Mr Yefeng Yang

Mr Yefeng Yang

Research Associate
Science
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

My research focuses on applied stats, and research synthesis methods, with a special interest in meta-analysis data science, such as multilevel modeling and multivariate analysis.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Nakagawa S; Lagisz M; Yang Y; Drobniak SM, 2024, 'Finding the right power balance: Better study design and collaboration can reduce dependence on statistical power', PLoS Biology, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3002423
    Journal articles | 2024
    Yang Y; Liu Q; Pan C; Chen J; Xu B; Liu K; Pan J; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2024, 'Species sensitivities to artificial light at night: A phylogenetically controlled multilevel meta-analysis on melatonin suppression', Ecology Letters, 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.14387
    Journal articles | 2023
    Nakagawa S; Ivimey-Cook ER; Grainger MJ; O’Dea RE; Burke S; Drobniak SM; Gould E; Macartney EL; Martinig AR; Morrison K; Paquet M; Pick JL; Pottier P; Ricolfi L; Wilkinson DP; Willcox A; Williams C; Wilson LAB; Windecker SM; Yang Y; Lagisz M, 2023, 'Method Reporting with Initials for Transparency (MeRIT) promotes more granularity and accountability for author contributions', Nature Communications, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-37039-1
    Journal articles | 2023
    Nakagawa S; Lagisz M; O'Dea RE; Pottier P; Rutkowska J; Senior AM; Yang Y; Noble DWA, 2023, 'orchaRd 2.0: An R package for visualising meta-analyses with orchard plots', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 14, pp. 2003 - 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.14152
    Journal articles | 2023
    Nakagawa S; Yang Y; Macartney EL; Spake R; Lagisz M, 2023, 'Quantitative evidence synthesis: a practical guide on meta-analysis, meta-regression, and publication bias tests for environmental sciences', Environmental Evidence, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13750-023-00301-6
    Journal articles | 2023
    Parker TH; Yang Y, 2023, 'Exaggerated effects in ecology', Nature Ecology and Evolution, 7, pp. 1356 - 1357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-023-02156-z
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yang Y; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2023, 'Decline effects are rare in ecology: Comment', Ecology, 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.4069
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yang Y; Macleod M; Pan J; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2023, 'Advanced methods and implementations for the meta-analyses of animal models: Current practices and future recommendations', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.105016
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yang Y; Sánchez-Tójar A; O’Dea RE; Noble DWA; Koricheva J; Jennions MD; Parker TH; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2023, 'Publication bias impacts on effect size, statistical power, and magnitude (Type M) and sign (Type S) errors in ecology and evolutionary biology', BMC Biology, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12915-022-01485-y
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nakagawa S; Lagisz M; Jennions MD; Koricheva J; Noble DWA; Parker TH; Sánchez-Tójar A; Yang Y; O'Dea RE, 2022, 'Methods for testing publication bias in ecological and evolutionary meta-analyses', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 13, pp. 4 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13724
    Journal articles | 2022
    Pottier P; Lin HY; Oh RRY; Pollo P; Rivera-Villanueva AN; Valdebenito JO; Yang Y; Amano T; Burke S; Drobniak SM; Nakagawa S, 2022, 'A comprehensive database of amphibian heat tolerance', Scientific Data, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01704-9
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yang Y; Hillebrand H; Lagisz M; Cleasby I; Nakagawa S, 2022, 'Low statistical power and overestimated anthropogenic impacts, exacerbated by publication bias, dominate field studies in global change biology', Global Change Biology, 28, pp. 969 - 989, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15972
    Journal articles | 2021
    Nakagawa S; Lagisz M; O'Dea RE; Rutkowska J; Yang Y; Noble DWA; Senior AM, 2021, 'The orchard plot: Cultivating a forest plot for use in ecology, evolution, and beyond', Research Synthesis Methods, 12, pp. 4 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1424
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yang Y; Lagisz M; Foo YZ; Noble DWA; Anwer H; Nakagawa S, 2021, 'Beneficial intergenerational effects of exercise on brain and cognition: a multilevel meta-analysis of mean and variance', Biological Reviews, 96, pp. 1504 - 1527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12712
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pan C; Lu M; Zhang Y; Yu Y; Lu Q; Yang Y; Pan J, 2019, 'Unevenly distributed LED light produces distinct behavioral preferences and production performance of broilers', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 12, pp. 49 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.25165/j.ijabe.20191202.4689
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wang K; Pan J; Rao X; Yang Y; Wang F; Zheng R; Ying Y, 2018, 'AN IMAGE-ASSISTED ROD-PLATFORM WEIGHING SYSTEM FOR WEIGHT INFORMATION SAMPLING OF BROILERS', TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE, 61, pp. 631 - 640, http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/trans.12312
    Journal articles | 2018
    Yang Y; Pan C; Zhong R; Pan J, 2018, 'Artificial light and biological responses of broiler chickens: dose-response', JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, 96, pp. 98 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jas/skx044
    Journal articles | 2018
    Yang Y; Pan C; Zhong R; Pan J, 2018, 'The quantitative models for broiler chicken response to monochromatic, combined, and mixed light-emitting diode light: A meta-analysis', POULTRY SCIENCE, 97, pp. 1980 - 1989, http://dx.doi.org/10.3382/ps/pey065
    Journal articles | 2018
    Yang Y; Zhen C; Yang B; Yu Y; Pan J, 2018, 'The effect of 580 nm-based-LED mixed light on growth, adipose deposition, skeletal development, and body temperature of chickens', JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY B-BIOLOGY, 183, pp. 288 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2018.04.040
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yang Y-F; Jiang J-S; Pan J-M; Ying Y-B; Wang X-S; Zhang M-L; Lu M-S; Chen X-H, 2016, 'The relationship of spectral sensitivity with growth and reproductive response in avian breeders (Gallus gallus)', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep19291
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yang Y; Jiang J; Wang Y; Liu K; Yu Y; Pan J; Ying Y, 2016, 'LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY RELATIONSHIP WITH GROWTH, FEED INTAKE, MEAT, AND MANURE CHARACTERISTICS IN BROILERS', Transactions of the ASABE, 59, pp. 1361 - 1370, http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/trans.59.11325
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yang Y; Yu Y; Pan J; Ying Y; Zhou H, 2016, 'A new method to manipulate broiler chicken growth and metabolism: Response to mixed LED light system', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep25972
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yang Y; Yu Y; Yang B; Zhou H; Pan J, 2016, 'Physiological responses to daily light exposure', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep24808
    Journal articles | 2015
    Jiang Z; Zhou M; Tong J; Jiang H; Yang Y; Wang A; You Z, 2015, 'Comparing an ant colony algorithm with a genetic algorithm for replugging tour planning of seedling transplanter', COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 113, pp. 225 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2015.02.011
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pan J; Yang Y; Yang B; Dai W; Yu Y, 2015, 'Human-Friendly Light-Emitting Diode Source Stimulates Broiler Growth', PLOS ONE, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135330
    Journal articles | 2015
    Yang YF; Jin SF; Zhong ZT; Yu YH; Yang B; Yuan HB; Pan JM, 2015, 'Growth responses of broiler chickens to different periods of artificial light', JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, 93, pp. 767 - 775, http://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2014-8096
    Journal articles | 2014
    Pan J; Yang Y; Yang B; Yu Y, 2014, 'Artificial Polychromatic Light Affects Growth and Physiology in Chicks', PLOS ONE, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0113595
  • Preprints | 2023
    Drobniak SM; Lagisz M; Yang Y; Nakagawa S, 2023, Realism and robustness require increased sample size when studying both sexes, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/m7cqz
    Preprints | 2023
    Lagisz M; Rutkowska J; Aich U; Ross RM; Santana MS; Wang J; Trubanová N; Page MJ; Pua AAY; Yang Y; Amin B; Martinig AR; Barnett A; Surendran A; Zhang J; Borg DN; Elisee J; Wrightson JG; Nakagawa S, 2023, Best Paper awards lack transparency, inclusivity, and support for Open Science, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.12.11.571170
    Preprints | 2023
    Nakagawa S; Lagisz M; Yang Y; Drobniak SM, 2023, Right Power Balance: Better Study Design but Less Emphasis on Power Would Improve Efficacy and Equity in Science, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/h7ufg
    Preprints | 2023
    Pottier P; Lagisz M; Burke S; Drobniak S; Downing P; Macartney E; Martinig AR; Mizuno A; Morrison K; Pollo P; Ricolfi L; Tam J; Williams C; Yang Y; Nakagawa S, 2023, Keywords to success: a practical guide to maximise the visibility and impact of academic papers, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.10.02.559861
    Preprints | 2022
    Yang Y; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2022, Decline effects are rare in ecology: Comment, , http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/qc7bx
    Preprints | 2022
    Yang Y; Sánchez-Tójar A; O'Dea R; Noble D; Koricheva J; Jennions M; Parker T; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2022, Publication bias impacts on effect size, statistical power, and magnitude (Type M) and sign (Type S) errors in ecology and evolutionary biology, , http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/97nv6
    Preprints | 2021
    Nakagawa S; Lagisz M; Jennions M; Koricheva J; Noble D; Parker T; Sánchez-Tójar A; Yang Y; O'Dea R, 2021, Methods for testing publication bias in ecological and evolutionary meta-analyses, , http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/k7pmz
    Preprints | 2021
    Yang Y; Hillebrand H; Lagisz M; Cleasby I; Nakagawa S, 2021, Low statistical power and overestimated anthropogenic impacts, exacerbated by publication bias, dominate field studies in global change biology, , http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/kdq45
    Preprints | 2019
    Nakagawa S; Lagisz M; O'Dea R; Rutkowska J; Yang Y; Noble D; Senior A, 2019, The Orchard Plot: Cultivating a Forest Plot for Use in Ecology, Evolution and Beyond, , http://dx.doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/epqa7

My research activities mainly focus on meta-analysis data science and research synthesis. I am good at advanced meta-analytic techniques, such as multilevel model, multivariate model, meta-analysis of variation, meta-analysis of magnitude, meta-analysis of interaction, and second-order meta-analysis. I am also interested in developing advanced meta-analytic techniques in collaboration with Prof. Shinichi Nakagawa.

My Research Supervision