URBAN ECOLOGY 

Huakui Liu

​​​​​​Name: Peng Jiang

Email: jiangp16@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
Peng Jiang, graduate student for master’s degree of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua University, joined in the lab in 2016.  His research interest is quantitative analysis of socioeconomic factors in ecological models, especially in modelling social-ecological systems. He received his college bachelor's degree in China University of Geoscience (Beijing), majoring in mathematics and application mathematics.

​Name: Boyu Gao

​Email: gaoby17@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

Boyu Gao, Ph.D. candidate of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua University, majoring in Global Change Ecology, joined in Jun Yang's lab in 2019. She got her bachelor's degree in Nanchang Univerisity, majoring in Ecology. Her research interest is the scale dependence of bird's diversity in urban landscapes and the protection of biodiversity under urban construction.


​​​​​​​Name: Siran Lu 

Email: lucia87@126.com
Siran Lu got her Bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University in 2010, majoring in Biological Science. She joined the lab of Dr. Scott A. Merkle at Warenll school of Forestry and Natural Resources at University of Georgia, 2011, and got the Master’s degree of Forestry Resources in August 2014. She has been working in Dr. Jun Yang’s lab since the fall of 2016, interested in Landscape Genetics.


Publications :

Testing different bioreactor configurations to improve hybrid liquidambar somatic embryogenesis efficiency. Siran Lu, Paul R. Volny, David L. Blum and Scott A. Merkle*, under review by In Vitro – Plant.


Enhancing hybrid liquidambar somatic seedling production using a temporary immersion bioreactor. Siran Lu and Scott A. Merkle*, under review by Trees - Structure and Function.


Lixian Zhang

​​​​Name: Conghong Huang

Email: conghong@126.com​
Conghong Huang, PhD student  of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua University, majoring in Global Change Ecology. Huang joined in the laboratory of Urban Ecology of DESS in September, 2014. His research interest is urban vegetation changing and quantifying global urban ecosystem services. Currently, Huang is seeking quantification methods for mapping global urban ecosystem services. Huang got Master’s degree of urban forestry from Beijing Forestry University in 2014, and Bachelor of Agronomy’s degree in Forestry science from Anhui Agricultural University in 2010.

Representative Publications :

1.   Huang, C., Yang, J*., Jiang, P. (2018). Assessing Impacts of Urban Form on Landscape Structure of Urban Green Spaces in China Using Landsat Images Based on Google Earth Engine. Remote Sensing, 10(10), 1569.
2.   Huang, C., Yang, J*., Lu, H., Huang, H., & Yu, L. (2017). Green Spaces as an Indicator of Urban Health: Evaluating Its Changes in 28 Mega-Cities. Remote Sensing, 9(12), 1266.
3.    Jiang, P., Yang, J*., Huang, C., & Liu, H. (2018). The contribution of socioeconomic factors to PM2. 5 pollution in urban China. Environmental Pollution, 233, 977-985.
4.    Dai, G., Yang, J*., Lu, S., Huang, C., Jin, J., Jiang, P., & Yan, P. (2018). The potential impact of invasive woody oil plants on protected areas in China under future climate conditions. Scientific reports, 8(1), 1041.
5.    Dai, G., Yang, J*., Huang, C., Sun, C., Jia, L., & Ma, L. (2017). The effects of climate change on the development of tree plantations for biodiesel production in China. Forests, 8(6), 207.
6.    Li, C., Gong, P*., Wang, J., Yuan, C., Hu, T., Wang, Q., Yu, L., Clinton, N., Li, M., Guo, J., Feng, D., Huang, C., Zhan, Z., Wang, X., Xu, B., Nie, Y., & Hackman, K. (2016). An all-season sample database for improving land-cover mapping of Africa with two classification schemes. International journal of remote sensing, 37(19), 4623-4647.
7.    Nie, C., Yang, J*., & Huang, C. (2016). Assessing the Habitat Quality of Aquatic Environments in Urban Beijing. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 36, 162-168.
8.    Zhang, W., Yang, J*., Ma, L., & Huang, C. (2015). Factors affecting the use of urban green spaces for physical activities: Views of young urban residents in Beijing. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 14(4), 851-857.

​Name: Danqi Xing

​Email: xingdanq@163.com

​Danqi Xing, graduate student for master’s degree of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua university, majoring in Globel Change Ecology, joined in the lab in 2017. Danqi got her bachelor's degree in Beijing Forestry University, 2017, majoring in Forestry. Her research interests are efficient rapid survey methods using in urban ecosystems and mobile platform applications.


​Name: Huakui Liu

​Email: lhk14@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

Huakui Liu, graduate student for master's degree of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua university, joined in the lab in 2014. His research interest is Impact Assessment of the afforestation project on urban climate environment in Beijing based on WRF-UCM model.


​​Representative Publications :
1.    Jiang, P., Yang, J*., Huang, C., & Liu, H. (2018). The contribution of socioeconomic factors to PM2. 5 pollution in urban China. Environmental Pollution, 233, 977-985.

Yan Chen

​Name: Yan Chen

​Email: clarissa.y.chen@hotmail.com

​Yan Chen, research assisstant of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua university, joined in the lab in 2019. Yan was majoring in Sociology, she got her bachelor's and master's degrees at Portland State University in 2017, and The University of Edinburgh in 2018, respectively.


​Name: Xiangyu Luo

​Email: luoxiangyu1112@outlook.com

            luoxy​17@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

​Xiangyu Luo, Ph.D. candidate of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua University, majoring in Global Change Ecology, joined in Jun Yang's lab in 2017. He got his bachelor's degree in College of Life Science, Sichuan Univerisity, majoring in Ecology. His research interest is urban ecosystem services and socio-ecological system modelling. 


​Representative Publications :

​1.Luo X., Wu J., Jin Y., et al. Soil nutrient and vegetation restoration on earthquake-stricken slopes in Beichuan county, Sichuan Province. Bulletin of soil and water conservation, 2017, 37(1):274-280.
2. Wu H., Luo X., Wu J., et al. A combined folding-style soil sampling instrument. Patent for utility model, 2016, ZL- 201520933497.2
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​​​​​Name: Jing Jin

Email: jinj15@ mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
Jing Jin, PhD candidate of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua University, majoring in Global Change Ecology, joined in the lab in 2015. She got her bachelor's degree in Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 2015, majoring in Statistics. Her research interest is to use statistical methods to solve ecological problems.


​​​Representative Publications :
1.   Dai, G., Yang, J*., Lu, S., Huang, C., Jin, J., Jiang, P., & Yan, P. (2018). The potential impact of invasive woody oil plants on protected areas in China under future climate conditions. Scientific reports, 8(1), 1041.

Jingyi Yang

Jing Jin

Peng Jiang

Current Lab Members:


​    Graduate Students & Assistant

Boyu Gao

Name: Jingyi Yang
Email: goldfishyy@163.com

Jingyi Yang, PhD candidate of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua University, majoring in Global Change Ecology, joined in Jun Yang’s lab in 2017. She got her bachelor's and master’s degree in Beijing Forestry University, majoring in Forestry. Her research interest is the driven machnism of structure and functions of urban remnant forests ecosystem, and applications of island biogeography theory in urban ecology.


​Representative Publications :
1. Impacts by expansion of human settlements on nature reserves in China. Yang, J., Yang, J., Luo, X., Huang C. (In preparation)
​2.  Yang, J., Zhao, P, Ma, L.. (2015). Preference traits to the residential greening environment of inhabitants and public eco-value. Journal of Northwest Forestry University, 30(04):271-276. (in Chinese)
3.  Yang, J., Ma, L., Zhang, B., Jia L., Jia Z.. (2014). A study on greening evaluation of livable residential districts in Beijing. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University (Natural Sciences Edition), 38(03):134-138. (in Chinese)
4.  Yang, J., Zhao, P, Ma, L.. (2012). Index system of urban greening evaluation of livable city——A case study of Beijing. Journal of Northwest Forestry University, 27(05):239-245. (in Chinese)
5.  Yang, J., Yang, J., Ma, L., Jia Z.. (2011). Comparison and Analysis of Evaluation System of Urban Greening in China. Urban Environment & Urban Ecology, 24(04):13-16. (in Chinese)​​​

Siran Lu

Danqi Xing

​​​​Name: Jing Jin

Email: jinj15    mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
Jing Jin, PhD candidate of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua University, majoring in Global Change Ecology, joined in the lab in 2015. She got her bachelor's degree in Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 2015, majoring in Statistics. Her research interest is to use statistical methods to solve ecological problems.

Xiangyu Luo

Jing Jin

​Name: Yuzhi Zhang

​Email: 

​Yuzhi Zhang, graduate student for doctor's degree of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua university, majoring in Globel Change Ecology, joined in the lab in 2019. Yuzhi got her bachelor's degree in East China Normal Univeresity, 2019, majoring in Geographical Science. Her research interests are prediction of urban expansion and simulation of land use conversion in urban context.


​Name: Lixian Zhang

​Email: lxzhang_whu@outlook.com

​Lixian Zhang, graduate student for doctor’s degree of Department of Earth System Science (DESS), Tsinghua university, majoring in Globel Change Ecology, joined in the lab in 2018. Lixian got his bachelor's degree in Wuhan University, 2018, majoring in Geodesy and Geomatics. His research interests are extracting urban ecological information and analysing urban ecological changes by computer vision.


​​​​​​​Name: Siran Lu 

Email: lucia87@126.com
Siran Lu got her Bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University in 2010, majoring in Biological Science. She joined the lab of Dr. Scott A. Merkle at Warenll school of Forestry and Natural Resources at University of Georgia, 2011, and got the Master’s degree of Forestry Resources in August 2014. She has been working in Dr. Jun Yang’s lab since the fall of 2016, interested in Landscape Genetics.


​​​​Representative Publications :

1. The potential impact of invasive woody oil plants on protected areas in China under future climate conditions. Dai, G., Yang, J*., Lu, S., Huang, C., Jin, J., Jiang, P., Yan, P. 2018. Scientific Report, 8: 1041.(SCI)
2. Testing different bioreactor configurations to improve hybrid liquidambar somatic embryogenesis efficiency. Siran Lu, Paul R. Volny, David L. Blum and Scott A. Merkle*, (In preparation)
3. Enhancing hybrid liquidambar somatic seedling production using a temporary immersion bioreactor. Siran Lu and Scott A. Merkle*, (In preparation)​​


Siran Lu

Conghong Huang

Yuzhi Zhang

Yanglab @ Tsinghua University