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Center for Sustainable Biomaterials & Bioenergy


Recent Journal Papers

1.  Wang, Y., Wang, J., Zhang, X., Grushecky, S. 2020. Environmental and Economic Assessments and Uncertainties of Multiple Lignocellulosic Biomass Utilization for Bioenergy Products: Case Studies. Energies 2020, 13, 6277.

2.  Wang, Y., J. Wang, J. Schuler, D. Hartley, T. Volk, and M. Eisenbies. 2020. Optimization of harvest and logistics for multiple lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks in the Northeastern United States. Energy. Impact Factor 5.537

3.  Zhang, X., J. Wang, J. Vance, Y. Wang, J. Wu, and D. Hartley. 2020. Data analytics for enhancement of forest and biomass supply chain management. Current Forestry Reports. DOI 10.1007/s40725-020-00111-w. Impact Factor 3.951

4.  Jiang, C., G. Yayaboylu, T. Yumak, J. Zondlo, E. Sabolsky, and J. Wang. 2020. Activated carbons prepared by indirect and direct CO2 activation of lignocellulosic biomass for supercapacitor electrodes. Renewable Energy. 155(2020) 38-52. Impact Factor 5.439

5.  Poudel, R., A. Collins, K. Gazal, and J. Wang. 2020. Benefit transfer estimation of willingness-to-pay for U.S. wetlands conversion. Forest Policy and Economics. 115 (2020). Impact Factor 3.099

6.  Ma, Y., J. Wang, W. Tan, J. Jiang, J. Xu, and K. Wang. 2019. Directional liquefaction of lignocellulosic biomass for value added monosaccharides and aromatic compounds. Industrial Crops & Products. 135(2019): 251-259. Impact Factor 4.191

7.  Wang, Y., J. Luan, S. Liu, J. Wang, S. Chang, J. Luan, Y. Liu, H. Lu, and X. Liu. 2019. Microbe-mediated attenuation of soil respiration in response to soil warming in a temperate oak forest. Science of the Total Environment. DOI:  10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134563. Impact Factor 5.589

8.  Mi, B., J. Wang, H. Xiang, F. Liang, J. Yang, Z. Feng, T. Zhang, W. Hu, X. Liu, Z. Liu, B. Fei. 2019. Nitrogen self-doped activated carbons derived from bamboo shoots as a superior adsorbent for methylene blue. Molecules. 24(16): 3012. DOI:  10.3390/molecules24163012. Impact Factor 3.060

9.  Yakaboylu, G., T. Yumak, C. Jiang, J. Zondlo, J. Wang, E. Sabolsky. 2019. Preparation of highly porous carbon through slow oxidative torrefaction, pyrolysis and chemical activation of lignocellulosic biomass for high performance supercapacitors. Energy & Fuels. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01260. Impact Factor 3.091

10.  Nan, N. and J. Wang. 2019. FIB-SEM Three-dimensional Tomography for Characterization of Carbon-based Materials. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Impact Factor 1.399

11.  Wang, H. S. Liu, X. Zhang, A. Ming, and J. Wang. 2019. Introducing nitrogen-fixing tree species and mixing with Pinus massoniana alters and evenly distributes various chemical compositions of soil organic carbon in a planted forest in southern China. Forest Ecology and Management. Impact Factor 3.126

12.  Wang, H., S. Liu, A. Schindlbacher, and J. Wang. 2019. Experimental warming reduced topsoil carbon content and increased soil bacterial diversity in a subtropical planted forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 133(2019) 155-164.  Impact Factor 4.926

13.  Hao, J., X. Wu, G. Gloria, J. Wang, G. Dahle, N. Nan. 2018. Deformation and Failure Behavior of Wooden Sandwich Composites with Taiji Honeycomb Core Under a Three-Point Bending Test. Materials. 2018, 11, 2325; DOI:10.3390/ma11112325. Impact Factor 2.651

14.  Yu, Z., S. Liu, J. Wang, X. Wei, J. Schuler, P. Sun, R. Harper, N. Zegre. 2018. Natural forests exhibit higher carbon sequestration and lower water consumption than planted forests in China. Global Change Biology. 2018;00:1–10. Impact Factor 8.997

15.  Yang, B., B. Lv, N. Wang, S. Liu, Y. Zhou, J. Schuler, Q. Hao, and J. Wang. 2018. Why Vatica mangachapoi shows stronger capability of natural regeneration in the coastal barren sandy soil-seed rain dynamic? ASIA LIFE SCIENCES 27(2): 263-275, 2018.

16.  Wang, H., S. Liu, X. Zhang, Q. Mao, X. Li, Y. You, J. Wang, M. Zheng, W. Zhang, X. Lu, J. Mo. 2018. Nitrogen addition reduces soil bacterial richness while phosphorus addition alters community composition in a N-rich tropical forest. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 127 (2018) 22-30. Impact Factor 4.94

17.  Luan, J., S. Liu, J. Wang, S. Chang, X. Liu, H. Lu, and Y. Wang. 2018. Tree species diversity promotes soil carbon stability by depressing the temperature sensitivity of soil respiration in temperate forests. Science of the Total Environment. 645 (2018) 623-629. Impact Factor 4.90

18.  Zhang, X., S. Liu, Y. Huang, S. Fu, J. Wang, A. Ming, X. Li, M Yao, and H. Li. 2018. Tree species mixture inhibits soil organic carbon mineralization accompanied by decreased r-selected bacteria. Plant Soil. Impact Factor 2.969

19.  Mi, B., XF. Chen, C. Jiang, J. Wang, XJ. Chen, B. Zhang, X. Liu, Z. Liu, B. Fei. 2018. Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon Derived from Bamboo Shoot as Solid Base Catalyst for Knoevenagel Condensation and Transesterification Reactions. Catalysts. 2018, 8, 232; DOI:10.3390/catal8060232. Impact Factor 3.082

20.  Wang, H., S. Liu, and J. Wang. 2018. Mixed-species plantation with Pinus massoniana and Castanopsis hystrix accelerates C loss in recalcitrant coniferous litter but slows C loss in labile broadleaf litter in southern China. Forest Ecology and Management. Impact Factor 2.826

21.  Liang, X., S. Liu, H. Wang, and J. Wang. 2018. Variation of carbon and nitrogen stoichiometry along a chronosequence of natural temperate forest in northeastern China. Journal of Plant Ecology. 11(3): 339-350. DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtx008. Impact Factor 1.829

22.  Wu, J., L. Kong, J. Wang, and X. Dong. 2018. Nutrient Cycling and Biomass Flows for a Low-quality Forest Stand Improvement System in the Lesser Khingan Range of China. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 10.1080/10549811.2018.1440245. Impact Factor 1.15

23.  Yang, H., S. Liu, K. Cao, J. Wang, Y. Li, and H. Xu. 2017. Characteristics of typhoon disturbed gaps in an old-growth tropical montane rainforest in Hainan Island, China. J. For. Res. (2017) 28(6): 1231-1239. DOI 10.1007/s11676-017-0402-y. Impact Factor 0.774

24.  Wang, H., S. Liu, J. Wang, D. Li, Z. Shi, Y. Liu, J. Xu, P. Hong, H. Yu, Z. Zhao; A. Ming, L. Lu, D. Cai. 2017. Contrasting responses of heterotrophic and root-dependent respiration to soil warming in a subtropical plantation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 247 (2017) 221-228. Impact Factor 4.753

25.  Liu. W. J. Wang, D. Bhattacharyya, Y. Jiang, and D. DeVallance. 2017. Economic and Environmental analyses of Coal and Biomass to Liquid Fuels. Energy 141 (2017) 76-86. Impact Factor 4.520

26.  Ma, Y, W. Tan, K. Wang, J. Wang, J. Jiang, and J. Xu. 2017. An insight into the selective conversion of bamboo biomass to ethyl glycosides. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 5880−5886. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00618. Impact Factor 5.951

27.  Liu, W., J. Wang, T. Richard, D. Hartley, S. Spatari, and T. Volk. 2017. Economic and Life Cycle Assessments of Biomass Utilization for Bioenergy Products. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (2017). DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1770. Impact Factor 3.694

28.  Yu, Z., J. Wang, S. Liu, J. Rentch, P. Sun, C. Lu. 2017. Global gross primary productivity and water use efficiency changes under drought stress. Environmental Research Letters. 12 (2017) 014016, Impact Factor 3.906

29.  Hu, Z., S. Liu, X. Liu, L. Fu, J. Wang, K. Liu, X. Huang., Y. Zhang, and F. He. 2016. Soil respiration and its environmental response varies by day/night and by growing/dormant season in a subalpine forest. Scientific Reports | 6:37864 | DOI: 10.1038/srep37864.

30.  Huang, X., S. Liu, Y. You, Y. Wen, H. Wang, and J. Wang. 2016. Microbial community and associated enzymes activity influence soil carbon chemical composition in Eucalyptus urophylla plantation with mixing N2-fixing species in subtropical China. Plant Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-016-3117-5.

31.  Liu, Y., S. Liu, S. Wan, J. Wang, H. Wang, and K. Liu. 2016. Effects of experimental throughfall reduction and soil warming on fine root biomass and its decomposition in a warm temperate oak forest. Sci. Total Environ. 2016 Sep 29. pii: S0048-9697(16)31811-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.116.

32.  Liu, Y., S. Liu, S. Wan, J. Wang, and J. Luan and H. Wang. 2016. Differential responses of soil respiration to soil warming and experimental throughfall reduction in a transitional oak forest in central China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 226-227 (2016): 186-198.

33.  Wu, J., J. Wang, W. Lin. 2016. Comparative Analysis of Primary Forest Products Export in the U.S. and China Using a Constant Market Share Model. Forest Products Journal. 66(7/8): 495-503. DOI:10.13073/FPJ-D-14-00077

34.  Xu, J., X. Xie, J. Wang, and J. Jiang. 2016. Directional liquefaction coupling fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass for platform chemicals. Green Chemistry .DOI: 10.1039/C5GC03070F

35.  Yu, Z., J. Wang, S. Liu, S. Piao, P. Ciais, S. Running, B. Poulter, J. Rentch, and P. Sun. 2016. Decrease in winter respiration explains 25% of annual northern forest carbon sink enhancement over the last 30 years. Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12441

36.  Wang, H., J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Shi, J. Xu, P. Hong, A. Ming, H. Yu, L. Chen, L. Lu, D. Cai. 2016. Differential effects of conifer and broadleaf litter inputs on soil organic carbon chemical composition through altered soil microbial community composition. Scientific Reports | 6:27097 | DOI: 10.1038/srep27097.

37.  Wang, K., J. Jiang, J. Xu, J. Feng, and J. Wang. 2016. Effective saccharification of holocellulose over multifunctional sulfonated char with fused ring structures under microwave irradiation. RSC Advances. 2016 (6), 14164 – 14170.

38.  Wang, K., X. Xie, J. Jiang, and J. Wang. 2016. Sulfolane pretreatment of shrub willow to improve enzymatic saccharification. Cellulose. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-016-0875-4.

39.  Ma, J., S. Liu, Z. Shi, and J. Wang. 2016. Assessing stand structure in successional stages of dark coniferous forests in western Sichuan, China. Journal of Forestry Research. DOI

40.  Zhang, X., S. Liu, X. Li, J. Wang, Q. Ding, H. Wang, C. Tian, M. Yao, J. An, and Y. Huang. 2016. Changes of soil prokaryotic communities after clear cutting in a karst forest: evidences for cutting-based disturbance promoting deterministic processes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2016: 92(3). pii: fiw026. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw026. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

41.  Wang, J., X. Xie, D. DeVallance, J. Jiang, L. Huang, and L. Denes. 2015. Biomass-Based Materials and Technology for Energy (Editorial). Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Volume 2015 (2015).

42.  Saud, P., J. Wang, B. Sharma, and W. Liu. 2015. Carbon impacts of lumber processing in the Northeastern United States. Canadian J. of Forest Research. 45: 1699–1710 (2015)

43.  Nan, N., D. DeVallance, X. Xie, and J. Wang. 2015. The effect of bio-carbon addition on the electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of polyvinyl alcohol/biochar composites. Journal of Composite Materials. DOI: 10.1177/0021998315589770.

44.  Wang, H., S. Liu, S. Chang, J. Wang, Z. Shi, X. Huang. Y. Wen, L. Lu, and D. Cai. 2015. Soil microbial community composition rather than litter quality is linked with soil organic carbon chemical composition in plantations in subtropical China. J. Soils Sediments. DOI:10.1007/s11368-015-1118-2.

45.  Wen, Y., J. Schuler, S. Liu, P. Mou, H. Wang, H. Yu, and J. Wang. 2015. Soil carbon dynamics in a Pinus massoniana plantation following clear-cutting and slash removal. Journal of Plant Ecology. DOI:10.1093/jpe/rtv030.

46.  Wang, K., X. Xie, Z. Si, J. Jiang, J. Wang. 2015. Microwave assisted hydrolysis of holocellulose using sulfonated char derived from lignin-rich residue, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering.

Book Chapters

1.  DeVallance, D., Wang T., Xie X., Wang J. 2020. Advancements in Thermochemical Modification of Wood for Bioenergy and Biomaterial Applications. In: Mitra M., Nagchaudhuri A. (eds) Practices and Perspectives in Sustainable Bioenergy. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, New Delhi. DOI:

2.  Wang, J. 2017. Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group. Boca Raton, Florida, USA. 378 pp

3.  Wang, J. (Lead Editor), L. Denes, J. Jiang, L. Huang, D. DeVallance, and X. Xie. 2015. Biomass-Based Materials and Technologies for Energy. A Special Issue of Advances in Materials Science and Technology.

4.  Wang, J., D. Hartley, and W. Liu. 2013. Biomass harvesting systems and analysis. In: Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests. (M. Jacobson and D. Ciolkosz, ed). Springer. 22pp. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-9478-2_5, © Springer Science+Business Media New York.

5.  Wang, J. (Lead Editor), S. Liu, T. Gallagher, D. DeVallance, and L. Denes. 2012. Forest Biomass Utilization for Biofuels and Bioproducts. A Special Issue of International Journal of Forestry Research. Volume 2012 (2012), DOI:10.1155/2012/656834.

6.  Wang J, Cheng Q, Adebayo A., Difazio S. 2012. Poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocomposites reinforced with cellulosic nanofibers isolated from juvenile poplar, In: Fiber-Reinforced Composites (Q Cheng, ed.), ISBN 978-1-61470-303-7, Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York.  p. 91-103.

7.  Wang, J. 2011. System modeling in forest harvest scheduling and carbon management. Forests in a Changing World. (ed. Shougong Zhang). China Forestry Publishing House. ISBN 978-7-5038-6214-4. 115-125 pp.

8.  Cheng, Q., D. DeVallance, J. Wang and S. Wang. 2011. Advanced Cellulosic Nanocomposites Materials. In: Advances in Composite Materials for Medicine and Nanotechnology (ed. Brahim Attaf), ISBN 978-953-307-35-7, INTECH. 547-564 pp.

9.  Liu, S., Y. Lin, Y. Zhang, Z. Guo, C. Li, and J. Wang. 2011. Landscape Ecology and Forest Management: Challenges and Solutions in a Changing Globe (eds. Li, C., Lafortezza, R., and Chen, J.). HEP-Springer Publisher. 22-45 pp.

10.  Mulari, J., R. Haarlaa, X. Sun, and J. Wang. 1996.  Mobility and Feasibility of Tracked Excavators in Forestry Operations.  Publication No. 11, Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Helsinki, Finland, ISBN 951-45-7324-2.  109 pp.

11.  Wang, J.  1994.  Goal Programming, Operations Research in Forest Operations and Management.  ed. Zheng, D.  Northeast Forestry University Press (ISBN 7-81008-536-0), Harbin, China.  P. 76-84.

12.  Wang, J. 1992.  Operations Research and Expert System in Optimal Tree Stem Bucking.   Jilin Press of Science and Technology (ISBN 7-5384-0963-7/S.164), Changchun, China.  278 pp.

13.  Che, C., Z. Yang, J. Wang, and S. Shi.  1990.  Defects and Measurements of Tree Stems.  Jilin Press of Science and Technology (ISBN 7-5384-0644-1/S.128), Changchun, China.  419 pp.