2006.9 – 2009.6 Ph.D., Ecology, College of Life Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
2003.9 – 2006.6 M.S., Ecology, College of Life Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
1999.9 – 2003.6 B.S., Biology, College of Life Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
2017.1 – Present Associate Professor, Institute of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan, China.
2012.11 – 2016.12 Assistant professor, Institute of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan, China.
2009.7 – 2012.11 Postdocoral fellow, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
My research interests generally lie in seed dispersal and the hoarding behavior of rodents and its evolution.
1. Cao Lin, Guo Cong, Chen Jin*. 2017. Fluctuation in seed abundance has contrasting effects on the fate of seeds from two rapidly geminating tree species in an Asian tropical forest. Integrative Zoology, 12: 2-11.
2. Cao Lin, Wang ZhenYu, Yan Chuan, Chen Jin, Guo Cong, Zhang ZhiBin*. 2016. Differential foraging preferences on seed size by rodents result in higher dispersal success of medium-sized seeds. Ecology, 97: 3070-3078.
3. Cao Lin, Xiao ZhiShu, Wang ZhenYu, Guo Cong, Chen Jin, Zhang ZhiBin*. 2011. High regeneration capacity helps tropical seeds to counter rodent predation. Oecologia, 166: 997–1007.
4. Cao Lin, Xiao ZhiShu, Guo Cong*, Chen Jin*. 2011. Scatter-hoarding rodents as secondary seed dispersers of a frugivore-dispersed tree Scleropyrum wallichianum in a defaunated Xishuangbanna tropical forest, China. Integrative Zoology, 6: 227-234.
5. Cao Lin, Guo Cong*. 2011. Seed dispersal effectiveness of small rodents to the Castanopsis indica in Xishuangbanna tropical seasonal rain forest. Acta Theriologica Sinica, 31, 323-329.
6. Zhang ZhiBin*, Wang ZhenYu, Chang Gang, Yi XianFeng, Lu JiQi, Xiao ZhiShu, Zhang HongMao, Cao Lin, Wang FuSheng, Li HongJun, Yan Chuan. 2016. Trade-off between seed defensive traits and impacts on interaction patterns between seeds and rodents in forest ecosystems. Plant Ecology, 217: 253-265.
7. Wang ZhenYu, Cao Lin, Zhang ZhiBin*. 2014. Seed traits and taxonomic relationships determine the occurrence of mutualisms versus seed predation in a tropical forest rodent and seed dispersal system. Integrative Zoology, 9, 309–19.