Editorial board

 Honorary Editor-in Chief

  111  Mingan Shao
Northwest A&F University, China

 Editors-in-Chief


Yong-Guan Zhu
Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr Yongguan (Yong-Guan) Zhu, Professor of biogeochemistry and environmental soil science, is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Zhu obtained his PhD in environmental biology from Imperial College London, UK in 1998. He is currently the Director for Education/Internationalization of the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Professor Zhu is a leader in taking multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to soil and environmental problems. Dr. Zhu is currently the co-editor-in-chief of Environment International (Elsevier), and editorial members for a few other international journals. He is a scientific committee member for the ISC (International Science Council) program on Human Health and Wellbeing in Changing Urban Environment, and served for nine years as a member of Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Application, International Atomic Energy Agency (2004-2012). Professor Zhu is the recipient of many merit awards, among them including TWAS Science Award for Agricultural Science 2013, National Natural Science Award of China 2009. Professor Zhu has published over 400 papers in international journals with over 23,000 citations and H-index of 80 in Web of Science. He was selected as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (2016-2019).



Shenglei Fu
Henan University, China
Dr. Shenglei Fu, professor in Soil Ecology at the College of Environment and Planning, Henan University, China. He obtained his PhD in soil ecology at the University of Georgia, USA and then worked as Postdoc in University of California at Santa Cruz and Davis campuses, USA. His research areas include: 1) responses of soil biodiversity to environmental changes; 2) ecological functions of soil food web; 3) interactions between above- and belowground processes during ecosystem restoration. Dr. Shenglei Fu has served as subject editor of Soil Biology & Biochemistry since 2006 and has been on editorial board of several other journals such as Journal of Plant Ecology. He is currently a co-editor-in-chief of Soil Ecology Letters.
Shenglei᾽s website



Haiyan Chu
Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences , China
Dr. Chu received his Ph.D degree in 2000 from the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Since then, he has worked in Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences as a visiting scientist (2001-2004), National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences in Japan as a postdoc (2007-2010), and in Queen’s University, Canada as a research associate (2007-2010). Since August 2010, he has been a professor in the Institute of Soil Science, CAS. His research interests are soil microbial ecology, microbial biogeography and metagenomics. He is currently investigating soil microbial communities in various ecosystems, and the responses and feedbacks of microbial communities to climate change and agricultural management. He serves as an editorial board member in 5 international journals. He was elected as ESI “Highly Cited Researcher” in 2019.
Haiyan᾽s website

 Associate Editors 


Sina Adl 
University of Saskatchewan, Canada



Baodong Chen 
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Baodong Chen is an experienced researcher in soil ecology, and currently serves as a principal investigator at Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was awarded with JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers in 2006 and Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2008, and selected for “Hundred Talent Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Prof. Chen has been working on stress physiology and ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis for 20 years since his postgraduate studies. Up to date, he has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers, among which more than 90 were published in SCI-indexed journals. He is now an associate director of Professional Committee on Mycorrhizal and Endophytic Fungi, Mycological Society of China and member of Professional Committee on Ecological Engineering, Ecological Society of China. As one of the principal investigators, he received the second prize of National Natural Science Award of China in 2009 and the second prize of National Award for Science and Technology Progress of China in 2014.



Jianqiang Su
Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Su received his B.S. degree in Biology from Xiamen University, China. He received his Master Degree of Environmental Science from Xiamen University and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Xiamen University. He joined the faculty at Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009 and is currently Professor of Microbial Ecology and Environmental Microbiology. His research focuses on the antimicrobial resistance in environments; urban microbiome and human health; microbial diversity and functional genes involved in bio-geochemical cycles.



Zhong Wei
Nanjing Agricultural University, China 
Zhong Wei completed his BS and PhD in Agricultural Resources and Environmental Sciences department at the Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) during 2003-2012. He is now a full professor in College of Resources and Environmental Sciences at NAU. His research is mainly to apply soil microbial ecology to develop beneficial microbes-based bio-products for eco-evolutionary control of bacterial wilt, a typical soilborne plant disease caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. Dr. Wei has set up a theoretical and technological multidisciplinary framework to ecologically improve soil healthy threatened by soil-borne plant pathogens and increase future food security.

Zhong’s website



Yunfeng Yang
Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Yang is a professor at the School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China and an awardee of the National Outstanding Youth Science Program of China. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a Master degree in Computer Sciences from City University of New York, and a Bachelor᾽s degree in Biology from University of Science & Technology of China. His research seeks to unravel how DNA-based functional traits of microbial communities relate to carbon and nitrogen cycling in natural and engineered environments from local to global scales. The research centers around how environmental disturbances, such as global warming, nitrogen fertilization and process treatment, affect microbial functional traits and consequently biogeochemical cycling. To date, he has published more than 120 scholarly papers in high-profile journals including Nature Climate Change, Nature Microbiology, Nature Ecology & Evolution, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. He is currently a deputy director of Chinese Association of Microbial Ecology.



Huaiying Yao 
Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr Huaiying (Huai-Ying) Yao, Professor of soil biology of Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His research fields are soil biology and nutrient cycling, and soil microbial molecular ecology. Professor Yao obtained his PhD in soil science from Zhejiang University, China in 2000. Professor Yao is currently the subject editor of Journal of Soils and Sediments (Elsevier), and editorial members for a few other international journals. Professor Yao is the recipient of many awards, among them including Outstanding Young Scientist from Soil Science Society of China (2008); China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists from the National Natural Science Foundation (2015); the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress from the People’s Government of Ningbo Municipality (2016). Professor Yao has published over 80 papers in international journals with over 25,00 citations. He is one of the top 1% authors in terms of total SCI citations in agriculture sciences based on essential science indicators.



Limei Zhang 
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Zhang’s research interests focus on microbial diversity and biogeochemical cycling of N in soil ecosystems, soil microbiome and soil sustainability. Her research employs DNA- and RNA-based molecular ecology, amplicon sequencing, metagenomics and stable isotope probing (SIP) techniques to understand the diversity and function of soil microbiome in different soil ecosystems, process and mechanisms of microbes-mediated N biogeochemical cycling, and the rationale of field management practices regulating soil microbiome to improve crop N use efficiency and soil health.

 Editorial Board Members 


Jonathan Adams 
Cranfield University, UK



E(Edith) Bai 
Northeast Normal University, China 
Dr. Bai received her B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences from Nankai University. She then went to the United States for postgraduate study and obtained her Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, USA. Following postdoctoral training at University of California, Davis, USA she joined the faculty at Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010. She moved to Northeast Normal University, China in 2018 and is currently Professor of Biogeochemistry and Dean of School of Geographical Sciences. Her research focuses on carbon and nitrogen cycling and their responses and feedbacks to global changes and she mainly uses stable isotopes and molecular approaches in her studies.
Edith’s website  



Yang Bai 
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Bai received his B.S. degree in Biology Sciences College of Life Sciences, and M.S. degree in Developmental Biology, both from Wuhan University, China. He then went to Germany for postgraduate study and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Plant Developmental Biology, from University of Cologne, Cologne. Following postdoctoral training in the lab of Prof. Paul Schulze-Lefert at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, he joined the faculty at Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006, and is currently Principle Investigator at Institute and Principle Investigator at CAS-JIC Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS). His research focuses on plant microbiota’s functions in disease resistance and nutrient uptake and he mainly uses metagenomic sequencing, high throughput microbial cultivation and reconstitution in his studies.
Yang᾽s website



Peng Cai 
Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Dr. Cai is Changjiang Young Scholar Professor, Excellent Young Scholar of NSFC, Professor of Soil & Environmental Microbiology in the College of Resources and Environment, Huazhong Agriclutural University (HZAU), China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Soil Biochemistry from HZAU in 2007. Since he joined HZAU in July 2007, his research has focused on interfacial reactions between soil minerals and microorganisms, soil biofilms formation processes and functions. He worked in University of California, Riverside as a post-doctor from 2011 to 2012, and University of California, Santa Barbara, USA as a senior visiting scholar from 2018-2019. He got Newton Advanced Fellowship from the Royal Society, UK in 2019. Dr. Cai has published more than 100 journal papers with an h-index of 29. Dr. Cai has also been actively collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines as evidenced by a number of papers published in multidisciplinary journals such as npj Biofilms and Microbiome, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.



Stephen James Chapman 
The James Hutton Institute, UK
Dr Chapman received his BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Liverpool, UK. He has spent most of his career at the James Hutton Institute (formerly the Macaulay Institute) in Aberdeen, UK and is currently an honorary research associate there. He is also a visiting professor to the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His research interests cover Microbiology, Environmental Science and Soil Science, particularly focusing on carbon and nitrogen cycling. A recent publication is “Nitrification and nitrifiers in acidic soils”.
Stephen᾽s website



Lei Cheng 
Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Cheng is currently a Professor of Ecology in the College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, China. He received PhD from Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University, USA and did his post-doc research at the University of Oklahoma and Pennsylvania State University, USA. He received Elizabeth Sulzman Award from the Ecological Society of America (2013) and the Outstanding Young Scientist Award of NSFC (2014). Research at Cheng’s lab focuses on the understanding of the diversity and functioning of microorganisms in terrestrial ecosystems. Current research projects include: 1) Functional genomics of anaerobic microbes in rice paddy soil, 2) functioning of root and mycorrhizal microbiota in a model plant-mycorrhizal system, and 3) synthetic ecology: community engineering and applications.



Ye Deng 
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Deng was graduated from Central South University (Hunan, China) in 2002, and gained his Ph.D. degree of biochemistry and molecular biology at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) in 2007. From 2007 to 2014, he worked as Post-Doc and research scientist at University of Oklahoma (Norman, USA) with Prof. Jizhong Joe Zhou. Since March 2014, he has worked in Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China) as full professor under CAS 100 Talent Program. His major research field is related with microbial ecology in various natural ecosystems.
Ye᾽s website



Yunting Fang
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr Yunting Fang, professor and deputy director of Institute of Applied Ecology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His research interests include nitrogen deposition and its effects on forests, global warming effect on forest ecosystems, analytical methods and applications of stable isotopes in ecology and environmental science. Professor Fang obtained his PhD in Forest Ecology from Southern China Botanical Garden, CAS, and later did his post-doc research in University of Copenhagen London, UK and in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan.



Jan Frouz
Charles University, Czech Republic
Prof. Jan Frouz, study Agronomy, at Czech Agriculture University, Praha and biology at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, hold Ph.D. in Entomology, is recently Professor Environmental science and head of Environmental Centre at Charles University, Prague and at the same time director of SoWa research infrastructure and Biology Centre ACR. He had several post doc in Italy, Germany and USA including Fulbright fellowship. In his research, Jan has been passionate about soil fauna microbial interaction, the role of soil biota as an ecosystem engineers, their role in soil formation and nutrient cycling and soil and ecosystem development and its role ecosystem development of disturbed sites.



Meixiang Gao
Ningbo University, China
Dr. Gao received her B.S. degree in Geographical Science from Harbin Normal University, China. She received her Master Degree of Natural Geography from Harbin Normal University and Ph.D. in Ecology from the Northeast Forestry University in China. Following postdoctoral training at the Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology for Environmental Science and Engineering, she joined the faculty at Harbin University in 2006. She moved to Ningbo University, China in 2020 and is currently Professor of Institute conjoint des universitiés de Ningbo et d'Angers. Her research focuses on biodiversity and its maintenance mechanisms of soil animals.



Tida Ge
Ningbo University, China
Dr. Ge studied and worked in various universities and institutes worldwide: China, UK, Germany, USA, UK, and Japan. His expertise covers soil ecology, biogeochemistry, rhizosphere processes, C and N cycling,  land use and agroecology. Tida's research interests are in the fields of rice rhizodeposition, low molecular weight organic substances in soil, priming effects, visualization of enzyme activities, microbial metabolism in soil, Microbial C use strategies, soil resource stoichiometry.
Tida’s website



Stefan Geisen
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands



Georg Guggenberger
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany



Yan He 
Zhejiang University, China
Yan He is currently a professor and Director of Institute of Soil and Water Resources and Environmental Science, College of Environmental & Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, China. She got her PhD in Soil Science in 2006 from Zhejiang University, where she has been Assistant Professor (2006-2008), Associate Professor (2008-2013) and Full Professor (2013 onwards). Her main research area includes soil pollution chemistry and biochemistry, environmental biology and biogeochemistry, and soil pollution control and remediation, with special interests focus on typical organic pollutants in agricultural soil ecosystem, including sorption processes, and microbial mediated degradation processes under both aerobic and anaerobic agricultural soil environment. 



Zhongjun Jia
Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Jia is a CAS Distinguished Professor. He obtained Ph.D. in 2002 at the Institute of Soil Science of CAS, and conducted postdoctoral researches in USA, Japan, and Germany before he joined CAS as a professor in 2008 through the CAS 100-talent program and awarded best of the best of 100-talent awardees (20%) in 2012. Dr. Jia’s research themes include the ecophysiology and evolution of ammonia oxidizers and methane oxidizers, and application of isotope and single cell-based techniques on environmental microbiomes and ecosystem health. Dr. Jia has been extensively involved in national research plans of soil microbiomes as the leading principal investigator, and has published 96 papers in refereed English journals (65 papers since 2014) with 1/3 in the top-tier journals.



Xianjun Jiang
Southwest University, China
Dr. Jiang received his B.S. and Master degree in Soil Science from Southwest University, China and received his Ph.D. in Soil science from the Institute of Soil Science, CAS at Nanjing, China. Following postdoctoral training at the Institute for Botanical Science in Academia Sinica, Taiwan, China he joined the faculty at Southwest University and is currently Professor of Soil Science and Head of the Soil Biological Processes Research Group, College of Agricultural Resources & Environments, Southwest University. His research focuses on soil microbial nitrogen transformations in paddy soils, wetlands and forest ecosystems.
Xianjun᾽s website




Davey L. Jones 
Bangor University, UK



Weidong Kong 
Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Kong earned his Ph.D. from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Center (CAS), and was trained as a postdoctoral scientist at Purdue University, USA and Miami University, USA prior to the current faculty position. He has been working on microbial roles in carbon/nitrogen biogeochemistry in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in polar environments (Arctic, Antarctic and Tibetan Plateau), with a focus on microbial primary producers and organic matter decomposers.
Weidong's website



Jin-tian Li 
South China Normal University, China
Dr. Li, Professor of restoration ecology, is interested in the roles of plants and soil microbes in restoration of degraded mine lands. He is particularly keen to understand how biodiversity can be harnessed for a better environment in areas affected by mining activities. He is also interested in the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship in a broader context. His work integrates laboratory studies with field studies of artificial and semi-natural communities, and uses a combination of geochemical, microbiological and genetic approaches. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Sun Yat-sen University, China. He is currently the editorial members for three other international journals (Journal of Applied Ecology, Scientific Reports, and PLoS ONE).



Qi Li 
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Li received her B.S. degree in Ecology from Northeast Normal University in China. She received her Master Degree and Ph.D. in Soil Sciences from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. She joined the faculty at the Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS in 2003 and is currently Professor of Soil Ecology Group at the Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS. Her research mainly focuses on soil micro-food web and their responses and feedbacks to the Global Change.
Qi᾽s website



Xiangzhen Li 
Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Li received his B.S. degree in Agronomy from China Agricultural University. He received his Master Degree of Science from China Agricultural University and Ph.D. in Ecology from Institute of Botany, CAS and the University of Konstanz. Following postdoctoral training at the University of Oklahoma and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Environmental Sciences, he joined the faculty at Chengdu Institute of Biology in 2011 and is currently Professor of Environmental Science. His research focuses on soil microbial ecology and environmental genomics.
Xiangzhen’s website



Yongtao Li 
South China Agricultural University, China
Dr. Li is a Ph.D graduated in Geochemistry of University Paris VII-Diderot, and a professor of soil science in College of Resource and Environment, South China Agricultural University (SCAU). His research interests are biogeochemical process and bioremediation of contaminants, and function of microbes and macrofauna in soils. He is director of Resources and Environment Research Center, and Sino-UK Joint Institute for Environmental Research & Education (SCAU-LEC-GIG), and discipline leader of Agricultural Resources and Environment and affiliated Soil Science of SCAU. He also serves as director of Key Laboratory of Arable Land Protection of Ministry of Agriculture of China, and director of Engineering Technology Center of Arable Soil Pollution Remediation of Guangdong Province, China. He is vice president of National Collaborative Innovation Union for Heavy Metal Pollution Prevention in Farmland Environment.
Yong-tao's website



Chao Liang 
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Chao Liang is serving as a senior scientist position in the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and also affiliated as a Germany’s Humboldt visiting professor in the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, UFZ. He earned his Ph.D in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, followed by postdoctoral research at the U.S. DOE-sponsored Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the Argonne National Laboratory, and later as a short-term visiting scientist in the Technical University of Munich, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Cornell University. His research interest is about soil microbial ecological process and mechanisms with focuses on biogeochemical cycles, particularly with regards to the strategies for climate-smart and sustainable soil, ecosystem, and management. He is currently leading several national-level projects in China and tightly involved in several collaborative projects in USA, Germany, and Finland to advance the scientific progress in broader matter.
Chao᾽s website



Yuting Liang
Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Liang, is a Professor at the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Tsinghua University, China in 2009. She was a visiting scholar and postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Environmental Genomics at University of Oklahoma, USA in 20072010. Dr. Liang works in the research area of soil microbiology and microbial diversity, especially focuses on microbial functional genomics and regulations in promoting soil fertility. She published more than 50 papers in international  journals, such as ISME J., mBio, Environ. Microb., etc., and authorized three invention patents. 



Manqiang Liu
Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Dr. Liu, professor of soil ecology, received his Master and Ph.D. Degree of Soil Science from Nanjing Agricultural University, China. His research focuses on 1) soil food web and biotic interaction on ecological services, particularly focusing on the roles of soil fauna via regulating microbiome and soil habitat under anthropogenic activities and climate change across scales. 2) Linkage between above-and below-ground biota via bridging root and shoot functional traits; and 3) ecological intensive practices to promote the synergistic relationships between crop and soil health through organic amendments and cover crop rotations. He is a lifelong member of the International Soil Ecology Society, vice president of Jiangsu Ecology Society, and the dean of education board of Jiangsu Soil Science Society, China. He serves as an editorial member in 6 international journals.
Manqiang᾽s website



Zhanfeng Liu
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Liu works as a professor of soil ecology and restoration ecology, and leads Restoration Ecology Group in South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research explores the biotic links between above-ground and below-ground communities and their consequences for ecosystem functioning, with a particular focus on plant-soil interaction. Much of his research is field based, and includes work in Swedish subarctic tundra, tropical rainforest and coral island, subtropical orchard and forest, and temperate steppe in China. Current projects focus on the response and adaption of soil microbial communities to soil warming, plant-microbe interaction across vegetation restoration or successional chronosequence, the effects of different management practices on ecosystem carbon cycling and the ecological role of forest understory vegetation. Current projects focus on the response and adaption of soil microbial communities to soil warming, plant-microbe interaction across vegetation restoration or successional chronosequence, the effects of different management practices on ecosystem carbon cycling and the ecological role of forest understory vegetation. He has published about 50 papers in the international academic journals including Ecology, Functional Ecology and Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
Zhanfeng᾽s website

  



Verónica L. Morales
University of California, Davis, USA
Dr. Morales joined the faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Davis in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on the study of fate and transport in porous media, specifically on the physico-chemical processes of colloid/nanoparticle filtration, coupling between pore structure arrangement and flow heterogeneity, and upscaling pore-scale dynamics to better describe macroscopic transport phenomena. Veronica completed her graduate studies at Cornell University Biological and Environmental Engineering (PhD, 2011). She then completed her postdoctoral training as a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow at the SIMBIOS Centre, and later as an AXA Research Fund fellow at ETH Zürich.
Morales᾽s website



Patrick O'Connor 
The University of Adelaide, Australia



C. Ryan Penton 
Arizona State University, USA



Haifeng Qian
Zhejiang University of Technology, China 
Dr. Qian received his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Sciences from Zhejiang University. He joined the faculty of Zhejiang University of Technology in 2003. During this period, he has also completed two postdoctoral fellowships—one at Cornell University, and the other at Kyoto University as a JSPS researcher. Dr. Qian’s research focuses on exploring the mechanism of action of pesticides on plant and rhizosphere microbial community, and examining the rhizosphere microbial community feedback on plant growth, mainly through physiological, biochemical and molecular approaches.
Haifeng’s website



Bahar S. Razavi 

University of Göttingen, Germany



Christopher Rensing 
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China



Regin Mandrup Rønn 
University of Copenhagen, Denmark



Sara Sánchez-Moreno 
National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology, Spain
Dr. Sánchez-Moreno received her B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Alcala, Spain. She developed her PhD at the Natural History Museum in Madrid studying soil nematode communities in heavy-metal polluted areas, and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of California at Davis, working on the role of soil nematode diversity on various soil functions. Back in Spain, she joined the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology, in which she was granted a Tenured Scientist position in 2010. Her research interests focus on the role of beneficial nematodes in ecosystem services, and on the use of nematodes as bioindicators of agronomical and climate change disturbances.
Sara᾽s website



K(Keishi) Senoo 
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Senoo obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo. He has contributed a lot to science and education as Research Associate (UTokyo), Visiting Researcher (Univ. of Tennessee), Associate Professor (Mie Univ.) and is currently Professor of Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UTokyo, Director of Biotechnology Research Center, UTokyo, and Vice President of Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. His research focuses on microbial mechanisms responsible for nitrogen fertility in rice paddy soil and greenhouse gas emission in upland field, and their application to sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation.
Keishi’s website



Yuanhu Shao
Henan University, China
Dr. Shao received his B.S. degree in Ecology from Inner Mongolia University. He received his Master Degree and Ph.D. in Ecology from the South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Subsequently he joined the faculty at South China Botanical Garden. In 2016, he joined Henan University as a professor of Ecology. His research focuses on diversity and functional composition of soil nematodes, the structure and function of soil food webs and plant-soil interactions.
Yunahu’s website



Xin Sun
Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Xin Sun received her PhD in Biology from Nanjing University, China in 2011. She has conducted the postdoctoral research in University of Göttingen, Germany as a Humboldt fellow from 2016 to 2020. Her research mainly focuses on the response of soil animals to environmental changes, combining taxonomy, diversity, functional traits and community phylogeny. She is interested in the ecological and evolutionary forces that shaped the structure and functioning of animal communities in soil. She has a very strong research background in the systematics and integrated taxonomy of the most abundant soil fauna (Collembola). At present, she is leading the Urban Soil Ecology research group focusing on soil animal diversity and its function in soil ecosystem under the challenges of soil health and human health in urban ecosystems.



Eric W. Triplett 
University of Florida, USA



Erik Verbruggen 
Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium



Stavros Veresoglou 
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Dr. Veresoglou received his Diploma in Forestry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD, on how arbuscular mycorrhizal associations alter N cycling processes, from Manchester Metropolitan University. Since 2010 he is working as a postdoc at Freie Universität Berlin. His research addresses how microbes respond to global change with a particular focus on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
Stavros’ website



Gang Wang 
China Agricultural University, China
Dr. Wang is full professor and group leader of Soil and Water Environmental Biophysics research group (SWEB), and chair of Department of Soil and Water Sciences at China Agricultural University (CAU), China, and associate Dean of “National Black Soil and Agriculture Research.” Dr. Wang received his bachelor (2002) and master (2005) degrees in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China, and pursued his doctoral study in Soil Biophysics at ETH Zurich starting 2008 and got his PhD degree on May 2012, and then a post-doc research until the end of 2013. The research interests of Wang’s group focus at the causes and consequences of microbial diversity; multi-scales interactions of microbes with environments, and links with soil and water source quality controls; mass flow dynamics and transport in the earth critical zone, and on interfaces between various spatial scales of physicochemical processes and biological activity in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Dr. Wang authored and co-authored 27 refereed publications with over 1200 citations and over 20 invited presentations. 
Gang᾽s website



Donghui Wu 
Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China



Xinwei Wu 
Nanjing University, China
Dr. Wu received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Agronomy from Northwest A&F University, and Ph.D. in Ecology from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Following postdoctoral training at Nanjing University for biological sciences, he joined the faculty at Nanjing University in 2013 and is currently an associate professor of School of Life Sciences. His research focuses on soil animal ecology especially the species interactions among macrofauna.
Xinwei᾽s website



Weixin Zhang 
Henan University, China
Dr. Zhang received his B.S. degree in Life science from Southwest University and Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He joined the faculty at South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008 and is currently Professor of Ecogeography at Henan University. His research focuses on the temporal and spatial distribution pattern of earthworm community, ecological niche of earthworms, and the linkages between vegetation, soil and soil biota.
Weixin᾽s website



Biao Zhu 
Peking University, China
Dr. Zhu received his B.S. degree in Environmental Science (2002) and M.S. degree in Ecology (2005) from Peking University, China. He then obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from University of California at Santa Cruz, USA (2010). Following postdoctoral training at Cornell University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, he joined the faculty at Peking University in 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Institute of Ecology. His research focuses on global change ecology, particularly rhizosphere processes and soil biogeochemistry.
Biao’s website




Pubdate: 2019-07-08    Viewed: 423