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SONG Qinghai
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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Mengla County, Yunnan Province 666303, People's Republic of China




     October 2014 – October 2015: Sino-Germany CSC-DAAD Postdoc Scholarship Programme   

  Climatology working group, University of Muenster, Germany.   

     September 2008 – June 2013: Ph.D. -Global Change Ecology   

  Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.   

     July 2003 – June 2006: Master- Forest Ecology   

  Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.   

    September 1999 – June 2003: Bachelor -Geography   

  Ludong University, Yantai, Shandong, China.   

  Research Interests   

     CO2/H2O and energy flux   

     Climate change   




    Overseas learning and training experience   

   Oct.09, 2014- Oct.09, 2015: Climatology working group, University of Muenster, Germany.   

   Oct.20-Nov.5, 2012: 2012 China-Australia Young Scientist Exchange Program. Visited the flux tower in Daintree Rainforest , James Cook University and Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology Sydney in Australia.   

   Oct.15-Nov.15, 2009: Marine and Atmospheric Research, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. Learned the CABLE model and analyzed the flux data.   





1.Phyo Z, Zhou WJ, Song QH, Wu CS, Liang NS, Yi YY, Chen LJ, Zeeshan M, Myo STZ, Lu ZY et al: Responses of aboveground litterfall respiration to unexpected snowfall events in Ailao subtropical forests in Southwest China. Applied Soil Ecology 2023, 181. 

2.Zhou RW, Zhang YP, Peng MC, Jin YQ, Song QH: Effects of Climate Change on the Carbon Sequestration Potential of Forest Vegetation in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Forests 2022, 13(2). 

3.Zhou LG, Zhang X, Zhang YP, Song QH, Myo STZ, Zhou RW, Lin YX, Liu YT, Bai KC, Gnanamoorthy P et al: The cumulative drought exert disruptive effects on tropical rainforests in the northern edge of Asia - Based on decadal dendrometric measurements and eddy covariance method. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2022, 316. 

4.Zhang J, Sun CN, Song QH, Zhang YP, Bibi S, Lu ZY, Yu H, Sha LQ, Zhou WJ, Gnanamoorthy P: The effect of snow damage on self-organization in a primary subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest in Southwest China. Ecological Informatics 2022, 67. 

5.Zeeshan M, Zhou WJ, Wu CS, Lin Y, Azeez PA, Song QH, Liu YT, Zhang YP, Lu ZY, Sha LQ: Soil heterotrophic respiration in response to rising temperature and moisture along an altitudinal gradient in a subtropical forest ecosystem, Southwest China. Science of the Total Environment 2022, 816. 

6.Shao W, Li MJ, Wu Y, Ma XY, Song QH, Zhang YP, Su Y, Ni JJ, Dong JZ: Identification of varied soil hydraulic properties in a seasonal tropical rainforest. Catena 2022, 212. 

7.Liu LB, Yang J, Cao M, Song QH: Intraspecific trait variation of woody species reduced in a savanna community, southwest China. Plant Diversity 2022, 44(2):163-169. 

8.Lin YX, Zhang YP, Zhou LG, Li J, Zhou RW, Guan HL, Zhang J, Sha LQ, Song QH: Phenology-related water-use efficiency and its responses to site heterogeneity in rubber plantations in Southwest China. European Journal of Agronomy 2022, 137. 

9.Lin YX, Zhang YP, Zhao W, Zhou LG, Li J, Fei XH, Gao JB, Sha LQ, Song QH: Hail event rather than cold stress, has profound effects on the carbon-water coupling process of Hevea brasiliensis in Xishuangbanna. Industrial Crops and Products 2022, 175. 

10.Li LF, Qiu B, Guo WD, Zhang YP, Song QH, Chen JY: Phenological and physiological responses of the terrestrial ecosystem to the 2019 drought event in Southwest China: Insights from satellite measurements and the SSiB2 model. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 2022, 111. 

11.Gnanamoorthy P, Song QH, Zhao JB, Zhang YP, Zhang J, Lin YX, Zhou LG, Bibi S, Sun CN, Yu H et al: Seasonal fog enhances crop water productivity in a tropical rubber plantation. Journal of Hydrology 2022, 611. 

12.Gnanamoorthy P, Chakraborty S, Nagarajan R, Ramasubramanian R, Selvam V, Burman PKD, Sarathy PP, Zeeshan M, Song QH, Zhang YP: Seasonal Variation of Methane Fluxes in a Mangrove Ecosystem in South India: An Eddy Covariance-Based Approach. Estuaries and Coasts 2022, 45(2):551-566. 

13.Gao JB, Zhou WJ, Liu YT, Sha LQ, Song QH, Lin YX, Yu GR, Zhang JH, Zheng XH, Fang YT et al: Litter-derived nitrogen reduces methane uptake in tropical rainforest soils. Science of the Total Environment 2022, 849. 

14.Deng Y, Dong JL, Zhang WF, Yuan SD, Tan ZH, Song QH, Deng XB, Cao M: Quantifying the vertical microclimate profile within a tropical seasonal rainforest, based on both ground- and canopy-referenced approaches. Iforest-Biogeosciences and Forestry 2022, 15:24-32. 

15.Chen YL, Wang SS, Zhou RW, Gnanamoorthy P, Song QH, Chen HB: What leads to rubber leaf senescence in the northern edge of the Asian tropics? Industrial Crops and Products 2022, 178. 

16.Chen HB, Gnanamoorthy P, Chen YL, Mansaray LR, Song QH, Liao K, Shi AN, Feng GL, Sun CN: Assessment and Inter-Comparison of Multi-Source High Spatial Resolution Evapotranspiration Products over Lancang-Mekong River Basin, Southeast Asia. Remote Sens 2022, 14(3). 

17.Zhou WJ, Zhu J, Ji HL, Grace J, Sha LQ, Song QH, Liu YT, Bai XL, Lin YX, Gao JB et al: Drivers of difference in CO2 and CH4 emissions between rubber plantation and tropical rainforest soils. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2021, 304. 

18.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. 

19.Yu LF, Zhu J, Ji HL, Bai XL, Lin YX, Zhang YP, Sha LQ, Liu YT, Song QH, Dorsch P et al: Topography-related controls on N2O emission and CH4 uptake in a tropical rainforest catchment. Science of the Total Environment 2021, 775. 

20.Wang Y, Niu SJ, Lu CS, Lv JJ, Zhang J, Zhang HW, Zhang SR, Shao NF, Sun W, Jin YC et al: Observational study of the physical and chemical characteristics of the winter radiation fog in the tropical rainforest in Xishuangbanna, China. Science China-Earth Sciences 2021, 64(11):1982-1995. 

21.Wang S, Bao XL, Feng K, Deng Y, Zhou WJ, Shao PS, Zheng TT, Yao F, Yang S, Liu SG et al: Warming-driven migration of core microbiota indicates soil property changes at continental scale. Science Bulletin 2021, 66(19):2025-2035. 

22.Gnanamoorthy P, Song QH, Zhao JB, Zhang YP, Liu YT, Zhou WJ, Sha LQ, Fan ZX, Burman PKD: Altered albedo dominates the radiative forcing changes in a subtropical forest following an extreme snow event. Global Change Biology 2021, 27(23):6192-6205. 

23.Bibi S, Song QH, Zhang YP, Liu YT, Kamran MA, Sha LQ, Zhou WJ, Wang SS, Gnanamoorthy P: Effects of climate change on terrestrial water storage and basin discharge in the lancang River Basin. Journal of Hydrology-Regional Studies 2021, 37. 

24.Song QH, Sun CN, Deng Y, Bai H, Zhang YP, Yu H, Zhang J, Sha LQ, Zhou WJ, Liu YT: Tree Surface Temperature in a Primary Tropical Rain Forest. Atmosphere 2020, 11(8). 

25.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. 

26.Gnanamoorthy P, Selvam V, Burman PKD, Chakraborty S, Karipot A, Nagarajan R, Ramasubramanian R, Song QH, Zhang YP, Grace J: Seasonal variations of net ecosystem (CO2) exchange in the Indian tropical mangrove forest of Pichavaram. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 2020, 243. 

27.Zhou RW, Zhang YP, Song QH, Lin YX, Sha LQ, Jin YQ, Liu YT, Fei XH, Gao JB, He YL et al: Relationship between gross primary production and canopy colour indices from digital camera images in a rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) plantation, Southwest China. Forest Ecology and Management 2019, 437:222-231. 

28.Zhou LG, Liu YT, Zhang YP, Sha LQ, Song QH, Zhou WJ, Balasubramanian D, Palingamoorthy G, Gao JB, Lin YX et al: Soil respiration after six years of continuous drought stress in the tropical rainforest in Southwest China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 2019, 138. 

29.Jin YQ, Li J, Liu CG, Liu YT, Zhang YP, Song QH, Sha LQ, Balasubramanian D, Chen AG, Yang DX et al: Precipitation reduction alters herbaceous community structure and composition in a savanna. Journal of Vegetation Science 2019, 30(5):821-831. 

30.Gao JB, Zhang YP, Song QH, Lin YX, Zhou RW, Dong YX, Zhou LG, Li J, Jin YQ, Zhou WJ et al: Stand age-related effects on soil respiration in rubber plantations (Hevea brasiliensis) in southwest China. European Journal of Soil Science 2019, 70(6):1221-1233. 

31.Zhou RW, Li WJ, Zhang YP, Peng MC, Wang CY, Sha LQ, Liu YT, Song QH, Fei XH, Jin YQ et al: Responses of the Carbon Storage and Sequestration Potential of Forest Vegetation to Temperature Increases in Yunnan Province, SW China. Forests 2018, 9(5). 

32.Nieberding F, Breuer B, Braeckevelt E, Klemm O, Song QH, Zhang YP: Fog Water Chemical Composition on Ailaoshan Mountain, Yunnan Province, SW China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 2018, 18(1):37-48. 

33.Liu YT, Li J, Jin YQ, Zhang YP, Sha LQ, Grace J, Song QH, Zhou WJ, Chen AG, Li PG et al: The influence of drought strength on soil respiration in a woody savanna ecosystem, southwest China. Plant and Soil 2018, 428(1-2):321-333. 

34.Lin YX, Zhang YP, Zhao W, Dong YX, Fei XH, Song QG, Sha LQ, Wang SS, Grace J: Pattern and driving factor of intense defoliation of rubber plantations in SW China. Ecological Indicators 2018, 94:104-116. 

35.Lin YX, Grace J, Zhao W, Dong YX, Zhang X, Zhou LG, Fei XH, Jin YQ, Li J, Nizami SM et al: Water-use efficiency and its relationship with environmental and biological factors in a rubber plantation. Journal of Hydrology 2018, 563:273-282. 

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

37.Li J, Jin YQ, Liu YT, Zhang YP, Grace J, Song QH, Sha LQ, Lin YX, Chen AG, Li PG et al: Effects of precipitation exclusion on N2O emissions in a savanna ecosystem in SW China. Atmospheric Environment 2018, 187:1-8. 

38.Jin YQ, Li J, Liu CG, Liu YT, Zhang YP, Song QH, Sha LQ, Chen AG, Yang DX, Li PG: Response of net primary productivity to precipitation exclusion in a savanna ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 2018, 429:69-76. 

39.Jin YQ, Li J, Liu CG, Liu YT, Zhang YP, Sha LQ, Wang Z, Song QH, Lin YX, Zhou RW et al: Carbohydrate dynamics of three dominant species in a Chinese savanna under precipitation exclusion. Tree Physiology 2018, 38(9):1371-1383. 

40.Fei XH, Song QH, Zhang YP, Liu YT, Sha LQ, Yu GR, Zhang LM, Duan CQ, Deng Y, Wu CS et al: Carbon exchanges and their responses to temperature and precipitation in forest ecosystems in Yunnan, Southwest China. Science of the Total Environment 2018, 616:824-840. 

41.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. 

42.Fei XH, Jin YQ, Zhang YP, Sha LQ, Liu YT, Song QH, Zhou WJ, Liang NS, Yu GR, Zhang LM et al: Eddy covariance and biometric measurements show that a savanna ecosystem in Southwest China is a carbon sink. Scientific Reports 2017, 7. 

43.Wu CS, Liang NS, Sha LQ, Xu XL, Zhang YP, Lu HZ, Song L, Song QH, Xie YN: Heterotrophic respiration does not acclimate to continuous warming in a subtropical forest. Scientific Reports 2016, 6. 

44.Zhang X, Zhang YP, Sha LQ, Wu CS, Tan ZH, Song QH, Liu YT, Dong LY: Effects of continuous drought stress on soil respiration in a tropical rainforest in southwest China. Plant and Soil 2015, 394(1-2):343-353. 

45.You GY, Zhang YP, Liu YH, Song QH, Lu ZY, Tan ZH, Wu CS, Xie YN: On the attribution of changing pan evaporation in a nature reserve in SW China. Hydrological Processes 2013, 27(18):2676-2682. 

46.You GY, Zhang YP, Liu YH, Schaefer D, Gong HD, Gao JB, Lu ZY, Song QH, Zhao JB, Wu CS et al: Investigation of temperature and aridity at different elevations of Mt. Ailao, SW China. International Journal of Biometeorology 2013, 57(3):487-492. 

47.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. 

48.Zhao JB, Zhang YP, Tan ZH, Song QH, Liang NS, Yu L, Zhao JF: Using digital cameras for comparative phenological monitoring in an evergreen broad-leaved forest and a seasonal rain forest. Ecological Informatics 2012, 10:65-72. 

49.Yao YG, Zhang YP, Liang NS, Tan ZH, Yu GR, Sha LQ, Song QH: Pooling of CO2 within a small valley in a tropical seasonal rain forest. Journal of Forest Research 2012, 17(3):241-252. 

50.Tan ZH, Zhang YP, Yu GR, Sha LQ, Tang JW, Deng XB, Song QH: Carbon balance of a primary tropical seasonal rain forest. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 2010, 115. 

51.Zhang YP, Sha LQ, Yu GR, Song QH, Tang JW, Yang XD, Wang YS, Zheng Z, Zhao SJ, Yang Z et al: Annual variation of carbon flux and impact factors in the tropical seasonal rain forest of Xishuangbanna, SW China. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences 2006, 49:150-162. 

52.Dou JX, Zhang YP, Yu GR, Zhao SJ, Wang X, Song QH: A preliminary study on the heat storage fluxes of a tropical seasonal rain forest in Xishuangbanna. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences 2006, 49:163-173. 



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