Dr. Youshi Wang

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MOE Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems

Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change

Lanzhou University

222 South Tianshui Road, Lanzhou

730000, Gansu Province,CHINA

Phone:  +86 931 891 2083

Fax:       +86 931 891 2330

Email:     wangysh@lzu.edu.cn



2000.09-2004.06, BsC in Ecology, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University;

2004.09-2009.06, PhD in Ecology, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University;

2009.09-Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change, Lanzhou University.



Plant-plant interactions, the effect of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning



Terrestrial Ecosystem and Ecology (With Prof. Xiao-Hua Gou)



1) You-Shi Wang, Cheng-Jin Chu. 2011. A brief introduction of structural equation model and its application in ecology. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology in press (Chinese with English abstract).


2) Cheng-Jin Chu, Jacob Weiner, Fernando Maestre, You-Shi Wang, Charles Morris, Sa Xiao, Jian-Li Yuan, Guo-Zhen Du & Gang Wang. 2010. Effects of positive interactions, competitive modes and abiotic stress on self thinning in simulated plant populations. Annals of Botany 106: 647-652.


3) Cheng-Jin Chu, You-Shi Wang, Qi Li, Lu-Qiang Zhao, Zheng-Wei Ren, Sa Xiao, Jian-Li Yuan & Gang Wang. 2009. Effects of traits, species identity and local environmental conditions on the assessment of interactions: Insights from an alpine meadow community. Journal of Plant Ecology 2: 135-141.


4) Cheng-Jin Chu, Jacob Weiner, Fernando Maestre, Sa Xiao, You-Shi Wang, Qi Li, Jian-Li Yuan, Lu-Qiang Zhao, Zheng-Wei Ren & Gang Wang. 2009. Positive interactions can increase size inequality in plant populations. Journal of Ecology 94: 1401-1407. (Editor’s Choice)


5) You-Shi Wang, Cheng-Jin Chu, Fernando Maestre & Gang Wang. 2008. On the relevance of facilitation in alpine meadow communities: An experimental assessment with multiple species differing in their ecological optimum. Acta Oecologica 33: 108-113.


6) Cheng-Jin Chu, Fernando Maestre, Sa Xiao, Jacob Weiner, You-Shi Wang, Zheng-Hu Duan & Gang Wang. 2008. Balance between facilitation and resource competition determines biomass-density relationships in plant populations. Ecology Letters 11: 1189-1197.


7) Cheng-Jin Chu, You-Shi Wang, Guo-Zhen Du, Fernando Maestre, Yan-Jiang Luo & Gang Wang. 2007. On the balance between niche and neutral processes as drivers of community structure along a successional gradient: Insights from alpine and sub-alpine meadow communities. Annals of Botany 100: 807-812.