Dr. Tony Yang

Image Chao (Tony) Yang
Research Biologist
  • soil microbial ecology research
  • plant-soil-microbe systematic ecology research
  • molecular microbial community research
  • functional microbe identification and purification
  • bioinformatic and megagenome analysis

Current research and/or projects

  • Intercropping pea with canola or oat: impact on nitrogen, disease and economics.
  • Enhancing the long-term sustainability of pulse cultivation using system approaches.
  • Pea root diseases control with novel bio-fungicide application.
  • Linking mocrobe based soil health in Canadian agroecosystems

 

 

 

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. Applied Molecular Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan
  • M.Sc. Plant Science (Allelopathy and chemical signallings), A&F University
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, A&F University
  • Nomination of the WAGS/UMI innovation in technology award

Key publications

  1. Bainard, L.D., Evans, B., Malis, E., Yang, T., Bainard, J.D. (2020). Influence of Annual Plant Diversity on Forage Productivity and Nutrition, Soil Chemistry, and Soil Microbial Communities. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, [online] 4 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.560479

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  2. Abdellatif, L., Ben-Mahmoud, O.M., Yang, C., Hanson, K.G., Gan, Y., Hamel, C. (2017). The H2-oxidizing Rhizobacteria Associated with Field-Grown Lentil Promote the Growth of Lentil Inoculated with Hup+ Rhizobium Through Multiple Modes of Action. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, [online] 36(2), 348-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00344-016-9645-7

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  3. Abdellatif, L., Hamel, C., Gan, Y.T., Hanson, K.G., and Yang, C. (2015). "Modes of action of H2-oxidizing and plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria.", Soils and Crops Workshop 2015, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 16-17, 2015.

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  4. Gan, Y.T., Harker, K.N., Kutcher, H.R., Gulden, R.H., Irvine, R.B., May, W.E., O'Donovan, J.T., and Yang, C. (2015). "Uniform plant stands enhance the synergy of pod formation and seed yield in canola.", 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 5-9, 2015. (Poster)

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  5. Yang, C., Hamel, C., Gan, Y. (2015). Incongruous variation of denitrifying bacterial communities as soil N level rises in Canadian canola fields. Applied Soil Ecology, [online] 89 93-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.01.002

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  6. Chai, Q., Gan, Y.T., Turner, N.C., Zhang, R., Yang, C., Niu, Y., and Siddique, K.H.M. (2014). "Water-Saving innovations in Chinese agriculture.", Advances in Agronomy (Book series), 126, pp. 149-201.

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  7. Yang, C., Gan, Y., Harker, K.N., Kutcher, H.R., Gulden, R., Irvine, B., May, W.E. (2014). Up to 32 % yield increase with optimized spatial patterns of canola plant establishment in western Canada. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, [online] 34(4), 793-801. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13593-014-0218-5

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  8. Ellouze, W., Taheri, A.E., Bainard, L.D., Yang, C., Bazghaleh, N., Navarro-Borrell, A., Hanson, K.G., and Hamel, C. (2015). "Soil fungal resources in annual cropping systems and their potential for management.", BioMed Research International, 2014(Article ID 531824), pp. 1-15. doi : 10.1155/2014/531824

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  9. Hamel, C., Bainard, L.D., Dai, M., and Yang, C. (2013). "Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi assemblages in Chernozem great groups.", in Nelson, K.E. (ed.) - The Encyclopedia of Metagenomics, Springer.

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  10. Yang, C., Hamel, C., Gan, Y., Vujanovic, V. (2013). Pyrosequencing reveals how pulses influence rhizobacterial communities with feedback on wheat growth in the semiarid Prairie. Plant and Soil, [online] 367(1-2), 493-505. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-012-1485-z

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  11. Gan, Y.T., Siddique, K.H.M., Turner, N.C., Li, X.-G., Niu, J., Yang, C., and Liu, L. (2013). "Chapter Seven - Ridge-Furrow Mulching Systems - An Innovative Technique for Boosting Crop Productivity in Semiarid Rain-Fed Environments.", Advances in Agronomy (Book series), 118, pp. 429-476. doi : 10.1016/B978-0-12-405942-9.00007-4

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  12. Yang, C., Hamel, C., Gan, Y., Vujanovic, V. (2012). Bacterial endophytes mediate positive feedback effects of early legume termination times on the yield of subsequent durum wheat crops. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, [online] 58(12), 1368-1377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/w2012-114

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  13. Gan, Y., Liang, C., Campbell, C.A., Zentner, R.P., Lemke, R.L., Wang, H., Yang, C. (2012). Carbon footprint of spring wheat in response to fallow frequency and soil carbon changes over 25 years on the semiarid Canadian prairie. European Journal of Agronomy, [online] 43 175-184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2012.07.004

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  14. Yang, C., Hamel, C., Gan, Y., Vujanovic, V. (2012). Tag-encoded pyrosequencing analysis of the effects of fungicide application and plant genotype on rhizobacterial communities. Applied Soil Ecology, [online] 60 92-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2012.03.010

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  15. Cruz, A.F., Hamel, C., Yang, C., Matsubara, T., Gan, Y., Singh, A.K., Kuwada, K., Ishii, T. (2012). Phytochemicals to suppress Fusarium head blight in wheat-chickpea rotation. Phytochemistry, [online] 78 72-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2012.03.003

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  16. Yang, C., Hamel, C., Vujanovic, V., Gan, Y. (2012). Nontarget effects of foliar fungicide application on the rhizosphere: Diversity of nifH gene and nodulation in chickpea field. Journal of Applied Microbiology, [online] 112(5), 966-974. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2012.05262.x

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  17. Yang, C., Hamel, C., Gan, Y.T., and Vujanovic, V. (2011). "Isolation of hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria with positive effects on plant growth from chickpea field.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011.

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  18. Yang, C., Hamel, C., Vujanovic, V., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Fungicide: modes of action and possible impact on non-target microorganisms - Review Article", ISRN Ecology, 2011(Article ID 130289), pp. 8 pages. doi : 10.5402/2011/130289

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  19. Hamel, C., Yang, C., Taheri, A.E., Bazghaleh, N., Navarro-Borrell, A., Cruz, A.F., Ishii, T., Vujanovic, V., Knight, J.D., Germida, J.J., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Microbial pipeline to next generation pulses.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011, pp. 5.

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  20. Yang, C., Hamel, C., Schellenberg, M.P., Perez, J.C., and Berbara, R.L. (2010). "Diversity and Functionality of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Three Plant Communities in Semiarid Grasslands National Park, Canada.", Microbial Ecology, 59(4), pp. 724-733. doi : 10.1007/s00248-009-9629-2

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