Quan-Xing Liu, Ph.D

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Best paper award of the netherlands ecological research network (NERN)
  • 2013 Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad
  • 2004 winner of the honorable mention in the international mcm, U.S.A
  • 2008 The fifth china young science and technology innovation award

Work Experinces

2017.09-Present   Full Professor, School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University,  China
2015.01- Present  Full Professor, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, China
2013.03-2015.01 Postdoctoral position, IBED, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Education

2009.03-2013.03 PhD, Ecology, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research & University of Groningen (RUG), The Netherlands
2006.09- 2009.03  Master,  Mathematics, North University of China, Taiyuan, China
2002.08-2006.07   Bachelor, Chemistry, North University of China, Taiyuan, China

Talks@Conferences

  • 2018  China Annual Conferences of Theoretical Ecology 

Selected Publications

  • Zheng Zhu and Quan-Xing Liu$, Enhanced transports powered by microscale turbulences of self-spinning microalgae, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2019 (222) jeb197947. [PDF] doi: 10.1242/jeb.197947. [Supplementary PDF]
    Li-Xia Zhao, Chi Xu$, Zhen-Ming Ge, Johan van de Koppel and Quan-Xing Liu$, The shaping role of self-organization: linking vegetation patterning, plant traits and ecosystem functioning, Proc. Roy. Soc. B, 2019 (286) 20182859. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2859.
  • Quan-Xing Liu, Max Rietkerk, Peter M.J. Herman, Theunis Piersma, John M. Fryxell, Johan van de Koppel, Bridging physics and biology, Physics of Life Review, 2016 (19) 142-146.
  • Quan-Xing Liu, Max Rietkerk, Peter M.J. Herman, Theunis Piersma, John M. Fryxell, Johan van de Koppel, Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: a novel mechanism for ecological patterns, Physics of Life Review, 2016 (19) 107-121. Comment by Andy M. Reynolds.pdf], Dr. Jesse L. Silverberg [comment by Jesse.pdf], Prof. Sergei Petrovskii comment by Sergei.pdf, Prof. Philip Maini (FRS)[comment by Philip.pdf], Prof. Tamas Vicsek [comment by Tamas.pdf].
  • Quan-Xing Liu, Peter M.J. Herman, Wolf Mooij, Jef Huisman, Marten Scheffer, Han Olff and Johan van de Koppel, Pattern formation at multiple spatial scales drives the resilience of mussel bed ecosystems, Nature Communications, 2014 (5) 5234, doi: 10.1038/ncomms6234. 
  • Quan-Xing Liu, Ellen Weerman, Rohit Gupta, Peter M.J. Herman, Han Olff and Johan van de Koppel, Biogenic gradients in algal density affects the emergent properties of spatially self-organized mussel beds, J. R. Soc. Interface, 2014 (11) 20140089. 
  • Quan-Xing Liu, Arjen Doelman, Vivi Rottschafer, Monique de Jager, Peter M.J. Herman, Max Rietkerk, Johan van de Koppel, Phase separation explains a new class of self-organized spatial patterns in ecological systems, PNAS, 2013 (110) 11905-11910.  In the coverage: NIOZ news (EN), Omroep Zeeland (NL), UvA news(EN), Volkskrant (NL), LeidenUniversity News (EN).
  • Quan-Xing Liu, Ellen Weerman, Peter Herman, Han Olff, and Johan van de Koppel, Alternate mechanisms alter the emergent properties of self-organization in mussel beds. Proc. Roy. Soc. B, 2012 (279) 2744-2753. (selected cover story)
  • Rong-Hua Wang, Zhen Jin, Quan-Xing Liu, Johan van de Koppel, and David Alnoso, Emergent effects of stochasticity and environmental transmission for outbreak periodicity in avian influenza epidemics, PloS One 2012 (6) e28873. 
  • Ellen J. Weerman, Johan van de Koppel, Maarten B. Eppinga, Francesc Montserrat, Quan-Xing Liu, Peter M.J. Herman, Spatial Self-Organization on Intertidal Mudflats through Biophysical Stress Divergence, American Naturalists 2010 (175) E15-E32. 
  • Rong-Hua Wang, Quan-Xing Liu, Gui-Quan Sun, Zhen Jin and Johan van de Koppel, Nonlinear dynamics and pattern bifurcation in a model for spatial patterns in Young Mussel Beds, J. R. Soc. Interface, 2009 (6) 705-718.