1.Zhou Xiaobing, Smith Hilda, Giraldo Silva Ana, Belnap Jayne, Garcia-Pichel Ferran. Differential Responses of Dinitrogen Fixation, Diazotrophic Cyanobacteria and Ammonia Oxidation Reveal a Potential Warming-Induced Imbalance of the N-Cycle in Biological Soil Crusts. PLoS ONE 2016, 11(10): e0164932. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164932
2.Zhou Xiaobing, Zhang Yuanming, Yin Benfeng. Divergence in physiological responses between cyanobacterial and lichen crusts to a gradient of simulated nitrogen deposition. Plant and Soil, 2016, 399(121-134).DOI 10.1007/s11104-015-2687-y
3.Zhou Xiaobing, Zhang Yuanming. Temporal Dynamics of Soil Oxidative Enzyme Activity across a Simulated Gradient of Nitrogen Deposition in the Gurbantunggut Desert, Northwestern China. Geoderma, 2014, 213, 261-267.
4.Zhou Xiaobing, Zhang Yuanming. Seasonal pattern of soil respiration and gradual changing effects of nitrogen addition in a soil of the Gurbantunggut Desert, Northwestern China. Atmospheric Environment, 2014，85(3),187-194.
5.Zhou Xiaobing, Zhang Yuanming, Season and nitrogen effects on activities of three hydrolytic enzymes in soils of Gurbantunggut Desert, Northewest China. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 2014, 45(12), 1699-1713.
6.Zhou Xiaobing, Zhang Yuanming, Karl Niklas. Sensitivity of growth and biomass allocation patterns to increasing nitrogen: a comparison between ephemerals and annuals in the Gurbantunggut Desert, Northwestern China. Annals of Botany, 2014，113, 501-511.
7.Zhou Xiaobing, Zhang Yuanming, Alison Downing. Non-linear response of microbial activity across a gradient of nitrogen addition to a soil from the Gurbantunggut Desert, northwestern China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2012, 47 , 67-77.
8.Zhou Xiaobing, Zhang Yuanming, Ji Xuehua, Alison Downing, Marcelo Serpe. Combined effects of nitrogen deposition and water stress on growth and physiological responses of two annual desert plants in northwestern China. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 2011，74，1-8.
9.Liu Xuejun, Duan Lei, Mo Jiangming, Du Enzai , Shen Jianlin, Lu Xiankai, Zhang Ying, Zhou Xiaobing, He Chune, Zhang Fusuo. Nitrogen deposition and its ecological impact in China: An overview. Environmental Pollution, 2011, 159, 2251-2264 (All the co-authors contributed equally to this work).
10.Zhang Yuanming, Zhou Xiaobing, Yin Benfeng. Sensitivity of the xerophytic moss Syntrichia caninervis to chronic simulated nitrogen deposition, Annals of Botany, 2016, 117: 1153–1161.
11.BingChang Zhang, XiaoBing Zhou, YuanMing Zhang. Responses of microbial activities and soil physical-chemical properties to the successional process of biological soil crusts in the Gurbantunggut Desert, Xinjiang Journal of Arid Land 02/2015; 7(1). DOI:10.1007/s40333-014-0035-3
12.Zhang Jing, Zhang Yuanming, Alison Downing, Cheng Junhui, Zhou Xiaobing, Zhang Bingchang. The influence of biological soil crusts on dew deposition in Gurbantunggut Desert, Northwestern China. Journal of Hydrology, 2009, 379, 220–228.
13.周晓兵, 尹本丰, 张元明.模拟氮沉降对不同类型生物土壤结皮生长和光合生理的影响. 生态学报, 2016年, 36(11), 3197-3205。
14.周晓兵, 张元明, 王莎莎等. 3种荒漠植物幼苗生长和光合生理对氮增加的响应. 中国沙漠, 2011, 31(1). 82–89.
15.周晓兵，张元明，陶冶，张丙昌. 古尔班通古特沙漠土壤酶活性和微生物量氮对模拟氮沉降的响应. 生态学报, 2011，31(12), 3340-3349.
16.周晓兵，张元明，王莎莎，张丙昌. 模拟氮沉降和干旱对准噶尔盆地两种一年生荒漠植物生长和光合生理的影响. 植物生态学报, 2010, 34 (12), 1394–1403.
17.周晓兵, 张元明. 干旱半干旱区氮沉降的生态效应研究进展.生态学报, 2009, 29(7): 3835–3845.