Growth-trait relationships depend on species richness in subtropical forest

In this new video podcast, Xiaojuan Liu explains how species richness impacts growth-trait relationships in subtropical forest. These results are part of a large forest biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiment in China (BEF China) and have just been published in Journal of Ecology (see Bongers et al. 2019).

Xiaojuan’s video can also be found on the Journal of Ecology YouTube channel (English subtitles available).


Xiaojuan Liu is a forest ecologist with a strong interest in forest biodiversity. Her recent work is focused on using plant functional traits to understand forest community assembly and biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in subtropical forest. She is currently an Associate Professor of Ecology at the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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