Research Direction: Plant ecology,Global climate change, Long term ecological observation
Department: Department of Ecology
Plant ecology, Global climate change, Long term ecological observation
Education and experience
2000-2003 Ph.D in Plant Ecology, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China. Thesis: Topographic complexity as an indicator of plant species diversity in Wuyishan Nature Reserve, Fujian Province, China
1993-1995 M.S in Rural and Ecology Survey, Department of Nature Resource, International Institute For Aerospace Survey And Earth Science, Enschede, the Netherlands. Thesis: Conflict of agriculture and elephant migration in Taita-Taveta district, Kenya
1984-1988 B.S in Wildlife Management, College of Wildlife Resource, Northeast Forestry University, Heilongjiang Province, China
2010 (Jan.-Oct.) Visiting
Scholar, Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany, State
University of New York
2008- Present Associate Professor, Department of Ecology, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University
2006-2008 Lecturer, Department of Ecology, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, Chain
2004-2006 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ecology, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China
1995- 2000 Executive Director of Goble Environmental Facility (GEF) Project , Wuyishan National Nature Reserve (WNR), Fujian Province, China
1988- 1992 A Member Staffs, Wuyishan National Nature Reserve (WNR), Fujian Province, China
Ecosystem response of nitrogen adding to subtropical evergreen forest in Mt. Wuyi, Fujian province, China
Ecosystem response of Throughfall Displacement Experiment toPinus Sylvestrisvar.mongolicaforest in Saihanba, Hebei province, China
Shrub community investigation in North China
Grassland degradation and landuse trend in agro-pasturage transition area in North China
Chung-How Chi, Ryan W. McEwan, Chung-Te Chang, Chengyang Zheng, Zhijie Yang, Jyh-Min Chiang, and Teng-Chiu Lin, 2015. Typhoon Disturbance Mediates Elevational Patterns of Forest Structure, but not Species Diversity, in Humid Monsoon Asia. Ecosystems, 18: 1410-1423.
Yang X, Tang ZY*, 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 phosphorus across plant organs in shrubland biomes across Northern China. Scientific Reports, 4: 5448.
Lapenis, A.G., G.B. Lawrence, A. Heim, C. Zheng, and W. Shortle, 2013. Climate Warming Shifts Carbon Allocation from Stemwood to Roots in Calcium-Depleted Spruce Forests. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27: 101–107.
Wang, S., Z. Tang, X. Qiao, Z. Shen, X. Wang, C. Zheng, and J. Fang, 2012. The influence of species pools and local processes on the community structure: a test case with woody plant communities in China`s mountains. Ecography, 35: 1168–1175.
Tang, Z., J. Fang, X. Chi, J. Feng, Y. Liu, Z. Shen, X. Wang, Z. Wang, X. Wu, C. Zheng, and K.J. Gaston, 2012. Patterns of plant beta-diversity along elevational and latitudinal gradients in mountain forests of China. Ecography, 5: 1083–1091.
Yang, Y., J. Fang, Y. Tang, C. Ji, C. Zheng, J. He, and B. Zhu, 2008. Storage, patterns and controls of soil organic carbon in the Tibetan grasslands. Global Change Biology, 14: 1592-1599.
Fang, J., Z. Wang, S. Zhao, Y. Li, Z. Tang, D. Yu, L. Ni, H. Liu, P. Xie, L. Da, Z. Li, and C. Zheng, 2006. Biodiversity changes in the lakes of the Central Yangtze. Frontiers in ecology and the Environment, 7: 369-377.
Tang, Z., Z. Wang, C. Zheng, and J. Fang, 2006. Biodiversity in China`s mountains. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 4: 347-352.
He, J.-S., Z. Wang, X. Wang, B. Schmid, W. Zuo, M. Zhou, C. Zheng, M. Wang, and J. Fang, 2006. A test of the generality of leaf trait relationships on the Tibetan Plateau. New Phytologist, 170: 835-848.