Prof. Dr. Yakov Kuzyakov

Papers in Global Change Biology



Chen X., Hu Y, Xia Y, Zheng Soil, Ma C, Rui Y, He H, Huang D, Zhang Z, Ge T, Wu J, Guggenberger G, Kuzyakov Y, Su Y 2021. Contrasting pathways of carbon sequestration in paddy and upland soils. Global Change Biology 27 (11), 2478-2490. 

Li H, Yang S, Semenov MV, Yao  F, Ye J, Bu R, Ma R, Lin J, Wang X, Deng Y, Kravchenko I, Jiang Y, Kuzyakov Y 2021 Temperature sensitivity of SOM decomposition is linked with a K-selected microbial community. Global Change Biology 27 (12), 2763-2779.

Raza S, Kuzyakov Y, Zhou J 2021. Facts to acidification–induced carbonate losses from Chinese croplands. Global Change Biology 27 (5), e7-e10.

Tian J, Zong N, Hartley IP, He N, Zhang J, Powlson D, Zhou J, Kuzyakov Y, Zhang F, Yu G, Dungait JAJ, 2021. Microbial metabolic responses to winter warming stabilizes soil carbon. Global Change Biology 27 (10), 2011-2028. 

Xia S, Wang W, Song Z, Kuzyakov Y, Guo L, Van Zwieten L, Li Q, Hartley IP, Yang Y, Wang Y, Quine TA, Liu C., Wang H. 2021. Spartina alterniflora invasion controls organic carbon stocks in coastal marsh and mangrove soils across tropics and subtropics. Global Change Biology 27 (8), 1627-1644.


Bai Y, Ma L, Degen A, Rafiq MK, Kuzyakov Y, Zhao J, Zhang R, Zhang T, Wang W, Li XG, Long R, Shang Z 2020. Long-term active restoration of extremely degraded alpine grassland accelerated turnover and increased stability of soil carbon. Global Change Biology 26 (12), 7217-7228.

Raza S., Na M., Wang P., Ju X., Chen Z., Zhou J. Kuzyakov Y. 2020. Dramatic loss of inorganic carbon by nitrogen-induced soil acidification: the past, present and future of Chinese croplands. Global Change Biology 26 (6), 3738-3751.


Tian J., Dungait J., Lu X., Yang Y., Hartley I., Zhang W., Mo J., Yu G., Zhou J., Kuzyakov Y. 2019. Long-term nitrogen addition modifies microbial composition and functions for slower carbon cycling and sequestration in tropical forest soil. Global Change Biology 25, 3267-3281.

Yudina A., Kuzyakov Y. 2019. Saving the face of soil aggregates. Global Change Biology 25 (11), 3574-3577.

Zamanian K., Kuzyakov Y. 2019. Contribution of soil inorganic carbon to atmospheric CO2: More important than previously thought. Global Change Biology 25, e1-e3.


Pausch J., Kuzyakov Y. 2018. Carbon input by roots into the soil: Quantification of rhizodeposition from root to ecosystem scales. Global Change Biology 24, 1-12.

Zamanian K., Zarebanadkouki M., Kuzyakov Y. 2018. Nitrogen fertilization raises CO2 efflux from soil inorganic carbon: a Global assessment. Global Change Biology 24, 2810-2817.

Zang H., Blagodatskaya E., Wen Y., Xu X., Dyckmans J., Kuzyakov Y. 2018. Carbon sequestration and turnover in soil under the energy crop Miscanthus: repeated 13C natural abundance approach and literature synthesis. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 10 (4), 262-271.

2017 + before

Chen Z., Xu Y., Zhou X., Tang J., Kuzyakov Y., Yu H., Fan J., Ding W. 2017. Extreme rainfall and snowfall alter responses of soil respiration to nitrogen fertilization: a 3-year field experiment. Global Change Biology 23 (8), 3403-3417.

Wang J., Xiong Z., Kuzyakov Y. 2016. Biochar stability in soil: meta-analysis of decomposition and priming effects. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 8, 512-523.

Guillaume T., Muhammad D., Kuzyakov Y. 2015. Losses of soil carbon by converting tropical forest to plantations: Erosion and decomposition estimated by δ13C. Global Change Biology 21, 3548-3560.

Chen R., Senbayram M., Blagodatsky S., Myachina O., Dittert K., Lin X., Blagodatskaya E., Kuzyakov Y. 2014. Soil C and N availability determine the priming effect: microbial N mining and stoichiometry theories. Global Change Biology 20 (7), 2356-2367.

Kurganova I., Lopes de Gerenyu V., Six J., Kuzyakov Y. 2014. Carbon cost of collective farming collapse in Russia. Global Change Biology 20 (3), 938-947.

Na Q., Schaefer D., Blagodatskaya E., Zou X., Xu X., Kuzyakov Y. 2014. Labile-carbon retention compensates for CO2 released by priming in forest soils. Global Change Biology 20, 1943-1954.

Hafner S., Unteregelsbacher S., Seeber E., Xu X., Li X., Guggenberger G., Miehe G., Kuzyakov Y. 2012. Effect of grazing on carbon stocks and assimilate partitioning in Tibetan montane pasture revealed by 13CO2 pulse labeling. Global Change Biology 18 (2), 528-538.

Blagodatskaya E., Blagodatsky S., Dorodnikov M., Kuzyakov Y. 2010. Elevated atmospheric CO2 increases microbial growth rates in soil: results of three CO2 enrichment experiments. Global Change Biology 16, 836–848.

Kuzyakov Y., Gavrichkova O. 2010. Time lag between photosynthesis and carbon dioxide efflux from soil: a review of mechanisms and controls. Global Change Biology 16 (12), 3386-3406.

Dorodnikov M., Blagodatskaya E., Blagodatsky S., Marhan S., Fangmeier A., Kuzyakov Y. 2009. Stimulation of microbial extracellular enzyme activities by elevated CO2 depends on aggregate size. Global Change Biology 15 (6), 1603–1614.