Announcements

  • 2021/09/07 We finished the second survey of our long-term old-file succession study in Tiantong, Zhejiang.
  • 2021/09/01 Yani Meng, Bingwei Lyu, and Yansong Zhang officially joined our lab as graduate students. Read more >>
  • 2021/8/31 We established the sampling plots about multiple resources addition in our long-term old-field succession study site.
  • 2021/08/20 Our project “Microclimate effects on soil multi-functionalities in subtropical forests” has been granted by the Natural Science Foundation of China (period: 2022.01 – 2024.12) as a Youth Program. In this project, we aim to modulate forest microclimate in three forest stands and explore how microclimate change impacts understory plant and soil microbial community assembly, thereby changing soil multi functionalities. Read more >>
  • 2021/07/30 Shuya Fan was awarded Chinese Government Scholarship to study at the University of Konstanz for one year.
  • 2021/07/16 – 2021/07/23 Wenbo Yu participated in the SYSU EEB Summer School Ⅶ 2021, at the end class he spoke on behalf of his study group and won the title of an outstanding student. Read more >>
  • 2021/07/01 Yue Li begins to conduct the microcosm experiments aim to explore the effects of resource diversity on bacterial communities.
  • 2021/6/30 Shan Rao made a report on the 40th Guanghua Postgraduate Academic Forum of East China Normal University: the impact of species extinction and colonization on the succession of Ling-gu Temple forest community, the driving mechanism of phylogenetic and functional structure. Read more >>
  • 2021/6/28 – 2021/7/5 Shan Rao participated in the 17th summer advanced workshop on ecology of Fudan University Graduate Summer School in 2021.             Read more >>
  • 2021/05/29 We invited Dr. Jinlong Zhang from Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden to our “R Learning Program”.  He gave a talk about “Predicting Species Potential Distribution in R: Concept, Approach, and Meaning”. This talk attracted more than 400 people to attend, and we received many positive feedbacks from both presenters and attendees. Read more >>
  • 2021/5/22 Shiyu Ma initiated a network project named “Litter Decomposition Along Elevation Gradient in Subtropical Forests”. In this project, we used Tea-bag as litter materials and buried more than 10,000 bags across 13 mountains which covered most subtropical areas in China. Our goal is to disentangle the elevational pattern of litter decomposition rate and its impacting factors.
  •  2021/5/21-2021/5/24 Wenbo Yu participated in the 11th International Symposium on Modern Ecology  (ISOME-XI) learned advanced ecological knowledge and exchanged relevant research issues with participating experts. Read more >>
  • 2021/3/25 – 2021/4/30 Wenbo Yu and Yangfan Fei sampled the zooplankton in the 21 islands of Zhoushan islands to explore several basic island biogeography issues. 
  • 2021/4/6 Shan Rao participated in the principal introduction and related training of the BTI cyclion5 imaging system.
  • 2021/3/1 Shan Rao participated in the microcosm experiment: A Study on the impact of resource utilization efficiency on community invasiveness under resource pulses in different growth periods. 
  • 2021/2/28  Yangfan Fei joined the survey of the Pu Jiang Country Park study. 
  • 2021/03/31 Yue Li participated in the Guanghua Forum of East China Normal University online,she reported on the literature on biodiversity and invasive relationships. Read more >>
  • 2020/09/13 Xiaorong Lu, Yue Li, and Yangfan Fei officially joined our lab as graduate students. Read more >>
  • 2020/09/01 We are seeking new postdocs and research assistants to join our lab. Expected start date: Sep 2021. Read more >>
  • 2020/07/29 We call for volunteers! Read more >>
  • 2020/06/27 We finished the first survey of our long-term old-field succession study. 
  • 2020/06/07 Our lab was fund by the Shanghai Rising-Star Program. Read more >>
  • 2020/04/27 Our paper on the island biogeography of soil bacteria and fungi was published on The ISME Journal. Read more >>
  • 2020/04/01 Our paper on the island community assembly of microbes was published on Environmental Microbiology. Read more >>
  • 2020/01/13 Prof. Chao Ma from Anhui Agricultural University visit our lab. Read more >>
  • 2020/01/08 Shuya Fan and Shan Rao jointly completed the establishment of the sampling plots in our long-term old-field succession study site. Read more >>
  • 2019/12/12 Xiaorong Lu & Xiaoye Shi visit Sun Yat-sen University, South China Normal University, and Guangdong Magigene Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
  • 2019/12/02 Xiaorong Lu attended a soil microbiology training course at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.     Read more >>
  • 2019/11/29 Shiyu Ma attended The 18th Ecology Conference of China (organized by Yunnan University) and gave a talk. Read more >>
  • 2019/11/17 Shuya Fan & Shan Rao visit our long-term old-field succession study site.
  • 2019/11/14 Shiyu Ma started a new research project at Cixi planted forest (Ningbo), which aims to understand the understory community assembly during close-to-nature silviculture. Read more >>
  • 2019/10/20 We constructed a long-term old-field succession study near Tiantong station, Shuya Fan & Rao Shan set up the study site.
  • 2019/10/12 We visited Xu Chi’s lab at Nanjing University and Hui Guo’s lab at Nanjing Agricultural University. Read more >>
  • 2019/10/08 By collaborating with Prof. Xu Chi of Nanjing University, Shan Rao started a new project that focused on the long-term forest succession near Linggu Temple in Nanjing. Read more >>
  • 2019/09/25 Shaopeng gave an invited talk for NSFC-RGC Young Scholars Forum Frontiers in Ecology and Environmental Science and Green Development at Guangxi University. Read more>>
  • 2019/09/19 Xiaorong Lu, Xiaoye Shi, and Wenbo Yu collected soil samples from our close-to-nature silviculture study sites in Ningbo, Zhejiang. Read more >>
  • 2019/09/01 Wenbo Yu, Xiaoye Shi, and Shan Rao officially joined our lab as graduate students. Read more >>
  • 2019/07/30 Xiaoye Shi joined the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau research project of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, and collected hundreds of soil samples for microbial studies. Read more >>
  • 2019/07/29 Shiyu Ma joined our lab formally as a Postdoc. Read more >>
  • 2019/07/29 Shaopeng gave an invited talk for the Ecology Summer School at Northeast Normal University, Changchun. Read more >>
  • 2019/07/26 Wenbo Yu & Shan Rao attended the Ecology Summer School at Northeast Normal University, and then visited Songnen Grassland Ecological Research Station.
  • 2019/07/12 Xiaorong Lu officially joined our lab as a Research Assistant. Read more >>
  • 2019/06/28  Shaopeng presented an invited talk at South China Normal University, Guangzhou. Read more >>
  • 2019/06/20 ECNU-UAlberta Joint Lab for Biodiversity Study signed a research cooperation agreement with Baishanzu National Nature Reserve, Zhejiang. Read more >>
  • 2019/06/18  We are seeking new Ph.D. students and postdocs to join our lab. Expected start date: Sep 2019 or 2020.  Read more >>
  • ​2019/03/30 Shaopeng presented an invited talk at Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing.
  • 2019/01/07 Shaopeng Li officially joined the School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University.​
  • 2018/09/08  Our paper on the mechanisms of microbial invasion was accepted by The ISME Journal. Read more >>