PhD candidate / guest
Feng’s research focuses on the mechanism of plant communities secession in the water fluctuation zone under the regulation of big reservoirs. Feng is a visiting PhD researcher for a joint-PhD program and started at CML in November 2019.
Feng Lin received his B.S.(2010, majored in biological science) and M.S.(2015with a major in ecology, under the supervision of Professor Bo Zeng) from Southwest University at Chongqing, China. From September 2016, he joined the Key Laboratory of ECO-environmental in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region(Ministry of Education) Southwest University, under the supervision of Professor Bo Zeng to pursue his doctoral degree. He is visiting CML for a joint-PhD program to push his research under the supervision of Professor Peter van Bodegom and Professor Bo Zeng.
Feng’s research topic is “How plant communities success at water fluctuation zone in long-term regulated big reservoirs (the Three Gorges reservoir, especially), and why“.
As the increasing big dam building, more and more riparian(terrestrial) zone become to be water fluctuation zone of big reservoirs, whose terrestrial plant communities are disturbed by the water level regulations. While the plant communities play vital roles to maintain the ecosystem services of water level fluctuation zone, little is known on the mechanism of plant communities secession in the water fluctuation zone under the regulation of big reservoirs.
By tracking the dynamics of plant communities succession in newly created water fluctuation zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir, Feng is trying to integrate seed traits( seed dormancy, seed submergence tolerance, etc.), life-history traits(phenology traits, reproductive traits, etc.) and phylogenetic background of species to explore how (terrestrial) plants(communities) response to the regulated riparian environmental factors.
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