Jie Duan

Associate Professor, Ph.D

College of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University

35 Qinghua East Rd

Beijing 100083

Phone: 010-62336536

Email: duanjie@bjfu.edu.cn

Research interests:

Dr. Jie Duan’s research focuses on sustainable forest management and assessment. Specifically, he assesses key technologies for plantation cultivation from a whole life cycle perspective and their sustainability under climate change regarding ecological, economic, social, and energy consumption. He has many years of experience in productivity and yield improvement of plantations, including density control, canopy control, short rotation period control, irrigation, agroforestry management, and other research areas. In recent years, he has focused on assessing production processes such as wood, paper, biofuels, and wood pellet fuels using life cycle assessment (LCA) methods. His research strength is to familiarize himself with the upstream forest cultivation process of the products and integrate the downstream manufacturing process of each product in order to assess the carbon footprint, water footprint, environmental impacts, energy consumption, and economics of the whole product chain. His research outcomes provide insights and technology recommendations for plantation cultivation and related product manufacturing, benefiting stakeholders, including governments, enterprises, and farmers. He has led and completed over 20 government and corporate research projects in the above areas.

Selected publications:

Book and chapter:

Jie Duan, Lianqing Yang, et al. Traceability System of Tree Seedlings Cultivation. Beijing: China Forestry Publishing House, 2022.

Jie Duan and Dilnur Abduwali (2021). Basic Theory and Methods of Afforestation, IntechOpen.


Zhang, Y., Ding, C., Liu, Y., Li, S., Li, X., Xi, B., & Duan, J.* (2023). Xylem anatomical and hydraulic traits vary within crown but not respond to water and nitrogen addition in Populus tomentosa. Agricultural Water Management, 278, 108169.

He, L., Zhang, X., Wang, X., Ullah, H., Liu, Y., & Duan, J.* (2020). Tree Crown Affects Biomass Allocation and Its Response to Site Conditions and the Density of Platycladus orientalis Linnaeus Plantation. Forests, 12, 2433.

Huang, R., Di, N., Xi, B., Yang, J., Duan, J.*, Li, X.*, & Tissue, D. (2024). Herb hydraulics: Variation and correlation for traits governing drought tolerance and efficiency of water transport. Science of the Total Environment, 907, 168095.

Guo, Y., Ma, Y., Ding, C., Duan, J., Xi, B., & Li, X. (2023). Plant hydraulics provide guidance for irrigation management in mature poplar plantation. Agricultural Water Management, 275, 108029.

Liu, Y., Nadezhdina, N., Hu, W., Clothier, B., Duan, J., Li, X., & Xi, B. (2023). Evaporation-driven internal hydraulic redistribution alleviates root drought stress: Mechanisms and modeling. Plant Physiology, 193(2), 1058–1072.

Di, N., Yang, S., Liu, Y., Duan, J., Nadezhdia, N., Li, X., & Xi, B. (2022). Soil-moisture-dependent nocturnal water use strategy and its responses to meteorological factors in a seasonal-arid poplar plantation. Agricultural Water Management, 274, 107984.

Cao, Z., Wu, X., Wang, T., Duan, J., & Xi, B. (2022). Characteristics of airborne particles retained on conifer needles across China in winter and preliminary evaluation of the capacity of trees in haze mitigation. Science of The Total Environment, 806, 150704.

Zhang, K. Q., Yang, X. C., Shen, Z., Ma, L. Y., Duan, J., & Li, Y. (2022). Properties and Distribution of Seed Banks in a Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) Plantation in Central China. Nature Environment & Pollution Technology, 21(1).

Jiao, M., Yang, W., Hu, W., Clothier, B., Zou, S., Li, D., Di, N., Liu, J., Liu, Y., Duan, J.*, & Xi, B. (2021). The optimal tensiometer installation position for scheduling border irrigation in Populus tomentosa plantations. Agricultural Water Management, 253, 106922.

Yue, C., Cui, K., Duan, J., et al. (2021). The retention characteristics for water-soluble and water-insoluble particulate matter of five tree species along an air pollution gradient in Beijing, China. Science of the Total Environment, 145497.

Wu, K., Duan, X., Zhu, Z., Sang, Z., Duan, J., Jia, Z., & Ma, L. (2021). Physiological and transcriptome analysis of Magnolia denudata leaf buds during long-term cold acclimation. BMC Plant Biology, 21(1), 1-18.

Xi, B., Clothier, B., Coleman, M., Duan, J., Hu, W., Li, D., & Fernández, J. E. (2021). Irrigation management in poplar (Populus spp.) plantations: A review. Forest Ecology and Management, 494, 119330.

Yang, X., Zhang, K., Wang, J., Jia, H., Ma, L., Li, Y., & Duan, J. (2020). Assessment of genetic diversity and chemical composition among seven black locust populations from Northern China. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 90.