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  • Name:  Wenzhi Liu
  • Title:  Professor
  • Education:  PhD
  • TEL:  027-87700849
  • Email:  liuwz@wbgcas.cn
  • Address:  Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences No. 201 Jiufeng 1 Road, East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China
  • Research Divisions:  Research Center for Watershed Ecology


  • 2017-, Professor, Wuhan Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    2011-2017, Associate Professor, Wuhan Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences,China
    2008-2011, Assistant Professor, Wuhan Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Professional specialty:

  • * Wetland vegetation ecology
    * Wetland nitrogen cycles
    * Wetland resotration

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    Major publications:

    1. Ding B, Feng L, Ba S, Jiang X, Liu G, Liu W*. 2023. Temperature drives elevational diversity patterns of different types of organisms in Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau wetlands. iScience, Online.
    2. He G, Yang Y, Liu G, Zhang Q*, Liu W*. 2023. Global analysis of the perturbation effects of metal-based nanoparticles on soil nitrogen cycling. Global Change Biology, 29: 4001-4017.
    3. Zhou Y, He G, Bhagwat G, Palanisami T, Yang Y*, Liu W*, Zhang Q. 2023. Nanoplastics alter ecosystem multifunctionality and may increase global warming potential. Global Change Biology, 29: 3895-3909.
    4. Deng D, Ding B, He G, Ji M, Yang Y, Liu G, Zhang Q*, Liu W*. 2023. The contribution of anammox to nitrogen removal is greater in bulk soils than in rhizosphere soils in riparian wetlands along the Yangtze River. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 37: e2022GB007576.
    5. Zhou Y, He G, Jiang H, Pan K*, Liu W*. 2023. Nanoplastics induces oxidative stress and triggers lysosome-associated immune-defensive cell death in the earthworm Eisenia fetida. Environment International, 174: 107899.
    6. Ma L, Li Z, Liu G, Liu W*. 2023. Low-level cadmium alleviates the disturbance of doxycycline on nitrogen removal and N2O emissions in ditch wetlands by altering microbial community and enzymatic activity. Journal of Cleaner Production, 387: 135807.
    7. Wan W, Gadd GM, Yang Y*, Yuan W, Gu J, Ye L, Liu W*. 2021. Environmental adaptation is stronger for abundant rather than rare microorganisms in wetland soils from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Molecular Ecology, 30:2390–2403.
    8. Zhou Y, He G, Jiang X, Yao L, Ouyang L, Liu X, Liu W*, Liu Y*. 2021. Microplastic contamination is ubiquitous in riparian soils and strongly related to elevation, precipitation and population density. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 411: 125178.
    9. Ma L, Jiang X, Liu G, Yao L, Liu W*, Pan Y, Zuo Y. 2020. Environmental factors and microbial diversity and abundance jointly regulate soil nitrogen and carbon biogeochemical processes in Tibetan wetlands. Environmental Science & Technology, 54: 3267–3277.
    10. Zhou Y, Yang Y, Liu G, He G, Liu W*. 2020. Adsorption mechanism of cadmium on microplastics and their desorption behavior in sediment and gut environments: The roles of water pH, lead ions, natural organic matter and phenanthrene. Water Research, 184: 116209.
    11. Yang Y, Li Z, Song W, Du L, Ye C, Zhao B, Liu W*, Deng D, Pan Y, Lin H, Cao X. 2019. Metagenomic insights into the abundance and composition of resistance genes in aquatic environments: Influence of stratification and geography. Environment International, 127: 371–380.
    12. Yang Y, Liu G, Song W, Ye C, Lin H, Li Z, Liu W*. 2019. Plastics in the marine environment are reservoirs for antibiotic and metal resistance genes. Environment International, 123: 79–86.
    13. Yang Y, Liu G, Ye C, Liu W*. 2019. Bacterial community and climate change implication affected the diversity and abundance of antibiotic resistance genes in wetlands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of hazardous materials, 361: 283–293.
    14. Liu W, Jiang X, Zhang Q, Li F, Liu G. 2018. Has submerged vegetation loss altered sediment denitrification, N2O production and denitrifying microbial communities in subtropical lakes? Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32: 1195–1207.
    15. Xiong Z, Guo L, Zhang Q, Liu G*, Liu W*. 2017. Edaphic conditions regulate denitrification directly and indirectly by altering denitrifier abundance in wetlands along the Han River, China. Environmental Science & Technology, 51: 5483–5491.
    16. Liu W, Liu G, Liu H, Song Y, Zhang Q. 2013. Subtropical reservoir shorelines have reduced plant species and functional richness compared with adjacent riparian wetlands. Environmental Research Letters, 8: 044007.
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