I'm a Ph. D. Candidate at the Institute of Biodiversity Science, School of Life Science, Fudan University, and as a visiting student now at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto. I graduated from Nanjing Agriculture University in 2014. My research focuses on the relationship between plant diversity and foliar fungi (pathogenic fungi and endophyte primarily) under various global change factors (warming, fertilization and precipitation), with broad interests in disease ecology, community ecology and ecophylogenetics. I work at both local and global scales, and use a range of observational, experimental, and meta-analytical approaches.
Featured publications: 3. Liu X, Lyu SM, Sun DX, Bradshaw CJA, Zhou SR*. 2017. Species decline under nitrogen fertilization increases community-level competence of fungal diseases. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences Doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2621 2. Lyu SM, Liu X, Venail P, Zhou SR*. 2017. Functional dissimilarity, not phylogenetic relatedness, determines interspecific interactions among plants in the Tibetan alpine meadows. Oikos Doi:10.1111/oik.03378 1. Liu X, Lyu SM, Zhou SR*, Bradshaw CJA. 2016. Warming and fertilization alter the dilution effect of host diversity on disease severity. Ecology97:1680-1689
Education: 2016.09-current, Ph. D. Candidate, Ecology, Fudan University, China, Advisor: Prof. Shurong Zhou 2016.10-2017.06, Visiting Student, Ecology, Toronto University, Canada, Advisor: Prof. Marc W. Cadotte 2014.09-2016.08, Ph. D. Student, Ecology, Fudan University, China, Advisor: Prof. Shurong Zhou 2010.09-2014.06, BSc, Ecology, Nanjing Agriculture University, China
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