Wubing Xu


Curriculum Vitae

Wubing Xu
Personal Data: Born 28 June 1990. Citizen of China.
Email: xuwubing@ibcas.ac.cn

 2016.07 - present: Guest Ph.D student, Aarhus University. Co-supervisor: Jens-Christian Svenning
 2012-present: Postgraduate and doctoral study (Ecology), Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Supervisor: Prof. Keping Ma
 2015.08-2015.11: Scientific guest, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).
 2008-2012: B.Sc ( Ecology), Department of Ecology, South China Agricultural University.

Research Interests:

My research interests lies at macro- and community ecology, including the patterns of beta-diversity, species richness and range size of species, and the processes controlling these patterns. During my graduate study, I investigated the relative roles of species abundance and spatial aggregation in explaining the latitudinal gradients in beta-diversity. Now, I seek to understand the spatial and taxonomical variation of species range size. By using the species abundance modelling and phylogenetic and trait-based analyses, I attempt to separate the relative importance of historical and contemporary factors. I also want to address whether biological interaction shapes the biodiversity patterns and whether the intensity of this interaction varies with latitudinal or environmental gradients.


1. Wubing Xu, Guoke Chen, Canran Liu, Keping Ma. 2015. Latitudinal differences in species abundance distributions, rather than spatial aggregation, explain beta-diversity along latitudinal gradients. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24: 1170-1180.

2. Wubing Xu, Jiaen Zhang, Shanchuan Du, Qigui Dai, Wenyuan Zhang, Mingzhu Luo, Benliang Zhao. 2014. Sex differences in alarm response and predation risk in the freshwater snail, Pomacea canaliculata. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 80: 117-122.

3. Ning Li, Wubing Xu (co-first author), Jiangshan Lai, Bo Yang, Dunmei Lin, Keping Ma. 2013. The coarse root biomass of eight common tree species in subtropical evergreen forest. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58: 329-335. (in Chines with English abstract)
4. Jing Guo, Wubing Xu (co-first author), Jiaen Zhang, Benliang Zhao, Mingzhu Luo. 2014. Gender differences of Pomacea canaliculata in cold tolerance. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 25(6): 1791-1798. (in Chines with English abstract)
5. Ruilong Wang, Zhili Feng, Xiaoting Liang, Wubing Xu, Yijuan Su, Yuanyuan Song, Rensen Zeng. 2012. Comparative allelopathic and competitive abilities of 3-native forage legumes and the invasive weed Bidens pilosa L. Allelopathy Journal, 29 (2): 297-306.
6. Ruilong Wang, Qiuhua Zhong, Wubing Xu, Yuanyuan Song, Yijuan Su, Rensen Zeng. 2012. Responses of invasive weed Mikania micrantha to elevated air temperature. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 31: 1659-1664. (in Chines with English abstract)
7. Linfeng Li, Wubing Xu (co-first author), Qiuhua Zhong, Jiaen Zhang, Mingzhu Luo, Benliang Zhao, Zhong Qin. 2012. Toxicological effect of Agave sisalana Perrine extract on golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata Lamarck). Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture, 20: 69-74. (in Chines with English abstract)
8. Wubing Xu, Qiuhua Zhong, Linfeng Li, Jiaen Zhang, Mingzhu Luo, Benliang Zhao, Zhong Qin. 2011. Differences of female and male Pomacea canaliculata in foraging and heterosexual choice. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 30: 2528-2533. (in Chines with English abstract)

Honors and Awards:

Graduate school
 Chinese National Scholarship for PhD Students, 2015.
 Pivot of Merit Student, University of Chinese Academy of Science, 2015
 Chinese National Scholarship for Master Students, 2013.
 Merit Student, University of Chinese Academy of science, 2013.

 Second-rank Scholarship, South China Agricultural University, 2012.
 National Motivational Scholarships, 2011.
 Excellent undergraduate students selected for ‘Hongmantang’ Program, 2010.
 Second-rank Scholarship, South China Agricultural University, 2010.
 Second-rank Scholarship, South China Agricultural University, 2009.