Scott Chang

Scott Chang

Professor. Forest soils and nutrient dynamics

Phone: 780-492-6375
Email: scott.chang@ualberta.ca
Department: Renewable Resources
Office: 4-24 Earth Sciences
Office Hours: By appointment
Address: University of Alberta
4-24 Earth Sciences
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E3

Job/Research Area: Forest soils and nutrient dynamics

Personal Website: http://www.ualberta.ca/~sxchang/

Scott Chang is a participant in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE.

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests:  Forest soil processes, soil microbial ecology, carbon sequestration, application of N-15 tracer in forest soils research, forest fertilization, tree nutrition, forest ecophysiology, and silviculture-soil management interactions.

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Selected Publications

Arevalo, C.B.M., Chang, S.X., Bhatti, J.S. and Sidders, D. 2012. Mineralization potential and temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon under different land uses in the Parkland region of Alberta, Canada. Soil Science Society of America Journal 76: 241-251.

Arshad, M.A., Soon, Y.K., Azooz, R.H., Lupwayi, N.Z. and Chang, S.X. 2012. Soil and crop response to wood ash and lime application in acidic soils. Agronomy Journal. 104: 715–721.

Chen, J., Chang, S.X. and Anya, A.O. 2012. Quantitative trait loci for water-use efficiency in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) measured by carbon isotope discrimination under rain-fed conditions on the Canadian Prairies, Theoretical and Applied Genetics 125: 71–90.

Cheng, Y., Cai, Z.C., Zhang, J.B., Lang, M., Mary, B. and Chang, S.X. 2012. Soil moisture effects on gross nitrification differ between adjacent grassland and forested soils in central Alberta, Canada. Plant and Soil 352: 289-301.

Jung, K.H. and Chang, S.X. 2012. Four years of simulated N and S depositions did not cause N saturation in a mixedwood boreal forest ecosystem in the oil sands region in northern Alberta, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management. 280: 62-70.

Lilles, E.B., Macdonald†, S.E., Purdy, B.G. and Chang, S.X. 2012. Growth of aspen and white spruce on naturally saline sites in northern Alberta: Implications for development of boreal forest vegetation on reclaimed saline soils. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 92: 213-227.

Song, X.Z., Zhang, H.L., Chang, S.X., Jiang, H., Peng, C.H. and Yu, S.Q. 2012. Elevated UV-B radiation increased the decomposition of Cinnamanun camphora and Cyclobalanopsis glauca leaf litter in subtropical China. Journal of Soils and Sediments 12: 307-311.

Yan, E.R., Hu, Y.L., Salifu, F., Tan, X., Chen, Z.C., Chang, S.X. 2012. Effectiveness of soil N availability indices in predicting site productivity in the oil sands region of Alberta. Plant and Soil 359:215–231.

Zhu, S.X., Zhang, P.L., Wang, H., Ge, H.L., Chang, J., Chang , S.X., Qiu, Z., Shao, H.B. and Ge, Y. 2012. Plant species richness affected nitrogen retention and ecosystem productivity in a full-scale constructed wetland. Clean: Soil, Air, Water 40: 341–347.

Arevalo, C.B.M., Bhatti, J.S., Chang, S.X. and Sidders, D. 2011. Land use change effects on ecosystem carbon balance: from agricultural to hybrid poplar plantation. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 141: 342– 349.

Cao, H.Q., Ge, Y., Liu, D., Cao, Q.J., Chang, S.X., Chang, J., Song, X.L. and Lin, X. 2011. Nitrate/ammonium ratios affect ryegrass growth and nitrogen accumulation in a hydroponic system. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 34: 206–216.

Chen, J., Chang, S.X. and Anyia, A.O. 2011. Gene discovery in cereals through quantitative trait loci and expression analysis in water-use efficiency measured by carbon isotope discrimination. Plant Cell and Environment 34: 2009-2023.

Chen, J., Chang, S.X. and Anyia, A.O. 2011. The physiology and stability of leaf carbon isotope discrimination as a measure of water-use efficiency in barley on the Canadian prairies. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. 197: 1-11.

Cheng, Y., Cai, Z.C., Zhang, J.B. and Chang, S.X. 2011. Gross N transformations were little affected by 4 years of simulated N and S depositions in an aspen-white spruce dominated boreal forest in Alberta, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management. 262: 571-578.

Deutsch, E.S., Bork, E.W., Cahill Jr, J.F. and Chang, S.X. 2011. Short-term plant community responses to warming and defoliation in a northern temperate grassland. ISRN Ecology vol. 2011, Article ID 926061, doi:10.5402/2011/926061, 8 pp.

Jung, K.H. Chang, S.X. and Arshad, M.A. 2011. Effects of canopy-deposition interaction on H+ supply to soils in Pinus banksiana and Populus tremuloides ecosystems in the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, Canada. Environmental Pollution 159: 1327-1333.

Jung, K.H., Ok, Y.S. and Chang, S.X. 2011. Sulfate adsorption properties of acid-sensitive soils in the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, Canada. Chemosphere 84:457-463.

Kroetsch, D., Geng, X.Y., Chang, S.X. and Saurette, D. 2011. Organic soils of Canada. Part I. Wetland organic soils. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 91: 807-822.

Kwak, J.H., Lim, S.S., Chang, S.X., Lee, K.H. and Choi, W.J. 2011. Potential use of δ13C, δ15N, N concentration, and Ca/Al of Pinus densiflora tree rings in estimating historical precipitation pH. Journal of Soils and Sediments 11: 709-721.

Lang, M., Cai, Z.C. and Chang, S.X. 2011. Effects of land-use type and incubation temperature on greenhouse gas emissions from Chinese and Canadian soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 11: 15-24.

Zhang, C.B. Liu, W.L., Wang, J., Chen, T., Yuan, Q.Q., Huang, C.C., Ge, Y., Chang, S.X. and Chang, J. 2011. Plant functional group richness affected microbial community structure and function in a full-scale constructed wetland. Ecological Engineering 37: 1360-1368.

Zhang, C.B., Liu, W.L., Wang, J., Ge, Y., Ge, Y., Chang, S.X. and Chang, J. 2011. Effects of monocot and dicot types and species richness in mesocosm constructed wetlands on removal of pollutants from wastewater. Bioresource Technology. 102: 10260-10265.

Zhang, C.B., Ke, S.S., Wang, J., Ge, Y., Chang, S.X., Zhu, S.X. and Chang, J. 2011. Responses of microbial activity and community metabolic profiles to plant functional group diversity in a full-scale constructed wetland. Geoderma. 160: 503-508.

Arevalo, C.B.M., Bhatti, J.S., Chang, S.X. and Sidders, D. 2010. Distribution of recent photosynthates in saplings of two hybrid poplar clones. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 41:1004–1015.

Arevalo, C.B.M., Bhatti, J.S., Chang, S.X., Jassal, R.S. and Sidders, D. 2010. Soil respiration in four different land-use systems in north central Alberta, Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences Vol. 115, G01003, 12 p., doi:10.1029/2009JG001006.

Cao, Q.J., Wang, M., Ge, Y., Chang, S.X., Zhang, J.M. and Chang, J. 2010. Growth responses of two Mosla species to soil nitrogen and water supply. Botanical Studies. 51: 451-456.

Chang, J., Liu, D., Cao, H.Q., Chang, S.X., Wang, X.Y., Huang, C.C. and Ge, Y. 2010. NO3–/NH4+ ratios affect the growth and N removal ability of Acorus calamus and Iris pseudacorus in a hydroponic system. Aquatic Botany. 93: 216–220.

Lang, M., Cai, Z.C. and Chang, S.X. 2011. Effects of land-use type and incubation temperature on greenhouse gas emissions from Chinese and Canadian soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 11: 15-24.

Lang, M., Cai, Z.C., Mary, B., Hao, X.Y. and Chang, S.X. 2010. Land-use type and temperature affect gross nitrogen transformation rates in Chinese and Canadian soils. Plant and Soil 334: 377-389.

Li, Y.F., Jiang, P.K., Chang, S.X., Wu, J.S. and Lin, L. 2010. Organic mulch and fertilization affect soil carbon pools and forms under intensively managed bamboo (Phyllostachys praecox) forests in southeast China. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 10: 739–747.

Lilles, E.B., Purdy, B.G., Chang, S.X. and Macdonald, S.E. 2010. Soil and groundwater characteristics of saline sites supporting boreal mixedwood forests in northern Alberta. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 90: 1-14.

Lin, Y., Han, G.D., Zhao, M.L. and Chang, S.X. 2010. Spatial vegetation patterns as early signs of desertification: a case study of a desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China. Landscape Ecology. 25:1519–1527.

Lin, Y., Hong, M., Han, G.D., Zhao, M.L., Bai, Y.F. and Chang, S.X. 2010. Grazing intensity affected spatial patterns of vegetation and soil fertility in a desert steppe, Inner Mongolia, China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 138: 282-292.

Mead, D.J., Scott, J.T. and Chang, S.X. 2010. Using vector analysis to understand temporal changes in understorey-tree competition in agroforestry systems. Forest Ecology and Management. 259: 1200–1211.

Teklay, T., Shi, Z., Attaeian, B. and Chang, S.X. 2010. Temperature and substrate effects on C & N mineralization and microbial community function of soils from a hybrid poplar chronosequence. Applied Soil Ecology 46: 413-421.

Wang, M., Chang, J., Ge†, Y., Chang, S.X., Huang, C.C. and Wang, S.Y. 2010. Ecophysiological differentiation of two Mosla species in response to nitrogen and water levels. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 41:2699–2712.

Wu, J.S., Jiang, P.K., Chang, S.X., Xu, Q.F. and Lin, Y. 2010. Dissolved soil organic carbon and nitrogen were affected by conversion of native forests to plantations in subtropical China. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 90: 27-36.

Yang, X.J., Ikehata, K., Lerner, R., Hu, Y., Josyula, K., Chang, S.X., Liu, Y. 2010. Agricultural wastes (a review). Water Environment Research. 82: 1396-1425.

Zeng, D.H., Mao, R., Chang, S.X., Li, L.J., and Yang, D. 2010. Carbon mineralization of tree leaf litter and crop residues from poplar-based agroforestry systems in Northeast China: A laboratory study. Applied Soil Ecology. 44: 133-137.

Zhang, B.B., Liu, W.Z., Chang, S.X. and Anyia, A.O. 2010. Water deficit and high temperature affected water use efficiency and arabinoxylan concentration in spring wheat. Journal of Cereal Science 52: 263-269.

Zhang, C.B., Wang, J., Liu, W.L., Zhu, S.X., Ge, H.L., Chang, S.X., Chang, J. and Ge, Y. 2010. Effects of plant diversity on microbial biomass and community metabolic profiles in a full-scale constructed wetland. Ecological Engineering. 36: 62-68.

Zhang, C.B., Wang, J., Liu, W.L., Zhu, S.X., Liu, D., Chang, S.X., Chang, J. and Ge, Y. 2010. Effects of plant diversity on nutrient retention and enzyme activities in a full-scale constructed wetland. Bioresource Technology. 101: 1686-1692.

Zhu, S.X., Ge, H.L., Ge, Y., Cao, H.Q., Liu, D., Chang, J., Zhang, C.B., Gu, B.J. and Chang, S.X. 2010. Effects of plant diversity on biomass production and substrate nitrogen in a subsurface vertical flow constructed wetland. Ecological Engineering 36: 1307–1313.