Tao WANG  






No. 9, Block 4, Renminnanlu Road, Chengdu, 610041, People’s Republic of China  




Soil organic matter biogeochemistry 


2006.07  B.Sc. (Environmental Sciences), Shandong Agricultural University, Tai’an China   

2009.07 M.Sc. (Environmental Sciences), Institute of Soil Science, CAS, Nanjing China  

2010.05-2013.08 Ph.D. (Soil Sciences), Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand  


Employment Record (including international working experience )  

2013.07-2014.08 Research officer, School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University 

2014.11-2016.10 Postdoc, Department of Biology Microbial Ecology Group, Lund University, Lund Sweden 

2016.11-2020.03 Researcher, Department of Biology Microbial Ecology Group, Lund University 

2020.10-present  Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, Chengdu China 


Running Projects  

1. 2020.10-2023.10  Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences - Young Talents Plan B 

Academic Society Activities  










[1] Wang, T.*, Tian, Z., Tunlid, A., and Persson, P. (2020) Nitrogen acquisition from mineral-associated proteins by an ectomycorrhizal fungus. New Phytol 228: 697-711. (Highlighted with commentary: Keiluweit and Kuyper, New Phytol 228: 406–408.) 

[2] Tian, Z.#, Wang, T.#, Tunlid, A., and Persson, P. (2020) Proteolysis of iron oxide-associated bovine serum albumin. Environ Sci Technol 54: 5121-5130. (#equal contribution).   

[3] Li, Y, Wang, T, Camps-Arbestain, M., Suárez-Abelenda, M. and Whitby, C. P. (2020) Lime and/or phosphate application affects the stability of soil organic carbon: Evidence from changes in quantity and chemistry of the soil water-extractable organic matter. Environ Sci Technol,   

[4] Li, X., Wang, T., Chang, S.X., Jiang, X., and Song, Y.* (2020) Biochar increases soil microbial biomass but has variable effects on microbial diversity: A meta-analysis. Sci Total Environ 749: 141593.   

[5] Wang, T.*, Tian, Z., Tunlid, A., and Persson, P. (2019) Influence of ammonium on formation of mineral-associated organic carbon by an ectomycorrhizal fungus. Appl Environ Microbiol 85: e03007-03018.   

[6] Gentile, L.*, Wang, T., Tunlid, A., Olsson, U., and Persson, P. (2018) Ferrihydrite nanoparticle aggregation induced by dissolved organic matter. J Phys Chem A 122: 7730-7738. 

[7] Wang, T., Tian, Z., Bengtson, P., Tunlid, A.*, and Persson, P.* (2017) Mineral surface-reactive metabolites secreted during fungal decomposition contribute to the formation of soil organic matter. Environ Microbiol 19: 5117-5129. 

[8] Wang, T., Camps-Arbestain, M.*, and Hedley, C. (2016) Factors influencing the molecular composition of soil organic matter in New Zealand grasslands. Agric, Ecosyst Environ 232: 290-301. 

[9] Wang, C.#, Wang, T.#, Li, W., Yan, J., Li, Z., Ahmad, R. et al. (2014) Adsorption of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by willow wood biochars produced at different pyrolysis temperatures. Biol Fertility Soils 50: 87-94. (#equal contribution). 

[10] Wang, T.*, Camps-Arbestain, M., Hedley, M., Singh, B.P., Calvelo-Pereira, R., and Wang, C. (2014) Determination of carbonate-C in biochars. Soil Research 52: 495-504. 

[11] Wang, T., Jiang, X., Wang, C., Wang, F., Bian, Y., and Yu, G.* (2014) Adsorption of phenanthrene on Al (oxy)hydroxides formed under the influence of tannic acid. Environmental Earth Sciences 71: 773-782. 

[12] Wang, T.*, Camps-Arbestain, M., and Hedley, M. (2014) The fate of phosphorus of ash-rich biochars in a soil-plant system. Plant Soil 375: 61-74. 

[13] Wang, T.*, Camps-Arbestain, M., and Hedley, M. (2013) Predicting C aromaticity of biochars based on their elemental composition. Org Geochem 62: 1-6. 

[14] Wang, T.*, Camps Arbestain, M., Hedley, M., and Bishop, P. (2012) Chemical and bioassay characterisation of nitrogen availability in biochar produced from dairy manure and biosolids. Org Geochem 51: 45-54. 

[15] Wang, T.*, Camps-Arbestain, M., Hedley, M., and Bishop, P. (2012) Predicting phosphorus bioavailability from high-ash biochars. Plant Soil 357: 173-187. (ESI highly cited) 


Book chapters 

[1] Camps-Arbestain, M., Shen, Q., Wang, T., van Zwieten, L. and Novak, J. (2017) Available nutrients in biochar. Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods, CRC Press, 109-125. 

[2] Pereira, R., Camps-Arbestain, M., Wang, T., Enders, A. (2017) Inorganic carbon. Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods, CRC Press, 51-63. 

[3] Camps-Arbestain, M., Amonette, J.E., Singh, B., Wang, T., and Schmidt, H.P. (2015) A biochar classification system and associated test methods. Biochar for environmental management: science, technology and implementation. Taylor and Francis, London, 165-194.