Xiangcheng Mi, Associate Professor

Mail: mixiangcheng@ibcas.ac.cn
Phone: 86-10-62836139
Address: Institute of Botany, CAS ,No.20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Beijing 100093, China

Research interest: Forest community ecology and species coexistence, community phylogeny

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  • 1999.8 – 2001.12: Doctorate: Hunan Agricultural University
  • 1992.9 – 1995.8: Post-graduate for Master: Shanxi University

Research Activity

  • Feb, 2012 – July 2012, visiting scholar in Dr. Nathan Swenson Lab in Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
  • January, 2008 – now, associate professor in State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • May 2004 – December, 2007, assistant professor in State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • November 2005 – March 2006, visiting scholar in Department of Renewable Resource, University of Alberta.
  • October 2002 – March 2003, postdoctor in Agronomy Department, INRA Dijon.
  • March 2001 – April 2004, postdoctor in Research center of Plant Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • August 1995 – March 2002, as assistant professor in Agronomy Department, Hunan Agricultural University

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  1. Feng, Gang, Jens-Christian Svenning, Xiangcheng Mi, Qi Jia, Mide Rao, Haibao Ren, Daniel P. Bebber and Keping Ma, 2014. Anthropogenic Disturbance Shapes Phylogenetic and Functional Tree Community Structure in a Subtropical Forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 313: 188-198.
  2. Rao, Mide, Gang Feng, Jinlong Zhang, Xiangcheng Mi and Jianhua Chen, 2013. Effects of Environmental Filtering and Dispersal Limitation on Species and Phylogenetic Beta Diversity in Gutianshan National Nature Reserve. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58: 1204-1212.
  3. Ke, Cao, Mide Rao, Xaojuan Liu, Xiangcheng Mi and Jianhua Chen, 2013. The Phylogenetic Signal of Functional Traits and Their Effects on Community Structure in an Evergreen Broad-Leaved Forest. Biodiversity Science 21, 5: 564–571.
  4. Xiangcheng Mi, Nathan G. Swenson, Renato Valencia, John Kress, David L. Erickson, Álvaro J. Pérez, Haibao Ren, Sheng-Hsin Su, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savi Gunatilleke, Zhanqing Hao, Wanhui Ye, Min Cao, H S Suresh, H S Dattaraja, S Sukumar, Keping Ma. 2012. The contribution of rare species to community phylogenetic diversity across a global network of forest plots. American Naturalist, 180:E17-30.
  5. Jiajia Cheng, Xiangcheng Mi, Karin Nadrowski , Haibao Ren , Jintun Zhang and Keping Ma, 2012. Separating the effect of mechanisms shaping species-abundance distributions at multiple scales in a subtropical forest, Oikos, 121:236-244.
  6. Gang Feng, Zhang Jinlong, Pei Nancai, Rao Mide, Mi Xiangcheng, Ren Haibao & Ma Keping 2012. Comparison of phylobetadiversity indices based on community data from Gutianshan forest plot. Chinese Science Bulletin, 57:623-630.
  7. Swenson, N.G., D.L. Erickson, X. Mi, N.A. Bourg, J. Forero-Montana, X. Ge, R. Howe, J.K. Lake, X. Liu, K. Ma, N. Pei, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, A. Wolf, S.J. Wright, W. Ye, J. Zhang, J.K. Zimmerman, and W.J. Kress. 2012. Phylogenetic and functional alpha and beta diversity in temperate and tropical tree communities. Ecology 93:S112-S125
  8. Jianxiong Huang, Xiangcheng Mi, Keping Ma,2011. A genome evolution-based framework for measures of originality for clades. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 276:99-105.
  9. Chen, Lei; Mi, Xiangcheng; Comita, Liza; Zhang, Liwen; Ren, Haibao; Ma, Ke-ping. 2010. Community-level consequences of density dependence and habitat association in a subtropical broad-leaved forest. Ecology letters, 13: 695–704.
  10. Yan Zhu, Xiangcheng Mi, Haibao Ren and Keping Ma, 2010. Density dependence is prevalent in a heterogeneous subtropical forest. Oikos 119:109-119
  11. Guochun Shen, Mingjian Yu, Xin-sheng Hu, Xiangcheng Mi, Haibao Ren, I-Fang Sun, Keping Ma. 2009. Species-area relationships explained by the joint effects of dispersal limitation and habitat heterogeneity. Ecology, 3033-3041.
  12. Pierre Legendre, Xiangcheng Mi, Haibao Ren, Keping Ma, Mingjian Yu, I-Fang Sun, and Fangliang He. 2009. Partitioning beta diversity in a subtropical broad-leaved forest of China. Ecology, 90: 663-674.
  13. Xiangcheng Mi, Yingbin Zou and Keping Ma, 2005. Testing the generalization of artificial neural networks with cross validation and independent validation in modelling rice tillering dynamics. Ecological Modelling, 181:493-508
  14. Xiangcheng Mi, Haibao Ren, Ouyang Zisheng, Wei Wei and Keping Ma, 2005. The use of the Mexican hat and the Morlet wavelets for detection of ecological patterns. Plant Ecology, 179:1-19.
  15. Xiangcheng Mi, Yingbin Zou, Wei Wei, 2003. Model-Document-View architecture and its application in Visual Rice Growth Model (VRGM). Agronomy Journal, 95(6):1432-1441.s