Talent details

Name:Tsechoe Dorji
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201311/t20131106_3968713.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments


Ph.D. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, 2009-2012

M. S. Tromso University, Norway, 2004-2006

Intensive English Training, Boston University, 2003-2004

B. S. Gansu Agricultural University, 1993-1997


2019-present: Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2013-2019: Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2010-2011: Visiting Scholar, Colorado State University

2003-2013: Lecturer, Department of Animal Husbandry Science, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry College of Tibet

1997-2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Husbandry Science, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry College of Tibet

2019-present: Director, Nagqu Integrated Ecology and Environmental Observation and Research Station, Tibet University-Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interest

Research Interests: Alpine Plant Ecology, Grassland/rangeland Management, Global Change Ecology, Alpine plant biology
Research Fields: Alpine Plant Ecology

Selected Publications

First authored papers 

1. Dorji, T. *, Hopping, K.A., Meng, F., Wang, S., Jiang, L., Klein, J.A., 2020. Impacts of climate change on flowering phenology and production in alpine plants: The importance of end of flowering. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 291, 106795. 

2. Dorji, T*., Hopping, K., Wang, S., Piao, S., Tarchen, T., A Klein, J., 2018. Grazing and spring snow counteract the effects of warming on an alpine plant community in Tibet through effects on the dominant species. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology 263, 188-197. 

3. Dorji, T. *, Moe, S.R., Klein, J.A., Wang, S.P., Totland, O., 2016. Performance of two alpine plant species along environmental gradients in an alpine meadow ecosystem in central Tibet. Ecological Research 31, 417-426. 

4.D orji, T. *, Moe, S.R., Klein, A.J., Totland, C., 2014. Plant species richness, evenness and composition along environmental gradients in an alpine meadow grazing ecosystem in central Tibet, China. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 46, 308-326. 

5. Dorji, T. *, Totland, C., Moe, S.R., 2013a. Are Droppings, Distance From Pastoralist Camps, and Pika Burrows Good Proxies for Local Grazing Pressure? Rangeland Ecology & Management 66, 26-33. 

6. Dorji, T. *, Totland, C., Moe, S.R., Hopping, K.A., Pan, J., Klein, J.A., 2013b. Plant functional traits mediate reproductive phenology and success in response to experimental warming and snow addition in Tibet. Global Change Biology 19, 459-472. 

7. Dorji, T. *, Fox, J.L., Richard, C., Dhondup, K., 2010. An assessment of nonequilibrium dynamics in rangelands of the Aru basin, northwest Tibet, China. Rangeland Ecology & Management 63, 426-434. 

8. Dorji, T. *, Fox, J.L., Richard, C.E., 2008. Evaluation of impacts of livestock grazing intensity on plant biodiversity in the western Chang Tang National Natural Reserve,Tibet,China. Xxi International Grassland Congress and the Viii International Rangeland Congress. 


Other papers 


1. Lv, W., Luo, C., Zhang, L., Niu, H., Zhang, Z., Wang, S., Wang, Y., Jiang, L., Wang, Y., He, J., Paul, K., Wang, Q., Li, B., Liu, P., Dorji, T, Zhou, H., Zhao, X., Zhao, L., 2020a. Net neutral carbon responses to warming and grazing in alpine grassland ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 280. 

2. Lv, W., Zhang, L., Niu, H., Li, B., Wang, Q., Zhou, Y., Wang, Y., Jiang, L., Liu, P., Hong, H., Jia, S., Luo, C., Dorji, T., Zhou, H., Wang, S., 2020b. Non-linear temperature sensitivity of litter component decomposition under warming gradient with precipitation addition on the Tibetan plateau. Plant and Soil 448, 335-351. 


3. Wang, Q., Lv, W., Li, B., Zhou, Y., Jiang, L., Piao, S., Wang, Y., Zhang, L., Meng, F., Liu, P., Hong, H., Li, Y., Dorji, T., Luo, C., Zhang, Z., Ciais, P., Penuelas, J., Kardol, P., Zhou, H., Wang, S., 2019. Annual ecosystem respiration is resistant to changes in freeze-thaw periods in semi-arid permafrost. Global change biology 12 

4. Wang, Q., Zhang, Z., Du, R., Wang, S., Duan, J., Iler, A.M., Piao, S., Luo, C., Jiang, L., Lv, W., Zhang, L., Meng, F., Ji, S., Li, Y., Li, B., Liu, P., Dorji, T., Wang, Z., Li, Y., Du, M., Zhou, H., Zhao, X., Wang, Y., 2019. Richness of plant communities plays a larger role than climate in determining responses of species richness to climate change. Journal of Ecology 107, 1944-1955. 

5. Li, Y., Jiang, L., Lv, W., Cui, S., Zhang, L., Wang, Q., Meng, F., Li, B., Liu, P., Suonan, J., Renzeng, W., Li, X., Luo, C., Zhang, Z., Dorji, T., Wang, Y., Wang, S., 2019a. Fungal pathogens pose a potential threat to animal and plant health in desertified and pika-burrowed alpine meadows on the Tibetan Plateau. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 65, 365-376. 

6. Li, Y., Lv, W., Jiang, L., Zhang, L., Wang, S., Wang, Q., Xue, K., Li, B., Liu, P., Hong, H., Renzen, W., Wang, A., Luo, C., Zhang, Z., Dorji, T., Ta, N., Wang, Z., Zhou, H., Wang, Y., 2019b. Microbial community responses reduce soil carbon loss in Tibetan alpine grasslands under short-term warming. Global Change Biology 25, 3438-3449. 

7. Meng, F., Zhang, L., Zhang, Z., Jiang, L., Wang, Y., Duan, J., Wang, Q., Li, B., Liu, P., Hong, H., Lv, W., Renzeng, W., Wang, Z., Luo, C., Dorji, T., Zhou, H., Du, M., Wang, S., 2019. Opposite effects of winter day and night temperature changes on early phenophases. Ecology 100. 

8. Meng, F.D., Zhang, L.R., Niu, H.S., Ji, S.N., Zhang, Z.H., Wang, Q., Li, B.W., Lv, W.W., Wang, S.P., Duan, J.C., Liu, P.P., Renzeng, W., Jiang, L.L., Luo, C.Y., Dorji, T., Wang, Z.Z., Du, M.Y., 2019. Divergent Responses of Community Reproductive and Vegetative Phenology to Warming and Cooling: Asymmetry Versus Symmetry. Frontiers in Plant Science 10, 10. 


9. Meng, F., Ji, S., Zhang, Z., Wang, S., Duan, J., Wang, Q., Li, B., Luo, C., Jiang, L., Zhang, L., Liu, P., Renzeng, W., Lv, W., Wang, Z., Dorji, T., Du, M., 2018. Nonlinear responses of temperature sensitivities of community phenophases to warming and cooling events are mirroring plant functional diversity. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 253, 31-37. 

10. Hopping, K.A., Knapp, A.K., Dorji, T., Klein, J.A., 2018. Warming and land use change concurrently erode ecosystem services in Tibet. Global Change Biology 24, 5534-5548. 


14. Meng, F.D., Jiang, L.L., Zhang, Z.H., Cui, S.J., Duan, J.C., Wang, S.P., Luo, C.Y., Wang, Q., Zhou, Y., Li, X.E., Zhang, L.R., Li, B.W., Dorji, T., LI, Y.N., DU, M.Y., 2017. Changes in flowering functional group affect responses of community phenological sequences to temperature change. Ecology 98, 734-740. 

15. Cui, S., Meng, F., Suonan, J., Wang, Q., Li, B., Liu, P., Renzeng, W., Lv, W., Jiang, L., Zhang, L., Li, X.E., Li, Y., Zhang, Z., Luo, C., Dorji, T., Wang, S., 2017. Responses of phenology and seed production of annual Koenigia islandica to warming in a desertified alpine meadow. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology 247, 376-384. 

16. Jiang, S., Pan, J., Shi, G., Dorji, T., Hopping, K.A., Klein, J.A., Liu, Y., Feng, H., 2017. Identification of root-colonizing AM fungal communities and their responses to short-term climate change and grazing on Tibetan plateau. Symbiosis 74, 1-8. 


20. Jiang, L.L., Wang, S.P., Meng, F.D., Duan, J.C., Niu, H.S., Xu, G.P., Zhu, X.X., Zhang, Z.H., Luo, C.Y., Cui, S.J., Li, Y.M., Li, X.E., Wang, Q., Zhou, Y., Bao, X.Y., Li, Y.N., Dorji, T., Piao, S.L., Ciais, P., Pecuelas, J., Du, M.Y., Zhao, X.Q., Zhao, L., Zhang, F.W., Wang, G., 2016. Relatively stable response of fruiting stage to warming and cooling relative to other phenological events. Ecology 97, 1961-1969. 

21. Li, X., Jiang, L., Meng, F., Wang, S., Niu, H., Iler, A.M., Duan, J., Zhang, Z., Luo, C., Cui, S., Zhang, L., Li, Y., Wang, Q., Zhou, Y., Bao, X., Dorji, T., Li, Y., Josep, P.u., Du, M., Zhao, X., Zhao, L., Wang, G., 2016. Responses of sequential and hierarchical phenological events to warming and cooling in alpine meadows. Nature Communications 7, 12489. 

22. Meng, F., Cui, S., Wang, S., Duan, J., Jiang, L., Zhang, Z., Luo, C., Wang, Q., Zhou, Y., Li, X., Dorji, T., 2016. Changes in phenological sequences of alpine communities across a natural elevation gradient. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology 224, 11-16. 

23. Meng, F., Zhou, Y., Wang, S., Duan, J., Zhang, Z., Niu, H., Jiang, L., Cui, S., Li, X.E., Luo, C., Zhang, L., Wang, Q., Bao, X., Dorji, T., Li, Y., 2016. Temperature sensitivity thresholds to warming and cooling in phenophases of alpine plants. Climatic Change 139, 1-12. 


24. Shen, M., Piao, S., Dorji, T., Liu, Q., Cong, N., Chen, X., An, S., Wang, S., Wang, T., Zhang, G., 2015. Plant phenological responses to climate change on the Tibetan Plateau: research status and challenges. National Science Review 2, 454-467. 


28. Fox, J.L., Dhondup, K., Dorji, T., 2009. Tibetan antelope Pantholops hodgsonii conservation and new rangeland management policies in the western Chang Tang Nature Reserve, Tibet: is fencing creating an impasse? Oryx 43, 183-190. 

29. Fox, J.L., Dorji, T., 2009. Traditional hunting of Tibetan antelope, Its relation to antelope migration, and its rapid transformation in the western Chang Tang Nature Reserve. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research 41, 204-211. 


30. Fox, J.L., Yangzong, C., Dunzhu, G., Dorji, T., Richard, C., 2008. Biodiversity conservation and pastoralism in the Tibetan Chang Tang; coexistence or conflict? Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies 4.