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Group of Biological Invasion Ecology
Update time: 2023-04-26
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The Group of Biological Invasion Ecology  was set up in May 2018 under the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The group is committed to the research on the ecology of alien invasive plants. At present, the main research interests of the group are the invasion mechanism of alien invasive plants, the impact of alien invasive plants on local ecosystems, and the differences in the resistance of different ecosystems to alien invasive plants. The main research contents are as follows: (1) Relationship between kin recognition, kin competition and invasion (2) The influence of climate change on alien plant invasion (3) Resource fluctuation and alien plant invasion (4) The evolutionary response of native plants to alien plant invasion, etc. 

 Group Leader: Prof. ZHENG Yulong 



Liu Y, Zheng YL, Jahn LV, Burns JH. 2022. Invaders responded more positively to soil biota than native or noninvasive introduced species, consistent with enemy escape. Biological Invasions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-022-02919-y. 

Li WT, Zheng YL*, Wang RF. 2022. Extension of the EICA hypothesis for invasive Chromolaena odorata. Acta Oecologica, 114, 103803. 

Li WT, Zheng YL*, Wang RF, Wang ZY, Liu YM, Shi X, Liao ZY, Li YP, Feng YL. 2022. Shifts in chemical and microbiological properties belowground of invader Ageratina adenophora along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Plant Ecology, 153: 561-57. 

Shi X, Zheng YL*, Liao ZY. 2022. Effects of warming and nutrient fluctuation on invader Chromolaena odorata and natives in artificial communities. Plant Ecology, 223: 315-322. 

Li WT, Kuzyakov Y, Zheng YL, Li PF, Li GL, Liu M, Alharbi HA, Li ZP. 2022.  Depth effects on bacterial community assembly processes in paddy soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 165, 108517. 

Weitao Li, Yakov Kuzyakov, Yulong Zheng, Ming Liu, Meng Wu, Yuanhua Dong, Zhongpei Li. 2022. Effect of long-term fertilization on enzyme activities and microbial community composition in the rice rhizosphere. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B-Soil & Plant Science, 72(1): 454-462. 

Wang RF, Liao ZY, Li WT, Zhang CH, Zhang HB, ZhengYL. 2022. Low-level expression of induced defences and increased compensation in Eupatorium adenophorum relative to its native congeneric plant to mechanical wounding and insect herbivory. Journal of Plant Ecology. rtac069. 

Zheng YL*, Burns JH, Wang RF, Yang AD, Feng YL. 2021. Identity recognition and the invasion of exotic plant. Flora, 280, 151828. 

Shi X, Li WT*, Zheng YL*. 2021. Soil legacy effect of extreme precipitation on a tropical invader in different land use types. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 191, 104625. 

Zheng YL*, Burns JH, Liao ZY, Li WT, Li L. 2020. Nutrient fuctuation has different effects on a tropical invader in communities from the native and non-native range. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 178, 104193. 

Shi X, Liu G, Zheng YL*. 2020. Comparisons of irradiance utilization efficiency by invasive Chromolaena odorata and its three co-occurring species in one planted understory. Flora, 271, 151680. 

Burns JH, Jennifer EM, Zheng YL. 2019. Tests of alternative evolutionary models are needed to enhance our understanding of biological invasions. New Phytologist, 222: 701-707. 

Zheng YL*, Jean H. Burns, Liao ZY, Li YP, Yang J, Chen YJ, Zhang JL, Zheng YG. 2018. Species composition, functional and phylogenetic distances correlate with success of invasive Chromolaena odorata in an experimental test. Ecology Letters, 21: 1211-1220. 

Zheng YL, Liao ZY. 2017. High-density native-range species affects the invasive plant Chromolaena odorata more strongly than species from its invasive range. Scientific Reports, 7: 16075. 

Li YP, Feng YL, Kang ZL, Zheng YL, Zhang JL and Chen YJ. 2017. Changes in soil microbial communities due to biological invasions can reduce allelopathic effects. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57: 1281-1290. 

Tian YH, Yuan HF, Xie J, Zheng YL*. 2016. Shade tolerance and suitability of tree species for planting in rubber plantations. Southern Forests, 78: 11-18. 

Tian YH, Yuan HF, Xie J, Deng JW, Dao XS, Zheng YL*. 2016. Effect of diurnal irradiance on night chilling tolerance of six rubber cultivars. Photosynthetica, 54: 374-380. 

Chen YJ, Bongers F, Tomlinson K, Fan ZX, Lin H, Zhang SB, Zheng YL, Li YP, Cao KF, Zhang JL. 2016. Time lags between crown and basal sap flows in tropical lianas and co-occurring trees. Tree Physiology, 36: 736-747. 

Zheng YL, Feng YL, Zhang LK, Callaway RM, Valiente-Banuet A, Luo DQ, Liao ZY, Lei YB, Barclay GF, Silva-Pereyra C. 2015. Integrating the importance of novel chemical weapons and adaptation in the new ranges of a tropical invader. New Phytologist, 205: 1350-1359. 

Zheng YL*, Feng YL, Valiente-Banuet A, Li YP, Liao ZY, Zhang JL, Chen YJ. 2015. Are invasive plants more competitive than native conspecifics? Patterns vary with competitors. Scientific Reports. 5: 15622. 

Lu HZ, Liu WY, Yu FH, Song L, Xu XL, Wu CS, Zheng YL, Li YP, Gong HD, Chen K, Li S, Chen X, Qi JH, Lu SG. 2015. Higher clonal integration in the facultative epiphytic fern Selliguea griffithiana growing in the forest canopy compared with the forest understory. Annals of botany, 116: 113-122. 

Liao ZY, Zheng YL, Lei YB, Feng YL. 2014. Evolutionary increases in defense during a biological invasion. Oecologia, 174: 1205-1214 

Lei YB, Zheng YL, Dai KJ, Duan BL, Cai ZQ. 2014. Different responses of photosystem I and photosystem II in three tropical oilseed crops exposed to chilling stress and subsequent recovery. Trees-Structure and Function, 28: 923-933. 

Zheng YL*, Feng YL, Liao ZY, Li WT, Xiao HF, Sui HZ. 2013. Invasive Chromolaena odorata has similar size but higher phenolic concentration than native conspecifics. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 2013, 15: 769-781. 

Qin RM#, Zheng YL#, Alfonso Valiente-Banuet, Ragan M. Callaway, Gregor F. Barclay, Carlos Silva Pereyra, Feng YL. 2013. The evolution of increased competitive ability, innate competitive advantage, and novel biochemical weapons act in concert to promote invasion by a tropical invader. New Phytologist, 197: 979-988. (#共同第一作者) 

Tian YH, Lei YB, Zheng YL, Cai ZQ. 2013. Synergistic effect of colonization with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improves growth and drought tolerance of Plukenetia volubilis seedlings. Acta Physiologia Plantarum, 35: 687-696. 

Xiao HF, Schaefer DA, Lei YB, Zheng YL, Li YP, Yang XD, Feng YL. 2013. Influence of invasive plants on nematode communities under simulated CO2 enrichment. European Journal of Soil Biology, 58: 91-97. 

Zheng YL*, Feng YL, Lei YB, Liao ZY. 2012. Comparisons of plastic responses to irradiance and physiological traits by invasive Eupatorium adenophorum and its native congeners. Journal of plant physiology, 169: 884-891. 

Zheng YL*, Feng YL, Wang RF, Shi XD, Lei YB, Han LH. 2012. Invasive Eupatorium adenophorum suffers lower enemy impact on carbon assimilation than native congeners. Ecological research, 27: 867-872. 

Lei YB, Wang WB, Feng YL, Zheng YL, Gong HD. 2012. Synergistic interactions of CO2 enrichment and nitrogen deposition promote growth and ecophysiological advantages of invading Eupatorium adenophorum in Southwest China. Planta, 236: 1205-1213. 

Li Z, Lei YB, Zheng YL, Feng YL. 2011. Involvement of oxidative stress and autointoxication in leaf senescence of Amomum villosum. Plant Biosystems, 145: 762-769. 

Lei YB, Feng YL, Zheng YL, Wang RF, Gong HD, Zhang YP. 2011. Innate and evolutionary advantages of invasive Eupatorium adenophorum over native E. japonicum under ambient and doubled atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Biological Invasions, 13: 2703-2714. 

Zheng YL, Feng YL, Lei YB, Yang CY. 2009. Different photosynthetic responses to night chilling among twelve populations of Jatropha curcas. Photosynthetica, 47: 559-566. 

Zheng YL, Feng YL, Liu WX, Liao ZY. 2009. Growth, biomass allocation, morphology, and photosynthesis of invasive Eupatorium adenophorum and its native congeners grown at four irradiances. Plant Ecology, 203: 263-271. 

Feng YL, Lei YB, Wang RF, Callaway RM, Valiente-Banuet A, Inderjit, Li YP,  Zheng YL. 2009. Evolutionary tradeoffs for nitrogen allocation to photosynthesis versus cell walls in an invasive plant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106: 1853-1856. 

Feng YL, Fu GL, Zheng YL. 2008. Specific leaf area relates to the differences in leaf construction cost, photosynthesis, nitrogen allocation and use efficiencies between invasive and noninvasive alien congeners. Planta, 228: 383-390. 

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