1964年出生于内蒙古锡林浩特，1986年和1994年在内蒙古农业和澳大利亚Flinders大学获学士和博士学位。1993年至2004年在澳大利亚The University of Newcastle, The University of Western Australia 和The University of Adelaide 从事植物生理学研究。2007年度国家杰出青年科学基金获得者。现为中科院北京生命科学院全球变化生物学联合研究中心主任。先后担任New Phytologist，Journal of Experimental Botany，Environmental and Experimental Botany,《植物生态学报》等刊物的编委和AoB Plants的Associated editor。迄今发表SCI收录刊物论文60余篇。已培养硕士、博士和博士后15名，正在指导博士生和硕士生8名。
Wang TZ, Zhao MG, Zhang XX, Liu M, Yang CG, Chen YH, Chen RJ, Wen JQ, Mysore KS, Zhang WH*. 2017. Novel phosphate deficiency-responsive long non-coding RNAs in the legume model plant Medicago truncatula. J. Exp. Bot., 68: 5937-5948.
Wang BL, Wei HF, Xue Z, Zhang WH*. 2017. Gibberellins regulate iron difficiency-response by influencing iron transport and translocation in rice seedlings (Oryza sativa L.). Ann. Bot., 119: 945-956.
Li Q, Yang A, Zhang WH*. 2017. Comparative studies on tolerance of rice genotypes differing in their tolerance to moderate salt stress. BMC Plant Biol., 17: 141.
Tian QY, Liu NN, Bai WM, Li LH, Chen JQ, Reich PB, Yu Q, Guo DL, Smith MD, Knapp AK, Cheng WX, Lu P, Gao Y, Yang A, Wang TZ, Li X, Wang ZW, Ma YB, Han XG, Zhang WH*. 2016. A novel soil manganese mechanism drives plant species loss with increased nitrogen deposition in a temperate steppe. Ecology 97(1), 65-74..
Tian QY, Liu NN, Bai WM, Li LH, Zhang WH*. 2015. Disruption of metal ion homeostasis in soils is associated with nitrogen deposition-induced species loss in an Inner Mongolia steppe. Biogeosciences, 12: 3499–3512.
Wang BL, Li G, Zhang WH*. 2015. Brassinosteroids are involved in Fe homeostasis in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Journal of Experimental Botany, 66: 2449-2461.
Yang A, Liu NN, TianQY, Bai WM, Mark W, Wang QB, Li LH, Zhang WH*. 2015. Rhizosphere bacterial communities of dominant steppe plants shift in response to a gradient of simulated nitrogen deposition. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6: 789.
Wang TZ, Liu M, Zhao MG, Chen RJ, Zhang WH*. 2015. Identification and characterization of long non-coding RNAs involved in osmotic and salt stress in Medicago truncatula using genome-wide high-throughput sequencing. BMC Plant Biology, 15: 131.
Wang BL, Li G, Zhang WH*. 2015. Brassinosteroids are involved in Fe homeostasis in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Journal of Experimental Botany, 66: 2749–2761.
Bai WM, Fang Y, Zhou M, Xie T, LI LH, Zhang WH*. 2015. Heavily intensified grazing reduces root production in an Inner Mongolia temperate steppe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 200:143-150.
Liu M, Wang TZ, Zhang WH*. 2015. Sodium extrusion associated with enhanced expression of SOS1 underlies different salt tolerance between Medicago falcata and Medicago truncatula seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 110: 46-55.
Wang TZ, Tian QY, Wang BL, Zhao MG, Zhang WH*. 2014. Genome variations account for different response to three mineral elements between Medicago truncatula ecotypes Jemalong A17 and R108. BMC Plant Biology, 14: 122.
Tian QY, Zhang XX, Ramesh S, Gilliham M, Tyerman SD, Zhang WH*. 2014. Ethylene negatively regulated aluminum-induced malate efflux from wheat roots and tobacco cells transformed with TaALMT1. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65: 2415-2426.
Zhao MG, Liu WJ, Xia XZ, Wang TZ, Zhang WH*. 2014. Cold acclimation-induced freezing tolerance of Medicago truncatula seedlings is negatively regulated by ethylen. Physiologia Plantarum, accepted.
Li G, Wang BL, Tian QY, Wang TZ, Zhang WH*. 2014. Medicago truncatula ecotypes A17 and R108 differed in their response to iron deficiency. Journal of Plant Physiology, 171: 639-647.
Gao Y, Tian QY, Zhang WH*. 2014. Systemic regulation of sulfur homeostasis in Medicago truncatula. Planta, 239: 79-96.
Yang A, Li YS, Xu YY, Zhang WH*. 2013. A receptor-like protein RMC is involved in regulation of iron acquisition in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64: 5509-5020.
Tian QY, Zhang XX, Gao Y, Bai WM, Ge F, Ma YB, Zhang WH*. 2013. Wheat genotypes differing in aluminum tolerance differ in their growth response to CO2 enrichment in acid soils. Ecology and Evolution, 3:1440– 1448.
Wang TZ, Zhang WH. 2013. Genome-Wide identification of microRNAs in Medicago truncatula by high-throughput sequencing. In: Rose RJ (ed) Legume Genomics: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1069. Springer, pp 67–80.
Guo H, Sun Y, Li Y, Liu X, Zhang WH, Ge F. 2013. Elevated CO2 decreases the response of the ethylene signaling pathway in Medicago truncatula and increases the abundance of the pea aphid. New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.12484
Wang TZ , Zhang JL, Tian QY, Zhao MG, Zhang WH*. 2013. A Medicago truncatula EF-hand family gene, MtCaMP1, is involved in drought and salt stress tolerance. PLoS One, 8: e58952.
Wang TZ, Xia XZ, Zhao MG, Tian QY, Zhang WH*. 2013. Expression of a Medicago falcata small GTPase gene, MfARL1 enhanced tolerance to salt stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 63: 227-235.
Fang Y, Xun F, Bai WM, Zhang WH, Li LH.2012. Long-term nitrogen addition leads to loss of species richness due to litter accumulation and soil acidification in a temperate steppe. PLoS ONE 7: e4736.
Song SY, Dai XY, Zhang WH.2012. The involvement of F-box gene, OsFXB352, in glucose-dependent seed germination in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 5559-5568.
Wang BL, Li YS, Zhang WH.2012. Brassinosteroids are involved in the regulation of ferric reductase and Fe uptake in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Annals of Botany 110:681-688.
Dai XY, Wang YY, Yang A, Zhang WH.2012. OsMYB2P-1, a R2R3 MYB transcription factor, regulates phosphate-starvation responses and root architecture in rice. Plant Physiology 159: 169-183.
Yang A, Dai XY, Zhang WH.2012. A R2R3-type MYB gene, OsMYB2, is involved in salt, cold and dehydration tolerance in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 2541-2556.
Yang, XJ, Baskin, C, Baskin, J, Zhang, WH, Huang, ZY.2012. Degradation of seed mucilage by soil microflora promotes early seedling growth of a desert sand dune plant. Plant Cell and Environment 35:872-883.
Song SY, Chen Y, Zhao MG, Zhang WH.2012. A novel Medicago truncatula HD-Zip gene, MtHB2, is involved in abiotic stress responses. Environmental and Experimental Botany 80:1-9.
Chen L, Wang TZ, Zhao MG, Tian QY, Zhang WH.2012. Identification of aluminum-responsive microRNAs in Medicago truncatula by genome-wide high-throughput sequencing. Planta 235:375-386.
Bai WM, Xia JY, Wan SQ, Zhang WH, Li LH.2012. Day and night warming havedifferent effect on root lifespan. Biogeosciences 9:375-384.
Chen L, Wang TZ, Zhao MG, Zhang WH.2012. Ethylene-responsive miRNAs in roots of Medicago truncatula identified by high-throughput sequencing at whole genome level. Plant Science 184:14-19.
Li Y, Yang HJ, Xia JY, Zhang WH, Li LH, Wan SQ. 2011. Effects of increased nitrogen deposition and precipitation on seeds and seedlings of Potentilla tanacetifolia in a temperate steppe ecosystem. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28601
Wang BL. Zhang JL, Xia XZ, Zhang WH. 2011. Ameliorative effect of brassinosteroid and ethylene on germination of cucumber seeds in the presence of sodium chloride. Plant Growth Regulation 65:407–413.
Yang XJ, Zhang WH, Dong M, Huang ZY, Boubriak I. 2011. The achene mucilage hydrated in desert dew assists seed cells in maintaining DNA integrity: Adaptive strategy of desert plants Artemisia sphaerocephala. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24346.
Wang TZ, Chen L, Zhao MG, Tian QY, Zhang WH. 2011. Identification of drought-responsive microRNAs and their targets in Medicago truncatula by genome-wide high-throughput sequencing. BMC Genomics 12:367
Zhang LL, Zhao MG, Tian QY, Zhang WH. 2011. Comparative studies on tolerance of Medicago truncatula and Medicago falcata to freezing.Planta 234:445-457.
Song SY, Chen Y, Chen J, Dai XY, Zhang WH. 2011. Physiological mechanisms underlying OsNAC5-dependent tolerance of rice plants to abiotic stress. Planta 234:331–345.
Li YS, Gao Y, Tian QY, Shi FL, Li LH, Zhang WH. 2011. Stimulation of root acid phosphatase by phosphorus deficiency is regulated by ethylene in Medicago falcata. Environmental and Experimental Botany 71:114-120.
Ryan PR, Tyerman SD, Sasaki T, Yamamoto Y, Zhang WH, Delhaize E. 2011. Aluminum resistance in plants: Opinions and perspectives on recent developments. Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 9-20.
Bai WM Li Y, Zhang WH, Li LH. 2010. Rhizome severing increases root lifespan of Leymus chinensis in a typical steppe of Inner Mongolia. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12125
Wang BL, Tang XY, Cheng LY, Zhang AZ, Zhang WH, Zhang FS, Liu JQ, Cao Y, Allan DL, Vance CP, Shen JB. 2010. Nitric oxide is involved in phosphorus deficiency-induced cluster root development and citrate exudation in white lupin. New Phytologist 187:1112-1123.
Chang CS, Wang BL, Shi L, Li YX, Duo LA，Zhang WH. 2010. Alleviation of salt stress-induced inhibition of seed germination in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) by ethylene and glutamate. Journal of Plant Physiology167:1152-1156.
Miao BH, Han XG, Zhang WH. 2010. Ameliorative effect of silicon on soybean seedlings grown in potassium deficient medium. Annals of Botany 105:967-973.
Wang BL, Shi L, Li YX, Zhang WH. 2010. Boron toxicity is alleviated by hydrogen sulfide in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) seedlings. Planta231:1301-1309.
Sun P, Tian QY, Chen J, Zhang WH. 2010. Aluminum-induced inhibition of root elongation in Arabidopsis is mediated by ethylene and auxin. Journal of Experimental Botany61:347-356.
Mao SY, Jiang CD, Zhang WH, Shi L, Zhang JZ, Chow WS, Yang JC. 2009. Water translocation between ramets of strawberry during soil drying and its effects on photosynthetic performance. Physiologia Plantarum137: 225–234.
Tian QY, Sun P, Zhang WH. 2009. Ethylene is involved in mediating nitrate-dependent root branching in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist 184: 918-931.
Zhao MG, Chen L, Zhang LL, Zhang WH. 2007.Nitric oxide synthase–dependent nitric oxide production is associated with salt tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 151: 755-767.
Li YS, Mao XT, Tian QY, Li LH, Zhang WH. 2009. Phosphorus deficiency-induced reduction in root hydraulic conductivity is mediated by ethylene in Medicago falcata. Environmental and Experimental Botany67:172-177.
Zhao MG, Liu RJ, Chen L, Tian QY, Zhang WH. 2009. Glucose-induced inhibition of seed germination in Lotus japonicus is alleviated by nitric oxide and spermine.Journal of Plant Physiology 166: 213-218.
Zhang WH, Ryan PR, Sasaki T, Yamamoto Y, Sullivan W, Tyerman SD. 2008. Characterization of the TaALMT1 protein as an Al3+-activated anion channel in transformed tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) cells. Plant and Cell Physiology49: 1316-1330.
Bai WM, Wang ZW, Chen QS, Zhang WH, Li LH. 2008. Spatial and temporal effects of nitrogen addition on root lifespan of Leymus chinensis in a typical Inner Mongolia. Functional Ecology 22:583-591.
Wang BL, Shen JB, Zhang WH, Zhang FS, Neumann G. 2007. Citrate exudation from white lupin induced by phosphorus deficiency differs from that induced by aluminum. New Phytologist 176:581-589.
Zhang WH, Patrick JW, Tyerman SD. 2007. Actin filaments modulate hypoosmotic- responsive K+ efflux channels in specialized cells of developing bean seed coats. Functional Plant Biology34:874-884.
Sun P, Tian QY, Zhao MG, Dai XY, Li LH, Huang JH, Zhang WH. 2007. Aluminum-induced ethylene production is associated with inhibition of root elongation in Lotus japonicus L. Plant and Cell Physiology 48:1229-1235.
Zhao DY, Tian QY, Li LH, Zhang WH. 2007. Nitric oxide is involved in nitrate-induced inhibition of root elongation in Zea mays L.Annals of Botany 100:497-503.
Zhao MG, Tian QY, Zhang WH. 2007. Nitric oxide synthase–dependent nitric oxide production is associated with salt tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology144: 206-217.
Zhang WH, Zhou Y, Dibley KE, Tyerman SD, Furbank RT, Patrick JW. 2007. Nutrient loading of developing seeds.Functional Plant Biology34: 314-331.
Zhao MG, Tian QY, Zhang WH. 2007. Ethylene activates a plasma membrane Ca2+-permeable channel in tobacco cells. New Phytologist174: 507-515.
Tian QY, Sun DH, Zhao MG, Zhang WH. 2007. Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) underlies aluminum-induced inhibition of root elongation in Hibiscus moscheutos L. New Phytologist 174: 322-331.