overview

My program focuses on understanding soil-plant water relations and root/shoot processes for crop management in water-limited cropping systems. The leading research areas include (a) understanding plant biotic and abiotic stresses associated with water deficit and plant adaptation processes; (b) analyzing crop systems and developing new technologies to minimize risk, improve productivity and enhance soil quality and water conservation. I am currently serving as a guest-lecturer to a new graduate course, "Root Biology", which is cross-listed in MEPS and HORT at Texas A&M, College Station.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles40
  • Peng, B., Liu, X., Dong, X., Xue, Q., Neely, C. B., Marek, T., ... Rudd, J. C. (2019). Root morphological traits of winter wheat under contrasting environments. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. 205(6), 571-585.
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  • Qin, K., Dong, X., Jifon, J., & Leskovar, D. I. (2019). Rhizosphere microbial biomass is affected by soil type, organic and water inputs in a bell pepper system. Applied Soil Ecology. 138, 80-87.
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  • Liu, X., Feakins, S. J., Dong, X., Xue, Q., Han, J., Marek, T., ... Ibrahim, A. (2019). Evaluating Leaf Wax and Bulk Leaf Carbon Isotope Surrogates for Water Use Efficiency and Grain Yield in Winter Wheat. Crop Science. 59(2), 718-732.
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  • DONG, X., PENG, B., LIU, X., QIN, K., XUE, Q., & LESKOVAR, D. I. (2019). AN AUTOMATED CALCULATION OF PLANT ROOT DISTRIBUTION PARAMETERS BASED ON ROOT LENGTH DENSITY DATA. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research. 17(2), 3545-3552.
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Chapters1
  • (2012). Greenhouse Gas Flux from Managed Grasslands in the U.S.. Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. 183-202. Elsevier.
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
Xuejun.Dong@ag.tamu.edu
First Name
Xuejun
Last Name
Dong
mailing address
Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Uvalde; 9999 TAMUS
Uvalde, TX 78801
USA