Head of the Group: Prof. Dr. LIU Wenjie
MAJOR FIELD OF RESEARCH:
The major research of EHRG is focused on the mechanisms controlling water and soil processes in relation to environmental variables in tropical and subtropical forests of Yunnan Province, SW China. This includes investigating the hydrological function, manipulation and management of water and soil processes for the tropical and subtropical forests, restoration of degraded lands. We are also interested in the research on water-use strategies and patterns of some plants in tropical or subtropical rainforest and plantations in relation to environment change, by using stable isotopic techniques and TDP method.
LIU Wenjie, Chief Professor, Ph.D., received undergraduate training in Meteorology, Department of Geophysics in Yunnan University from 1987 to 1991, and completed Ph. D. research in Ecology, at the Research Centre for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005, and also as a visiting scholar of Bo/Nexfor Watershed Research Centre, University of New Brunswick, Canada in 2000 (funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences).
Other researcher: under recruiting
Since 2007, 10 students have been enrolled, including 1 Ph.D. and 9 master degree students. Among them, 6 master degree students have graduated.
*2013-2016 The interspecific water relationships of typical rubber agroforestry systems in Xishuangbanna region (Key Project supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Yunnan Province, No. 2013FA022)
*2013-2016 The effect of different intercropping patterns on soil and water conservation functions in rubber agroforestry system (supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China. No. 41271051)
*2011-2013 The project supported by West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for the Excellent Achievement.
*2008-2010 Application of environmental isotopes in hydrological function studies of tropical montane rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, SW China (supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China. No. 30770368)
*2008-2010 Evaluation of hydrological service function of tropical montane rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, SW China (supported by West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
*2011-2015 Taking part in the XTBG ‘135’ Project of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Yu WS, Wei FL, Ma YM, Liu WJ, Zhang YY, Luo L, Tian LD, Xu BQ, Qu DM: Stable isotope variations in precipitation over Deqin on the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau during different seasons related to various meteorological factors and moisture sources. Atmospheric Research 2016, 170:123-130.
Wu JN, Liu WJ, Chen CF: Below-ground interspecific competition for water in a rubber agroforestry system may enhance water utilization in plants. Scientific Reports 2016, 6:13.
Liu WJ, Zhu CJ, Wu JE, Chen CF: Are rubber-based agroforestry systems effective in controlling rain splash erosion? Catena 2016, 147:16-24.
Li HM, Ma YX, Liu WJ: Land use and topography as predictors of nitrogen levels in tropical catchments in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Environmental Earth Sciences 2016, 75(6):15.
Tan ZH, Zhang YP, Deng XB, Song QH, Liu WJ, Deng Y, Tang JW, Liao ZY, Zhao JF, Song L et al: Interannual and seasonal variability of water use efficiency in a tropical rainforest: Results from a 9 year eddy flux time series. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 2015, 120(2):464-479.
Liu WJ, Luo QP, Li JT, Wang PY, Lu HJ, Liu WY, Li HM: The effects of conversion of tropical rainforest to rubber plantation on splash erosion in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Hydrology Research 2015, 46(1):168-174.
Liu WJ, Wang PY, Li JT, Liu WY, Li HM: Plasticity of source-water acquisition in epiphytic, transitional and terrestrial growth phases of Ficus tinctoria. Ecohydrology 2014, 7(6):1524-1533.
Liu WJ, Li PJ, Duan WP, Liu WY: Dry-season water utilization by trees growing on thin karst soils in a seasonal tropical rainforest of Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Ecohydrology 2014, 7(3):927-935.
Liu WJ, Li JT, Lu HJ, Wang PY, Luo QP, Liu WY, Li HM: Vertical patterns of soil water acquisition by non-native rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) in Xishuangbanna, southwest China. Ecohydrology 2014, 7(4):1234-1244.
Liu W, Wang P, Li J, Liu W, Li H: Plasticity of source-water acquisition in epiphytic, transitional and terrestrial growth phases of Ficus tinctoria. Ecohydrology 2014, 7(6):1524-1533.
Tan ZH, Cao M, Yu GR, Tang JW, Deng XB, Song QH, Tang Y, Zheng Z, Liu WJ, Feng ZL et al: High sensitivity of a tropical rainforest to water variability: Evidence from 10 years of inventory and eddy flux data. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 2013, 118(16):9393-9400.
Liu WJ, Schaefer D, Qiao L, Liu XB: What controls the variability of wood-decay rates? Forest Ecology and Management 2013, 310:623-631.
Li HM, Ma YX, Liu WJ, Liu WJ: Soil Changes Induced by Rubber and Tea Plantation Establishment: Comparison with Tropical Rain Forest Soil in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Environmental Management 2012, 50(5):837-848.
Gao L, Liu WY, Shen YX, Liu WJ: TRADE-OFF RESPONSES OF THE CLONAL PLANT WATER LETTUCE (PISTIA STRATIOTES L.) TO THE ALLELOPATHY OF CROFTON WEED (EUPATORIUM ADENOPHORUM SPRENG). Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 2012, 58(4):313-324.
Tan ZH, Zhang YP, Song QH, Liu WJ, Deng XB, Tang JW, Deng Y, Zhou WJ, Yang LY, Yu GR et al: Rubber plantations act as water pumps in tropical China. Geophysical Research Letters 2011, 38.
Liu WJ, Liu WY, Lu HJ, Duan WP, Li HM: Runoff generation in small catchments under a native rain forest and a rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, southwestern China. Water and Environment Journal 2011, 25(1):138-147.
Liu WJ, Liu WY, Li PJ, Duan WP, Li HM: Dry season water uptake by two dominant canopy tree species in a tropical seasonal rainforest of Xishuangbanna, SW China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2010, 150(3):380-388.
Li HM, Ma YX, Liu WJ, Liu WJ: Clearance and fragmentation of tropical rain forest in Xishuangbanna, SW, China. Biodiversity and Conservation 2009, 18(13):3421-3440.
Liu WJ, Wang PY, Liu WY, Li JT, Li PJ: The importance of radiation fog in the tropical seasonal rain forest of Xishuangbanna, south-west China. Hydrology Research 2008, 39(1):79-87.
Liu WJ, Liu WY, Li JT, Wu ZW, Li HM: Isotope variations of throughfall, stemflow and soil water in a tropical rain forest and a rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Hydrology Research 2008, 39(5-6):437-449.
Liu WJ, Liu WY, Li PJ, Gao L, Shen YX, Wang PY, Zhang YP, Li HM: Using stable isotopes to determine sources of fog drip in a tropical seasonal rain forest of Xishuangbanna, SW China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2007, 143(1-2):80-91.
Liu WJ, Zhang YP, Li HL, Meng FR, Liu YH, Wang CM: Fog- and rainwater chemistry in the tropical seasonal rain forest of Xishuangbanna, southwest China. Water Air and Soil Pollution 2005, 167(1-4):295-309.
Liu WJ, Meng FR, Zhang YP, Liu YH, Li HM: Water input from fog drip in the tropical seasonal rain forest of Xishuangbanna, South-West China. Journal of Tropical Ecology 2004, 20:517-524.