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Plant Invasions and Global Change - Prediction, Interaction and Evaluation

Ling Zhang

Jiangxi Agricultural University

Dr. Ling Zhang is a pioneering researcher in environmental science, holder of twenty registered patents in three countries, as well as a member of the Ecological Society of America and Forestry Society of China.

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Plant Invasion Global Change Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emission Soil Mechanism Global Warming Nutrient Cycling Mineralization Microbial Contribution Soil Respiration Nitrous Oxide Methane

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Plant invasion and global climate change are major global change components. The prediction of successful invasive plant species, interactions between plant invasion and other global change factors, as well as evaluation of invasive plant impact on the introduced environments, such as soil nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas emissions, are not well understood. This book aims to gather research in plant invasion studies associated with topics on prediction of successful invasive plants, interactions between plant invasion and other global change factors, and evaluation of invasive plant impacts, providing a thorough understanding of advances in plant invasion ecology on the background of global change. A better understanding of these questions will be helpful for future management of invasive plants, especially during global change mitigation processes, which are crucial for the sustainable development of human society and the maintenance of an environment-friendly world.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 29th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 2nd 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: August 1st 2022

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Review results due: October 20th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 19th 2022

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Ling Zhang

Jiangxi Agricultural University

Dr. Ling Zhang obtained his Ph.D. in Soil Science from Nanjing Agricultural University, China. From 2021-2013, he visited the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, USA. He is currently working as a 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 co-authored several books on forest ecology or soil ecology in the recent years. He is also serving as an associate editor of ISI journal Plant Ecology and a reviewer for more than 10 ISI journals.

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