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Name:
SONG Liang
Education:
Ph.D
Positions:
Principal Investigator of Restoration Ecology Group
Academic title:
Professor
Postal Code:
650223
Subject categories:
Ecology
Mailing Address:
No.88 Xuefu Road, Kunming, Yunnan, 650223, P. R. China
E-mail:
songliang@xtbg.ac.cn

Resume:
 

 

  

Education & work experiences  

February, 2022-present: Professor  

Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xinshuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

April, 2019-present: Principal Investigator of Restoration Ecology Group  

  Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xinshuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

January, 2015-January, 2022: Associate Professor  

  Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xinshuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

  July, 2012-December, 2014: Assistant Professor  

  Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xinshuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

  September, 2007- July, 2012: Ph.D. , Ecology  

  Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

  September, 2003- July, 2007: B.S., Ecology  

  College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University  

  Research Interests  

  Restoration ecology; biodiversity; global change  

  Honors and Awards  

2020: Yunnan High Level Talents Special Support Plan  

2018: Candidates of the Young and Middle Aged Academic Leaders of Yunnan Province 

2014: Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Associate of Chinese Academy of Sciences  

  2012: The Excellent Student Prize of President Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

  Research Grants  

2022-2025: “Disentangling mechanisms underlying epiphyte species coexistence using canopy cranes and novel technology in Yunnan” supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (590, 000) 

2022-2024: “Ecological restoration of tropical rainforest in Menglun middle school” supported by Good to Nature Development Co. LTD (300, 000) 

2019-2021: “Ecological restoration of special habitat and quality improvement of low - efficiency plantation” supported by Chinese Academy of Sciences (200, 000) 

2018-2020: “Using canopy cranes to study spatial patterns and the maintenance mechanisms of epiphyte diversity in typical forests in Yunnan” supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (500, 000) 

2017-2020: “Water relations of epiphytes and their responses to drought stress in the montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in Ailao Mountains” (No. 31670452) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (620, 000)  

2014-2016: “Physiological and biochemical impacts of simulated N deposition on epiphytic bryophytes in montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forests” (No. 31300382) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (220, 000)  

2017-2020: “Biodiversity conservation in the China-Laos transboundary region” (No. 2017XTBG-F03) supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2,400, 000) 

  2016-2019: “Diversity and spatial distribution patterns of epiphytes in the dipterocarp forest in Xishuangbanna: based on the first canopy crane in a tropical forest in China” (2016FB053) supported by theYunnan Natural Science Foundation (100, 000)  

  2014-2017: Research Foundation for members of Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences (400, 000)  

  2013-2015: “Response of epiphytic bryophytes to simulated N deposition and its mechanisms in montane evergreen broadleaved forest in Ailao Mountains” supported by West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (100, 000)  

     

 

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Scientific publications (#Joint first authors, *Corresponding authors)  

[1]  Song, L.#, Yang, B.#*, Liu, L.L., Mo, Y.X., Liu, W.J., Meng, X.J., Lu, H.Z., Li, Y., Zakari, S., Tan, Z.H., Zhang, Y.J. Spatial-temporal differentiations in water use of coexisting trees from a subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest in SW China. (2022). Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 316:108862. IF=5.734, Q1, TOP-10% 

[2]  Yang, B., Meng, X.J., Zhu, X.A., Zakari, S., Singh, A.K., Bibi, F., Mei, N, Song, L.*, Liu, W.J.*. (2021). Coffee performs better than amomum as a candidate in the rubber agroforestry system: Insights from water relations. Agricultural Water Management, 244:106593. IF=4.516, Q1 

[3]  Liu, L.L.#, Yang, B.#, Lu, H.Z., Wu, Y., Meng, X.J., Zhang, Y.J., Song, L.*. (2021). Dry-season fog water utilization by epiphytes in a subtropical montane cloud forest of Southwest China. Water, 13:3237. IF=3.103, Q2 

[4]  Hu, H.X.#, Shen, T.#, Quan, D.L.#, Nakamura, A., Song, L.*. (2021). Structuring interaction networks between epiphytic bryophytes and their hosts in Yunnan, SW China. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4:716278. Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)=1.36, Forestry (7/85) 

[5]  Wu, Y., Liu, W.Y.*, Lu, H.Z., Li, S., Shen, Y.X., Liu, W.G., Song, L.*. (2020). Stoichiometric and isotopic flexibility: facultative epiphytes exploit rock and bark interchangeably. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 179: 104208. IF=5.545, TOP 10% 

[6]  Tan, Z.H.*, Zhao, J.F., Wang, G.Z., Chen, M.P., Yang, L.Y., He, C.S., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Peng, S.S., Liu, X.Y., da Rocha, H.R., Kosugi, Y., Hirano, T., Saleska, S. R., Goulden, M. L., Zeng, J.Y., Ding, F.J., Gao, F., Song, L.*. (2019). Surface conductance for evapotranspiration of tropical forests: Calculations, variations, and controls. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 275:317-328. IF=5.734, TOP 10% 

[7]  Lu, H.Z.#, Song, L.#, Liu, W.Y.*, Xu, X.L., Hu, Y.H., Shi, X. M., Li, S., Ma, W.Z., Chang, Y.F., Fan, Z.X., Wu, Y., Lu, S.G., Yu, F.H.*.(2016). Survival depends on resource sharing: evidence from epiphytic ferns in a subtropical montane moist forest. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 416. IF=5.754, TOP 10% 

[8]  Shen, T., Corlett, R.*, Song, L.*, Ma, W.Z., Guo, X.L., Song, Y., Wu, Y. (2018). Vertical gradient in bryophyte diversity and species composition in tropical and subtropical forests in Yunnan, SW China. Journal of Vegetation Science, 29, 1075-1087. IF=2.685, Q1 

[9]  Shi, X.M., Song, L.*, Liu, W.Y., Lu H.Z., Qi J.H., Li S., Chen, X., Wu, J.F., Liu, S., Wu, C.S. (2017). Epiphytic bryophytes as bio-indicators of atmospheric nitrogen deposition in a subtropical montane cloud forest: response patterns, mechanism, and critical load. Environmental Pollution, 229, 932–941. IF=8.071, TOP 10% 

[10]  Song, L.*, Ma, W.Z., Yao, Y.L., Liu, W.Y.*, Li, S., Chen, K., Lu, H.Z., Cao, M., Sun, Z.H., Tan, Z.H., Nakamura, A. (2015). Bole bryophyte diversity and distribution patterns along three altitudinal gradients in Yunnan, China. Journal of Vegetation Science, 26, 576-587. IF=2.685, Q1 

[11]  Song, L. #*, Lu, H.Z. #, Xu, X.L., Li, S., Shi, X.M., Chen, X., Wu Y., Huang, J.B., Chen, Q., Liu, S., Wu, C.S., Liu, W.Y.*. (2016). Organic nitrogen uptake is a significant contributor to nitrogen economy of subtropical epiphytic bryophytes. Scientific Reports, 6, 30408. IF=4.380, Q1 

[12]  Song, L., Liu, W.Y.*, Nadkarni, N.M. (2012). Response of non-vascular epiphytes to simulated climate change in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in Southwest China. Biological Conservation, 152, 127-135. F=5.991, Q1, TOP-10% 

[13]  Song, L., Liu, W.Y.*, Ma, W.Z., Qi, J.H. (2012). Response of epiphytic bryophytes to simulated N deposition in a subtropical montane cloud forest in southwestern China. Oecologia, 170, 847-856. F=3.225, Q2 

[14]  Song, L.*, Zhang, Y.J., Chen, X., Li, S., Lu, H.Z., Wu, C.S., Tan, Z.H., Liu, W.Y.*. (2015). Water relations and gas exchange of fan bryophytes and their adaptions to microhabitats in an Asian subtropical montane cloud forest. Journal of Plant Research, 128, 573-584. IF=2.629, Q2 

[15]  Song, L., Liu, W.Y.*, Ma, W.Z., Tan, Z.H. (2011). Bole epiphytic bryophytes on Lithocarpus xylocarpus (Kurz) Markgr. in Ailao Mountains, SW China. Ecological Research, 26, 351-363. F=1.917, Q3 

[16]  Song, L.*, Liu, W.Y. (2013). Potential impacts of global changes on epiphytic bryophytes in subtropical montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forestsSW China. In, Lowman MDevy SGanesh T (eds). Treetops at Risk? Challengens of Global Forest Canopies. Springer-Verlag, pp 155-167. 

  

Co-authors 

[17]  ZhengM.H., ZhouZ.H., ZhaoP., LuoY.Q., YeQ., ZhangK.R., SongL., Mo, J.M.*. (2020). Effects of human disturbance activities and environmental change factors on terrestrial nitrogen fixation. Global Change Biology, 26, 6203-6217. 

[18]  Lu, H.Z., Brooker, R., Song, L., Liu, W.Y.*, Sack, L., Zhang, J.-L., Yu, F.H.*. (2020).When facilitation meets clonal integration in forest canopies. New Phytologist, 225, 135-142. 

[19]  Fan, X.Y., Liu, W.Y.*, Song, L., Liu, S., Shi, X.M., Yuan, G.D. (2020). A combination of morphological and photosynthetic functional traits maintains the vertical distribution of bryophytes in a subtropical cloud forest. American Journal of Botany, 107, 761-772. 

[20]  Yang, B., Meng, X.J., Singh, A.K., Wang, P.Y., Song, L., Zakari, S., Liu, W.J.*. (2020). Intercrops improve surface water availability in rubber-based agroforestry systems. Agriculture. Ecosystems and Environment, 298, 106937. 

[21]  Yang, B., Zhang, W.J., Meng, X.J., Singh, A.K., Zakari, S., Song, L., Liu, W.J.*. (2020). Effects of a funnel-shaped canopy on rainfall redistribution and plant water acquisition in a banana (Musa spp.) plantation. Soil & Tillage Research, 203, 104686. 

[22]  Cao, Y.L.#, Li R. #*, Zhou, S.S., Song, L., Quan, R.C., Hu, H.B.*. 2020. Ethnobotanical study on wild edible plants used by three trans-boundary ethnic groups in Jiangcheng County, Pu’er, Southwest China. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 16, 66. 

[23]  Huang, J.B., Liu, W.Y. *, Li, S., Song, L., Lu, H.-Z., Shi, X.M., Chen, X., Hu, T., Liu, S., Liu, T. 2019. Ecological stoichiometry of the epiphyte community in a subtropical forest canopy. Ecology and Evolution, 9, 14394-14406. 

[24]  Chen, Q., Sun, J.Q., Song, L., Liu, W.Y.*, Yu, F.H., Li, S., Gong, H.D., Lu, H.Z.*. 2019. Adaptive changes in functional traits of the clonal fern Selliguea griffithiana to forest canopy and forest understory. Ecological Research, 34, 406–414. 

[25]  Zhang, L.-M.#, Lu,H.-Z.#, Alpert,P., Song,L., Liu,W.-Y., Yu, F.-H.*. 2019. Higher benefits of clonal integration in rhizome-derived than in frond-derived ramets of the tropical fern Bolbitis heteroclita. Flora, 257, 151415. 

[26]  Chen, Q.#, Lu, H.-Z. #, Liu, W.Y. *, Wu, Y., Song, L., Li, S. (2019). Obligate to facultative shift of two epiphytic Lepisorus species during subtropical forest degradation: Insights from functional traits. Forest Ecology and Management, 435, 66-76. 

[27]  Li, S.*, Liu, W.Y. *, Shi, X.M., Liu, S., Hu, T., Song, L., Lu, H.Z., Chen, X., Wu, C.S. (2019). Non-dominant trees significantly enhance species richness of epiphytic lichens in subtropical forests of southwest China. Fungal Ecology, 37, 10-18. 

[28]  Liu, S., Liu, W.-Y.*, Shi, X.-M., Li, S., Hu, T., Song, L., Wu, C.S. (2018). Dry-hot stress significantly reduced the nitrogenase activity of epiphytic cyanolichen. Science of the Total Environment, 619-620, 630-637. 

[29]  Wu, Y., Song, L., Liu, W.Y.*, Liu, W.J., Li, S., Fu, P.L., Shen, Y.X., Wu, J.E., Wang, P.Y., Chen, Q., Lu, H.Z. (2018). Fog water is important in maintaining the water budgets of vascular epiphytes in an Asian Tropical Karst Forest during the dry season. Forests, 9(5): 260. 

[30]  Chen, M.P., Wang, G.Z., Zhou, S.X., Zhao, J.F., Zhang, X., He, C.S., Zhang, Y.J., Song, L., Tan, Z.H.*. 2018. Studies on forest ecosystem physiology: marginal water-use efficiency of a tropical, seasonal, evergreen forest in Thailand. Journal of Forestry Research, 6, 2163-2173. 

[31]  Nakamura, A., Kitching, R.L., Cao, M., Creedy, T.J., Fayle, T.M., & Freiberg, M., Hewitt, C.N.Itioka T., Koh L.P.Ma K.P.Malhi Y.Mitchell A.Novotny V.Ozanne C.M.P.Song L.Wang H.Ashton L.A.*. (2017). Forests and their canopies: achievements and horizons in canopy science. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32, 438-451. 

[32]  Li, S.*, Liu, S., Shi, X.M., Liu, W.Y.*, Song, L., Lu, H.Z., Chen, X., Wu, C.S. (2017). Forest type and tree characteristics determine the vertical distribution of epiphytic lichen biomass in subtropical forests. Forests, 8, 436 

[33]  Tan, Z.H.*, Wu Z.X., Hughes A.C., Schaefer D., Zeng J.Y., Lan G.Y., Yang C., Tao Z.L., Chen B.Q., Tian Y.H., Song L., Jatoi M.T., Zhao J.F., Yang L.Y. (2017). On the ratio of intercellular to ambient CO2 (ci/ca) derived from ecosystem flux. International Journal of Biometeorology, 1-13. 

[34]  Chen, X., Liu, W.Y. *, Song, L., Li, S., Wu, Y., Shi, X.M., Huang, J.B., Wu, C.S. (2016). Physiological responses of two epiphytic bryophytes to Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulfur addition in a subtropical montane cloud forest. PLoS ONE, 11, e0161492.  

[35]  Chen, X., Liu, W.Y. *, Song, L., Li, S., Wu, C.S., Lu, H.Z. (2016). Adaptation of epiphytic bryophytes in the understorey attributing the correlations and trade-offs between functional traits. Journal of Bryology, 38, 110-117 

[36]  Pan, B.Z., Luo, Y., Song, L., Chen, M.S., Li, J.L., Xu, Z.F. *. (2016). Thidiazuron increases fruit number in the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas by promoting pistil development. Industrial Crops and Products, 81, 202-210. 

[37]  Wu, C.S., Liang, N.S., Sha, L.Q, Xu, X.L., Zhang, Y.P. *, Lu, H.Z., Song, L., Song, Q.H., Xie, Y.N. (2016). Heterotrophic respiration does not acclimate to continuous warming in a subtropical forest. Scientific Reports, 6, 21561. 

[38]  Lu, H.Z., Liu, W.Y.*, Yu, F.H., Song, L., Xu, X.L., Wu, C.S., Zheng, Y.L., Li, Y.P., Gong, H.D., Chen, K., Li, S., Chen, X., Qi, J.H., Lu, S.G. (2015). Higher clonal integration in the facultative epiphytic fern Phymatopteris griffithiana growing in forest canopy than in forest understory. Annals of Botany, 116, 113-122. 

[39]  Li, S., Liu, W.Y.*, Li, D.W., Song, L., Shi, X.M., Lu, H.Z. (2015). Species richness and vertical stratification of epiphytic lichens in subtropical primary and secondary forests in southwest China. Fungal Ecology, 17, 30-40. 

[40]  Tan, Z.H.*, Deng, X.B., Hughes, A., Tang, Y. *, Cao, M., Zhang, W.F., Yang, X.F., Sha, L.Q., Song, L., Zhao, J.F. (2015). Partial net primary production of a mixed dipterocarp forest: Spatial patterns and temporal dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120, 570-583. 

[41]  Tan, Z.H.*, Zhang, Y.P., Deng, X.B., Song, Q.H., Liu, W.J., Deng, Y., Tang, J.W., Liao, Z.Y., Zhao, J.F., Song, L. (2015). Interannual and seasonal variability of water use efficiency in a tropical rainforest: Results from a 9 year eddy flux time series. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120, 464-479. 

[42]  Li, S., Liu, W.Y.*, Li, D.W., Li, Z.X., Song, L., Chen, K., Fu, Y. (2014). Slower rates of litter decomposition of dominant epiphytes in the canopy than on the forest floor in a subtropical montane forest, southwest China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 70, 211220. 

[43]  Li, S., Liu, W.Y. *, Wang, L.S., Ma, W.Z., Song, L. (2011). Biomass, diversity and composition of epiphytic macrolichens in primary and secondary forests in the subtropical Ailao Mountains, SW China. Forest Ecology and Management, 261, 17601770.  

[44]  Tan, Z. H., Zhang, Y. P. *, Liang, N.S., Song, Q. H., Liu, Y. H., You, G. Y., Li, L. H., Yu, L., Wu, C. S., Lu, Z. Y., Wen, H. D., Zhao, J. F., Gao, F., Yang L. Y., Song, L., Zhang, Y. J., Munemasa, T., Sha, L.Q. (2013). Soil respiration in an old-growth subtropical forest: Patterns, components, and controls. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 2981-2990. 

  

  Conference presentations  

Liang Song. (2019). Biodiversity survey and conservation in the China-Laos transboundary areas. Oral presentation in the 18th Chinese Ecology Conference.  

Liang Song, Xian-Meng Shi, Xi Chen, Hua-Zheng Lu, Wen-Yao Liu. (2017). N use strategies of epiphytic bryophytes and their responses to simulated N deposition. Oral presentation in the INTECOL 2017 Beijing 

Liang Song, Wen-Zhang Ma, Wen-Yao Liu, Ting Shen. (2017). Diversity and distribution patterns of epiphytic bryophytes along altitudinal gradients in Yunnan, SW China. Poster presentation in the 19th International Botany Congress 

Liang Song, Hua-Zheng Lu, Xian-Meng Shi, Yi Wu, Wen-Yao Liu. 2016. Nitrogen economy of epiphytic bryophytes in a subtropical cloud forest. Oral presentation in the 7th International Canopy Conference.  

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu. 2015. Epiphyte studies based on canopy cranesreviews and proposals. Oral presentation in the international workshop “Forest Canopies: Frontiers of Ecosystem Services” in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Song Liang raises an important proposal in the canopy workshop.  

  Liang Song. 2015. Response of epiphytic bryophytes to climate change and its physiological mechanisms. Oral presentation in the International Conference on Ecology, Evolutions, and Conservation of Tropical Plants& the 6th National Conference on Tropical Forest Ecology of China in Hainan University  

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu (2013). Response of epiphytic bryophytes to climate change. Oral presentation in QCAS Australian workshop  

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu, Nalini M. Nadkarni (2012). Potential impacts of climate change on non-vascular epiphytes in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest. Oral presentation in the 6th International Canopy Conference.  

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu, Wen-Zhang Ma (2012). Response of epiphytic bryophytes to simulated N deposition in a subtropical montane cloud forest in south-western China. Poster presentation in the 2012 EcoSummit.  

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu (2011). Response of five non-vascular epiphytes to simulated climate change in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in Southwest China. Oral presentation in the 2011 annual meeting of Ecological Society of China.  

  Liang Song, Gao-Sheng Wang, Wen-Yao Liu, Lin Chen (2009). Comparison of chemical properties of humus from canopy and forest floor in a montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in Ailao Mts., SW China. Poster presentation in the 5th International Canopy Conference.  

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