Hongmei Chen

Hongmei Chen

Postdoc

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E-mail hongmei.chen*uni-leipzig.de
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Adresse

AG Spezielle Botanik und Funktionelle Biodiversität
Universität Leipzig
Johannisallee 21
04103 Leipzig

Lebenslauf

February 2013 - present

Postdoctoral scientific researcher
Systematic Botany and Functional Biodiversity, Leipzig University
Supervisor: PD Dr. Alexandra Weigelt

August 2013 - June 2018

Doctor rerum naturalium (Ph.D.) in Biology
Systematic Botany and Functional Biodiversity, Leipzig University
Dissertation title: Effects of plant diversity on root decomposition and root turnover in grasslands
Supervisor: PD Dr. Alexandra Weigelt

July 2012 - June 2013

Research assistant
College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University
Topic: Mycorrhizal biomass quantification using real-time PCR

September 2009 - July 2012

Master's degree of Science in Ecology
College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University
Thesis title: Mycorrhizal networks efficiency in transferring soil N in a Mongolian pine plantation in Northeastern China
Supervisor: Prof. Pu Mou

September 2005 - July 2009

Bachelor's degree of Science in Bioscience
College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University

Forschung

Interests

  • Root dynamics and turnover
  • Interactions between mycorrhizas and plant
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

PhD thesis

Root decomposition along a plant species richness gradient in grassland

Projects participated

  • Since August 2013
    Root turnover subproject in the Jena Experiment
  • October 2010 - June 2013
    Mycorrhizal plasticity research: Hyphal growth response to different nutrient treatments in a Mongolian pine plantation in Northeastern China
  • July 2011 - May 2012
    Mycorrhizal networks efficiency in transferring soil N in a Mongolian pine plantation in Northeastern China
  • October 2008 - April 2010
    Plant root plasticity response to soil nutrient spatiotemporal heterogeneity.

Publikationen

Konferenzbeiträge

Chen, H; Gessler, A; de Kroon, H; Scherer-Lorenzen, M; Mommer, L; Wirth, C; Weigelt, A  (2014) Root decomposition along a plant diversity gradient; 44. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GFÖ)

letzte Änderung: 01.02.2019