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LIN Luxiang
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No. 88, Xuefu Road, Kunming, 650223, P. R. China

Name: Luxiang LIN

Gender: Male

Birth Date: Oct. 12, 1978

Birth Place: Longyan, Fujian Province, P. R. China

Current address: No. 88, Xuefu Road, Kunming, 650223, P. R. China

Tel: +86-871-65160829

Fax: +86-871-65160916

E-mail: linluxa@xtbg.ac.cn


2001/9 - 2007/3 Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D., Plant Ecology,  

1997/9 - 2001/7 Beijing Forestry University, Bachelor Degree, Biology


2007/07 - 2010/12: Assistant Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2011/01 - now: Associate Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof. Lin is the leader of the Community Assembly and Species Coexistence Research Group in XTBG. He did his PhD at XTBG and his main research interest is the community ecology. He is a committee member of the Long-Term Ecological Research Specialized Committee of the Ecological Society of China. He has published nearly 20 peer reviewed papers in international journals such as Ecology Letters, Ecology, Journal of Ecology and Functional Ecology.

 Forest Ecology




1.Phumphuang W, Sungkaew S, Wachrinrat C, Thinkampheang S, Hermhuk S, Thongsawi J, Waengsothorn S, Lin LX, Marod D: Environmental factors differentially influence species distributions across tree size classes in a dry evergreen forest in Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve, northeastern Thailand. Journal of Forest Research 2024. 

2.Luo A, Li YQ, Shrestha N, Xu XT, Su XY, Li YC, Lyu T, Waris K, Tang ZY, Liu XJ et al: Global multifaceted biodiversity patterns, centers, and conservation needs in angiosperms. Science China-Life Sciences 2024, 67(3):629-630. 

3.Jin L, Liu JJ, Li QM, Lin LX, Shao XN, Xiao TW, Li BH, Mi XC, Ren HB, Zhu Y et al: Stronger latitudinal phylogenetic patterns in woody angiosperm assemblages with higher dispersal abilities in China. Journal of Biogeography 2024, 51(2):269-279. 

4.Yao ZL, Yang X, Wang B, Shao XN, Wen HD, Deng Y, Zhang ZM, Cao M, Lin LX: Multidimensional beta-diversity across local and regional scales in a Chinese subtropical forest: The role of forest structure. Ecology and Evolution 2023, 13(10). 

5.Sun ZH, Sonsuthi A, Jucker T, Ali A, Cao M, Liu F, Cao GH, Hu TY, Ma Q, Guo QH et al: Top Canopy Height and Stem Size Variation Enhance Aboveground Biomass across Spatial Scales in Seasonal Tropical Forests. Plants-Basel 2023, 12(6). 

6.Li SQ, Chatterjee M, Yao ZL, Wen HD, Cao M, Chen YJ, Lin LX: Soil water availability strongly drives the differentiation of acquisitive and conservative strategies for coexisting woody species in a Chinese subtropical evergreen forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 2023, 34(6). 

7.Jin L, Shi HY, Li T, Zhao N, Xu Y, Xiao TW, Song F, Ma CX, Li QM, Lin LX et al: A DNA barcode library for woody plants in tropical and subtropical China. Scientific Data 2023, 10(1). 

8.Dong AR, He XL, Deng YM, Lin LX, Goodale E, Lecours V, Ahumada J: Passive acoustic surveys reveal interactions between frugivorous birds and fruiting trees on a large forest dynamics plot. Remote Sens Ecol Conserv 2023, 9(2):284-295. 

9.Zeng L, Cao M, Lin LX, Peters CM: Tree Diversity and Regeneration in Sacred Groves and Nature Reserves in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. J Ethnobiol 2022, 42(4):432-460. 

10.Xia SW, Yuan W, Lin LX, Yang XD, Feng XB, Li XM, Liu X, Chen PJ, Zeng SF, Wang DY et al: Latitudinal gradient for mercury accumulation and isotopic evidence for post-depositional processes among three tropical forests in Southwest China. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2022, 429. 

11.Wu AC, Zhou GY, He HL, Hautier Y, Tang XL, Liu JX, Zhang QM, Wang SL, Wang AZ, Lin LX et al: Tree diversity depending on environmental gradients promotes biomass stability via species asynchrony in China?s forest ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 2022, 140. 

12.Wang WT, Sun ZH, Mishra S, Xia SW, Lin LX, Yang XD: Body size determines multitrophic soil microbiota community assembly associated with soil and plant attributes in a tropical seasonal rainforest. Molecular Ecology 2022. 

13.Wang BJ, Fang S, Wang YY, Guo QH, Hu TY, Mi XC, Lin LX, Jin GZ, Coomes DA, Yuan ZQ et al: The Shift from Energy to Water Limitation in Local Canopy Height from Temperate to Tropical Forests in China. Forests 2022, 13(5). 

14.Wang B, Sun H, Cracknell AP, Deng Y, Li Q, Lin LX, Xu Q, Ma YX, Wang WL, Zhang ZM: Detection and Quantification of Forest-Agriculture Ecotones Caused by Returning Farmland to Forest Program Using Unmanned Aircraft Imagery. Diversity-Basel 2022, 14(5). 

15.Sun ZH, Prachanun N, Sonsuthi A, Chanthorn W, Brockelman WY, Nathalang A, Lin LX, Bongers F: Whole-Plant Seedling Functional Traits Suggest Lianas Also Support "Fast-Slow" Plant Economics Spectrum. Forests 2022, 13(7). 

16.Mishra S, Wang WT, Xia SW, Lin LX, Yang XD: Spatial pattern of functional genes abundance reveals the importance of PhoD gene harboring bacterial community for maintaining plant growth in the tropical forest of Southwestern China. Science of the Total Environment 2022, 842. 

17.Kaewsong K, Chang-Yang CH, Bunyavejchewin S, Kraichak E, Yang J, Sun ZH, Zhang CC, Li WF, Lin LX, Sun IF: Effects of fire disturbance on species and functional compositions vary with tree sizes in a tropical dry forest. Peerj 2022, 10. 

18.He XL, Deng Y, Dong AR, Lin LX: The relationship between acoustic indices, vegetation, and topographic characteristics is spatially dependent in a tropical forest in southwestern China. Ecological Indicators 2022, 142. 

19.Ge R, He HL, Zhang L, Ren XL, Williams M, Yu GR, Smallman TL, Zhou T, Li P, Xie ZQ et al: Climate Sensitivities of Carbon Turnover Times in Soil and Vegetation: Understanding Their Effects on Forest Carbon Sequestration. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 2022, 127(3). 

20.Fang MK, Atapattu AJ, Lin LX, Xia SW, Yang XD: Soil Nutrient Concentrations, Associations and Their Relationships with Canopy Tree Category and Size in the Southwestern China Tropical Rainforests. J Sustain For 2022. 

21.Zhou WJ, Xi D, Fang YT, Wang A, Sha LQ, Song QH, Liu YT, Zhou LG, Zhou RW, Lin YX et al: Microbial processes responsible for soil N2O production in a tropical rainforest, illustrated using an in situ N-15 labeling approach. Catena 2021, 202. 

22.Zhong YL, Chu CJ, Myers JA, Gilbert GS, Lutz JA, Stillhard J, Zhu K, Thompson J, Baltzer JL, He FL et al: Arbuscular mycorrhizal trees influence the latitudinal beta-diversity gradient of tree communities in forests worldwide. Nature Communications 2021, 12(1). 

23.Wiegand T, Wang XG, Anderson-Teixeira KJ, Bourg NA, Cao M, Ci XQ, Davies SJ, Hao ZQ, Howe RW, Kress WJ et al: Consequences of spatial patterns for coexistence in species-rich plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2021, 5(7):965-+. 

24.Umana MN, Swenson NG, Marchand P, Cao M, Lin LX, Zhang CC: Relating leaf traits to seedling performance in a tropical forest: building a hierarchical functional framework. Ecology 2021, 102(7). 

25.Umana MN, Cao M, Lin LX, Swenson NG, Zhang CC: Trade-offs in above- and below-ground biomass allocation influencing seedling growth in a tropical forest. Journal of Ecology 2021, 109(3):1184-1193. 

26.Song XY, Yang J, Cao M, Lin LX, Sun ZH, Wen HD, Swenson NG: Traits mediate a trade-off in seedling growth response to light and conspecific density in a diverse subtropical forest. Journal of Ecology 2021, 109(2):703-713. 

27.Mi XC, Sun ZH, Song YF, Liu XJ, Yang J, Wu JJ, Ci XQ, Li J, Lin LX, Cao M et al: Rare tree species have narrow environmental but not functional niches. Functional Ecology 2021, 35(2):511-520. 

28.He XL, Brown C, Lin LX: Relative importance of deterministic and stochastic processes for beta diversity of bird assemblages in Yunnan, China. Ecosphere 2021, 12(6). 

29.He HL, Ge R, Ren XL, Zhang L, Chang QQ, Xu Q, Zhou GY, Xie ZQ, Wang SL, Wang HM et al: Reference carbon cycle dataset for typical Chinese forests via colocated observations and data assimilation. Scientific Data 2021, 8(1). 

30.Worthy SJ, Laughlin DC, Zambrano J, Umana MN, Zhang CC, Lin LX, Cao M, Swenson NG: Alternative designs and tropical tree seedling growth performance landscapes. Ecology 2020, 101(6). 

31.Worthy SJ, Laughlin DC, Zambrano J, Uma?a MN, Zhang CC, Lin LX, Cao M, Swenson NG: Alternative designs and tropical tree seedling growth performance landscapes. Ecology 2020, 101(6). 

32.Tongkok S, He XL, Alcantara MJM, Saralamba C, Nathalang A, Chanthorn W, Brockelman WY, Lin LX: Composition of frugivores of Baccaurea ramiflora (Phyllanthaceae) and effects of environmental factors on frugivory in two tropical forests of China and Thailand. Global Ecology and Conservation 2020, 23. 

33.Wang YY, Mazer SJ, Freckleton RP, Yuan ZQ, Wang XG, Du YJ, Lin LX, Wang XH, Sang WG, Liu XJ et al: Testing mechanisms of compensatory fitness of dioecy in a cosexual world. Journal of Vegetation Science 2019, 30(3):413-426. 

34.Ren HB, Keil P, Mi XC, Ma KP, Hao ZQ, Ye WH, Lin LX, Valencia R, Fletcher CD, Thomas DW et al: Environment- and trait-mediated scaling of tree occupancy in forests worldwide. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2019, 28(8):1155-1167. 

35.Menge DNL, Chisholm RA, Davies SJ, Abu Salim K, Allen D, Alvarez M, Bourg N, Brockelman WY, Bunyavejchewin S, Butt N et al: Patterns of nitrogen-fixing tree abundance in forests across Asia and America. Journal of Ecology 2019, 107(6):2598-2610. 

36.Ge R, He HL, Ren XL, Zhang L, Yu GR, Smallman TL, Zhou T, Yu SY, Luo YQ, Xie ZQ et al: Underestimated ecosystem carbon turnover time and sequestration under the steady state assumption: A perspective from long-term data assimilation. Global Change Biology 2019, 25(3):938-953. 

37.Chu CJ, Lutz JA, Kral K, Vrska T, Yin X, Myers JA, Abiem I, Alonso A, Bourg N, Burslem D et al: Direct and indirect effects of climate on richness drive the latitudinal diversity gradient in forest trees. Ecology Letters 2019, 22(2):245-255. 

38.Asefa M, Brown C, Cao M, Zhang GC, Ci XQ, Sha LQ, Li J, Lin LX, Yang J: Contrasting effects of space and environment on functional and phylogenetic dissimilarity in a tropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology 2019, 12(2):314-326. 

39.Umana MN, Zhang CC, Cao M, Lin LX, Swenson NG: Quantifying the role of intra-specific trait variation for allocation and organ-level traits in tropical seedling communities. Journal of Vegetation Science 2018, 29(2):276-284. 

40.Song XY, Hogan JA, Lin LX, Wen HD, Cao M, Yang J: Canopy openness and topographic habitat drive tree seedling recruitment after snow damage in an old-growth subtropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management 2018, 429:493-502. 

41.Shao XN, Li QM, Lin LX, He TH: On the origin and genetic variability of the two invasive biotypes of Chromolaena odorata. Biological Invasions 2018, 20(8):2033-2046. 

42.Shao XN, Brown C, Worthy SJ, Liu L, Cao M, Li QM, Lin LX, Swenson NG: Intra-specific relatedness, spatial clustering and reduced demographic performance in tropical rainforest trees. Ecology Letters 2018, 21(8):1174-1181. 

43.He XL, Luo K, Brown C, Lin LX: A taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic perspective on the community assembly of passerine birds along an elevational gradient in southwest China. Ecology and Evolution 2018, 8(5):2712-2720. 

44.Zhang CC, Yang J, Sha LQ, Ci XQ, Li J, Cao M, Brown C, Swenson NG, Lin LX: Lack of phylogenetic signals within environmental niches of tropical tree species across life stages. Scientific Reports 2017, 7. 

45.Zambrano J, Iida Y, Howe R, Lin LX, Umana MN, Wolf A, Worthy SJ, Swenson NG: Neighbourhood defence gene similarity effects on tree performance: a community transcriptomic approach. Journal of Ecology 2017, 105(3):616-626. 

46.Umana MN, Zhang CC, Cao M, Lin LX, Swenson NG: A core-transient framework for trait-based community ecology: an example from a tropical tree seedling community. Ecology Letters 2017, 20(5):619-628. 

47.Umana MN, Mi XC, Cao M, Enquist BJ, Hao ZQ, Howe R, Iida Y, Johnson D, Lin LX, Liu XJ et al: The role of functional uniqueness and spatial aggregation in explaining rarity in trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2017, 26(7):777-786. 

48.Liu H, Hu B, Wang YS, Liu GR, Tang LQ, Ji DS, Bai YF, Bao WK, Chen X, Chen YM et al: Two Ultraviolet Radiation Datasets that Cover China. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 2017, 34(7):805-815. 

49.Wu JJ, Swenson NG, Brown C, Zhang CC, Yang J, Ci XQ, Li J, Sha LQ, Cao M, Lin LX: How does habitat filtering affect the detection of conspecific and phylogenetic density dependence? Ecology 2016, 97(5):1182-1193. 

50.Swenson NG, Weiser MD, Mao LF, Normand S, Rodriguez MA, Lin LX, Cao M, Svenning JC: Constancy in Functional Space across a Species Richness Anomaly. American Naturalist 2016, 187(4):E83-E92. 

51.Li YW, Xia YJ, Li HY, Deng XB, Sha LQ, Li B, Lin LX, Cao M: Accumulated Impacts of Sulfur Spraying on Soil Nutrient Availability and Microbial Biomass in Rubber Plantations. Clean-Soil Air Water 2016, 44(8):1001-1010. 

52.Bartlett MK, Zhang Y, Yang J, Kreidler N, Sun SW, Lin L, Hu YH, Cao KF, Sack L: Drought tolerance as a driver of tropical forest assembly: resolving spatial signatures for multiple processes. Ecology 2016, 97(2):503-514. 

53.Yang J, Swenson NG, Zhang GC, Ci XQ, Cao M, Sha LQ, Li J, Slik JWF, Lin LX: Local-scale Partitioning of Functional and Phylogenetic Beta Diversity in a Tropical Tree Assemblage. Scientific Reports 2015, 5. 

54.Umana MN, Zhang CC, Cao M, Lin LX, Swenson NG: Commonness, rarity, and intraspecific variation in traits and performance in tropical tree seedlings. Ecology Letters 2015, 18(12):1329-1337. 

55.Yang J, Zhang GC, Ci XQ, Swenson NG, Cao M, Sha LQ, Li J, Baskin CC, Slik JWF, Lin LX: Functional and phylogenetic assembly in a Chinese tropical tree community across size classes, spatial scales and habitats. Functional Ecology 2014, 28(2):520-529. 

56.Yang J, Ci XQ, Lu MM, Zhang GC, Cao M, Li J, Lin LX: Functional traits of tree species with phylogenetic signal co-vary with environmental niches in two large forest dynamics plots. Journal of Plant Ecology 2014, 7(2):115-125. 

57.van der Velden N, Slik JWF, Hu YH, Lan GY, Lin LX, Deng XB, Poorter L: Monodominance of Parashorea chinensis on fertile soils in a Chinese tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 2014, 30:311-322. 

58.Yang J, Swenson NG, Cao M, Chuyong GB, Ewango CEN, Howe R, Kenfack D, Thomas D, Wolf A, Lin LX: A Phylogenetic Perspective on the Individual Species-Area Relationship in Temperate and Tropical Tree Communities. Plos One 2013, 8(5). 

59.Brown C, Burslem D, Illian JB, Bao L, Brockelman W, Cao M, Chang LW, Dattaraja HS, Davies S, Gunatilleke CVS et al: Multispecies coexistence of trees in tropical forests: spatial signals of topographic niche differentiation increase with environmental heterogeneity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 2013, 280(1764). 

60.Wang W, Ortiz RD, Jacques FMB, Xiang XG, Li HL, Lin L, Li RQ, Liu Y, Soltis PS, Soltis DE et al: Menispermaceae and the diversification of tropical rainforests near the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. New Phytologist 2012, 195(2):470-478. 

61.Lin LX, Comita LS, Zheng Z, Cao M: Seasonal differentiation in density-dependent seedling survival in a tropical rain forest. Journal of Ecology 2012, 100(4):905-914. 

62.Lin LX, Cao M: Edge effects on soil seed banks and understory vegetation in subtropical and tropical forests in Yunnan, SW China. Forest Ecology and Management 2009, 257(4):1344-1352. 

63.Lin LX, Cao M, He YT, Baskin JM, Baskin CC: Nonconstituent species in soil seed banks as indicators of anthropogenic disturbance in forest fragments. Canadian Journal of Forest Research-Revue Canadienne De Recherche Forestiere 2006, 36(9):2300-2316. 



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