Dr. Ling Zhang obtained his Ph.D in Soil Science from Nanjing Agricultural University, China, and visiting Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, USA, from July 2012 to December 2013. Dr. Zhang is now working as professor at the College of Forestry, Jiangxi Agricultural University, China, supervising graduate students. Dr. Zhang studies global change biology, forest ecology, plant invasion, and soil carbon and nitrogen cycling. He has published more than 50 papers related to global change ecology or forest ecology, and authored or coauthored several books on forest ecology or soil ecology in recent years. Dr. Zhang is serving as associate editor of ISI journal Plant Ecology and reviewer for more than 10 ISI journals.