Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma)

Dr. Yuanyuan Huang

Data curator for the Jena Experiment.
Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma)
Image: Holger Schielzeth
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My bachelor degree is in biological science and my mater degree in ecology. In 2018, I obtained my PhD degree at the University of Zürich in Switzerland with the topic of “Biodiversity and Primary Productivity in Subtropical Forests — Fixing Carbon to Mitigate Climate Change”. During my PhD, I joined in the international project “BEF-China” to quantify the effects of biodiversity on primary productivity in a highly diverse subtropical forest. For this purpose, I received a solid education in statistical data analysis and data management.

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I am interested in maintaining and analyzing temporal and spatial scale ecological data, both from controlled experiments or from observational research. Currently I am the data manager in the Jena Experiment, one of the biggest biodiversity experiments in grassland. My main research interest lies in the underlying mechanisms between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, especially the role of multi-trophic interactions (e.g. plants, pathogen and insects), played in the ecosystem system, both in forest and grassland. To better understand biodiversity in the nature, I’m also interested in plant and insect identification and automated image classification.

Publications Expand entry

Chen, Y., Huang, Y., Niklaus, P.A., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Clark, A.T., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K. & Schmid, B. (2020). Directed species loss reduces community productivity in a subtropical forest biodiversity experiment. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 550-559. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1127-4

Huang, Y., Chen, Y., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Baruffol, M., Brezzi, M., Lang, A., Li, Y., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G., Yang, X., Liu, X., Pei, K., Both, S., Yang, B., Eichenberg, D., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Behrens, T., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Chesters, D., Ding, B.-Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Fang, J., Fischer, M., Guo, L.-D., Guo, D., Gutknecht, J.L.M., He, J.-S., He, C.-L., Hector, A., Hönig, L., Hu, R.-Y., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Li, S., Michalski, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Shi, X., Tan, M.-Z., Tang, Z., Trogisch, S., Wang, Z., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Xiang, W., Yu, M., Yu, X.-D., Zhang, J., Zhang, S., Zhang, N., Zhou, H.-Z., Zhu, C.-D., Zhu, L., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K., Niklaus, P.A. & Schmid, B. (2018). Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experiment. Science 362: 80. doi: 10.1126/science.aat6405

Huang, Y., Ma, K., Niklaus, P.A. & Schmid, B. (2018). Leaf-litter overyielding in a forest biodiversity experiment in subtropical China. Forest Ecosystems 5: 38. doi: 10.1186/s40663-018-0157-8

Liu, X., Trogisch, S., He, J.-S., Niklaus, P.A., Bruelheide, H., Tang, Z., Erfmeier, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Pietsch, K.A., Yang, B., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Huang, Y., Wang, C., Staab, M., Leppert, K.N., Wirth, C., Schmid, B. & Ma, K. (2018). Tree species richness increases ecosystem carbon storage in subtropical forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20181240. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1240

Bu, W., Schmid, B., Liu, X., Li, Y., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G., Liang, Y., Sun, Z., Huang, Y., Bruelheide, H. & Ma, K. (2017). Interspecific and intraspecific variation in specific root length drives aboveground biodiversity effects in young experimental forest stands. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 158-169. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw096

Huang, Y., Ma, Y., Zhao, K., Niklaus, P.A., Schmid, B. & He, J.-S. (2017). Positive effects of tree species diversity on litterfall quantity and quality along a secondary successional chronosequence in a subtropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 28-35. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw115

Trogisch, S., Schuldt, A., Bauhus, J., Blum, J.A., Both, S., Buscot, F., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Chesters, D., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Geißler, C., Germany, M.S., Goebes, P., Gutknecht, J., Hahn, C.Z., Haider, S., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Hector, A., Hönig, L., Huang, Y., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Kunz, M., Leppert, K.N., Li, Y., Liu, X., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, Z., Pietsch, K.A., Prinz, R., Proß, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Seitz, S., Song, Z., Staab, M., von Oheimb, G., Weißbecker, C., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, B., Yang, X., Zhu, C.-D., Schmid, B., Ma, K. & Bruelheide, H. (2017). Toward a methodical framework for comprehensively assessing forest multifunctionality. Ecology and Evolution 7: 10652-10674. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3488

Wang, C., Ma, Y., Trogisch, S., Huang, Y., Geng, Y., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. & He, J.-S. (2017). Soil respiration is driven by fine root biomass along a forest chronosequence in subtropical China. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 36-46. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw044

Eichenberg, D., Trogisch, S., Huang, Y., He, J.-S. & Bruelheide, H. (2015). Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succession series in subtropical China. Journal of Plant Ecology 8: 401-410. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtu021

Mi, Z., Huang, Y., Gan, H., Zhou, W., Flynn, D.F.B. & He, J.-S. (2015). Leaf P increase outpaces leaf N in an Inner Mongolia grassland over 27 years. Biology Letters 11: 20140981. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0981

Huang, Y., Olbrecht, L., Yang, X. & He, J.-S. (2014). Effects of nutrient additions on the colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the alpine meadow on the Tibetan Plateau. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis (in Chinese). Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis 50: 911-918. doi: 10.13209/j.0479-8023.2014.074

Ma, Y., Geng, Y., Huang, Y., Shi, Y., Niklaus, P.A., Schmid, B. & He, J.-S. (2013). Effect of clear-cutting silviculture on soil respiration in a subtropical forest of China. Journal of Plant Ecology 6: 335-348. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtt038