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XU Guorui
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Associate Professor
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XTBG, Menglun, Mengla, 666303, Yunnan, China




2011/09 – 2016/07, State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Doctor Degree of Ecology. 


2008/09 – 2011/07, College of Forestry, Guizhou University, Master Degree of Wildlife Conservation and Utilization. 


2004/09 – 2008/07, College of Forestry, Henan University of Science and Technology, Bachelor Degree of Landscape Architecture. 




2022/02 – now, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Associate Professor. 


2016/07 – 2022/01, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Assistant Professor. 




2012-2013 Merit Student of University of Chinese academy of sciences 


2015-2016 Merit Student of University of Chinese academy of sciences 


2016 The 5th Landscape Ecology Young Talent Award 


2016 Young Scholar of the West, The Light of the West, Chinese Academy of Sciences 


2018 Outstanding Youth Academic Paper Award of Yunnan Ecological Society 


2022 Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences 




Macroecological patterns of soil biodiversity; Above- and belowground interactions; Soil health. 


Major research interests include 1) Macroecological patterns and underlying mechanisms of soil biodiversity along environmental gradients, such as elevational and latitudinal gradients; 2) Responses of above- and belowground biota interactions to global climate change; 3) soil health evaluation under different land uses or emerging pollutions (especially for microplastics). 



Soil Ecology; Community Ecology 




Xu, G., Yang, L., Xu, L., Yang, J*., 2022. Soil microplastic pollution under different land uses in tropics, southwestern China. Chemosphere 289, 133176. 


Xu, G., Zhang, Y., Zhang, S., Ma, K.*, 2020. Biodiversity associations of soil fauna and plants depend on plant life form and are accounted for by rare taxa along an elevational gradient. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 140, 107640. 


Xu, G., Zhang, S., Zhang, Y., Ma, K.*, 2018. Environmental correlates underlying elevational richness, abundance, and biomass patterns of multi-feeding guilds in litter invertebrates across the treeline. Science of the Total Environment 633, 529-538. 


Xu, G., Lin, Y., Zhang, S., Zhang, Y., Li, G., Ma, K.*, 2017. Shifting mechanisms of elevational diversity and biomass patterns in soil invertebrates at treeline. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 113, 80-88. 


Xu, G., Zhang, S., Lin, Y., Ma, K.*, 2015. Context dependency of the density–body mass relationship in litter invertebrates along an elevational gradient. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 88, 323-332. 


Xu ,Y., Cao, M., Xu, G.*, 2020. Diversity distribution patterns of Collembola in litter layers along three typical climate zones in Yunnan Province. Acta Ecologica Sinica 40, 5008-5017. 


Xu, G., Ma, K.*, 2017. Advances in the body size spectra study of soil fauna. Acta Ecologica Sinica 37, 2506-2519. 


Xu, G., Zhang, Y., Zhang, S., Ma, K.*, 2017. Effect of elevation on abundance distribution of different feeding groups in litter-dwelling soil fauna. Acta Pedologica Sinica 54, 237-245. 


Lin, L., Chen, Y., Xu, G., Zhang, Y., Zhang, S., Ma, K.*, 2021. Impacts of urbanization undermine nestedness of the plant–arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal network. Frontiers in Microbiology 12, 626671. 


Ding, Z., Xu, G., Zhang S., Zhang Y., Ma, K.*, 2021. Scaling laws of altitudinal pattern of soil fauna diversity in Dongling Mountain, Beijing, China. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 32: 4272-4278. 


Chen, Q.*, Xu, G., Wu, Z., Kang, P., Zhao, Q., Chen, Y., Lin, G., Jian, S., 2020. The effects of winter temperature and land use on mangrove avian species richness and abundance on Leizhou Peninsula, China. Wetlands 40, 153-166. 


Chen, Q., Xu, G., Zhang, S., Ma, K.*, 2018. Consumption of an exotic plant (Spartina alterniflora) by the macrobenthic fauna in a mangrove wetland at Zhanjiang, China. Wetlands 38, 327-335. 


Li, G., Xu, G., Shen, C., Tang, Y., Zhang, Y., Ma, K.*, 2016. Contrasting elevational diversity patterns for soil bacteria between two ecosystems divided by the treeline. Science China-Life Sciences 59, 1177-1186. 


Zvereva, E.L.*, Castagneyrol, B., Cornelissen, T., Forsman, A., Hernandez-Agueero, J.A., Klemola, T., Paolucci, L., Polo, V., Salinas, N., Theron, K.J., Xu, G., Zverev, V., Kozlov, M.V., 2019. Opposite latitudinal patterns for bird and arthropod predation revealed in experiments with differently colored artificial prey. Ecology and Evolution 9, 14273-14285. 




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