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Jinhong Guan

Postdoc Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Experimentation
room: C1.004 (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576240
fax: +49 3641 577200
email: jguan(at)

Research Interests:

  • carbon flux and ecosystem functional properties under changing nutrient conditions (in particular N and P)
  • total belowground carbon allocation
  • forest ecosystem carbon and how they respond to global and regional changing factors (e.g. land use, climate change and biological factors)
  • stechiometry (particular C N P) dynamics of vegetation and soil in different age classes forests

My Work at BGI


  • MANIP (MAnipulation NItrogen and Phosporous)
  • SMANIE (Small-scale MANIpulation Experiment)


Guan JH, Deng L, Zhang JG, He QY, Shi WY, Li GQ, Du S. 2019.Soil organic carbon density and its driving factors in forest ecosystems across a northwestern province in China. Geoderma,352(2019):1-12.

Yue JW, Guan JH, Yan MJ, Zhang JG, Deng L, Li GQ, Du S. 2018. Biomass carbon density in natural oak forests with different climate conditions and stand ages in northwest China. Journal of Forest Research, 23(6): 354-362.

Yue JW, Guan JH, Deng L, Zhang JG, Li GQ, Du S. 2018. Allocation pattern and accumulation potential of carbon stock in natural spruce forests in northwest China. PeerJ, 6: e4859.

Shi WY, Du Sheng, Morinae J C., Guan JH, Wang KB, Ma MG, Yamanaka N, Tateno R. 2017. Physical and biogeochemical controls on soil respiration along a topographical gradient in a semiarid forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 247:1-11.

Migliavacca M, Perez-Priego O, Rossini M, El-Madany TS, MorenoG, Van der Tol C, Rascher U, Berninger A, Bessenbacher V, Carrara A, Fava F, Guan JH, Hammer TW, Henkel K, Juarez-Alcalde E, Julitta T, Kolle O, Martín MP, Musavi T, Pacheco-Labrador J, Pérez-Burgueño A ,Wutzler T, Zaehle S, Reichstein M. 2017. Plant functional traits and canopy structure control the relationship between photosynthetic CO2 uptake and far-red sun-induced fluorescence in a Mediterranean grassland under different nutrient availability. New Phytologist, 214(3):1078-1091.

Song BL, Yan MJ, Hou H, Guan JH, Shi WY, Li GQ, Du S. 2016. Distribution of soil carbon and nitrogen in two typical forests in the semiarid region of the Loess Plateau, China. Catena, 143: 159-166.

Guan JH, Zhou HS, Deng L, Zhang JG, Du S. 2015. Forest carbon storage estimated from multiple Inventories over the past 30 years in a western province in China: implications from the age structure of major forest types. Journal of Forestry Research, 26(4): 887-896.

Perez-Priego O, Guan JH, Rossini M, Fava F, Wutzler T, Moreno G, Carvalhais N, Carrara A, Kolle O, Julitta T, Schrumpf M, Reichstein M, Migliavacca M. 2015. Sun-induced Chlorophyll fluorescence and PRI improve remote sensing GPP estimates under varying nutrient availability in a typical Mediterranean savanna ecosystem. Biogeosciences, 12: 1-17.

Wingate L, Ogée J, Cremonese E, Filippa G, Mizunuma T, Migliavacca M, Moisy C, Wilkinson M, Moureaux C, Wohlfahrt G, Hammerle A, Hörtnagl L, Gimeno C, Porcar-Castell A, Galvagno M, Nakaji T, Morison J, Kolle O, Knohl A, Kutsch W, Kolari P, Nikinmaa E, Ibrom A, Gielen B, Eugster W, Balzarolo M, Papale D, Klumpp K, Köstner B, Grünwald T, Joffre R, Ourcival JM, Hellstrom M, Lindroth A, George C, Longdoz B, Genty B, Levula J, Heinesch B, Sprintsin M, Yakir D, Manise T, Guyon D, Ahrends H, Plaza-Aguilar A, Guan JH, Grace J. 2015. Observing canopy development and physiology using the EUROPhen camera network at flux sites. Biogeosciences. 12, 5995-6015.

Zhang JG, Guan JH, Shi WY, Yamanaka N, Sheng D. 2014. Interannual variation in stand transpiration estimated by sap flow measurements in semiarid black locust plantation, Loess Plateau, China. Ecohydrology. 8: 137-147.

Deng L, Zhang WH, Guan JH, 2014. Seed rain and community diversity of Liaotung oak (Quercus liaotungensis Koidz) in Shaanxi, northwest China. Ecological Engineering. 67: 107-111.

Shi WY, Yan MJ, Zhang JG, Guan JH, Sheng D. 2014. Soil CO2 emissions from five different types of land use on the semiarid Loess Plateau of China, with emphasis on the contribution of winter soil respiration. Atmospheric Environment. 88:74–82.

Publications in Chinese with English abstract in recent two years:

Guan JH, Du S, Cheng JM, Wu CR, Li GQ, Deng L, Zhang JG, He QY, Shi WY. 2016. Current stocks and rate of sequestration of forest carbon in Gansu Province, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology. 40(4): 304–317.

Guan JH, Zhang KD, Deng L, Zhang JG, He QY, Du S. 2016. Soil organic carbon and relationships with species diversity in pedigreed spruce at natural forests and plantations scale. Research of Soil and Water Conservation. 23(2): 49-54.

Cheng RR, Guan JH, Zhang JG, He QY, Deng L, Hou H, Li GQ, Du S. 2017. Carbon storage and sequestration potential of five typical plantation ecosystems in Gansu Province, China. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology. 28(4). doi: 10.13287/j.1001-9332.201704.022

Niu CM, Guan JH, Cheng RR, Li GQ, Wu CR, Cheng JM, Du S. 2017. Ecosystem carbon densities of Robinia pseudoacacia plantations and influencing factots in the middle and western Loess Plateau. Acta Ecologica Sinica. 37(15). doi:10.5846/stxb201604290824

Sun MM, Guan JH, Wu CR, Yue JW, Li GQ, Du S. 2017. Carbon storage of Pinus tabuliformis plantations that are approaching maturity at three sites across a precipitation gradient in western Loess Plateau. Acta Ecologica Sinica. 37(8. doi:10.5846/stxb201512232562

Lv JL, Yan MJ, Song BL, Guan JH, Shi WY, Du S. 2017. Ecological stoichiometry characteristics of soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in an oak forest and a black locus plantation in the Loess hilly region. Acta Ecologica Sinica. 37(10). Doi:10.5846/stxb201603120437.

Hou H, Zhang SZ, Guan JH, Du S. 2016. Accumulation of soil organic carbon and total nitrogen in Quercus aliena var.acuteserrata forests at different age stages in the Xiaolongshan Mountains, Gansu Province. Acta Ecologica Sinica. 36(24):1-9.

Song BL, Guan JH, Du S. 2016. Carbon and nitrogen densities and their allocation characteristics in a black locust plantation and an oak forest in the Loess hilly region. Research of Soil and Water Conservation. 23 (4): 55-59.

Book chapter:

He JF, Guan JH, Zhang WH. 2013. Land Use Change and Deforestation on the Loess Plateau, Restoration and Development of the Degraded Loess Plateau, China. Springer Press, Tokyo, Japan, 111-120.

Professional and Educational Background

  • 03/2019-present PostDoc at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
  • 07/2015-02/2017 PostDoc at Northwest A&F University
  • 11/2013-11/2014 Visiting PhD student at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
  • 09/2010-07/2015 PhD in Ecology, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yangling, China
  • 09/2017-07/2010 MS in Silviculture, Northwest A&F University,angling, China
  • 09/2003-07/2007 BS in Biotechnology, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China

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