Talent details

Name:Lin Zhang
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Associate Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201010/t20101013_2985843.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China

Education and Appointments


Ph.D. in Ecology, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2007 

B. S. in Biology, Department of Biology, Yunnan University, China, 2001 


2010.06-present Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China 

2007.07-2010.05 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China

Research Interest

Research Interests: Alpine plant strategy and climate change, Plant biogeography, Plant-plant and plant-animal interactions 

Research Fields: Alpine plant ecology and climate change 

Selected Publications

Publications in the recent 5 years (2016-2020) (* corresponding author; # joint first authors; Including books and book chapters)

Part 1: 5 representative publications  

1. Zhang L*, Yang L, Shen W. 2020. Dramatic altitudinal variations in leaf mass per area of two plant growth forms at extreme heights. Ecological Indicators. 110. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105890 

2. Zhang L, Zhang SR, Li QJ*, Quan C. 2020. Reduced stomatal frequency with rising elevation for Kobresia royleana on the Tibetan Plateau. Global Ecology and Conservation. doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco. 2020.e01326 

3. Ale R, Zhang L, Li X, Bhakta RB, Pugnaire FI, Luo T*. 2018. Water Shortage Drives Interactions Between Cushion and Beneficiary Species Along Elevation Gradients in Dry Himalayas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(1): 226-238. 

4. Shen W*, Zhang L, Guo Y, Luo TX. 2018. Causes for treeline stability under climate warming: Evidence from seed and seedling transplant experiments in southeast Tibet. Forest Ecology and Management, 408: 45-53. 

5. Zhang L*, Cui GS, Shen W, Liu XS. 2016. Cover as a simple predictor of biomass for two shrubs in Tibet. Ecological Indicators, 64: 266-271. 

Part 2: all other publications (exclude part 1) 

1. Fu T, Liang E, Lu X*, Gao S, Zhang L, Zhu H, Rossi S, Camarero JJ.  2020. Tree growth responses and resilience after the 1950-Zayu-Medog earthquake, southeast Tibetan Plateau. Dendrochronologia. 62: 125724. doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125724 

2. Zhao WL, Luo TX, Zhang L. 2019. Relative impact of climate change and grazing on NDVI variations in typical alpine desert grasslands in Tibet. Acta Ecologica Sinica. 39(22): 8494-8503. (in Chinese) 

3. Lu XM, Fu T, Du QQ, Zhang L, Wang YF, Liang EY. 2019. Tree regeneration after fire and logging in sub-alpine forest on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin. 64: 2907-2914. (in Chinese) 

4. Ale R, Zhang L, Li X, Bhakta RB, Pugnaire FI, Luo TX. 2018. Leaf 13C as an indicator of water availability along elevation gradients in the dry Himalayas. Ecological Indicators. 94: 266-273. 

5. Luo TX*, Liu XS, Zhang L, Li X, Pan Y, Wright IJ. 2018. Summer solstice marks a seasonal shift in temperature sensitivity of stem growth and nitrogen-use efficiency in cold-limited forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 248: 469-478. 

6. Zhang Q, Liu Q, Yin H, Zhao C, Zhang L, Zhou G, Yin C, Lu Z, Xiong G, Li Y, Li J, Xu W, Tang Z*, Xie Z*. 2018. C:N:P stoichiometry of Ericaceae species in shrubland biomes across Southern China: Influences of climate, soil and species identity. Journal of Plant Ecology. 12:346-357. 

7. Wang YT, Zhang L*, Shen W, Liu XS, Luo TX. 2017. Altitudinal Variations of Freezing Events at Timberline Ecotone in the Sergyemla Mountains, Southeast Tibet. Mountain Research. 35(3): 308-315. (in Chinese) 

8. Cui GS, Zhang L*, Shen W Liu XS, Wang YT. 2017. Biomass allocation and carbon density of Sophora moorcroftiana shrublands in the middle reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River, Xizang, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology. 41(1): 53-61. (in Chinese) 

9. Shen W*, Zhang L, Luo TX. 2017. Advances in the study of the limitations of seedling recruitment for alpine timberline forests. Acta Ecologica Sinica. 37(9): 2858-2868. (in Chinese) 

10. Liu XS*, Nie Y, Luo TX, Yu JH, Shen W, Zhang L. 2016. Seasonal shift in climatic limiting factors on tree transpiration: evidence from sap flow observations at alpine treelines in Southeast Tibet. Frontiers in Plant Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01018