POST-DOCS & STAFF MEMBERS

 DR. Koen Siteur

Koen is a post-doc in the lab. He earned his PhD in Max Rietkerk's lab, in the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, where he focused on theoretical and empirical research on critical transitions in ecosystems, with an emphasis on spatially extended ecosystems, rapid environmental change and water limited ecosystems. Now, he has published several outstanding papers on the spatial self-organization patterns and regime shift of ecosystem equilibria in PNAS, Water Resources Research, Ecosystems, Oikos, and Chaos.

Research interest: Theoretical models on ecosystems, spatial self-organization

Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: k.siteur@gmail.com

DR. Xing (Jason) Ji

Jason is a post-doc in the lab. He earned his PhD in Jef Huisman's lab, in Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at University of Amsterdam, where he focused on modeling of phytoplankton competition and evolution underlying climate change, such as rising CO2 and temperature. He has published several outstanding papers on the microevolution topic with lab experiments of harmful cyanobacteria in PNAS and JXB (Journal of Experimental Botany). Now, he is developing the experiments studies of the harmful cyanobacterial blooms in Taihu, China.

Research interest: algal competition, climate change, microevolution, cyanobacterial blooms

Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: x.ji@des.ecnu.edu.cn or jxh087@gmail.com


PHD CANDIDATES 

Kang Zhang

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Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: zero360@foxmail.com 

Hao Huang

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Research interest: 

Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: huanghao63a@163.com 

Guang-Cheng Cheng

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Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: chguch1993@gmail.com 

Meng-Ni Gao

She is interested in the responses of cyanobacteria associated with rising CO2 and temperature change. Now, using the Taihu monitor data and lab chemostat experiments, Gao has worked on the function diversity of lakes underlying climate change scenario.

Research interest: Algal blooms, Micro-evolution of cyanobacteria with rising CO2

Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: mngaoecnu@163.com 

Wen-Si Hu
Hu is interested in movement behaviors and spatial self-organization patterning of microorganisms. Now, Hu has worked on the foraging behaviors and the evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) on microalgae cells. 

Research interest: Nutrient transport and movement behaviors

Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: wensiwho@126.com


MASTER STUDENTS

Zheng Zhu

He is interested in anomalous transports of particles in living fluids and the enhanced dispersal caused by organisms motion behaviors at microscaled levels. Now, Zhu has worked on the non-Gaussian Brownian motion of nutrient particles within dense algal cells.

Research interest: Nutrient transport and anomalous motion in living fluids

Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: 1993zhuzheng@163.com

Li-Xia Zhao

She is a graduate student in the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, who is jointly PhD student with Department of Estuarine & Delta Systems (EDS) and is co-supervised by Prof. Johan van de Koppel. In a project co-advised by Prof. Xu Chi, she is focusing on the effect of self-organized patterns on ecosystem functioning of Yangtze Estuarine salt marshes ecosystems, specifically focus on the species Scirpus mariqueter.

Research interest: saltmarsh ecosystems, scale-depdent feedback

Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: lixiazhao1992@hotmail.com

DR. Zhen-Peng Ge

Zheng-Peng is a post-doc in the lab. He earned his PhD from SKLEC at East China Normal University, where he focused on .

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Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email

An-Qiang Yang

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Research interest: 

Office: Ecology and Eenvironment Building 366;

Email: yanganqiang0426@126.com