The research field mainly focuses on the following four areas: (1) the coupling of carbon and nitrogen cycles in the terrestrial ecosystems and its responses to global change such as elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition and CO2 concentration enrichment. (2) the effects of environmental changes on biodiversity, community structure, and carbon sequestration in the terrestrial ecosystems.（3）the application of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope techniques in global change ecology and（4）the modeling and simulation of processes and functions in the terrestrial ecosystems in the scenarios of global change. Presently, the above studies are funded by the National Key Research and Development Program, titled “the effects of increased atmospheric nitrogen deposition on key processes of carbon and nitrogen cycles in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibaten Plateau” (2010CB833502), National Natural Science Foundation of China, titled “responses of soil nitrogen immobilization, transformation and loss to low level nitrogen input in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibaten Plateau” ( 31070435), Fund of Key Laboratory of Agricultural Environment and Climate Change of Ministry of Agriculture, titled “the early effects of elevated CO2 concentration on soil carbon dynamics in the rhizosphere of soybean-wheat rotation system ”, etc.
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