I am interested in stream ecology, land-use influence on organisms and effects of spatial scale on environmental research. Among my strengths is expertise in basics of species traits and functional diversity of macroinvertebrate. I am also skilled in statistical analysis, GIS analysis of large datasets (e.g., land-use, watershed delineation), and R program language. My doctoral research program focused on exploring the relationships among environmental variables at different spatial scales and the variation of traits and functional diversity of macroinvertebrate assemblages through the use of statistical models (e.g., RLQ and Fourth-corner).
Ding N, Yang WF, Zhou YL, Gonzalez-Bergonzoni I, Zhang J, Chen K, Vidal N, Jeppesen E, Liu ZW, Wang BX (2017) Different responses of functional traits and diversity of stream macroinvertebrates to environmental and spatial factors in the Xishuangbanna watershed of the upper Mekong River Basin, China. Science of the Total Environment. 574: 288-299.
Gonzalez-Bergonzoni I, Vidal N, Wang BX, Ding N, Liu ZW, Jeppesen E, and Meerhoff M (2015) General validation of formalin-preserved fish samples in food web studies using stable isotopes. Methods in Ecology and evolution. 6: 307–314.