Member:LIANG Eryuan Member:LIANG Eryuan

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Member:LIANG Eryuan


Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


2001: Ph D from Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1996: Bachelor degree from Department of Biology, Shandong Normal University

Work experience

2010.1-present, professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2004.8-2009.12, Associate professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2002.9-2004.7, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellow

2001.11 –2002.8, Division Mediterranean Agriculture and Forest, Cemagref, France, Postdoctoral Fellow

2017.8-2018.7, LTRR, University of Arizona

2015. 1-2015.3, Harvard Forest, UAS, Visiting scholar

2008.11.-2009.3 Department of Wood Science, University of Hamburg, Germany

2005. 1-12, 2006.11-2007.5, Department of Wood Science, University of Hamburg, Germany, Humboldt Research Fellow.

1998.10-1999.1, Leiden University, Netherlands, Visiting scholar

Research Interests

Eryuan Liang's research focuses on dendroecoloyg and dendroclimatology, and ecological processes of alpine treeline/shrublines from cambial cell division, long-term tree growth dynamics to ecosystem.

Major Publications:

1.    Lu X, Liang E*, Wang Y, Babst F, Leavitt S, Camarero JJ. 2019. Past the climate optimum: Recruitment is declining at the world's highest juniper shrublines on the Tibetan Plateau. Ecology, 100(2), e02557.

2.    Sigdel SR, Wang Y, Camarero JJ, Zhu H, Liang E*, Peñuelas J. 2018. Moisture-mediated responsiveness of treeline shifts to global warming in the Himalayas. Global Change Biology, 24: 5549–5559

3.    Ren P, Rossi S, Camarero JJ, Ellison AM, Liang E*, Peñuelas J. 2018. Critical temperature and precipitation thresholds for the onset of xylogenesis of Juniperus przewalskii in a semi-arid area of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Annals of Botany, 121 (4): 617–624.

4.    Liang E*, Wang Y, Piao S, Lu X, Camarero JJ, Zhu H, Zhu L, Ellison AM, Ciais P, Peñuelas J. 2016. Species interactions slow warming-induced upward shifts of treelines on the Tibetan Plateau. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 113(16), 4380–4385

5.    Liang E*, Leuschner C, Dulamsuren C, Wagner B, Hauck M*. 2016. Global warming-related tree growth decline and mortality on the north-eastern Tibetan plateau. Climatic Change, 134(1): 163-176.

6.    Liang E*, Dawadi B, Pederson N, Eckstein D. 2014. Is the growth of birch at the upper timberline in the Himalayas limited by moisture or by temperature? Ecology, 95(9):  2453–2465

7.    Li X, Liang E*, Gricar J, Prislan P, Rossi S, Cufar K. 2013. Age-dependence of xylogenesis and its climatic sensitivity in Smith fir on the south-eastern Tibetan Plateau. Tree Physiology, 33(1): 48–56.

8.    Liang E*, Lu X, Ren P, Li X, Zhu L, Eckstein D. 2012. Annual increments of juniper dwarf shrubs above the tree line on the central Tibetan Plateau: a useful climatic proxy. Annals of Botany, 109(4): 721-728.

9.    Liang E*, Wang Y, Eckstein D, Luo T. 2011. Little change in the fir tree-line position on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau after 200 years of warming. New Phytologist, 190(3): 760-769.

10.   Liang E*, Shao X, Qin N. 2008. Tree-ring based summer temperature reconstruction for the source region of the Yangtze River on the Tibetan Plateau. Global and Planetary Change 61(3-4): 313-320.

11.   Liang E, Eckstein D*. 2006. Light rings in Chinese pine (Pinus tabulaeformis) in semiarid areas of north China and their palaeo-climatological potential. New Phytologist, 171(4): 783-791.

12.   Liang E, Liu X, Yuan Y, Qin N, Fang X, Huang L, Zhu H, Wang L, Shao X*. 2006. The 1920s drought recorded by tree rings and historical documents in the semi-arid and arid areas of Northern China. Climatic Change, 79(3-4): 403-432.


The leading talents of "Ten Thousand Talent Program" of China, 2017

The leading young innovative talent in the science and technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 2016

Excellent Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS, 2016

The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2015

Elio Matacena excellent publication award for young scientist, 2012

Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS, 2011

Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (Grade 2), 2010

CAS Lu Jiaxi Excellent Young Scientist, 2009

K.C. Wang Education Foundation, Hong Kong, 2008

Humboldt Research Fellowship, 2004

Social Service

2019.12, editor board, Tree Physiology

2018.1, Council and editor board, IAWA Journal

2017.7-, editor board, Global and Planetary Change

2013.3-, Communicating editor, Trees-Structure and Function

2010-2014, Editorial Board, Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions

2013.12-2016.4, Academic editor, PLoS One

2019.11-, Chairman of Alpine Ecology Committee, Ecological Society of China

2018-2020:Council member of IAWA

2018-2021: Council member, Ecological Society of Beijing

2017-2020: Vice Chairman, Mountain Resource committee, China Society of Natural Resources

2017-2020: Vice Chairman, Environmental geography Committee, Chinese Society of Environmental Science

2014-, Executive Council member for IAWA (International Association of Wood Anatomists) China Group