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Snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro

We just finished a field trip to Tanzania in Feb 1 - March 25, and surveyed the lakes across Tanzania and the streams along the elevational gradient on Mt. Kilimanjaro. This trip is fruitful with valuable samples now returned. Such an international field trip is also memorable due to the unique time window during which the COVID-19 epidemic was [...] Read more

Water depth and biodiversity

Understanding biodiversity patterns and the role of biotic attributes in governing these patterns remains one of the most important challenges in ecology. Here, using water depth in Lake Lugu as a typical geographical gradient, we examined the community compositions of three taxonomic groups, bacteria, diatoms and chironomids, using molecular and [...] Read more

Visiting Iberian Peninsula

Iberian Peninsula is a kind of mountainous region and a very impressive place to study biodiversity and climate change. Supported by the Miguel(s)' team, I went around the peninsula twice from April to June, and easily caught the shining sun, rain, snow and hailstone. We finally managed to perform the field microcosm experiments similar to our [...] Read more

Cover figure for Ecography

Our Ecography paper on an elevational biodiversity study was just published, and it came out with a cover image as below. Cover Figure: http://www.ecography.org/content/march-2017 Reference: Wang J, Meier S, Soininen J, Casamayor E, Tang X, Yang X, Zhang Y, Wu Q, Zhou j, Shen J. Regional and global elevational patterns of microbial species richness [...] Read more