Guoting Shen

Guoting Shen
PhD Student

Department of Soil Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 4 | D-06120 Halle/Saale


Guoting Shen

Research Project

Develop visualization methods to elucidate the impact of different fertilization levels on the organic N and associated enzymatic activity distribution across different root parts and within the rhizosphere of maize. Integrate sequencing techniques to explore the contribution of root systems and microbial communities to enzyme production.

CV / Scientific Career

Since 2021

PhD student at the Department of Soil Ecology, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research-UFZ


Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University, Master, China


Shanxi Agricultural University, Bachelor, China


  • Ju, W., Fang, L., Shen, G., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Chen, J., Zhou, G., Ma, D., Bing, H., Liu, L., Liu, J., Jin, X., Guo, L., Tan, W., Blagodatskaya, E., 2024. New perspectives on microbiome and nutrient sequestration in soil aggregates during long-term grazing exclusion. Global Change Biology, 30, e17027.
  • Ju, W., Moorhead, D.L., Shen, G., Cui, Y., Fang, L., 2023. Soil aggregate development and associated microbial metabolic limitations alter grassland carbon storage following livestock removal. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 177, 108907.
  • Yu, J., Bing, H., Chang, R., Cui, Y., Shen, G., Wang, X., Zhang, S., Fang, L., 2022. Microbial metabolic limitation response to experimental warming along an altitudinal gradient in alpine grasslands, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Catena, 214, 106243.
  • Lin, S., Zhang, S., Shen, G., Shaaban, M., Ju, W., Cui, Y., Duan, C., Fang, L., 2021. Effects of inorganic and organic fertilizers on CO2 and CH4 fluxes from tea plantation soil. Elem Sci Anth, 9, 090.
  • Liu, D., Ju, W., Jin, X., Li, M., Shen, G., Duan, C., Guo, L., Liu, Y., Zhao, W., Fang, L., 2021. Associated soil aggregate nutrients and controlling factors on aggregate stability in semiarid grassland under different grazing prohibition timeframes. Science of The Total Environment, 777, 146104.
  • Cui, Y., Bing, H., Fang, L., Jiang, M., Shen, G., Yu, J., Wang, X., Zhu, H., Wu, Y., Zhang, X., 2021. Extracellular enzyme stoichiometry reveals the carbon and phosphorus limitations of microbial metabolisms in the rhizosphere and bulk soils in alpine ecosystems. Plant and Soil, 458, 7-20.
  • Ju, W., Jin, X., Liu, L., Shen, G., Zhao, W., Duan, C., Fang, L., 2020. Rhizobacteria inoculation benefits nutrient availability for phytostabilization in copper contaminated soil: drivers from bacterial community structures in rhizosphere. Applied soil ecology, 150, 103450.
  • Fang, L., Ju, W., Yang, C., Duan, C., Cui, Y., Han, F., Shen, G., Zhang, C., 2019. Application of signaling molecules in reducing metal accumulation in alfalfa and alleviating metal-induced phytotoxicity in Pb/Cd-contaminated soil. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 182, 109459.
  • Cui, Y., Bing, H., Fang, L., Wu, Y., Yu, J., Shen, G., Jiang, M., Wang, X., Zhang, X., 2019. Diversity patterns of the rhizosphere and bulk soil microbial communities along an altitudinal gradient in an alpine ecosystem of the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Geoderma, 338, 118-127.
  • Duan, C., Razavi, B.S., Shen, G., Cui, Y., Ju, W., Li, S., Fang, L., 2019. Deciphering the rhizobium inoculation effect on spatial distribution of phosphatase activity in the rhizosphere of alfalfa under copper stress. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 137, 107574.
  • Shen, G., Ju, W., Liu, Y., Guo, X., Zhao, W., Fang, L., 2019. Impact of urea addition and rhizobium inoculation on plant resistance in metal contaminated soil. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16, 1955.