Dr. Dafeng Hui

Associate Professor

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Department of Biological Sciences
College of Life & Physical Sciences

Contact Information:

Office Location: 320 Harned Hall
Telephone: 615-963-5777
FAX: 615-963-5786
Email: dhui@tnstate.edu

Faculty Website:  http://www.tnstate.edu/faculty/dhui


Research Areas:

Plant ecology, Ecosystem ecology, Global change ecology, Environmental sciences, etc.



Refereed journal Articles: 100
Books/Bulletins: 3

Most Significant Publications:

Deng, Q, D. Hui*, S. Dennis, K.C. Reddy. 2017. Responses of terrestrial ecosystem phosphorus cycling to nitrogen additions: a meta-analysis.  Global Ecology and Biogeography  doi:10.111/geb.12576.


Luo, R., D. Hui, N. Miao, C. Liang, N. Wells. 2017. Global relationship of fire occurrence and fire intensity: a test of intermediate fire occurrence-intensity hypothesis.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences Doi: 10.1002/2016JG003722.

Deng, Qi, S. Aras, C.-L. Yu, E. K. Dzantor, P. A. Fay, Y. Luo, W. Shen, D. Hui*. 2017. Effects of precipitation changes on aboveground net prima­ry production and soil respiration in a switchgrass field.  Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment   248:29-37.

Yu, C-L, D. Hui, Q. Deng, E.K. Dzantor, P.A. Fay, W. Shen, Y. Luo. 2017. Responses of switchgrass soil respiration and its components to precipitation gradient in a mesocosm study.  Plant and Soil (in press). Doi: 10.1007/s11104-017-3370-2.

Hui D., H.Q. Tian, Y. Luo. 2011. Impacts of Climatic Changes on Biogeochemical Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems. Chen, W.-Y.; Seiner, J.; Suzuki, T.; Lackner, M. (Eds.) Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation.

Shen, W., J.F. Reynolds,  D.  Hui. 2009. Responses of dryland soil respiration and soil carbon pool size to abrupt versus gradual and individual versus combined changes in soil temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric [CO2]: a simulation analysis.  Global Change Biology  15: 2274 - 2294. 

Hui, D., and R.B. Jackson. 2009. Assessing interactive responses in litter decomposition in mixed species litter.  Plant and Soil  314, 263-271 (evaluated by Faculty of 1000 Biology).

Hui, D., R.B. Jackson. 2007. Uncertainty in allometric exponent estimation: a case study in scaling metabolic rate with body mass.  Journal of Theoretical Biology  doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2007.07.003.

Luo, Y., D. Hui, D. Zhang. 2006. Carbon dioxide stimulates net ecosystem carbon and nitrogen accumulations.  Ecology  87, 53-63.

Hui, D., R.B. Jackson. 2006. Geographic and interannual variability in biomass partitioning in grassland ecosystems: a synthesis of field data.  New Phytologist  169, 85-93.

Hui, D., Y. Luo,and G. Katul. 2003. Partitioning interannual variability in net ecosystem exchange into climatic variability and functional change.  Tree Physiology , 23:433-442.

Luo, Y., S. Wan, D. Hui, L. Wallace. 2001. Acclimatization of soil respiration to warming in a tall grass prairie.  Nature  413: 622-625. 

Hui, D., C. Jiang, 1996, Practical SAS Usage , Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Press, Beijing, China.



BIOL 4120 – Principles of Ecology

BIOL 5190 – Ecology 



M.Sc (Ag). – Yangzhou University, China

Ph.D. – University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Date joined staff:  2007


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