Li, Dandan

Member Profile

Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) Northern Arizona University
P.O.Box 5620
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Room 108, Science Lab Facility Building (#17) Phone: (928) 221-0427
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2007-2012 Ph.D., Environmental Science, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (involves postgraduate and doctoral study)

2002-2007, B.S., Environmental Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

Research Interest

Restoration of degraded forest ecosystems

Effects of intra- and inter-specific competition on tree growth under global change (e.g. Global warming, Nitrogen deposition), especially focusing on the belowground Biogeochemical cycles of mineral elements

Professional Experience

9/2012-present Assistant Researcher, Department of Ecology, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Research Projects

2017.6-2020.12: Research of restoration and reconstruction techniques of the subalpine degraded forest ecosystem in south west China. Funded by National Key R&D Program of China

2015.1-2017.12: Modularity characteristics of nutrients distribution and its stoichiometry in the coniferous tree roots (Picea asperata and Abies faxoniana) branches of subalpine coniferous forest in the east Tibetan Plateau under warming. Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

2014.6-2017.6: Responses of stoichiometry of nutrients in the Picea asperata roots branches to differential warming modes. Fonded by West Light Foundation of The Chinese Academy of Sciences

2014.6-2017.6: Responses of soil organic carbon and greenhouse gas emission on global warming in different subalpine coniferous forest of Easter Tibet plateau. Founded by State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2016.7-2018.6: Microbial and abiotic mechanisms of the process of soil C-N induced by root exudation in the subalpine coniferous forest. Funded by Key Laboratory of Mountain Surface Processes and Ecological Regulation,Chinese Academy of Sciences


1. Dandan Li, Hongwei Nan et al. Responses of nutrient capture and fine root morphology of subalpine coniferous tree Picea asperata to nutrient heterogeneity and competition, PLOS ONE,, 2017.

2. Ziliang Zhang, Yuanshuang Yuan, Wenqing Zhao, Heliang He, Dandan Li, Qing Liu, Huajun Yin. Seasonal variations in soil amino acid pool and flux following the conversion of a natural forest to a pine plantation on the eastern Tibetan Plateau, China. Soil Biology &Biochemistry,2017, 105: 1-11

3. Ziliang Zhang, Mingfeng Qiao, Dandan Li, Chunzhang Zhao, Yuejiao Li, Huajun Yin, Qing Liu. Effects of two root-secreted phenolic compounds from a subalpine coniferous species on soil enzyme activity and microbial biomass. Chemistry and Ecology, 2015, 31: 7, 636-649

4. Yuejiao Li, Didi Sun, Dandan Li, Zhenfeng Xu, Chunzhang Zhao, Honghui Lin, Qing Liu. Effects of warming on ectomycorrhizal colonization and nitrogen
nutrition of Picea asperata seedlings grown in two contrasting forest ecosystems. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5:17546

5. Li Dandan, Li Yuejiao, Liang Jin, Zhao Chunzhang,,Yin Huajun, Cheng xinying, Liu Qing*, Responses of soil micronutrient availability to experimental warming in two contrasting forest ecosystems in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China. J Soils Sediments (2014) 14:1050-1060.

6. Dandan Li, Dongmei Zhou, Peng Wang, Nanyan Weng, Xiangdong Zhu. Subcellular Cd distribution and its correlation with antioxidant enzymatic activities in wheat (Triticun aestivum) roots. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 2011, 74: 874-881.

7. Dandan Li, Dongmei Zhou, Peng Wang, Lianzhen Li. Temperature affects cadmium-induced phytotoxicity involved in subcellular cadmium distribution and oxidative stress in wheat roots. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 2011, 74:2029-2035.
8. Dandan Li and Dongmei Zhou. Acclimation of wheat to low-level cadmium or zinc generates its resistance to cadmium toxicity. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 2012,
79: 264-271.

9. Dandan Li and Dongmei Zhou. Effect of Dissolved Organic Acid on the Toxicity of Cadmium and its Subcellular Distribution in Wheat. J. Environ. Sci., 2012, 24: 1-9.

10. Li Dandan; Wang Peng; Li Lianzhen; Zhou Dongmei Kinetic Uptake of Cadmium by Wheat(Triticum aestivum) Roots Affected by Cations. Asian Journal of Ecotoxicology 2010, 5(4): 580-586.

11. Li Dandan; Zhou Dongmei; Wang Peng; Li Lianzhen; Weng Nanyan Uptake of Cadmium by Wheat(Triticum aestivum) as Affected by Pre-Exposure to Cadmium and Temperature. Asian Journal of Ecotoxicology 2010, 5(3): 439-445.

12. Li Dandan; Zhou Dongmei; Wang Peng; Weng Nanyan Uptake and Subcellular Distribution of Cadmium in Wheat(Triticum aestivum)Roots. Asian Journal of Ecotoxicology 2010, 5(6): 857-861.

13. Wang P, Zhou D M, Kinraide T B, Luo X S, Li L Z, Li D D, Zhang H L. Cell membrane surface potential (Ψ0) plays a dominant role in the phytotoxicity of copper and arsenate. Plant. Physiol. 2008, 148: 2134-2143.

14. Wang P, Zhou D M, Li L Z, Li D D. What role does cell membrane surface potential play in ion-plant interactions. Plant Signaling Behavior 2009, 4(1):

15. Dong-Mei Zhou, Lian-Zhen Li, Willie J.G.M. Peijnenburg, David R. Ownby, A.Jan Hendriks, Peng Wang, Dan-Dan Li. A qicar approach for quantifying binding constants for metal-ligand complexes. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 2011, 74:

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