Postdoctoral Associate, Gund Institute for Environment

Xin’s work focuses on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. He combines empirical data from field observations and experimental manipulations into statistical modelling in the context of climate change. His work at the Gund Institute employs a global-scale experimental network built by UVM Profs. Nathan Sanders and Aimée Classen to explore ecosystem multifunctionality and biodiversity above- and underground. His research goal is to provide a clearer understanding of the role of climate warming and species interactions.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Climate change, biodiversity, climate-species interactions, community ecology

Education

  • PhD in Physical Geography, Peking University, Beijing, China

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