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Name   Luo, Tianxiang Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7060 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      luotx@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:

Research Interest:

Ecology and Biogeography

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Selected Publications:
  1. Luo TX, Liu XS, Zhang L, Li X, Pan Y, Wright IJ. 2018. Summer solstice marks a seasonal shift in temperature sensitivity of stem growth and nitrogen-use efficiency in cold-limited forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 248: 469–478.
  2. Shen W,Zhang L, Guo Y, Luo TX. 2018. Causes for treeline stability under climate warming: evidence from seed and seedling transplant experiments in southeast Tibet. Forest Ecology and Management 408: 45-53
  3. Ale R, Zhang L, Li X, Raskoti BB, Pugnaire FI, Luo TX*. 2018. Water shortage drives interactions between cushion and beneficiary species along elevation gradients in dry Himalayas. JGR-Biogeosciences, doi: 10.1002/2017JG004365.
  4. Zhao JX, Luo TX*, Li RC, Wei HX, Li X, Du MY, Tang YH*. 2018. Precipitation alters temperature effects on ecosystem respiration in Tibetan alpine meadows. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 252: 121-129.
  5. Li RC, Luo TX*, Mölg T, Zhao JX, Li X, Cui XY, Du MY, Tang YH. 2016. Leaf unfolding of Tibetan alpine meadows captures the arrival of monsoon rainfall. Scientific Reports 6, 20985; doi: 10.1038/srep20985.
  6. Zhao JX, Luo TX*, Li RC, Li X, Tian LH. 2016. Grazing effect on growing season ecosystem respiration and its temperature sensitivity in alpine grasslands along a large altitudinal gradient on the central Tibetan Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 218–219: 114–121.
  7. Wei HX, Luo TX, Wu B. 2016. Optimal balance of water use efficiency and leaf construction cost with a link to the drought threshold of the desert steppe ecotone in northern China. Annals of Botany 118: 541-553.
  8. Pugnaire FI, Zhang L, Li RC, Luo TX. 2015. No evidence of facilitation collapse in the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 233-242.
  9. Shen W, Zhang L, Liu XS, Luo TX*. 2014. Seed-based treeline seedlings are vulnerable to freezing events in the early growing season under a warmer climate: evidence from a reciprocal transplant experiment in the Sergyemla Mountains, southeast Tibet. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 187: 83–92.
  10. Li RC, Luo TX*, Tang YH, Du MY, Zhang XZ. 2013. The altitudinal distribution center of a widespread cushion species is related to an optimum combination of temperature and precipitation in the central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Arid Environments 88: 70-77
  11. Wang Z, Luo TX*, Tang YH, Du MY. 2013. Causes for the unimodal pattern of biomass and productivity in alpine grasslands along a large altitudinal gradient in semi-arid regions. Journal of Vegetation Science, 24: 189-201.
  12. Kong GQ, Luo TX*, Liu XS., Zhang L., Liang EY. 2012. Annual ring widths are good predictors of changes in net primary productivity of alpine Rhododendron shrubs in the Sergyemla Mountains, southeast Tibet. Plant Ecology 213: 1843–1855.
  13. Luo TX, Li MC, Luo J. 2011. Seasonal variations in leaf δ13C and nitrogen associated with foliage turnover and carbon gain for a wet subalpine fir forest in the Gongga Mountains, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Ecological Research 26: 253-263.
  14. Wei HX, Wu B, Yang WB, Luo TX*. 2011. Low-rainfall induced shift in leaf trait relationship within species along a semi-arid sandy land transect in northern China. Plant Biology 13: 85-92.
  15. Liu XS, Luo TX*. 2011. Spatio-temporal variability of soil temperature and moisture across two contrasting timberline ecotones in the sergyemla mountains, southeast Tibet. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 43: 229-238.
  16. Zhang L, Luo TX*, Zhu HZ, Daly C, Deng KM. 2010. Leaf lifespan as a simple predictor of evergreen forest zonation in China. Journal of Biogeography 37: 27-36.
  17. Luo TX, Zhang L, Zhu HZ, Daly C, Li MC, Luo J. 2009. Correlations between net primary productivity and foliar carbon isotope ratio across a Tibetan ecosystem transect. Ecography 32: 526-538.
  18. Li YH, Luo TX*, Lu Q. 2008. Plant height as a simple predictor of the root to shoot ratio: evidence from alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Vegetation Science 19: 245-252.
  19. Luo TX, Luo J, Pan Y. 2005. Leaf traits and associated ecosystem characteristics across subtropical and timberline forests in the Gongga Mountains, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Oecologia 142: 261-273
  20. Luo TX, Brown S, Pan Y, Shi PL, Ouyang H, Yu ZL, Zhu HZ. 2005. Root biomass along subtropical to alpine gradients: global implication from Tibetan transect studies. Forest Ecology and Management 206: 349-363
  21. Luo TX, Pan Y, Ouyang H, Shi PL, Luo J, Yu ZL, Lu Q. 2004. Leaf area index and net primary productivity along subtropical to alpine gradients in the Tibetan Plateau. Global Ecology and Biogeography 13: 345-358
  22. Luo TX, Li WH, Zhu HZ. 2002. Estimated biomass and productivity of natural vegetation on the Tibetan Plateau. Ecological Applications 12: 980-997
  23. Luo TX, Shi PL, Luo J, Ouyang H. 2002. Distribution patterns of aboveground biomass in Tibetan alpine vegetation transects. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica 26: 668-676
  24. Luo TX, Neilson RP, Tian H, Vörösmarty C, Zhu HZ, Liu SR. 2002. A model for seasonality and distribution of leaf area index of forests and its application to China. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 817-830.

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