Qiaoling Yan is a professor of forest ecology and management at Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She received a B.S. at Inner Mongolia University (2002) and completed Ph. D. at Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007).
Based on long-term field experiments and lab analysis in Qingyuan Forest CERN (Chinese Ecosystem Research Network) which is located at the stretching branch of Changbai Mountains, she has broad interests in silviculture and forest ecology and management of the secondary forest ecosystem. Especially her interest is focused on early natural regeneration processes (i.e., seed rain, soil seed bank, seed germination, and seedling survival and establishment) of dominant tree species. Based on the relationships between natural regeneration and stand structure regulation (e.g., thinning, forming forest gaps) and global change (soil warming), she has tried to provide forest management strategies to promote the regeneration of dominant tree species and improve the functions of secondary forest ecosystem.
Research areas: forest ecology and management, silviculture, natural regeneration of tree species