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TANG,Zhiyao

Title:Associate professor

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Education experience

2003.12: PhD, Peking University
1998.07: BSc, Peking University

Work experience

2007.08- Associate Professor, Peking University
2009.10-2010.10:  Visiting Researcher, University of Sheffield
2004.10-2007.08:  Lecturer, Peking University
2001.10-2003.10:  Daimler-Benz Fellow, Leibniz University of Hanover

Honors and awards

2013: Natural Science Award (1st level), Ministry of Education of China (third out of seven)
2010: China Publishing Governmental Prize-Books (National Book Prize) (Atlas of woody plants in China)

Courses
For undergraduates:Community Ecology and Ecosystem Ecology,  Field Ecology
For Graduates: Ecological Remote Sensing, Progress in Biodiversity Research and Conservation

Graduate and undergraduate students
PhD.: Yanpei GUO, Gheyur GHEYRET, Qiang GUO
MSc.:Xinyue ZHANG, Xuejiao ZHANG, Tongyan LIU, Siyi ZHANG
Undergraduates: Yunhao BAI, Hongtu ZHANG

Alumni
PhD.: Jianhua ZHANG (2014, now an associate professor in Xinzhou Teachers University),  Xiulian CHI (2015, Now an research assistant professor in China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences), Zejin ZHANG (2016, now a manager in China Association for Science and Technology)

MSc.:Guanghua ZHAO (2013), Xian YANG (2014, now a PhD student in Georgia Institute of Technology), Changzhu LIU (2014, jointly in U-CAS), Yujing YAN (2016,now a PhD student in Copenhagen University), Minwei JIANG (2018, now a manager in Beijing Institute of Technology)


Prospective students interested in different aspects of ecology and/or biogeography are welcome. Please contact: zytang(at)urban.pku.edu.cn

PUBLICATIONS

(# Equal contribution, *Corresponding author)

Peer reviewed papers in international journals

2018

  1. Huang YY, Chen YX, Castro-Izaguirre N, Baruffol M, Brezzi M, Lang A, Li Y, Härdtle W, von Oheimb G, Yang XF, Liu XJ, Pei KQ, Both S, Yang B, Eichenberg D, Assmann T, Bauhus J, Behrens T, Buscot F, Chen XY, Chesters D, Ding BY, Durka W, Erfmeier A, Fang JY, Fischer M, Guo LD, Guo DL, Gutknecht JLM, He JS, He CL, Hector A, Hönig L, Hu RH, Klein AM, Kühn P, Liang Y, Li S, Michalski S, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmidt K, Scholten T, Schuldt A, Shi XZ, Tan MZ, Tang ZY, Trogisch S, Wang ZW, Welk E, Wirth C, Wubet T, Xiang WH, Yu MJ, Yu XD, Zhang JY, Zhang SR, Zhang NL, Zhou HZ, Zhu CD, Zhu L, Bruelheide H, Ma KP, Niklaus PA, Schmid B. 2018. Strong Impacts of Biodiversity in a Large-Scale Subtropical Forest Experiment. Science 362: 80–83.

  2. Bruelheide H, Dengler J, Purschke P, Lenoir J, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Hennekens S, Botta-Dukát Z, Chytry M, Field R, Jansen F, Kattge J, Pillar V, Schrodt F, Mahecha M, Peet R, Sandel B, van Bodegom P, Altman J, Davila EA, Khan MASA, Attorre F, Aubin I, Baraloto C, Barroso J, Bauters M, Bergmeier E, Biurrun I, Bjorkman A, Blonder B, Čarni A, Cayuela L, Černý T, Cornelissen JHC, Craven D, Dainese M, Derroire G, De Sanctis M, Díaz S, Doležal J, Farfan-Rios W, Feldpausch T, Fenton N, Garnier E, Guerin G, Gutiérrez A, Haider S, Hattab T, Henry G, Hérault B, Higuchi P, Hölzel N, Homeier J, Jentsch A, Jürgens N, Kącki Z, Karger DN, Kessler M, Kleyer M, Knollová I, Korolyuk A, Kühn I, Laughlin D, Lens F, Loos J, Louault F, Lyubenova M, Malhi Y, Marcenò C, Mencuccini M, Müller J, Munzinger J, Myers-Smith I, Neill D, Niinemets Ü, Orwin K, Ozinga W, Penuelas J, Pérez-Haase A, Petřík P, Phillips O, Pärtel M, Reich P, Römermann C, Rodrigues A, Sabatini F, Sardans J, Schmidt M, Seidler G, Espejo JS, Silveira M, Smyth A, Sporbert M, Svenning JC, Thomas-Caesar R, Tang ZY, Tsiripidis I, Vassilev K, Violle C, Virtanen R, Weiher E, Welk E, Wesche K, Winter M, Wirth C, Jandt U. 2018. Global trait-environment relationships of plant communities. Nature Ecology and Evolution (accepted 31.07.2018, NATECOLEVOL-18033864B).

  3. Chen SP, Wang WT, Xu WT, Wang Y, Wan HW, Chen DM, Tang ZY, Tang XL, Zhou GY, Xie ZQ, Zhou DW, Shangguan ZP, Huang JH, He JS, Wang YF, Sheng JD, Tang LS, Li XR, Dong M, Wu Y, Wang QF, Wang ZH, Wu JG, Chapin III FS, Bai YF. 2018. Plant diversity enhances productivity and soil carbon storage. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 115: 4027-4032.

  4. Jiang ZH, Ma KM, Liu HY, Tang ZY. 2018. A trait-based approach reveals the importance of biotic filter on elevational herb richness pattern. Journal of Biogeography doi: 10.1111/jbi.13398

  5. Liu XJ, Trogisch S, He J-S, Niklaus PA, Bruelheide H, Tang ZY, Erfmeier A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Pietsch KA, Yang B, Kuehn P, Scholten T, Huang YY, Wang C, Staab M, Leppert KN, Wirth C, Schmid B and Ma KP. 2018. Tree species richness increases ecosystem carbon storage in subtropical forests. Proc. R. Soc. B 285: 20181240.

  6. Lu F, Hu HF, Sun WJ, Zhu JJ, Liu GB, Zhou WM, Zhang QF, Shi PL, Liu XP, Wu X, Zhang L, Wei XH, Dai LM, Zhang KR, Sun YR, Xue S, Zhang WJ, Xiong DP, Deng L, Liu BJ, Zhou L, Zhang C, Zheng X, Cao JS, Huang Y, He NP, Zhou GY, Bai YF, Xie ZQ, Tang ZY, Wu BF, Fang JY, Liu GH, Yu GR. 2018. The effects of national ecological restoration projects on carbon sequestration in China from 2001 to 2010. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 115: 4039-4044.

  7. Shrestha N, Wang ZH, Su XY, Xu XT, Lyu LS, Liu YP, Dimitrov D, Kennedy JD, Wang QG, Tang ZY, Feng XJ. 2018. Global patterns of Rhododendron diversity: The role of evolutionary time and diversification rates. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 913-924.

  8. Schuldt A, Assmann T, Brezzi M, Buscot, F, Eichenberg D, Gutknecht J, Hardtle W, He JS, Klein AM, Kuhn P, Liu XJ, Ma KP, Niklaus PA, Pietsch KA, Purahong W, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Scholten T, Staab M, Tang ZY, Trogisch S, von Oheimb G, Wirth C, Wubet T, Zhu CD, Bruelheide H. 2018. Biodiversity across trophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forests. Nature Communications 9: 2989.

  9. Tang XL#, Zhao X#, Bai YF#, Tang ZY#, Wang WT, Zhao YC, Wan HW, Xie ZQ, Shi XZ, Wu BF, Wang GX, Yan JH, Ma KP, Du S, Li SG, Han SJ, Ma YX, Hu HF, Yang YH, Han WX, He HL, Yu GR, Fang JY, Zhou GY. 2018. Carbon pools in China’s terrestrial ecosystems: new estimates based on an intensive field survey. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 115: 4021-4026.

  10. Tang ZY#, Xu WT#, Zhou GY#, Bai YF, Li JX, Tang XL, Chen DM, Liu Q, Ma WH, Xiong GM, He HL, He NP, Guo YP, Guo Q, Zhu JL, Han WX, Hu HF, Fang JY, Xie ZQ. 2018. Patterns of plant carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus concentration in relation to productivity in China’s terrestrial ecosystems. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 115: 4033-4038.

  11. Tian D, Yan ZB, Niklas KJ, Han WX, Kattge J, Reich PB, Luo YK, Chen YH, Tang ZY, Hu HF, Wright IJ, Schmid B, Fang JY. 2018. Global leaf nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry and their scaling exponent. National Science Review doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwx142.

  12. Zhang Q, Liu Q, Yin HJ, Zhao CZ, Zhang L, Zhou GY, Yin CY, Lu ZJ, Xiong GM, Li YL, Li JX, Xu WT, Tang ZY*, Xie ZQ*, 2018. C: N: P stoichiometry of Ericaceae species in shrubland biomes across Southern China: influences of climate, soil and species identity. Journal of Plant Ecology doi:10.1093/jpe/rty033.

  13. Zhang Q, Xiong GM, Li JX, Lu ZJ, Li YL, Xu WT, Wang Y, Zhao CM, Tang ZY, Xie ZQ. 2018. Nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations and allocation strategies among shrub organs: the effects of plant growth forms and nitrogen-fixation types. Plant and Soil 427: 305-317.

  14. Zhao H, Xu L, Wang QF, Tian J, Tang XL, Tang ZY, Xie ZQ, He NP, Yu GR. 2018. Spatial patterns and environmental factors influencing leaf carbon content in the forests and shrublands of China. Journal of Geographical Science 28: 791-801.

    2017

  15. Cai Y, Tang ZY, Xiong GM, Xie ZQ, Liu ZG, Feng XJ. 2017. Different composition and distribution patterns of mineral‐protected versus hydrolyzable lipids in shrubland soils. Journal of Geophysical Research- Biogeoscience 122: 2206-2218.

  16. Chi XL, Zhang ZJ, Xu WT, Zhang XB, Zhao ZP, Liu YN, Wang QG, Wang H, Li Y, Yang G, Guo LP, Tang ZY*, Huang LQ*. 2017. Threatened medicinal plants in China: distributions and conservation priorities. Biological Conservation 210: 89-95.

  17. Chi XL, Guo Q, Fang JY, Schmidt B, Tang ZY*. 2017. Seasonal characteristic and determinants of tree growth in a Chinese subtropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 4-12.

  18. Eigenbrod F, Tang ZY*, Eisner S, Florke M, Zhao GH. 2017. Spatial covariance of ecosystem services and poverty in China. International J. Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 131: 422-433.

  19. Eziz A, Yan ZB, Tian D, Han WX, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2017. Drought effect on plant biomass allocation: A meta-analysis. Ecology and Evolution 7: 11002-11010.

  20. Guo Q, Chi XL, Xie ZQ, Tang ZY*. 2017. Asymemetric competition for light varies across functional groups. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 74-80.

  21. Guo YP, Yang X, Schob C, Jiang YX, Tang ZY*. 2017. Legume shrubs are more nitrogen-homeostatic than non-legume shrubs. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 8: 1662.

  22. Wang SY, Xu XT, Shresta N, Zimmermann N, Tang ZY, Wang ZH. 2017. Response of spatial vegetation distribution in China to climate changes since the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). PLoS ONE 11: e0175742.

  23. Yan YJ, Li Y, Wang WJ, He JS, Yang RH, Wu HJ, Wang XL, Jiao L, Tang ZY*, Yao YJ*.2017.Range shifts in response to climate change of Ophiocordyceps sinensis, a fungus endemic to the Tibetan Plateau. Biological Conservation 206: 143-150.

  24. Yan ZB, Tian D, Han WX, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2017. An assessment on the uncertainty of the nitrogen to phosphorus ratio as a threshold for nutrient limitation in plants. Annals of Botany 120: 937-942.

  25. Zhu JX, Hu HF, Tao SL, Chi XL, Li P, Jiang L, Ji CJ, Zhu JL, Tang ZY, Pan YD, Birdsey RA, He XH, Fang JY. 2017. Carbon stocks and changes of dead organic matter in China`s forests. Nature Communications 8: 151.

    2016

  26. Castro-Izaguirre N, Chi XL, Barufol M, Tang ZY, Ma KP, Schmid B, Nickaus PA. 2016. Tree Diversity Enhances Stand Carbon Storage but Not Leaf Area in a Subtropical Forest. PLoS ONE 11: e0167771.

  27. Dallimer M#, Tang ZY#, KJ Gaston, Davis Z. 2016. The extent of shifts in vegetation phenology between rural and urban areas within a human-dominated region. Ecology and Evolution 61942-61953.

  28. Tao SL, Guo QH, Wu FF, Li L, Wang SP, Tang ZY, Xue BL, Liu J, Fang JY. 2016. Spatial scale and pattern dependences of aboveground biomass estimation from satellite images: a case study of the Sierra National Forest, California. Landscape Ecology 31: 1711-1723.

  29. Yang X, Chi XL, Ji CJ, Liu HY, Ma WH, Mohhamat A, Shi ZY, Wang XP, Yu SL, Yue M, Tang ZY*. 2016. Variations of leaf N, P concentrations in shrubland biomes across Northern China: phylogeny, climate and soil. Biogeosciences 13: 4429.

    2015

  30. Chi XL, Tang ZY*, Xie ZQ, Guo Q, Zhang M, Ge JL, Xiong GM, Fang JY. 2015. Effects of size, neighbors and site conditions on tree growth in a subtropical evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved mixed forest. Ecology and Evolution 5: 5149-5161.

  31. Lin L, Tang L, Bai YJ, Tang ZY, Wang W, Chen ZD. 2015. Range expansion and habitat shift trigered elevated diversification of the rice genus (Oriza, Poaceae) during the Pleistocene. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 182.

  32. Liu YN, Tang ZY*, Fang JY. 2015. Contribution of environmental filtering and dispersal limitation to species turnover of temperate deciduous broadleaved forests in China. Applied Vegetation Science 18: 34-42.

  33. Qiao XJ, Jabot F, Tang ZY*, Jiang MX, Fang JY. 2015. A latitudinal gradient in tree community assembly processes evidenced in forests of China. Global Ecology & Biogeography24:314-323.

  34. Qiao XJ, Li QX, Jiang QH, Lu JM, Franklin S, Tang ZY, Wang QG, Zhang JX, Lu ZJ, Bao DH, Guo YL, Liu HB, Xu YZ, Jiang MX. 2015. Beta diversity determinants in Badagongshan, a subtropical forest in central China. Scientific Reports 5: 17043.

  35. Tao SL, Fang JY, Zhao X, Zhao SQ, Shen HH, Hu HF, Tang ZY, Wang ZH, Guo QH. 2015. Rapid loss of lakes on the Mongolian Plateau. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 112: 2281-2286.

  36. Wu X, Wang XP, Tang ZY, Shen ZH, Zheng CY, Xia XL, Fang JY. 2015. The relationship between species richness and biomass changes from boreal to subtropical forests in China. Ecography 38: 602-613.

  37. Zhang JH, Li H, Shen HH, Chen YH, Fang JY, Tang ZY*. 2015. Effects of nitrogen addition on nitrogen resorption in temperate shrublands in northern China. PLoS ONE 10: e0130434.

  38. Zhang JH, Tang ZY*, Luo YK, Chi XL, Chen YH, Fang JY, Shen HH. 2015. Resorption efficiency of leaf nutrients in woody plants on Mt. Dongling of Beijing, Northern China. Journal of Plant Ecology 8: 530-538.

  39. Zhang ZJ, Yan YJ, Tian Y, Li JS, He JS, Tang ZY*. 2015. Distribution and conservation of orchid species richness in China. Biological Conservation 181: 64-72.

  40. Zhang ZJ, He JS, Li JS, Tang ZY*. 2015. Distribution and conservation of threatened plants in China. Biological Conservation 192: 454-460.  2014

  41. Chi XL, Tang ZY*, Fang JY. 2014. Patterns of phylogenetic beta diversity in China’s grasslands in relation to geographic and environmental distances. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 415-426.

  42. Yang X, Tang ZY*, Ji CJ, Liu HY, Ma WH, Mohhamot A, Shi ZY, Sun W, Wang T, Wang XP, Wu X, Yu SL, Yue M, Zheng CY. 2014. Scaling of nitrogen and phosphorus across plant organs in shrubland biomes across Northern China. Scientific Reports 4: 5448.

    2013

  43. Barrufol M, Schmid B, Bruelheide H, Chi X, Hector A, Ma KP, Michalski S, Tang ZY, Niklaus PA. 2013. Biodiversity promotes tree growth during succession in subtropical forest. PLoS ONE 8: e 81246.

  44. Chen YH, Han WX, Tang LY, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2013. Leaf nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations of woody plants differ in responses to climate, soil and plant growth form. Ecography 36: 178–184.

  45. Li LP, Wang ZH, Zerbe S, Abdusalih N, Tang ZY, Ma M, Yin LK, Mohhamot A, Han WX, Fang JY. 2013. Species richness patterns and water-energy dynamics in the drylands of Northwest China. PLoS ONE 8: e66450.

  46. Yan YJ, Yang X, Tang ZY*. 2013. Patterns of species diversity and phylogenetic structure of vascular plants on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Ecology and Evolution 3: 4584-4595.

    2012

  47. Fang JY, Shen ZH, Tang ZY, Wang XP, Wang ZH, Feng JM, Liu YN, Qiao XJ, Wu XP, Zheng CY. 2012. Forest community survey and the structural characteristics of forests in China. Ecography 35: 1059-1071.

  48. Fang JY, Wang XP, Liu YN, Tang ZY, White PS, Sanders N. 2012. Multi-scale patterns of forest structure and species composition in relation to climate in northeast China. Ecography 35:1072-1082.

  49. Fang JY, Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Brown JH. 2012. Large-scale patterns of tree species richness and the metabolic theory of ecology. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21:508-512.

  50. Qiao XJ, Tang ZY*, Wang XP, Liu YN, Fang JY. 2012. Effects of community structure on the species -area relationship in China’s forests. Ecography 35: 1117-1123.

  51. Qiao XJ, Tang ZY, Shen ZH, Fang JY. 2012. What causes geographical variation in the species-area relationships? A test from forests in China. Ecography 35: 1110-1116.

  52. Shen ZH, Fei SL, Feng JM, Liu YN, Liu ZL, Tang ZY, Wang XP, Wu XP, Zheng CY, Zhu B, Fang JY. 2012. Geographical patterns of community-based tree species richness in Chinese mountain forests: the effects of contemporary climate and regional history. Ecography 35: 1134-1146.

  53. Tang ZY, Fang JY, Chi XL, Feng JM, Liu YN, Shen ZH, Wang XP, Wang ZH, Wu XP, Zheng CY, Gaston KJ. 2012. Patterns of plant beta-diversity along elevational and latitudinal gradients in mountain forests of China. Ecography 35: 1083-1091.

  54. Tang ZY, Fang JY, Yang YH, Ma WH, Mohhamot A, Guo ZD, Liu YN, Gaston KJ. 2012. Geography, environment, and spatial turnover of species in China’s grasslands. Ecography 35: 1103-1109.

  55. Wang SP, Tang ZY*, Qiao XJ, Shen ZH, Wang XP, Zheng CY, Fang JY. 2012. Influences of species pool and local processes on the taxonomic structure of woody plant communities in China’s mountains. Ecography 35: 1168-1175.

  56. Wang XP, Tang ZY, Shen ZH, Zheng CY, Luo JC, Fang JY. 2012. Relative influence of regional species richness vs. local climate on local species richness in China’s forests. Ecography 35: 1176-1184.

  57. Wang ZH, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Lin X. 2012. Relative role of contemporary environment versus history in shaping diversity patterns of China’s woody plants. Ecography 35: 1124-1133.

  58. Wang ZH, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Shi L. 2012. Geographical patterns in the beta diversity of China’s woody plants: the influence of space, environment and range size. Ecography 35: 1192-1202.

    2011

  59. Chi XL, Tang ZY*. 2011. Effects of area, temperature and geometric constraints on elevational patterns of species richness: a case study in the Mt. Mountain, Qinling Mountains, China. Journal of Plant Ecology 35: 362-370.

  60. Dallimer M#, Tang ZY#, Bibby PR, Brindley P, Gaston KJ, Davies Z. 2011. Temporal changes in greenspace in a highly urbanized region. Biology Letters 7:763-766.

  61. Shi L, Zhao SQ, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2011. The changes in China’s forests: an analysis using the forest identity. PLoS ONE 6: e20778.

  62. Tang ZY*, Fang JY, Sun JY, Gaston K. 2011. Effectiveness of protected areas in maintaining plant production. PLoS ONE 6: e19116.

  63. Wang ZH, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Lin X. 2011. Patterns, determinants and models of woody plant diversity in China. Proc. Royal Society B-Biol. Sci. 278: 2122-2132.

    2010

  64. Liu YN, Qiao XJ, Tang ZY. 2010. Exploring mechanisms of biodiversity patterns. Chinese Journal of Nature 32: 260-266.

  65. Yang YH, Fang JY, Ji CJ, Ma WH, Su SS, Tang ZY. 2010. Soil inorganic carbon stock in the Tibetan alpine grasslands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 24: GB4022.

    2009

  66. Chen YH, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2009. Distribution of nature reserves and status of biodiversity protection in China. Biodiversity Science 17: 664-674.

  67. Fang JY, Wang SP, Yue C, Zhu JL, Guo ZD, He CF, Tang ZY. Scenario analysis on the global carbon emission reduction goal proposed in the declaration of the 2009 G8 Summit. Science in China D 52: 1694-1702.

  68. Wang XP, Fang JY, Sanders NJ, White PS, Tang ZY. 2009. Relative importance of climate vs. local factors in shaping the regional patterns of forest plant richness across northeast China. Ecography 32: 133-142.

  69. Wang ZH, Brown JH, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2009. Temperature dependence, spatial scale, and tree species diversity in eastern Asia and North America. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 13388-13392.

    Before 2009

  70. Walter GR, Gritti ES, Berger S, Hickler T, Tang ZY, Sykes MT. 2007. Palms tracking climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 801-809.

  71. Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2007. Altitudinal patterns of seed plant richness in the Gaoligong Mountains, southeast Tibet, China. Diversity and Distributions 13: 845-854.

  72. Wu XP, Tang ZY, Cui HT, Fang JY. 2007. Land cover dynamics of different topographic conditions in Beijing, China. Frontiers in Biology in China 2: 463-473.

  73. Tang ZY*, Fang JY. 2006. Temperature variation along the northern and southern slopes of Mt. Taibai, China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 139: 200-207.

  74. Tang ZY, Wang ZH, Zheng CY, Fang JY. 2006. Biodiversity in China’s mountains. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 347-352.

  75. Wang XP, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Zhu B. 2006. Climatic control of primary forest structure and DBH-height allometry in NE China. Forest Ecology and Management 234: 264-274.

  76. Wang XP, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2006. Climatic control on forests and tree species distribution in the forest region of northeast china. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 48: 778-789.

  77. Wu XP, Tang ZY, Cui HT, Fang JY. 2006. Land cover dynamics of different topographic conditions in Beijing. Journal of Plant Ecology 30:239-251.

  78. Zhao SQ, Da LJ, Tang ZY, Fang HJ, Song K, Fang JY. 2006. Ecological consequences of rapid urban expansion: Shanghai, China. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 341-346.

  79. Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Peng CH, Tang ZY, Piao SL. 2006. Patterns of fish species richness in China`s lakes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15: 386-394.

  80. Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Peng CH, Tang ZY. 2006. The relationships between terrestrial vertebrate species richness in China`s nature reserves and environmental variables. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1368-1374.

  81. Zhao, SQ, Fang, JY, Peng, CH, Tang, ZY. 2006. Relationships between species richness of vascular plants and terrestrial vertebrates in China: analyses based on data of nature reserves. Diversity and Distributions 12:189-194.

  82. Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Miao SL, Gu B, Tao S, Peng CH, Tang ZY. 2005. The 7-decade degradation of a large freshwater lake in central Yangtze River, China. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 431-436.

  83. Liu HY, Tang ZY, Dai JH, Tang YX, Cui HT. 2002. Larch timberline and its development in North China. Mountain Research and Development 22: 359-367.

  84. Fang JY, Piao SL, Tang ZY, Peng CH, Ji W. 2001. Interannual variability in net primary production and precipitation. Science 293: 1723.

  85. Cui HT, Dai JH, Tang ZY, Huang YM, Cao YL. 1999. Stability of alpine timberline ecotone on Mt. Taibai, China. Journal of Environmental Sciences 11: 207-210.

    Peer reviewed papers in Chinese journals

    2018

  86. Tang ZY, Jiang MW, Zhang J, Zhang XJ. 2018. Applications of satellite and air-borne remote sensing in biodiversity research and conservation. Biodiversity Science. 26: 807-818.

  87. Zhang ZJ, Guo YP, He JS, Tang ZY*. 2018. Conservation status of wild plant species with extremely small populations in China. Biodiversity Science 26: 572–577.

    2017

  88. Guo YP, Yang X, Mohhamot A, Liu HY, Ma WH, Yu SL, Tang ZY*. 2017. Storage of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in temperate shrubland ecosystems across Northern China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 14-21.

  89. Xie ZQ, Tang ZY. 2017. Studies on carbon storage of shrubland ecosystems in China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 1-4.

  90. Yang X, Guo YP, Mohhamot A, Liu HY, Ma WH, Yu SL, Tang ZY*. 2017. Distribution of biomass in relation to environments in shrublands of temperate China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 22-30.

  91. Zhang JH, Tang ZY, Shen HH, Fang JY. 2017. Effects of nitrogen addition on soil respiration in shrublands in Mt. Dongling, Beijing, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 81-94.

  92. Zhang JH, Tang ZY, Shen HH, Fang JY. 2017. Responses of growth and litterfall production to nitrogen addition treatments from common shrublands in Mt. Dongling, Beijing, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 71-80.

    2014

  93. Hu JY, Zhu JX, Zhou Z, Li P, Cui J, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2014. Effects of experimental nitrogen additions on understory species diversity in four forests in China. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis 50: 904-910.

    2013

  94. Fang JY, Zhu JL, Ji CJ, Tang ZY, He JS. 2013. Ecological perspectives on ecological civilization construction. Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences 28: 182-188.

  95. Zhao GH, Tian Y, Tang ZY * Li JS, Zeng H. 2013. Distribution of terrestrial national nature reserves in relation to human activities and natural environments in China. Biodiversity Science 21: 658-665.

    2011

  96. Li LP, Absalih N, Wang SP, Wang ZH, Tang ZY*. 2011. Distribution patterns and climatic explanations of species richness of vascular plant in Xinjiang, China. Arid Zone Research 28:25-30.

  97. Li LP, Hai Y, Mohhamot A, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2011. Community structure and conservation of wild fruit forests in the Ili Valley, Xinjiang. Arid Zone Research 28: 60-66.

  98. Li LP, Liu YN, Tang ZY, Guo ZD, Fang JY. 2011. Community structure and its affecting factors of mountain coniferous forests in Xinjiang. Arid Zone Research 28: 31-39.

  99. Li LP, Mohhamot A, Guo ZD, Hai Y, Tang ZY. 2011. Study on plant species composition and richness of the mountain coniferous forests in Xinjiang, China. Arid Zone Research 28:41-46.

  100. Li LP, Yin LK, Tang ZY*. 2011. Distribution patterns of the species richness of plants and animals in Xinjiang, China. Arid Zone Research 28: 1-9.

  101. Qiao XJ, Tang ZY, Mohhamot A, Fang JY. 2011. Study on species-area relationships in the southern and northern slopes of the Tianshan Mountains. Arid Zone Research 28: 54-59.

    2009

  102. Fang JY, Wang XP, Shen ZH, Tang ZY, He JS, Yu D, Jiang Y, Wang ZH, Zheng CY, Zhu JL, Guo ZD. 2009. Methods and protocols for plant community inventory. Biodiversity Science 17: 533-548.

  103. Fang JY, Wang XP, Tang ZY. 2009. Local and regional processes control species richness of plant communities: the species pool hypothesis. Biodiversity Science 17: 605-612.

  104. Lin X, Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Zhao SQ, Fang JY. 2009. Geographic patterns and environmental correlates of terrestrial mammal species richness in China. Biodiversity Science 17: 652-663.

  105. Tang ZY, Qiao XJ, Fang JY. 2009. Species-area relationship in biological communities. Biodiversity Science 17: 549-559.

  106. Tang ZY, Wang ZH, Fang JY. 2009 Historical hypothesis in explaining spatial patterns of species richness. Biodiversity Science 17: 635- 643.

  107. Wang XP, Fang JY, Tang ZY. 2009. The mid-domain effect hypothesis: models, evidence and limitations. Biodiversity Science 17: 568-578

  108. Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2009. Metabolic theory of ecology: an explanation for species richness patterns based on the metabolic processes of organisms. Biodiversity Science 17: 625-634.

  109. Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2009. The species–energy hypothesis as a mechanism for species richness patterns. Biodiversity Science 17: 613-624.

    Before 2009

  110. Dai JH, Pan Y, Cui HT, Tang ZY, Liu HY, Cao YL. 2005. Impacts of climate change on alpine vegetation on Wutai Mountains. Quaternary Research 25: 216-223.

  111. Fang JY, Shen ZH, Tang ZY, Wang ZH. 2004. The protocol for the survey plan for plant species diversity of China’s mountains. Biodiversity Science 12: 5-10.

  112. Tang ZY, Fang JY, Zhang L. 2004. Patterns of woody plant species diversity along environmental gradients on Mt. Taibai, Qinling Mountains. Biodiversity Science 12: 115-122.

  113. Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2004. A review on the elevational patterns of plant species diversity. Biodiversity Science 12: 20-28.

  114. Tang ZY, Ke JH. 2004. Altitudinal patterns of plant species diversity in Mt. Niubeiliang, Qinling Mountains. Biodiversity Science 12: 108-114.

  115. Dai JH, Cui HT, Tang ZY, Huang YM. 2001. Characteristics of Alpine Physical Environment on Taibai Mountain. Journal of Mountain Science 19: 299-305

  116. Fang JY, Ke JH, Tang ZY, Chen AP. 2001. Implications and estimations of four terrestrial productivity parameters. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 25: 414-419.

  117. Liu HY, Gu HT, Tang ZY, Dai JH, Cui HT. 2001. Tree photosynthesis on alpine timberline and its relationships to environmental factors in the eastern part of temperate China. Journal of Mountain Science 20: 32-36.

  118. Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Piao SL. 2001. Spatio-temporal patterns of land use and land cover changes in Honghu Lake Region, Hubei Province, China. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 12: 721-725.

  119. Hu JM, Cui HT, Tang ZY. 1999. Temporal and spatial characteristics of sandstorm in China and the influences of human activities on its development trend. Journal of Natural Disaster 8: 49-56.

  120. Tang ZY, Dai JH, Huang YM. 1999. Quantitative analysis of the vegetation near the alpine timberline of Taibai Mountain. Journal of Mountain Science 17: 294-299.

    Consultant report

  121. Fang JY, Wang ZZ, Zhu ZY, Xu SL, Ge JP, Wang SL, Zhu LQ, Mu RP, Cao AM, Zheng YR, Qin GZ, Tang WJ, Jiang LH, Liu FH, Tang ZY, Ji CJ, Zhu JL, Shi Y. 2017. Several suggestions on the reformation of evaluation on science and technology in China. A consultant report submitted to the State Council.

  122. Fang JY, He CF, Tang ZY Wang SP, Yue C, Zhu JL, Guo ZD, Liu HY, Piao SL, Zhang YG. 2009. Several suggestions on the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009. A consultant report submitted to the State Council.

    Books and book chapters

  123. Fang JY, Wang ZH, Tang ZY. 2011. Atlas of Woody Plants in China: Distribution and Climate. Higher Education Press -Springer. Pp 1902.

  124. Fang JY, Zhao SQ, Tang ZY. 2006. Ecological Basics of Biodiversity Conservation in the Central Yangtze Wetlands. Higher Education Press. 2006. Pp 289.

  125. Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2006. Altitudinal patterns of air temperature along the southern and northern slopes of Mt. Taibai. In Ren Y (Editor) Research and Management of Biodiversity on Mt. Taibai. China Forestry Press, Beijing. Pp17-23.

  126. Liu HY, Tang ZY, Dai JH, Cui HT. 2005. Chapter 4. Physio-ecological characteristics of alpine tree. In Cui HT (Editor) Mountain Ecology and Alpine Timberline Research. Science Press, Beijing.

  127. Liu HY, Dai JH, Tang ZY, Cui HT. 2005. Chapter 8. Spatial patterns of biodiversity in alpine timeberline. In Cui HT (Editor) Mountain Ecology and Alpine Timberline Research. Science Press, Beijing.