Assistant Professor/Turfgrass Physiology
Turf Science Program Responsibilities
B.S. Inner Mongolia Agricultural University , China , 1989.
Research emphasis is on understanding physiological, molecular and genetic basis of environmental stress tolerance in turfgrass. Current research projects include: Identification of genes/markers linking to drought and salt tolerance through association mapping in perennial ryegrass; physiological and molecular mechanisms of flooding tolerance in turfgrass; and identification of drought stress and plant water status utilizing canopy temperature and spectral reflectance.
Wang, K., S. Bian, and Y. Jiang. 2008. Anaerobic metabolism of roots in Kentucky bluegrass in response to short-term waterlogging alone and in combination with high temperatures. Plant and Soil (DOI 10.1007/s11104-008-9721-2).
Wang, K. and Y. Jiang. 2007. Antioxidant responses of creeping bentgrass roots to waterlogging. Crop Science 47: 232-238.
Jiang, Y. and R.N. Carrow. 2007. Broadband spectral reflectance models of turfgrass species and cultivars to drought stress. Crop Science 47: 1161-1618.
Wang, K. and Y. Jiang. 2007. Waterlogging tolerance of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars. HortScience 43: 386-390.Jiang, Y. and K. Wang. 2006. Growth, physiological and anatomical responses of creeping bentgrass cultivars to different depths of waterlogging. Crop Science 46: 2420- 2426.
Jiang, Y. and R.N. Carrow. 2005. Assessment of canopy narrow-band spectral reflectance and turfgrass performance under drought stress. HortScience 40: 242-245.
Jiang, Y., R.N. Carrow, and R.R. Duncan. 2005. Physiological acclimation of seashore paspalum and bermudagrass to low light. Scientia Horticulturae 105: 101-115.
Jiang, Y., R.R. Duncan, and R.N. Carrow. 2004. Assessment of low light tolerance of seashore paspalum and bermudagrass. Crop Science 44: 587-595.
Jiang, Y., R.N. Carrow, and R.R. Duncan. 2003. Correlation analysis procedures for canopy spectral reflectance data of seashore paspalum under traffic stress. Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science 128: 343-348.
Jiang, Y., R.N. Carrow, and R.R. Duncan. 2003. Effects of morning and afternoon shade in combination with traffic stress on seashore paspalum. HortScience 38: 1218-1222.
Jiang, Y. and B. Huang. 2002. Protein alterations in tall fescue in response to water stress and abscisic acid. Crop Science 42: 202-208.
Jiang, Y. and B. Huang. 2001. Effects of calcium on antioxidant metabolism and water relations associated with heat tolerance in two cool-season grasses. Journal of Experimental Botany 52: 341-349.
Jiang, Y. and B. Huang. 2001. Osmotic adjustment and root growth associated with drought-preconditioning enhanced heat tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass. Crop Science 41: 1168-1173.
Jiang, Y. and B. Huang. 2001. Drought and heat stress injury to two cool-season turfgrasses in relation to antioxidant metabolisms and lipid peroxidation. Crop Science 41: 436-442.
Jiang, Y. and B. Huang. 2001. Responses of photosynthesis and water relations to heat stress alone or in combination with drought: A comparison of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass. HortScience 36: 682-686.
Jiang, Y. and B. Huang. 2001. Effects of calcium on physiological responses of tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass to drought stress. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 9: 297-302.
Jiang, Y and B. Huang. 2000. Effects of drought or heat stress alone and in combination on Kentucky bluegrass. Crop Science 40: 1358-1362.
Y. Jiang. 2007. Responses of turfgrass to low oxygen stress. In: M. Pessarakli (ed.)
Y. Jiang. 2007. Identification of turfgrass stress utilizing spectral reflectance. In: M. Pessarakli (ed.) Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Publisher. Boca Raton, FL. pp. 547-556.
Huang, B. and Y. Jiang. 2001. Physiological and biochemical responses of plants to drought and heat stress. In: M. Kang (ed.) Crop Improvement in 21st Century. The Haworth Press, Inc. Binghamton, NY pp. 279-306.
Huang, B. and Y. Jiang. 2002. Irrigation management and heat tolerance. Golf Course Management. March: 49-52.
Awards and Honors:
Outstanding Graduate Presentation Award, 2nd place poster. C-5, Crop Science Society of America, 1999.
Department of Agronomy, Turf Program