since 2015 Postdoc at IMK-IFU, KIT
2013 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (1148319): Climate change and soil microbial community dynamics and nitrogen cycling in alpine grassland at IMK-IFU, KIT
2011 Postdoc at IMK-IFU, KIT
2011 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 21107109): Microbial mechanisms of increased N2O emission by nitrogen deposition in temperate forest soil
2010 Assistant Research Fellow in Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2010 Ph.D in Ecology, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China
Soil microbial C and N turnover and associated N gas (NO, N2O, N2) fluxes
Soil microbial community structure and activity and their linking to N gas fluxes
Zhe Chen, Changhui Wang, Silvia Gschwendtner, Georg Willibald, Sebastian Unteregelsbacher, Haiyan Lu, Allison Kolar, Michael Schloter, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Michael Dannenmann. Relationships between denitrification gene expression, dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium and nitrous oxide and dinitrogen production in motane grassland, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 2015, 87: 67-77
Zhe Chen*, Changhui Wang, Sebastian Unteregelsbacher, Haiyan Lu, Silvia Gschwendtner, Rainer Gasche, Allison Kolar, Michael Schloter, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Michael Dannenmann. Climate change amplifies gross nitrogen turnover in montane grasslands of Central Europe in both summer and winter seasons. Global Change Biology, 2016, 22, 2963-2978. * equal contribution to first authorship.
Zhe Chen*, Yuan Wen, Michael Dannenmann, Andrea Carminati, Georg Willibald, Ralf Kiese, Benjamin Wolf, Edzo Veldkamp, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Marife D. Corre. Disentangling gross N2O production and consumption in soil. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6:36517. * equal contribution to first authorship
Zhe Chen, Jinbo Liu, Mina Wu, Xiaoli Xie, Jinshui Wu, Wenxue Wei. Differentiated Response of Denitrifying Communities to Fertilization Regime in Paddy Soil. Microbial Ecology, 2012, 63, 446-459.
Zhe Chen, Xiqian Luo, Ronggui Hu, Minna Wu, Jinshui Wu, Wenxue Wei. Impact of long-term fertilization on the composition of denitrifier communities based on nitrite reductase analyses in a paddy soil. Microbial Ecology, 2010, 60: 850-861.