Yiwei Jiang

Assistant Professor/Turfgrass Physiology


Address

Department of Agronomy
915 W. State Street
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Office Location: Lilly Hall of Life Sciences
Telephone: 765-494-0651
Fax: 765-496-2926
E-mail: yjiang@purdue.edu

Turf Science Program Responsibilities

Teaching 25%
Research 75%

Background

B.S. Inner Mongolia Agricultural University , China , 1989.
M.S. Shenyang Agricultural University , China , 1992.
Ph.D. Kansas State University , 2001.

Research Areas:

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.

Publications:

Refereed journals:

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.

Book chapter:

Y. Jiang. 2007. Responses of turfgrass to low oxygen stress. In: M. Pessarakli (ed.)
Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis         
Publisher. Boca Raton, FL. pp. 531-545.

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.

Popular paper:

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
915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-8039

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