Conduct an ecosystem assessment of vegetation, sediment and water dynamics of Dongting Lake and associated floodplains of the Yangtze River, particularly with regards to sedimentation and impoundment.
Installed ten surface elevation tables along the hydrology and sediment gradient in West Dongting Lake until January, 2017. The diversity of vegetation and associated environmental factors were investigated.
Working on the monitoring implementation plan of West Dongting Lake based on hydrology alteration, elevation change, vegetation diversity and seed bank germination potential. The framework of the implementation plan was accomplished at March 2017..
Published an article on the Ecosystems (in press) about the effect of predicted megadrought on the soil seed bank of bald cypress swamp along Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.