Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali

World's top 2% Scientist, recognized by Stanford University & Elsevier - 2021 & 2022

年度全球影响力Top 2%的科学家 (2021 & 2022)

Professor of Forest Ecology

College of Life Sciences, Hebei University

Guest Scientist

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTGB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Academic Editor

1. Global Change Biology
2. Journal of Vegetation Science
3. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research
4. Journal of Forestry Research
5. Forest Ecology and Management
6. Frontiers in Plant Science
7. Frontiers in Forests & Global Change
8. Biodiversity and Conservation
9. Trees, Forests & People


Research Overview

My research investigates how complex interactions between above- (e.g., plants and animals) and below-ground (e.g., microbes and decomposers) biodiversity affect ecosystem functioning (e.g., productivity) across environmental conditions, and how they respond to global change. I am much interested in natural forest ecosystems but not limited to specific biome, thus happy to study agroforestry, plantations, grasslands, and mangroves (including aquatic ecosystems). I currently work in the less-explored and underrepresented regions (such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Iran) as well as well-explored regions of Asia (e.g., China) through regional and global collaborations to better understand the consequences of biodiversity loss on ecosystem functioning in less-explored regions. I am highly interested in to synthesize the global literature through metacommunity concepts, meta-analyses, and reviews. I am also interested in applied science (e.g., restoration ecology) by linking science, policy and practice to better formulate the consequences of global change on people and nature and their feedback.
Major Subjects: Ecology; Forestry; Biogeography; Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences linking Climate Change with People and Nature




Forest Ecological Research Group is/was supported by


Location & contact

Office No. 702, Team Office No. 704, Student Office No. 706, and Research Lab No. 708. Yifu Building, Hebei University, 180 Wusi East Road, Baoding City, Hebei Province, Post Code: 071002, PR China

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