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ZHENG Yulong
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Associate Professor
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Mailing Address:
XTBG, Menglun, Mengla, 666303, Yunnan, China



  09/1999-07/2003   B.Sc., Yantai Normal University                  

  09/2003-07/2006   M.Sc.,Hebei University 

  09/2008- 06/2013  Ph.D.   University of Chinese Academy of Sciences 

  Work experience:  

  07/2006- 05/2009       Research Assistant,  Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS 

  05/2009- 12/2014      Assistant Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden,CAS 

      01/2015-                   Associate Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden,CAS                   

  Awards and Group Memberships 

  2012        Second Prize for Natural Science award of Yunnan Province  

                (Yulong Feng and Yulong Zheng) 

  2010            ZhuLiYueHua Award for the Excellent PhD Students of Chinese Academy of Sciences 


  1.      The effects of community structure and species interactions on Chromolaena odorata invasion. National Natural Science Foundation of China (31200333), 250,000 RMB. 

  2.      The effects of community composition on Chromolaena odorata invasion. the Applied Basic Study Project of Yunnan Province (2013FB075), 100,000 RMB. 

  3.      The impact of community composition differences between native and invasive ranges on Chromolaena odorata invasion. The West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 300,000 RMB.




  Publications: (*corresponding author) 

  1.         Zheng YL, Feng YL, Zhang LK, Callaway RM, Valiente-Banuet A, Luo DQ, Liao ZY, Lei YB, Barclay GF, Silva-Pereyra C. 2014. Integrating the importance of novel chemical weapons and adaptation in the new ranges of a tropical invader. New Phytologist, 205: 1350-1359 (IF=6.545) 

  2.         Liao ZY, Zheng YL, Lei YB, Feng YL. 2013. Evolutionary increases in defense during a biological invasion. Oecologia, 174: 1205-1214   

  3.         Zheng YL*, Feng YL, Liao ZY, et al. 2013. Invasive Chromolaena odorata has similar size but higher phenolic concentration than native conspecifics. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 2013, 15: 769-781 

  4.         Xiao HF, Schaefer DA, Lei YB, Zheng YL, Li YP, Yang XD, Feng YL. 2013. Influence of invasive plants on nematode communities under simulated CO2 enrichment. European Journal of Soil Biology, 58: 91-97. 

  5.         Tian YH, Lei YB, Zheng YL, Cai ZQ. 2013. Synergistic effect of colonization with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improves growth and drought tolerance of Plukenetia volubilis seedlings. Acta Physiologia Plantarum, 35: 687-696 

  6.              Zheng YL*, Feng YL, Lei YB, Liao ZY. 2012. Comparisons of plastic responses to irradiance and physiological traits by invasive Eupatorium adenophorum and its native congeners. Journal of plant physiology169: 884-891 

  7.         Lei YB, Wang WB, Feng YL, Zheng YL, Gong HD. 2012. Synergistic interactions of CO2 enrichment and nitrogen deposition promote growth and ecophysiological advantages of invading Eupatorium adenophorum in Southwest China. Planta, 236(4): 1205-1213 

  8.         Zheng YL*, Feng YL, Wang RF, Shi XD, Lei YB, Han LH. 2012. Invasive Eupatorium adenophorum suffers lower enemy impact on carbon assimilation than native congeners. Ecological Research, 27, 867-872 

  9.     Qin R-M#, Zheng YL#, Alfonso Valiente-Banuet, Ragan M. Callaway, Gregor F. Barclay, Carlos Silva Pereyra, Feng Y-L. 2012. The evolution of increased competitive ability, innate competitive advantage, and novel biochemical weapons act in concert to promote invasion by a tropical invader. New Phytologist. 197: 979-988  (#contributed equally) 

  10.     Li Z, Lei YB, Zheng YL, Feng YL. 2011. Involvement of oxidative stress and autointoxication in leaf senescence of Amomum villosum. Plant Biosystems, 145: 762-769.  

  11.     Lei YB, Feng YL, Zheng YL, Wang RF, Gong HD, Zhang YP. 2011. Innate and evolutionary advantages of invasive Eupatorium adenophorum over native E. japonicum under ambient and doubled atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Biological Invasions, 13: 2703-2714. 

  12.     Zheng YL, Feng YL, Liu WX, Liao ZY. 2009. Growth, biomass allocation, morphology, and photosynthesis of invasive Eupatorium adenophorum and its native congeners grown at four irradiances. Plant Ecology, 203: 263-271 

  13.     Zheng YL, Feng YL, Lei YB, Yang CY. 2009. Different photosynthetic responses to night chilling among twelve populations of Jatropha curcas. Photosynthetica, 47: 559-566 

  14.     Feng YL, Lei YB, Wang RF, Callaway RM, Valiente-Banuet A, Inderjit, Li YP, Zheng YL. 2009. Evolutionary tradeoffs for nitrogen allocation to photosynthesis versus cell walls in an invasive plant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106: 1853-1856.  

  15.     Feng YL, Fu GL, Zheng YL. 2008. Specific leaf area relates to the differences in leaf construction cost, photosynthesis, nitrogen allocation and use efficiencies between invasive and noninvasive alien congeners. Planta, 228: 383-390. 

  16.     Lei YB, Zheng YL, Dai KJ, Duan BL, Cai ZQ. 2014. Different responses of photosystem I and photosystem II in three tropical oilseed crops exposed to chilling stress and subsequent recovery. Trees-Structure and Function, 28: 923-933. 

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