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FU Peili
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Associate Professor
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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla,Yunnan 666303,China



  09/2006-01/2012 PhD. In Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, ChineseAcademy of Sciences (CAS). 

  09/2002-07/2006 B.S. in Biology, College of Life Science, Northwest A & F University, Shanxi province. 

  Professional experience 

  2017/01-  Associate Professor in Tree Ring and Environmental Evolution Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 

  10/2013-12/2013 Tree Ring Lab in Institute of Geography (PI: Achim Braeuning), University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. (Scientific visiting). 

  07/2012-present Assistant professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). 

  Research interests 

  Seasonal tropical tree growth patterns and the eco-physiological mechanism; 

  Tree ring stable isotopes of pine species in Yunnan and SE Asian; 

  Water relations and the recovery mechanism of resurrection plant Paraboea rufescense; 

  Water relations and the eco-physiological traits of tropical karst plants; 


  [1] Fu P-L, Jussi Grießinger, Aster Gebrekirstos, Ze-Xin Fan*, Achim Bräuning*. 2017. Earlywood and latewood stable carbon and oxygen isotope variations in two pine species in southwestern China during the recent decades. Frontiers in Plant Science (IF=4.495). 7:2050. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.02050. 

  [2] Fu P-L, Liu W-J, Fan Z-X & Cao K-F*. 2016. Is fog an important water source for woody plants in an Asian tropical karst dry forest during dry season Ecohydrology. 9: 964-972. 

  [3] Fu P-L., Jiang Y-J., Wang A-Y., Brodribb T. J., Zhang J-L., Zhu S-D. , Cao K-F.*. 2012. Stem hydraulic traits and leaf water-stress tolerance are coordinated with the leaf phenology of angiosperm trees in an Asian tropical dry karst forest. Annals of Botany. 110: 189-199.   

  [4] Wei H., Fu P-L., Jiang Y-J., Zhang J-L., Zhang S-B., Hu H. *, Cao K-F.*. 2013. Differences in the responses of photosystem I and photosystem II of three tree species Cleistanthus sumatranus, Celtis philippensis and Pistacia weinmannifolia exposed to a prolonged drought in a tropical limestone forest. Tree Physiology. 33 (2): 211-220.   

  [5] Jin-Yu Liu., Pei-Li Fu., Yu-Jie Wang., Kun-Fang Cao*. 2012. Different Drought-adaptation Strategies as Characterized by Hydraulic and Water-relations Traits of Evergreen and Deciduous Figs in a Tropical Karst Forest. Plant Science Journal. 30(5): 484-493. (In Chinese with English abstract) 

  [6] Kunfang Cao*., Peili Fu., Yajun Chen., Yanjuan Jiang., Shidan Zhu. 2014. Implications of the Ecophysiological Adaptation of Plants on Tropical Karst Habitats for the Ecological Restoration of Desertified Rocky Lands in Southern China. SCIENTIA SINICA Vitae. 44: 238-247 (In Chinese with English abstract). 


  [1] Pei-Li Fu, Ya Zhang. Xylem hydraulic traits and leaf gas exchange of Paraboea rufescens and responses to drought and following recovery. 7th International workshop on desiccation sensitivity and tolerance across Life forms. Deswork 2016. 11-15 January. Auila, Cape Town, South Africa.   

  [2] Pei-Li Fu, Ze-Xin Fan, Achim Bräuning, Jussi Grießinger, Aster Gebrekirstos. 2015. Climate signals of stable carbon (δ13C) and oxygen (δ18O) isotopes in earlywood and latewood of two Pinus species in SW China.The 4th international conference of Asian Dendrochronological association.9-12 March 2015 Kathmandu.  

  [3] Pei-Li Fu, Jiao-Lin Zhang, Yan-Juan Jiang, Shi-Dan Zhu, Kun-Fang Cao. Differences in leaf functional traits between evergreen and deciduous trees in an Asian tropical dry karst forest. ATBC-OTS 2013, 23-27 June, San Jose, Costa Rica.(Oral presentation). 

  [4] Pei-Li Fu, Yan-Juan Jiang, Ai-Ying Wang & Kun-Fang Cao. Hydraulic properties and photosynthesis in six deciduous and six evergreen tree species in a tropical limestone forest in southern Yunnan, China. International Botanical Congress 2011 (IBC 2011), 23-30 July, Melbourne, Australia)  


  1)      The importance of foliar water uptake to the xylem refilling of resurrection plants: A case study of Paraboea rufescense (31300333). National Scientific Foundation of China (NSFC). 2014.01-2016.12. 230,000RMB; Project PI: Pei-Li FU 

  2)      The impact of elevated CO2 on the xylem hydraulic traits of evergreen and deciduous trees in a subtropical forest in SW China (2013FB081). National Scientific Foundation of Yunnan, China. 2014.01-2016.12. 100,000RMB; Project PI: Pei-Li FU 

  3)      The interact effect of elevated CO2 and drought on the xylem hydraulic traits of evergreen and deciduous trees in a subtropical forest in SW China. "Light of West China" Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). 2014.01-2016.12. 100,000RMB; Project PI: Pei-Li FU 




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