Xiao-Tao Lü is a professor from Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his PhD in Ecology from Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010. He has (co-) authored over 120 international peer-reviewed papers. He is broadly interested in the causes and consequences of species diversity in plant communities. His current research focuses on how nutrient enrichment and ecosystem management strategies affects the diversity, composition, and productivity of temperate steppe. He and his colleagues have established many long-term experiments to test hypotheses about how resource inputs affect temperate steppe.
Research areas: biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; biogeochemistry; ecological stoichiometry; grassland management; litter decomposition; nutrient cycling; plant community composition; plant functional traits