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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Menglun Town, Mengla County, Yunnan Province 666303, China




Thermal ecology (plant temperature, animal temperature, land surface temperature), forest ecology, plant functional traits 



   9/2002-3/2009 Ph.D. in Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS 

   9/1998-7/2002 B.S. in Engineering thermodynamics, School of Energy and Power Engineering,Chong Qing University, China 



2020-present, Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS 

2014-2019, Associate Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS 

2013-2014Montana State University,USA 

2009-2012, Assistant Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS 


1.         2021-2024, National Natural Science Foundation of China (32171504): Adjust or tolerate?——Thermal adaptive strategies and formation mechanisms of plant leaves under contrasting hydraulic and thermal gradients. 

2.         2019-2022, National Natural Science Foundation of China (31870386), Regulation strategies of leaf temperature and thermal safety margins of four typical forests in contrasting precipitation and thermal biomes. 

3.         2014-2017, National Natural Science Foundation of China (31200307): Leaf temperature adjustment mechanism in hot dry and hot wet regions. 


[1] Chunlin Sheng, Jiangyun Gao, Hua Lin, Xuli Fan. The method of extracting efficient symbiotic fungus for the germination of Dendrobium aphyllum (Roxb.) C. E. Fischer. (ZL 2012 1 0097505.5) 

[2] Chunlin Sheng, Jiangyun Gao, Xuli Fan, Hua Lin. The method of extracting efficient symbiotic fungus for the germination of Cymbidium bicolor Lindl. (ZL 2012 1 0097484.7) 

[3] Jiangyun Gao, Shicheng Shao, Xiaomeng Zi, Hua Lin, Qiang Liu. The application of a fungus for the germination of Dendrobium devonianum Paxt. (ZL 2015 1 0078367.X) 


2019 Youth tip-top talent in Yunnan Province 





1.Kitudom N, Fauset S, Zhou YY, Fan ZX, Li MR, He MJ, Zhang SB, Xu K, Lin H: Thermal safety margins of plant leaves across biomes under a heatwave. Science of the Total Environment 2022, 806. 

2.Lin H, Tu CY, Fang JY, Gioli B, Loubet B, Gruening C, Zhou GY, Beringer J, Huang JG, Dusek J et al: Forests buffer thermal fluctuation better than non-forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2020, 288. 

3.Wang B, Segar ST, Deng GZ, Luo TX, Lin H, Peng YQ: Variation in trophic cascade strength is triggered by top-down process in an ant-wasp-fig system. Oikos 2019, 128(2):185-195. 

4.Fu PL, Zhu SD, Zhang JL, Finnegan PM, Jiang YJ, Lin H, Fan ZX, Cao KF: The contrasting leaf functional traits between a karst forest and a nearby non-karst forest in south-west China. Functional Plant Biology 2019, 46(10):907-915. 

5.Rajeh T, Tu P, Lin H, Zhang HL: Thermo-Fluid Characteristics of High Temperature Molten Salt Flowing in Single-Leaf Type Hollow Paddles. Entropy 2018, 20(8). 

6.Lin H, Zhang HL, Song QH: Transition from abstract thermodynamic concepts to perceivable ecological indicators. Ecological Indicators 2018, 88:37-42. 

7.Huang H, Zi XM, Lin H, Gao JY: Host-specificity of symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi for enhancing seed germination, protocorm formation and seedling development of over-collected medicinal orchid, Dendrobium devonianum. Journal of Microbiology 2018, 56(1):42-48. 

8.Fu W, Lin H, Liu XZ, Zhang HL: CONSTRUCTAL DESIGN OF MOLTEN SALT FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN HORIZONTAL HOLLOW DISC-SHAPED HEATERS. Proceedings of the Romanian Academy Series a-Mathematics Physics Technical Sciences Information Science 2018, 19:166-171. 

9.Lin H, Fan ZX, Shi LL, Arain A, McCaughey H, Billesbach D, Siqueira M, Bracho R, Oechel W: The Cooling Trend of Canopy Temperature During the Maturation, Succession, and Recovery of Ecosystems. Ecosystems 2017, 20(2):406-415. 

10.Lin H, Chen YJ, Zhang HL, Fu PL, Fan ZX: Stronger cooling effects of transpiration and leaf physical traits of plants from a hot dry habitat than from a hot wet habitat. Functional Ecology 2017, 31(12):2202-2211. 

11.Lin H, Chen YJ, Song QH, Fu PL, Cleverly J, Magliulo V, Law BE, Gough CM, Hortnagl L, Di Gennaro SF et al: Quantifying deforestation and forest degradation with thermal response. Science of the Total Environment 2017, 607:1286-1292. 

12.Chen YJ, Schnitzer SA, Zhang YJ, Fan ZX, Goldstein G, Tomlinson KW, Lin H, Zhang JL, Cao KF: Physiological regulation and efficient xylem water transport regulate diurnal water and carbon balances of tropical lianas. Functional Ecology 2017, 31(2):306-317. 

13.Chen YJ, Bongers F, Tomlinson K, Fan ZX, Lin H, Zhang SB, Zheng YL, Li YP, Cao KF, Zhang JL: Time lags between crown and basal sap flows in tropical lianas and co-occurring trees. Tree Physiology 2016, 36(6):736-747. 

14.Stoy PC, Lin H, Novick KA, Siqueira MBS, Juang JY: The Role of Vegetation on the Ecosystem Radiative Entropy Budget and Trends Along Ecological Succession. Entropy 2014, 16(7):3710-3731. 

15.Song QH, Lin H, Zhang YP, Tan ZH, Zhao JF, Zhao JB, Zhang X, Zhou WJ, Yu L, Yang LY et al: The effect of drought stress on self-organisation in a seasonal tropical rainforest. Ecological Modelling 2013, 265:136-139. 

16.Zhou X, Lin H, Fan XL, Gao JY: Autonomous self-pollination and insect visitation in a saprophytic orchid, Epipogium roseum (D. Don) Lindl. Australian Journal of Botany 2012, 60(2):154-159. 

17.Lin H, Gao JY, Zhang ZR, Fan XL, Zhou X: MICROSATELLITE MARKERS FOR DUPERREA PAVETTIFOLIA (RUBIACEAE). American Journal of Botany 2012, 99(8):E310-E312. 

18.Lin H, Fan XL, Zhou X, Gao JY: Self-interference is reduced in a secondary pollen presentation species, Duperrea pavettifolia (Rubiaceae). Flora 2012, 207(12):895-902. 

19.Fan XL, Barrett SCH, Lin H, Chen LL, Zhou X, Gao JY: Rain pollination provides reproductive assurance in a deceptive orchid. Annals of Botany 2012, 110(5):953-958. 

20.Lin H, Cao M, Zhang YP: Self-organization of tropical seasonal rain forest in southwest China. Ecological Modelling 2011, 222(15):2812-2816. 

21.Lin H, Cao M, Stoy PC, Zhang YP: Assessing self-organization of plant communities-A thermodynamic approach. Ecological Modelling 2009, 220(6):784-790. 

22.Lin H, Cao M: Plant energy storage strategy and caloric value. Ecological Modelling 2008, 217(1-2):132-138. 



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