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



2015-2019 Ph.D. Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China 

2012-2015 M.S. Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China 

2008-2012 B.S. College of Forestry, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, China  


Working experience  

2023.4-      Associate Professor, Plant Ecophysiology Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

2019.3-2023.4 Assistant Professor, Plant Ecophysiology Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences  


Research direction   

Plant ecophysiology 

Plant hydraulics 

Response of plants to climate change 


Research interests   

Hydraulic segmentation 

Response of plants to extreme drought 

Variation patterns of plant traits 



2019 Yunnan Young Talent Program, Department of Personnel of Yunnan Province, Yunnan, China   



2020-2023 Yunnan Fundamental Research Projects 202001AU070128, A comparative study on hydraulics of single- and compound-leaved trees in tropical karst forests (PI)  

2020-2023 the CAS “Light of West China” program, Hydraulic mechanism in adaptation to seasonal droughts of compound-leaved trees in the dry-hot valley of Yuanjiang (PI)  

2020-2022 National Natural Science Foundation of China 31901285, Hydraulic architecture of the narrowly distributed endemic plants from Yuanjiang of Yunnan province and physiological mechanisms in their adaptation to dry-hot habitat (PI)  





1. Da Yang1, Yang-Si-Ding Wang1, Qin Wang, Yan Ke, Yun-Bing Zhang, Shi-Bao Zhang, Yong-Jiang Zhang*, Nate G. McDowell, Jiao-Lin Zhang*. Physiological response and photosynthetic recovery to an extreme drought: Evidence from plants in a dry-hot valley savanna of Southwest China. Science of the Total Environment, 2023, 868, 161711. 

2. Ke-Yan Zhang, Da Yang*, Yun-Bing Zhang, Qi Liu, Yang-Si-Ding Wang, Yan Ke, Yan Xiao, Qin Wang, Gbadamassi G. O. Dossa, Stefan A. Schnitzer, Jiao-Lin Zhang*. Vessel dimorphism and wood traits in lianas and trees among three contrasting environments. 2023, 110: e16154. American Journal of Botany.  

3. Yun-Bing Zhang, Marina Corrêa Scalon, Jing-Xin Liu, Xiao-Yang Song, Da Yang, Wen-Bin Yu, Yong-Jiang Zhang, David S. Ellsworth, Jiaolin Zhang*. You are what you eat: nutrient and water relations between mistletoes and hosts. New Phytologist, 2023, 238: 567–583. 

4. Yan Ke, Feng-Ping Zhang, Yun-Bing Zhang, Wei Li, Qin Wang, Da Yang, Jiao-Lin Zhang*, Kun-Fang Cao. Convergent relationships between flower economic and hydraulic traits across aquatic and terrestrial herbaceous plants. Plant Diversity, 2023, Online 

5. Zhang Y-B, Yang D, Zhang K-Y, Bai X-L, Wang Y-S-D, Wu H-D, Ding L-Z, Zhang Y-J, Zhang J-L*. Higher water and nutrient use efficiencies in savanna than in rainforest lianas result in no difference in photosynthesis. Tree Physiology, 2022, 42(1): 145-159.  

6. Zhang KY#, Yang D#, Zhang YB#, Ellsworth, D.S., Xu K, Zhang YP, Chen YJ, He FL, Zhang JL*. Differentiation in stem and leaf traits among sympatric lianas, scandent shrubs and trees in a subalpine cold temperate forest. Tree Physiology, 2021, 41(11): 1992-2003.  

7. Yang-Si-Ding Wang#, Da Yang#, Huai-Dong Wu, Yun-Bing Zhang, Shu-Bin Zhang, Yong-Jiang Zhang and Jiao-Lin Zhang*. Overlapping water and nutrient use efficiencies and carbon assimilation between coexisting simple- and compound-leaved trees from a valley savanna. Water, 2020, 12(11), 3037.  

8. Yun-Bing Zhang, Huai-Dong Wu, Jie Yang, Xiao-Yang Song, Da Yang, Fang-liang He, Jiao-Lin Zhang*. Environmental filtering and dispersal limitation shape beta diversity of the liana community in a valley savanna in southwest China. Applied Vegetation Science, 2020; 23: 482-494.  

9. Da Yang, Ai-Ying Wang, Jiao-Lin Zhang, Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Guang-You Hao*. Variation in stem xylem traits is related to differentiation of upper limits of tree species along an elevational gradient. Forests, 2020, 11(3), 349.  

10. Xiao-Long Bai?, Yun-Bing Zhang?, Qi Liu, Yang-Si-Ding Wang, Da Yang and Jiao-Lin Zhang*. Leaf and Stem Traits are Linked to Liana Growth Rate in a Subtropical Cloud Forest. Forests, 2020, 11(10), 1120.  

11. Da Yang, Yong-Jiang Zhang, Jia Song, Cun-Yang Niu and Guang-You Hao*. Compound leaves are associated with high hydraulic conductance and photosynthetic capacity: evidence from trees in Northeast China. Tree Physiology, 2019, 39(5): 729-739. 

12. Song Jia, Da Yang, Cun Yang Niu, Wei-Wei Zhang, Miao Wang, Guang-You Hao*. Correlation between leaf size and hydraulic architecture in five compound-leaved tree species of a temperate forest in NE China. Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 418: 63-72. 

13. Ai-Ying Wang, Shi-Jie Han*, Jun-Hui Zhang, Miao Wang, Xiao-Han Yin, Li- Dong Fang, Da Yang and Guang-You Hao*. The interaction between nonstructural carbohydrate reserves and xylem hydraulics in Korean pine trees across an altitudinal gradient. Tree Physiology, 2018, 38: 1792-1804. 

14. Da Yang, Guillermo Goldstein, Miao Wang, Wei-Wei Zhang, Ai-Ying Wang, Yan-Yan Liu and Hao Guang-You*. Microenvironment in the canopy rivals the host tree water status in controlling sap flow of a mistletoe species. Tree Physiology, 2017, 37(4): 501-510. 

15. Lingling Li, Da Yang, Yufang Song*, Yi Shi, Bin Huang, Jun Yan, Xinxin Dong. Effects of bifenthrin exposure in soil on whole-organism endpoints and biomarkers of earthworm Eisenia fetida. Chemosphere, 2017, 168: 41-48. 

16. Lingling Li, Da Yang, Yufang Song*, Yi Shi, Bin Huang, Annette Bitsch, Jun Yan. The potential acute and chronic toxicity of cyfluthrin on the soil model organism, Eisenia fetida. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2017, 144: 456-463.  

17. Ai-Ying Wang, Miao Wang, Da Yang, Jia Song, Wei-Wei Zhang, Shi-Jie Han and Guang-You Hao*. Responses of hydraulics at the whole-plant level to simulated nitrogen deposition of different levels in Fraxinus mandshurica. Tree Physiology, 2016, 36(8): 1045-1055.  

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