I’d like to know the geographical pattern of vegetation and soil microbe, explore how this occurred and the interaction between them, and further study how and the underlying mechanisms they response to global climate change. Educational Background: 2016-present Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology, Peking University 2010-2016 Ph.D., in Ecology, Institute of Botany, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Supervisor: Wen-Hao Zhang) 2006–2010 B.S., in Agronomy, Shandong Agricultural University.
Liu NN, Tian QY, Zhang WH (2016) Artemisia frigida and Stipa krylovii, two dominant species in Inner Mongolia steppe, differed in their responses to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration. Plant and Soil DOI: 10.1007/s11104-016-2952-8.
Tian QY#, Liu NN#, Bai WM#, Li LH, Chen JQ, Reich PB, Yu Q, Guo DL, Smith MD, Knapp AK, Cheng WX, Lu P, Gao Y, Yang A, Wang TZ, Li X, Wang ZW, Ma YB, Han XG, Zhang WH (2016) A novel soil manganese mechanism drives plant species loss with increased nitrogen deposition in a temperate steppe. Ecology 97, 65-74. (# refers to co-authors)
Tian QY#, Liu NN#, Bai WM, Li LH, Zhang WH (2015) Disruption of metal ion homeostasis in soils is associated with nitrogen deposition-induced species loss in an Inner Mongolia steppe. Biogeosciences 12: 3499-3512. (#refers to co-authors)
Yang A, Liu NN, Tian QY, Bai WM, Williams M, Wang QB, Li LH, Zhang WH (2015) Rhizosphere bacterial communities of dominant steppe plants shift in response to a gradient of simulated nitrogen deposition. Frontiers in Microbiology 6, 789. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00789.
Bai WM, Guo DL, Tian QY, Liu NN, Cheng WX, Li LH, Zhang WH (2015) Differential responses of grasses and forbs led to marked reduction in below-ground productivity in temperate steppe following chronic N deposition. Journal of Ecology 103, 1570-1579.
Liu NN, Tian QY, Zhang WH (2014) Comparison of adaptive strategies to phosphorus-deficient soil between dominant species Artemisia frigida and Stipa krylovii in typical steppe of Nei Mongol. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology 38, 905-915. (in Chinese)