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
    Drobniak SM; Lagisz M; Yang Y; Nakagawa S, 2024, 'Realism and robustness require increased sample size when studying both sexes', PLoS Biology, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3002456
    Journal articles | 2024
    Morrison K; Yang Y; Santana M; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2024, 'A systematic evidence map and bibliometric analysis of the behavioural impacts of pesticide exposure on zebrafish', Environmental Pollution, 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123630
    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
    Pollo P; Lagisz M; Yang Y; Culina A; Nakagawa S, 2024, 'Synthesis of sexual selection: a systematic map of meta-analyses with bibliometric analysis', Biological Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.13117
    Journal articles | 2024
    Ricolfi L; Taylor MD; Yang Y; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2024, 'Maternal transfer of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wild birds: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Chemosphere, 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2024.142346
    Journal articles | 2024
    Yang Y; Lagisz M; Williams C; Noble DWA; Pan J; Nakagawa S, 2024, 'Robust point and variance estimation for meta-analyses with selective reporting and dependent effect sizes', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.14377
    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
    Chen JT; He PG; Jiang JS; Yang YF; Wang SY; Pan CH; Zeng L; He YF; Chen ZH; Lin HJ; Pan JM, 2023, 'In vivo prediction of abdominal fat and breast muscle in broiler chicken using live body measurements based on machine learning', Poultry Science, 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2022.102239
    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
    Steele J; Fisher JP; Smith D; Schoenfeld BJ; Yang Y; Nakagawa S, 2023, 'Meta-analysis of variation in sport and exercise science: Examples of application within resistance training research', Journal of Sports Sciences, 41, pp. 1617 - 1634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2023.2286748
    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 | 2023
    Zhang J; Huang L; Ng PH; Jahangiri L; Huang Q; Huang L; MacKinnon B; Yang Y; Nekouei O; Yang Y; Ferguson A; Marques AR; Ye R; St-Hilaire S, 2023, 'Rapid and safe electrochemical disinfection of salt water using laser-induced graphene electrodes', Aquaculture, 571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2023.739479
    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 | 2022
    Yang Y; Liu Q; Wang S; Zeng L; Pan C; Jado A; Elhadidi Y; Liu K; Pan J, 2022, 'Short-wavelength light induces broiler’s behavioral and physiological syndrome through a misaligned eating rhythm', International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 15, pp. 47 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.25165/j.ijabe.20221503.6456
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zeng L; Liu Q; Wang T; Yang Y; Jado A; Elhadidi Y; Lin W; Li J; Pan J, 2022, 'Effects of Monochromatic Blue Light on Reducing the Adverse Impact of Induced Cyclic Chronic Heat Stress during the Thermal Manipulation of Broiler Embryos', Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2022/9898311
    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 | 2020
    Yang Y; Liu Q; Wang T; Pan J, 2020, 'Wavelength-specific artificial light disrupts molecular clock in avian species: A power-calibrated statistical approach', Environmental Pollution, 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114206
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pan CH; Lu MS; Zhang YP; Yu Y; Lu QY; Yang YF; 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; 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 | 2016
    Yang YF; Jiang JS; Pan JM; Ying YB; Wang XS; Zhang ML; Lu MS; Chen XH, 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 | 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 | 2023
    Yang Y; Lagisz M; Nakagawa S, 2023, Enriching meta-analyses through scoping review, bibliometrics, and alternative impact metrics: Visualizing study characteristics, hidden risk of bias, societal influence, and research translation, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2312.01643v1
    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
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Yang Y; Deng F; Guo Z, 2017, 'Numerical simulation and analysis of artificial aeration ecological purification system based on CFD (computational fluid dynamics)', in 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aim.201700714

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