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Name   Eryuan Liang Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Phone      010-84097069 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      liangey@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
Ph.D. Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2001
B. S. Department of Biology, Shandong Normal University, 1996
Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010- present
Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004-2009
Director, Key Laboratory of Alpine Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018-present
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division Mediterranean Agriculture and Forest, Cemagref, France, 2002

Research Interest:

Dendroecology, Ecological processes of alpine treeline/shrublines, Xylogenesis

Research Fields: Alpine Ecology

Public Services:
Chairman: Alpine Ecology Committee, Ecological Society of China
Executive Committee Member:
IAWA (International Association of Wood Anatomists)
IAWA China Group
Ecological Society of Beijing
Mountain Resource committee, China Society of Natural Resources
Environmental geography Committee, Chinese Society of Environmental Science
Editorial Board for International Journals:
Tree-ring Research (Associate Editor), Global and Planetary Change, Tree Physiology, Journal of Plant Ecology, Journal of Mountain Science Trees: Structure and Function


2019, Excellent Ph.D supervisor of CAS

2016, Excellent Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS

2015, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

2012, Elio Matacena excellent publication award for young scientist

2012, Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS

2010, Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (Grade 2)

2009, Lu Jiaxi Young Talent Award of CAS

2004 Humboldt Research Fellow
Selected Publications:

Supported Projects:

1.Lu, X., Liang, E.*, Wang, Y., Babst, F., Camarero, J.J., 2020. Mountain treelines climb slowly despite rapid climate warming. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Doi: 10.1111/GEB.13214.

2.Lu, X., Huang, R., Wang, Y., Zhang, B., Zhu, H., Camarero, J.J., Liang, E.*, 2020. Spring hydroclimate reconstruction on the south-central Tibetan Plateau inferred from Juniperus pingii var. wilsonii shrub rings since 1605. Geophysical Research Letters. 47, e2020GL087707.

3.Sigdel, S.R., Liang, E.*, Wang, Y., Dawadi, B., Camarero, J.J., 2020. Tree-to-tree interactions slow down Himalayan treeline shift as inferred from tree spatial patterns. Journal of Biogeography. 47, 1816-1826.

4.Lu, X., Liang, E.*, Wang, Y., Babst, F., Leavitt, S., Camarero, J.J., 2019. Past the climate optimum: Recruitment is declining at the worlds highest juniper shrublines on the Tibetan Plateau. Ecology. 100(2), e02557.

5.Sigdel, S.R., Wang, Y., Camarero, J.J., Zhu, H., Liang, E.*, Peuelas, J., 2018. Moisture-mediated responsiveness of treeline shifts to global warming in the Himalayas. Global Change Biology. 24. 5549-5559.

6.Ren, P., Rossi, S., Camarero, J.J., Ellison, A.M., Liang, E,*, Peuelas, J., 2018. Critical temperature and precipitation thresholds for the onset of xylogenesis of Juniperus przewalskii in a semi-arid area of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Annals of Botany. 121, 617-624.

7.Li, X., Liang, E.*, Griar, J., Rossi, S., ufar, K., Ellison, A.M., 2017. Critical minimum temperature limits xylogenesis and maintains treelines on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Science Bulletin. 62, 804-812.

8.Liang, E.*, Wang, Y., Piao, S., Lu, X., Camarero, J.J., Zhu, H., Zhu, L., Ellison, A.M., Ciais, P., Peuelas, J., 2016. Species interactions slow warming-induced upward shifts of treelines on the Tibetan Plateau. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 113, 4380-4385

9.Liang, E.*, Leuschner, C., Dulamsuren, C., Wagner, B., Hauck, M.*, 2016. Global warming-related tree growth decline and mortality on the north-eastern Tibetan plateau. Climatic Change. 134, 163-176.

10.Liang, E.*, Dawadi, B., Pederson, N., Eckstein, D., 2014. Is the growth of birch at the upper timberline in the Himalayas limited by moisture or by temperature? Ecology. 95, 2453-2465

11.Li, X., Liang, E.*, Gricar, J., Prislan, P., Rossi, S., Cufar, K., 2013. Age-dependence of xylogenesis and its climatic sensitivity in Smith fir on the south-eastern Tibetan Plateau. Tree Physiology. 33, 48-56.

12.Liang, E.*, Lu, X., Ren, P., Li, X., Zhu, L., Eckstein, D., 2012. Annual increments of juniper dwarf shrubs above the tree line on the central Tibetan Plateau: a useful climatic proxy. Annals of Botany. 109, 721-728.

13.Liang, E.*, Wang, Y., Eckstein, D., Luo, T., 2011. Little change in the fir tree-line position on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau after 200 years of warming. New Phytologist. 190, 60-769.

14.Liang, E.*, Shao, X., Qin, N., 2008. Tree-ring based summer temperature reconstruction for the source region of the Yangtze River on the Tibetan Plateau. Global and Planetary Change. 61, 313-320.

15.Liang, E., Eckstein, D.*, 2006. Light rings in Chinese pine (Pinus tabulaeformis) in semiarid areas of north China and their palaeo-climatological potential. New Phytologist. 171, 783-791.

16.Liang, E., Liu, X., Yuan, Y., Qin, N., Fang, X., Huang, L., Zhu, H., Wang, L., Shao, X.*, 2006. The 1920s drought recorded by tree rings and historical documents in the semi-arid and arid areas of Northern China. Climatic Change, 79, 403-432.