Sustainability Science Program

Yongjiang Zhang

Yongjiang Zhang

Period at SSP: Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Appointment title at SSP: Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science
Research project title at SSP: The importance of fog in maintaining tropical rainforests in southwest China: Physiological and hydrological basis for forest conservation and sustainable development
Faculty host at SSP: N. Michele Holbrook
Final SSP progress report on file: NA
Documents produced drawing on fellowship research: Documents
Most recent institutional appointment on file: Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum
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Most recent CV on file: CV
This entry last updated on: October 10, 2014



Zhang, Yong-Jiang, Fulton E. Rockwell, James K. Wheeler, and N. Michele Holbrook. 2014. Reversible deformation of transfusion tracheids in Taxus baccata Is associated with a reversible decrease in leaf hydraulic conductance. Plant Physiology. 165(4): 1557-1565, doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1104/​pp.​114.​243105.

Zhang, Yong-Jiang, N. Michele Holbrook, and Kun-Fang Cao. 2014. Seasonal dynamics in photosynthesis of woody plants at the northern limit of Asian tropics: Potential role of fog in maintaining tropical rainforests and agriculture in Southwest China. Tree Physiology, 00:1-10, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpu083.


Murthy, Sharmila, Laura Pereira, Alicia Harley, Daniel Shemie, Eunjee Lee, Patricia Guardabassi, Chao Zhang, and Scott Moore. 2013. The Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Helping Decision-Makers Meet Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Needs. Sustainability Science Program Working Paper No. 2013-02, November. Sustainability Science Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Zhang, Yong-Jiang, Qiu-Yun Yang, David W. Lee, Guillermo Goldstein, Kun-Fang Cao.  2013. Extended leaf senescence promotes carbon gain and nutrient resorption: Importance of maintaining winter photosynthesis in subtropical forests. Oecologia. DOI 10.1007/s00442-013-2672-1.