Head of Plant Ecophysiology Group
The Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology (TFE),
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Our research interests focus on investigating the mechanisms governing the patterns and processes of the tropical and subtropical terrestrial ecosystems by using the techniques and methods of plant physiology. Especially, plant water relations and hydraulics of different plant functional groups in relation to adaptation and acclimation to different environments; plant trait evolution and the relations between functional traits and community assembly as well as plant distribution; the responses of photosynthesis and photoprotection of tropical and subtropical plants to environmental stresses such as low temperature and drought.
The keywords of our research interest include:
Biological invasion, Community assembly, Ecological adaptation, Ecophysiology, Epiphyte, Evolutionary ecology, Functional groups, Functional traits, Liana ecology, Organism interaction, Water relation.