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Lu Xiankai
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   Xingke Road #723, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510650, China
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Professional Interests:  

Dr. Xiankai Lu was trained as an ecologist with an emphasis on ecosystem ecology and global environmental changes. His current research focuses on how forest ecosystems respond to global changes, especially for elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition and land use. Dr. Lu is particularly interested in biogeochemical cycles of key elements (e.g., C, N, and P), soil buffering capacity, and biodiversity and its adaption under the background of global changes. 


Research Areas: 

  Global change ecology

  Ecosystem ecology


  Nitrogen deposition and biodiversity



  2003.9-2008.2:  Ph.D. in Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

  1999.9-2003.7: B.S. in Agronomy, Laiyang Agriculture College, Shandong, China. 


Academic appointments & Working experience 

  2013.3-2014.4: Visiting scholar, The University of Oklahoma, USA

  2011.6-present: Associate professor, South China Botanical Garden, CAS; 

  2008.3-2011.5: Assistant professor, South China Botanical Garden, CAS. 


Research Interest:
Global change ecology; Biogeochemistry
Public Services:
● Member at Editorial Board of an international journal: Scientific Reports; ● I have been invited as a reviewer for the following journals:(1)Chinese journals: Acta Ecologica Sinica,Chinese Journal of Environmental Science,Science of Soil and Water Conservation, and (2)International journals: Journal of Ecology,Journal of Vegetation Science,Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,Journal of Plant Ecology.


My paper published by Global Change Biology has been hornored as one of the Ten Excellent Papers by Chinese Ecosystem Research Network in 2011 (Lu et al., Global Change Biology,2010, 16:2688–2700; No.201003)

Selected Publication:


  1.  Lu, Xiankai; Mao, Qinggong; Mo, Jiangming; Gilliam, Frank; Zhou, Guoyi; Luo, Yiqi; Zhang, Wei; Huang, Juan. Divergent responses of soil buffering capacity to long-term N deposition in three typical tropical forests with different land-use history. Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, in press, DOI: 10.1021/es5047233 (SCI, IF2013=5.481; Top 10%)  

  2. Feifei Zhu, Xiankai Lu, Lei Liu, Jiangming Mo. Phosphate addition enhanced soil inorganic nutrients to a large extent in three lowland tropical forests. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5: 7923, doi:10.1038/srep07923 (IF2013= 5.078; TOP 10%)   

  3.  毛庆功,鲁显楷*,陈浩,莫江明.陆地生态系统植物多样性对矿质元素输入的响应.生态学报,2015,(17). (*通讯作者)  



  4.  Xiankai Lu, Qinggong Mao, Frank S. Gilliam, Yiqi Luo, Jiangming Mo. (2014), Nitrogen deposition contributes to soil acidification in tropical ecosystems. Global Change Biology, 20: 3790–3801.  (SCI, IF2013=8.224; Top 10%   

  5.  Juan Huang, Wei Zhang, Xiaomin Zhu, Frank S. Gilliam, Hao Chen, Xiankai Lu, Jiangming Mo. Urbanization in China changes the composition and main sources of wet inorganic nitrogen deposition. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-014-3786-7 (IF2013= 2.757; TOP 30%)  

  6.  Zhu Feifei, Xiankai Lu, Jiangming Mo*. Phosphorus limitation on photosynthesis of two dominant understory species in a lowland tropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2014, 7 (6): 526-534. (IF2013=2.284)   

  7. Guangyan Ni, P. Zhao, W. Wu, X.-K. Lu, X.-H. Zhao, L.-W. Zhu, J.-F. Niu. A hybrid of the invasive plant Sphagneticola trilobata has similar competitive ability but different response to nitrogen deposition compared to parent. Ecological research, 2014, 29(2), 331-339. (SCI, IF2013=1.513)  

  8.Juan Huang, JiangMing Mo, Wei Zhang, XianKai Lu. Research on acidification in forest soil driven by atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2014, 34(6):302-310.   



  9.  Feifei Zhu, Muneoki Yoh, Frank S Gilliam, Xiankai Lu, Jiangming Mo. Nutrient limitation in three lowland tropical forests in southern China receiving high nitrogen deposition: insights from fine root responses to nutrient additions. PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(12), e82661. (SCI, IF2013=3.534; Top 30%)  

  10.  Lu, X., Gilliam, F. S., Yu, G., Li, L., Mao, Q., Chen, H., and Mo, J. Long-term nitrogen addition decreases carbon leaching in a nitrogen-rich forest ecosystem. Biogeosciences, 10, 3931–3941, 2013. (SCI, IF2013=3.753; Top 10%)  



  11. Xiankai Lu, Jiangming Mo, Frank S. Gilliam, Hua Fang, Feifei Zhu, Yunting Fang, Wei Zhang and Juan Huang. Nitrogen addition shapes soil phosphorus availability in two reforested tropical forests in Southern China. Biotropica, 44(3): 302-311, 2012. (IF2012=2.351, Top 30%)  

  12. Laurance WF, Useche DC, Rendeiro J, Kalka M, and others, Xiankai Lu. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature, 489(7415):290-294, 2012. (SCI, IF2012=38.597, Top 10%)  

  13. Wei Zhang, Xiaomin Zhu, Lei Liu, Shenglei Fu, Hao Chen, Juan Huang, Xiankai Lu, Zhanfeng Liu, and Jiangming Mo. 2012. Large difference of inhibitive effect of nitrogen deposition on soil methane oxidation between plantations with N-fixing tree species and non-N-fixing tree species. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, VOL. 117, G00N16. Doi:10.1029/2012JG002094. (SCI, IF2012=3.174; Top 10% )  

  14.   Koba K, Fang YT, Mo JM, Zhang W, Lu XK, Liu L, Zhang T, Takebayashi Y, Toyoda S, Yoshida N, Suzuki K, Yoh M, Senoo K. 2012. The 15N natural abundance of the N lost from an N-saturated subtropical forest in southern China. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, DOI: 10.1029/2010JG001615. (SCI, IF2012=3.174; Top 10%)  

  15.   Wen-Juan HUANG, De-Qiang ZHANG, Yue-Lin LI, Xian-Kai LU, Wei ZHANG, et al. Responses of soil acid phosphomonoesterase activity to simulated nitrogen deposition in three forests of subtropical China. Pedosphere, 2012, 22(5), 698-706. (SCI, IF2012=1.379)  

  16.   陈浩,莫江明,张炜,鲁显楷,黄娟.氮沉降对森林生态系统碳吸存的影响.生态学报,2012,32(21):6864~6879.  



  17.   Xiankai Lu, Jiangming Mo, Frank S. Gilliam, Guirui Yu, Wei Zhang, Yunting Fang, Juan Huang. Effects of experimental nitrogen additions on plant diversity in tropical forests of contrasting disturbance regimes in Southern China. Environmental Pollution, 159 (10): 2228-2235, 2011. (IF2011=3.746, Top 10%)  

  18.   Xuejun Liu, Lei Duan, Jiangming Mo, Enzai Du, Jianlin Shen, Xiankai Lu(共同第一作者), Ying Zhang, Xiaobing Zhou, Chune He, Fusuo Zhang. Nitrogen deposition and its ecological impact in China: An overview. Environmental Pollution, 159 (10): 2251-2264, 2011. (IF2011=3.746, Top 10%)  

  19.   Yunting Fang, Muneoki Yoh, Keisuke Koba, Weixing Zhu, Yu Takebayashi, Yihua Xiao, Chunyi Lei, Jiangming Mo, Wei Zhang, Xiankai Lu. Nitrogen deposition and forest nitrogen cycling along an urban-rural transect in southern China. Global Change Biology, 17: 872-885, 2011. (SCI, IF2010=6.346; Top 10%)  

  20.   黄娟,莫江明,孔国辉,鲁显楷, 张炜. 植物源挥发性有机物对氮沉降响应研究展望. 生态学报,2011,31(21):6616-6623.  



  21.   Xiankai Lu, Jiangming Mo, Frank S. Gilliam, Guoyi Zhou, Yunting Fang. Effects of experimental nitrogen additions on plant diversity in an old-growth tropical forest. Global Change Biology, 16: 2688–2700, 2010.  (IF2011=6.862, Top 10%)  

  22.   K. Koba1, K. Isobe, Y. Takebayashi, Y.T. Fang, Y. Sasaki, W. Saito, M. Yoh, J Mo, L. Liu, Xiankai Lu, T. Zhang, W. Zhang and K. Senoo. δ15N of soil N and plants in a N-saturated, subtropical forest of southern China. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 24: 2499–2506, 2010. (SCI, IF2010=2.846)  



  23.   XianKai Lu, JiangMing Mo, Per Gundersern, WeiXing Zhu, GuoYi Zhou, DeJun Li and Xu Zhang. 2009. Effect of simulated N deposition on soil exchangeable cations in three forest types of subtropical China. Pedosphere, 19 (2): 189–198, 2009. (SCI, IF2009=1.103)  

  24.   Hui Wang, Jiangming Mo, Xiankai Lu, Jinghua Xue, Jiong Li, Yunting Fang. Effects of elevated nitrogen deposition on soil microbial biomass carbon in major subtropical forests of southern China. Front. For. China (Frontiers of Forestry in China), 4(1): 21–27, 2009.  



  25.   Lu Xiankai, Mo Jiangming, Dong Shaofeng. Effects of nitrogen deposition on forest biodiversity. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 28(11):5532-5548, 2008. (SCI收录)  

  26.   Jiangming Mo, Hua Fang, Weixing Zhu, Guoyi Zhou, Xiankai Lu, Yunting Fang. 2008. Decomposition of pine (Pinus massoniana) needles with two different nutrient-status responses to N deposition in a tropical pine plantation in southern China. Annals of Forest Science, 65:405, 2008. DOI: 10.1051/forest: 2008017. (SCI, IF2010=1.326)  

  27.   Wei Zhang, Jiangming Mo, Guoyi Zhou, Per Gundersen, Yunting Fang, Xiankai Lu, Tao Zhang, Shaofeng Dong. Methane uptake responses to nitrogen deposition in three tropical forests in southern China. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 13: D11116, 2008. doi:10.1029/2007JD009195. (SCI, IF2010=3.303)  

  28.   Wei Zhang, Jiangming Mo, Guirui Yu, Yunting Fang, Dejun Li, Xiankai Lu, Hui Wang. Emissions of nitrous oxide from three tropical forests in southern China in response to simulated nitrogen deposition. Plant and Soil, 306: 221-236, 2008. (SCI, IF2010=2.773)  

  29.   Zhang Wei, Mo Jiangming, Fang Yunting, Lu Xiankai, Wang Hui. Effects of nitrogen deposition on the greenhouse gas fluxes from forest soils. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 28(5): 2309-2319, 2008. (SCI收录)  

  30.   鲁显楷, 莫江明, 董少峰. 氮沉降对森林生物多样性的影响(综述). 生态学报, 2008, 28(11) :5532-5548. (核心期刊)  

  31.   王晖,莫江明, 鲁显楷,薛璟花,李炯,方运霆. 2008. 南亚热带森林土壤微生物量碳对氮沉降的响应. 生态学报, 28(2): 470-478.   

  32.   张炜,莫江明,方运霆,鲁显楷,王 . 2008.氮沉降对森林土壤主要温室气体通量的影响(综述). 生态学报,28(5): 2309-2319.  

  33.   鲁显楷, 莫江明, 李德军, 张炜, 方运霆. 鼎湖山主要林下层植物光合生理特性对模拟氮沉降的响应.北京林业大学学报. 2007, 29(6): 1-9.EI  

  34.   鲁显楷,莫江明, 彭少麟,方运霆,李德军,林琼芳.鼎湖山季风常绿阔叶林林下层3种优势树种游离氨基酸和蛋白质对模拟氮沉降的响应.生态学报, 2006, 26(3):743-753. 

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