Ongoing projects

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- TreeDì

- Productivity

- Nutrient cycling

- Multitrophic interaction


P1G:Spatio-temporal dynamics of canopy space filling
P1C: Belowground productivity and complementarity
P2G: Causes and effects of leaf trait variation
P2C: Roots and mycorrhizal traits
P3G: Spatio-temporal complementarity
P3C: Seasonal complementarity of wood growth
P4G: Associational effects of herbivory across spatial scales
P4C: Associational effects mediated by parasitoids
P5G: Drivers of leaf fungal pathogen load
P5C: Effects of leaf pathogens on leaf litter decomposition
P6G: Biodiversity effects on tree root exudate metabolomes
P6C: Complementarity in nitrogen uptake by roots
P7G: Rhizosphere microbiome and meta-transcriptome of TSPs
P7C: Mycorrhizal and endophytic fungal communities of TSPs
P8G: Functional diversity of soil microbial and nematode communities
P8C: Microbial function potential and its linkage with ecosystem functioning
P9G: Integrated modeling of tree individuals and animal population dynamics
P9C: Modeling forest community dynamics and neighbor TSP competition


Role of intra- and inter-specific species traits values in the genetic diversity effect on tree growth and forest productivity in the 4x1 genetic experiment
Species and genotypic specific tree growth under a gradient of species diversity and time series
The role of community trait identity and trait diversity on forest productivity, considering different species extinction scenarios
The richness effect on tree and shrub survival in the BEF-China experiment
Assessing the dynamic of vegetation function and productivity with laser and hyperspectral analyses of CSPs and main experiments
Understanding plant adaptation to different diversity level by regulating functional balances
Inference on growth-trait relationships is influenced by temporal species trait changes
Effects of tree richness and shrub richness on shrub productivity
The interation of tree diversity and shrub diversity effect on shrub survival rate

Nutrient cycling

Probing soil organic carbon composition and dynamics in the rhizosphere and bulk soil of Gutianshan
Formation and dynamics of mineral-associated organic carbon in subtropical forests
Effects of plant diversity on greenhouse gas fluxes and associated microbial mechanisms in soils of a subtropical forest
Analyses of species richness of the woody plants as affected by nitrogen mineralization via rhizosphere dynamics
Effects of species richness on priming effects and its underlying mechanisms

Multitrophic interaction

How does the diversity of bees, wasps and parasitoids relate to the tree species richness?
The effects of tree diversity on tree-caterpillar-parasitoid interaction; The effects of tree diversity on predator-prey interaction.
The interaction between soil mite and tree diversity; The responses of soil mite diversity to different tree species.
Effects of tree and shrub species diversity on leaf litter decomposition and microbial decomposers communities inhabiting in litter
Indirect effects of tree richness and species identity drive plant growth in subtropical forest
How does the association of tree species richness with litter fungal community change with time
The effects of host plant diversity on the assembly of leaf bacterial communities
Do trees with extrafloral nectaries interact with tree diversity in mediating insect communities, leaf damage, defense traits and tree growth?
tree death patterns and dispersal of pathogens in forest stand with different tree diversity
Dispersal of pathogens in forest stand with different tree diversity
The effects of tree species diversity on soil organic carbon accumulation and its microbial mechanisms in subtropical forests
The effect of plant species diversity and genetic diversity on multi-trophic levels and their feedbacks on community productivity
Microbial migration: from phyllosphere to soil