Yanbao LEI




Associate Professor


No. 9, Block 4, South Renmin Road, Chengdu 610041, People’s Republic of China




plant eco-physiology, microbial ecology and global change ecology


1997.92001.7   Bachelor degree from Qufu Normal University 

2001.92004.7   Master degree from Sun Yat-sen University

2004.92007.7   Ph.D degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences


Employment Record (including international working experience )

2007.72012.9 Assistant Professor in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS

2013.6-2015.6  JSPS Scholar in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

2012.11      Associate Professor in Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS 


Running Projects

[1] National Natural Science Foundation of China: Isotopic elucidation of nitrogen and phosphorus driving forces for plant primary succession in Hailuogou Glacier Chronosequence (2016.01-2019.12).

[2] Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences: Driving mechanism of soil micro-food web on the nutrient cycling and ecosystem multifunctionality succession in glacier retreating areas (2018.01-2022.12).

Academic Society Activities





[1]   Jiang YL#, Lei YB#, Yang Y, Korpelainen H, Niinemets ü, Li CY*. Divergent assemblage patterns and driving forces for bacterial and fungal communities along a glacier forefield chronosequence. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2018, 118: 207-216

[2]   Hu CC#, Lei YB#, Tan YH, Sun XC, Xu H, Liu CQ, Liu XY*. Plant nitrogen and phosphorus utilization under invasive pressure in a montane ecosystem of tropical China. Journal of Ecology, 2018, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13008

[3]   Jiang YL, Song MY, Zhang S, Cai ZQ, Lei YB*.Unravelling community assemblages through multi-element stoichiometry in plant leaves and roots across primary successional stages in a glacier retreat area. Plant Soil, 2018, 428: 291-305

[4]   Yu L, Han Y, Jiang YL, Dong TF, Lei YB*. Sex-specific responses of bud burst and early development to nongrowing season warming and drought in Populus cathayana. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2018, 48: 68-76

[5]   Lei YB, Jiang YL, Chen K, Duan BL, Zhang S, Korpelainen H, Niinemets ü, Li CY*. Reproductive investments driven by sex and altitude in sympatric Populus and Salix trees. Tree Physiology, 2017, 37: 1503-1514

[6]   Lei YB, Chen K, Jiang H, Yu L, Duan BL*. Contrasting responses in the growth and energy utilization properties of sympatric Populus and Salix to different altitudes: implications for sexual dimorphism in Salicaceae, Physiologia Plantarum, 2017, 159: 30-41

[7]   Sun G*, Zhu-Barker X, Chen DM, Liu L, Zhang NN, Shi CG, He LP, Lei YB*. Responses of root exudation and nutrient cycling to grazing intensities and recovery practices in an alpine meadow: An implication for pasture management. Plant Soil, 2017, 416: 515-525

[8]   Sun G*, Wang ZY, Zhu-Baker X, Zhang NN, Wu N, Liu L, Lei YB*. Biotic and abiotic controls in determining exceedingly variable responses of ecosystem functions to extreme seasonal precipitation in a mesophytic alpine grassland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2016, 228: 180-190

[9]   Lei YB, Zhou J, Xiao HF, Duan BL, Wu YH, Korpelainen H, Li CY*. Soil nematode assemblages as bioindicators of primary succession along a 120-year-old chronosequence on the Hailuogou Glacier forefield, SW China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2015, 88: 362-371