Visiting scholar: inthe research group "Functional Biodiversity", at the Free University of Berlin.
Jan 2013 - Sept 2014
Postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Academician ZHENG Du, “Natural geography-Biodiversity and Biogeography”, at Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China.
Sept 2007 - Dec 2012
Continuous Master - PhD at Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), University of Chinese Science Academy(UCSA), Beijing, China.
Sept 2003 - June 2007
Bachelor in Geography at College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China.
My research investigates interactions among regional climate change (mainly in precipitation), grazing management, and functions of alpine grassland communities on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. We currently focus on species richness-productivity relationship, water use efficiency, species-area relationship, plant functional trait diversity, and sustainable utilization policy of alpine pastures on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
Spatiotemporal responses of species composition and biomass production of alpine grasslands to grazing enclosures on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. (Funded by Postdoctoral Nature Science Foundation of China, No. 2013M0716).
Regulations of functional traits on alpine grassland productivity on Northern Tibetan Plateau in the context of climate change and livestock grazing. (Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 41401070).
Li S, and Wu J. 2016. Community assembly and functional leaf traits mediate precipitation use efficiency of alpine grasslands along environmental gradients on the Tibetan Plateau. Peerj 4:e2680. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2680
Yu, C., X. Zhang, J. Zhang, S. Li, C. Song, Y. Fang, S. Wurst, and J. Wu. 2016. Grazing Exclusion to Recover Degraded Alpine Pastures Needs Scientific Assessments across the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Sustainability 8:1162. DOI：10.3390/su8111162
Wu JS, Wurst S, Zhang X (2016). Plant functional trait diversity regulates the nonlinear response of productivity to regional climate change in Tibetan alpine grasslands. Scientific Reports 6:35649, DOI: 10.1038/srep35649
Zhou N, Wu JS, Shen ZX, Zhang XZ, Yang PW (2016) Species-area relationship within and across functional groups at alpine grasslands on the northern Tibetan Plateau, China. Journal of Mountain Science 13:265-275.
Wu JS, Yang PW, Zhang XZ, Shen ZX, Yu C (2015) Spatial and climatic patterns of the relative abundance of poisonous vs. non-poisonous plants across the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.187:491
Zeng CX, Wu JS, Zhang XZ (2015) Effects of Grazing on Above- vs. Below-Ground Biomass Allocation of Alpine Grasslands on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. PloS one 10:e0135173
Xiong DP, Shi PL, Sun YL, Wu JS, Zhang XZ (2014) Effects of grazing exclusion on plant productivity and soil carbon, nitrogen storage in alpine meadows in northern Tibet. Chinese Geographical Science 24:488-498
Wu JS, Shen ZX, Zhou YT, Zhang XZ (2014). Effects of grazing exclusion on plant functional group diversity of alpine grasslands along a precipitation gradient on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Arctic, Antarctic, Alpine Research 46: 419-429
Wu JS, Shen ZX, Zhang XZ (2014). Precipitation and species composition primarily determine the diversity-productivity relationship of alpine grasslands on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Alpine Botany 124: 13-25
Wu JS, Zheng D, Shen ZX, Shi PL, Zhang, XZ (2014). Effects of livestock exclusion and climate change on aboveground biomass accumulation in alpine pastures across the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin 59: 4332-4340
Chen BX, Zhang XZ, Tao J, Wu JS, Wang JS, Shi PL, Zhang YJ, Yu CQ (2014). The impact of climatic change and anthropogenic activities on alpine grassland over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 189–190: 11-18
Wu JS, Zhang XZ, Shen ZX, Shi PL, Xu XL, Li XJ (2013).Grazing exclusion effects on AGB and WUE of alpine grasslands on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Rangeland Ecology and Management 66: 454-461
Wu JS, Zhang XZ, Shen ZX, Shi PL (2013). Biomass allocation patterns of alpine grassland species and functional groups along a precipitation gradient on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Mountain Science 10: 1097-1108
Li YL, Zhou YT, Zhang XZ, Shen ZX, Shi PL, Yu CQ, Wu JS (2013). Awareness and reaction of herdsmen to the policy of Returning Grazing Land to Grasslands in the Changtang Plateau, Tibet. Pratacultural Science 30: 788-794 (in Chinese with English abstract)
Wu JS, Zhang XZ, Shen ZX, Pei LS, Yu CQ, Song MH, Li XJ (2012). Species richness and diversity of alpine grasslands on the Northern Tibetan Plateau: effects of grazing exclusion and growing season precipitation. Journal of Resources and Ecology 3: 236-242
Li XJ, Zhang XZ,Wu JS, Shen ZX, Zhang YJ, Xu XL, Fan YZ, Zhao YP, Yan W (2011). Root biomass distribution in alpine ecosystems of the northern Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Earth Sciences 64: 1911-1919.