Chen Jun

Chen Jun, Professor 

College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwest A&F University

Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, China

Telephone: 0086.15029960062

Fax: 0086.29.87092164


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Research Interests







  B.S.Inner Mongolia Universityfor the Nationalities, Grassland Science 1988

  M.S. Ibaraki University,Japan, Grassland Ecology 2004

  Ph.D Ibaraki University, Japan, Grassland Ecology 2007

  Research Interests:

  My interests in research are, first, to diagnose degraded grassland vegetation in the northwest arid China. The diagnosis is essential to recovery and productionof grasslands. A method developed by us, based on statistical ecology, for surveying and analyzing vegetation will be useful for this research. Second, my interest is to develop new theoretical and practical methods to field surveys of grassland vegetation. I am also interested in modeling grassland ecosystems to manage the productivity and conservation.  

  Twinner Cattle Research Website


  • Grassland Ecology, Grassland Science, Grassland Resource and Management,
    2008 to present. 
  • Grassland Ecology Development for Postgraduate Course, 2008 to present.
  • Outdoor PracticesofGrassland Resource and Managementfor Students,2008 to present.

  Outreach and Extension:

  A cooperative research project with the National Ibaraki University (Japan) (Faculty of Science, Ecology Laboratory) was started in 2008. The foci of the project are: (1) Researches on recovery of degraded grasslands in northwest arid districts in China, and (2) Study on statistical ecology of spatial heterogeneity in grassland plant communities. I presented papers at the Annual Congress of Ecology (the Ecological Society of Japan), and the Annual Congress of Japanese Society of Grassland Science in 2009 and 2010. I participated in and presented a paper at the 21th International Grassland Congress held at Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China, in 2008.

  From the left: Shiyomi Masae, Chen Jun, Yamamura Yasuo, Hori Yoshimichi, Cheng Ji-min, Hu Tian-ming, Nakano Takashi, Yasuda Taisuke.

  Publications: (selected publications from peer-reviewed journalsand international congresses) 
Comprehensive CV is available here

  Chen J, Okumura K, Takada H. 2010. Estimation of clover biomass and its percentage by the point-grid-plate method in experimental plots of white clover-timothy binary mixture. Grassland Science (in press).

  Shiyomi M, Chen J, Yasuda T. 2010. Species heterogeneity in species richness and species composition. Grassland Science 56 (in press).

  Shiyomi M, Chen J, Okumura K, Takada H. 2009. Misuse of “replication” and “repetition” in experiments and surveys. Japanese Journal of Grassland Science54(4):348-351. (in Japanese)

  Chen J, Shiyomi M, Hori Y, Yamamura Y.2008.Frequency distribution models for spatial patterns of vegetation abundance. Ecological Modelling 211(3-4): 403-410.

  Chen J, Hori Y, Yamamura Y, Shiyomi M, Huang D.2008.Spatial heterogeneity and diversity of macrovegetation in the Xilingol region, Inner Mongolia, China, using beta distribution. Journal of Arid Environments 72(6): 1110-1119.

  Chen J, Yamamura Y, Hori Y, Shiyomi M, Yasuda T, Zhou HK, Li YN, Tang YH. 2008.Small-scale species richness and its spatial variation in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Ecological Research23(4): 657-663.

  Chen J, Shiyomi M, Bonham CD, Yasuda T, Hori Y, Yamamura Y. 2008.Plant Cover estimation based on the beta distribution in grassland vegetation. Ecological Research23(5): 813-819.

  ChenJ, Shiyomi M. 2008.Analysis of the Spatial Heterogeneity of Vegetation Survey Data with Replications Using the Power Law. Japanese Journal of Grassland Science 53(4): 282-288.(in Japanese with English summary)

  ChenJ, Hori Y, Yamamura Y, Shiyomi M. 2008. Relationships between Species Richness, Composition, and Spatial Heterogeneity Measured Using Binary Occurrence Counts, Cover, and Biomass in Grassland Vegetation. Japanese Journal of Grassland Science54(2): 115-122.(in Japanese with English summary)

  Chen J, Zhou HK, Shiyomi M. 2008. Small-scale species richness and its spatial variation in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Proceedings of the 21th International grassland Congress.Guangzhou People’sPublishing House, Guangzhou (China): 52. 

  Chen J, Huang D, Shiyomi M, Hori Y, Yamamura y, Yiruhan.2007.Spatial heterogeneity and diversity of vegetation at the landscape level in Inner Mongolia, China, with special reference to water resources. Landscape and Urban Planning 82(4): 222-232.

  Huang D, Liu X, Song B, Chen J, Shiyomi M, Wang Y, Takahashi S, Hori Y, Tamamura Y. 2007. Vegetation spatial heterogeneity of different soil regions in Inner Mongolia, China. Tsinghua Science and Technology 12: 413-423.

  Huang D, Wang Y, Shiyomi M, Liu X, Song B, Chen J, Takahashi S, Hori Y, Yamamura Y. 2007. Spatial heterogeneity of vegetation in China. Tsinghua Science and Technology 12: 424-434.

  Chen J, Shiyomi, M, Yamamura Y, Hori Y. 2006.Distribution model and spatial variation of cover in grassland vegetation. Grassland Science 52(4): 167-173.

  Shiyomi M, Yiruhan, Chen J, Takahashi S.2006.Sustainability of grassland ecosystems in Japan: Results of a long-term grazing experiment. Proceedings of the Asian and Australian Association of Animal Science Congress.CD-ROM, Series 5 (Forage production).

  Song Z, Huang D, Shiyomi M, Wang Y, Takahashi S, Hori Y, Yamamura Y, Chen J. 2006. Spatial heterogeneity and variability of a large-scale vegetation community using a power-law model. Tsinghua Science and Technology 11: 462-469.

  Song Z, Huang D, Shiyomi M, Wang Y, Takahashi S, Hori Y, Yamamura Y, Chen J. 2006. Fractals in spatial patterns of vegetation formations. Tsinghua Science and Technology 10: 469-477.

  ChenJ, Hori Y, Shiyomi M, Yamamura Y, Yasuda T, Takahashi H, Iki M. 2005. Community Structure of a Semi-natural Grassland and an Abandoned, Forested Grassland. Japanese Journal of Grassland Science51(2): 143-151.(in Japanese with English summary)

  Huang D, Shiyomi M, Chen J, Takahashi S, Hori Y, Yamamura Y, Wang Y. 2004. Spatial heterogeneity of vegetation in Inner Mongolia, China. Grassland Science 50(4): 319-328.

  Reports in Proceedings of recent congresses held in Japan :

  Chen J, Cheng JM, Hu TM, Hori Y, Yamamura Y, Yasuda T, Nakano T, Shiyomi M. 2010. Vegetation differences under different periods excluded grazing (1-15 years) in an arid grassland of Ningxia, China. Japanese Journal of Grassland Science56:4. (in Japanese)

  Chen J, Wuyunna, Yoshimichi Hori, Yasuo Yamamura, Masae Shiyomi. 2009. Influence of salinization on spatial pattern and species richness of grassland vegetation. Japanese Journal of Grassland Science55:7. (in Japanese)