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Name:
SONG Liang
Education:
Ph.D
Positions:
 
Academic title:
Associate 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

  January, 2015-present: 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

  Biodiversity; cryptogam ecology; canopy ecology; global change; functional traits

  Honors and Awards

  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

  Project leader

  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)

  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)

  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)

  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)

  Project participant

  2015-2018: “Biological nitrogen fixation of epiphyte and its response to enviroment change in montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest” (No. 41471050) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥950, 000)

  2015-2017: “The morphological and physiological responses of epiphytic foliose lichens to environment change in montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forests” (No. 31400384) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥240, 000)

  2014-2016: “Clonal integration and its ecological functions of rhizomatous epiphytic ferns in a middle mountain moist evergreen broad-leaved forest” (No. 31300459) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥240, 000)

  2013-2015: “The species diversity and distribution of epiphytic cyanolichens and their relation to host and environmental factors in montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forests” supported by West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (¥100, 000)

  2012-2016: “Response mechanisms of epiphytic plants to climate change in montane cloud forests” (No. U1133605) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥1950, 000)

  2010-2013: “Biodiversity distribution and processes across adjacent climates: the key to prediction and monitoring of responses to climate change” supported by QCAS Biotechnology Fund (¥1500, 000)

  2009-2011: “Response of epiphytic plants to climate change and their bioindication in a montane moist evergreen broadleaved forest” (No. 30870437) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥280,000)

  2008-2010: “Constitute, properties, and enzyme activities of canopy humus in middle mountain moist evergreen broad-leaved forests and top mountain dwarf mossy forests in Ailao Mountains” (No. 30771705) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥340,000)

  2006-2008: “Study of characteristics and forming mechanisms of soil on wounded surface of road slope (No. 40571064)” supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (¥400,000)

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

  Liang Song#*, Hua-Zheng Lu#, Xing-Liang Xu, Su Li, Xian-Meng Shi, Xi Chen, Yi Wu, Jun-Biao Huang, Quan Chen, Shuai Liu, Chuan-Sheng Wu, Wen-Yao Liu*. 2016. Organic nitrogen uptake is a significant contributor to nitrogen economy of subtropical epiphytic bryophytes. Scientific Reports, 6, 30408

  Hua-Zheng Lu#, Liang Song#, Wen-Yao Liu*, Xing-Liang Xu, Yue-Hua Hu, Xian-Meng Shi, Su Li, Wen-Zhang Ma, Yan-Fen Chang, Ze-Xin Fan, Shu-Gang Lu, Yi Wu, Fei-Hai Yu*. (2016). Survival depends on resource sharing: evidence from epiphytic ferns in a subtropical montane moist forest. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7:416.

  Liang Song*, Yong-Jiang Zhang, Xi Chen, Su Li, Hua-Zheng Lu, Chuan-Sheng Wu, Zheng-Hong Tan, Wen-Yao Liu*, Xian-Meng Shi. (2015). Water relations and gas exchange of fan bryophytes and their adaptations to microhabitats in an Asian subtropical montane cloud forest. Journal of Plant Research, 128, 573-584.

  Liang Song*, Wen-Zhang Ma, Yuan-Lin Yao, Wen-Yao Liu*, Su Li, Ke Chen, Hua-Zheng Lu, Min Cao, Zhen-Hua Sun, Zheng-Hong Tan, Akihiro Nakamura. (2015). Bole bryophyte diversity and distribution patterns along three altitudinal gradients in Yunnan, China. Journal of Vegetation Science, 26, 576-587.

  Liang Song*, Wen-Yao Liu (2013). Potential impacts of global changes on epiphytic bryophytes in subtropical montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forests, SW China, In: Lowman M, Devy S, Ganesh T (Eds). Treetops at Risk? Challengens of Global Forest Canopies, Springer, pp.155-167

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu*, Wen-Zhang Ma, Jin-Hua Qi (2012). Response of epiphytic bryophytes to simulated N deposition in a subtropical montane cloud forest in southwestern China. Oecologia, 170: 847-856.

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu*, Nalini M. Nadkarni (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.

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu*, Wen-Zhang Ma, Zheng-Hong Tan (2011). Bole epiphytic bryophytes on Lithocarpus xylocarpus (Kurz) Markgr. in Ailao Mountains, SW China. Ecological Research, 26 (2): 351-363

  Xi Chen, Wen-Yao Liu*, Liang Song, Su Li, Yi Wu, Xian-Meng Shi, Jun-Biao Huang, Chuan-Sheng Wu. (2016). Physiological responses of two epiphytic bryophytes to Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulfur addition in a subtropical montane cloud forest. PLoS ONE, 11, e0161492.

  Xi Chen, Wen-Yao Liu*, Liang Song, Su Li, Chuan-Sheng Wu, Hua-Zheng Lu. (2016). Adaptation of epiphytic bryophytes in the understorey attributing the correlations and trade-offs between functional traits. Journal of Bryology, 38, 110-117

  Bang-Zhen Pan, Yan Luo, Liang Song, Mao-Sheng Chen, Jia-Long Li, Zeng-Fu Xu*. (2016). Thidiazuron increases fruit number in the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas by promoting pistil development. Industrial Crops and Products, 81, 202-210.

  Chuan-Sheng Wu, Nai-Sheng Liang, Li-Qing Sha, Xing-Liang Xu, Yi-Ping Zhang*, Hua-Zheng Lu, Liang Song, Qing-Hai Song, You-Neng Xie. (2016). Heterotrophic respiration does not acclimate to continuous warming in a subtropical forest. Scientific Reports, 6:21561.

  Hua-Zheng Lu, Wen-Yao Liu*, Fei-Hai Yu, Liang Song, Xing-Liang Xu, Chuan-Sheng Wu, Yu-Long Zheng, Yang-Ping Li, He-De Gong, Ke Chen, Su Li, Xi Chen, Jin-Hua Qi, Shu-Gang Lu. (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.

  Su Li*, Wen-Yao Liu*, Da-Wen Li, Liang Song, Xian-Meng Shi, Hua-Zheng Lu. (2015). Species richness and vertical stratification of epiphytic lichens in subtropical primary and secondary forests in southwest China.?Fungal?Ecology, 17, 30-40.

  Zheng-Hong Tan*, Xiao-Bao Deng, Alice Hughes, Yong Tang*, Min Cao, Wen-Fu Zhang, Xiao-Fei Yang, Li-Qing Sha, Liang Song, Jun-Fu Zhao. (2015). Partial net primary production of a mixed dipterocarp forest: Spatial patterns and temporal dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120: 570-583.

  Zheng-Hong Tan, Yi-Ping Zhang*, Xiao-Bao Deng, Qing-Hai Song, Wen-Jie Liu, Yun Deng, Jian-Wei Tang, Zhi-Yong Liao, Jun-Fu Zhao, Liang Song, Lian-Yan Yang. (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.

  Su Li*, Wen-Yao Liu *, Da-Wen Li, Ze-Xi Li, Liang Song, Ke Chen, Yun Fu. (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: 211–220.

  Zheng-Hong Tan, Yi-Ping Zhang*, Nai-Sheng Liang, Qing-Hai Song, Yu-Hong Liu, Guang-Yong You, Lin-Hui Li, Lei Yu, Chuan-ShengWu, Zhi-Yun Lu, Han-Dong Wen, Jun-Fu Zhao, Fu Gao, Lian-YanYang, Liang Song, Yong-Jiang Zhang, T Munemasa, Li- Qing Sha. 2013. Soil respiration in an old-growth subtropical forest: Patterns, components, and controls. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118:1-10

  Yi Wu, Wen-Yao Liu, Liang Song*, Xi Chen, Hua-Zheng Lu, Su Li, Xian-Meng Shi. (2016). Advances in ecological studies of epiphytes using canopy cranes. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 40:508-522 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Xian-Meng Shi, Jin-Hua Qi, Liang Song*, Wen-Yao Liu, Jun-Biao Huang, Su Li, Hua-Zheng Lu, Xi Chen. (2015). C, N and P stoichiometry of two dominant seedlings and their responses to nitrogen additions in the montane moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in Ailao Mountains, Yunnan. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 39: 962–970 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu* (2013). Anthropogenic influence on forest canopies —— Overview on the 6th International Canopy Conference. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 33: 2632-2635 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu* (2011). Epiphytic plants: Their responses to global change and roles in bioindication. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 30(1): 145-154. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu*, Wen-Zhang Ma, Xiang-Jian Zhao, Meng Zhou, Guo-Ping Yang (2011). Community characteristics of monsoon evergreen broad-leaved and Pinus kesiya var. langbianensis forests in the west foot of Ailao Mountain, Yunnan. Journal of Mountain Science, 29(2): 164-171. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Yi Wu, Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu*, Qiang Liu, Hua-Zheng Lu, Yun-Hong Tan, Wen-Yao Liu. (2016). Diversity and floristic characteristics of vascular epiphytes in the tropical forest of Xishuangbanna. Biodiversity Science, 24: 271–279 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Tao Hu, Su Li, Shuai Liu, Wen-Yao Liu*, Xi Chen, Liang Song, Quan Chen (2016). Water relations and photosynthetic characteristics in different functional groups of epiphytic lichens in montane forest of Ailaoshan. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 40: 810–826 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Xi Chen, Wen-Yao Liu*, Liang Song, Chuan-Sheng Wu, Su Li, Hua-Zheng Lu (2015). Applicability of three photosynthesis models for epiphytic Homaliodendron flabellatum. Journal of Northeast Forestry University, 2015, 43: 142–145, 149 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Su Li, Wen-Yao Liu*, Xian-Meng Shi, Shuai Liu, Tao Hu, Jun-Biao Huang, Xi Chen, Liang Song, Chuan-Sheng Wu (2015). Responses of the distribution of four epiphytic cyanolichens to habitat changes in subtropical forests. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 39: 217–228 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Ke Chen, Wen-Yao Liu*, Su Li, Liang Song (2014). Photosynthetic characteristics of three epiphytic lichens under different water conditions. Plant Diversity and Resources, 36: 603–610 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Xiao-Shuang Li, Liang Song, Jun-Wen Chen, Chun-Ming Yuan, Liang Zhang* (2012). Seedling regeneration in the primary semi-humid evergreen broadleaved forest and its secondary succussion communities in Xishan, Kunming. Guihaia, 32: 475–482 (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Yuan-Lin Yao, Wen-Yao Liu*, Wen-Zhang Ma, Liang Song (2012). Diversity and distribution characteristics of epiphytes in the ecotone of moist evergreen broad-leaved forests in Ailao Moutains. Biodiversity Science. Published online (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Wen-Zhang Ma, Wen-Yao Liu*, Liang Song (2011). Species composition and distribution of bryophytes on different substrate types in middle mountain moist evergreen broad-leaved forest in Ailao Mountains. Plant Diversity and Resources, 33(4): 443-450. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Ze-Xi Li, Wen-Yao Liu*, Lin Chen, Liang Song (2011) Physical and chemical properties and microbial biomass of canopy soil in the montane cloud forest in Ailao Mountains. Journal of Mountain Science, 29(1): 26-32. (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Su Li, Wen-Yao Liu*, Li-Song Wang, Wen-Zhang Ma, Liang Song (2011). Biomass, diversity and composition of epiphytic macrolichens in primary and secondary forests in the subtropical Ailao Mountains, SW China. Forest Ecology and Management, 261:1760-1770.

  Jin-Hua Qi, Yong-Jiang Zhang*, Yi-Ping Zhang, Yu-Hong Liu, Qiu-Yun Yang, Liang Song, He-De Gong, Zhi-Yun Lu (2012). Water-holding capacity of an evergreen broadleaf forest in Ailao Mountain and its functions in mitigating the effects of SW China drought. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 32(6). (in Chinese with English abstract)

  Conference presentations

  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 cranes:reviews 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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