Yuxin Chen (陈宇新)
Principal Investigater, Associate Professor
Profile: Yuxin got his PhD in Ecology at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU,中山大学) in 2016. After that he worked as an Associate Researcher at SYSU and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Zurich. He joined Xiamen University and started the Lab in 2019.
Research: Biodiversity maintenance, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships, statistical modeling, the diversity of leaf colors, etc.
Editorial Services: Reviewing Editor of eLife (2020 - )
Email: yuxin.chen“AT”xmu.edu.cn or chenyux9“AT”gmail.com
Lei Wang (王磊)
PhD student (2020~ )
Profile: Lei got his master degree in ecology at Fujian Normal University (福建师范大学) in 2019. After that, he worked as a research assistant in the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学院城市环境研究所).
Research: Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships, carbon and nitrogen cycles in forest ecosystems
Zewei Zhuang (庄泽玮)
Master student (2020~ )
Profile: Zewei graduated from Fujian Normal University (福建师范大学) .
Research: Drought tolerance of tree species, community assembly, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships
13. Li, W., Y. Chen*, Y. Shen, Y. Lu and S. Yu*. (2021). Plant trait differences and soil moisture jointly affect insect herbivory on seedling young leaves in a subtropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 482. (*Corresponding authors) [PDF]
12. Yang, J., X. Song, J. Zambrano, Y. Chen, M. Cao, X. Deng, W. Zhang, X. Yang, G. Zhang, Y. Tang, and N. G. Swenson. 2020. Intra‐specific variation in tree growth responses to neighborhood composition and seasonal drought in a tropical forest. Journal of Ecology. [PDF]
11. Chen, J., Y. Luo, Y. Chen, A. J. Felton, K. A. Hopping, R.-W. Wang, S. Niu, X. Cheng, Y. Zhang, J. Cao, J. E. Olesen, M. N. Andersen, and U. Jørgensen. 2020. Plants with lengthened phenophases increase their dominance under warming in an alpine plant community. Science of The Total Environment. [Full text]
10. Huang, F., M. Liang, Y. Zheng, X. Liu, Y. Chen, W. Li, S. Luo, and S. Yu. 2020. Soil nitrogen availability intensifies negative density-dependent effects in a subtropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology. [Full text]
9. Chen, Y.#, Y. Huang#, P. A. Niklaus,N. Castro-Izaguirre, A. T. Tomas, H. Bruelheide, K. Ma and B. Schmid. 2020. Directed species loss reduces community productivity in a subtropical forest biodiversity experiment. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 550-559. (#co-first authors) [Full text; Data; Code] [Behind the paper] [Media: UZH; ScienceDaily; Phys.org; XinhuaNet] [媒体：中国新闻网; 中国科学网; 央广网; 新华网；科技日报；东南网；厦门日报]
8. Luo, S., B. Schmid, C. Wagg, Y. Chen, B. Jiang, M. Liang, X. Liu, and S. Yu. 2020. Community‐wide trait means and variations affect biomass in a biodiversity experiment with tree seedlings. Oikos. [PDF]
7. Shen, Y., M. N. Umaña, W. Li, M. Fang, Y. Chen, H. Lu, and S. Yu. 2019. Coordination of leaf, stem and root traits in determining seedling mortality in a subtropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management 446:285-292. [PDF]
6. Wang, Y., M.W. Cadotte, Y. Chen, L.H. Fraser, Y. Zhang, F. Huang, S. Luo, N. Shi, and M. Loreau, Global evidence of positive biodiversity effects on ecosystem spatial stability in a natural grasslands. Nature Communications 10:3207. [PDF] [媒体：中山大学]
4. Bruelheide, H., Y. Chen, Y. Huang, K. Ma, P. A. Niklaus, and B. Schmid. 2019. Response to Comment on “Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experiment”. Science 363:eaav9863. [Full text]
3. Huang, Y.#, Y. Chen#, et al. 2018. Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experiment. Science 362:80-83. (#Co-first authors) [Full text] [F1000 recommendation] [Media: ScienceDaily; TheScientist; Phys.org] [媒体：科学网；中国科技网；中国绿色时报；科学网；搜狐]
2. Chen, Y.#, M. N. Umaña#, M. Uriarte, and S. Yu. 2018. Abundance-dependent effects of neighbourhood dissimilarity and growth rank reversal in a neotropical forest. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285:20172878. (#Co-first authors) [PDF; Code]
We have positions for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in 2020 and 2021. If you are interested in biodiversity, plant ecology or community ecology, please email Yuxin (yuxin.chen"AT"xmu.edu.cn) to discuss your suitability in the lab.