Dang, Qing-Lai

Qing-Lai Dang

Professor

Email: 
qdang@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8238
Office Location: 
BB 1011H
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

Ph.D. in Tree Physiological Ecology, University of Alberta, Department of Forest Sciences, 1991. 

M.Sc. in Silviculture/Forest Ecology, University of Alberta, Department of Forest Sciences, 1988. 

H.B.Sc. in Forestry, Jilin Forestry College (China), Department of Forest Sciences, 1982. 

Date joined Lakehead: 
January 1997
Research Interests: 
  • Responses of trees and other woody plants to climate change.
  • Plant acclimation/adaptation to environmental stresses.
  • Photosynthesis, transpiration,and resource use efficiency in woody plants.
  • Water relations in trees and other plants.
  • Physiological mechanisms of tree migration in response to climate change

 

Publications

  1. R.Z. Man, P.X. Li and Q.L. Dang. Insufficient chilling effects vary among boreal tree species and chilling duration. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01354
  2. Rongzhou Man, Pengxin Lu, and Qing-Lai Dang. 2017. Cold hardiness of white spruce, black spruce, jack pine, and lodgepole pine needles during dehardening. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47: 1110-1122.
  3. Newaz, S, QL Dang and RZ Man 2016. Morphological response of jack pine to the interactive effects of carbon dioxide, soil temperature and photoperiod. American Journal of Plant Sciences 7: 879-893.
  4. Rongzhou Man, Steve Colombo, Pengxin Lu, and Qing-Lai Dang. 2016. Effects of winter warming on cold hardiness and spring budbreak of four boreal conifers. Canadian Journal of Botany 94: 117–126.
  5. Li, JL, QL Dang and RZ Man. 2015. Photoperiod and nitrogen supply limit the scope of northward migration and seed transfer of black spruce in a future climate associated with doubled atmospheric CO2 concentration. American Journal of Plant Sciences 6(1): 189-200.
  6. RZ Man, SJ Colombo, PX Lu, JL Li and QL Dang. 2014. Trembling aspen, balsam poplar, and white birch respond differently to experimental warming in winter months. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 1469-1476.
  7. Danyagri, G. and Q.L. Dang 2014. Soil Temperature and Phosphorus Supply Interactively Affect Physiological Responses of White Birch to CO2 Elevation. American Journal of Plant Sciences 5: 219-229. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2014.52029.
  8. Danyagri, G. and Q.L. Dang 2014. Effects of elevated [CO2] and soil temperature on photosynthetic responses of mountain maple (Acer spicatum L.) seedlings to light. Environmental and Experimental Botany 107: 64-70.
  9. Danyagri, G. and Q.L. Dang. 2014. Effects of elevated carbon dioxide concentration and soil temperature on the growth and biomass responses of mountain maple (Acer spicatum L.) seedlings to light availability. Journal of Plant Ecology 7:535-543.
  10. Danyagri, G. and Q.L. Dang. 2013. Effects of Elevated [CO2] and Low Soil Moisture on the Physiological Responses of Mountain Maple (Acer spicatum L.) Seedling to Light. PLOS ONE 8(10): e76586. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076586.
  11. Li, JL, QL Dang, RZ Man and J Marfo*. 2013. Elevated CO2 alters N- growth relationship in spruce and causes unequal increases in N, P and K demands. Forest Ecology and Management 298: 19-26.
  12. Q.L. Dang. 2013. Improving the quality and reliability of gas exchange measurements. Journal of Plant Physiology and Pathology 1:2. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jppp.1000e101.
  13. Rongzhou Man, Pengxin Lu, Steve Colomb, Junlin Li, and Qing-Lai Dang 2013. Photosynthetic and morphological responses of white birch, balsam poplar, trembling aspen to freezing and artificial defoliation. Botany 91: 343-348.
  14. Rongzhou Man, Steve Colombo, Gordon J. Kayahara, Shelagh Duckett, Ricardo Velasquez, and Qing-Lai Dang 2013. A case of extensive conifer needle browning in northwestern Ontario in 2012: winter drying or freezing damage? Forestry Chronicle 89(5) 675-680.
  15. Zhang, SR and QL Dang 2013. CO2 elevation improves photosynthetic performance in progressive warming environment in white birch seedlings. F1000Research (http://f1000research.com/articles/2-13/v1).
  16. Man, RZ, P Lu, WC Parker, GJ Kayahara and QL Dang. 2013. Light Use Efficiency and Photosynthetic Capacity of Northern White-Cedar (Thuja Occidentalis L.) Cuttings Originated from Layering and Seed. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 30(2): 53-57.
  17. Zhang SR, QL Dang and B Cao. 2013. Nutrient supply has greater influence than sink strength on photosynthetic acclimation to CO2 elevation in white birch seedlings. Plant Science 203-204: 55-62.
  18. Ambebe TF, G. Danyagri and QL Dang. 2013. Low soil temperature inhibits the stimulatory effect of elevated [CO2] on height and biomass accumulation of white birch seedlings grown under three non-limiting phosphorus conditions. Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 239-246.
  19. Ambebe, TF, QL Dang and JL Li. 2010. Low soil temperature inhibits the effect of high nutrient supply on photosynthetic response to elevated carbon dioxide concentration in white birch seedlings. Tree Physiology 30: 234-243.
  20. Ambebe, TF and QL Dang. 2010. Low moisture availability reduces the positive effect of increased soil temperature on biomass production of white birch (Betula papyrifera) seedlings in ambient and elevated carbon dioxide concentration. Nordic Journal of Botany 28: 104-111.
  21. Ambebe, TF, QL Dang and J. Marfo. 2009. Low soil temperature reduces the positive effects of high nutrient supply on the growth and biomass of white birch seedlings in ambient and elevated carbon dioxide concentrations. Botany 87: 905-912.
  22. Ambebe, TF and QL Dang. 2010. Low moisture availability inhibits the enhancing effect of increased soil temperature on net photosynthesis of white birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.) seedlings under ambient and elevated carbon dioxide concentration. Tree Physiology 29: 1341-1348.
  23. Li, JL, QL Dang and TF Ambebe. 2009. Post-fire natural regeneration of young stands On Clearcut, partial-cut and uncut sites of boreal mixedwoods. Forest Ecology and Management 258:256-262.
  24. Man, RZ, GJ Kayahara, QL Dang and JA Rice. 2009. A case of severe frost damage prior to budbreak in young conifers in Northeastern Ontario: Consequence of climate change? Forestry Chronicle 85:453-462.
  25. Zhou, XL, CH Peng, QL Dang, JF Sun, HB Wu and D. Hua. 2008. Simulating carbon exchange in Canadian Boreal forests I: model structure, validation, and sensitivity analysis. Ecological Modelling 219:287-299.
  26. Marfo, J and QL Dang 2008. Interactive effects of carbon dioxide concentration and light on the morphological and biomass characteristics of black spruce and white spruce seedlings. Botany 87:67-77.
  27. Dang, QL, JM Maepea and WH Parker 2008. Genetic variation of ecophysiological responses to CO2 in Picea glauca seedlings. The Open Forest Science Journal 1:68-79.
  28. Cao, B., Q.L. Dang, X.G. Yu and S.R. Zhang. 2008. Effects of [CO2]and nitrogen on morphological and biomass traits of white birch (Betula papyrifera) seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management 254:217-224.
  29. Zhang, S.R.and Q.L. Dang. 2007. Interactive effects of soil temperature and [CO2] on morphological and biomass traits in seedlings of four boreal tree species. Forest Science 53: 453-460.
  30. Cao, B., Q.L. Dang and S.R. Zhang. 2007. Relationship between photosynthesis and leaf nitrogen concentration under ambient and elevated [CO2] in white birch (Betula papyrifera) seedlings. Tree Physiology 27: 891-899.
  31. Klos, R.J., G.G. Wang, Q.L. Dang and E. East. 2007. Taper equations for five major commercial tree species in Manitoba, Canada. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22: 163-170.
  32. Zhang, S.R., Q.L. Dang and X.G. Yu. 2006. Nutrient and [CO2] elevation had synergistic effects on biomass production but not on biomass allocation of white birch seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management 234:238-244.
  33. Zhou, X.L., C.H. Peng, Q.L. Dang, J.X. Chen and S. Parton. 2006. A simulation of temporal and spatial variations in carbon at landscape level: A case study at Lake Abitibi Model Forest in Ontario, Canada. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Chang 12:525-543.
  34. Zhang, S.R. and Q.L. Dang. 2006. Effects of carbon dioxide concentration and nutrition on photosynthetic functions of white birch. Tree Physiology 26: 1458-1467.
  35. Liu, Ning, Q.L. Dang and B. Parker. 2006. Genetic variation of Populus tremuloides in ecophysiological responses to CO2 elevation. Canadian Journal of Botany 84: 294-302.
  36. Zhou, X.L., Peng, C.H., and Q.L. Dang 2006. Formulating and parameterizing the allocation of net primary productivity for modelling overmature stands in boreal forest ecosystems. Ecological Modelling. 195: 264-272.
  37. Zhou, X.L., C.H. Peng, Q.L. Dang, J.X. Chen and S. Parton. 2005. Predicting forest growth and yield in Northeastern Ontario usign the process-based model of TRIPLEX1.0. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 2268-2280.
  38. Kemball, K., J. Wang and Q.L. Dang. 2005. Understory plant community of boreal mixedwood stands in response to fire, logging, and spruce budworm outbreak. Canadian Journal of Botany 84: 294-302.
  39. Zhang, S.R. and Q.L. Dang. 2005. Effects of soil temperature and elevated CO2 concentration on gas exchange, in vivo carboxylation and chlorophyll fluorescence in jack pine and white birch seedlings. Tree Physiology 25: 609-617.
  40. Dang, Q.L. and S. Cheng. 2004. Effects of soil temperature on ecophysiological traits in seedlings of four boreal tree species. Forest Ecology and Management 194: 379-387.
  41. Zhang, L.J., C.H. Peng, and Q.L. Dang. 2004. Individual-tree based basal area growth models for jack pine and black spruce in Northern Ontario. Forestry Chronicle 80: 366-374.
  42. Zhou, X.L., Peng, C.H. and Q.L. Dang. 2004. Assessing the generality and accuracy of the TRIPLEX model using in situ data of boreal forests in central Canada. Environmental Modelling & Software 19: 35-46.
  43. Peng,, C.H. Lianjun Zhang, Xiaolu Zhou, Qinglai Dang, and Shongming Huang 2004. Developing and evaluating tree height-diameter models at three geographic scales for black spruce in Ontario. Nor.J. Appl. For. 21: 83-92.
  44. Peng, Y.Y. and Q.L. Dang. 2003. Effects of soil temperature on biomass and biomass allocation in boreal trees. Forest Ecology and Management 180: 1-9.
  45. Peng, C.H., J.X. Liu, Q.L. Dang, M.J. Apps and X.L. Zhou. 2002. Developing carbon-based ecological indicators to monitor sustainability of Ontario’s forests. Ecological Indicators 1: 235-246.
  46. Liu, J.X., C.H. Peng, Q.L. Dang, M.J. Apps and H. Jiang 2002. A component object model strategy for reusing ecosystem models. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 35: 17-33.
  47. Liu, J.X., C.H. Peng, M.J. Apps, Q.L. Dang, E. Banfield and W. Kurz. 2002. Historic carbon budget of Ontario’s forest ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management. 169: 103-114.
  48. Cai, T.B. and Q.L. Dang. 2002. Effects of soil temperature on parameters for a coupled photosynthesis-stomatal conductance model. Tree Physiology 22: 819-828.
  49. Honu, Y.A.K. and Q.L. Dang. 2002. Spatial distribution and species composition of tree seeds and seedlings under the canopy of the shrub, Chromolaena odorata Linn., in Ghana. Forest Ecology and Management. 164: 185-196.
  50. Peng, C.H., J.X. Liu, Q.L. Dang, M.J. Apps and H. Jiang 2002. Triplex: a generic hybrid model for predicting forest growth and carbon and nitrogen dynamics. Ecological Modelling 153: 109-130.
  51. Cheng, S., Q.L. Dang and T.B. Cai. 2000. A soil temperature control system for ecological research in greenhouses. J. For. Res. 5: 205-208.
  52. Honu, Y.A.K. and Q.L. Dang. 2000. Responses of tree seedlings to the removal of Chromolaena odorata Linn. in a degraded forest in Ghana. Forest Ecology and Management 137: 75-82.
  53. Dang, Q.L., H.A. Margolis and G.J. Collatz. 1998. Parameterization and testing of a coupled photosynthesis – stomatal conductance model for the boreal trees. Tree Physiol. 18: 141-153.
  54. Dang, Q.L., H.A. Margolis, M.R. Coyea, M. Sy and G.J. Collatz 1997. Regulation of branch-level gas exchange of boreal trees: roles of shoot water potential and vapour pressure difference. Tree Physiology 17: 521-535.
  55. Dang, Q.L., H.A. Margolis, M.R. Coyea, M. Sy, G.J. Collatz and C. Walthall 1997. Profiles of photosynthetically active radiation, nitrogen, and photosynthetic capacity in the boreal forest: implications for scaling from leaf to canopy. J. Geophys. Res. 102: 28845-59.
  56. Patterson, T.B., R.D. Guy and Q.L. Dang 1997. Whole-plant nitrogen- and water-relation traits and their associated trade-offs in adjacent muskeg and upland boreal spruce species. Oecologia 110: 160-168.
  57. Dang, Q.L., C.Y. Xie, C. Ying, and R.D. Guy 1994. Genetic variation in and geographic pattern of ecophysiological variables in red alder (Alnus rubra). Can J For Res 24: 2150-2156.
  58. Dang, Q.L., V.L. Lieffers, and R.L. Rothwell. 1992. Effects of summer frost and subsequent shade on foliage gas exchange in peatland tamarack and black spruce. Can J For Res 22: 973-979.
  59. Dang, Q.L., V.J. Lieffers, R.L. Rothwell and S.E. Macdonald. 1991. Diurnal variations and interrelations of ecophysiological parameters in peatland black spruce, tamarack, and swamp birch under different weather and soil moisture conditions. Oecologia 88: 317-324.
  60. Dang, Q.L., V.J. Lieffers, and R.L. Rothwell 1991. A self-contained freezing chamber for tree ecophysiological studies in the field. For Sci 37: 924-930.
  61. Dang, Q.L. and V.J. Lieffers 1989. Climate and annual ring growth of black spruce in some Alberta peatlands. Can J Bot 67: 1885-1889.
  62. Dang, Q.L. and V.J. Lieffers 1989. Assessment of patterns of response of tree ring growth of black spruce following peatland drainage. Can J For Res 19: 924-929.
  63. Shao. Y.L., Q.L. Dang and R.Y. Gou 1983. A preliminary study on production structure and biomass of Pinus sylvestris var mongolica. For Sci Tech 5: 22-26.
  64. Dang, Q.L. 1983. Effects of conifer plantations on the chemical and physical properties of soil. H. L. J. For. 6: 13-14.

Teaching

NRM 2330 - Silviculture I

An introduction to the theory and practice of silviculture. Topics include forest stand dynamics, the ecology of regeneration, bare-root seedling production, seedling handling and storage, principles and methods of site preparation, responses of trees to thinning and pruning, release treatments, and silvicultural systems for even-aged and uneven-aged forest stands.

NRM 3214 - Silviculture II

This course focuses on the production of container tree seedlings and the silviculture of the boreal forest. Topics on seedling production include containers, growing medium, irrigation, fertilization and the control of greenhouse environment. Principles and techniques of seedling quality assessment will also be covered. Topics on the silviculture of boreal forests include the environmental conditions, ecological processes and silvicultural characteristics of boreal forests, the dynamics and ecology of boreal understory vegetation, principles and methods of vegetation management, crop planning, site quality assessment, and silvicultural systems for major cover types of the boreal forest.

NRM 5273 - Tree Ecophysiology I

A study of ecophysiological principles and mechanisms of plant response to changes in the environment. The course will focus on assumptions and approaches of ecophysiological research, foliar gas exchange (photosynthesis and transpiration), long-distance transport of assimilates, and water relations.

NRM 5274 - Tree Ecophysiology II

A study of ecophysiological principles and mechanisms of plant response to changes in the environment. This course will further materials covered in Forestry 5273. A good understanding of photosynthesis, long-distance transport of assimilates and water relations is essential for taking this course.; The course content will focus on leaf energy budgets, mineral nutrient, growth and allocation, life cycles and biotic influences.

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