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9/2012-6/2017, Ph. D., Ecology, Zhejiang University, China 

6/2016-12/2016, Visit Student, Biology, University de Sherbrooke, Canada
9/2008-6/2014, B. S., Bioscience, Northwest Normal University, China 

Research Interests

1. Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Biodiversity

Nowadays, habitat fragmentation is one of the most threats to biodiversity. The effect of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity has always been a hotspot in biodiversity conservation. The Thousand Islands Lake (TIL) is a large man-made hydroelectric reservoir, which was formed in 1959. Based on the land-bridge islands, we are interested in the effect of islands attributes (e.g. area, isolation, and shape) on taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity, and the dynamic changes of species composition with the age of fragmentation.

2. Community Assembly in Subtropical forests

We use the taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity method to synthetic understand the origin and maintenance of community assembly in subtropical forests. Species diversity only considers species composition and coexistence conditions in a community or ecosystem. But functional diversity (also called Functional trait diversity) refers to the value and scope of species functional traits in a special ecosystem, and phylogenetic diversity, which reflects the evolutionary history, defined as the minimum total length of all the phylogenetic branches required to span a given set of taxa on the phylogenetic tree.

3. Biodiversity Conservation

We also focused on the species diversity in the wetland park, natural reserves, and seriously disturbed areas by the human. The long-term dynamic monitor method has been used to monitor the population/community dynamics.

Recent Publications


Liu, J., Wilson, M., Hu, G., Liu, J., Wu, J. & Yu, M. (2018) How does habitat fragmentation affect the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relationship? Landscape Ecology33, 341-352.

Wu, C., Vellend, M., Yuan, W., Jiang, B., Liu, J., Shen, A., Liu, J., Zhu, J. & Yu, M. (2017) Patterns and determinants of plant biodiversity in non-commercial forests of eastern China. PLoS One, 12, e0188409.

Liu, J., Qian, H., Jin, Y., Wu, C., Chen, J., Yu, S., Wei, X., Jin, X., Liu, J. & Yu, M. (2016) Disentangling the drivers of taxonomic and phylogenetic beta diversities in disturbed and undisturbed subtropical forests. Scientific Reports, 6, 35926.

Hu, G., Jin, Y., Liu, J. & Yu, M. (2014) Functional diversity versus species diversity: relationships with habitat heterogeneity at multiple scales in a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest. Ecological Research, 29, 897-903.

Chinese Core Journals 

Wu Q Q, Liang Z S, Liu J L, Weng D M, Zhang H W, Yu M J, Hu G. Dynamics of phylogenetic structure in Fagus hayatae communities vary across temporal and spatial scales. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2018, 38(4): 1320-1327. 

Yu J J, Jin Y, Zhen S L, Hu G, Liu J L, Yuan J F, Yu M J. Differentiation in leaf and branch traits of angiosperms and their relationships between species abundance in the Thousand Island Lake Region, Journal of Zhejiang University(Science Edition), 2017, 4, 446-455. 

Wang Y X, Jin Y, Wu C P, Wong D M, Ye L X, Chen D L, Yu J P, Liu J L, Zhong L, Yu M J. Taxonomic and phylogenetic αand β diversities of major subtropical forest community types in Zhejiang Province. Biodiversity Science, 2016, 24(8): 863-874.

Wang Y L, Liu J L, Xu X H, Jin Y, Lu G. Community phylogenetic diversity and structure of pinewood nematode infected Masson pine forests (in Chinese). Forest Pest and Disease, 2015, 34(4):37-41. 

Tian L, Yu M J, Chen J H, Wang Y Q, Liu C X, Hu G, Zhong L, Liu J L. Analysis of woody flora based on quadrat method in eleven natural reserves of Zhejiang Province (in Chinese). Journal of Zhejiang University (Science Edition), 2015, 42(1): 28-37. 

Wong D M, Guo R, Zhang H W, Cheng Z F, Tian Y, Yu J J, Wang Y X, Liu J L. Species composition and community structure of deciduous broad-leaved forest in National Nature Reserves of Zhejiang province (in Chinese). Journal of Zhejiang University (Science Edition), 2014, 41(5):600-610.

Luo Y Y, Liu JL, Huang J L, et al.  Genetic diversity of Lycosa coelestris on islands in the Thousand Island Lake (TIL) and the effects of habitat fragmentation (in Chinese). China Sci Bull (Chin Ver), 2014, 59:1851-1860.  

Liu JL, Zhao H, Fang P F, et al.  Study on the species diversity of animal and plant communities in Xuanmen Bay National Wetland Park, Zhejiang Province (in Chinese). Wetland Science, 2014, 12(2):204-213.

Luo YY, Liu J L, Huang J L, Bao H F. Effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetic diversity of Pachycondyla luteipes on islands in the Thousand Island Lake, East China (in Chinese). Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2013,33(19):6041-6048. 


Liu J, Hu G, Jin Y et al. Patch area and edge effects on woody plant species composition and mortality in a fragmented landscape  [v1; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research 2016, 5:2025 (poster) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1112880.1)

Research work

Community Ecology; Biodiversity; Forest Ecology; Landscape Ecology