Xugao Wang is a professor of forest ecology at Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shenyang, China. He received a B.S. from Qufu Normal University in 2001, and completed his Ph.D. in ecology from the Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS in 2006.
Currently, 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 maintaining and influencing biodiversity 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 that interest him most are the effects of multi-trophic biodiversity on forest ecosystem functioning and stability.
Research areas: community assembly, forest ecology, maintenance of biodiversity, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, species interactions