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DOM thermal responses

Molecular-level impacts of global change on natural organic matter Global warming is closely linked to natural organic matter on the Earth via its decomposition to greenhouse gas. Natural organic matter represents one of the largest and most active carbon reservoirs in aquatic ecosystems and fuels biogeochemical cycles. However, the diversity of [...] Read more

DOM dark matter

Global change is altering Earth’s biogeochemical cycles by rewiring the links between microbes and organic matter. However, < 1% of bacterial species have been cultured, and fewer than half of the identifiable major bacterial lineages or phyla include cultivated representatives. Similarly, a large proportion of natural organic matter remains [...] Read more

DOM assembly processes

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is a complex and diverse mixture of labile and recalcitrant molecules that actively shape the biogeochemical cycles of all ecosystems on Earth. Compared to bulk carbon pools traditionally considered, the partitioning of organic matter into various fractions, such as particulate and mineral-associated pools or labile [...] 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

Biodiversity paper in Nature Communications

We just got a biodiversity-related paper published in Nature Communications. We manipulate nutrient enrichment in aquatic microcosms in subtropical and subarctic mountain regions (China and Norway, respectively) in 2013, and show the interactive effects of temperature and nutrients on microbial diversity along mountain elevation gradients. This [...] Read more