Last updated 2/24/06
Yiwei Jiang

Assistant Professor/Turfgrass Physiology


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

Turf Science Program Responsibilities

Teaching 25%
Research 75%


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 and molecular basis of environmental stress tolerance in turfgrass. Current research projects include:

Evaluation of waterlogging/low oxygen tolerance with emphasis on photosynthetic efficiency, antioxidant, and stress proteins. greenhouse bench
Mechanisms of drought tolerance with emphasis on water relations, plant hormone, and stress proteins. pots of grass
Physiological responses of turfgrass to excessive soil moisture with emphasis on root growth and metabolic activity. field plots

Drought stress management utilizing soil moisture and spectral reflectance.


Refereed journals:

Jiang, Y. and K. Wang. 2006. Growth, physiological and anatomical responses of creeping bentgrass cultivars to different depths of waterlogging. Crop Science (Accepted).

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:

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.


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