Our research interests focus on vegetation pattern of forest-grassland ecotone, degradation mechanism of mountain ecosystems, structure and functions of high-frigid meadow ecosystems, effects of climate change and human disturbance, snow ecology and sustainable management and utilization of grassland. Based on basic scientific research, we launch a series of demonstration project aimed on restoring degraded mountain ecosystems and sustainable utilization of grassland ecosystems in the upper
WU Ning, Ph.D, professor, tutor for Ph.D candidate. Graduated from Freedom University of Berlin in 1995; post-doctoral research funded by Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship from 1999 to 2001. Director, of Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS; Chairman of scholarship committee and academic degrees committee of CIB; editor in chief of Journal of Applied and Environmental Biology, Director of Key Laboratory of Mountain Ecological Restoration and Bioresource Utilization and the Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS. Email: email@example.com.
LUO Peng, Ph.D, professor, tutor for Ph.D candidate. Graduated from Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS in 2001. Research interests: ethnobotany and alpine ecology. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WU Yan, Ph.D, professor. Graduated from Moscow University in 2005. Research interests: snow ecology and forest ecology. Email: email@example.com
WANG Qian, Ph.D, associate professor. Graduated from Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS in 2006. Research interests: forest ecology and timberline formation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHI Fusun, Ph.D, assistant professor. Graduated from Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS in 2008. Research interests: geostatistics and effects of simulated climate change. Email: email@example.com
LU Tao, Ph.D, assistant professor. Graduated from
SUN Geng, Ph.D, assistant professor. Graduated from Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS in 2008. Research interests: global change ecology and biogeochemistry. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Achievement and Awards since 2005
Published two monographs and more than 100 papers, including 51 SCI or EI papers;
Once awarded Sichuan First Prize for Progress in Science and Technology;
Twice awarded Sichuan Second Prize for Progress in Science and Technology;
One person awarded the title Sichuan Pioneer and Leading Scholars in Science and Technology;
One person awarded the title Sichuan Experts for Outstanding Contributions;
One person awarded the May 4th Youth medal;
One person awarded Ethnic Youth Solidarity and Progress Medal;
Model and technology developed for restoring degraded vegetation and sustainable utilization of grassland ecosystems put into effect in the area of 541.8 Mu, achieving economic value of at least 230 million Yuan.
Since 2005, our group took on more than 40 projects, such as the National Science and Technology Support Program “Study and demonstration of ecological conservation and management model in an ecologically frangible World's Heritage Site” and sub-projects “Development and demonstration of regulating technology in a alpine forest-grassland ecotone”, “Dynamic monitor on ecosystem restoration and threatened plants in the degraded Roige Wetlans” and “Study on diversity of plant and animal and conservation technology of important threatened plant in Hongyuan County and Aba County”, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Knowledge Innovation Project Important Directional Program “Study on the ecological effects of Wenchuan Earthquake and vegetation restoration” and projects “Impacts of grassland utilization and management on biodiversity and sustainable development” and “Ecological functions and regulation of soil methane emission”, the National Natural Science Foundation project of China “impacts of human disturbance on alpine timberline and coupling effects of related ecological factors in the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau” and China-EU Cooperation projects “Impacts of enclosure on biodiversity in pasture region of Qinghai-Tibetan plateau”.
Current Ph.D candidate：
ZUO Wanqing（2009-, joint）
Current Master Candidate：
XU Junjun（2007-, joint）
HU Hongyu（2007-, joint）
Graduated Ph.D Students：
Graduated Master Students：
Selected publications(2005 onwards)
1. Alpine Plant Life-Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems. Wu N., Luo P. et al . (translated). Science Press, 2008.
2. Wu N. (ed.) Restoration and Reconstruction of Degraded Mountain Ecosystems-Theory and Practice in the upper Minjiang River. Scichuan Science and Technology Press, 2007.
3. Chen H, Wu N, Gao Y H, Wang Y F., Luo P., Tian J Q. Spatial variations on methane emissions from Zoige alpine wetlands of Southwest China. Science of the Total Environment, 2009, 407: 1097-1104.
4. Chen H., Wu N., Yuan X Z., Gao Y H., Zhu D. Aftermath of the Wenchuan Earthquake. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2009, 7: 72.
5. Qiu P F., Wu N., Luo P., Wang Z Y., Li M H. Analysis of Dynamics and driving factors of wetland landscape in Zoige, eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Mountain Science, 2009, 6(1): 42-55.
6. Sun G., Luo P., Wu N., Qiu P F., Gao Y H., Chen H., Shi F S. Stellera chamaejasme L. increases soil N availability, turnover rates and microbial biomass in an alpine meadow ecosystem on the eastern Tibetan Plateau of China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 2009, 41: 86-91.
7. Chen H., Wu N., Yao S P., Gao Y H., Zhu D., Wang Y F., Xiong W., Yuan X. High Methane Emissions from a Littoral Zone on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Environment, 2009, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.07.001.
8. Wang Q., Wu N., Luo P. Simulation of light regimes in typical subalpine forest succession series of eastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Polish Ecology, 2009, 57(2): 251-260.
9. Chen H., Yao S P., Wu N., Wang Y F., Luo P, Tian J Q., Gao Y H., Sun G. Determinants influencing seasonal variations of methane emissions from alpine wetlands in Zoige Plateau and their implications. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 2008, 113, doi: 10.1029/2006JD008072.
10. Chen W N., Wu Y., Wu N., Luo P. Effects of snow cover on plant species diversity in alpine meadows of the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Mountain Science, 2008, 5: 327-339.
11. Gao Y H., Luo P., Wu N., Chen H., Wang G X. Impacts of grazing intensity on nitrogen pools and nitrogen cycle in an alpine meadow on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 2008, 6 (3): 67-77.
12. Gao Y H., Luo P., Wu N., Chen H. Nitrification and denitrification in an alpine meadow soil of the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Acta Agriculture Scandinavica Section B -- Soil and Plant Science, 2008, 58: 93-96.
13. Wang Q., Wu N., Luo P., Yi S L., Bao W K., Shi F S. Growth rate of mosses and their environmental determinants in subalpine coniferous forests and clear cuts at the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Frontiers of Forestry in China, 2008, 3(2): 171-176.
14. Yi S L., Wu N., Luo P., Wang Q., Shi F., Zhang Q., Ma J Z. Agricultural heritage disintegration - Trends of agropastoral transhumance in southeast Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 2008, 15: 273-282.
15. Zhang Y C., Zhang Q Y., Yirdaw E., Luo P., Wu N. Clonal integration of Fragaria orientalis driven by contrasting water availability between adjacent patches, Botanical Studies, 2008, 49: 373-383.
16. Zhang Y C., Zhang Q Y., Luo P., Wu N. Photosynthetic response of Fragaria orientalis in different water contrast clonal integration, Ecological Research, 2008, Doi: 10.1007/s11284-008-0533-x.
17. Shi F S., Wu N., Luo P. Effect of temperature enhancement on community structure and biomass of subalpine meadow in Northwestern Sichuan. Acta Ecologia Sinica, 2008, 28 (11): 5286-5293.
18. Wu N., Lu T. Luo P., Zhu D. A review of the impacts of earthquake on mountain ecosystems: taking 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake as an example. Acta Ecologia Sinica, 2008, 28(12): 5810-5819.
19. Zhang Q Y., Luo P., Zhang Y C., Shi F S., Yi S L., Wu N. Ecological characteristics of Abies georgei population at timberline on the north-facing slope of Baima Snow Mountain, Southwest China. Acta Ecologia Sinica, 2008, 28(1): 129-135.
20. Gao Y H., Luo P., Wu N., Yi S L., Chen H. Biomass and nitrogen responses to grazing intensity in an alpine meadow on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Polish Journal of Ecology, 2007, 55(3): 469-479.
21. Wu Y., Liu Q., Lin B. Structure of Abies faxoniana subalpine coniferous forest in eastern Qing-Tibet Plateau. Journal of Moscow State University. Ser. Biology, 2007 (3): 23-27.
22. Yi S L., Wu N., Luo P., Wang Q., Shi F S., Sun G., Ma J Z. Changes in livestock migration patterns in a Tibetan style Aaropastoral system - A Study in the three-parallel-rivers region of Yunnan, China, Mountain Research and Development, 2007, 27(2): 138-145.
23. Wang Q., Wu N., Luo P., Yi S L., Bao W K., Shi F S. Moss growth rate and its environmental determinants in sub-alpine coniferous forest and clear-cut land in Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2007, 31(3): 464-469.
24. Wu Y., Onipchenko V.G. The impact of snow-cover on alpine vegetation type of different aspects in the west Sichuan Province. Acta Ecologia Sinica, 2007, 27: 5120-5129.
25. Zhang Q Y., Zhang Y C., Luo P., Wang Q., Wu N. Ecological characteristics of a Sabina saltuaria population at timberline on the south-facing slope of Baima Snow Mountain, Southwest China. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2007, 31(5): 857-864.
26. Wu Y., Onipchenko V.G. Relation of the snow cover to the structure of vegetation in the alpine communities of the eastern Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Zhurnal Obshchei Biologii, 2006, 67 (6): 452-463.
27. Sun G., Wu N., Luo P. Soil N pools and transformation rates under different land-uses in a sublpine forest-grassland ecotone. Pedosphere, 2005, 15(1): 52-58.
28. Yan Z L., Wu N., Dorji Y., Ru J. A review of rangeland privatization and its implications in the Tibetan Plateau, China. Nomadic Peoples, 2005, 9(1/2):31-51.
29. Yan Z L., Wu N. Rangeland privatization and its impacts on the Zoige wetlands on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Mountain Science, 2005, 2(2): 105-115.
30. Cheng W., Wu N., Luo P. Ecological characteristics of Minjiang Fir (Abies faxoniana Rehd. Et wild) population near timberline on upper Min River. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2005, 29(3): 349-353.
31.Sun G., Wu N., Luo P. Characteristics of soil nitrogen and carbon of pastures under different management in Northwestern Sichuan. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2005, 29(2): 304-310.