PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (First and corresponding author) SINCE 2014

He, X., Deng, Y., Dong, A. and Lin, L.* 2022. The relationship between acoustic indices, vegetation, and topographic characteristics is spatially dependent in a tropical forest in southwestern China. Ecological Indicators, 142: 109229.

Wang, W, Sun, Z., Mishra, S., Xia, S., Lin, L.*, Yang, X.*. 2022. Body size determines multitrophic soil microbiota community assembly associated with soil and plant attributes in a tropical seasonal rainforest. Molecular Ecology, 00:1-10.

Sun, Z., Prachanun, N., Sonsuthi, A., Chanthorn, W., Brockelman, W.Y., Nathalang, A., Lin, L.*, and Bongers, F. 2022. Whole-plant seedling functional traits suggest lianas also support “fast-slow” plant economics spectrum. Forests, 13, 990.

Deng, Y., Dong, J., Zhang, W., Yuan, S., Tan, Z., Song, Q., Deng, X. and Cao, M.* 2022. Quantifying the vertical microclimate profile within a tropical seasonal rainforest, based on both ground- and canopy-referenced approaches, iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, 15(1), 24-32.

Li, Q*., Cai, C., Xu, W., Cao, M., Sha, L., Lin, L., He, T. 2021. Adaptive genetic diversity of dominant species contributes to species co-existence and community assembly, Plant Diversity,

He, X., Brown, C., and Lin, L.* 2021. Relative importance of deterministic and stochastic processes for beta diversity of bird assemblages in Yunnan, China. Ecosphere12: e03545.

He, X., Swenson, N.G. and Lin, L.* 2021. Functional trait space of forest passerine bird assemblages along a latitudinal gradient in China.  Trees, Forests and People, 5:100096.

Mi, X.*, Sun, Z., Song, Y., Liu, X., Yang, J., Wu, J., Ci, X., Li, J., Lin, L. Cao, M. and Ma, K. 2021. Rare tree species have narrow environmental but not functional niches. Functional Ecology, 35: 511-520.

Tongkok, S., He, X.*, Alcantara, M. J. M., Saralamba, C., Nathalang, A., Chanthorn, W., Brockelman, W. Y. and Lin, L*. 2020. Composition of frugivores of Baccaurea ramiflora (Phyllanthaceae) and effects of environmental factors on frugivory in two tropical forests of China and Thailand. Global Ecology and Conservation, e01096.

Shao, X., Brown, C., Worthy, S.J., Liu, L., Cao, M., Li, Q.*, Lin, L.* and Swenson, N.G. 2018. Intra-specific relatedness, spatial clustering and reduced demographic performance in tropical rainforest trees. Ecology Letters, 21: 1174-1181.

He, X., Luo, K., Brown, C. and Lin, L.* 2018. A taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic perspective on the community assembly of passerine birds along an elevational gradient in southwest China. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3910

Shao, X.N., Li Q.M.*, Lin, L.X. and He, T. H. 2018. On the origin and genetic variability of the two invasive biotypes of Chromolaena odorata. Biological invasions, 20, 2033-2046.

Zhang, C., Yang, J., Sha, L., Ci, X., Li, J., Cao, M., Brown, C., Swenson, N.G. and Lin, L.* 2017. Lack of phylogenetic signal within environmental niches of tropical tree species across life stages. Scientific Reports, 7:42007.

Wu, J., Swenson, N.G., Brown, C., Zhang, C., Yang, J., Ci, X., Li, J., Sha, L., Cao, M. and Lin, L.* 2016. How does habitat filtering affect the detection of conspecific and phylogenetic density dependence? Ecology, 97: 1182-1193.

Xu, W.M., Ci, X.Q., Song, C.Y., He, T.H., Zhang, W.F., Li Q.M.* and Li, J.* 2016. Soil phosphorus heterogeneity promotes tree species diversity and phylogenetic clustering in a tropical seasonal rainforest. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 8719-8726.

Xu, W.M., Liu, L., He, T.H., Cao, M., Sha, L.Q., Hu, Y.H., Li Q. M.* and Li, J. 2016. Soil properties drive negative correlation between species diversity and genetic diversity in a tropical seasonal rainforest. Scientific Reports, 6, 20652.

Yang, J., Swenson, N.G., Zhang, G., Ci, X., Cao, M., Sha, L., Li, J. Slik, J.W.F. and Lin, L.* 2015. Functional and phylogenetic beta diversity in a tropical tree assemblage. Scientific Reports, 5: 12731.

Yang, J., Zhang, G., Ci, X., Swenson, N.G., Cao, M., Sha, L., Li, J., Baskin, C.C., Ferry Slik, J.W. and Lin, L.* 2014. Functional and phylogenetic assembly in a Chinese tropical tree community across size classes, spatial scales and habitats. Functional Ecology, 28: 520-529.

Yang, J., Zhang, G., Ci, X., Lu, M., Li, J., Cao, M. and Lin, L.* 2014. Functional traits of tree species with phylogenetic signal co-vary with environmental niches in two large forest dynamics plots. Journal of Plant Ecology, 7: 115-125.

Yu, X.Q., He, T.H., Zhao, J.L. and Li, Q.M.* 2014. Invasion genetics of Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae): extremely low diversity across Asia. Biological Invasions, 16, 2351-2366.  



Zhong, Y., Chu, C.*, Myers, J.A., Gilbert, G.S., Lutz, J.A., Stillhard, J., Zhu, K., Thompson, J., Baltzer, J.L., He, F., LaManna, J.A., Davies, S.J., Aderson-Teixeira, K.J., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Alonso, A., Chao, K., Wang, X., Gao, L., Orwig, D.A., Yin, X., Sui, X., Su, Z., Abiem, I., Bissiengou, P., Bourg, N., Butt, N., Cao, M., Chang-Yang, C., Chao, W., Chapman, H., Chen, Y., Coomes, D.A., Cordell, S., de Oliveira, A.A., Du, H., Fang, S., Giardina, C.P., Hao, Z., Hector, A., Hubbell, S.P., Janik, D., Jansen, P.A., Jiang, M., Jin, G., Kenfack, D., Kral, K., Larson, A.J., Li, B., Li, X., Li, Y., Lian, J., Lin, L., Liu, F., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Luan, F., Luo, Y., Ma, K., Malhi, Y., McMahon, S.M., McShea, W., Memiaghe, H., Mi, X., Morecroft, M., Novotny, V., O’Brien, M.J., den Ouden, J., Parker, G.G., Qiao, X., Ren, H., Reynolds, G., Samonil, P., Sang, W., Shen, G., Shen, Z., Song, G.M., Sun, I., Tang, H., Tian, S., Uowolo, A.L., Urarte, M., Wang, B., Wang, X., Wang, Y., Weiblen, G.D., Wu, Z., Xi, N., Xiang, W., Xu, H., Xu, K., Ye, W., Yu, M., Zeng, F., Zhang, M., Zhang, Y., Zhu, L. and Zimmerman, J. 2021. Arbuscular mycorrhizal trees influence the latitudinal beta-diversity gradient of tree communities in forests worldwide. Nature Communications, accepted.

Umana, M.N.*, Swenson, N.G., Marchand, P., Cao, M., Lin, L. and Zhang, C. 2021. Relating leaf traits to seedling performance in a tropical forest: building a hierarchical functional framework. Ecology,

Wiegand, T.*, Wang, X.*, Anderson-Teixeira, K.J., Bourg, N.A., Cao, M., Ci, X., Davies, S.J., Hao, Z., Howe, R.W., Kress, W.J., Lian, J., Li, J., Lin, L., Lin, Y., Ma, K., McShea, W., Mi, X., Su, S., Sun, I., Wolf, A., Ye, W. and Huth, A. 2021. Consequences of spatial patterns for coexistence in species-rich plant communities. Nature ecology & evolution,

Zhou, W., Xi, D., Fang, Y.*, Wang, A., Sha, L., Song, Q., Liu, Y., Zhou, L., Zhou R., Lin, Y., Gao, J., Balasubramanian, D., Lin, L., Chen, H., Deng, Y., Zhang, W. and Zhang, Y.* 2021. Microbial processes responsible for soil N2O production in tropical rainforest, illustrated using an in situ 15N labeling approach. Catena, 202: 105214.

Song, X., Yang, J.*, Cao, M.*, Lin, L., Sun, Z., Wen, H. and Swenson, N. 2021. Traits mediate a trade-off in seedling growth response to light and conspecific density in a diverse subtropical forest. Journal of Ecology, 109: 703-713.

Umana, M.N.*, Cao, M., Lin, L., Swenson, N.G. and Zhang, C. 2020. Trade-offs in above and belowground biomass allocation influencing seedling growth in a tropical forest. Journal of Ecology, 109: 1184-1193.

Liao, Z., Scheepens, J. F., Li, Q., Wang, W., Feng, Y., Zhen, Y. 2020. Founder effects, post-introduction evolution and phenotypic plasticity contribute to invasion success of a genetically impoverished invader. Oecologia, 192: 105-118.

Worthy, S. J, Laughlin, D. C., Zambrano, J., Umana, N. M., Zhang, C., Lin, L., Cao, M. and Swenson, N.G. 2020. Alternative designs and tropical tree seedling growth performance landscapes. Ecology, 101: e03007.

Yan. Y., Fan, Z., Fu, P., Chen, H., Lin, L. 2020. Size dependent associations between tree diameter growth rates and functional traits in an Asian tropical seasonal rainforest. Functional Plant Biology,

Ren, H., Keil, P., Mi, X., Ma, K., Hao, Z., Ye, W., Lin, L., Valencia, R., Fletcher, C.D., Thomas, D.W., Howe, R.W., Lutz, J., Bourg, N.A., Su, S.H., Sun, I.F., Zhu, L., Chang, L.W., Wang, X., Du, X., Kenfack, D., Chuyong, G.B., Jetz, W. 2019. Environment- and trait-mediated scaling of tree occupancy in forests worldwide. Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12922

Wang, Y., Mazer, S.J., Freckleton, R.P., Yuan, Z., Wang, X., Du, Y., Lin, L., Wang, X., Sang, W., Liu X. and Hao, Z., 2019. Testing mechanisms of compensatory fitness of dioecy in a cosexual world. Journal of Vegetation Science, DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12

Ge, R., He, H., Ren, X., Zhou, T., Zhang, L., Smallman, T.L., Yu, G., Yu, S., Luo, Y., Xie, Z., Wang, S., Wang, H., Zhou, G., Zhang, Q., Wang, A., Fan, Z., Zhang, Y., Shen, W., Yin, H. and Lin, L. 2019. Underestimated ecosystem carbon turnover time and sequestration under the steady state assumption: a perspective from long-term data assimilation. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14547.

Chu, C., Lutz, J.A., Král, K., Vrka, T., Myers, J.A., Yin, X., Cao, M., Condit, R., Fang, S., Fischer, G.A., Hao, Z., Hau, B.C.H., He, Q., Hubbell, S.P., Jiang, M., Jin, G., Lai, J., Li, B., Li, X., Li, Y., Lian, J., Lin, L., Liu, Y., Ma, K., Mi, X., Parker, G.G., Qiao, X., Ren, H., Shen, G., Sui, X., Sun, I.F., Wang, B., Wang, X., Wang, X., Wang, Y., Weiblen, G.D., Wen, S., Xi, N., Xiang, W., Xu, H., Ye, W., Zhang, B., Zhang, J., Zhang, X. Zhu, K., Zimmerman, J., Mittelbach, G.G., He, F. 2019. Climate affects global tree species diversity via forest structure. Ecology Letters, 22: 245-255.

Song, X.*, Cao, M., Kitching,R.L., Tang,Y., Sun, Z., Nakamura, A., Melinda J Laidlaw, Yang, J. 2019. Environmental and spatial contributions to seedling and adult tree assembly across tropical, subtropical and subalpine elevational gradients, Journal of Plant Ecology, 12(1): 103-112

Umana, M. N., Zhang, C., Cao, M., Lin, L. and Swenson, N.G. 2018. Quantifying the role of intraspecific trait variation for allocation and organ-level traits in tropical seedling communities. 2018. Journal of vegetation science, 29: 276-284.

Asefa, M., Brown, C., Cao, M., Zhang, G., Ci, X., Sha, L., Li, J., Lin, L. and Yang, J. 2018. Contrasting effects of space and environment on pairwise and nearest-neighbor metrics of functional and phylogenetic dissimilarity. Journal of Plant Ecology, 12: 314-326.

Umana, M. N., Zipkin, E.F., Zhang, C., Cao, M., Lin, L. and Swenson, N.G. 2018. trait variation and negative density dependence drive growth in tropical tree seedlings. Journal of Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13001.

Song, X., Hogan, J.A., Lin, L., Wen, H., Cao, M., and Yang, J. 2018. Canopy openness and topographic habitat drive tree seedling recruitment after snow damage in an old-growth subtropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 429: 493-502.

Xing, S., Bonebrake, T.C., Ashton, L.A., Kitching, R.L., Cao, M., Sun, Z., Ho, J.C., Nakamura, A. 2018. Colors of night: climate–morphology relationships of geometrid moths along spatial gradients in southwestern China, Oecologia. 188: 537-546

Umana, M. N., Zhang, C., Cao, M., Lin, L. and Swenson, N.G. 2017. A core-transient framework for trait-based community ecology: an example from a tropical tree seedling community. Ecology Letters, 20: 619-628.

Zambrano, J., Iida, Y., Howe, R., Lin, L., Umana, M.N., Wolf, A., Worthy, S.J. and Swenson, N.G.* 2017. Neighborhood defense gene similarity effects on tree performance: a community transcriptomic approach. Journal of Ecology, 105: 616-626.

Umana, M. N., Mi, X., Cao, M., Enquist, B.J., Hao, Z., Howe, R., Iida, Y. Johnson, D., Lin, L., Liu, X., Ma, K., Sun, I.F., Thompson, J., Uriarte, M., Wang, X., Wolf, A., Yang, J., Zimmerman, J.K. and Swenson, N.G. 2017. The role of functional uniqueness and spatial aggregation in explaining rarity in trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26: 777-786.

Song, X., Nakamura, A., Sun, Z., Tang, Y., Cao, M.* 2016. Elevational Distribution of Adult Trees and Seedlings in a Tropical Montane Transect, Southwest China, Mountain Research and Development, 36: 342-354

Song, X., Li, J., Zhang, W., Tang, Y., Sun, Z., Cao, M.* 2016. Variant responses of tree seedling to seasonal drought stress along an elevational transect in tropical montane forests, Scientific Reports, 6: 0-36438.

Swenson, N.G.*, Weiser, M. D., Mao, L., Normand, S., Rodríguez, M.A., Lin, L., Cao, M. and Svenning, J.-C. 2016. Constancy in functional space across a species richness anomaly. The American Naturalist, DOI: 10.1086/685083

Bartlett, M. K.*, Zhang, Y., Yang, J., Kreidler, N., Sun, S., Lin, L., Hu, Y., Cao, K. and Sack, L. 2015. Drought tolerance as a driver of tropical forest assembly: resolving spatial signatures for multiple processes. Ecology, 97: 503-514.

Umaňa, M. N.*, Zhang, C., Cao, M., Lin, L. and Swenson, N.G. 2015. Commonness, rarity, and intraspecific variation in traits and performance in tropical tree seedlings. Ecology Letters, 18: 1329-1337.

van der Velden*, N., Slik, J.W.F., Hu, Y., Lan, G., Lin, L., Deng, X. and Poorter, L. 2014. Monodominance of Parashorea chinensis on fertile soils in a Chinese tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 30: 311-322.


Réjou-Méchain, M.*, Muller-Landau, H.C., Detto, M. … Lin, L. … et al. 2014. Spatial variation in forest biomass and consequences for remote sensing of carbon stocksBiogeosciences, 11: 6824-6840.