Environmental Sciences Center
Li Yuelin
Highest Education Ph.D
Post Professor
Phone 020-37252615
Email yuelin@scib.ac.cn
Office South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences,723 Xingke Road, Tianhe District,Guangzhou, China, 510650
Education and Appointments
Education career
1. Sept./1999--Jun./2002      Ph.D. 
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences & South China Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences,  P. R. China   
Major: Plant ecology 
Vice-president, graduate student association of South China Institute of Botany 
2. Sept./ 1996 -- Jul./ 1999    M.S 
Central South Forestry University, P. R. China  
Major: Forest Cultivation 
President of graduate student association of Central South Forestry University 
3. Sept./1992 -- Jul./1996     B.S 
Central South Forestry University, P. R. China  
Major: Forestry 
Academic Degrees
Date: 07/2002         Degree: Ph.D.  Institute: South China Institute of Botany, CAS 
Date: 06/1999          Degree: M.S.   University: Central South Forestry University, China 
Date: 07/1996          Degree: B.S.   University: Central South Forestry University, China 
PhD Theses 
Fangfang Yang (2011). Dynamics of coarse woody debris in the monsoon evergreen broadleaved forest at Dinghushan reserve, China. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. 
Master theses
Huang Dewei (2012).Comparison of sap flow velocities of dominant species in coniferous and broadleaved mixed forest. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. 
Zhang Yaru (2013). Effects of simulated acid rain on the photosynthetic and physiologic characteristics of dominant understorey plants at different successional stages. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. 
Work experience
December 2008 - to date     Associate professor, South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences 
August 2012                  Visiting scientist, Dept. of Plant Ecology, Bayreuth University, Germany 
July 2010- August 2010      Visiting scientist, Kangwon University, South Korea 
May 2008 – July 2008  Visiting scientist, Dept. of Plant Ecology, Bayreuth University, Germany 
July 2005 - July 2007   Postdoc Fellowship, Dept. of Plant Ecology, Bayreuth University, Germany 
November 2003 – June 2005, Assistant Professor, South China Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences 
May 2003 – October 2003      DAAD fellowship, Visiting scientist, Dept. of Plant Ecology, Bayreuth University, Germany 
June 2002 – May 2003   Assistant Professor, South China Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Sept.1996 –July 1999   A part-time assistant of the department of forestry, Central South Forestry University, China  
Research Interest

* Plant ecophysiology: Water relations, stress physiology, adaptations to water stress and forest land ecology. 

* Carbon balance of forest ecosystems. 

* Ecosystem functioning: Community processes, biotic interactions and the interactions among plant communities with their physical environments. 

* Landscape ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem carbon and water fluxes. 

Public Services
Contributor (No.14) of the second prize of the nature science achievement award of Guangdong Province (2000);Contributor (No.13) of the first prize of the science and technology achievement award of Guangdong Province (2003)
Selected Publication

1    Dennis Otieno, Li Yuelin*, Ou Yangxu, Zhang Qianmei, Cheng Jing, Liu Shizhong, Tang Xuli, Eun-young Jung, Zhang Deqiang, John Tenhunen. Stand characteristics and water use at two elevations in a sub-tropical evergreen forest in southern China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 194C: 155-166. 2014 (in press). 

2    Liu Juxiu, Zhang Deqiang, Huang Wenjuan, Zhou Guoyi *, Li Yuelin, Liu Shizhong. Quantify the loss of major ions induced by CO2 enrichment and nitrogen addition in subtropical model forest ecosystems. Journal of Geography Research. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi: 10.1002/2013JG002343, 2013. 2014 (in press) 

3    Li yuelin, Yang Fangfang, Ou Yangxu, Zhang Deqiang, Liu Juxiu, Chu Guowei, Yaru Zhang, Dennis Otieno, Guoyi Zhou. Changes in forest soil properties in different successional stages in lower tropical China. PLoS ONE, 8(11): e81359. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081359, 2013. 

4    Zhou Guoyi, Peng Changhui, Li Yuelin, Liu Shizhong, Zhang Qianmei, Tang Xuli, Liu Jiuxiu, Yan Junhua, Zhang Deqiang, Chu Guowei. A climate change–induced threat to the ecological resilience of a subtropical monsoon evergreen broadleaved forest in south China. Global Change Biology, 19(4): 1197-1210, 2013.  

5    Jingfeng XiaoGe SunJiquan ChenHui ChenShiping ChenGang DongShenghua GaoHaiqiang GuoJixun GuoShijie HanTomomichi KatoYuelin LiGuanghui LinWeizhi LuMingguo MaSteven McNultyChangliang ShaoXufeng WangXiao XieXudong ZhangZhiqiang ZhangBin ZhaoGuangsheng ZhouJie Zhou. Carbon fluxes, evapotranspiration, and water use efficiency of terrestrial ecosystems in China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 182-18376-90, 2013. 

6    Yao Yunjun, Liang Shunlin, Cheng Jie, Liu Shaomin, Joshua B. Fisher, Zhang Xudong, Jia Kun , Zhao Xiang, Qin Qiming, Zhao Bin, Han Shijie, Zhou Guangsheng, Zhou Guoyi, Li Yuelin et al., MODIS-driven estimation of terrestrial latent heat flux in China based on a modified Priestley–Taylor algorithm. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 171-172: 187-202, 2013. 

7    Li Yuelin, Yan Junhua, Zhou Guoyi, Zhang Deqiang. Quantification of ecosystem carbon exchange characteristics in a dominant subtropical evergreen forest ecosystem. Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 48(1): 1-10, 2012. 

8    Chen Xiaomei, Li Yuelin, Mo Jiangming, Otieno Dennis, Tenhunen John, Yan Junhua, Liu Juxiu, Zhang Deqiang. Effects of nitrogen deposition on soil organic carbon fractions in the subtropical forest ecosystems of S China. Journal of plant nutrition and soil science, 175: 947-953, 2012. 

9    Tan Zheng-Hong, Zhang Yi-Ping, Liang Naishen, Yue-Joe Hsia, Zhang Yong-Jiang, Zhou Guo-Yi, Li Yue-Lin, et al., An observational study of the carbon-sink strength of East Asian subtropical evergreen forests.  Environmental research letters, (7) 044017. Doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044017, 2012. 

10  Huang Wenjuan, Liu Juxiu, Zhang Deqiang, Li Yuelin, D. Otieno, Xu Zhihong, Li Yin, Liu Shizhong, Chu Guowei. Responses of soil acid phosphomonoesterase activity to simulated nitrogen deposition in three forests of subtropical China. Pedosphere, 22(5): 698-706, 2012. 

11  Liu Juxiu, Zhou Guoyi, Xu Zhihong, Duan Honglang, Li Yuelin, Zhang Deqiang. Photosynthesis acclimation, leaf nitrogen concentration, and growth of four tree species over 3 years in response to elevated carbon dioxide and nitrogen treatment in subtropical China. Journal of Soils and sediments, 11:1155-1164, 2011. 

12  Huang Yuhui, Li Yuelin, Xiao Yin, Katherine O.Wenigmann, Zhou Guoyi, Zhang Deqiang, Mike Wenigmann, Tang Xuli, Liu Juxiu. Controls of litter quality on the carbon sink in soils through partitioning the products of decomposing litter in a forest succession series in South China. Forest Ecology and Management, 261(7): 1170-1177, 2011. 

13  Hussain, M. Z., T. Grünwald, J. D. Tenhunen, Li Yuelin, H. Mirzae, C. Bernhofer, D. Otieno, N.Q. Dinh, M. Schmidt, M. Wartinger, K. Owen, Summer drought influence on CO2 and water fluxes of extensively managed grassland in Germany. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment141(1-2): 6776, 2011. 

14  Otieno D.O., Mirzaei H., Hussain M.Z., Li Yuelin., Schmidt M., Wartinger M. Jung, E., Pereira J.S. and Tenhunen J. Herbaceous layer development during spring does not deplete soil nitrogen in the Portuguese montado. J. Arid Environments 75:231-238,  2011. 

15  Yang Fang-fang, Li Yue-lin, Zhou Guo-Yi, K.O. Wenigmann, Zhang De-Qiang, Mike Wenigmann, Liu Shi-Zhong, Zhang Qian-Mei. Dynamics of coarse woody debris and decomposition rates in an old-growth forest in lower tropical China.  Forest Ecology and Management, 259(8): 1666-1672, 2010, 

16  Zhou Guo-yi, Wei Xiao-Hua, Luo Yan, Zhang Ming-Fang, Li Yue-Lin, Qiao Yu-Na, Liu Hai-Gui, and Wang Chun-Lin, Forest recovery and river discharge at the regional scale of Guangdong Province, China, Water Resource Research. 46, W09503, doi:10.1029/2009WR008829. 2010. 

17  Hussain M.Z., Otieno D.O., Mirzae H, Li Yue-Lin et al. CO2 exchange and biomass development of the herbaceous vegetation in the Portuguese montado ecosystem during spring. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 132, 143–152, 2009. 

18  Liu Shen, Li Yue-lin*, Zhou Guo-yi, Zhang De-qiang. K Owen, Luo Y, D Otieno, J Tenhunen. Applying biomass and stem fluxes to quantify temporal and spatial fluctuations of an old-growth forest in disturbance. Biogeosciences. 6 (9): 1839-1848, 2009. 

19  Li Yuelin, J. Tenhunen, H. Mirzae, et al. Assessment and up-scaling of CO2 exchange by patches of the herbaceous vegetation mosaic in a Portuguese cork oak woodland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 148: 1318-1331, 2008. 

20  Li Yuelin, D.Otieno, K.Owen, J.Tenhunen, Zhang Yun, Lin Yong-Biao, Rao Xin-Quan. Temporal Variability in Soil CO2 Emission in an Orchard Forest Ecosystem in Lower Subtropical China. Pedosphere, 18:273-283, 2008. 

21  Li Yuelin, J. Tenhunen, K. Owen, M. Schmitt, M. Bahn, D. Otieno, M. Schmidt, Th. Gruenwald, M.Z. Hussain, H. Mirzae, Ch. Bernhofer. Patterns in CO2 gas exchange capacity of grassland ecosystems in the Alps. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 148: 51-68, 2008. 

22  Mirzae H, Kreyling J, Hussain MZ, Li Yuelin, Tenhunen JD, Beirkuhnlein C, Jentsch A. A single drought event of 100-year recurrence enhances subsequent carbon uptake and changes carbon allocation in experimental grassland communities. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 171 (5): 681-689, 2008.