2021-                  Influences of plant and soil biodiversity on the multifunctionality of subtropical and warm temperate forests in the changing environment of Jiangsu province (Under Review; verified by NSFC). National Natural Science Foundation of China, International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchange Program Principal Investigator.

2020-                  Global Forest Diversity, Structure and Function, Jiangsu Science and Technology Project (Special Project for the Introduction of Foreign Talents)-Jiangsu “Hundred Programs for Foreign Experts” (Grant No. BX2019084). Principal Investigator.

2019-                  Metasequoia Faculty Research Startup Funding at Nanjing Forestry University (Grant No. 163010230). Principal Investigator.

2019-                  Linking some environmental factors, plant diversity, stand structure, and aboveground biomass in temperate forests of west Guilan in Iran.  Iran National Science Foundation (INSF), Grant No: 97010593. (Key Member). Principal Investigator: Professor Hassan Pourbabaei (Natural Resource Faculty, Guilan University, Iran).

2018- 2019          Linking abiotic and biotic drivers of aboveground biomass productivity across forest strata in tropical forests of Hainan Island, Southern China. China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Grant No: 2018M643117. (Principal Investigator). School of Life Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou.

2018-                  Functional response of abundance distribution in forest tree species along a rainfall gradient in the sea-land transition area in eastern  Zhejiang Province. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No: 31770467. (Member). Principal Investigator: Professor En-Rong Yan (School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai).