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Shen Weijun
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   South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 723 Xingke Rd. Tianhe District Guangzhou, 510650, China
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Education and Appointments:

  2004年8月-至今:    研究员, 中国科学院华南植物园生态与环境科学研究中心;

  2002年8月-2004年7月: 副研究员。中国科学院华南植物研究所生态学研究中心;

  1997年7月-2002年7月: 助理研究员。中国科学院华南植物研究所生态研究中心;

  2005年7月-2007年7月: 博士后,美国杜克大学。生态系统模型、全球变化生态学;

  2002年8月-2004年6月: 博士后,美国亚利桑那州立大学。景观生态学与生态系统模拟;

  2014年9月-10月:    访问学者,西班牙胡安卡洛斯国王大学,全球变化生态学

  2010年8月-2010年12月: 访问学者,加州大学河滨分校植物学与植物生物学系,全球变化生态学; 

  2000年3月-2001年2月, 访问学者、博士生。美国亚利桑那州立大学景观生态与模拟实验室,景观生态学;





Research Interest:

My current research focuses on how soil microbial communities and soil ecological processes respond to global environmental changes such as precipitation regime changes, elevated nitrogen deposition, and urbanization.  I am particularly interested in the mechanisms of how soil microbes adapt and feedback to climate changes, the interactions between microbial community structure and function under global environmental changes, the mechanisms of how soil microbes regulate soil C, N and P cycling, and the modeling of microbe-mediated soil processes such as greenhouse gas emission, soil organic matter decomposition, and nitrogen mineralization.   I tend to focus on the subtropical regions of China, where the evergreen boradleaved forests and diverse plantation forests form the largest forest area of the country.  Besides using experimental approaches, I also develope theoretical and process-based models to extrapolate site empirical knowledge to ecosystem, landscape and regional scales. 

Public Services:

  Editorial board member:

  Landscape Ecology,

  F1000 Prime,

  Advances in Environmental Protection,

  Acta Ecologica Sinica (“生态学报”英文版)。


Selected Publication:
  1. Hui Wei, Guoliang Xiao, Bertrand Guenet, Ivan A. Janssens and Weijun Shen*, 2015. Soil microbial community composition does not predominantly determine the variance of heterotrophic soil respiration across four subtropical forests. Scientific Reports, 5, Doi: 10.1038/srep07854. (*Corresponding author)
  2. Hui Wei, Bertrand Guenet, Sara Vicca, Naoise Nunan, Han Asard, Hamada AbdElgawad, Weijun Shen* and Ivan A. Janssens, 2014.  High clay content accelerates the decomposition of fresh organic matter in artificial soils.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 77: 100-108.
  3. Hui Wei, Bertrand Guenet, Sara Vicca, Naoise Nunan, Hamada AbdElgawad, Weijun Shen* and Ivan A. Janssens, 2014.  Thermal acclimation of organic matter decomposition in an artificial forest soil is related to shifts in microbial community structure.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 71: 1-12.
  4. Weiping Zhou, Dafeng Hui, and Weijun Shen*, 2014.  Effects of soil moisture on the temperature sensitivity of soil heterotrophic respiration: A laboratory incubation study.  PLoS ONE, 9(3): e92531. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092531.  
  5. Tongxu Li, Wei Zhang, Xiaomin Li, Fangbai Li*, Weijun Shen, 2014.  Kinetics of competitive reduction of nitrate and iron oxides by Aeromonas hydrophila HS01. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 78: 1903-1912.
  6. Wei Zhang, Xiaomin Li, Tongxu Liu, Fangbai Li, Weijun Shen, 2014. Competitive reduction of nitrate and iron oxides by Schewanella putrefaciens200 under anoxic conditions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 445: 97-104. 
  7. Weijun Shen*, Huili Ren, Darrel Jenerette, Dafeng Hui, Hai Ren, 2013.  Atmospheric deposition and canopy exchange of anions and cations in two plantation forests under acid rain influence. Atmospheric Environment, 2013, 64: 242-250.  
  8. Weijun Shen*, Yongbiao Lin, G. Darrel Jenerette, Jianguo Wu, 2011.  Blowing litter across a landscape: effects on ecosystem nutrient flux and implications for landscape management. Landscape Ecology, 26: 629-644.  
  9. Weijun Shen*, James F. Reynolds, Dafeng Hui, 2009.  Responses of dryland soil respiration and soil carbon pool size to abrupt versus gradual and individual versus combined changes in soil temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric [CO2]: a simulation analysis.  Global Change Biology, 152274-2294.
  10. Darrel Jenerette, Weijun Shen, 2012. Experimental landscape ecology.  Landscape Ecology, 27: 1237-1248.   
  11. Weijun Shen*, Jianguo Wu, Nancy Grimm, Diana Hope, 2008. Effects of urbanization-induced environmental changes on ecosystem functioning in the Phoenix metropolitan region, USA. Ecosystems 11:138-155.
  12. Weijun Shen*, G. Darrel Jenerret, Dafeng Hui, Rich Phillips, Hai Ren, 2008.  Effects of changing precipitation regimes on dryland soil respiration and C pool dynamics at rainfall event, seasonal and interannual scales. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113, G03024, doi:10.1029/2008JG000685. 
  13. Weijun Shen*, Hai Ren, Yongbiao Lin, Minghui Li. 2007. Element fluxes and budgets of a plantation embedded in an agroforestry landscape: Implication for landscape management and sustainability. In: Sun-Kee Hong Nobukazu Nakagoshi, Bojie Fu, Yukihiro Morimoto, eds, Landscape Ecological Applications in Man-Influenced Areas: Linking Man and Nature Systems. Springer-verlag, GX Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pp. 273-290. 
  14. Weijun Shen, Jianguo Wu, Paul R. Kemp, James F. Reynolds, Nancy B. Grimm, 2005.  Simulating the dynamics of primary productivity of a Sonoran ecosystem: Model parameterization and validation. Ecological Modelling 189: 1–24.  
  15. Weijun Shen, G. Darrel Jenerette, Jianguo Wu, and Robert H Gardner, 2004.  Evaluating empirical scaling relations of pattern metrics with simulated landscapes, Ecography, 27459-469.
  16. Jianguo Wu, Weijun Shen, Weizhong Sun and Paul T. Tueller, 2002.  Empirical patterns of the effects of changing scale on landscape metrics. Landscape Ecology, 17: 761-782.
  17. Jianguo Gao, Ping Zhao, Weijun Shen, Junfeng Niu, Liwei Zhu, Guangyan Ni, 2015.  Biophysical limits to responses of water flux to vapor pressure deficit in seven tree species with contrasting land use regimes.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200: 258-269. 
  18. Dafeng Hui, Jun Wang, Weijun Shen, Xuan Le, E. Nwaneri, P. Ganter, Hai Ren, 2014.  Near isometric biomass partitioning in forest ecosystems of China.  PLoS ONE, 9(1): e86550.
  19. Linjun Li, Hongfang Lu, Daivd R. Tilley, Hai Ren, Weijun Shen, 2013.  The maximum empower principle: An invisible hand controlling the self-organizing development of forest plantations in south China.  Ecological Indicators, 29: 278-292. 
  20. Dafeng Hui, Jun Wang, Xuan Le, Weijun Shen, Hai Ren. 2012.  Influences of biotic and abiotic factors on the relationship between tree productivity and biomass in China. Forest Ecology and Management, 264: 72-80. 
  21. Shuguang Jian, Weijun Shen, Zhongyi Yang, 2009.  Enhanced adaptability of Sesbania rostrata to Pb/Zn tailings via stem nodulation.  Journal of Environmental Sciences - China, 21: 1135-1141 
  22. Hai Ren, Hongfang Lu, Weijun Shen, Charlie Huang, Qinfeng Guo, Zhian Li, Shuguang Jian, 2009. Sonneratia apetala Buch. Han in the mangrove ecosystems of China: An invasive species or restoration species? Ecological Engineering, 35: 1243-1248.  
  23. Jianguo WuAlex Buyantuyev, G. Darrel Jenerette, Jenifer Litteral, Weijun Shen, 2011. Quantifying Spatiotemporal Patterns and Ecological Effects Of Urbanization: A Multiscale Landscape Approach.  In: Matthias Richter and Ulrike Weiland (eds). Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework, Blackwell. Pp 35-53. 
  24. Jinping Zhang, Hai Ren, Weijun Shen, Shuguang Jian, Fanghong Xu, 2008.  Community composition, species diversity and population biomass of the Gaoqiao mangrove forest in Southern China.  In: Jose R. Herrera (ed.) International Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration.  Nova Science Publishers.  Pp . 177-189. 
  25. Hai RenShuguang JianHongfang LuQianmei ZhangWeijun ShenWeidong HanZuoyun Yin, Qinfeng Guo, 2008.  Restoration of mangrove plantations and colonization by native species in Leizhou bay, South China. Ecological Research 23: 401–407.
  26. Hai Ren, Zhian Li, Weijun Shen, Zuoyue Yu, Shaolin Peng, Conghui Liao, Mingmao Ding, Jianguo Wu, 2007.  Changes in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning during the restoration of a tropical forest in south China. Science in China Series C: Life Sciences, 50 (1): 1-8.
  27. Hai Ren, Weijun Shen, Hongfang Lu, Xiangyin Wen, and Shuguang Jian, 2007.  Degraded ecosystems in China: Status, causes, and restoration efforts.  Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 3: 1-13.
  28. Qiong Gao, Ping Zhao, Xiaoping Zeng, Xian Cai, and Weijun Shen, 2002. A model of stomatal conductance to quantify the relationship between leaf transpiration, microclimate and soil water stress. Plant, Cell and Environment, 25:1373-1381.  
  29. Qiong Gao, Shaolin Peng, Ping Zhao, Xiaoping Zeng, Xian Cai, Mei Yu, Weijun Shen, Yinghui Liu2003. Explanation of vegetation succession in subtropical southern China based on ecophysiological characteristics of plant species, Tree Physiology, 23: 641-648.

Supported Projects:
  1. The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (NSFC-31425005), Soil Ecology.  PI, 4,000,000 RMB, 01/2015-12/2019.  
  2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-31290222), Regulatory mechanisms of soil microbes on the coupled cycling of carbon, water and nitrogen in forest ecosystems.  PI, 4,900,000 RMB, 01/2013-12/2017.  
  3. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-31130011) and jointly by Key Projects of Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (S2012020011084), Response of soil processes to precipitation seasonality changes in subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest.  PI. 3,300,000 RMB. 01/2012-12/2016.  
  4. Major State Basic Research Development Program (973 Planning Program 2011CB403206), Scenario analysis on the carbon sequestration in natural forest and grassland ecosystem in China.  Co-PI, 500,000 RMB.  01/2011-12/2015.  
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