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 Zhenzhong Sun


Add:C-212,PKU Campus




Research Assistant


Education & Experience
  1. 2016 – present Research Assistant in School of Urban Planning & Design, Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University
  2. 2012 – 2016 Postdoc in College of Urban & Environmental Sciences, Peking University
  3. 2008 – 2012 Ph.D., Institute of Geographic Sciences & Natural Researces Research, CAS
  4. 2005 – 2008 M.S., Yunnan Agricultural University
  5. 2001 – 2005 B.S., Sichuan Agricultural University
Research Fields
Atmosphere nitrogen deposition has a significant effect on ecosystem nutrient cycle. Our research focus on the responses of soil, microbial, and plant to atmosphere nitrogen deposition by combining a variety of observations in a simulated nitrogen deposition field experiment: (1) soil nutrients change, (2) soil respiration, (3) soil microbial change, and (4) plant growth and diversity.
Research Grants
National Natural Science Foundation of China(41401096),“The effects and mechanisms of simulated nitrogen deposition on ectomycorrhizal respiration in a Larix principis-rupprechtii plantation in Northern China” 
Selected Publications
  1. Sun Z, Liu L, Peng S, Peñuelas J, Zeng H., Piao S. Age-related Modulation of the Nitrogen Resorption Efficiency Response to Growth Requirements and Soil Nitrogen Availability in a Temperate Pine Plantation, Ecosystems,698-709, 2016. 
  2. Sun Z, Peng S, Li X, Guo Z, Piao S. Changes in forest biomass over China during the 2000s and implications for management. Forest Ecology and Management, 357, 76-83,2015.
  3. Sun Z, Chen A, Ma J, He C, Ouyang Z, Tian Z. Fertilization regulates the response of wheat yield to interannual temperature variation in North China. Journal of Plant Ecology, doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtu040, 2015.
  4. Sun Z, Liu L, Ma Y, Yin G, Zhao C, Zhang Y, Piao S. The effect of nitrogen addition on soil respiration from a nitrogen-limited forest soil. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 197(0): 103-110, 2014. 
  5. Ma Y, Piao S, Sun Z, Lin X, Wang T, Yue C, Yang Y. Stand ages regulate the response of soil respiration to temperature in a Larix principis-rupprechtii plantation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 184, 179-187, 2014.
  6. Yang Y, Zhao M, Xu X, Sun Z, Yin G, Piao S. Diurnal and Seasonal Change in Stem Respiration of Larix principis-rupprechtii Trees, Northern China. PLoS ONE 9(2): e89294. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone, 2014.
  7. Shen M, Sun Z, Wang S, Zhang G, Kong W, Chen A, Piao S. No evidence of continuously advanced green-up dates in the Tibetan Plateau over the last decade. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110(26): E2329, 2013.
  8. Ma Y, Zhu B, Sun Z, Zhao C, Yang Y, Piao S. The effects of simulated nitrogen deposition on extracellular enzyme activities of litter and soil among different-aged stands of larch. Journal of Plant Ecology. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtt028, 2013.
  9. Sun Z, Ouyang Z, Li F, Wu L. Impact of cutting a clover crop on the nitrogen supplied to winter wheat in an intercropping system. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 3(1): 73-79, 2012.