Rui, Y., Goller, B., & Kladivko, E. J. (2024). Long‐term crop yield benefits of subsurface drainage on poorly drained soils. Agronomy Journal. 2024:1-12.

Duan, X., Rui, Y., Xia, Y., Hu, Y., Ma, C., Qiao, H., ... & Chen, X. (2024). Higher microbial C use efficiency in paddy than in adjacent upland soils: evidence from continental scale. Soil and Tillage Research, 235, 105891.

Dhakal, M., Rui, Y., Benson, A. R., Hinson, P. O., Delate, K., Afshar, R. K., ... & Smith, A. (2024). Cover crop management strategies affect weeds and profitability of organic no-till soybean. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 39, e3.

Duan, X., Gunina, A., Rui, Y., Xia, Y., Hu, Y., Ma, C., ... & Chen, X. (2024). Contrasting processes of microbial anabolism and necromass formation between upland and paddy soils across regional scales. Catena, 239, 107902.


Zhang, C., Sun, L., Rui, Y., Li, Y., Luo, Y., Xu, M., & Cai, A. (2023). Do not ignore the effects of phosphorus and potassium addition on microbial carbon use efficiency. Global Change Biology.

Zhu, X., Xie, H., Masters, M. D., Rui, Y., Luo, Y., He, H., ... & Liang, C. (2023). Microorganisms, their residues, and soil carbon storage under a continuous maize cropping system with eight years of variable residue retention. Applied Soil Ecology, 187, 104846.

Pearsons KA, Chase C, Omondi EC, Zinati G, Smith A and Rui Y* (2023). Reducing tillage does not affect the long-term profitability of organic or conventional field crop systems. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6, 684. (* Corresponding author)

Tang L, Xue K, Pang Z, Jiang L, Zhang B, Wang W, Rui Y... and Wang Y (2023). Plant Community Associates with Rare Rather than Abundant Fungal Taxa in Alpine Grassland Soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, e01862-22.

Pearsons KA, Omondi EC, Zinati G, Smith A and Rui Y* (2023). A tale of two systems: Does reducing tillage affect soil health differently in long-term, side-by-side conventional and organic agricultural systems? Soil and Tillage Research, 226, 105562. (* Corresponding author) 


Cai A, Han T, Ren T, Sanderman J, Rui Y, Wang B ... and Xu M (2022). Reply to Simpson et al.: Short-term no tillage reduces soil carbon stocks but longer duration can alleviate the initial decline. Geoderma, 116308.

Hu M, Zhang F, Li G, Ruan H, Li X, Zhong L ... and Rui Y* (2022). Falsochrobactrum tianjinense sp. nov., a New Petroleum-Degrading Bacteria Isolated from Oily Soils. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11833. (* Corresponding author)

Rui Y*, Jackson RD, Cotrufo MF, Sanford GR, Spiesman BJ, Deiss L... and Ruark MD (2022). Reply to Lajtha and Silva: Agriculture and soil carbon persistence of grassland-derived Mollisols. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(30), e2204142119. (* Corresponding author)

Rui Y*, Jackson RD, Cotrufo MF, Sanford GR, Spiesman BJ, Deiss L... and Ruark MD (2022). Reply to Chen et al.: Soil organic carbon stocks and persistence of surface 30 cm of Mollisols. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(28), e2204140119. (* Corresponding author)

Cai A, Han T, Ren T, Sanderman J, Rui Y, Wang B... and Xu M (2022). Declines in soil carbon storage under no tillage can be alleviated in the long run. Geoderma, 425, 116028.

Sanford GR, Jackson RD, Rui Y and Kucharik CJ (2022). Land use-land cover gradient demonstrates the importance of perennial grasslands with intact soils for building soil carbon in the fertile Mollisols of the North Central US. Geoderma.

Rui Y*, Jackson RD, Cotrufo MF, Sanford GR, Spiesman BJ, Deiss L, Culman SW, Liang C and Ruark MD (2022). Persistent soil carbon enhanced in Mollisols by well-managed grasslands but not annual grain or dairy forage cropping systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(7). (* Corresponding author)

Rieke EL, Cappellazzi SB, Cope M…Rui Y…. and Honeycutt CW (2022). Linking soil microbial community structure to potential carbon mineralization: A continental scale assessment of reduced tillage. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 108618.

Bagnall DK, Morgan CL, Cope M…Rui Y…and Honeycutt CW (2022). Carbon-sensitive pedotransfer functions for plant available water. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 86(3), 612-629.

Zhong L, Li G, Qing J, Li J, Xue J, Yan B, ... and Rui Y* (2022). Biochar can reduce N2O production potential from rhizosphere of fertilized agricultural soils by suppressing bacterial denitrification. European Journal of Soil Biology, 109, 103391. (* Corresponding author)

Pearsons KA, Omondi EC, Heins BJ, Zinati G, Smith A and Rui Y* (2022). Reducing tillage affects long-term yields but not grain quality of maize, soybeans, oats, and wheat produced in three contrasting farming systems. Sustainability, 14(2), 631. (* Corresponding author)

Tian Y, Wang Q, Gao W, Luo Y, Rui Y and Zhang W (2022). Organic amendments facilitate soil carbon sequestration via organic carbon accumulation and mitigation of inorganic carbon loss. Land Degradation & Development. (DOI: 10.1002/ldr.4248). 


Prescott CE, Rui Y, Cotrufo MF and Grayston SJ (2021). Managing plant surplus carbon to generate soil organic matter in regenerative agriculture. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 76(6), 99A-104A.

Chen X, Hu Y, Xia Y, Zheng S, Ma C, Rui Y and Su Y (2021). Contrasting pathways of carbon sequestration in paddy and upland soils. Global Change Biology, 27(11), 2478-2490.

Sanderman J, Savage K, Dangal SR, Duran G, Rivard C, Cavigelli MA, Rui Y and Stewart C (2021). Can agricultural management induced changes in soil organic carbon be detected using mid-infrared spectroscopy? Remote Sensing, 13(12), 2265.

Gao W, Reed SC, Munson SM, Rui Y, Fan W, Zheng Z, ... and Hao Y (2021). Responses of soil extracellular enzyme activities and bacterial community composition to seasonal stages of drought in a semiarid grassland. Geoderma, 401, 115327.

Xia Y, Chen X, Zheng S, Gunina A, Ning Z, Hu Y, Rui Y, ... and Su Y (2021). Manure application accumulates more nitrogen in paddy soils than rice straw but less from fungal necromass. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 319, 107575.

Song Y, Li J, Zhong L, Xue J, Li G, Qing J, Rui Y... and Li FY (2021). Short-term grazing rather than mowing stimulates N2O production potential through enhancing the bacterial pathway in semiarid grasslands. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 1-11.

Zheng S, Xia Y, Hu Y, Chen X, Rui Y, Gunina A, ... and Kuzyakov Y (2021). Stoichiometry of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in soil: Effects of agricultural land use and climate at a continental scale. Soil and Tillage Research, 209, 104903.

Jiang L, Wang S, Pang Z, Wang C, Meng F, Lan Z, ... Rui Y and Wang Y (2021). Abiotic and biotic controls of soil dissolved organic nitrogen along a precipitation gradient on the Tibetan plateau. Plant and Soil, 459(1), 65-78. 


West JR, Cates AM, Ruark MD, Deiss L, Whitman T and Rui Y (2020) Winter rye does not increase microbial necromass contributions to soil organic carbon in continuous corn silage in North Central US. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 148, 107899.

Ye Y, Rui Y, Zeng Z, He X, Wang K and Zhao J (2020) Responses of soil nematode community to monoculture or mixed culture of a grass and a legume forage species in China. Pedosphere, 30(6), 791-800.

Rui Y, Sanford GR, Hedtcke JL and Ruark MD (2020) Legacy effects of liquid dairy manure in grain production systems. Agricultural Systems, 181, 102825.

Xu H, Liu K, Zhang W, Rui Y, Zhang J, Wu L, Colinet G, Huang Q, Chen X and Xu M (2020) Long-term fertilization and intensive cropping enhance carbon and nitrogen accumulated in soil clay-sized particles of red soil in South China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 20(4), 1824-1833.

Chen X, Xia Y, Rui Y, Ning Z, Hu Y, Tang H, He H, Li H, Kuzyakov Y, Ge T, Wu J and Su Y (2020) Microbial carbon use efficiency, biomass turnover, and necromass accumulation in paddy soil depending on fertilization. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 292, 106816.

Rui Y, Ruark MD, Andraski TW and Bundy LG (2019) Polymer-coated UREA use for corn on irrigated sandy soil. Crops and Soils, 52(5), 4-8.

Che R, Wang S, Wang Y, Xu Z, Wang W, Rui Y and Cui X (2019) Total and active soil fungal community profiles were significantly altered by six years of warming but not by grazing. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 139, 107611.

Rui Y, Ruark MD, Andraski TW and Bundy LG (2019) Assessing the benefit of polymer-coated urea for corn production on irrigated sandy soils. Agronomy Journal, 111:1-9.

Tang L, Zhong L, Xue K, Wang S, Xu Z, Lin Q, Luo C, Rui Y, Li X, Li M and Liu WT (2019) Warming counteracts grazing effects on the functional structure of the soil microbial community in a Tibetan grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 134:113-121

Jiang L, Wang S, Pang Z, Xu X, Kardol P, Li Y, Zhang L, Wang Y, Zhong L, Lan Z, Hill PW, Zhang Z, Luo C, Rui Y, Ning D and Jones DL (2018) Plant organic N uptake maintains species dominance under long-term warming. Plant and Soil, 433: 243-255.

Cai A, Liang G, Zhang X, Zhang W, Li L, Rui Y, Xu M and Luo Y (2018). Long-term straw decomposition in agro-ecosystems described by a unified three-exponentiation equation with thermal time. Science of the Total Environment, 636: 699-708.

Chen X, Rui Y, Ge T and Su Y (2018). Lignin and cellulose dynamics with straw incorporation in two contrasting cropping soils. Scientific Reports, 8: 1633.

Rui Y, Gleeson DB, Murphy DV and Hoyle FC (2017). Responses of microbial biomass and CO2-C loss to different wetting patterns are temperature dependent in a semi-arid soil. Scientific Reports, 7: 13032.

Zhong L, Zhou X, Wang Y, Li FY, Zhou S, Bai Y and Rui Y (2017). Mixed grazing and clipping is beneficial to ecosystem recovery but may increase potential N2O emissions in a semi-arid grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 114: 42-51. ( Corresponding author)

Rui Y, Murphy DV, Wang X and Hoyle FC (2016). Microbial respiration, but not biomass, responded linearly to increasing light fraction organic matter input: Consequences for carbon sequestration. Scientific Reports, 6: 35496.

Bao X, Zhu X, Chang X, Wang S, Xu B, Luo C, Zhang Z, Wang Q, Rui Y and Cui X (2016). Effects of soil temperature and moisture on soil respiration on the Tibetan Plateau. PloS ONE, 11: e0165212.

Creamer CA, Jones DL, Baldock JA, Rui Y, Murphy DV, Hoyle FC and Farrell M (2016). Is the fate of glucose-derived carbon more strongly driven by nutrient availability, soil texture, or microbial biomass size? Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 103: 201-212.

Jiang L, Wang S, Pang Z, Wang C, Kardol P, Zhou X, Rui Y, Chun Lan Z, Wang Y and Xu X (2016). Grazing modifies inorganic and organic nitrogen uptake by coexisting plant species in alpine grassland. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 52: 211-221.

Yang W, Zheng Y, Gao C, He X, Ding Q, Kim Y, Rui Y, Wang S and Guo L (2013). The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community response to warming and grazing differs between soil and roots on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. PloS ONE, 8: e76447.

Rui Y, Wang Y, Chen C, Zhou X, Wang S, Xu Z, Duan J, Kang X, Lu S and Luo C (2012). Warming and grazing increased mineralization of organic P in an alpine meadow of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. Plant and Soil, 357:73-87.

Wang S, Duan J, Xu G, Wang Y, Zhang Z, Rui Y, Luo C and Zhao X (2012). Effects of warming and grazing on soil N availability, species composition and ANPP in alpine meadow. Ecology, 93:2365-2376.

Rui Y, Wang S, Xu Z, Wang Y, Chen C, Zhou X, Kang X, Lu S, Hu Y, Lin Q and Luo C (2011). Warming and grazing affect soil labile carbon and nitrogen pools differently in an alpine meadow of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau in China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11:903-914.