Shuijin Hu

Professor of Soil Ecology
Department of Plant Pathology
2414 Gardner Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7616
Office Phone: 919-515-2097
Fax: 919-515-7716
Soil Ecology Lab.
B29, Fox Science Teaching Laboratory
Lab Phone: 919-513-3877 


Ph.D., Ecology, University of Georgia
Postdoctoral, University of California, Davis
Postdoctoral, University of California, Berkeley
Lab Personnel; Research Interests; Current Research Projects;
Hu-CV: Education; Awards and Honors; Publications; Professional Service


Scholarly and Professional Honors:




  • Ecology of Soil Ecosystems, PP727.
  • Climate Change & Agriculture, PP795 (Discussion group)
  • Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity, BO 595E (co-teaching).
  • New and re-emerging plant diseases in the US (Discussion group) (PP610Y/810Y)
Selected Publications: 

(12 out of 62)

  1. Cheng L, Booker FL, Tu C, Burkey KO, Zhou LS, Rufty TW, Fiscus EL, Shew DH, Hu S. 2012. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi increase organic C decomposition under elevated CO2. Science 337: 1084-1088.
  2. Cheng L,  Zhu J, Chen G, Zheng X, Oh NO, Rufty TW, Richter DB, Hu S. 2010. Atmospheric CO2 enrichment facilitates cation release from soil. Ecology Letters 13: 284-291.
  3. Liu, L.L., King, J.S., Booker, F.L., Giardina, C.P., Allen, H.L., Hu, S. 2009. Enhanced litter input rather than changes in litter chemistry drive soil carbon and nitrogen cycles under elevated CO2: a microcosm study. Global Change Biology 15: 441-453.
  4. Shao, M., J. Wang, R.A. Dean, Y. Lin, X. Gao & S. Hu. 2008. Expression of a harpin-encoding gene in rice confers durable nonspecific resistance to Magnaporthe grisea. Plant Biotechnology Journal 6, 73-81.
  5. Chen, X., C. Tu, M. Bouton, D. Watson and S. Hu. 2007. Plant nitrogen acquisition and interactions under elevated CO2: impact of mycorrhizae and endophytes. Global Change Biology 23, 1238–1249.
  6. Tu, C., F.L. Booker, D.M. Watson, X. Chen, T.W. Rufty, W. Shi, and S. Hu. 2006. Mycorrhizal mediation of plant N acquisition and residue decomposition: Impact of mineral N inputs. Global Change Biology 12, 793–803.
  7. Hu, S., J.S. Wu, K.O. Burkey, and M.K. Firestone 2005. Plant-microbial N partitioning under elevated atmospheric CO2 in two mesocosm experiments with annual grasses. Global Change Biology 11, 213–223.
  8. Zhang, W., K.M. Parker, Y.O. Luo, S. Wan, and S. Hu. 2005. Soil microbial responses to experimental warming and clipping in a tallgrass prairie. Global Change Biology 11, 266–277.
  9. Booker, F.L., S.A. Prior, H.A. Torbert, E.L. Fiscus, W.A. Pursley, S. Hu. 2005. Influence of elevated CO2 and O3 on soybean residue chemistry and decomposition. Global Change Biology 11, 685–698.
  10. Hu, S., F. S. Chapin, III, M. K. Firestone, C. B. Field and N. R. Chiariello. 2001. Nitrogen limitation of microbial decomposition in a grassland under elevated CO2. Nature 409, 188–191.
  11. Hu, S., M. K. Firestone and F. S. Chapin III. 1999. Soil microbial feedbacks to atmospheric CO2 enrichment. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 14, 433–437.
  12. Hu, S., M. K. Firestone and F. S. Chapin III. 1998. Elevated atmospheric CO2 and soil biota. Science 281, 518.