Scott Chang


Department of Renewable Resources
University of Alberta, Canada

Fields of interest: 

Forest soils

Carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry

Forest nutrition


Global change


Recent publications:

Arevalo, C.B.M., Bhatti, J.S., Chang, S.X. and Sidders, D. 2011:
Land use change effects on ecosystem carbon balance: from agricultural to hybrid poplar plantation.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 141: 342– 349.

Chen, J., Chang, S.X. and Anyia, A.O. 2011:
Gene discovery in cereals through quantitative trait loci and expression analysis in water-use efficiency measured by carbon isotope discrimination.
Plant Cell and Environment 34: 2009-2023.

Jung, K.H.Chang, S.X. and Arshad, M.A. 2011:
Effects of canopy-deposition interaction on H+ supply to soils in Pinus banksiana and Populus tremuloides ecosystems in the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, Canada.
Environmental Pollution 159: 1327-1333.

Kroetsch, D., Geng, X.Y., Chang, S.X. and Saurette, D. 2011:
Organic soils of Canada. Part I. Wetland organic soils.
Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 91: 807-822.

Mead, D.J., Scott, J.T. and Chang, S.X. 2010:
Using vector analysis to understand temporal changes in understorey-tree competition in agroforestry /> Forest Ecology and Management. 259: 1200–1211.

Lin, Y., Han, G.D., Zhao, M.L. and Chang, S.X. 2010:
Spatial vegetation patterns as early signs of desertification: a case study of a desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China. 
Landscape Ecology. 25:1519–1527.

Choi, W.J. and Chang, S.X. 2009:
Technical Note: Nitrogen fertilization effects on the degradation of aged diesel oil in composted drilling wastes.
International Journal of Phytoremediation. 11: 441-450.

Zhang, C.B., Wang, J., Liu, W.L., Zhu, S.X., Liu, D., Chang, S.X., Chang, J. and Ge, Y. 2010:
Effects of plant diversity on nutrient retention and enzyme activities in a full-scale constructed wetland.
Bioresource Technology. 101: 1686-1692.

Saurette, D.D., Chang, S.X. and Thomas, B.R. 2008:
Land-use conversion effects on CO2 emissions: from agricultural to hybrid poplar plantation.
Ecological Research. 23: 623-633.

Teklay, T. and Chang, S.X. 2008:
Temporal changes in soil carbon and nitrogen storage in a hybrid poplar chronosequence in northern Alberta.
Geoderma. 144: 613-619.

Matsushima, M. and Chang, S.X. 2007:
Nitrogen and water availabilities and competitiveness of bluejoint: spruce growth and foliar carbon-13 and nitrogen-15 abundance.
Soil Science Society of America Journal. 71: 1547-1554.

Choi, W.J., Chang, S.X. and Bhatti, J. 2007:
Drainage affects tree growth and C and N dynamics in a minerotrophic peatland.
Ecology. 88:443-453.