Head of the Group: Dr. SONG Liang
MAJOR FIELD OF RESEARCH:
The research field focuses on ecosystem health and bio-indication, disturbance and ecosystem degradation, responses and process after disturbance, determining of recovery capability and measures for various degraded ecosystems. Study areas:
？？Recovery capability and obstacles, and effective ways for vegetation restoration of degraded lands in karst, dry-hot valley and other areas
？？Response of epiphytes of montane moist forest to climate change and its bio-indication
？？Invasive plants and their control measures in terrestrial and hydrophytic ecosystems
Liu Wenyao, Chief professor, Ph. D., received undergraduate training in forestry from Beijing Forestry University from 1978 to 1982, and completed Ph. D. research at Department of Environmental Biology, Curtin University of technology, Australia from 1997 and 2000. As a visiting professor in Curtin University of Technology for Restoration Research from 1996 to 1997, funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Shen Youxin, Asso. Prof., Ph. D. Graduated from Graduate School of CAS in 2006.
Song Liang, Research Fellow, Ph.D. Graduate University of CAS in 2012.
Li Su, Research Fellow, Ph.D. Graduate University of CAS in 2013.
Since 2001, 23 students have been enrolled in RER, including 8 Ph.D. and 15 master degree students. Among them, 3 Ph.D. and 9 master degree students have graduated.
1. Key technology integration for comprehensive measures and its demonstration in
karst mountain area. (2007BAD53B, Program of National Science and Technology Supporting Plan of China, 2007-2010, 45.59milion RMB)
2. Response of epiphytes in montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest to climatic change and its bio-indication. (Supported by the Natural ScienceFoundation of China. 2009-2011, 280,000 RMB)
3. Application of environmental isotopes in hydrological function studies of tropical
montane rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, SW China. (Supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China, 2008-2010, 320,000 RMB)
4. Composition, physical and chemical properties, and enzyme activities of canopy humus in montane moist evergreen broadleaved forest and cloud forest in Ailao Mountain. (Supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China, 2008-2010, 340,000 RMB)
5. Epiphytes biomass and its spatial distribution in montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in Ailao Mountain. 2005-2007, Natural Science Foundation of China. (Supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China, 2005-2007, 210,000 RMB)
6. Degradation mechanism of the typical ecosystem and vegetation restoration in
tropics, southern Yunnan. ( 2004-2006, 1,000,000 RMB)
7. Species diversity and biomass structure of epiphytes and their response to anthropogenic disturbance of montane evergreen broad-leaved forest in Ailao Mountain. (Supported the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, 2005-2008,
8. Evaluation of hydrological service function of tropical montane rubber plantation
in Xishuangbanna, SW China, (Supported by the West Light Foundation of CAS, 2008-2010, 200,000 RMB)
9. Natural successional forces for vegetation recovery of typical degraded karst ecosystem. 2007-2009, West Light Program of CAS(Supported by the West Light Foundation of CAS, 2008-2010, 250,000 RMB)
10. Ecological adaptability of the weed (Eupatorium adenophorum) in Yunnan, SW China. 2006-2009, Province (Supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Yunnan, 60,000RMB)
11.Ecological strategies and aquatic adoption of clones of Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) solms. (Supported by the CAS, 2007-2009, 800,000 RMB)
Song L, Lu HZ, Xu XL, Li S, Shi XM, Chen X, Wu Y, Huang JB, Chen Q, Liu S et al: Organic nitrogen uptake is a significant contributor to nitrogen economy of subtropical epiphytic bryophytes. Scientific Reports 2016, 6.
Chen X, Liu WY, Song L, Li S, Wu Y, Shi XM, Huang JB, Wu CS: Physiological Responses of Two Epiphytic Bryophytes to Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulfur Addition in a Subtropical Montane Cloud Forest. PLoS One 2016, 11(8).
Lu HZ, Song L, Liu WY, Xu XL, Hu YH, Shi XM, Li S, Ma WZ, Chang YF, Fan ZX et al: Survival and Growth of Epiphytic Ferns Depend on Resource Sharing. Front Plant Sci 2016, 7:8.
Chen X, Liu WY, Song L, Li S, Wu CS, Lu HZ: Adaptation of epiphytic bryophytes in the understorey attributing to the correlations and trade-offs between functional traits. Journal of Bryology 2016, 38(2):110-117.
Song L, Zhang YJ, Chen X, Li S, Lu HZ, Wu CS, Tan ZH, Liu WY, Shi XM: Water relations and gas exchange of fan bryophytes and their adaptations to microhabitats in an Asian subtropical montane cloud forest. Journal of Plant Research 2015, 128(4):573-584.
Song L, Ma WZ, Yao YL, Liu WY, Li S, Chen K, Lu HZ, Cao M, Sun ZH, Tan ZH et al: Bole bryophyte diversity and distribution patterns along three altitudinal gradients in Yunnan, China. Journal of Vegetation Science 2015, 26(3):576-587.
Lu HZ, Liu WY, Yu FH, Song L, Xu XL, Wu CS, Zheng YL, Li YP, Gong HD, Chen K et al: Higher clonal integration in the facultative epiphytic fern Selliguea griffithiana growing in the forest canopy compared with the forest understorey. Annals of Botany 2015, 116(1):113-122.
Liu WJ, Luo QP, Li JT, Wang PY, Lu HJ, Liu WY, Li HM: The effects of conversion of tropical rainforest to rubber plantation on splash erosion in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Hydrology Research 2015, 46(1):168-174. Li S, Liu WY, Li DW, Song L, Shi XM, Lu HZ: Species richness and vertical stratification of epiphytic lichens in subtropical primary and secondary forests in southwest China. Fungal Ecol 2015, 17:30-40.
Liu WJ, Li PJ, Duan WP, Liu WY: Dry-season water utilization by trees growing on thin karst soils in a seasonal tropical rainforest of Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Ecohydrology 2014, 7(3):927-935.
Liu WJ, Li JT, Lu HJ, Wang PY, Luo QP, Liu WY, Li HM: Vertical patterns of soil water acquisition by non-native rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) in Xishuangbanna, southwest China. Ecohydrology 2014, 7(4):1234-1244.
Li S, Liu WY, Li DW, Li ZX, Song L, Chen K, Fu Y: Slower rates of litter decomposition of dominant epiphytes in the canopy than on the forest floor in a subtropical montane forest, southwest China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 2014, 70:211-220.
Zhao XJ, Liu WY, Zhou M: Lack of local adaptation of invasive crofton weed (Ageratina adenophora) in different climatic areas of Yunnan Province, China. Journal of Plant Ecology 2013, 6(4):316-322.
Li S, Liu WY, Li DW: Epiphytic lichens in subtropical forest ecosystems in southwest China: Species diversity and implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 2013, 159:88-95.
Li S, Liu WY, Li DW: Bole epiphytic lichens as potential indicators of environmental change in subtropical forest ecosystems in southwest China. Ecological Indicators 2013, 29:93-104.
Song L, Liu WY, Nadkarni NM: Response of non-vascular epiphytes to simulated climate change in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in southwest China. Biological Conservation 2012, 152:127-135.
Song L, Liu WY, Ma WZ, Qi JH: Response of epiphytic bryophytes to simulated N deposition in a subtropical montane cloud forest in southwestern China. Oecologia 2012, 170(3):847-856.
Gao L, Liu WY, Shen YX, Liu WJ: TRADE-OFF RESPONSES OF THE CLONAL PLANT WATER LETTUCE (PISTIA STRATIOTES L.) TO THE ALLELOPATHY OF CROFTON WEED (EUPATORIUM ADENOPHORUM SPRENG). Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 2012, 58(4):313-324.
Song LA, Liu WY, Ma WZ, Tan ZH: Bole epiphytic bryophytes on Lithocarpus xylocarpus (Kurz) Markgr. in the Ailao Mountains, SW China. Ecological Research 2011, 26(2):351-363.
Shen YX, Zhao CY, Liu WY: Seed vigor and plant competitiveness resulting from seeds of Eupatorium adenophorum in a persistent soil seed bank. Flora 2011, 206(11):935-942.
Liu WJ, Liu WY, Lu HJ, Duan WP, Li HM: Runoff generation in small catchments under a native rain forest and a rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, southwestern China. Water and Environment Journal 2011, 25(1):138-147.
Li S, Liu WY, Wang LS, Ma WZ, Song L: Biomass, diversity and composition of epiphytic macrolichens in primary and secondary forests in the subtropical Ailao Mountains, SW China. Forest Ecology and Management 2011, 261(11):1760-1770.
Liu WJ, Liu WY, Li PJ, Duan WP, Li HM: Dry season water uptake by two dominant canopy tree species in a tropical seasonal rainforest of Xishuangbanna, SW China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2010, 150(3):380-388.
Li XS, Liu WY, Tang CQ: The role of the soil seed and seedling bank in the regeneration of diverse plant communities in the subtropical Ailao Mountains, Southwest China. Ecological Research 2010, 25(6):1171-1182.
Li XS, Liu WY, Chen JW, Tang CQ, Yuan CM: Regeneration pattern of primary forest species across forest-field gradients in the subtropical Mountains of Southwestern China. Journal of Plant Research 2010, 123(6):751-762.
Yuan CM, Liu WY, Tang CQ, Li XS: Species composition, diversity, and abundance of lianas in different secondary and primary forests in a subtropical mountainous area, SW China. Ecological Research 2009, 24(6):1361-1370.
Ma WZ, Liu WY, Li XJ: Species composition and life forms of epiphytic bryophytes in old-growth and secondary forests in Mt. Ailao, SW China. Cryptogamie Bryologie 2009, 30(4):477-500.
Yang LP, Liu WY, Ma WZ: Woody debris stocks in different secondary and primary forests in the subtropical Ailao Mountains, southwest China. Ecological Research 2008, 23(5):805-812.
Liu WJ, Wang PY, Liu WY, Li JT, Li PJ: The importance of radiation fog in the tropical seasonal rain forest of Xishuangbanna, south-west China. Hydrology Research 2008, 39(1):79-87.
Liu WJ, Liu WY, Li JT, Wu ZW, Li HM: Isotope variations of throughfall, stemflow and soil water in a tropical rain forest and a rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Hydrology Research 2008, 39(5-6):437-449.
Shen YX, Liu WY, Cao M, Li YH: Seasonal variation in density and species richness of soil seed-banks in karst forests and degraded vegetation in central Yunnan, SW China. Seed Science Research 2007, 17(2):99-107.
Liu WJ, Liu WY, Li PJ, Gao L, Shen YX, Wang PY, Zhang YP, Li HM: Using stable isotopes to determine sources of fog drip in a tropical seasonal rain forest of Xishuangbanna, SW China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2007, 143(1-2):80-91.
Shen YX, Liu WY, Baskin JM, Baskin CC, Cao M: Persistent soil seed banks of the globally significant invasive species, Eupatorium adenophorum, in Yunnan Province, south-western China. Seed Science Research 2006, 16(2):157-162.
Liu WY, Fox JED, Xu ZF: Litterfall and nutrient dynamics in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in Ailao Mountains, SW China. Plant Ecology 2003, 164(2):157-170.
Liu WY, Fox JED, Xu ZF: Nutrient budget of a montane evergreen broad-leaved forest at Ailao Mountain National Nature Reserve, Yunnan, southwest China. Hydrological Processes 2003, 17(6):1119-1134.
Liu WY, Fox JED, Xu ZF: Biomass and nutrient accumulation in montane evergreen broad-leaved forest (Lithocarpus xylocarpus type) in Ailao Mountains, SW China. Forest Ecology and Management 2002, 158(1-3):223-235.
Liu WY, Fox JED, Xu ZF: Nutrient fluxes in bulk precipitation, throughfall and stemflow in montane subtropical moist forest on Ailao Mountains in Yunnan, south-west China. Journal of Tropical Ecology 2002, 18:527-548.
Liu WY, Fox JED, Xu ZF: Leaf litter decomposition of canopy trees, bamboo and moss in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest on Ailao Mountain, Yunnan, south-west China. Ecological Research 2000, 15(4):435-447.
Wang DJ, Shen YX, Li YH, Huang J: Rock Outcrops Redistribute Organic Carbon and Nutrients to Nearby Soil Patches in Three Karst Ecosystems in SW China. PLoS One 2016, 11(8).
Wang DJ, Shen YX, Huang J, Li YH: Rock outcrops redistribute water to nearby soil patches in karst landscapes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2016, 23(9):8610-8616.
Shen YX, Liu WL, Li YH, Guan HL: Large Sample Area and Size Are Needed for Forest Soil Seed Bank Studies to Ensure Low Discrepancy with Standing Vegetation. PLoS One 2014, 9(8).
Shen YX, Gao L, Xia X, Li YH, Guan HL: Successional Distance between the Source and Recipient Influence Seed Germination and Seedling Survival during Surface Soil Replacement in SW China. PLoS One 2013, 8(11).