Xugao Wang is professor of forest ecology at Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shenyang, China. He is interested in causes and consequences of biodiversity in natural forests. The causes of interest include ecological processes, such as species interaction, environmental filtering and dispersal limitation influencing biodiversity patterns in natural forests. Recently, he is especially interested in the role of soil microbes and environmental variables in determining spatio-temporal patterns of plant diversity. The consequences interested him most are the effects of multi-trophic biodiversity on forest ecosystem functioning and stability.
Research areas: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, Community assembly, Plant soil interaction, Forest ecology