HW 

Eco Research

Group

 

Dr. Yong He

Research Scientist

HW Eco Research Group

 Ph.D, professor

Institute of Environment and sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Current Research Interests

  • Crop modelling

  • Genetic by Environment by Management interaction of crop (G×E×M)

  • Crop physiology and agronomy

  • Agricultural Ecology

  • Mitigation and adaptation of agriculture to climate change

Working Experience

  • 2014/11-now   Professor, Institute of Environment and sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy  of  Agricultural Sciences, China

  • 2012/11-2014/11    Research Associate, Plant Biotechnology Institute - National Research Council Canada, Canada

  • 2010/10-2012/11    Postdoctoral Fellow, Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

  • 2006/9-2009/6        Graduate Teaching Assistant, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, China

Experience

  • 2005- Present, Lecturer, College of Grassland, Resource and environmental, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University.

  • 2010, Visitor, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.

  • 2010, Supervisor, Inner Mongolia Academy of carbon sink assessment, Inner Mongolia.

  • 2010, Trainer of Australia Project in Inner Mongolia.

  • 2009, Visitor, China Agricultural University, Beijing, P.R. China.

  • 2009, Visit Australia Farm Ranch, training the Inner Mongolia Herders.

  • 2006, Participated in the project of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Education

  • 2006/9─2010/6    Ph.D., College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, China, Soil Science (Advisors: Dr. Yuanfang Huang & Dr. Kelin Hu, Beijing, China)

  • 2007/10─2008/10    Visiting Ph.D student in Faculty of School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne, Australia, Soil Science (Advisor: Dr. Deli Chen, Melbourne, Australia)

  • 2004/9─2006/6    M.S., College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University,  China, Soil Science (Advisor: Dr. Kelin Hu, Beijing, China)

  • 2000/9─2004/6     B.E., College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, China, Environmental Engineering

Key Skills

  • Geographic Information System (ArcGIS)/Geostatistics (Sgems)/ GSLIB

  • Statistics: SAS; R

  • Graphing: Systat; SigmaPlot

  • Computing languages: FORTRAN; PERL

  • Model: DSSAT; Century/DayCent

  • Crop phenotyping and genotyping

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2012 Research Fellowship offered by National Research Council Canada, Canada

  • 2010 Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories Program managed by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

  • 2010 Award for Science and Technology Progress (China Agricultural University)

  • 2007 Visiting Scholarship offered by China Scholarship Council (2007-2008)

  • 2006 PhD Scholarship (2006-2010) by the China State Commission of Education

Training and Workshop

  • Century/DayCent model Training Workshop, December, 2011, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

  • State and Trends of Canadian Grasslands Workshop. June, 2012. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

  • Merging Crop Modeling and Genetics Workshop. July. 2015. Gainesville, Florida, USA

Peer Review Journal Publications

  1. Qian, B., Wang, H., Huffman, T., He, Y., Liu, L., De Jong, R. 2016. Projecting spring wheat yield changes on the Canadian Prairies: Resolutions of a regional climate model. International Journal of Climatology, 36(10): 3492–3506.

  2. Wang, H., Gan, Y., Brandt, K., He, Y., Qin, X., Li, Z. 2015. Can surface residue alleviate water and heat stress? Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 95: 1–4.

  3. He, Y., Hou, L.L, Wang, H., Hu, K., McConkey, B. 2014. A modelling approach to evaluate the long-term effect of soil texture on spring wheat productivity under a rain-fed condition. Scientific Reports, 4: 5736.

  4. He, Y., Wei, Y, DePauw,R, Qian, B, Lemke, R, Singh, A, Cuthbert, R, McConkey, B, Wang, H. 2013. Spring wheat yield in the semiarid Canadian prairies: effects of precipitation timing and soil texture over recent 30 years. Field Crops Research, 149: 329-337.

  5. He, Y., Hu., K.L., Wang, H., Huang, Y.F., Chen, D.L., Li, B.G., Li, Y. 2013. Modeling

  6. of water and nitrogen utilization of layered soil profiles under a wheat–maize cropping system. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 58: 596–605.

  7. He, Y., Wang, H., Qian, B., McConkey, B., DePauw, R. 2012. How early can the seeding dates of spring wheat be under current and future climate in Saskatchewan, Canada? PLoS ONE, 7(10): e45153.

  8. He, Y., Wang, H., Qian, B., McConkey, B., Cutforth, H., R Lemke, R., DePauw, R., Brandt, K., McCaig, T., Hu, K.L., Hoogenboom, G. 2012. Effects of climate change on killing frost in the Canadian prairies. Climate Research, 54: 221–231.

  9. He, Y., Wang, H., Hu, K.L., Huang, Y.F., Li, B.G., Chen, D.L., Si, B., Beaubier, A. 2012. Accuracy Assessment of Sequential Indicator Simulation in Three-dimensional Prediction of Soil Texture. Soil Science, 177: 355–359

  10. Wang, H., He, Y., Qian, B., McConkey, B.G., Cutforth, H.W., McCaig, T.N., McLeod, G.J., Zentner, R.P., DePauw, R.M., Lemke, R.L., Brandt, K., Liu, T.T., Qin, X., White, J., Hunt, T., and Hoogenboom, G. 2012. Climate change and biofuel wheat: A case study of southern Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 92(3): 421–425.

  11. He, Y., Hu, K.L., Huang, Y.F., Li, B.G., Chen, D.L. 2010. Analysis of the anisotropic spatial variability and three dimensional computer simulation of agricultural soil bulk density in alluvial plain of north China. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 51: 1351–1356.

  12. He, Y., Hu, K., Chen, D., Suter, H., Li, Y., Li, B., Yuan, X., Huang, Y. 2010. Three dimensional spatial distribution modeling of soil texture under agricultural systems using a sequence indicator simulation algorithm. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 71s: s24–s31.

  13. He, Y., Hu, K., Li, B., Chen, D., Suter, H., Huang, Y. 2009. Comparison of sequential indicator simulation and transition probability indicator simulation used to model clay content in microscale surface soil. Soil Science, 174(7): 395–402

  14. He, Y., Chen D., Li, B., Huang, Y., Hu, K., Li, Y., Willett, I. 2009. Sequential indicator simulation and indicator kriging estimation of three dimensional soil textures. Australia Journal of soil research, 47(6): 622–631.

  15. Wang, H., He, Y., Qian, B., McConkey, B.G., Cutforth, H.W., McCaig, T.N., McLeod, G.J., Zentner, R.P., DePauw, R.M., Lemke, R.L., Brandt, K., Liu, T.T., Qin, X., White, J., Hunt, T., and Hoogenboom, G. 2012. Climate change and biofuel wheat: A case study of southern Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 92(3): 421–425.

  16. Yuan, X., Chai, X., Gao, R., He, Y., Jin, H., Huang, Y. 2007. Temporal and spatial variability of soil organic matter in a county scale agricultural ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 50: 1157–1168.

Presentation and Conference

·      He, Y., et al. 2015. Using validated crop model to evaluate wheat cultivar phenology and risk of drought and heat expected with climate change Agriculture and Climate Change - Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty (AGRI 2015), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Poster abstract.

·      He, Y., et al. 2015. New climate needs new cultivar ─ a case study of wheat. franco-chinoise sur l’agro-écologie dans le contexte du changement climatique. Beijing, China. Invited speaker.

·      He, Y. 2014. Field evaluation of a collection of wheat lines for performance under irrigated and rain-fed conditions in the semiarid region of Saskatchewan. Second Canadian Wheat Symposium. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Invited speaker.

·      He, Y. 2014. Drought related traits and wheat productivity in the field. Canadian Wheat Alliance Science Meeting. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Speaker.

·      Qian, B, Ted H., Wang, H., He Y., Liu, J., De Jong R. 2013. Projecting spring wheat yield changes on the Canadian Prairies: Resolutions of a regional climate model. AgMIP 4th Annual Global Workshop. Poster abstract.

·      Wang, H., He, Y., DePauw, R.M., Knox, R., Singh, A., Cuthbert, R., Brandt, K. 2013. Evaluating effects of drought and heat on wheat- improving phenological prediction. Interdrought-IV. Perth, Western Australia. Poster abstract.

·      He, Y., et al. 2012. Independent Impact of heat stress on spring wheat in field condition. Soils and Crops, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Poster abstract.

·      Grassland Remote Sensing International Conference. June, 2012. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

·      He, Y., et al. 2012. Predicting impacts of climate change on grassland ecosystems in the Canadian prairies. EcoSummit 2012 - Ecological Sustainability Restoring the Planet's Ecosystem Services. Columbus, Ohio, USA. Poster abstract.

·      He, Y., et al. 2011. A comparison study of geostatistical simulation for predicting soil texture. Soils and Crops, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Poster abstract.

·      Wang, H., He, Y., Qian, B., McConkey, B.G., Cutforth, H.W., McCaig, T.N., McLeod, G.J., Zentner, R.P., Campbell, C.A., DePauw, R.M., Lemke, R.L., Brandt, K., Liu, T.T., Qin, X., Hoogenboom, G., White, J., and Hunt, T. 2011. "Impact of Climate Change on Dual-Purpose Wheat Production in Western Canada.", World Renewable Energy Congress, Linköping, Sweden, May 8-13, 2011. Poster abstract.

Ellouze, W., He, Y., Hamel, C., Wang, H., Hanson, K.G., and Singh, A.K. 2011. "Arbuscular mycorrhiza interaction with historical and modern wheat genotypes." First Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2. Poster abstract.

Projects Involved

  • The National Key Research and Development of China: The spatio-temporal variation and intensity of field nitrogen and phosphorus leaching in Northern China.

  • NSFC (The National Natural Science Fund) Rain-fed spring wheat response to warming and drying climate in China.

  • NRC (National Research Council Canada) Flagship project on wheat–Abiotic stress

  • AAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) abase: Impact of Climate Change on the Production of  Energy Crops in Western Canada and Coping Strategies

  • AAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) abase: Grassland/Beef Management Impacts on Greenhouse Gases and Ammonia Emissions in Prairie Ecosystems.

  • Organic Science Cluster: Predictive tools for characterizing mycorrhizal contributions to phosphorus uptake by organic crops.

  • AAFC(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)  SAGES: The future Canadian agriculture system in a changing world: environmental and economic adaptation; impacts and risks.

  • AAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) SAGES: Sustaining grassland ecosystems in the face of climate change.

  • ISTPCanada: Climate Affects Grasslands in Canadian Prairie and Tibet

  • RBPI: Long-Term Sustainability of Soil and Crop Management Practices for Canadian Prairie Agriculture

  • Basic research of high-yield cultivation and high-efficiency utilization of staple food crop of China (973 Program: 2009CB118600)

  • National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program: 2008AA10Z216)