CAN canopy addition of nitrogen better illustrate the effects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on forest ecosystems. Scientific Reports, 5: doi: 10.1038/srep11245.
35. Weiping Zhou#, Dafeng Hui, and Weijun Shen*, 2014. Effects of soil moisture on the temperature sensitivity of soil heterotrophic respiration: A laboratory incubation study. PLoS ONE, 9(3): e92531. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092531.
36. Wei Zhang#, Xiaomin Li, Tongxu Liu, Fangbai Li, Weijun Shen, 2014. Competitive reduction of nitrate and iron oxides by Shewanella putrefaciens 200 under anoxic conditions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 445: 97-104.
37. Tongxu Liu, Wei Zhang#, Xiaomin Li, Fangbai Li, Weijun Shen, 2014. Kinetics of competitive reduction of nitrate and iron oxides by Aeromonas hydrophila HS01. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 78: 1903-1912.
38. Dafeng Hui, Jun Wang, Weijun Shen, Xuan Le, E. Nwaneri, P. Ganter, Hai Ren, 2014. Near isometric biomass partitioning in forest ecosystems of China. PLoS ONE, 9（1）: e86550.
39. Linjun Li, Hongfang Lu, Daivd R. Tilley, Hai Ren, Weijun Shen, 2013. The maximum empower principle: An invisible hand controlling the self-organizing development of forest plantations in south China. Ecological Indicators, 29: 278-292.
40. Weijun Shen*, Huili Ren, Darrel Jenerette, Dafeng Hui, Hai Ren. 2013. Atmospheric deposition and canopy exchange of anions and cations in two plantation forests under acid rain influence. Atmospheric Environment, 2013, 64: 242-250.
41. Darrel Jenerette, Weijun Shen, 2012. Experimental landscape ecology. Landscape Ecology, 27: 1237-1248.
42. Weijun Shen*, G. Darrel Jenerret, Dafeng Hui, Rich Phillips, Hai Ren, 2008. Effects of changing precipitation regimes on dryland soil respiration and C pool dynamics at rainfall event, seasonal and interannual scales. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113, G03024, doi: 10.1029/2008JG000685.
43. Weijun Shen, Jianguo Wu, Paul R. Kemp, James F. Reynolds, Nancy B. Grimm. 2005. Simulating the dynamics of primary productivity of a Sonoran ecosystem: Model parameterization and validation. Ecological Modelling, 189: 1–24.
44. Jianguo Wu, Weijun Shen, Weizhong Sun and Paul T. Tueller, 2002. Empirical patterns of the effects of changing scale on landscape metrics. Landscape Ecology, 17: 761-782.
45. Dafeng Hui, Jun Wang, Xuan Le, Weijun Shen, Hai Ren. 2012. Influences of biotic and abiotic factors on the relationship between tree productivity and biomass in China. Forest Ecology and Management, 264: 72-80.
46. Jianguo Wu, Alex Buyantuyev, G. Darrel Jenerette, Jenifer Litteral, Weijun Shen. 2011. Quantifying Spatiotemporal Patterns and Ecological Effects of Urbanization: A Multiscale Landscape Approach. In: Matthias Richter and Ulrike Weiland (eds). Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework, Blackwell. Pp 35-53.
47. Shuguang Jian, Weijun Shen, Zhongyi Yang, 2009. Enhanced adaptability of Sesbania rostrata to Pb/Zn tailings via stem nodulation. Journal of Environmental Sciences - China, 21: 1135-1141.
48. Hai Ren, Hongfang Lu, Weijun Shen, Charlie Huang, Qinfeng Guo, Zhian Li, Shuguang Jian, 2009. Sonneratia apetala Buch. Han in the mangrove ecosystems of China: An invasive species or restoration species? Ecological Engineering, 35: 1243-1248.
49. Jinping Zhang, Hai Ren, Weijun Shen, Shuguang Jian, Fanghong Xu, 2008. Community composition, species diversity and population biomass of the Gaoqiao mangrove forest in Southern China. In: Jose R. Herrera (ed.) International Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration. Nova Science Publishers. Pp. 177-189.
50. Hai Ren, Shuguang Jian, Hongfang Lu, Qianmei Zhang, Weijun Shen, Weidong Han, Zuoyun Yin, Qinfeng Guo. 2008. Restoration of mangrove plantations and colonization by native species in Leizhou bay, South China. Ecological Research， 23: 401–407.
51. Weijun Shen*, Hai Ren, Yongbiao Lin, Minghui Li. 2007. Element fluxes and budgets of a plantation embedded in an agroforestry landscape: Implication for landscape management and sustainability. In: Sun-Kee Hong Nobukazu Nakagoshi, Bojie Fu, Yukihiro Morimoto, eds, Landscape Ecological Applications in Man-Influenced Areas: Linking Man and Nature Systems. Springer-verlag, GX Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pp. 273-290.
52. Hai Ren, Zhian Li, Weijun Shen, Zuoyue Yu, Shaolin Peng, Conghui Liao, Mingmao Ding, Jianguo Wu, 2007. Changes in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning during the restoration of a tropical forest in south China. Science in China Series C: Life Sciences, 50 (1): 1-8.
53. Hai Ren, Weijun Shen, Hongfang Lu, Xiangyin Wen, and Shuguang Jian, 2007. Degraded ecosystems in China: Status, causes, and restoration efforts. Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 3: 1-13.
54. Qiong Gao, Shaolin Peng, Ping Zhao, Xiaoping Zeng, Xian Cai, Mei Yu, Weijun Shen, Yinghui Liu，2003. Explanation of vegetation succession in subtropical southern China based on ecophysiological characteristics of plant species. Tree Physiology, 23: 641-648.
55. Qiong Gao, Ping Zhao, Xiaoping Zeng, Xian Cai, and Weijun Shen. 2002. A model of stomatal conductance to quantify the relationship between leaf transpiration, microclimate and soil water stress. Plant, Cell and Environment, 25:1373-1381.
Publications in Chinese
1. Shen Weijun, 2003. Water and heat environment changes in the process of vegetation restoration on tropical uncovered land and sub-tropical abandoned grassland of southern China. In: Peng Shaolin, Principles and practice of restoration ecology in tropical and sub-tropical China. Beijing: Science Press. Pp.101-171. (In Chinese with English abstract)
2. Shen weijun, Peng Shaolin, Wu Jianguo, Lin Yongbiao, 2003. Simulation studies on carbon and nitrogen accumulation and its allocation pattern in forest ecosystems of Heshan in Low subtropical China. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 27(5): 690-699. (In Chinese with English abstract)
3. Shen Weijun, Wu Jianguo, Lin Yongbiao, Ren Hai and Li Qinfen. 2003. Effects of changing grain size on landscape pattern analysis. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 23(12):10-23. (In Chinese with English abstract)
4. Shen Weijun, Wu Jianguo, Ren Hai, Lin Yongbiao and Li Minghui. 2003. Effects of changing spatial extent on landscape pattern analysis. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 23(11):20-32. (In Chinese with English abstract)
5. Shen Weijun, Peng Shaolin, Zhou Guoyi, Lin Yongbiao and Ren Hai, 2000. Hydrological properties and water balance of grassland ecosystem in Heshan hillyland. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica, 24(2): 162-168. (In Chinese with English abstract)
6. Shen Weijun, Peng Shaolin, Zhou Guoyi, Lin Yongbiao & Li Zhian. 2001. Ecohydrological functions of litter in man-made Acacia mangium and Pinus elliotii plantations. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 21(5) 846~850. (In Chinese with English abstract)
7. Shen Weijun, Zhou Guoyi, Peng Shaolin, Yu Zuoyue, Lin Yongbiao and Zeng Youte, 1999. Surface runoff in five ecosystems of Heshan subtropical hilly land. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 7(4): 273-281. (In Chinese with English abstract)
8. Shen Weijun, Peng Shaolin and Zhang Shuoxin. 2000. Studies on the xylem draught-tolerant characteristics of three draught-tolerant tree species. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 19(6): 1-6. (In Chinese with English abstract)
9. Shen Weijun and Zhang Shuoxin, 2002. Ecophysiological response of Woody Plants to Water Stress: Xylem cavitation and embolization. In: Wu, J. and X. Han (eds). Lectures in Modern Ecology: From Basic Science to Environmental Issues. Chinese Science and Technology Press, Beijing. P95-109. (In Chinese)
1. Weijun Shen, Interactive effects of multiple global change factors on dryland soil respiration. Dr. Dafeng Hui’s Training Seminar for TSU students via a NSF Project. Tennessee State University, Nov. 11, 2010.
2. Weijun Shen, Dryland responses to interactive climate and CO2 changes. Departmental Seminar, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of Callifornia-Riverside. Oct. 4, 2010.
3. Weijun Shen, Jenerette G. D, Wu J, and Gardner R H, 2004. Evaluating empirical scaling relations of pattern metrics with simulated landscapes. Oral presentation. The 19th Annual Symposium. International Association for Landscape Ecology, United States Regional Association (US-IALE). March 30-April 2, 2004. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. www.usiale.org/lasvegas2004/.
4. Weijun Shen, Wu J，Reynolds J F，and Grimm N B. 2004. Simulating the dynamics of primary productivity of a Sonoran ecosystem: Model parameterization and validation. Central Ariaona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER): Sixth Annual Poster Symposium. February 23, 2004. Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Arizona Sate University. Arizona, USA.
5. Weijun Shen, Jianguo Wu, Nancy B Grimm, and James F Reynolds. 2004. Effects of urbanization-induced environmental changes on the structure and function of a Sonoran desert ecosystem: Simulation experiments with the PALS model. Oral Presentation. The 6th International Symposium on Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Changes: From Molecular Biology to Plant Production and Ecosystem. October 19-22. Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0032, Japan. http://apgc2004.en.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp.
6. Weijun Shen. Effects of landscape pattern on biogeochemical processes. 2009 Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of Chinese, Aug., 2009. Beijing.
7. Weijun Shen, Yongbiao Lin. Wind-blown element transfer across spatially heterogeneous landscape. The 6th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Landscape Ecology. Dec. 21-23, 2009. Chendu, China.
Editorial Board Member, Landscape Ecology, 2012-.
Faculty Member, F1000 Prime, http://f1000.com/prime . 10/2013-.
Editorial Board Member, Advances in Environmental Protection, 2012- .
Editorial Board Member, Acta Ecologica Sinica (International Journal), 2011-.
Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Ecology, 2015-.
Journal Referee: Global Change Biology, Ecosystems, Ecological Modelling. Biogeosciences, Ecological Research, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Plant and Soil, Acta Ecologica Sinica, Chinese Journal of Ecology, Journal of Tropical and subtropical Botany.