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Xiangping Tan

  • PHD
  • Associate researcher
  • South China Botanical Garden
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Research interests

Heavy metalmicroorganismSoil enzyme


Elevated nitrogen deposition is one of the most serious problems of global environmental change, which has great influence on litter decomposition and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystem. Previous study found that high nitrogen deposition significantly inhibited the litter decomposition rate in south subtropical monsoon evergreen broad-leaved forest, but the microbiological mechanisms of this phenomenon are still unclear. Understanding these mechanisms could be contributed to accurate evaluation of carbon sequestration potential of forest ecosystem under the context of atmospheric nitrogen deposition. This resarch will help us understand the maintaining mechanism in south subtropical forest soil "carbon sink" under the condition of nitrogen deposition, and provide empirical support to predict the ecological function of forest ecosystem under the context of nitrogen deposition in the future.

Co-authors (47)

  • Long Kong

Recent publications

  • Interactions between aged biochar, fresh low molecular weight carbon and soil organic carbon after 3.5 years soil-biochar incubations

    • Jiang X
    • Tan X
    • Cheng J
    • et al.
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  • Soil mineral alters the effect of Cd on the alkaline phosphatase activity

    • Tan X
    • He Y
    • Wang Z
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Associate researcher

South China Botanical Garden

August 2018 - Present


South China Bitanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

December 2014 - July 2018(4 years)



Northwest A&F University

September 2010 - December 2014(4 years)

Master of Science

Northwest A&F University

September 2007 - June 2010(3 years)