Published or Accepted

1.     Liang, C., Zhang, X., Wei, L., He, H., Higbee, A.J., Balser, T.C. (2011) Investigation of molecular ion structure for aldononitrile acetate derivatised muramic acid. Journal of Microbiological Methods. In press
2.     Liang, C., Cheng, G., Wixon, D.L., Balser, T.C. (2011) An absorbing Markov Chain approac to understanding the microbial role in soil carbon stabilization. Biogeochemistry. DOI:10.1007/s10533-010-9525-3
3.     Liang, C., Sanford, G.R., Jackson, R.D., Balser, T.C. (2011) Potential legacy effects of biofuel cropping systems on soil microbial communities in southern Wisconsin, USA. Agricultural Sciences. In Press
4.     Xu, C., Liang, C., Wullschleger, S., Wilson, C., McDowell, N. (2011) Importance of feedback loop between soil inorganic nitrogen and microbial community in the heterotrophic soil respiration response to global warming. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 9: 222-222
5.     Liang, C., Balser, T.C. (2010) Microbial production of recalcitrant organic matter in global soils: Implications for productivity and climate policy. Nature Reviews Micrbiology. 9: 75-75 
6.     Liang, C., Balser, T.C. (2010) Mass spectrometric characterization of amino sugar aldononitrile acetate derivatives used for isotope enrichment assessmet of microbial residues. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 42:904-909
7.     Balser, T.C., Gutknecht, J.L.M., Liang, C. (2010) How will climate change impact soil microbial communities? p. 373-397. In: Dixon G.R., and Tilston E. (eds.) Soil Microbiology and Sustainable Crop Production. University of Reading, UK.
8.     Liang, C., Pedersen, J.A., Balser, T.C. (2009) Aminoglycoside may interfere with microbial amino sugar assay. Journal of Chromatography A. 1216: 5296-5301

9.     Liang, C., Read, H.R., Balser, T.C. (2009) Reliability of bacterial muramic acid as a biomarker influenced by methodological artefacts from streptomycin. Microbial Ecology. 57: 494-500

10.   Moritz, L.K., Liang, C., Wagai, R., Kitayama, K., Balser, T.C. (2009) Vertical distribution and pools of microbial residues in tropical forest soils formed from distinct parent materials. Biogeochemistry. 92: 83-94

11.   Liang, C., Balser, T.C. (2008) Preferential sequestration of microbial carbon in subsoils of a glacial-landscape toposequence, Dane County, WI, USA. Geoderma. 148: 113-119

12.   Liang, C., Fujinuma, R., Balser, T.C. (2008) Comparing PLFA and amino sugars for microbial analysis in an upper Michigan old growth forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 40 (8): 2063-2065

13.   Liang, C., Fujinuma, R., Wei, L., Balser, T.C. (2007) Tree species-specific effects on soil microbial residues in an upper Michigan old-growth forest system. Forestry. 80 (1): 65-72

14.      Liang, C., Zhang, X., Balser, T.C. (2007) Net microbial amino sugar accumulation process in soil as influenced by different plant material inputs. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 44 (1): 1-7

15.      Liang, C., Zhang, X., Rubert, K.F., Balser, T.C. (2007) Effect of plant materials on microbial transformation of amino sugars in three soil microcosms. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 43 (6): 631-639

16.      Chen, F., Chen, G., Zeng, D., Liang, C. (2002) Effects of peat and weathered coal on the growth of Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica seedlings on aeolian sandy soil. Journal of Forestry Research. 13 (4): 251-254.

17.      Jiang, Y., Zhuge, Y., Liang, C., Zhang, X. (2003) Influences of vegetation burning on soil properties. Chinese Journal of Soil Science. 34 (1): 65-69 (Chinese version)

18.      Zhang, X., Liang, C., Jiang, Y., Zhuge, Y., Xie, H., He, H., Wang, J. (2003) Roles of black carbon in the biogeochemical cycles of soil organic carbon. Chinese Journal of Soil Science. 34(4): 348-355 (Chinese version)
19.   Zhang, X., Zhuge, Y., Xie, H., He, H., Liang, C., Wang, J. (2004) Function and sustainable management of soil organic matter. p. 412-419. In J. Zhou and Y. Shi (eds.) Soil Science Facing Agriculture and Environment (review). Science Publishing Company, Beijing (Chinese version)
20.   Zhang, X., Quan, S., Xie, H., He, H., Zhuge, Y., Liang, C., Wang, J. (2004) Distribution of Amino sugar in forest depth soil profiels of Changbai Mountain. p. 18-25. In J. Zhou and Y. Shi (eds.) Soil Science Facing Agriculture and Environment (special topic). Science Publishing Company, Beijing (Chinese version)