Dr. Jianshuang Wu



Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Biology
Altensteinstraße 34
Room 1.04
14195 Berlin

Current Project

Effects of grazing and functional trait diversity on productivity of alpine grasslands along environmental gradients across the Northern Tibetan Plateau

Research Interests

  • Plant trait diversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Sustainable management of alpine grasslands in Tibet
  • Effects of grazing exclusion on community structure and ecosystem functioning
  • Impacts of climate change, land-use, and ecological policy on alpine ecosystem in Tibet

Lia, S.*, J. Wu, J. Gonga, S. Lib. 2017. Human footprint in Tibet: Assessing the spatial layout and effectiveness of nature reserves. Science of The Total Environment, 621: 18-29.

Wu, J*., Y. Feng, X. Zhang*, S. Wurst, B. Tietjen, P. Tarolli, and C. Song. 2017. Grazing exclusion by fencing non-linearly restored the degraded alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau. Scientific Reports 7:15202.

Fu, G., and J. S. Wu*. 2017. Validation of MODIS collection 6 FPAR/LAI in the alpine grassland of the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Remote Sensing Letters 8:831-838.

Zhao, G., P. Shi*, J. Wu, D. Xiong, N. Zong, and X. Zhang. 2017. Foliar nutrient resorption patterns of four functional plants along a precipitation gradient on the Tibetan Changtang Plateau. Ecology and Evolution 7:7201-7212.

Cui, Y., S. Li, C, Yu, Y. Tian, Z. Zhong, and J. Wu*. 2017. Effects of the award-allowance payment policy for natural grassland conservation on income of farmer and herdsman families in Tibet. Acta Prataculturae Sinica26(3):22-32.(in Chinese with English abstract)

Niu, B., X. Zhang, Y. He*, P. Shi, G. FU, M. Du, Y. Zhang, N. Zong, J. Zhang, and J. Wu. 2017. Satellite-Based Estimation of Gross Primary Production in an Alpine Swamp Meadow on the Tibetan Plateau: A Multi-Model Comparison. Journal of Resources and Ecology 8:57-66.

Feng, Y. F., J. S. Wu*, J. Zhang, X. Z. Zhang, and C. Q. Song. 2017. Identifying the Relative Contributions of Climate and Grazing to Both Direction and Magnitude of Alpine Grassland Productivity Dynamics from 1993 to 2011 on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Remote Sensing 9:0136.

Tian, Y., C. Yu*, X. Zha, J. Wu, X. Gao, C. Feng, and K. Luo*. 2016. Distribution and Potential Health Risks of Arsenic, Selenium, and Fluorine in Natural Waters in Tibet, China. Water 8:568.

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.

Li, S., and J. Wu*. 2016. Community assembly and functional leaf traits mediate precipitation use efficiency of alpine grasslands along environmental gradients on the Tibetan Plateau. PeerJ 4:e2680.

Wu, J*., S. Wurst, and X. Zhang. 2016. Plant functional trait diversity regulates the nonlinear response of productivity to regional climate change in Tibetan alpine grasslands. Scientific Reports 6:35649.

Zhou, N., J. Wu*, Z. Shen, X. Zhang, and P. Yang. 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, J., P. Yang, X. Zhang*, Z. Shen, and C. Yu. 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, C., J. Wu*, and X. Zhang. 2015. Effects of Grazing on Above- vs. Below-Ground Biomass Allocation of Alpine Grasslands on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Plos One 10:e0135173.

Tian, Y., C. Yu*, K. Luo*, X. Zha, J. Wu, X. Zhang, and R. Ni. 2015. Hydrochemical characteristics and element contents of natural waters in Tibet, China. Journal of Geographical Sciences 25:669-686.

Xiong, D., P. Shi*, Y. Sun, J. Wu, and X. Zhang. 2014. Effects of grazing exclusion on plant productivity and soil carbon, nitrogen storage in alpine meadows in northern Tibet, China. Chinese Geographical Science 24:488-498.

Wu, J., X. Zhang*, Z. Shen, P. Shi, C. Yu, and B. Chen. 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.

Wu, J., Z. Shen, and X. Zhang*. 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, J., Z. Shen, P. Shi, Y. Zhou, and X. Zhang*. 2014. Effects of Grazing Exclusion on Plant Functional Group Diversity of Alpine Grasslands Along a Precipitation Gradient on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 46:419-429.

Chen, B., X. Zhang*, J. Tao, J. Wu, J. Wang, P. Shi, Y. Zhang, and C. Yu. 2014. The impact of climate change and anthropogenic activities on alpine grassland over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 189-190:11-18.

Wu, J., X. Zhang, Z. Shen*, P. Shi, X. Xu, and X. Li. 2013. Grazing-Exclusion Effects on Aboveground Biomass and Water-Use Efficiency of Alpine Grasslands on the Northern Tibetan Plateau. Rangeland Ecology & Management 66:454-461.

Wu, J., Z. Shen, X. Zhang, and P. Shi*. 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 Y., Y. Zhou, X. Zhang, Z. Shen, P. Shi, C. Yu and J. Wu* 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, J., X. Zhang*, Z. Shen, P. Shi, C. Yu, M. Song, and X. Li. 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, X., X. Zhang*, J. Wu, Z. Shen, Y. Zhang, X. Xu, Y. Fan, Y. Zhao, and W. Yan. 2011. Root biomass distribution in alpine ecosystems of the northern Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Earth Sciences 64:1911-1919.

Lu, C*., Liu, Y. Feng, J. Wu and Y. Leng. 2011. Assessing ecological services value of herbivorous wild animals in Changtang grassland: a case study of Tibetan antelope. Acta Ecologica Sinica 31:7370-7378 (in Chinese with English abstract).

*corresponding author