Department: Department of Ecolog
Education and experience
2003.12: PhD, Peking University
1998.07: BSc, Peking University
2007.08- Associate Professor, Peking University
2009.10-2010.10: Visiting Researcher, University of Sheffield
2004.10-2007.08: Lecturer, Peking University
2001.10-2003.10: Daimler-Benz Fellow, Leibniz University of Hanover
For undergraduates：Community Ecology and Ecosystem Ecology,Field Ecology
For Graduates: Remote Sensing of Ecology, Progress in Biodiversity Research and Conservation
Graduate and undergraduate students
PhD.: Yanpei GUO, Gheyur GHEYRET, Qiang GUO, Yiwei ZHANG
MSc.：Xinyue ZHANG, Xuejiao ZHANG, Tongyan LIU, Siyi ZHANG
Undergraduates: Yunhao BAI, Hongtu ZHANG
PhD.: Jianhua ZHANG (2014, now an associate professor in Xinzhou Teachers University),Xiulian CHI (2015, Now an research assistant professor in China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences), Zejin ZHANG (2016, now a manager in China Association for Science and Technology)
MSc.：Guanghua ZHAO (2013), Xian YANG (2014, now a PhD student in Georgia Institute of Technology), Changzhu LIU (2014, jointly in U-CAS), Yujing YAN (2016,now a PhD student in Copenhagen University), Minwei JIANG (2018, now a manager in Beijing Institute of Technology)
Prospective students interested in different aspects of ecology and/or biogeography are welcome. Please contact: zytang(at)urban.pku.edu.cn
Vegetation Ecology, Ecological Remote Sensing, Biodiversity Science
(# Equal contribution, *Corresponding author)
Peer reviewed papers in international journals
Huang YY, Chen YX, Castro-Izaguirre N, Baruffol M, Brezzi M, Lang A, Li Y,Härdtle W, von Oheimb G, Yang XF, Liu XJ, Pei KQ, Both S, Yang B, Eichenberg D,Assmann T, Bauhus J, Behrens T, Buscot F, Chen XY, Chesters D, Ding BY, DurkaW, Erfmeier A, Fang JY, Fischer M, Guo LD, Guo DL, Gutknecht JLM, He JS, He CL,Hector A, Hönig L, Hu RH, Klein AM, Kühn P, Liang Y, Li S, Michalski S,Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmidt K, Scholten T, Schuldt A, Shi XZ, Tan MZ, Tang ZY, Trogisch S, Wang ZW, Welk E,Wirth C, Wubet T, Xiang WH, Yu MJ, Yu XD, Zhang JY, Zhang SR, Zhang NL, ZhouHZ, Zhu CD, Zhu L, Bruelheide H, Ma KP, Niklaus PA, Schmid B. 2018. StrongImpacts of Biodiversity in a Large-Scale Subtropical Forest Experiment. Science 362: 80–83.
Bruelheide H, Dengler J,Purschke P, Lenoir J, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Hennekens S, Botta-Dukát Z, Chytry M,Field R, Jansen F, Kattge J, Pillar V, Schrodt F, Mahecha M, Peet R, Sandel B,van Bodegom P, Altman J, Davila EA, Khan MASA, Attorre F, Aubin I, Baraloto C,Barroso J, Bauters M, Bergmeier E, Biurrun I, Bjorkman A, Blonder B, Čarni A,Cayuela L, Černý T, Cornelissen JHC, Craven D, Dainese M, Derroire G, DeSanctis M, Díaz S, Doležal J, Farfan-Rios W, Feldpausch T, Fenton N, Garnier E,Guerin G, Gutiérrez A, Haider S, Hattab T, Henry G, Hérault B, Higuchi P,Hölzel N, Homeier J, Jentsch A, Jürgens N, Kącki Z, Karger DN, Kessler M,Kleyer M, Knollová I, Korolyuk A, Kühn I, Laughlin D, Lens F, Loos J, LouaultF, Lyubenova M, Malhi Y, Marcenò C, Mencuccini M, Müller J, Munzinger J,Myers-Smith I, Neill D, Niinemets Ü, Orwin K, Ozinga W, Penuelas J, Pérez-HaaseA, Petřík P, Phillips O, Pärtel M, Reich P, Römermann C, Rodrigues A, SabatiniF, Sardans J, Schmidt M, Seidler G, Espejo JS, Silveira M, Smyth A, Sporbert M,Svenning JC, Thomas-Caesar R, Tang ZY, Tsiripidis I, Vassilev K, ViolleC, Virtanen R, Weiher E, Welk E, Wesche K, Winter M, Wirth C, Jandt U. 2018.Global trait-environment relationships of plant communities. NatureEcology and Evolution (accepted 31.07.2018, NATECOLEVOL-18033864B).
Chen SP, WangWT, Xu WT, Wang Y, Wan HW, Chen DM, TangZY, Tang XL, Zhou GY, Xie ZQ, Zhou DW, Shangguan ZP, Huang JH, He JS, WangYF, Sheng JD, Tang LS, Li XR, Dong M, Wu Y, Wang QF, Wang ZH, Wu JG, Chapin IIIFS, Bai YF. 2018. Plant diversity enhances productivity and soil carbonstorage. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 115: 4027-4032.
Jiang ZH, MaKM, Liu HY, Tang ZY. 2018. Atrait-based approach reveals the importance of biotic filter on elevationalherb richness pattern. Journal of Biogeography doi:10.1111/jbi.13398
Liu XJ,Trogisch S, He J-S, Niklaus PA, Bruelheide H, Tang ZY, Erfmeier A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Pietsch KA, Yang B, KuehnP, Scholten T, Huang YY, Wang C, Staab M, Leppert KN, Wirth C, Schmid B and MaKP. 2018. Tree species richness increases ecosystem carbon storage insubtropical forests. Proc. R. Soc. B 285: 20181240.
Lu F, Hu HF,Sun WJ, Zhu JJ, Liu GB, Zhou WM, Zhang QF, Shi PL, Liu XP, Wu X, Zhang L, WeiXH, Dai LM, Zhang KR, Sun YR, Xue S, Zhang WJ, Xiong DP, Deng L, Liu BJ, ZhouL, Zhang C, Zheng X, Cao JS, Huang Y, He NP, Zhou GY, Bai YF, Xie ZQ, Tang ZY, Wu BF, Fang JY, Liu GH, Yu GR.2018. The effects of national ecological restoration projects on carbonsequestration in China from 2001 to 2010. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences,USA 115: 4039-4044.
Shrestha N, Wang ZH, Su XY, Xu XT, Lyu LS, Liu YP,Dimitrov D, Kennedy JD, Wang QG, Tang ZY,Feng XJ. 2018. Global patterns of Rhododendron diversity: The role ofevolutionary time and diversification rates. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 913-924.
Schuldt A, Assmann T, Brezzi M, Buscot, F, Eichenberg D,Gutknecht J, Hardtle W, He JS, Klein AM, Kuhn P, Liu XJ, Ma KP, Niklaus PA,Pietsch KA, Purahong W, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Scholten T, Staab M, Tang ZY, Trogisch S, von Oheimb G,Wirth C, Wubet T, Zhu CD, Bruelheide H. 2018. Biodiversity acrosstrophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forests. Nature Communications 9: 2989.
Tang XL#,Zhao X#, Bai YF#, TangZY#, Wang WT, Zhao YC, Wan HW, Xie ZQ, Shi XZ, Wu BF, Wang GX,Yan JH, Ma KP, Du S, Li SG, Han SJ, Ma YX, Hu HF, Yang YH, Han WX, He HL, YuGR, Fang JY, Zhou GY. 2018. Carbon pools in China’s terrestrialecosystems: new estimates based on an intensive field survey. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 115: 4021-4026.
Tang ZY#, Xu WT#,Zhou GY#, Bai YF, Li JX, Tang XL, Chen DM, Liu Q, Ma WH, Xiong GM,He HL, He NP, Guo YP, Guo Q, Zhu JL, Han WX, Hu HF, Fang JY, Xie ZQ. 2018.Patterns of plant carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus concentration in relation toproductivity in China’s terrestrial ecosystems. Proceedings of National Academyof Sciences, USA 115: 4033-4038.
Tian D, YanZB, Niklas KJ, Han WX, Kattge J, Reich PB, Luo YK, Chen YH, Tang ZY, Hu HF, Wright IJ, Schmid B,Fang JY. 2018. Global leaf nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry and theirscaling exponent. National Science Review doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwx142.
Zhang Q, Liu Q, Yin HJ, Zhao CZ, Zhang L, Zhou GY, Yin CY, Lu ZJ, Xiong GM,Li YL, Li JX, Xu WT, Tang ZY*, XieZQ*, 2018. C: N: P stoichiometry of Ericaceae species in shrubland biomesacross Southern China: influences of climate, soil and species identity. Journalof Plant Ecology doi:10.1093/jpe/rty033.
Zhang Q,Xiong GM, Li JX, Lu ZJ, Li YL, Xu WT, Wang Y, Zhao CM, Tang ZY, Xie ZQ. 2018. Nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations andallocation strategies among shrub organs: the effects of plant growth forms andnitrogen-fixation types. Plant andSoil 427: 305-317.
Zhao H, XuL, Wang QF, Tian J, Tang XL, Tang ZY,Xie ZQ, He NP, Yu GR. 2018. Spatial patterns and environmental factorsinfluencing leaf carbon content in the forests and shrublands of China. Journalof Geographical Science 28: 791-801.
Cai Y, Tang ZY, Xiong GM, Xie ZQ, Liu ZG, FengXJ. 2017. Different composition and distribution patterns of mineral‐protectedversus hydrolyzable lipids in shrubland soils. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeoscience 122: 2206-2218.
Chi XL, Zhang ZJ, Xu WT, Zhang XB, Zhao ZP, LiuYN, Wang QG, Wang H, Li Y, Yang G, Guo LP, Tang ZY*, Huang LQ*.2017. Threatened medicinal plants in China: distributions and conservationpriorities. Biological Conservation 210: 89-95.
Chi XL, Guo Q, Fang JY, SchmidtB, Tang ZY*. 2017. Seasonalcharacteristic and determinants of tree growth in a Chinese subtropicalforest. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 4-12.
Eigenbrod F, Tang ZY*, Eisner S, Florke M, Zhao GH. 2017. Spatial covariance of ecosystemservices and poverty in China. International J. Biodiversity Science,Ecosystem Services & Management 131: 422-433.
Eziz A, YanZB, Tian D, Han WX, Tang ZY, FangJY. 2017. Drought effect on plant biomass allocation: A meta-analysis. Ecologyand Evolution 7: 11002-11010.
Guo Q, Chi XL, Xie ZQ, Tang ZY*. 2017. Asymemetric competitionfor light varies across functional groups. Journalof Plant Ecology 10: 74-80.
Guo YP, Yang X, Schob C, Jiang YX, Tang ZY*. 2017. Legumeshrubs are more nitrogen-homeostatic than non-legume shrubs. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 8:1662.
Wang SY, XuXT, Shresta N, Zimmermann N, Tang ZY,Wang ZH. 2017. Response of spatialvegetation distribution in China to climate changes since the Last GlacialMaximum (LGM). PLoS ONE 11: e0175742.
Yan YJ, Li Y, Wang WJ, HeJS, Yang RH, Wu HJ, Wang XL, Jiao L, TangZY*, Yao YJ*.2017.Range shifts in response to climatechange of Ophiocordyceps sinensis, a fungusendemic to the Tibetan Plateau. BiologicalConservation 206: 143-150.
Yan ZB, TianD, Han WX, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2017.An assessment on the uncertainty of the nitrogen to phosphorus ratio as athreshold for nutrient limitation in plants. Annals of Botany 120:937-942.
Zhu JX, HuHF, Tao SL, Chi XL, Li P, Jiang L, Ji CJ, Zhu JL, Tang ZY, Pan YD, BirdseyRA, He XH, Fang JY. 2017. Carbon stocks and changes of dead organic matter inChina`s forests. Nature Communications 8: 151.
Castro-IzaguirreN, Chi XL, Barufol M, Tang ZY, MaKP, Schmid B, Nickaus PA. 2016. Tree Diversity Enhances Stand Carbon Storagebut Not Leaf Area in a Subtropical Forest. PLoS ONE 11: e0167771.
Dallimer M#, Tang ZY#, KJ Gaston, Davis Z. 2016. The extent of shiftsin vegetation phenology between rural and urban areas within a human-dominatedregion. Ecology and Evolution 61942-61953.
Tao SL, GuoQH, Wu FF, Li L, Wang SP, Tang ZY, XueBL, Liu J, Fang JY. 2016. Spatialscale and pattern dependences of aboveground biomass estimation from satelliteimages: a case study of the Sierra National Forest, California. LandscapeEcology 31: 1711-1723.
Yang X, Chi XL, Ji CJ, Liu HY, Ma WH, MohhamatA, Shi ZY, Wang XP, Yu SL, Yue M, TangZY*. 2016. Variations of leaf N, P concentrations in shrublandbiomes across Northern China: phylogeny, climate and soil. Biogeosciences 13: 4429.
Chi XL, TangZY*, Xie ZQ, Guo Q, Zhang M, Ge JL, Xiong GM, Fang JY. 2015.Effects of size, neighbors and site conditions on tree growth in a subtropicalevergreen and deciduous broad-leaved mixed forest. Ecology and Evolution 5: 5149-5161.
Lin L, TangL, Bai YJ, Tang ZY, Wang W, Chen ZD.2015. Range expansion and habitat shift trigered elevated diversification ofthe rice genus (Oriza, Poaceae)during the Pleistocene. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 182.
Liu YN, TangZY*, Fang JY. 2015. Contribution of environmental filtering anddispersal limitation to species turnover of temperate deciduous broadleavedforests in China. Applied Vegetation Science 18: 34-42.
Qiao XJ, Jabot F, Tang ZY*, Jiang MX, Fang JY. 2015. A latitudinal gradient in tree community assembly processesevidenced in forests of China. Global Ecology & Biogeography24:314-323.
Qiao XJ, LiQX, Jiang QH, Lu JM, Franklin S, Tang ZY,Wang QG, Zhang JX, Lu ZJ, Bao DH, Guo YL, Liu HB, Xu YZ, Jiang MX. 2015. Betadiversity determinants in Badagongshan, a subtropical forest in central China. ScientificReports 5: 17043.
Tao SL, FangJY, Zhao X, Zhao SQ, Shen HH, Hu HF, TangZY, Wang ZH, Guo QH. 2015. Rapid loss of lakes on the Mongolian Plateau. Proceedingsof National Academy of Sciences, USA 112: 2281-2286.
Wu X, WangXP, Tang ZY, Shen ZH, Zheng CY, XiaXL, Fang JY. 2015. The relationship between species richness and biomasschanges from boreal to subtropical forests in China. Ecography 38: 602-613.
Zhang JH, Li H, Shen HH, Chen YH, Fang JY, Tang ZY*. 2015. Effects ofnitrogen addition on nitrogen resorption in temperate shrublands in northernChina. PLoS ONE 10: e0130434.
Zhang JH, TangZY*, Luo YK, Chi XL, Chen YH, Fang JY, Shen HH. 2015. Resorption efficiency of leafnutrients in woody plants on Mt. Dongling of Beijing, Northern China. Journal of Plant Ecology 8: 530-538.
Zhang ZJ, Yan YJ, Tian Y, Li JS, He JS, Tang ZY*. 2015. Distributionand conservation of orchid species richness in China. Biological Conservation 181: 64-72.
Zhang ZJ, He JS, Li JS, Tang ZY*. 2015. Distributionand conservation of threatened plants in China. BiologicalConservation 192: 454-460. 2014
Chi XL, TangZY*, Fang JY. 2014. Patterns of phylogenetic beta diversity inChina’s grasslands in relation to geographic and environmental distances. Basicand Applied Ecology 15: 415-426.
Yang X, TangZY*, Ji CJ, Liu HY, Ma WH, Mohhamot A, Shi ZY, Sun W, Wang T,Wang XP, Wu X, Yu SL, Yue M, Zheng CY. 2014. Scaling of nitrogen and phosphorusacross plant organs in shrubland biomes across Northern China. ScientificReports 4: 5448.
Barrufol M,Schmid B, Bruelheide H, Chi X, Hector A, Ma KP, Michalski S, Tang ZY, Niklaus PA. 2013. Biodiversitypromotes tree growth during succession in subtropical forest. PLoSONE 8: e 81246.
Chen YH, HanWX, Tang LY, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2013.Leaf nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations of woody plants differ in responsesto climate, soil and plant growth form. Ecography 36: 178–184.
Li LP, WangZH, Zerbe S, Abdusalih N, Tang ZY, MaM, Yin LK, Mohhamot A, Han WX, Fang JY. 2013. Species richness patterns and water-energy dynamics in the drylands ofNorthwest China. PLoS ONE 8: e66450.
Yan YJ, Yang X, Tang ZY*. 2013. Patterns of species diversity andphylogenetic structure of vascular plants on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Ecologyand Evolution 3: 4584-4595.
Fang JY,Shen ZH, Tang ZY, Wang XP, Wang ZH, FengJM, Liu YN, Qiao XJ, Wu XP, Zheng CY. 2012. Forest community survey and thestructural characteristics of forests in China. Ecography 35: 1059-1071.
Fang JY,Wang XP, Liu YN, Tang ZY, White PS, SandersN. 2012. Multi-scale patterns of forest structure and species composition inrelation to climate in northeast China. Ecography 35:1072-1082.
Fang JY,Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Brown JH. 2012.Large-scale patterns of tree species richness and the metabolic theory ofecology. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21:508-512.
Qiao XJ, Tang ZY*, Wang XP, Liu YN, Fang JY. 2012. Effects of community structure on thespecies -area relationship in China’s forests. Ecography 35: 1117-1123.
Qiao XJ, Tang ZY, Shen ZH, Fang JY. 2012. Whatcauses geographical variation in the species-area relationships? A test fromforests in China. Ecography 35: 1110-1116.
Shen ZH, FeiSL, Feng JM, Liu YN, Liu ZL, Tang ZY,Wang XP, Wu XP, Zheng CY, Zhu B, Fang JY. 2012. Geographical patterns ofcommunity-based tree species richness in Chinese mountain forests: the effectsof contemporary climate and regional history. Ecography 35: 1134-1146.
Tang ZY, Fang JY, Chi XL, FengJM, Liu YN, Shen ZH, Wang XP, Wang ZH, Wu XP, Zheng CY, Gaston KJ. 2012.Patterns of plant beta-diversity along elevational and latitudinal gradients inmountain forests of China. Ecography 35: 1083-1091.
Tang ZY, Fang JY,Yang YH, Ma WH, Mohhamot A, Guo ZD, Liu YN, Gaston KJ. 2012. Geography,environment, and spatial turnover of species in China’s grasslands. Ecography 35: 1103-1109.
Wang SP, Tang ZY*, Qiao XJ, Shen ZH, Wang XP, Zheng CY, Fang JY. 2012. Influences ofspecies pool and local processes on the taxonomic structure of woody plantcommunities in China’s mountains. Ecography 35:1168-1175.
Wang XP, Tang ZY, Shen ZH, Zheng CY, Luo JC, FangJY. 2012. Relative influence of regional species richness vs. local climate onlocal species richness in China’s forests. Ecography 35: 1176-1184.
Wang ZH,Fang JY, Tang ZY, Lin X. 2012.Relative role of contemporary environment versus history in shaping diversitypatterns of China’s woody plants. Ecography 35: 1124-1133.
Wang ZH,Fang JY, Tang ZY, Shi L. 2012.Geographical patterns in the beta diversity of China’s woody plants: theinfluence of space, environment and range size. Ecography 35: 1192-1202.
Chi XL, Tang ZY*. 2011. Effects of area, temperature and geometric constraints on elevational patternsof species richness: a case study in the Mt. Mountain, Qinling Mountains,China. Journal of Plant Ecology 35: 362-370.
Dallimer M#, Tang ZY#, Bibby PR, Brindley P, Gaston KJ, DaviesZ. 2011. Temporal changes in greenspace in a highly urbanized region. BiologyLetters 7:763-766.
Shi L, ZhaoSQ, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2011. Thechanges in China’s forests: an analysis using the forest identity. PLoS ONE 6: e20778.
Tang ZY*,Fang JY, Sun JY, Gaston K. 2011.Effectiveness of protected areas in maintaining plant production. PLoSONE 6: e19116.
Wang ZH,Fang JY, Tang ZY, Lin X. 2011.Patterns, determinants and models of woody plant diversity in China. Proc.Royal Society B-Biol. Sci. 278: 2122-2132.
Liu YN, Qiao XJ, Tang ZY. 2010. Exploring mechanismsof biodiversity patterns. Chinese Journal of Nature 32: 260-266.
Yang YH,Fang JY, Ji CJ, Ma WH, Su SS, Tang ZY.2010. Soil inorganic carbon stock in the Tibetan alpine grasslands. GlobalBiogeochemical Cycles 24: GB4022.
Chen YH, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2009. Distribution ofnature reserves and status of biodiversity protection in China. BiodiversityScience 17: 664-674.
Fang JY, WangSP, Yue C, Zhu JL, Guo ZD, He CF, TangZY. Scenario analysis on the global carbon emission reduction goal proposedin the declaration of the 2009 G8 Summit. Science in China D 52: 1694-1702.
Wang XP,Fang JY, Sanders NJ, White PS, Tang ZY.2009. Relative importance of climate vs. local factors in shaping the regional patterns of forest plant richness acrossnortheast China. Ecography 32: 133-142.
Wang ZH,Brown JH, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2009.Temperature dependence, spatial scale, and tree species diversity in easternAsia and North America. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences,USA 106: 13388-13392.
Walter GR,Gritti ES, Berger S, Hickler T, Tang ZY,Sykes MT. 2007. Palms tracking climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 801-809.
Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2007. Altitudinalpatterns of seed plant richness in the Gaoligong Mountains, southeast Tibet, China. Diversityand Distributions 13: 845-854.
Wu XP, Tang ZY, Cui HT, Fang JY. 2007. Landcover dynamics of different topographic conditions in Beijing, China. Frontiersin Biology in China 2: 463-473.
Tang ZY*, Fang JY.2006. Temperature variation along the northern and southern slopes of Mt.Taibai, China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 139: 200-207.
Tang ZY, Wang ZH, Zheng CY, Fang JY. 2006. Biodiversity in China’s mountains. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 347-352.
Wang XP,Fang JY, Tang ZY, Zhu B. 2006. Climatic control of primary foreststructure and DBH-height allometry in NE China. Forest Ecology andManagement 234: 264-274.
Wang XP, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2006. Climaticcontrol on forests and tree species distribution in the forest region ofnortheast china. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 48: 778-789.
Wu XP, Tang ZY, Cui HT, Fang JY. 2006. Landcover dynamics of different topographic conditions in Beijing. Journalof Plant Ecology 30:239-251.
Zhao SQ, Da LJ, Tang ZY, Fang HJ, Song K, Fang JY. 2006. Ecologicalconsequences of rapid urban expansion: Shanghai, China. Frontiers inEcology and the Environment 4: 341-346.
Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Peng CH, Tang ZY,Piao SL. 2006. Patterns of fish species richness in China`s lakes. GlobalEcology and Biogeography 15: 386-394.
Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Peng CH, Tang ZY.2006. The relationships between terrestrial vertebrate species richness inChina`s nature reserves and environmental variables. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1368-1374.
Zhao, SQ, Fang, JY, Peng, CH, Tang,ZY. 2006. Relationships between species richness of vascular plants and terrestrialvertebrates in China: analyses based on data of nature reserves. Diversityand Distributions 12:189-194.
Zhao SQ,Fang JY, Miao SL, Gu B, Tao S, Peng CH, TangZY. 2005. The 7-decade degradation of a large freshwater lake in centralYangtze River, China. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 431-436.
Liu HY, Tang ZY, Dai JH, Tang YX, Cui HT. 2002. Larch timberline and its development inNorth China. Mountain Research and Development 22: 359-367.
Fang JY,Piao SL, Tang ZY, Peng CH, Ji W. 2001. Interannual variability in netprimary production and precipitation. Science 293: 1723.
Cui HT, DaiJH, Tang ZY, Huang YM, Cao YL. 1999.Stability of alpine timberline ecotone on Mt. Taibai, China. Journalof Environmental Sciences 11: 207-210.
Peer reviewed papers in Chinese journals
Tang ZY, Jiang MW,Zhang J, Zhang XJ. 2018. Applications of satellite and air-borne remote sensingin biodiversity research and conservation. Biodiversity Science. 26: 807-818.
Zhang ZJ,Guo YP, He JS, Tang ZY*.2018. Conservation status of wild plant species with extremely smallpopulations in China. Biodiversity Science 26: 572–577.
Guo YP, YangX, Mohhamot A, Liu HY, Ma WH, Yu SL, TangZY*. 2017. Storage of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus intemperate shrubland ecosystems across Northern China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 14-21.
Xie ZQ, Tang ZY. 2017. Studies on carbonstorage of shrubland ecosystems in China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41:1-4.
Yang X, Guo YP, Mohhamot A, Liu HY, Ma WH, YuSL, Tang ZY*. 2017. Distribution of biomass in relation toenvironments in shrublands of temperate China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 22-30.
Zhang JH, Tang ZY, Shen HH, Fang JY. 2017.Effects of nitrogen addition on soil respiration in shrublands in Mt. Dongling,Beijing, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 81-94.
Zhang JH, Tang ZY, Shen HH, Fang JY. 2017.Responses of growth and litterfall production to nitrogen addition treatmentsfrom common shrublands in Mt. Dongling, Beijing, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 41: 71-80.
Hu JY, Zhu JX, Zhou Z, Li P, Cui J, Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2014. Effects ofexperimental nitrogen additions on understory species diversity in four forestsin China. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis 50:904-910.
Fang JY, Zhu JL, JiCJ, Tang ZY, He JS. 2013. Ecological perspectives on ecologicalcivilization construction. Bulletin ofChinese Academy of Sciences 28: 182-188.
Zhao GH, Tian Y, Tang ZY * Li JS, Zeng H. 2013. Distribution ofterrestrial national nature reserves in relation to human activities andnatural environments in China. BiodiversityScience 21: 658-665.
Li LP, Absalih N,Wang SP, Wang ZH, Tang ZY*. 2011. Distribution patterns and climatic explanations of species richness ofvascular plant in Xinjiang, China. AridZone Research 28:25-30.
Li LP, HaiY, Mohhamot A, Tang ZY, Fang JY.2011. Community structure and conservation of wild fruit forests in the IliValley, Xinjiang. Arid Zone Research 28: 60-66.
Li LP, LiuYN, Tang ZY, Guo ZD, Fang JY. 2011.Community structure and its affecting factors of mountain coniferous forests inXinjiang. Arid Zone Research 28: 31-39.
Li LP,Mohhamot A, Guo ZD, Hai Y, Tang ZY.2011. Study on plant species composition and richness of the mountainconiferous forests in Xinjiang, China. Arid Zone Research 28:41-46.
Li LP, Yin LK, Tang ZY*. 2011. Distribution patterns of the species richnessof plants and animals in Xinjiang, China. Arid Zone Research 28: 1-9.
Qiao XJ, TangZY, Mohhamot A, Fang JY. 2011. Study on species-area relationships in thesouthern and northern slopes of the Tianshan Mountains. Arid Zone Research 28:54-59.
Fang JY, Wang XP, Shen ZH, Tang ZY, He JS, Yu D, Jiang Y, Wang ZH,Zheng CY, Zhu JL, Guo ZD. 2009. Methodsand protocols for plant community inventory. Biodiversity Science 17: 533-548.
Fang JY, Wang XP, Tang ZY. 2009. Local and regional processes control speciesrichness of plant communities: the species pool hypothesis. BiodiversityScience 17: 605-612.
Lin X, Wang ZH, Tang ZY, Zhao SQ, Fang JY. 2009. Geographic patterns andenvironmental correlates of terrestrial mammal species richness in China. BiodiversityScience 17: 652-663.
Tang ZY, Qiao XJ, Fang JY. 2009. Species-area relationship in biologicalcommunities. Biodiversity Science 17: 549-559.
Tang ZY, Wang ZH, Fang JY. 2009 Historicalhypothesis in explaining spatial patterns of species richness. BiodiversityScience 17: 635- 643.
Wang XP, Fang JY, Tang ZY. 2009. The mid-domain effect hypothesis: models, evidenceand limitations. Biodiversity Science 17:568-578
Wang ZH, TangZY, Fang JY. 2009. Metabolic theory of ecology: an explanation for speciesrichness patterns based on the metabolic processes of organisms. BiodiversityScience 17: 625-634.
Wang ZH, TangZY, Fang JY. 2009. The species–energy hypothesis as a mechanism for speciesrichness patterns. Biodiversity Science 17: 613-624.
Dai JH, Pan Y, Cui HT, Tang ZY, Liu HY, Cao YL. 2005. Impacts of climate change on alpinevegetation on Wutai Mountains. Quaternary Research 25: 216-223.
Fang JY, Shen ZH, Tang ZY, WangZH. 2004. Theprotocol for the survey plan for plant species diversity of China’s mountains. BiodiversityScience 12: 5-10.
Tang ZY, Fang JY, Zhang L.2004. Patterns of woody plant species diversity along environmental gradientson Mt. Taibai, Qinling Mountains. Biodiversity Science 12: 115-122.
Tang ZY, Fang JY. 2004. Areview on the elevational patterns of plant species diversity. BiodiversityScience 12: 20-28.
Tang ZY, Ke JH. 2004. Altitudinalpatterns of plant species diversity in Mt. Niubeiliang, Qinling Mountains. BiodiversityScience 12: 108-114.
Dai JH, Cui HT, Tang ZY, Huang YM. 2001. Characteristics of Alpine PhysicalEnvironment on Taibai Mountain. Journal of Mountain Science 19:299-305
Fang JY, Ke JH, Tang ZY, Chen AP. 2001. Implications and estimations of fourterrestrial productivity parameters. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 25:414-419.
Liu HY, Gu HT, Tang ZY, Dai JH, Cui HT. 2001. Tree photosynthesis on alpinetimberline and its relationships to environmental factors in the eastern partof temperate China. Journal of Mountain Science 20: 32-36.
Zhao SQ, Fang JY, Tang ZY, Piao SL. 2001. Spatio-temporal patterns of land use andland cover changes in Honghu Lake Region, Hubei Province, China. ChineseJournal of Applied Ecology 12: 721-725.
Hu JM, Cui HT, Tang ZY. 1999. Temporal and spatial characteristics of sandstorm inChina and the influences of human activities on its development trend. Journalof Natural Disaster 8: 49-56.
Tang ZY, Dai JH, HuangYM. 1999. Quantitative analysis of the vegetation near the alpine timberline ofTaibai Mountain. Journal of Mountain Science 17: 294-299.
Fang JY, Wang ZZ, Zhu ZY, Xu SL, Ge JP, WangSL, Zhu LQ, Mu RP, Cao AM, Zheng YR, Qin GZ, Tang WJ, Jiang LH, Liu FH, Tang ZY, Ji CJ, Zhu JL, Shi Y. 2017. Severalsuggestions on the reformation of evaluation on science and technology inChina. A consultant report submitted to the State Council.
Fang JY, He CF, Tang ZY Wang SP, Yue C, Zhu JL, Guo ZD, Liu HY, Piao SL, Zhang YG.2009. Several suggestions on the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009. Aconsultant report submitted to the State Council.
Books and book chapters
Fang JY, Wang ZH, Tang ZY. 2011. Atlas of Woody Plants in China: Distributionand Climate. Higher Education Press -Springer. Pp 1902.
Fang JY, Zhao SQ, Tang ZY. 2006. Ecological Basics of Biodiversity Conservationin the Central Yangtze Wetlands. Higher Education Press. 2006. Pp 289.
Tang ZY, Fang JY.2006. Altitudinal patterns of air temperature along the southern and northernslopes of Mt. Taibai. In Ren Y (Editor) Research and Management of Biodiversity onMt. Taibai. China Forestry Press, Beijing. Pp17-23.
Liu HY, Tang ZY, Dai JH, Cui HT. 2005. Chapter 4. Physio-ecological characteristics ofalpine tree. In Cui HT (Editor) MountainEcology and Alpine Timberline Research.Science Press, Beijing.
Liu HY, Dai JH, Tang ZY, Cui HT. 2005. Chapter 8. Spatial patterns of biodiversity in alpinetimeberline. In Cui HT (Editor) MountainEcology and Alpine Timberline Research.Science Press, Beijing.