Wood decomposition is vital in carbon storage and nutrient cycling. The substrate quality and environment significantly affected the decay rate. My concentration is focused on disentangling the effects of species’ wood traits and site related environmental drivers on wood decomposition dynamics and its associated diversity of the microbial community. Epiphyte dwelling on fallen logs is also an important component for controlling the microclimate for decomposition. I am interested in the possible response of wood decay after the absence of epiphyte.
Chang C, Wu F, Yang W, Xu Z, Cao R, He W, Bo T, Justine MF (2017) The microbial community in decaying fallen logs varies with critical period in an alpine forest. PloS one, 12(8): e0182576.