Shouqin SUN




Associate professor


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




Biogeochemistry cycling of carbon and nutrients; Response of alpine ecosystem to climate change; Roles of bryophytes in alpine/subalpine ecosystems


2005-2008, PhD, Environmental Science, Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China

2002-2005, MSc, Environmental Science, Southwest University, P.R. China

1998-2002, BS. Environmental Science, Southwest University, P.R. China


Employment Record (including international working experience )

2011 .12– Present. Associate Professor. Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 9, Block 4, South Renmin Rd., 610041 Chengdu, China;

2017.6-2017.8  Visiting Professor. Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14 A-1090 Vienna, Austria;

2013-2014 Visiting Professor. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 442 Earth Sciences Building, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada;

2008.7 – 2011. 11 Research assistant. Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 9, Block 4, South Renmin Rd., 610041 Chengdu, China.

Running Projects

1.       Sun et al., 2019. “Roles of endophytic N2-fixing plants in promoting primary succession following retreat of Hailuogou Glacie”, supported by the National Science Foundation of China.

2.       Sun et al. 2017. “Restoration of degraded vegetation in dry valleys”, supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China.

3.       Sun SQ, et al., 2016. “Response of Soil Organic Carbon Processes in Subalpine Coniferous Forest to Increased Nitrogen Deposition”, supported by the Key Laboratory of Mountain Surface Processes and Ecological Regulation, CAS.

4.       Sun SQ, et al., 2014. “Processes of Organic Carbon in Moss-dominated Soils in an Alpine Ecosystem: Roles of Mosses and Responses to Climate change”, supported by the National Science Foundation of China.

5.       Sun SQ, et al., 2012. “Function and Mechanism of Bryophytes in Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in Alpine Ecosystem”, supported by the National Science Foundation of China.

6.       Sun SQ, et al., 2012. Award Program of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS

7.       Sun SQ, et al., 2011. “Roles of Bryophytes in Carbon Cycling in Alpine Ecosystem”, supported by the Knowledge Innovation Program of the CAS.

8.       Sun SQ, et al., 2009. “Responses of Mosses in Alpine Ecosystem to Global Climate Changes”, supported by the National Science Foundation of China.

Academic Society Activities

Member of the Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS; Board member of the Chinese Youth Forum of Geosciences; Board member of the Sichuan Youth Federation for Science and Technology.







1. Sun SQ, Lei HQ, Chang SX. Drought differentially affects autotrophic and heterotrophic soil respiration rates and their temperature. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 2019, 55, 275-283.

2. 张军, 刘婷, 李安迪, 孙守琴*. 2019. 不同苔藓斑块对亚高山针叶林土壤呼吸和有机碳累积的影响. 山地学报.39(1): 21-29. [Zhang J, Liu T, Li AD, Sun SQ, 2018. Dynamics and Differences in the Decomposition of Litters from Three Dominating Plants in Subalpine Ecosystems in Western Sichuan, China. Journal of Mountain Science. 39(1): 21-29].

3. Dun M, Li A, Wu Y, Zhao Z, Peng C, DeLuca TH, Sun S*. 2019. Differences of soil CO2 flux in two contrasting subalpine ecosystems on the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: A four-year study. Atmospheric Environment. 198: 166-174.

4. 李安迪, 孙守琴*, 郭璐璐, 2018. 苔藓植物在亚高山生态系统碳循环过程中的生态功能分析. 山地学报. 36(5): 661-600. [Li AD, Sun SQ, Guo LL, 2018. Ecological roles of bryophytes in carbon cycling in subalpine ecosystems-a case study in Gongga mountain, China.Journal of Mountain Science. 36(5): 661-600].

5. 郭璐璐,李安迪,商宏莉,孙守琴*, 2018. 川西贡嘎山不同森林生态系统土壤有机碳垂直分布与组成特征.中国农业气象. 39(10): 636-643. [Guo LL, Li AD, Shang HL, Sun SQ, 2018. Total and Labile Organic Carbon in Soils of Three Subalpine Forest Types in Gongga Mountain, Western Sichuan. Chinese Journal of Agrometeorology. 39(10): 636-643].

6 Sun SQ*, Liu T, Wu YH, Wang GX, Zhu B, DeLuca TH, Wang YQ, Luo J, 2017. Ground bryophytes regulate net soil carbon efflux: evidence from two subalpine ecosystems on the east edge of the Tibet Plateau. Plant and Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-017-3264-3.

7. Sun SQ*, Wang GX, Chang SX*, Bhatti JS, Tian WL, Luo J, 2017. Warming and nitrogen addition effects on bryophytes are species- and plant community-specific on the eastern slope of the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Vegetation Science. 28: 128-138.

8. 刘涛, 孙守琴*, 邱阳, 2017. 川西亚高山生态系统3种典型植物凋落物分解动态特征. 山地学报. 录用待刊 [Liu T, Sun SQ*, Qiu Y. 2017. Decomposition dynamics of three dominant litter types in subalpine ecosystems in western Sichuan, China. Mountain Research. In press (In Chinese)].

9. Zhou J, Wu YH*, Bing HJ, Yang ZJ, Wang JP, Sun HY, Sun SQ, Luo J. 2016. Variations in soil phosphorus biogeochemistry across six vegetation types along an altitudinal gradient in SW China. Catena. 142: 102–111.

10. 邱阳, 吴艳宏, 孙守琴, 商宏莉*. 2016. 峨眉冷杉幼苗对P 的吸收利用特征及潜在机制. 西南农业学报. 29(7): 1682-1686 [Qiu Y, Wu YH, Sun SQ, Sang HL. 2016. Absorption and utilization characteristics of Abies fabri seedlings on P nutrient. Southwest China Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 29(7): 1682-1686 (In Chinese)]

11. 周俊, 邴海健, 吴艳宏*, 孙守琴, 罗辑. 2016. 贡嘎山燕子沟土壤磷海拔梯度特征及影响因素. 山地学报. 34(4): 385-392 [Zhou J, Bing HJ, Wu YH, Sun SQ, Luo J. 2016. Variations in soil P biogeochemistry and its impact factors along an altitudinal gradient in the Yanzigou, eastern slope of the Gongga Mountain. Mountain Research. 34(4): 385-392 (In Chinese)]

12. Sun SQ, Bhatti JS, Jassal RS, Chang SX*, Arevalo C, Black TA, Sidders D. 2015. Stand age and soil productivity control soil CO2 efflux and soil organic carbon dynamics in hybrid poplar plantations. Soil Science Society of America. 79: 1638-1649.

13. Sun SQ, Cai HY, Chang SX*, Bhatti JS. 2015. Sample storage-induced changes in the quantity and quality of soil labile organic carbon. Scientific Reports. 5: 17496. doi: 10.1038/srep17496.

14. Luo J*, Tang RG, Sun SQ, Yang DD, She J, Yang PJ. 2015. Lead distribution and possible sources along vertical zone spectrum of typical ecosystems in the Gongga Mountain, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Environment. 115: 132-140.

15. Tang RG, Wang H, Luo J*, Sun SQ, Gong Y, She J, Cheng Y, Yang DD, Zhou J. 2015. Spatial  distribution and temporal trends of mercury and arsenic in remote timberline coniferous forests, eastern of the Tibet Plateau, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22: 11658–11668.

16. 彭亮, 彭尽晖, 孙守琴*, 吴艳宏, 何刚, 2015. 贡嘎山生态系统土壤呼吸带谱特征. 山地学报. 33(6): 696-702 [Peng L, Peng JH, Sun SQ*, Wu YH, He G. 2015. Characteristics of mountain ecosystem soil respiration along an elevation gradient of Gongga Mountain. Mountain Research. 33(6): 696-702 (in Chinese)].

17. 杨子江, 邴海健, 周俊, 吴艳宏*, 孙宏洋, 罗辑, 孙守琴, 王吉鹏, 2015. 贡嘎山海螺沟冰川退缩区土壤序列矿物组成变化. 土壤学报. 52(3): 507-516 [Yang ZJ, Bing HJ, Zhou J, Wu YH*, Sun HY, Luo J, Sun SQ, Wang JP. 2015. Variation of mineral composition along the soil chronosequence at the Hailuogou glacier foreland of Gongga Mountain. Acta Pedologica Sinca. 52(3): 507-516 (in Chinese)]

18. Bing HJ, Wu YH*, Zhou J, Ming LL, Sun SQ, Li XD, 2014. Atmospheric deposition of lead in remote high mountain of eastern Tibetan Plateau, China. Atmospheric Environment. 99: 425-435.

19. Luo J*, She J, Tang PJ, Sun SQ, Li W, Gong YW, Tang RG, 2014. Heavy metal concentrations in timberline trees of eastern Tibetan Plateau. Ecotoxicology. 23: 1086-1098.

20. Wu YH*, J?rg P, Zhou J, Bing HJ, Luo J, Yu D, Sun SQ, Liang JH, Sun HY, 2014. Soil phosphorus bioavailability assessed by XANES and Hedley sequential fractionation technique in a glacier foreland chronosequence in Gongga Mountain, Southwestern China. Science China. 57: 1860-1868.

21. 吴艳宏, PRIETZEL J, 周俊, 邴海健, 罗辑, 余东, 孙守琴, 梁建宏, 孙宏洋. 2014. 两种形态分析方法对冰川退缩时间序列土壤中磷的生物有效性评价. 中国科学: 地球科学. 44: 2006-2015 [Wu RH, Prietzel J, Zhou J, Bing HJ, Luo J, Yu D, Sun SQ, Liang JH, Sun HY. 2014. Science China. 44: 2006-2015 (in Chinese)]

22. Sun SQ*, Wu YH, Wang GX, Zhou J, Yu D, Bing HJ, Luo J, 2013. Bryophyte species richness and composition along an altitudinal gradient in Gongga mountain, China. Plos One. 3: 1-10.

23. Sun SQ*, Peng L, Wang GX, Wu YH, Zhou J, Bing HJ, Yu D, Luo J. An improved open-top chamber warming system for global change research. Silva Fennica. 47, article id 960, 2013.

24. Sun SQ*, Wu YH, Wang GX, Zhou J, Yu D, 2013. Starch and nutrient contents are key for mosses adapting to different succession stages along a receding glacier. Polish Journal of Ecology. 61: 337-343.

25. Wu YH*, Zhou J, Yu D, Sun SQ, Luo J, Bing HJ, Sun HY, 2013. Phosphorus biogeochemical cycle research in mountainous ecosystems. Journal of Mountain Sciences. 10: 43-53.

26. Zhou J, Wu YH*, Prietzel J, Bing HJ, Yu D, Sun SQ, Luo J, Sun HY, 2013. Changes of soil phosphorus speciation along a 120-year soil chronosequence in the Hailuogou Glacier retreat area (Gongga Mountain, SW China). Geoderma, 195-196: 251-259.

27. 吴艳宏*, 周俊, 邴海健, 余东, 孙守琴, 罗辑. 2012. 贡嘎山海螺沟典型植被带总磷分布特征. 地球科学与环境. 34: 69-73 [Wu YH*, Zhou J, Bing HJ, Yu D, Sun SQ, Luo J. 2012. Characteristic of total phosphorus distribution in typical vegetation zones along Hailuogou of Gongga Mountain. Journal of Earth Sciences and Environment. 34: 69-73 ( in Chinese]]

28. Sun SQ*, Wu YH, Zhou J, Yu D, Luo J, Bing HJ. Comparison of element concentrations in fir and rhododendron leaves and twigs along an altitudinal gradient. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 2011, 30: 2608-2619.

29. Sun SQ*, Wang GX, He M, Cao T. 2011. Effect of Pb and Ni stress on oxidative stress parameters in three moss species. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 74: 1630-1635.

30. Sun SQ*, He M, Wang GX, Cao T. 2011. Heavy metal induced physiological alterations and oxidative stress in the moss Brachythecium piligerum Chad. Environmental Toxicology. 31. Wu YH*, Bin HJ, Zhou J, Luo J, Yu D, Sun SQ, Li W. Atmospheric deposition of Cd accumulated in the montane soil, Gongga Mt., China. Journal of Soils Sediments. 2011, 11:940-946.

32. 田维莉, 孙守琴*. 苔藓植物生态功能研究新进展. 生态学杂志. 2011, 30(6): 1265-1269 [Tian WL, Sun SQ*. 2011. Ecological functions of bryophyte: Recent research progress. 30(6): 1265-1269 (in Chinese)].

33. 李祖凰, 曹同, 于晶, 孙守琴. 2011. 四川省藓类植物新记录. 广西植物. 6: 8-11 [Li ZH, Cao T, Yu J, Sun SQ. 2011. New records of mosses to Sichuan Province, China. Guihai. 6: 8-11 (in Chinese)]

34. Sun SQ*, He M, Cao T, YuShu FJ, Han W, Li JL. Antioxidative responses related to H2O2 depletion in Hypnum plumaeforme under the combined stress induced by Pb and Ni. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2010, 163: 303-312.

35. 孙守琴*, 田维莉. 苔藓植物对气候变化的响应研究进展. 贵州师范大学学报(自然科学版) . 2010, 28: 103-107 [Sun SQ*, Tian WL. 2010. Research progress on bryophyte responses to climate change. Journal of Guizhou Norm al University (Natural Sciences). 28: 103-107 (in Chinese)].

36. Sun SQ*, Wang DY, He M, Li XY, Zhang C. Monitoring of atmospheric heavy metal deposition in Chongqing, China - based on moss bag technique. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2009, 148: 1-9.

37. Sun SQ*, He M, Cao T, Zhang YC, Han W. Response mechanisms of antioxidants in bryophyte (Hypnum plumaeforme) under the stress of individual or combined Pb and/or Ni. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2009, 149: 291-302. 

38. Li JL, He M*, Sun SQ, Han W, Zhang YC, Mao XH, Gu YF, 2009. Effect of the behavior and availability of heavy metals on the characteristics of the coastal soils developed from alluvial deposits. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 156: 91-98.

39. 孙守琴*, 何明, 曹同, 程颂, 宋洪涛. PbNi胁迫对大羽藓抗氧化酶系统的影响. 应用生态学报. 2009, 20(4): 937- 942 [Sun SQ*, He M, Cao T, Cheng S, Song HT. 2009. Effects of Pb and Ni stress on antioxidan t enzyme system of Thuidium cymbifolium. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology. 20(4): 937- 942 (in Chinese)].

40. 孙守琴*, 王根绪, 罗辑, 宋洪涛, 杨刚. 苔藓植物对环境变化的响应和适应性. 西北植物学报. 2009, 29(11): 2360-2365 [Sun SQ*, Wang GX, Luo J, Song HT, Yang G. 2009. Response and adaption of bryophytes to the changes of environmental factors. Acta Bot Boreal-Occident Sin. 29: 2360-2365 (in Chinese)].

41. 宋洪涛, 程颂*, 孙守琴. 高山林线形成机制及假说的探讨. 生态学杂志. 2009, 28: 2393- 2402 [Song HT, Cheng S*, Sun SQ. 2009. Hypotheses of alpine timberline formation mechanism: A review. 28: 2393- 2402 (in Chinese)].

42. Sun SQ, Wang DY, He M*, Li XY, Zhang C, 2007. Retention capacities of several bryophytes for Hg(II) with special reference to the elevation and morphology of moss growth. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 133: 399-406.

43. Rao PH, He M*, Yang X, Zhang YC, Sun SQ, Wang JS, 2006. Effect of an anionic surfactant on hydraulic conductivities of sodium- and calcium-saturated soils. Pedosphere. 16: 673-680.

44. 孙守琴, 王定勇*.三峡库区发展生态旅游模式探讨. 中国生态农业学报. 2006, 14: 232-233 [Sun SQ, Wang DY*. 2006. Modes of developing eco-tourism in Three-Gorges areas. Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture. 14: 232-233 (in Chinese)].

45. 孙守琴, 王定勇*. 苔藓植物对大气污染指示作用的研究进展. 四川环境. 2004, 23: 31-35 [Sun SQ, Wang DY*. 2004. Research advance in the indicating function of bryophyte to air pollution. Sichuan Environment. 23: 31-35 (in Chinese)].

46. 孙守琴, 王定勇*, 陈玉成. 畜牧业清洁生产工程技术体系.内蒙古农业科技. 2004, 3: 24-26.