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CAI Zhiquan
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XTBG, Menglun, Mengla County, Yunnan Province 666303, China


Sex: Male
Birth date: October 4, 1973
Birth Place: Luotian, Hubei Province

12/2003-3/2007 Ph.D. in Forest Ecology.
Department of Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

9/1997-7/2000 Msc in Biology.
School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China.

  Plant resources, Ecophysiology; medicinal plants; plant secondary metabolites.



Jiao DY, Xiang MH, Li WG, Cai ZQ: Dry-season irrigation and fertilisation affect the growth, reproduction, and seed traits of Plukenetia volubilis L. plants in a tropical region. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 2012, 87(4):311-316.

Cai ZQ, Jiao DY, Tang SX, Dao XS, Lei YB, Cai CT: Leaf Photosynthesis, Growth, and Seed Chemicals of Sacha Inchi Plants Cultivated Along an Altitude Gradient. Crop Science 2012, 52(4):1859-1867.

 Cai ZQ: Shade delayed flowering and decreased photosynthesis, growth and yield of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) plants. Industrial Crops and Products 2011, 34(1):1235-1237.

 Han L, Xie LJ, Dai KJ, Yang Q, Cai ZQ: Contrasting leaf characteristics of trees and lianas in secondary and mature forests in southwestern China. Photosynthetica 2010, 48(4):559-566.

 DeWalt SJ, Schnitzer SA, Chave J, Bongers F, Burnham RJ, Cai ZQ, Chuyong G, Clark DB, Ewango CEN, Gerwing JJ et al: Annual Rainfall and Seasonality Predict Pan-tropical Patterns of Liana Density and Basal Area. Biotropica 2010, 42(3):309-317.

Cai ZQ, Wang WH, Yang J, Cai CT: Growth, photosynthesis and root reserpine concentrations of two Rauvolfia species in response to a light gradient. Industrial Crops and Products 2009, 30(2):220-226.

Cai ZQ, Schnitzer SA, Wen B, Chen YJ, Bongers F: LIANA COMMUNITIES IN THREE TROPICAL FOREST TYPES IN XISHUANGBANNA, SOUTH-WEST CHINA. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 2009, 21(3):252-264.

Cai ZQ, Schnitzer SA, Bongers F: Seasonal differences in leaf-level physiology give lianas a competitive advantage over trees in a tropical seasonal forest. Oecologia 2009, 161(1):25-33.

 Chen YJ, Bongers F, Cao KF, Cai ZQ: Above- and below-ground competition in high and low irradiance: tree seedling responses to a competing liana Byttneria grandifolia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 2008, 24:517-524.

Cai ZQ, Poorter L, Han Q, Bongers F: Effects of light and nutrients on seedlings of tropical Bauhinia lianas and trees. Tree Physiology 2008, 28(8):1277-1285.

Cai ZQ, Poorter L, Cao KF, Bongers F: Seedling growth strategies in Bauhinia species: Comparing lianas and trees. Annals of Botany 2007, 100(4):831-838.

Cai ZQ, Chen YJ, Bongers F: Seasonal changes in photosynthesis and growth of Zizyphus attopensis seedlings in three contrasting microhabitats in a tropical seasonal rain forest. Tree Physiology 2007, 27(6):827-836.

Cai ZQ, Bongers F: Contrasting nitrogen and phosphorus resorption efficiencies in trees and lianas from a tropical montane rain forest in Xishuangbanna, south-west China. Journal of Tropical Ecology 2007, 23:115-118.

Cai CT, Cai ZQ, Yao TQ, Qi X: Vegetative growth and photosynthesis in coffee plants under different watering and fertilization managements in Yunnan, SW China. Photosynthetica 2007, 45(3):455-461.

Cao KF, Guo YH, Cai ZQ: Photosynthesis and antioxidant enzyme activity in breadfruit, jackfruit and mangosteen in Southern Yunnan, China. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 2006, 81(1):168-172.

Cai ZQ, Slot M, Fan ZX: Leaf development and photosynthetic properties of three tropical tree species with delayed greening. Photosynthetica 2005, 43(1):91-98.

Cai ZQ, Rijkers T, Bongers F: Photosynthetic acclimation to light changes in tropical monsoon forest woody species differing in adult stature. Tree Physiology 2005, 25(8):1023-1031.

Cai ZQ, Chen YJ, Guo YH, Cao KF: Responses of two field-grown coffee species to drought and re-hydration. Photosynthetica 2005, 43(2):187-193.

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