2017 Young Scholar 1000 Talents Plan
2016 Shanghai Pujiang Talent Plan
1. Rhizosphere effects on microbial methane metabolisms and their geographical patterns in coastal saltmarshes（根际效应对滨海盐沼甲烷代谢微生物的影响及其地理格局研究），No. 91951112，NSF China，Lead PI，2020-2022.
2. Typical ecosystem food production process and ecological environment effects (典型生态系统食物产出过程与生态环境效应)，No. 2018YFC1406402, National Key Research and Development Program，Lead PI，2018-2021.
3. Effects of increased input of exogenous nitrogen and plant invasion on the key processes of saltmarsh carbon cycling and their mechanisms (外源氮输入增加与植物入侵对盐沼碳循环关键过程的影响及其机理)，No. 31670491，NSF China，Lead PI，2017-2020.
4. Geographical patterns and prediction of the effects of plant invasions on vegetation and its related carbon processes in Chinese coastal saltmarshes (植物入侵对我国滨海盐沼湿地植被及其相关碳过程影响的地理格局与预测)，No. 41630528，NSF China，Co-PI，2017-2021.
5. Mechanisms, consequences and regulations of the interactions between invasive plants and fragile ecosystems (入侵植物与脆弱生态系统相互作用的机制、后果及调控), No. 2017YFC1200100, National Key Research and Development Program, Co-PI，2017-2020.
1. Saltmarsh under global change
Increased input of exogenous nitrogen and plant invasion pose serious threats to global and China's environments, especially in estuarine saltmarshes. Since 2016, we have performed a field controlled experiment (Saltmarsh Invasion and Nitrogen Enrichment Experiment（SINE)) to explore the impacts of Spartina alterniflora invasion and exogenous nitrogen on ecosystem processes in Yangtze Estuary. This experiment has 30 16*16m plots.
2. Soil carbon-climate feedbacks
Climate warming is predicted to accelerate soil carbon (C) release triggering a positive C-climate feedback. However, the magnitude of this feedback remains highly uncertain, partly because of our poor understanding of spatial and temporal dynamics of soil C decomposition and microbial adaptation responding to change in temperature. We are exploring the feedbacks through field observations and laboratory works across forest, grassland and farmland ecosystems in China. In addition, we are collaborating with researchers in a climate-controlled experiment in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.